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Construction contracts flat in April; home sales rise

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New construction contracts, seasonally adjusted, were essentially unchanged from March to April, McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge reported .
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CONSTRUCTION NEWS:<br>Current Construction Data, Indicators for Near Term Tell Tale of Two Industries, AGC Economist Says

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"Numerous reports today tell a tale of two industries-housing and nonresidential construction-heading in opposite directions," said Kenneth D. Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America.
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April industrial production, retail sales, housing starts slip; permits rise

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Housing starts slid 7 percent, seasonally adjusted, from March to April but remained 3 percent higher than in April 2002, the government reported recently.
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Tax bill passes; rate cuts, depreciation, state grants may aid construction

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Congress recently passed the "Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003," which contains immediate reductions in individual tax rates, depreciation, dividends and capital gains, and also sends $10 billion to states and local governments.
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Buoyant Housing Market Keeps Construction Afloat

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"A remarkably buoyant residential market kept construction afloat again in March," said Kenneth D. Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America
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March Employment Dives Overall But Construction Rises

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February's job loss was revised upward from an already huge 308,000 to 357,000.
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Cross-Cutting Trends Are Apparent, AGC Economist Says

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Construction Put in Place Nearly Matches Prior Month and Year-Ago Levels
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March 17th: PPI jumps again but not for construction.

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PPI jumps again but not for construction.
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NEW! The Federal Reserve's 'Beige Book' Summary

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Summary plus Real Estate and Construction-Related Excerpts from the Fed's Jan. 15 "Beige Book"
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Monday, March 3rd<br>Value Of Construction Put In Place Hits Record

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January's "value of construction put in place" jumped to a record seasonally adjusted annual rate of $878 billion.
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