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April 7, 2008 ― Prices Surge For Imports, Steel, Copper, Oil, Gas

April 16, 2008
While Reed says starts fall, retailers retrench
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April 4, 2008 ― Construction, A/E jobs Slide

April 4, 2008
Contractors see weaker conditions as steel jumps yet again.
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April 1, 2008 ― Construction Spending Slips Overall, Nonres Has Small Gain

April 1, 2008
Construction spending slipped 0.3 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.12 billion.
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March 21, 2008 ― Construction Costs Outrun Overall PPI

March 21, 2008
Steel hikes proliferate; McGraw-Hill starts rise.
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March 14, 2008 ― CPI Flat, But Construction Input Prices Soar

March 14, 2008
Several commodities used in construction continue to rise rapidly in price, including diesel fuel, natural gas, copper and steel.
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March 7, 2008 ― Construction Jobs, Spending, Starts, etc. Slip; Beige Report Hints At Nonres Again

March 7, 2008
Nonfarm payroll employment fell 63,000 in February (seasonally adjusted), resulting in a 12-month increase of only 0.6%, the weakest growth in four years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported.
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Feb. 27, 2008 ― Construction PPIs Jump

February 27, 2008
McGraw-Hill starts increase but other signs weaken.
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Feb. 18, 2008 ― Government Sees Future For Plants, Data Centers, Hotels, Warehouses, Stores

February 18, 2008
Manufacturing capacity is estimated to increase 2.1% in 2008.
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