Articles by Ken Simonson

Feb. 8, 2008 ― Nonres Starts Skid; Metals Jump

‘Stimulus’ passes but construction funds are tight.
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Feb.1, 2008 ― Construction Spending, Jobs Fall

Nonresidential is flat in latest month, but up for year.
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Jan. 15, 2008 ― Cost Escalation Reports Spread; Renewal Energy Advances

One contributor to rising construction costs is diesel fuel.
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Jan. 4, 2008 ― Job Growth Slows Overall

Nonresidential jobs appear to flatten but spending soars.
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Dec. 27, 2007 ― Population, Revenues, Construction Job Growth Slow In Once-Hot States

The U.S. population rate was little changed from 2006, but several fast-growing states slowed.
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Dec. 11, 2007 ― Fed Cuts Rates; Job Gains Slow

“The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to lower its target for the federal funds rate 25 basis points to 4-1/4%,” the Federal Reserve has reported.
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Dec. 5, 2007 ― Construction Spending Drops In October But Nonres Rises

Construction spending in October, at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.158 trillion, fell 0.8 percent from September and 0.6 percent from October 2006, according to the Census Bureau.
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Nov. 28, 2007 ― Beige Book, Housing, Jobs Reports Show Large Variation By Region

Reports from the 12 Federal Reserve Districts suggest that the national economy continued to expand during the survey period of October through mid-November but at a reduced pace compared with the previous survey period.
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Nov. 20, 2007 ― Housing, Retail, Factory Construction Indicators Slip

PPIs and state jobs news were mixed.
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Nov. 12, 2007 ― Starts Drop In October; Wind, Ethanol Projects May Stall; Banks Get Pickier

New construction starts turned down in October, as tabulated today by Reed Construction Data.
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