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Builders rally for highway money

By Sean Ryan The federal government will hemorrhage $11.1 billion in 2010 highway money if Congress doesn’t pass a bill by Sunday to temporarily plug the leak. Wisconsin has $200.7 million at stake in the Congressional debate over jobs bills ...

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Congressional candidates emerge from industry

By Paul Snyder Construction and development experience does not guarantee industry support for two Wisconsin congressional candidates. “It’s always a tremendous opportunity to have a member of your industry running for office because they’re people who actually know the business,” ...

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Homebuilder sentiment index dips to lowest level since June

By ALEX VEIGA AP Real Estate Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even a holiday gift from Uncle Sam couldn’t brighten the homebuilders’ outlook in December. The National Association of Home Builders said Tuesday its housing market index fell by one ...

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UN: 2000-2009 likely warmest decade on record (6:46 a.m. 12/8/09)

By CHARLES J. HANLEY AP Special Correspondent COPENHAGEN (AP) — This decade is very likely to be the warmest since record keeping began in 1850, and 2009 could rank among the top-five warmest years, the U.N. weather agency reported Tuesday ...

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EPA: Greenhouse gases endanger human health (1:57 p.m. 12/7/09)

By DINA CAPPIELLO and H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency took a major step Monday toward regulating greenhouses gases, concluding that climate changing pollution threatens the public health and the environment. The announcement ...

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