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Aug 3, 2009

New Orleans bridge deaths highlight construction hazards

Garry Boulard New Orleans CityBusiness A recent spate of construction worker deaths on the Huey P. Long Bridge and the Interstate 10 Twin Span near New Orleans underline for Dan […]

Jul 30, 2009

Retirement lures execs as economy wanes

Sean Ryan [email protected] “It was a good run, but the last three years, or six or four or eight, have just been pure hell,” Al Banaszak said. So, in December […]

Jul 29, 2009

Sales suffer for New Orleans ‘GO-Zone’ bonds

Becky Bohrer AP Writer New Orleans — New Orleans got more than $1 billion for tax-free bonds to help spur development after Hurricane Katrina, but it’s finding few takers amid […]

Jul 28, 2009

Stimulus job count depends on spin

Ryan Kost AP Writer Portland, OR — Politicians are straining to convince people the government is stimulating the economy. In Oregon, where lawmakers are spending $176 million to supplement the […]

Jul 24, 2009

Commentary: Necessity: the mother of home improvement

John Kominicki Dolan Media Newswires Long Island, NY – We once went five years without a coffee table because I didn’t like any of the several my wife suggested. Meanwhile […]

Jul 15, 2009

Road officials try to use stimulus cash

George Tibbits AP Writer Seattle — State transportation officials on Tuesday defended their handling of federal stimulus money for road projects against criticism they haven’t moved quickly enough to turn […]

Jul 1, 2009

Chinese surveys show manufacturing expanding

Joe McDonald AP Business Writer Beijing (AP) — China’s manufacturing expanded in June, adding to signs the world’s third-largest economy is rebounding from the collapse in global trade, but few […]

Jul 1, 2009

Construction spending falls more than expected

Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer Washington — Construction spending fell more than expected in May, a sign the problems facing the nation’s builders are far from over. The Commerce Department […]

Jun 24, 2009

China defends curb on exports

Joe MacDonald AP Business Writer Beijing (AP) — China defended its curbs on exports of industrial raw materials against unfair-trade complaints by the U.S. and Europe and announced Wednesday it […]

Jun 22, 2009

German businesses expect improvement

David Rising AP Writer Berlin — Business confidence in Germany, Europe’s largest economy, dropped to a new all-time low in June but expectations for the future continued to improve, a […]

Jun 17, 2009

Beijing issues ‘Buy China’ order

Joe McDonald AP Business Writer Beijing (AP) — China has imposed a requirement for its stimulus projects to use domestically made goods — a move that could strain ties with […]

Jun 16, 2009

Industrial activity dips in May

Jeannine Aversa AP Economics Writer Washington (AP) — Industrial production tumbled a larger-than-expected 1.1 percent in May as the recession crimped demand for a wide range of manufactured goods including […]


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