By TALI ARBEL AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Hopes for the fledgling economic recovery got a boost Monday from better-than-expected news on manufacturing, construction and contracts to buy homes. U.S. manufacturing activity grew in October at the fastest ...Read More »
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction spending in September posted a better-than-expected performance, powered by the largest jump in housing construction in more than six years. The advance spurred hope that the battered housing sector is ...Read More »
OSHA reports • Affordable Quality and Excellence, Wauwatosa, reached a formal settlement with OSHA on March 30 to pay a $2,000 scaffolding-training citation, a $1,400 general-safety-and-health-provisions citation and 10 scaffolding citations, totaling $17,000. The company was issued the citations July ...
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Alan Zibel AP Real Estate Writer Washington — Construction of single-family homes rose 1.7 percent in July, the fifth-straight monthly increase as builders poured foundations at the fastest pace since last October, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. While single-family home ...Read More »
Sean Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org There’s money to be made renovating cheap, foreclosed homes in Milwaukee, but hard-to-get loans are keeping contractors out of the market. “It’s a great idea to buy foreclosures, rehab them and hold onto them until the market ...Read More »
Christopher S. Rugaber AP Economics Writer Washington — The number of newly laid-off workers seeking jobless benefits rose last week, though the government reported the figures are distorted by the timing of auto plant shutdowns. Unemployment insurance claims have declined ...Read More »
Ben Evans AP Writer Washington — The government could end up repeating mistakes seen after Hurricane Katrina without a better plan for housing people after a catastrophe, the Homeland Security Department’s internal watchdog told lawmakers Wednesday. Richard Skinner, DHS’s inspector ...Read More »