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Stimulus helping industry, AGC economist says

By Joe Yovino Spending from the Federal government’s stimulus program is helping the construction industry, albeit slower than many expected. That’s according to Ken Simonson, chief economist of the Associated General Contractors of America. Simonson spoke Thursday during an industrywide ...

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GOP candidates take on transportation spending (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Wisconsin’s Republican gubernatorial candidates are blasting Gov. Jim Doyle and the state Legislature for failing to fix the state’s transportation spending problems. Both candidates — Mark Neumann and Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker — also share the ...

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Incomes and spending post solid gains in November (8:43 a.m. 12/23/09)

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Personal incomes rose in November at the fastest pace in six months while spending posted a second straight increase, raising hopes that that the recovery from the nation’s deep recession might ...

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