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The "value of new construction starts in April fell 15% [at] a seasonally adjusted annual rate, pulling back following the 16% hike that was reported in March," Dodge Data & Analytics reported on Wednesday. 
Ken Simonson's picture
May 24, 2019
Kollaer explains in detail why saving a buck or two at the expense of your employees might not be the best business decision.
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May 23, 2019
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose from April 2018 to April 2019 in 43 states and declined in seven states and the District of Columbia, an AGC analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released on Friday showed.
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May 22, 2019
Pat Kiley writes about the latest leading indicators and industry issues for Houston-area clients of FMI.
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May 21, 2019
Cities and Counties in Texas will still be able to tell private employers that they must provide paid sick leave, something Republicans in the Legislature failed to rein in this...
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May 20, 2019
Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston, an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, along with its educational...
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May 17, 2019
The forthcoming Annual Construction Business Report will give contractors the opportunity to compare their operations against their industry peers and read key insights and commentary on best practices for successful construction businesses headed into 2020.
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May 16, 2019
Prior to what turned out to be a disappointing IPO for investors, ridesharing giant Uber Technologies told the federal government that it was moving to settle thousands...
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May 15, 2019
Business leaders attended a program to learn about and discuss the future of workforce and immigration in greater Houston and Montgomery County in The Woodlands recently. Data presented by experts revealed the critical and complementary role that immigrants play in the local workforce, and business executives in attendance echoed the case made by a Rational Middle of Immigration video for improving the H1-B visa system to increase Texas’ and the US’ economic competitiveness.
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May 14, 2019
Contractors appear to be closing the gap between rising input costs and bid prices, based on the latest Producer Price indexes (PPIs). The PPI for new nonresidential building construction—a measure of the price that contractors say they would charge to build a fixed set of buildings—increased 1.4% in April from March and 5.6% year-over-year (y/y) from April 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Thursday.
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May 13, 2019