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22 min ago | Malaysian National News Agency

CIPAA Will Bring Positive Changes To Construction Industry, Says MBAM

KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 -- The establishment of the Specialised Construction Court and the implementation of the Construction Industry payment and Adjudication Act will bring positive changes to the construction industry.

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Related Topix: Malaysia, World News,

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Scarce land could blunt recovery for U.S. homebuilders

A resurgent U.S. housing market has created an unforeseen land shortage that could take the shine off an otherwise promising year for homebuilders.

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Related Topix: Home Building, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Horton D R, Toll Brothers, Ansonia, CT

CTV

The corporate logo of Walter Energy Inc.

Walter Energy said it expects to incur severance charges of approximately $7 million in the second quarter of 2014 in connection with the idling of the mines in northeastern B.C. The company said it will immediately idle the Wolverine mine, with about 415 employees.

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Related Topix: Industrial Machines, Metals, Walter Industries

Long Island Business News

New owners offer buyouts to Pittsburgh Heinz staff

The new owners of H.J. Heinz Co. have offered buyouts to all workers in Pittsburgh, where the ketchup-and-food giant has been based for decades, but insist the offer doesn't signal a plan to move the company's headquarters.

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Related Topix: Food, Heinz H J, Business Wire, Berkshire Hathaway , Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services

The Beaumont Enterprise

US stocks are mixed in afternoon trading

Major U.S. stock indexes were mixed in afternoon trading Tuesday after an early gain faded.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Hovnanian Enterprises, Beverages, Coca-Cola Bottling Co.

Slate Magazine

Everybody Hates Surge Pricing

Washington, D.C., might be taking a controversial page from Uber's book. Last week two D.C. Council members introduced legislation that would allow the city's Taxicab Commission to adjust fares based on demand , in a model known as "surge pricing," for passengers booking rides through an app .

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Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel, Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services

KRCG-TV Jefferson City

Design firm picked for Missouri mental health facility

The hospital is the state's only maximum-security psychiatric facility and is the oldest public mental health facility west of the Mississippi River.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Architecture

Whittier Daily News

Federal pay lanes report will come before Metro board April 24; cost overruns cited

A long-anticipated federal report on the viability of two pilot ExpressLanes projects on the 110 and 10 freeways will come before the Metropolitan Transportation Authority governing board April 24, according to Metro spokesman Rick Jager.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Railroads, TechTeam Global, Jacobs Engineering Group, Pasadena, CA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

SFGate

Three Charts Show How Healthcare Costs Have Exploded Since 1960

Most people know that the costs of healthcare in the United States are high. But an infographic from The Advisory Board Company illustrates that it hasn't always been this way.

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Related Topix: American Buildings, The Advisory Board Company, Business News

News 4 Jax

Lawsuit: Mill pollutes Altamaha River

An environmental group is suing Rayonier Inc., alleging that its factory in southeast Georgia is discharging millions of gallons of waste that darken the Altamaha River and make it smell miles downstream.

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Related Topix: Rayonier, Georgia, Georgia Government

Swindon Business News

Construction group Beard bucks trend as it builds strong financial results

Regional construction group Beard, which has a major office in Swindon, has continued to outperform the recession-hit building sector with double-digit increases in annual profits and revenues.

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Detroit Free Press

How Warren Buffett lost $1 billion in one stock

With the first quarter of 2014 officially closed, one stock in the portfolio of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sunk the value by $1 billion.

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Related Topix: Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

5 PLC GBP 1,382,900,000.00 MATURING: 13-Jul-2066 ISIN: XS0438520438 PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE INTEREST RATE FOR THE PERIOD 14-Apr-2014 TO 13-May... )--Re: Province Of Quebec CAD 200000000 MATURING: 11-Oct-2016 ISIN: XS0270863060 PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE INTEREST RATE FOR THE PERIOD 11-Apr-2014 TO 11-Jul-2014 HAS BEEN ... )--Red Hat updates JBoss ... (more)

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Related Topix: Energy, Oil & Gas, Gulf Island Fabrication

The News Journal

Adapting to changes in construction industry program

"The PTAC of Delaware has designed this all-day networking event to help maximize your time by bringing together small and large businesses within the construction industry," an event announcement reads.

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MLive.com

'Midtown Men' musical, formed by original Jersey Boys cast, coming to Flint

On Saturday, May 10, "The Midtown Men," a production of four stars from the original cast of the award-winning "Jersey Boys" musical, will perform at 8 p.m. at The Whiting.

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Related Topix: Flint, MI, WhitingTurner Contracting, Oldies, The Four Seasons, Entertainment

Malaysian National News Agency

The First Two Construction Courts in Malaysia Launched By Chief Justice

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 -- The first two Construction Courts in Malaysia, respectively in Kuala Lumpur and Shah Alam was launched today by the Chief Justice of Malaysia, Tun Arifin Zakaria.

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Related Topix: Malaysia, World News,

RTE.ie

Construction industry expanded in March

The construction industry expanded last month at the fastest pace since January 2006, according to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers' Index.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Church member speaks at Little Falls Kiwanis Club meetingChurch...

Church member speaks at Little Falls Kiwanis Club meeting on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/citizen-times/2014/04/13/church-member-speaks-little-falls-kiwanis-club-meeting/7688821/ Mark Whittington, a member of Faith Lutheran Church, was a recent guest speaker at the Thursday noontime Little Falls Kiwanis Club.

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Related Topix: Tractor Supply, Retail

Forbes.com

Fastenal--A Big Long-term Winner Under The Investor Radar

Momentum investors busy chasing after high-flying Internet and biotechnology stocks have probably missed Fastenal Company, a wholesaler and retailer of industrial and construction materials like screws, bolts, and fasteners in the US and overseas.

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Related Topix: Retail, Fastenal, Financial Markets

Contract

SOM Selected for New Academic Facility at Barnard College

Barnard College has chosen Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to design a new teaching and learning facility on its Manhattan campus.

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Related Topix: Barnard College, Architecture, Skidmore Owings and Merrill

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