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17 min ago | Peninsula Clarion

Agrium now included in refinery tax credit bill pending in Juneau

A bill extending state tax credits to oil refineries in the state has been expanded to include the Agrium Corp. fertilizer plant in Nikiski.

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Related Topix: Juneau, AK, Tesoro, Nikiski, AK, Fairbanks, AK, North Pole, AK, Valdez, AK

4 hrs ago | Finance and Commerce

Minnesota's construction industry adds 2,700 jobs in March

Unusually severe March weather didn't stop Minnesota's construction industry from rallying and expanding the job gains over the past year, according to Department of Employment and Economic Development data released Thursday.

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8 hrs ago | West Sussex Today

What do you think of plans to demolish office block to build retirement flats?

A prominent Horsham office block could be demolished to make way for retirement living apartments under proposals put forward this week.

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Related Topix: West Sussex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, McCarthy and Stone

12 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

Inside the GCC's booming construction industry

More than $40 billion worth of new contracts were awarded in the GCC during the first quarter of 2014 alone The projects markets of the Middle East are set to enjoy a record-breaking year in 2014 with more than $40 billion worth of new contracts awarded in the GCC alone in the first quarter , a report said.

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Related Topix: Qatar, Middle East, World News

Wed Apr 16, 2014

PaintSquare

Contractors Act to Avert Labor Pinch

A new plan aims to combat a shortage of skilled construction workers by pushing legislative and regulatory reforms that would make it easier to establish career and technical training programs.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform

Northern Michigan News

Sales of homes for more than $10 million increase

Connecticut's Gold Coast is living up to its name, with a record $120 million sale of a waterfront estate in Greenwich leading an increase in sales of homes for more than $10 million.

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Related Topix: Business Wire, Berkshire Hathaway , Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services

WKXW-FM Trenton

Construction Trade Looks for Work, and Workers [AUDIO]

The construction industry continues to face worker shortages in some parts of the country, even as the economy heats up.

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This is The West Country

Work set to start on retirement homes at old Admiral Nelson pub site

WORK is to start soon on a new block of retirement homes which are to be built on the site of the Admiral Nelson pub next to Falmouth Docks .

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Related Topix: McCarthy and Stone, Marketing

Business Journal

Construction company getting ready for Fix 50 project

Some work is done on an overpass at X street between 24th and 25th streets, ahead of the big Fix 50 project.

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Related Topix: C C Myers

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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