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It's shaping up to be a good year for the U.S. construction industry, which is seeing its highest employment rate in nearly five years and its steepest spending increase since 2006, the Associated General Contractors of America says.
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That is why the announcement last week that the Manitowoc Company would move production of its popular Indigo ice machines to a plant in Mexico produced a "here we go again" reaction from many in the area.
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There's something to be said for a steady hand at the tiller. Few investors would be encouraged by a company that replaces CEOs like it's changing its coffee filters, so the consistency and experience of a long-tenured executive often look like a great positive when you're digging for long-term value.
Warren Buffett 's Berkshire Hathaway Inc has urged shareholders to vote against a proposal that it consider spending some of its $48.2 billion of cash on a "meaningful" dividend.
The latest meeting of the manufacturing cluster of the Lakeshore Industry Cluster Initiative was held last week at Formrite Companies on the same day the Manitowoc Company announced it would be shifting 150 ice machine production jobs to Monterrey, Mexico by the end of 2015.
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's stock had its "buy" rating reaffirmed by stock analysts at Citigroup Inc. in a report issued on Friday, Stock Ratings News reports.
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American philanthropist Howard G. Buffett donated $24 million to South Africa's national parks service on Friday to fund a high-tech campaign against rhino poaching which he compared to the United States' war on drugs on its southern border.
Across the U.S. construction contractors say they feel optimistic about their industry, a recent survey by the Associated General Contractors of America shows.
President Barack Obama spoke to a crowd of about 2,000 people regarding innovation, jobs and the economy at N.C. State University in Raleigh on Jan. 15. A manufacturing center at N.C. State University initiated by President Barack Obama is turning out to be a tougher-than-expected project.
Warren Buffett's compensation from Berkshire Hathaway Inc. rose 15 percent last year to $485,606, although the billionaire's salary remained $100,000.
Thornton Tomasetti, New York, has promoted Gemini Nazareno to vice president. Nazareno has more than 25 years of experience in plumbing and fire suppression/protection engineering and is a member of the firm's mechanical, electrical and plumbing team.
Builders in key areas were battered by the cold weather in the first months of 2014, but investors should look past the effects and at the bigger picture, says Sterne Agee analyst Jay McCanless.