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March 20, 2015

Economic Watch: Construction Starts up 34% in First Two Months of 2015

Construction starts in the U.S. posted healthy gains in February compared to the month before and the same time in 2014, according to a new report from the construction industry data provider Dodge Data and Analytics.

March 2, 2015

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Growth Continues, Construction Spending Slows

Growth continued in the U.S. manufacturing sector during February, according to two separate reports released Monday, but they showed different trends.

February 23, 2015

Economic Watch: Existing Home Sales Fall, Total Construction Rises

Existing-home sales in the U.S. declined in January to their lowest rate in nine months, but the pace was higher than a year ago for the fourth straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors.

February 2, 2015

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending, Manufacturing Drop; Construction Rises

Consumer spending during December posted its biggest drop since September 2009, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report on Monday.

January 5, 2015

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Slows, Construction Spending Slips

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the 19th consecutive month, but it was the slowest pace in six months, according to the nation’s supply executives.

November 25, 2014

Economic Watch: GDP Up; Construction Starts, Consumer Confidence Down

UPDATED -- The health of the American economy was much stronger in the third quarter of the year than initially thought, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

October 6, 2014

Economic Watch: Unemployment Falls; Manufacturing, Construction Slows

Both the trucking industry and the overall economy added jobs in September, pushing the unemployment rate down below 6% for the first time since July 2008 and hitting its lowest level in six years.

September 2, 2014

Economic Watch: Manufacturing, Construction at Highest Level in Years

U.S. Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive month, hitting its highest level since March 2011, according to the nation's supply executives.

June 4, 2014

Economic Watch: April Factory Orders, Construction Spending Rise

New orders for manufactured goods were up for the third consecutive month in April, rising 0.7% to $499.8 billion. April was at the highest level since the series was first published on a NAICS basis in 1992 and followed a 1.5 percent March increase.

April 1, 2014

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Expands, Construction Flat

Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 10th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 58th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

March 21, 2014

Economic Watch: New Construction Down Slightly

After the strong finish to last year, the construction start statistics have shown lackluster activity during the first two months of 2014, totaling an annual rate $486.7 billion last month.

March 3, 2014

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending and Other Indicators Rise

UPDATED -- Consumers opened their wallets a little more in January than they did in December, according to new figures from the U.S. Commerce Department.

February 3, 2014

Economic Watch: January Manufacturing Slows, 2013 Construction Explodes

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the eighth consecutive month, but retreated from levels seen in December, say the nation's supply executives.

January 2, 2014

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Continues Expansion, Construction and Consumer Confidence Jump

Economic activity in the nation’s manufacturing sector expanded in December for the seventh consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 55th consecutive month, according to a new report from the nation’s purchasing managers.

December 2, 2013

Economic Watch: Newest Measures Generally Positive

UPDATED -- Total construction spending in the United States hit a four and half year high in October, according to U.S. Commerce Department report released on Monday.

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