• US construction spending down 0.1% in October

    9 days ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - Spending on U.S. construction projections fell 0.1% in October, the third consecutive monthly decline, as weakness in home building and non-residential construction offset a rebound in government projects.
    The October decline matched a similar 0.1% drop in September and followed a 0.4% fall in August, the Commerce Department reported Monday. Construction has been weak since peaking in May with declines in four of the five months since that time, reflecting in large part the challenging facing home builders.
    Home builders have struggled all year with rising costs for lumber...
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  • Construction Spending decreased slightly in October

    Construction Spending decreased slightly in October

    9 days ago - By Calculated Risk

    From the Census Bureau reported that overall construction spending decreased slightly in October:
    Construction spending during October 2018 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,308.8 billion, 0.1 percent below the revised September estimate of $1,310.8 billion. The October figure is 4.9 percent above the October 2017 estimate of $1,247.5 billion. Private spending decreased and public spending increased:
    Spending on private construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $998.7 billion, 0.4 percent below the revised September estimate of $1,003.0 billion....
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  • U.S. construction spending slows, factory growth readings mixed

    9 days ago - By Reuters

    U.S. construction spending fell for a third straight month, government data showed on Monday, while private-sector figures showed an uptick in manufacturing order growth but offered a mixed view on overall factory activity.
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  • US construction spending falls for third straight month in October, slipping 0.1%

    9 days ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - US construction spending falls for third straight month in October, slipping 0.1%.
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