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  • July construction spending rises 0.6%, led by housing and hotels

    July construction spending rises 0.6%, led by housing and hotels
    U.S. construction spending in July rose 0.6% from the month before, reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $900.8 billion. That's the best performance since June 2009, the government said Tuesday. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that...
  • Harbor Point safety to get another airing

    Harbor Point safety to get another airing
    The developer planning to build an office tower at Harbor Point agreed Wednesday night to hold another public meeting on the controversial project after Fells Point residents who showed up for an open house there demanded a more formal discussion of the...
  • Chromium taints groundwater beyond Harbor Point

    Chromium taints groundwater beyond Harbor Point
    Even as some Fells Point residents worry that building over a capped toxic site at Harbor Point could endanger their health, records show elevated levels of cancer-causing chromium in groundwater just beyond the area targeted for an upscale development....
  • Part of UIC evacuated after gas leak

    Part of UIC evacuated after gas leak
    A gas leak caused by a construction company hitting a gas main caused the evacuation of nearby parts of the University of Illinois at Chicago for about half an hour this morning, officials said. A construction company hit a natural gas main at 900 W....
  • Construction industry expects big boost from Annapolis spending measures

    Construction industry expects big boost from Annapolis spending measures
    For Maryland's building industry, the good times may be coming back. The construction sector, which has been in the tank for the better part of five years, is on the verge of receiving a sizable infusion of money from recent decisions in Annapolis....
  • Construction adds jobs as housing recovers, but gains are uneven

    Construction adds jobs as housing recovers, but gains are uneven
    Driven by demand in multi-unit housing, construction employment rose in 152 metro areas since March 2012, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics by the Associated General Contractors Assn. But the employment gains have been uneven. The...
  • Casino license competitors have strengths, weaknesses

    Casino license competitors have strengths, weaknesses
    Although Maryland has handed out five casino operating licenses, the state is entering uncharted territory with the allocation of its sixth. For the first time, there's real competition. Three serious operators submitted bids to run a casino in Prince...
  • $1 billion for new city schools: From non-starter to law

    $1 billion for new city schools: From non-starter to law
    Baltimore schools chief Andrés Alonso went to Annapolis last year seeking approval for a bold $2 billion plan to replace many of the city system's crumbling buildings. The idea didn't even make it out of committee. Prospects still looked bleak in...
  • Troubled Dolton senior center a burden on taxpayers

     Troubled Dolton senior center a burden on taxpayers
    The Dorchester Senior Center in the south suburbs has a steady stream of visitors: attentive relatives, busy repairmen and, lately, inquisitive federal investigators. The five-story, village-owned building that looks out over a dreary interstate has...
  • Santa Monica plane crash: Construction firm mourns loss of CEO, son

    Santa Monica plane crash: Construction firm mourns loss of CEO, son
    A Southern California-based construction company is mourning the loss of its chief executive and his son, a senior project engineer, who were believed to have been killed in a jet crash at Santa Monica Airport on Sunday. In a statement to The Times,...
  • Construction spending rose 0.6% in August

    Construction spending rose 0.6% in August
    Construction spending in August rose to the highest level in more than four years, growing 0.6% over July, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.  Led by private residential building, construction spending rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of...