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US home construction surges to fastest pace since 2007

...builders early in the year and that last quarter's jump pointed to strong pent-up demand.In part, the increased home building reflects a dual nature of the U.S. economy: Hiring has been solid even while overall economic growth has remained...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-19/us-home-construction-surge
US construction spending drops 0.6 percent in March

...WASHINGTON - U.S. construction fell in March as an increase in nonresidential construction was offset by declines in home building and government projects.Construction spending dropped 0.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted $966.6 billion in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-01/us-construction-spending-d
Home building permits increase in Columbia County, decrease in Augusta

...380 permits to 9,279 permits.Records show the city saw a $2,731 surplus in revenue, as fees collected from home building permits continued to hover above $1.3 million."Richmond County could become more attractive, from a pricing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-12/home-building-permits-increa
Home building permits increase in Columbia County, decrease in Augusta

...380 permits to 9,279 permits. Records show the city saw a $2,731 surplus in revenue, as fees collected from home building permits continued to hover above $1.3 million."Richmond County could become more attractive from a pricing standpoint...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-13/home-building-permits-increa
Fed inching toward interest rate increase, economy shows signs of weakness

...manufacturing and consumer spending ? the U.S. economy's main driver ? have been tepid of late. The pace of home building plunged in February. Factory output is slowing as a rising dollar makes U.S. goods costlier overseas and weakens...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-17/fed-inching-toward-interes
Home Depot 4Q tops Street on holiday; OKs $18B buyback

...workers to handle increased traffic over the spring and summer. It hired the same number of workers last year during the home building and improvement season.The company's buyback program announced Tuesday replaces its remaining authorization of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-24/home-depot-4q-tops-street-
US construction spending falls for second month in February

...U.S. construction spending slipped for the second month in February, pulled down by a drop in single-family home building.Construction spending fell 0.1 percent in February after a revised 1.7 percent drop in January, the Commerce...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-01/us-construction-spending-f
US construction spending slips in November

...care and public safety sectors also fell.Private construction spending rose a modest 0.3 percent in November. Home-building climbed 1 percent in November, offsetting the declines in the office, commercial and health care-related construction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-02/us-construction-spending-s
Nonprofit committed to 'Turn Back the Block' in historic Harrisburg

...Harrisburg neighborhood. It was a beautiful fall morning, and I was rejoicing in the visible progress of our latest home-building project. I was thinking of the newfound fortune of Turn Back the Block, thanks to a philanthropic couple who had...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-12-28/nonprofit-commit
US economy poised to propel global growth in 2015 as other nations struggle

...finances are in firmer shape. Job growth is accelerating. Businesses are investing in buildings and software, and home building is expected to pick up.Lower oil prices will help Europe and Japan, and the global economy should expand faster...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-29/us-economy-poised-propel-g