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U.S. economy grew at 3.2% pace in Q4 on broad base of gains

AGC SmartBrief - January 31, 2014 - 9:46am
With a lift from a 3.3% increase in household spending, the U.S. economy grew at a 3.2% annual rate in the fourth quarter.  -More
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U.S. banks relaxing lending standards, report says

AGC SmartBrief - January 31, 2014 - 9:46am
America's biggest banks are beginning to ease rules for loaning to businesses and consumers, potentially improving the econom -More
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ORNL develops solar-panel coating that cleans itself

AGC SmartBrief - January 31, 2014 - 9:46am
Solar panels can lose 50% of their reflectivity in only a few days because of the dust that collects on them.  -More
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Mich. students to apply construction skills in Habitat project

AGC SmartBrief - January 31, 2014 - 9:46am
The Academy of Design and Construction in Grand Rapids, Mich., had partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County for a p -More
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Legalization process is part of House GOP immigration guideline

AGC SmartBrief - January 31, 2014 - 9:46am
House Republicans' principles for immigration reform includes a plan that would provide legal status for people who entered t -More
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Congress should heed president's call for swift action on long-term transportation, water resources bills

AGC SmartBrief - January 31, 2014 - 9:46am
The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E.  -More
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A better way to contract

AGC SmartBrief - January 31, 2014 - 9:46am
ConsensusDocs offers more than 100 contract documents that align all of the project participants with the project.  -More
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A bee is never as busy as it seems; it's just that it can't buzz any slower.

AGC SmartBrief - January 31, 2014 - 9:46am
Kin Hubbard, American humorist -More
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$1.1B stalled steel-plant project in Ark. is back on track

AGC SmartBrief - January 29, 2014 - 10:05am
The $1.1 billion Big River Steel plant project in Osceola, Ark., will move forward to its construction phase after the Arkans -More
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Nat-gas-plant project in Ohio could create up to 400 construction jobs

AGC SmartBrief - January 29, 2014 - 10:05am
The Middletown Energy Center is a $500 million project to build a natural gas-fired power plant in Ohio.  -More
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Renderings for $200M Citrus Bowl renovation project in Fla. released

AGC SmartBrief - January 29, 2014 - 10:05am
The Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., is getting a $200 million-plus makeover.  -More
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TBM Bertha advances 2 feet; concerns over progress, cost are raised

AGC SmartBrief - January 29, 2014 - 10:05am
Bertha, the tunnel-boring machine that has been stuck underground in Seattle, has advanced two feet -- the first movement of  -More
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Construction employment rises in 34 states in the past 12 months

AGC SmartBrief - January 29, 2014 - 10:05am
Between December 2012 and December 2013, construction firms in 34 states added employees, according to the Associated General -More
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Economist sees U.S. economic gains flattening

AGC SmartBrief - January 29, 2014 - 10:05am
Upbeat economic numbers in the U.S.  -More
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London builds its highest residential skyscraper on revitalized brownfield

AGC SmartBrief - January 29, 2014 - 10:05am
Construction on London's tallest residential building is done.  -More
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LEED V4 is "evolutionary," rewards team approach

AGC SmartBrief - January 29, 2014 - 10:05am
Adam Fransen, program manager of CBRE's Sustainability Programs Group, recently spoke in Minneapolis about LEED v4, saying th -More
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Transport, water bills must be approved by summer, Obama says

AGC SmartBrief - January 29, 2014 - 10:05am
President Barack Obama suggested in his State of the Union address on Tuesday a few ways to move forward on tax reform.  -More
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