May 14, 2013 Housing seems to be in recovery mode in places like Phoenix, Arizona. But it may be tough for homebuilders to lure back construction workers.
May 13, 2013 A competition for the construction industry.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Apr 22, 2013 Caterpillar reported disappointing earnings this morning. The heavy-equipment maker announced its profits are down 45 percent and also cut its forecast for the rest of the year.
Mar 22, 2013 As the housing market recovers, prices for some construction and building materials reach pre-bust highs
Feb 26, 2013 Despite a 46 percent jump in softwood lumber prices, many timber companies are wary to head into the forests.
Feb 14, 2013 Many school districts around the country are making use of capital appreciation bonds, long-term bonds that can put them into debt for far more than they initially borrowed.
Dec 27, 2012 Many of the new homes being sold now were planned years ago. Finally demand has returned, in part because first-time buyers are being outbid by investors for bargain foreclosure sales.
Dec 4, 2012 How long will you wait for an elevator before becoming frustrated? Elevator expert Theresa Christy says 20 seconds is the industry standard.
Oct 31, 2012 As stricken homeowners dig out, home-improvement sales should see a boost.