Construction And Engineering

China first home-built aircraft carrier completes sea trials

May 18, 2018

China says its first entirely home-built aircraft carrier has successfully completed five days of sea trials

Study says China-backed dam in Cambodia would destroy Mekong

May 18, 2018

A study says a Chinese-backed plan for Cambodia to build the Mekong River's biggest dam would destroy fisheries that feed millions and worsen tensions with Vietnam, the downstream country with most to lose from dams on the waterway

Trump reversal of mining pollution rule challenged in court

May 16, 2018

Environmental groups are challenging the Trump administration's rejection of an Obama-era rule that would have required companies to prove they have the financial wherewithal to clean up mining pollution

Canada says it will cover losses in bid to get pipeline done

May 16, 2018

Canada's finance minister says the federal government will cover any losses a pipeline builder might suffer if British Colombia's provincial government continues to obstruct the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

US home building slides 3.7 percent in April

May 16, 2018

US home building slides 3.7 percent in April on drop in apartment construction

Cold spring hurts Home Depot's 1Q same-store sales growth

May 15, 2018

Home Depot reported slower than expected sales growth for the first quarter, as colder-than-usual spring weather hurt sales of fertilizer, live plants and other gardening-related items.

Builder optimisms bounces in May after 4 month slide

May 15, 2018

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident about their sales prospects, reflecting strong demand for newly built homes at a time when listings for existing properties are sharply lower in many markets

Odebrecht, nucleus of mega-graft scandal, tries to go clean

May 13, 2018

Odebrecht, which became one of Latin America's most powerful companies in part due to bribes, is trying to clean up its act

Deal could restart stalled NYC Ferris wheel tourism project

May 13, 2018

Developers of a 630-foot Ferris wheel overlooking New York Harbor have four months to restart the tourism project or cancel it under an agreement submitted to bankruptcy court

Elon Musk says LA-area test tunnel almost complete

May 11, 2018

Billionaire Elon Musk says he's almost completed a tunnel under a Los Angeles suburb to test a transportation system that would scoot commuters underground on electric sleds

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