Construction And Engineering

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

2 workers rescued after scaffold breaks windows at NYC tower

May 11, 2018

Authorities say two workers were rescued after a scaffold platform started swinging in the wind and shattered windows on a luxury high-rise more than 40 stories above lower Manhattan.

Puerto Rico stocks food, water, radios as storm season nears

May 10, 2018

U.S. and Puerto Rico officials are stockpiling radios, food, water and generators and demanding emergency training to prepare the island for dealing with any catastrophic storm as the Atlantic hurricane season approaches

At least 44 killed as dam bursts in Kenya, officials say

May 10, 2018

At least 44 killed as dam bursts in Kenya, with another 40 still missing; hundreds flee

Quenching a thirst? Investing in water-related funds

May 10, 2018

Funds that invest in water-related infrastructure, utilities and technology can offer a way to capitalize on the growth in demand for clean water

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