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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    San Francisco construction site fire may have been sparked by welders

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:15pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in San Francisco San Francisco fire investigators were looking into whether welding work was to blame for a huge blaze that tore through an apartment building construction site, threatening nearby buildings, prompting evacuations and forcing officials to call in about half the city's on-duty firefighters to prevent its spread. As fire crews doused hotspots ...

  2. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US housing industry shows signs of warming up after brutal winter

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Reuters

    ... compared with a year ago, Gordon said. "Yes, construction was hit real hard because of the weather, but from a sales standpoint, we've been encouraged," he said. "The vibe ... undercut demand are disappearing. Aside from the poor weather dampening construction and keeping homebuyers indoors, the 16-day government shutdown in autumn last year also may have weighed ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    First 'fiscal cliff' meeting called constructive

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Session between Obama, congressional leaders on tax, spending deal called 'constructive' Hope seen after first 'fiscal cliff' talks The first ... House Speaker John Boehner and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney both described Friday's meeting as "constructive". The meeting at the White House featured the same leaders ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Desperate search in Washington state for scores missing after deadly mudslide

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 11:28pm by AP

    ... were trying to cross off reports that likely described the same person. The list included construction workers who were working in the area and people just driving by. Authorities also ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Skydivers arrested over jump from New York's World Trade Centre

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:42pm by AP

    ... which is supposed to be one of the most tightly protected in the US. The skyscraper, still under construction, crowns the rebuilt World Trade Centre, a project steeped in security concerns. ...

  6. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Pending sales of pre-owned US homes disappoint with 0.1 per cent rise

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 05:16am by Bloomberg

    ... to sustain the housing recovery. Home construction fell last month amid harsh winter weather, which combined with a lack of supply, strict lending rules and waning affordability to also reduce ... fell 5.1 per cent to a 4.62 million annual rate last month, the fewest since July 2012, the realtors group reported. Home construction fell 16 per cent to an 880,000 annualised rate in January, ...

  7. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Sales of US homes cool along with the weather

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:24am by Bloomberg

    ... and residential construction that will help overcome the hurdles of too few properties and rising prices. These issues are particularly acute for first-time buyers, who last month made up the smallest ... data so far in 2014 was probably due to bad weather. Builders have felt the sting of colder conditions. The pace of home construction fell 16 per cent to an 880,000 annualised rate last month, ...

  8. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US homeowners look to peak spring season to claw back equity lost in 2007 crash

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 04:29am by Bloomberg

    ... crash- the worst since the 1930s. While new-home construction at a third of its 2006 peak will keep inventory tight, the supply increase is poised to dampen price gains while higher mortgage ...

  9. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Manhattan flat sales rise on fears of mortgage rate and price increases

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 05:35am by BLOOM

    ... in newly constructed developments, to US$1.73 million. Properties built and completed since the recession tended to have larger units and were tailored to luxury buyers, which accounted for some ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Quake fault concerns plague building of Millennium towers in Los Angeles

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:30am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Los Angeles Construction of Millennium towers suspended pending outcome of lawsuit amid safety worries Quake fears plague LA building work The proposed Millennium ... with constructing new buildings and protecting old ones in a region crisscrossed with dozens of earthquake faults. The Millennium towers project was suspended this autumn, before ground was broken, pending ...




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