Current News

Economic News
2/05/2016 – January 2016 Unemployment Numbers Mixed Bag


Economic News
2/02/2016 – GDP Falls Below One Percent Again At 0.7 Percent in Fourth Quarter 2015


Economic News
2/01/16 - Construction Spending for December 2015 Flat, But for the Year Notches a 10.5 Percent Gain


Economic News
1/08/16 - December ’15 Unemployment Numbers Show Improvement as Year Ends


Legislative/Regulatory News

1/07/16 - Business Community Scores Early Success to Rein-In Federal Government Regulations


Economic News
1/04/16 - November 2015 Construction Spending at $1,122.5 Billion Annual Rate


Legislative News

12/18/15 - ATRA Releases Latest “Round-Up” of State Tort Reform Enactments  [RESOURCE]


Regulatory News

12/18/15 - Senate Committee Reports on the Need for Regulatory Reform (including CIRT’s Views)


Economic News

12/15/15 - November ’15 Unemployment Numbers Hold Steady


Legislative News

12/04/15 – Reconciled Transportation Authorization Bill Moves Forward to White House


Legislative News

12/03/15 – Significant Streamlining Changes Pass as Part of Transportation Bill


Regulatory News

12/03/15 - State-by-State Data on Mandatory PLA’s Requirements Available [RESOURCE]


Economic News

12/01/15 - October 2015 Construction Spending at $1,107.4 Billion Annual Rate


CIRT Business News

11/23/15 - 4thQ 2015 CIRT Sentiment Index at 57.6 Confirms Downward Trend in CEO’s Confidence That Markets Will Remain Strong


Economic News

11/11/15 - Unemployment Numbers Improve Overall in October, But Construction Jobs Ebb with Fall


Economic News

11/02/15 - September Construction at $1,094.2 Billion Annual Rate


Economic News

10/29/15 - GDP Slows in Third Quarter


Regulatory News

10/21/15 - Federal Agency Seeking Nominations for Climate Change Advisory Committee [Opportunity]


Economic News

10/02/15 - Unemployment Numbers Remain Steady, But Participation Rates Fall to Nearly 40-Yr Low


Legislative News

10/02/15  Bill Seeking to Eliminate Unfair Government Competition with Private Sector Firms is Re-introduced


Legislative News

10/01/15 – Tax Reform for International Earnings May be Paired with Highway Bill


Legislative / Regulatory News UPDATE

9/28/15Regulatory Streamlining Legislation Wins Approval in House


Economic News

9/04/15 – Unemployment Figures Show Improvement for Aug ’15, But a Slowing Trend in New Jobs


Business News

9/01/15 – July Construction at $1,083.4 Billion Annual Rate Well Above 2014 Levels


Regulatory News UPDATE

8/28/15 Federal Judge in ND Blocks Controversial “Waters of U.S.” Rule


Business News

8/28/15 - NLRB Ruling Could Affect Relationships with Subcontractors on Projects


Regulatory News UPDATE

8/27/15 Department of Labor Proposed Change to “Salaried” Employee Pay Threshold Comment Period Nears Close 


Business News/CIRT News
8/20/15 CIRT 2015 3rd Q Sentiment Index Released...Construction Business Down


Economic News
8/11/15 
 July ’15 Employment Stays Same – But, Construction Improves


Economic News
8/03/15 
– Construction Spending Continues on the Rise in June


Legislative News
7/22/15 
Patch Likely for “Pothole” in Highway Trust Fund


Business / Regulatory News  UPDATE
7/07/2015 – DoL Releases Proposed Rule on Overtime for Salaried Employees


Business News
7/03/15 
– Overtime Rule Changes for SALARIED Employees Proposed


Economic News
7/02/15 
– June ’15 Employment Looks Better – But, Participation Rate Decrease May Account for the Change


Economic News
7/01/15 
– May 2015 Construction at $1,035.8 Billion Annual Rate

 

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