Articles by Ken Simonson

Dec. 11, 2007 ― Fed Cuts Rates; Job Gains Slow

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“The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to lower its target for the federal funds rate 25 basis points to 4-1/4%,” the Federal Reserve has reported.
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Dec. 5, 2007 ― Construction Spending Drops In October But Nonres Rises

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Construction spending in October, at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.158 trillion, fell 0.8 percent from September and 0.6 percent from October 2006, according to the Census Bureau.
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Nov. 28, 2007 ― Beige Book, Housing, Jobs Reports Show Large Variation By Region

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Reports from the 12 Federal Reserve Districts suggest that the national economy continued to expand during the survey period of October through mid-November but at a reduced pace compared with the previous survey period.
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Nov. 20, 2007 ― Housing, Retail, Factory Construction Indicators Slip

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PPIs and state jobs news were mixed.
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Nov. 12, 2007 ― Starts Drop In October; Wind, Ethanol Projects May Stall; Banks Get Pickier

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New construction starts turned down in October, as tabulated today by Reed Construction Data.
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Nov. 2, 2007 ― Nonresidential Construction Employment, Pay, Spending Rise Despite Housing Slump

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Employment rose 166,000 in October and 1.6 million over 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The unemployment rate held steady at 4.7%.
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Reed, Fed, NAHB Data Reveal Nonres Strength, Housing Woes; State Jobs Data Are Mixed

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Evidence that nonresidential construction remains robust came from Reed Construction Data, which reported on May 14 that the January-April value of nonresidential construction starts from Reed’s database was 22% higher than in the same months of 2006.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports Construction PPIs, Futures Prices Show Mixed Trends

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The PPI for finished goods increased 0.7% in April, seasonally adjusted, following advances of 1% in March and 1.3% in February, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported.
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Economic Update: Producer prices cool in January

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The producer price index (PPI) for finished goods slipped 0.2% in January, seasonally adjusted, and rose just 0.2% over the past 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Friday.
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AGC's Construction Inflation Alert

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Widespread materials inflation demands industry attention.
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