Construction and engineering

FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Boeing worker Paul Covaci reaches out to touch a Boeing 737 MAX 7, the newest version of Boeing's fastest-selling airplane, during a debut for employees and media of the new jet in Renton, Wash. Boeing Co. says its second-quarter profit was $2.2 billion. The Chicago-based company said Wednesday, July 25, it had profit of $3.73 per share on revenue of $24.26 billion. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $3.33 per share. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 25, 2018 - 1:14 pm
The strong air-travel business continues to give a lift to Boeing, as the aircraft maker reported Wednesday that second-quarter profit rose 26 percent to $2.2 billion. Boeing Co. raised its forecast for full-year revenue but left its profit outlook unchanged, reflecting continuing hitches in its...
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July 25, 2018 - 12:21 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eight human rights groups say Kenya's government is violating the rights of nearly 18,000 people who have been evicted from their homes in the last two weeks to protect a forest and construct a road. Amnesty International and other groups said Wednesday that at least 10,000...
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July 25, 2018 - 10:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes tumbled 5.3 percent in June and the median sales price also slipped, a potentially ominous sign for the U.S. housing market. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that newly built homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 631,000 last month, less...
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July 20, 2018 - 8:36 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A construction company halted work on an Alaska highway south of Anchorage after a rock fell from a truck, struck a car and killed an 8-year-old boy inside. Noah Schwebach of Eagle River on Thursday afternoon was one of five people in a Volkswagen GTI Hatchback traveling...
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July 18, 2018 - 8:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homebuilders sharply curtailed the pace of construction in June as housing starts plummeted 12.3 percent. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million from 1.34 million in May. June's pace of construction...
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July 17, 2018 - 5:02 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest received a jolt of new life Tuesday as the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that state regulators had wrongly rejected it. The ruling is a major victory in the quest by Clean Line Energy Partners...
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July 06, 2018 - 1:43 am
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says he will visit Beijing next month to renegotiate "unfair" terms for China-backed projects in Malaysia worth more than $22 billion. The Finance Ministry said Thursday it has ordered Chinese contractors building the $20 billion East Coast...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 21, 2018, file photo, traffic spirals up-and-down a section of Route 495 to the Lincoln Tunnel, in Weehauken, N.J., with the New York City skyline in the background. New Jersey towns along the busy highway leading to the Lincoln Tunnel into New York City could see traffic jams when a bridge repair project closes a lane in each direction. It’s just not clear when. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 04, 2018 - 9:15 am
WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey towns along a busy highway leading to the Lincoln Tunnel into New York City could see traffic jams when a long-term bridge repair project closes a lane in each direction. It's just not clear when. New Jersey's Department of Transportation has previously said the...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Wednesday, April 25, 2018, visitors and journalists crowd near a Ford Focus on display at the Ford exhibit during the media day for the China Auto Show in Beijing. China has eased limits on foreign ownership in auto manufacturing, insurance, and other fields but didn't directly address complaints that are fueling conflict with Washington over trade and technology. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
June 29, 2018 - 7:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is ending limits on foreign ownership in auto manufacturing, insurance and other fields but didn't directly address complaints about trade and technology that are fueling conflict with Washington. The change, announced late Thursday, had been sought by Washington, Germany and...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2012 file photo, Darrin Old Coyote, then chairman of the Crow Tribe, leads riders past Veterans Park as Crow Tribe members gather for the inaugural parade in Crow Agency, Mont. An audit released Monday, June 25, 2018 found that tribe cannot account for $14.5 million in federal transportation funding, most of it received during Coyote’s leadership. The tribe could be forced to repay some or all of the money if cannot document where it went. (Larry Mayer /The Billings Gazette via AP, File)
June 25, 2018 - 9:37 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Crow Indian Tribe has been unable to account for $14.5 million it received for transportation programs, marking the second time in less than two years the tribe has been faulted for its handling of federal grant money, government investigators disclosed Monday. The...
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