Illinois Governor signs $1B plan for road repairs
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a $1 billion capital spending plan, intended to create jobs and help repair the state's roads and bridges.
Better Roads – 7/23/2014
Calder Brothers Celebrates 20 Years in Business
Calder Brothers Corporation, manufacturer of Mauldin Paving Products, celebrated its 20th year of operations on June 27 in a private function held at its factory in Taylors, S.C.
Construction Equipment Guide – 7/23/2014
Senate to vote on ending the gas tax
The Senate will hold a vote this week on a proposal that would eliminate most of the gas taxes that are paid by drivers in the United States.
The Hill – 7/23/2014
Manufacturing Continues Rebound from Winter Woes
National Association of Manufacturers – 7/23/2014
Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman has reinforced need for US infrastructure investment
Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman has outlined the risks to US competitiveness if the US Government proves unable to agree on both short and long term infrastructure funding issues.
World Highways – 7/15/2014
Industry lukewarm on emerging highway deal
Transportation advocates in Washington reacted to an emerging highway funding deal in Congress with trepidation, saying they were glad lawmakers were heading toward preventing an infrastructure bankruptcy but upset that they were settling for another short-term stopgap.
The Hill – 7/13/2014
US and EU trade talks to resume
Officials from the European Union and the US will spend this week in Brussels trying to make progress negotiating a controversial trade deal. The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) aims to stimulate commerce by reducing barriers such as tariffs and differences in regulation
BBC News – 7/13/2014
House votes to make bonus depreciation permanent
The House today passed a bill that would make permanent a tax law provision allowing businesses that purchase new equipment to depreciate 50 percent of the cost in the first year.
Agri-Pulse – 7/11/2014
Planned Paraguayan project proposed
Plans are in hand in Paraguay for the new Carmelo Peralta-Pozo Hondo highway stretch.
World Highways – 7/11/2014
Federal Reserve plans to end stimulus in October
The Federal Reserve will end its stimulus program in October if US economic growth continues at its current pace, minutes from its June meeting released Wednesday revealed.
BBC News – 7/9/2014