Government cutbacks depress US construction spendingWorcester TelegramConstruction spending fell 1.7 percent in March, compared with February, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. It marked the second decline in the past three months. January activity plunged a record 4 percent, which represented a downward ...and more »
US housing starts fall, but permits surgedWorcester TelegramThe Commerce Department said Thursday that builders started construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 853,000, a 16.5 percent drop from the March pace of 1.02 million. Applications for building permits rose 14.3 percent to a rate of 1.02 ...and more »
Jobless claims adding to signsWorcester TelegramWhile builders pulled back last month after housing starts reached an almost five-year high in March, a surge in permits signals residential construction will soon rebound. Starts slumped 16.5 percent, the most since February 2011, to an 853,000 ...and more »
Home building surging, not jobsWorcester TelegramU.S. builders and the subcontractors they depend on are struggling to hire fast enough to meet rising demand for new homes. Builders would be starting work on more homes — and contributing more to the economy — if they could fill more job openings.and more »
Ludlow AdvertiserNo sixth form planned says new man at Tenbury High SchoolLudlow AdvertiserBut the man who had no expectations of becoming a head when he came to Tenbury High School last September says he does recognise the challenges of young people having to travel to Ludlow, Hereford, Worcester or Kidderminster to take Alevels. He came to ...
Worcester father and son prosecuted for illegal gas work - HSEHealth and Safety Executive (press release)A Worcester pensioner was put in danger after a local builder and his son knowingly carried out defective gas fitting work while constructing a conservatory at her home. Christopher Amphlett, 65, and his son Mark, 37, trading as Worcester Windows ...and more »
William Lyon Homes falls in 1st day on NYSEWorcester TelegramThe Commerce Department said U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes, but most of the decline was in apartment construction. Applications for new construction reached a five-year peak, evidence the housing revival will continue. William Lyon shares ...and more »
Young rocket builders to touch down at nationalsWorcester TelegramYoung rocket builders to touch down at nationals. The Associated Press. Add a comment. ATTLEBORO, Mass. — A team of rocket boys from Attleboro hopes to reach new heights next month when they compete for the first time in the national Team America ...and more »
News in BriefWorcester TelegramAwe said the builders could not possibly have mistaken the pyramid mound, which is about 100 feet tall, for a natural hill because the ruins were well-known and the landscape there is naturally flat. “These guys knew that this was an ancient structure ...
BBC NewsSealine boat builders: 234 made redundantBBC NewsBaker Tilly Restructuring and Recovery LLP said it was assisting staff "to make claims against the government redundancy fund". Sealine has been trading since 1972. It was bought by the Brunswick Corporation in 2001 and was sold to another US firm, ...and more »