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ABC Lauds Passage of Amendment Protecting Contractors From ‘Blacklisting’ Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 28 – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today praised the adoption of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization...

Construction Economics Update

Quarterly GDP Growth Slowest in Two Years

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 28— Real gross domestic product (GDP) expanded only 0.5 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rate) during 2016’s first quarter according...


House Committee Holds Hearing on DOL’s Final Persuader Rule

ABC reiterated its opposition to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) “persuader rule” ahead of the April 27 U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce...

Construction Backlog Indicator

Construction Backlog Expands Nearly 3 Percent at the Close of 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 22 – The South posted the highest backlog in the history of the Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) in the fourth quarter of ...

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Construction Confidence Indicator

Contractor Confidence Down, But Not Out

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14—Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Construction Confidence Index (CCI) showed a slight dip in the second half of 20...


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