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ABC Criticizes Overreaching White House Executive Order

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s new executive order impacting...

Construction Economics Update

Nonresidential Fixed Investment Expands 5.5 Percent During Robust Second Quarter

Nonresidential fixed investment expanded 5.5 percent and residential fixed investment expanded 7.5 percent during the second quarter of 2014 according...


Effects of Minimum Wage Proposal on Federal Contractors Raise Concerns

The Department of Labor’s proposal to implement Executive Order 13658 establishing a minimum wage for federal contractors raised concerns which were outlined...

Construction Backlog Indicator

Nonresidential Construction Backlog Slides in Icy First Quarter

Harsh winter weather helped produce a 2.8 percent decline in Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) during 20...

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Construction Confidence Indicator

Level of Confidence Rises Among Contractors

Gains in the Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Construction Confidence Index (CCI) indicate that contractor confidence expanded as 2013 wound...


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