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Behind the Fall of Marcelo Odebrecht, Brazil’s Construction ‘Prince’ – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal
Behind the Fall of Marcelo Odebrecht, Brazil's Construction 'Prince'
Wall Street Journal
As chief executive of Odebrecht SA, he ran Latin America's largest construction firm with a global portfolio that included the $200 million Miami Heat stadium, a $1 billion port project in Cuba and one of Africa's largest hydroelectric dams in Angola

Council Bills Seek to Make Construction Less Perilous in New York City – New York Times


New York Times
Council Bills Seek to Make Construction Less Perilous in New York City
New York Times
Alarmed by a surge in recent deaths and injuries in construction accidents, members of the New York City Council on Thursday urged swift passage of legislation intended to penalize contractors who break the rules.
Rally with mock funeral procession calls for better safety at NYC's New York Daily News
A grilling and a show of force at City Hall for construction safetyCapital New York
Construction workers rally in Manhattan for safer worksitesamNY
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U.S. Construction Spending-Historical

Seasonally adjusted annual rate in billions of current dollars. M/M denotes percent change from previous month. Y/Y denotes percent change from previous year. Source: U.S. Commerce Department. TOTAL PRIVATE STATE/LOCAL PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION …

Telescope Opponents: Construction Equipment Must Be Removed – ABC News


ABC News
Telescope Opponents: Construction Equipment Must Be Removed
ABC News
Mele-Ana-Kekua had been camping on the mountain for about in protest of the Thirty Meter Telescope. The Hawaii Supreme Court on Wednesday, Dec. 2, invalidated a permit awarded for the construction of one of the world's largest telescopes on a mountain …
State Supreme Court vacates permit for Thirty Meter Telescope – Honolulu Star Honolulu Star-Advertiser
The ruling – Hawaii State JudiciaryHawaii State Judiciary
The Detailed Science Case – Thirty Meter TelescopeThirty Meter Telescope

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1500 local construction workers to build MercyRockford hospital – Rockford Register Star


Rockford Register Star
1500 local construction workers to build MercyRockford hospital
Rockford Register Star
ROCKFORD — The 450,803-square-foot hospital MercyRockford Health System was given permission to build will be erected by about 1,500 construction workers, virtually all from the immediate area. "It has been a difficult five or six years for the

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