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Senators unveil bipartisan transportation plan

A bipartisan group of senators said Wednesday they have agreed to the outlines of a long-term transportation spending bill, boosting prospects for ending a stalemate that has kept highway and transit construction programs in limbo since 2008. Full story

Feds won't delay Calif. high-speed rail deadline

The federal agency that has approved about $3.5 billion in grants for California's high-speed rail system has no authority to change the September 2012 deadline to start construction and sees no reason to consider moving the first stretch of track out of the Central Valley, an official said in a let Full story

Reuters: Boston Properties restarts building Manhattan tower

LAS VEGAS, May 24 (Reuters) - Boston Properties LLP said on Tuesday it would restart construction of a Manhattanskyscraper after securing a major tenant. Full story

Lawmakers strip charity hospital money from budget

Lawmakers working Monday on Louisiana's annual construction budget stripped dollars from a planned $1.2 billion public hospital in New Orleans, hoping to slow the building of the teaching and research facility. Full story

Final Glance: Construction companies

Shares of some top construction companies were down at the close of trading: Full story

Siemens Energy announces wind jobs in NW Okla.

Siemens Energy announced Monday plans to start construction on a new wind service warehousing operation in Woodward, Okla. that the company says will eventually lead to 40 new jobs during the next five years. Full story

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Maine casino goes local for construction

Reuters: Nikkei falls, construction equipment makers lead losses

Controversial mosque gets building permit

Reuters: UPDATE 1-US DOE offers SolarReserve $737 mln in loan aid

35 construction workers slaughtered in Afghanistan

Caterpillar CFO: US economy not far from liftoff

Senate won't hear bond proposal for Indian museum

CB&I inks $50M contract

Australia police determining owner of buried coins

Family wants answers in shooting of SC ex-mayor

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  Oprey nest halts construction project

The bird nest was built on top of a crane, causing officials to shutdown a Washington, D.C., construction site. WRC's Derrick Ward reports.

  May 1, 2011: Nightly News Sunday  broadcast

Rebuilding, recovery in full-swing; 'Filling your hope chest' after the storm; Dramatic developments in Libyan stalemate; What's next in Libyan conflict; 1.5 million pilgrims celebrate Pope John Paul II.

  Reform for Mortgage Finance

Rebuilding the mortgage industry, with Joseph Murin, former Ginnie Mae president, and James Lockhart, former Federal Housing Finance Agency director.

  ISM, Construction Spending

Construction spending rises 0.4 percent, with CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli.

  Return of the McMansions

Construction of sprawling homogeneous homes devoid of character, often dubbed McMansions, are making a comeback in suburban Boston. Kris Frieswick, a contributor to Boston Globe magazine, has the story.

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