Missouri House Votes to Repeal Public Construction Wage Law

Posted on 3/29/2017
The legislation would undo a longtime Missouri law that requires governmental entities to pay more than the state's standard minimum wage for construction and maintenance work.

US Home Prices Rose in January by Most in 2½ Years

Posted on 3/28/2017
A chief economist estimates that still-low mortgage rates and steady hiring will likely support further housing demand.

tED Magazine Earns 17 Regional, 5 National Awards

Posted on 3/27/2017
The American Society of Business Publication Editors announced the awards in print, design and online categories.

Amazon To Begin Collecting Sales Tax Nationwide

Posted on 3/27/2017
The tax-free holiday for all Amazon shoppers will end in less than a week.

US Factory Production Rose for 6th Straight Time in February

Posted on 3/24/2017
Factories are emerging from a rough patch that lasted from late 2015 through most of 2016.

Infor Acquires Ciber

Posted on 3/24/2017
The acquisition of the global IT company for approximately $15 million will increase Infor's consultancy arm in the U.S.

US New Home Sales Rise Despite Higher Mortgage Rates

Posted on 3/23/2017
U.S. new home sales rise in February to the most in seven months as builders ramp up construction.

Technology Stocks Lead US Indexes Mostly Higher at Midday

Posted on 3/22/2017
Tuesday the market suffered its biggest one-day loss since October as investors wondered if President Trump's agenda will be delayed.

US Claims for Unemployment Benefits Slip by 2,000

Posted on 3/17/2017
Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a further indication of the health of the labor market.

US Housing Starts Rose in Feb., Led by Single-Family Homes

Posted on 3/16/2017
U.S. builders broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in February, a sign that developers expect solid sales growth this year despite higher mortgage rates.

US Homebuilder Sentiment Surges to 12-Year High in March

Posted on 3/15/2017
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about their sales prospects than they have since the 2005 housing boom.

US Added 235K Jobs in February, Making Fed Rate Hike Likely

Posted on 3/10/2017
Last month's hiring was boosted by 58,000 additional construction jobs, the most in nearly a decade.

Distributors and Manufacturers Named to Fortune's 2017 World's Most Admired Companies

Posted on 3/8/2017
Grainger, WESCO, Rexel were some of the distributors to be named to Fortune's annual list of the World's Most Admired Companies for 2017.

Survey Says Construction Execs Expect Increased Activity in 2017

Posted on 3/7/2017
A growing number of executives believe the industry will expand in the next two years, with 84 percent of executives expecting moderate to significant expansion.

RepFiles Donates to NEMRA Empower Tomorrow Fund

Posted on 3/3/2017
RepFiles donates $1,000 to help provide programs and resources for NEMRA members and the next generation of sales professionals.

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