Construction materials prices still rising

Although steel led the way, this year has seen prices for almost every building material soar to new heights -- and global demand has strained supplies in the U.S. Steel prices have slackened somewhat since the worst period in the spring, but even so, "sometimes you need a couple of Alka-Seltzers to deal with the changes," said the executive vice president of the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee.

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