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IMF revises U.S. growth estimate down to 1.7% for the year


  • Bloomberg Businessweek

The International Monetary Fund lowered its 2014 U.S. growth estimate to 1.7%, from a 2% projection in June. That is less than 1.9% growth in 2013 and the smallest annual rate since the end of the rec… Read More

La., Texas lead in industrial, commercial construction value


  • Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.), The

Texas led the nation in commercial construction projects at $5.8 billion in 2013, with Louisiana close behind at $5.5 billion, according to a NAIOP Research Foundation study. Louisiana ranked first i… Read More

Calif.'s $25B water-tunnel project could be funded through property taxes


  • San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (free registration)

Some of California's water districts may opt to use property taxes to help pay for a $25 billion project involving the construction of two tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Calif… Read More