The steel industry is upset with the U.S. Trade Commission's ruling to exempt Australia, India, Japan, Sweden and Thailand from new levies on cold-rolled steel. Since May, some 20 countries have been required to pay duties of up to 154% for "dumping" products below market value. Several countries are still waiting for rulings on the duties.
Contractors working on the Pentagon are on schedule to get the "E" ring back in order. All five floors and the roof are complete, reports say. Efforts have been made to maintain historical details, but such safety additions as photo-luminescent strips in the hallways will help in case of any future attacks.
The San Francisco Planning Commission is looking to determine the status of some 13 million square feet of permitted construction that have stalled, reports say. "We need an accurate assessment of what's going up and what's not," says the commission's president.
Maine-based Dragon Cement and Concrete reportedly is looking at a plan that would include creating a marine terminal on the St. Lawrence River. The firm runs New England's only cement manufacturing plant.
The Federal Highway Administration says even most renovated bridges don't have requirements to protect against collisions such as the one earlier this week in Oklahoma. Repair plans for the span are expected to be drawn up within 16 days, a report says. One expert reports the probability of accidents would increase as barges get bigger and traffic picks up.