New Construction Starts in December Decline 10 Percent; Annual Total for 2018 Edges Up 0.3 Percent to $789.0 Billion

NEW YORK – January 24, 2019 – New construction starts in December fell 10% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $708.9 billion, continuing to retreat after November’s 7% slide, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The December downturn reflected diminished activity for each of the three main construction sectors. Nonresidential building dropped 14%, as […]

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TN Governor Candidate Diane Black Talks Exclusively With Local 24’s Brad Broders

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Republican Gubernatorial candidate Diane Black defended recent ideas which drew plenty of critics in recent days. She spoke exclusively to Local 24’s Brad Broders. Black recently said pornography is a factor in school shootings, and proposed legislation in Congress where citizens could donate money for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. MORE: Full […]

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Ivan Duque Wins First Round of Colombian Presidential Election

BOGOTÁ, Colombia— Ivan Duque, a 41-year-old protégé of former right-wing President Álvaro Uribe, won the most votes in Sunday’s presidential election by pledging to bring order and improve a sluggish economy while strongly opposing neighboring Venezuela’s authoritarian government. With 98% of all votes counted, Colombians had given Mr. Duque 39.1% of the vote among a […]

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Railway systems could be hackers’ next big target — and derailing trains wouldn’t be that hard

Wikimedia Commons Last year’s WannaCry cyber attack hit 200,000 victims from over 150 countries.The ransomware showed cyber attacks don’t merely stay in the virtual world but can have real, and potentially devastating consequences in the physical world.Experts say attacks could easily target critical infrastructure, even take over trains in a railway system.It’s more important than […]

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