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Dodge Momentum Inches Up

The Dodge Momentum Index made a small gain in August, increasing to 118.8 (2000=100) for the month, up 0.2 percent from the July reading. The improvement in August is on the heels of a 5.7 percent decline in July, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial.

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Aggregates Production Surges Higher in Second Quarter

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), an estimated 592 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 8 percent compared with that of the second quarter of 2013. The estimated production for consumption in the first 6 months of 2014 was 961 Mt, an increase of 7 percent compared with that of the same period of 2013.

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