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Construction Unemployment Slips Again in June

Construction employment remained mired in a five-year-long slump as the industry shed another 9,000 jobs from May to June, according to an analysis of new federal employment data released July 9 by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that declines in public sector construction activity will negate any pickup in private sector demand unless Congress and states promptly and fully fund needed infrastructure spending and streamline the approval process for public projects.

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Supreme Court to Review Key Wetlands Jurisdiction Case

Over the objections of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Supreme Court of the United States announced that it would hear Sackett v. EPA, which challenges administrative compliance orders issued by EPA under the Clean Water Act.

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BoDean Co. Honored at Solar Leader’s Circle Event

Santa Rosa, Calif.-based BoDean Co. was honored with the Bay Area Helios Award at the Solar Leader’s Circle Awards Ceremony for Sustainable Business Practices. The event was held by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Solar Sonoma County at Paradise Ridge Winery to celebrate the energy efficiency, solar and carbon offset of the top 10 new commercial solar installations by PG&E customers in the North Bay.

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Atlas Copco Introduces Minetruck MT42 to U.S. Market

Atlas Copco’s next-generation underground truck, the Minetruck MT42 was introduced to the U.S. market after a limited release in Scandinavia and Canada last year. The MT42 is a high-speed, four-wheel-drive articulated truck with a 42-metric-ton tramming capacity, designed for work in the demanding conditions of underground mines and tunneling projects.

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Mine & Quarry Trader is Acquired by Mining Media International

Mining Media International has acquired Mine & Quarry Trader (MQT) from Penton Business Media, Inc., effective immediately. Terms were not disclosed. MQT will be combined with Mining Media International’s Quarry Equipment Marketplace (QEM) to create a powerhouse distribution solution for buyers and sellers in the aggregates, mining, quarrying, recycling and related industries.

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