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Voters Approve Transportation Investment Ballot Measures

Voters in 20 states approved more than 80 percent of 215 transportation investment ballot measures Nov. 7, mostly at the local level, according to analysis conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (ARTBA-TIAC).

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Massachusetts Producer to Reduce Emissions Under Settlement with EPA

In a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Kimball Sand Co., a sand and gravel company operating in the Massachusetts communities of Blackstone and Northborough, agreed to reduce its emissions of hazardous air pollutants and visible emissions as required by federal clean air laws.

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Martin Marietta Optimistic About Future

Martin Marietta Materials remains optimistic about the company's long-term outlook given its continued ability to successfully execute its strategic business plans and the largely positive trends in the markets it serves. Given the skilled labor shortage, project delays and government uncertainty that has limited growth throughout the year, management has revised its guidance for full year 2017 as follows:

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Dodge Momentum Index Recovers in October

The Dodge Momentum Index rose in October, climbing 13.2 percent to 130.9 (2000=100) from the revised September reading of 115.6. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.  

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MDU Resources' Construction Materials Business Drops

MDU Resources Group Inc. reported third quarter earnings from continuing operations of $89.6 million, or 46 cents per share, compared to third-quarter 2016 earnings from continuing operations of $88.2 million, or 45 cents per share.

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