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Cemex U.S. Business up 9 Percent in Q2

Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V. reported that, on a like-to-like basis for the ongoing operations and adjusting for currency fluctuations, consolidated net sales increased by 7 percent during the second quarter of 2018 to $3.8 billion versus the comparable period in 2017. 

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ARTBA Economist Looks Ahead; Sees Market Growth

Alison Premo Black, senior vice president and chief economist at the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) presented a webinar on what the construction industry has seen in the first half of 2018 and what to expect as the year rolls on.

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June Construction Starts Jump 11 Percent

New construction starts in June climbed 11 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $896.3 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The increase marked the second double-digit gain in a row, following the 15 percent hike that was reported for May. Highway and bridge construction was up 25 percent.

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Martin Marietta Climbs to Record Q2 Revenues; Profits

Martin Marietta Materials is reporting record revenues, profits and diluted earnings per share for its second quarter. The company's gross revenues climbed to $1.20 billion, up from $1.06 billion in the second quarter of 2017. The company's gross profit hit $316 million, versus $274 million in the second quarter of 2017.

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USGS Reports On Select Mineral Commodities

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) – reporting to the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System (FRS), for use in preparing its index of industrial production and the related capacity indexes and utilization rates – counts manufacturing, mining, and electric and gas utilities among the key economic indicators monitored by the FRS for guidance in determining national monetary policy.

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