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USGS Notes Sand and Gravel Update

The U.S. Geological Survey updated its Sand and Gravel chapter in its annual Mineral Commodity Summaries. 

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New Home Sales Fall in February

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 4.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 765,000 units in February, coming off a sharp upward revision in January, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The February rate is 14.3% higher than the February 2019 pace, and January and February readings mark the highest monthly sales paces since July 2007.

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How COVID-19 Affects Contractual Obligations

Legal Advisor Husch Blackwell has launched a COVID-19 response team providing insight to businesses as they address challenges related to the coronavirus outbreak. Drawn together from numerous legal disciplines, practices and industries, its attorneys will produce regular content and develop programming to assist clients and other interested parties across multiple areas of operations. New offerings will be added on a rolling basis.

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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Passed by Senate

The U.S. Senate approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. According to an analysis by the Associated Equipment Distributors, highlights of the legislation are:

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Construction Starts Dip in February

Total construction starts lost 1% from January to February dropping to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $767.5 billion. Large projects in the office and healthcare sectors provided a boost for overall nonresidential building, while residential and nonbuilding construction starts moved lower.

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