Intel on Monday announced it was spending up to $8 billion to upgrade factories in Oregon and Arizona, hiring thousands of US workers. Does Intel see something it likes in the US manufacturing market?
Economic recovery in 2010 is likely to fall short on job growth. But higher jobless figures might not be a bad thing – if it signals people are looking for jobs again.
Copper, aluminum, plastic, and other materials are getting more costly. So if you’re going to remodel or build an addition, now might be a good time to do it.
US motorists are likely to see more construction zones this summer.
Only $37 billion of the $787 billion has been spent so far. Confusing provisions and the sheer size of the bill have created delays.
"There is light at the end of the tunnel, and it is getting brighter," says one economist.
Americans now spend a larger share of their income on energy than at any time since 1986.