Heavy construction industry

February 21, 2018 - 10:23 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A study says the parts for two nuclear reactors abandoned during construction in South Carolina last year could be worth more than $860 million. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported the study was prepared by a national engineering firm for South Carolina Electric &...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, image made from video, flood waters from a strong storm surround a home in Nelson, New Zealand. Parts of New Zealand have declared an emergency as remnants of Cyclone Gita hits, causing flooding and forcing some people to evacuate their homes. (TVNZ via AP)
February 21, 2018 - 5:30 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Mudslides blocked the only road to a small New Zealand town Wednesday after a powerful Pacific storm caused disruptions across parts of the country. The 1,000 tourists and 5,000 locals in Takaka are not entirely trapped, but would have to use a boat, helicopter or...
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FILE--In this Aug. 6, 2017, file photo, demonstrators against the Keystone XL pipeline march in Lincoln, Neb. Opponents of the proposed oil pipeline from Canada are asking a federal judge to force the U.S. government to turn over emails and other documents related to President Donald Trump's approval of the project. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file)
February 20, 2018 - 2:41 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada are asking a judge to force the U.S. government to turn over emails and other documents related to President Donald Trump's approval of the project. Environmentalists who sued to stop the 1,179-mile (1,800-...
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February 20, 2018 - 2:26 am
BASEBALL NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball imposed stricter limits on mound visits by players in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018. After more than a year of negotiations, the Major League Baseball Players Association refused to agree to the changes...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros relief pitcher Justin Verlander, left, and catcher Brian McCann talk during the fifth inning of Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox in Boston. Major League Baseball is imposing stricter limits on mound visits in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018. The new rules announced Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, include a general limit of six mound visits per nine-inning game without a pitching change, whether by a manager, coach or player. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
February 19, 2018 - 5:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has imposed stricter limits on mound visits by players in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018. After more than a year of negotiations, the Major League Baseball Players Association refused to agree to the changes but...
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Fans watch as the field takes the green flag to start the NASCAR Daytona 500 Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/David Graham)
February 18, 2018 - 6:42 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 6:35 p.m. Austin Dillon put the No. 3 back in victory lane at Daytona International Speedway. Dillon won in the car number made famous by Dale Earnhardt and won 17 years to the day that the Hall of the Fame driver was...
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February 15, 2018 - 12:51 am
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The ball felt great coming out of the hands of North Carolina State guard Sam Hunt, and now the Syracuse Orange has its hands full trying to make the NCAA tournament. Markell Johnson's 3-pointer from the top of the key with 33 seconds to go broke a 70-70 tie and North Carolina...
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February 13, 2018 - 5:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent New York City developer who has advised the Trump administration on infrastructure is denying reports he cheered on the president's decision not to pay half of the $13 billion cost of a new commuter rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey. Vornado Realty Trust CEO...
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February 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Gov. Pat McCrory and other North Carolina Republicans want more answers about an agreement between Democratic successor Roy Cooper and Atlantic Coast Pipeline builders over a $58 million fund. McCrory has criticized the mitigation fund negotiated between utilities...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2017 file photo, Amtrak workers continue ongoing infrastructure renewal work beneath Penn Station in New York. Proponents of a $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey seen as critical for the future of the nation's busiest rail corridor are panning President Donald Trump's infrastructure proposal. The budget released by the White House on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, envisions $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending over the next 10 years; however, only $200 billion would be direct federal spending aimed at leveraging state and local dollars. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 12, 2018 - 10:52 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Proponents of a $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey seen as critical for the future of the nation's busiest rail corridor are panning President Donald Trump's infrastructure proposal. The budget released by the White House on Monday...
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