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New Orleans hotel collapse: Search on for a missing worker

Oct. 13, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rescue crews on Sunday searched for a worker missing in the partial collapse of a New Orleans hotel that was under construction, their work proceeding cautiously amid fears about the stability of the structure, authorities said. Officials declined to say if they have any indication...

The Latest: 2nd person dead in building collapse

Oct. 13, 2019 5:15 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the partial collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans (all times local): 11:35 p.m. New Orleans' officials say a second person has been killed in the partial collapse of a hotel under construction. The city's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency...

Hotel collapse in New Orleans leaves 2 dead, 1 missing

Oct. 13, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A large section of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction beside New Orleans' historic French Quarter collapsed Saturday amid blinding dust and flying debris, killing two people and injuring more than 20. Rescue workers searched the largely unstable building for one person still...

1 confirmed dead and 3 unaccounted for after large portion of a hotel under construction in New Orleans collapses

Oct. 12, 2019 12:57 PM EDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — 1 confirmed dead and 3 unaccounted for after large portion of a hotel under construction in New Orleans collapses.

NTSB: Firm tied to collapsed Miami bridge wasn't qualified

Oct. 8, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The firm that reviewed the design of a Miami university bridge that collapsed and killed six people last year was mistakenly listed in a Florida state report as qualified for that type of project even when it wasn't, federal documents show. The National Transportation Safety Board released...

Business events scheduled for the coming month

Sep. 27, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming month: All times are Eastern. TUESDAY, Oct. 1 WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for September, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for August, 10 a.m. DETROIT —...

No deaths, 12 rescued after Sierra Leone building collapse

Sep. 26, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A Sierra Leone official says 12 people have been rescued and no one was killed after a three-story building under construction collapsed. Southern Province Assistant Police Inspector General Kapri Saidu Kamara said Thursday that four of the rescued were treated and released...

Pending home sales rebound in a hopeful sign for housing

Sep. 26, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, signaling that low mortgage rates may spark a sustained turnaround for the housing market. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its pending home sales index rose 1.6% to 107.3 in August. Pending home sales, which...

Police: Dozens trapped as building collapses in Sierra Leone

Sep. 25, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — An official in Sierra Leone says a three-story building under construction has collapsed and trapped some 50 to 60 people in the rubble. Assistant Inspector General of Police Saidu Kamara tells The Associated Press that nine people have been rescued and are receiving treatment...

US new home sales climbed a healthy 7.1% in August

Sep. 25, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

U.S. new home sales jumped 7.1% in August, as low mortgage rates pull buyers into the housing market. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new homes sales increased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 713,000, up from a revised 666,000 in July. So far this year, sales have risen a healthy 6.4%. Trade...