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Sale of former Table Talk Pies headquarters finalized

Jan. 20, 2022 12:44 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts bakery building that made its last pie earlier this month has been sold for more than $4.5 million to a developer planning to build housing and retail space at the site. The deal to sell the 3.9-acre site in Worcester that had served...

December marks 3rd straight month of growth for US builders

Jan. 19, 2022 09:55 AM EST

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Construction of new homes in the U.S. rose for the third consecutive month in December and data released Wednesday suggests that the frantic pace of building will continue this year. The December increase puts home construction at a seasonally adjusted...

Majority of US states pursue nuclear power for emission cuts

Jan. 18, 2022 17:23 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As climate change pushes states in the U.S. to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels, many are coming to the conclusion that solar, wind and other renewable power sources might not be enough to keep the lights on. Nuclear power is emerging as an answer...

This Week: Housing starts, Netflix earns, leading indicators

Jan. 17, 2022 00:16 AM EST

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: HOUSING MARKET BELLWETHER New government data on residential construction should provide insight into the state of the new-home market. The Commerce Department is...

Supporters of Black Hills Mining Museum seek new space

Jan. 08, 2022 01:10 AM EST

LEAD, S.D. (AP) — For 35 years, an old grocery store that took 17,000 volunteer hours to convert into a gold mine of history has served the community well. But members of the Black Hills Mining Museum are making their case for a new building. Black Hills Mining Museum board members...

How old, new I-74 bridges came to be at Illinois-Iowa border

Jan. 08, 2022 01:02 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Two bridges crossing the Mississippi River, spanning from the banks of Bettendorf to Moline, represent over 100 years of history. They sit close together, graceful arches butted up against dark, rigid towers. One sits empty, while the other is filled with cars crossing...

Pandemic adds time, cost to rebuild after Colo. wildfire

Jan. 07, 2022 18:35 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Colorado (AP) — Rex and Barba Hickman’s home of 23 years near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains has been reduced to a blackened heap by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history. Before the Dec. 30 blaze, which ripped through nearly 1,100 homes, the...

Fire destroys 2 historic waterfront buildings in Superior

Jan. 06, 2022 16:45 PM EST

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Fire destroyed a pair of waterfront buildings in Superior on Thursday, with smoke from the morning blaze briefly requiring the closure of a major bridge connecting the city with Duluth, Minnesota. The fire began in an empty warehouse and spread to the...

Resort developer must restart permitting process for marina

Jan. 02, 2022 14:22 PM EST

GREENVILLE, Maine (AP) — Developers who want to create a year-round resort centered on a ski resort in Greenville are going to have to start from scratch if they want to include a 150- to 200-slip marina. Developers who are buying and renaming the Big Squaw Mountain Ski Area were...

Washington school district sues state over building funding

Dec. 30, 2021 08:40 AM EST

CATHLAMET, Wash. (AP) — A decade ago, the Washington Supreme Court ruled in the landmark McCleary case that the state was failing to uphold its state constitutional duty to fund basic education for all students, but it stopped short of changing the funding system for building construction and...