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FILE - This Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 file photo shows the Hard Rock Hotel, which was under construction, after a fatal partial collapse in New Orleans.  A federal agency has issued citations against a dozen companies in connection with last fall's deadly partial collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans, Friday, April 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

OSHA cites companies in deadly New Orleans hotel collapse

Apr. 3, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal agency has issued citations against a dozen companies in connection with last fall’s deadly partial collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans. They include an engineering firm charged with a “willful” violation involving the design and approval...

FILE - This Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, shows damage of a partial collapse at the Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans. Dozens of protesters marched from the site of the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel on the edge of the French Quarter to City Hall on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 demanding that something be done about the hotel and that the two bodies still inside be recovered.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

City, developer clash over demolition of collapsed hotel

Mar. 31, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Plans to demolish the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, which partially collapsed in October, remain in limbo as the city and developers disagree over how to safely bring down the structure. The hotel developer, 1031 Canal Street Development, is pushing for a different contractor, who...

In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, photo, a group of Chinese tourists some of them with face mask pose for a photo under the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak sparked by a new virus in China that has been exported to more than a dozen countries as a global emergency Thursday after the number of cases spiked tenfold in a week. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Dubai's Emaar posts $1.68B in profit, but revenue slips

Mar. 30, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's premier developer Emaar Properties posted on Monday net profits of $1.68 billion for 2019, but revenue slightly dipped for the builder of the world's tallest tower as it faces an even tougher year ahead due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Emaar said that in...

Construction continues at a housing plan in Zelienople, Pa., Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  Economic and housing market trends at the start of the year both favored U.S. homebuilders' prospects for 2020. That was then. But with the coronavirus outbreak now expected to tip the U.S. into recession, the National Association of Home Builders projects that new home construction and sales will take a hit as efforts to contain its spread disrupt large swaths of the economy.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

NAHB chairman talks coronavirus impact on homebuilding

Mar. 22, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Economic and housing market trends at the start of the year both favored U.S. homebuilders’ prospects for solid sales in 2020. Sales of new homes rose by the fastest pace in more than 12 years in January, and last month sales of existing homes hit an all-time high as steady...

This photo provided by NerdWallet shows Annie Colpitts posing in a doorway of her tiny home, in Ashland, Va. Colpitts designed and helped build the home. (Courtesy of Annie Colpitts/NerdWallet via AP)

How I bought a tiny home; one woman's story

Mar. 18, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

HGTV shows have popularized tiny homes — typically those smaller than 400 square feet — in a big way. Many people are drawn to this alternative path to homeownership as a way to save before committing to a more expensive piece of property. However, getting a tiny home is different from the typical...

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2019 file photo a sign rests in front of a newly constructed home, in Westwood, Mass. Construction of new homes fell again in February 2020, but not as much as the previous month. Those declines follow a December surge which had pushed home construction to the highest level in 13 years. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

New US home construction dips again in February

Mar. 18, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes fell again in February, but not as much as the previous month. Those declines follow a December surge which had pushed home construction to the highest level in 13 years. Builders started construction on 1.60 million homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, a...

In this March 17, 2020 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, workers in protective suits push a cart with passengers' luggage at the New China International Exhibition Center, which has been converted into a facility to screen international flight passengers arriving in Beijing. As the pandemic expanded its reach, China and South Korea were trying to hold their hard-fought gains. China is quarantining new arrivals, who in recent days have accounted for an increasing number of cases, and South Korea starting Thursday will increase screenings of all overseas arrivals. The virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, for most people, but severe illness is more likely in the elderly and people with existing health problems. (Peng Ziyang/Xinhua via AP)

The Latest: Official says Canada, US working on travel curbs

Mar. 18, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 198,000 people and killed more than 7,900. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 81,000 people have recovered...

A member of the Guarani Mbya indigenous tribe smokes a pipe while waiting for police to enter the property the group has been occupying for just over a month in an attempt to stop real estate developer Tenda from constructing apartment buildings next to their community’s land in Sao Paulo, Brazil, early Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Sao Paulo police are set to force the expulsion of members of this tiny indigenous tribe on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Brazil tribe faces down order to end environmental protest

Mar. 10, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A tiny indigenous tribe in Sao Paulo defiantly kept alive a month-old protest Tuesday as dozens of police urged them to obey a court order to end occupation of a tract of land assigned to a big construction company for apartment buildings. After hours of facing off, the sides reached a...

FILE - In this May 23, 2018 file photo, Biennale International Architecture exhibition curators Yvonne Farrell, left, and Shelley McNamara appear in Venice, Italy. Farrell and McNamara, of Dublin, Ireland, have been named recipients of the 2020 Pritzker Prize. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)

Irish architects Farrell, McNamara win Pritzker Prize

Mar. 3, 2020 4:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Irish architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara have been awarded the 2020 Pritzker Architecture Prize for “consistent service to humanity as evidenced by a body of built work,” and for leading the way for women in a male-dominated profession. The announcement was made...

FILE - This July 10, 2017, file photo shows a house for sale, in North Andover, Mass. Nearly a third of Americans who’ve never previously bought a home say they plan to in the next five years, according to a survey commissioned by NerdWallet and conducted online by The Harris Poll among 2,007 U.S. adults in January 2020. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Buy, build or fix: What’s best for first-time home buyers?

Mar. 3, 2020 8:40 AM EST

With a limited supply of entry-level housing for sale, getting your foot in the door you want could be a challenge if you’re looking to buy your first home soon. Nearly a third of Americans who’ve never previously bought a home say they plan to in the next five years, according to a survey...