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Cemex Sales Increased 3 Percent in 2017

Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V. announced that, on a like-to-like basis for the ongoing operations and adjusting for currency fluctuations, consolidated net sales increased by 4 percent during the fourth quarter of 2017 to $3.4 billion, and increased 3 percent for the full-year 2017 to $13.7 billion versus the comparable periods in 2016.

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Dodge Momentum Index Falls to Start Year

The Dodge Momentum Index dropped 5.1 percent in January to 143.7 (2000=100) from the revised December reading of 151.5. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.

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MSHA Chief Outlines Priorities to Congress

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Administrator David Zatezalo outlined priorities for the agency during a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections on Feb. 6. “Safety remains a major priority for this committee,” said Chairman Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) “We ask so much of these hardworking Americans, and vital policies are in place to provide them with the safest environment possible.”

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MSHA Reports First Fatality of the Year

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported the first fatality of 2018 in the metal/nonmetal sector.

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