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Rise in Construction Employment Spells Rise in Fatalities

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Work hours were up in the United States in 2014. Unfortunately, so were work-related fatal injury numbers—particularly in the manufacturing and construction industries. According to recently released preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational … Continue reading

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PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices on a Three-Month Spike

Flat glass prices jumped another 0.9 percent in August after increasing by the same amount in July, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report issued by the U.S. Labor Department. According to the report, flat glass prices are … Continue reading

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PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices Increase Almost 2 Percent in December

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Flat glass prices saw a big jump—relative to recent month-to-month changes—in December, increasing 1.8 percent from the month before, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department. The spike comes after flat glass … Continue reading

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PPI Shows Half-Percent Increase in Flat Glass Prices in November

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In November, flat glass prices saw their first increase since August. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices rose 0.5 percent from October to November after seeing a 0.9-percent … Continue reading

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Stage Set for Employment Cost Increase in Construction Industry

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As the U.S. construction industry continues its recovery, the much-discussed labor shortage will continue to change its scope. With that change will also come an increase in pay for workers, according to Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) chief economist … Continue reading

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New OSHA Rule Presses Employers on Reporting Work-Related Injuries

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has beefed up its requirements for employers reporting severe injuries. In updating its “Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements,” OSHA enacted a final rule that will require … Continue reading

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BLS Reports Import Prices Continue to Trend Down While Export Prices Head Up

Import prices for glass and glassware edged down for the third straight month, seeing a 0.1 percent decrease from April to May, according to the latest release of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Import and Export Price Indexes. … Continue reading

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Flat Glass Prices Up Slightly, According to Latest Producer Price Index Report

Flat glass prices increased slightly by 0.4 percent from December to January, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The index was listed at 115.7 for January, compared with 115.2 in … Continue reading

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