Construction and engineering

Tami Neves closes her eyes during ceremonies of the one year anniversary of the Camp Fire, held in Paradise, Calif., Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Neves lost her business in the fire and other family members lost their homes. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
November 08, 2019 - 6:22 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — One year after Paradise burned, hundreds of people gathered in the parking lot of a former bank building in the Northern California town to pause for 85 seconds — one for each person who died. The Rev. Richard Yale moved quietly through the crowd, wearing a blue vest with...
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Kevin Harvick (4) celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race with a burnout at Texas Motor Speedway, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)
November 03, 2019 - 9:10 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick and the Stewart-Haas Racing team had already been preparing for NASCAR's finale. With another win at Texas, they now know they will be racing for a Cup title in two weeks. Harvick won the fall race at Texas for the third year in a row Sunday, again securing...
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Kevin Harvick (4) celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race with a burnout at Texas Motor Speedway, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)
November 03, 2019 - 8:32 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick and the Stewart-Haas Racing team had already been preparing for NASCAR's finale. With another win at Texas, they now know they will be racing for a Cup title in two weeks. Harvick won the fall Cup race at Texas for the third year in a row Sunday, again...
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FILE In this Friday, April 9, 2010 file photo a Russian construction worker speaks on a mobile phone in Portovaya Bay some 170 kms (106 miles) north-west from St. Petersburg, Russia, during a ceremony marking the start of Nord Stream pipeline construction. Wednesday’s decision by the Danish Energy Agency to approve the Nord Stream 2 pipeline’s route is a blow to the U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, which had fiercely opposed it, and a victory for Russia and Germany which staunchly supported it. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, file)
October 30, 2019 - 2:31 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark said Wednesday it is giving permission for a joint German-Russian underwater gas pipeline to be laid to through its territory, in a blow to the United States, which had fiercely opposed the project. The decision by the Danish Energy Agency to approve the Nord...
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FILE In this Friday, April 9, 2010 file photo a Russian construction worker speaks on a mobile phone in Portovaya Bay some 170 kms (106 miles) north-west from St. Petersburg, Russia, during a ceremony marking the start of Nord Stream pipeline construction. Wednesday’s decision by the Danish Energy Agency to approve the Nord Stream 2 pipeline’s route is a blow to the U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, which had fiercely opposed it, and a victory for Russia and Germany which staunchly supported it. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, file)
October 30, 2019 - 11:17 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark said Wednesday it is giving permission for a joint German-Russian underwater gas pipeline to be laid to through its territory, in a blow to the United States, which had fiercely opposed the project. The decision by the Danish Energy Agency to approve the Nord...
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FILE In this Friday, April 9, 2010 file photo a Russian construction worker speaks on a mobile phone in Portovaya Bay some 170 kms (106 miles) north-west from St. Petersburg, Russia, during a ceremony marking the start of Nord Stream pipeline construction. Wednesday’s decision by the Danish Energy Agency to approve the Nord Stream 2 pipeline’s route is a blow to the U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, which had fiercely opposed it, and a victory for Russia and Germany which staunchly supported it. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, file)
October 30, 2019 - 10:05 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark said Wednesday that it is giving permission for a joint German-Russian underwater gas pipeline to be laid to through its territory, in a blow to the United States, which had fiercely opposed the project. The decision by the Danish Energy Agency to approve the Nord...
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Dutch construction workers gather for a demonstration against the government’s environmental rules, in The Hague, Netherlands on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. The industry is protesting government limits on nitrogen emissions and rules about transporting sand and earth contaminated with tiny amounts of chemicals known as PFAS. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
October 30, 2019 - 8:23 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Thousands of Dutch construction workers converged on The Hague on Wednesday to protest restrictions they say are crippling their industry, the latest large-scale demonstration against the government's environmental policies. A central park in The Hague filled up early...
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October 30, 2019 - 6:56 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Norwegian hotel and property developer and two equity funds have bought the Nordic subsidiaries of the failed Thomas Cook travel agency, potentially saving some 2,300 jobs. Petter Stordalen and Scandinavian fund Altor have each acquired 40% of Ving group while London-...
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In this Sept. 25, 2019, photo houses in a Brandon, Miss., neighborhood are photographed. Many small companies tied to the housing market are seeing a slowdown in business, one that could continue into 2020. Reports on home sales, the remodeling market and sales of furniture and home furnishings show the spreading fallout from rising prices for houses and apartments. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
October 28, 2019 - 10:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Many small companies tied to the housing market are seeing a slowdown in business, one that's forecast to continue well into 2020. Reports on home sales, the home remodeling market and sales of furniture and home furnishings show the spreading fallout from rising prices for houses...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2019 file photo, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks in Pierre, S.D. Noem said in a statement Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, that as part of the state's settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union, the state will not enforce parts of the laws that made it a crime to direct or encourage others to "riot." The ACLU sued over the laws, saying they infringed on free speech rights. (AP Photo/James Nord, File)
October 24, 2019 - 6:15 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's governor said Thursday that the state has agreed not to enforce aspects of laws that critics say were meant to suppress expected protests against the Keystone XL pipeline, under a settlement with a group that challenged the laws as unconstitutional...
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