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Construction spending sees third straight month of gains

National construction spending rose 0.4 percent in November, according to Census Bureau data released this week. It was the third consecutive month of gains. Private and residential public construction saw the largest spike in spending, with 0.7-percent increases over October. Private non-residential construction fell 0.1-percent month over month. While this may be good news on paper, Associated General Contractors of… Continue Reading Construction spending sees third straight month of gains

Fewer uninsured, but Medicaid rolls grow

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Fewer people were uninsured in 2009, according to information from the U.S. Census Bureau. But a close look at the numbers shows that’s because more people were enrolled in government health care programs. Colorado uninsured numbers decreased from 16.8 percent in 2007 to 15.6 percent in 2009 while government coverage increased from 21 percent in… Continue Reading Fewer uninsured, but Medicaid rolls grow

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