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Metals Thoughts: The almighty dollar

We are basically flat to prices from the first of July, and volatility has been coming off accordingly. As the new school year begins, we have new opportunities, but the low volatility regime is likely to persist for a couple more weeks as of yet — with the Sep. 20-21...

source: By Brad Yates
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United Rentals Inc., the world's largest construction equipment rental company, will buy Neff Corp. for about $1.3 billion, the companies said, topping H&E Equipment Services Inc's about $1.2 billion offer last month. United Rentals will pay $25 per share, representing...

source: Construction Equipment Guide

With no increase in the federal gas tax since 1993 and President Donald Trump still just talking about his $1 trillion investment in infrastructure, states are unlikely to get an influx of new cash anytime soon. So...

source: For Construction Pros

The government has banned exports of gold jewellery, medallions and other articles above 22- carat purity in a bid to check round tripping of the precious metal. In a notification, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has said certain provisions of the foreign...

source: The Economic Times

Finished steel export jumped by 64.2 per cent to 0.770 million tonne (mt) in July compared to 0.469 mt in the same month last year, says a report. Import of finished steel also shot up by 42.2 per cent at 0.798 mt in July this year...

source: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Sally Smart, technical safety specialist at W.W. Grainger, says products to help cool the body, which we featured in a giant roundup recently, are part of a three-part process for being safe when working in excessive heat. "When we think...

source: Equipment World

When news broke in May that Caterpillar had acquired peer-to-peer (P2P) equipment service Yard Club, it raised a lot of eyebrows in the heavy equipment and construction industries. The deal, terms of which were never disclosed, gave considerable...

source: Equipment World


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