Tag: Heavy Construction

Opinion: History shows spending on infrastructure doesn’t always end well

Over the past two centuries, federal, state and municipal governments across the U.S. have launched wave after wave of infrastructure projects. They built canals to move freight in the 1830s and 1840s. Governments subsidized railroads in the mid- and late 19th century. They created local sewage and water systems in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and […]

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20 stocks for maximum growth as the world switches to clean energy

If you would like your investments to help protect the Earth, you might as well go in for the long term and try to make a lot of money as companies specializing in low-emissions and sustainable energy technologies grow. Below is a screen of alternative-energy companies expected to produce the fastest revenue growth over the […]

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What does a mature streaming service look like? Netflix is about to show us

Netflix Inc. proved to the world that streaming video could be a big business. Now it will show the world what that business looks like when it hits maturity. Netflix’s growth stage hit warp speed during the COVID-19 pandemic, then fell off in the first quarter after nearly a year of staggering growth. When the […]

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Opinion: How deficit spending could hand Congress to the Republicans

President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Recovery Act scored 75% public approval, and it is full of goodies for reliable Democratic constituencies—money for state budgets, union pensions, universities, and the like—often having little to do with the pandemic. Now his infrastructure package is full of spending having little to do with rebuilding America’s roads, bridges […]

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These infrastructure stocks could rise up to 41% in a year on Biden’s massive spending plan, analysts say

Earlier this month the U.S. got a grade of C-minus for infrastructure from the American Society of Civil Engineers. And that was an improvement. President Biden on Wednesday is releasing details of his “Build Back Better” batch of spending plans, which include $2 trillion for infrastructure spending across the country. So it is time for […]

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Opinion: Biden will regret the $1.9 trillion stimulus because it squanders the money he’ll need for other priorities

President Joe Biden’s $1.9 American Rescue Plan will certainly give the economy a jolt, but he may regret not spending the money differently. Even many Democratic economists estimate the package is larger than needed to boost aggregate demand in line with potential gross domestic product. And it provides aid to many who don’t need it—for example, stimulus checks […]

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