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December 7, 1997 | MARY MELTON
Estimated cost of construction of the Getty Center: $1 billion Classic Etch-A-Sketches sold in America since construction began in 1989: 7,430,573 Travertine blocks used in construction: 295,000 Ocean freighter voyages from Italy required to deliver travertine: 100 Enameled-aluminum panels: 40,000 Square feet of exterior glass: 164,648 Miles of plumbing and sprinkler piping: 151 Miles of electrical conduit: 339 Miles of stair railings: 5 Linear feet of steel studs: 4.
October 31, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
About 300 construction workers taking part in a nationwide strike marched through Panama City to demand that the government continue to run the country's social security system. A driver hit a protester, and police said they fired warning shots after protesters attacked them when they tried to help the injured man. Associated Press photographer Kathryn Cook was treated after a bullet grazed her leg. About 20,000 teachers and construction workers participated in the one-day strike.
November 13, 1985 | United Press International
Black construction workers demanding jobs at the Brooklyn Navy Yard battled with police Tuesday, overrunning a police cruiser and hitting officers with pipes, rocks and hammers, injuring 13 officers and 4 civilians, authorities said. Eight members of the Black Economic Survival Group were arrested on a variety of charges including inciting to riot, assault, robbery and disorderly conduct.
February 28, 1999
Levi Strauss' decision to move half its plants overseas in order to grow its business at home is flawed (Feb. 23). Two of the company's toughest competitors in the jeans market--the Gap and Tommy Hilfiger--routinely price their product on a par with or higher than Levi's jeans although they, too, have moved overseas. Why, then, are they gaining share? Branding, pure and simple. These companies cater to a maturing segment of the market who grew up wearing jeans and will pay $40 a pair as long as the experience of doing so supports the values they want to be associated with.
May 31, 1987 | Associated Press
Eleven 18th-Century Skeletons, believed to have been English subjects captured by the French, have been discovered in fortifications surrounding Quebec's old quarter. The find by construction workers who were reinforcing the structure brings the number of skeletons uncovered to 37, archeologist Gisele Piedalue said last week.
June 7, 1987 | Associated Press
Metal scaffolding being moved by construction workers toppled and hit a power line, electrocuting two workers and injuring five others, authorities said. The accident Friday at the Argent Square Depot shopping center occurred as the workers were pushing the scaffolding to make way for other construction equipment.
June 7, 2013 | By Alejandro Lazo
Friday's jobs report brought some moderately good news for the housing sector. Construction employment increased by 7,000 last month, pushing down the sector's unemployment rate to 10.8%, the lowest level for the month of May in five years. With 189,000 jobs added, or 3.4% growth, there are now more people working in the construction industry since August 2009, with a total of 5,804,000 workers employed. Southern California's housing recovery: An interactive map While the gains in construction employment are modest, many contractors remain concerned about a shortage of labor, particularly in the hardest-hit markets.
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