Heavy construction industry

People re-created the historic photo of the meeting of the rails from May 10, 1869, during the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad completion at the Golden Spike National Historical Park Friday, May 10, 2019, in Promontory, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 10, 2019 - 7:34 pm
PROMONTORY, Utah (AP) — Music, bells and cannon fire rang out Friday at a remote spot in the Utah desert where the final spikes of the Transcontinental Railroad were hammered 150 years ago, uniting a nation long separated by vast expanses of desert, mountains and forests and fresh off the Civil War...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, snowfall surrounds Romney Hall on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont. Gov. Steve Bullock signed a series of bills Friday, May 10, 2019, to authorize spending of nearly $400 million on infrastructure projects in the state, including $25 million to renovate Romney Hall and add more classrooms. (Rachel Leathe/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP, File)
May 10, 2019 - 3:19 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock signed a series of bills Friday that allow for spending nearly $400 million on buildings, bridges and water systems across the state — an effort aimed at creating jobs, boosting the state's economy and clearing up a backlog of needed work. The bills...
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In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019, photo, Michael Kwan poses for a photograph in Salt Lake City. Kwan can't help but think about what life was like on a daily basis for his great-great-grandfather in the 1860s, working 12-hour days in California's Sierra Nevada mountain range on the Western portion of the Transcontinental Railroad that would reshape the American landscape. Kwan and other Chinese Americans are pushing for these workers some of whom lost their lives to get more than a token mention in history books as several days of celebrations kick off this week in Utah to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the completion Transcontinental Railroad. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 09, 2019 - 1:42 pm
Michael Kwan can't help but think about what life was like on a daily basis for his great-great-grandfather in the 1860s, working 12-hour days in California's Sierra Nevada mountain range on the Transcontinental Railroad that would reshape the American landscape. "You're not talking about 12 hours...
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A worker walks past the wheels on the Big Boy No. 4014 at a Union Pacific restoration shop at the Cheyenne Depot Museum in Cheyenne, Wyo., Saturday, May 4, 2019. One of the world's biggest and most powerful steam locomotives is chugging to its big debut after five years of restoration work. From there, it goes to Ogden, Utah, to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)
May 07, 2019 - 1:00 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — It's longer than two city buses, weighs more than a Boeing 747 fully loaded with passengers and can pull 16 Statues of Liberty over a mountain. The Big Boy No. 4014 steam locomotive rolled out of a Union Pacific restoration shop in Cheyenne over the weekend for a big debut...
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May 03, 2019 - 8:08 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An executive for the company proposing the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada's oil sands into the U.S. says it has missed the 2019 construction season due to court delays. TransCanada executive vice president Paul Miller made the statement during a Friday earnings call...
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A construction crane working on a building near the intersection of Mercer Street and Fairview Avenue near Interstate 5 collapsed, Saturday afternoon, April 27, 2019, in Seattle. Several people have died and a few others are hospitalized after the construction crane fell onto a street in downtown Seattle on Saturday. (Genna Martin/seattlepi.com via AP)
April 27, 2019 - 11:34 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a construction crane collapsed in downtown Seattle (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan says the people previously identified as crane operators who died when a crane fell from a building Saturday were ironworkers. Durkan said Saturday night that she...
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Emergency crews work at the scene of a construction crane collapse near the intersection of Mercer Street and Fairview Avenue near Interstate 5 Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Seattle. Several people were killed and others wounded when the crane collapsed Saturday afternoon in downtown Seattle, pinning cars underneath. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times via AP)
April 27, 2019 - 8:29 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Four people were killed and three injured when a construction crane collapsed Saturday in downtown Seattle, pinning six cars underneath, Seattle's fire chief said. The four were dead by the time firefighters got to the scene, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said. Three people -- including...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a press conference at the closing of the Belt and Road Forum at Yanqi Lake on the outskirts of Beijing, Saturday, April 27, 2019. Xi called Saturday for more countries to join China's sprawling infrastructure-building initiative in the face of U.S. opposition to a project Washington worries is increasing Beijing's strategic influence. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
April 27, 2019 - 7:22 am
BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping called for more countries to join China's sprawling infrastructure-building initiative as other leaders expressed support Saturday for a project Washington worries is increasing Beijing's strategic influence. Xi spoke at a gathering of leaders to celebrate the...
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From left, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for the opening ceremony of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing, Friday, April 26, 2019. (How Hwee Young/Pool Photo via AP)
April 26, 2019 - 4:48 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping promised Friday to set high standards for Beijing's sweeping infrastructure-building initiative as fellow leaders praised the effort despite worries it is saddling some countries with too much debt. Xi avoided mentioning debt in a speech at a Belt and...
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi waves as he leaves after a press conference on the upcoming Road and Belt Forum in Beijing on Friday, April 19, 2019. China is downplaying the political implications of its global development campaign known as the Belt and Road initiative, saying that it aims to boost multilateralism amid protectionist trends in the U.S. and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
April 19, 2019 - 2:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — China downplayed the political implications of its global Belt and Road infrastructure initiative, saying Friday that it aimed to boost multilateralism amid protectionist trends in the U.S. and elsewhere. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that a conference to promote the initiative to be...
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