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European construction buckles under virus lockdown
Hard-hit countries prepare to ease restrictions as measures take their toll on Europe’s economy
Podcast: US construction bears impact of pandemic
Ken Simonson, chief economist with Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) talks with International Construction’s Jenny Lescohier
US clarifies construction eligibility for paycheck protection loans
American firms that meet small business size standards are eligible 
Survey: Over 25% of US construction firms laying off workers
Despite challenges, some are gaining work in the face of the coronavirus pandemic
US coronavirus relief package now covers self-employed contractors
The recently enacted CARES Act provides unemployment benefits to independent contractors
US unemployment claims break records while construction slows
Tighter shelter-in-place orders bring constuction to a halt in many areas, putting thousands out of work
CCA: Canadian construction sites should remain open
Canadian Construction Association says work should continue, provided set protocol is followed
Trump pushes for $2 trillion infrastructure package
The latest US economic relief package could focus on construction of roads, bridges and airports
Exclusive: how is China’s construction equipment sector recovering?
Beijing-based SHI Yang, Director of Research at Off-Highway Research China, on how China’s construction equipment market is recovering
Manitou maintains closures
The group will continue the closure of its manufacturing activities in France, Italy and India
New federal guidance suggests US construction could continue
Appeals from construction officials appear to be heeded as new guidelines more strongly support work on US sites
US VP Pence appeals to equipment manufacturers
Associated Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) works with government to navigate effects of COVID-19 on industry
Manitou ceases activities in Italy and India
The temporary production shut downs follow those in France earlier this month 
No change to UK lifting regs
Crane and access equipment still subject to regular LOLER inspection, despite COVID-19 spread 
ARA seeks $20 billion support for rental sector
Association said ”there is an overwhelming need for the federal government to aid all businesses”
Niftylift temporarily closes UK facilities
The company will shut down for three weeks as dictated by the UK government
US construction officials, unions rally to continue working
Some states have already ruled construction can continue, despite shelter-in-place orders
Construction considered ‘essential’ in many US regions
Despite increasingly strict coronavirus precautions, construction continues in many large American markets
Economic recovery post coronavirus could be ‘robust’
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development releases €1 billion in emergency funds
Terex issues COVID-19 statement
Terex Corp. and Genie continue to produce products and serve customers in safest ways possible
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