New York City Comptroller John Liu was denied more than $3 million in public matching funds in his bid for the Democratic mayoral nomination after the Campaign Finance Board said it found evidence of possible “serious and pervasive” fundraising violations.
Demand for construction workers and materials is likely to receive a boost as homeowners in coastal areas of New York and New Jersey rebuild after their properties were devastated by flooding and heavy winds.
Cody Buck rebuilt his home in Sayreville, New Jersey, after Hurricane Irene knocked it down last year. Yesterday, Buck showed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie how superstorm Sandy destroyed the house again.
Purchases of new houses in the U.S. rose more than forecast in December, propelled by a record surge in the West as buyers in California may have rushed to qualify for a state tax credit before it expired.