US construction spending up 0.2 percent in April to $953.5 billion, strongest in 5 years

  • by: MARTIN CRUTSINGER , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 2, 2014 - 12:10 PM

WASHINGTON — U.S. construction spending posted modest gains in April, driven by an uptick in home building and government construction that lifted total activity to the highest level in five years.

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