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A New Big U.K. Purchase Deal Proceeds, but Another Fizzles

Design firm Hyder Consulting is sold to Dutch-based ARCADIS, while contractors Balfour Beatty and Carillion end just-announced merger talks.

Collapse of Contractor Lakeshore TolTest Corp. Leaves a Messy Trail

Firm that had more than $500M in global work now faces legal action from thousands of creditors, its former CEO and the U.S. Justice Dept.

Senate OKs $8B Trust-Fund Fix, Sending Bill Back to House

Senate's "patch" lasts just five months, aiming to force action in December on long-term transportation bill.

AECOM Acquires Hunt, Adding to Construction Capabilities

No price to buy privately-held Hunt Construction Group was disclosed, but industry sources estimate the value of the transaction at around $100 million.

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