The AIA Architecture Billing Index surges to 54.2 in January from 51.2 previously. The New...

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The AIA Architecture Billing Index surges to 54.2 in January from 51.2 previously. The New Projects Inquiry sub-Index jumps to 63.2. from 57.9. "This is the strongest indication that there will be an upturn in construction activity in the coming months," says AIA's Kermit Baker. (long-term chart)