BusinessNation & World US construction spending up 0.5 percent in October, bolstered by housing and government Originally published December 1, 2016 at 7:04 am Share story By The Associated Press The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — US construction spending up 0.5 percent in October, bolstered by housing and government. The Associated Press View Comments No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ. Powered by Livefyre The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.