Building work could stall unless insurance remains available
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 5, 2013, file photo, specialist Christian Sanfillippo, right, smiles as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Dow's new all-time high and better economic data from the United States propelled world stock markets higher Wednesday March 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
FILE - In this Friday Feb. 8, 2013, file photo, an investor looks at the stock price monitor at a private securities company in Shanghai, China. U.S. stocks are not alone in racing ahead this year. Many markets in Europe and Asia are trading at multi-year highs, too, in part because of Wall Street’s rally. (AP Photo)
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 file photo, a woman shops at a Nordstrom store in Chicago. U.S. consumers increased spending modestly in January but cut back on major purchases that signal confidence in the economy. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
In this Jan. 5, 2013 photo, a woman uses an ATM machine in downtown Pittsburgh. U.S. consumers increased spending modestly in January but cut back on major purchases that signal confidence in the economy. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
A tourism push will entice locals rather than interstate visitors to bushfire-affected towns.
WASHINGTON (AP) — US orders for goods that signal business investment fell 2.7 pct., biggest drop in 7 months.