Cemex Reaches First-Quarter Profit Milestone as U.S. Sales Climb

  • Construction gains boosted U.S. cement and concrete volumes
  • Company avoided a first-quarter loss for first time since 2009

Cemex SAB, bolstered by cost cuts and U.S. sales gains, ended a streak of first-quarter losses that began as the global economic crisis pushed the cement maker to the brink of default.

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