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EPA to Propose Tougher Rules for Woodstoves

EPA to propose tougher air pollution standards for home heating woodstoves. More

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California Lead-Paint Fight's Future Uncertain

The outcome of a class action suit brought by nine California communities against three manufacturers is far from certain as the companies will most likely appeal a judge's order to pay $1.1 billion for lead paint mitigation. More

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Take Care When Adding Credit Card Surcharges

The recent settlement of a VISA-MasterCard class action opened the door to charging credit card fees to customers. But there are risks involved. More

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HUD Approves $20M in Fed Loans To Assist 84 Lumber

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved a $15 million loan guarantee to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a $5 million loan guarantee to Washington County, Pa., to help 84 Lumber Co. pay off the remains of a crushing $195 million, 18 percent interest loan. More

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PA County Board Backs 84's Fed Loan Bid

Washington County, Pa., commissioners voted 2-1 to endorse 84 Lumber's application for a $5 million federal loan, the second step in 84's campaign to pay off the final quarter of a $195 million, 18% interest loan that has hobbled the LBM giant's operations. More

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My Showroom: Douglas Lumber, Smithfield, RI

When you're operating in the state with the nation's fourth-highest unemployment rate and the 19th worst foreclosure rate, it might seem to make sense for Douglas Lumber of Smithfield, R.I., to hunker down and wait for better times. But general manager Steve Rendine rejects that attitude, and he's using the continual improvement of his store's showroom displays as one way to fight back. More

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Sept. 16 Meet Likely for PA Panel To Weigh 84's $5M Federal Loan Bid

The Washington County, Pa., board of commissioners is likely to consider on Sept. 16 a request by 84 Lumber to champion the LBM giant's bid to get a $5 million federal loan, the second step in its campaign to pay off the final quarter of a $195 million, 18% interest loan that has hobbled 84's operations. More

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84 Requests Another Fed Loan, This Time for $5M

Officials for 84 Lumber launched the second phase of their bid to get out from under the rest of a $195 million, 18% interest loan when they asked Washington County, Pa., commissioners to sponsor 84's request for a federal loan. More

How Low Is Low?
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How Low Is Low?

Are lumber prices really at their lowest level ever? More

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FoxGal Shuts Six Facilities

Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Co. closed facilities in San Antonio and Sulphur Springs, Texas; Tucson, Payson and Lakeside, Ariz.; and Pueblo, Colo., the company said in a Dec. 3 memo to employees. More

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