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Let's Not Let the Campaign's Talk About Lies Coarsen LBM Life
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Let's Not Let the Campaign's Talk About Lies Coarsen LBM Life

Editorial: Trust is the foundation of our business. We need to work to keep it... More

Why You Should Think Local, Not National, During This Election
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Why You Should Think Local, Not National, During This Election

Local elections get less fanfare than national ones, but they matter most for... More

BlueLinx Pays $265K, Rewrites Severance Rules to Avoid SEC Whistleblower Rule Troubles
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BlueLinx Pays $265K, Rewrites Severance Rules to Avoid SEC Whistleblower Rule Troubles

Agency claims distributor's severance agreements curbed ex-workers' willingness to... More

Maintain the Peace This Election Season by Keeping Politics Out of the Workplace
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Maintain the Peace This Election Season by Keeping Politics Out of the Workplace

Here are ways to keep your store's atmosphere from becoming toxic More

How Can You Fight Federal Regulators? Learn How They Think.
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How Can You Fight Federal Regulators? Learn How They Think.

Editorial: Tough new regs are coming your way that won't make sense--unless you... More

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Panel Voices Industry Concerns

Uncertainty, government regulation, and disappointment with the overall direction of the country were the main concerns of a panel discussion in Florida last month. More

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U.S. DOT Rule Prohibits Use of Cell Phones by Commercial Drivers

Starting on Jan. 3, drivers of commercial vehicles will face fines of $2,750 for using their cell phones while driving, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced on Nov. 23. The rule comes from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration divisions and is the latest attempt by the federal government to end distracted driving. More

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NAHB: Cutting GSEs' Loan Limits Would Affect 1.38mln Homes

Roughly 1.38 million homes in 204 counties nationwide could be affected by mortgage loan limits that Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) plan to reduce this fall, the National Association of Home Builders estimates. More

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Slower Homeownership, Household Formations Trends Hamper Housing Industry

Reduced interest in homeownership and fewer household formations hampered the housing industry during 2010 and may mean the industry will take longer to recover than originally thought, the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University concluded in its latest State of the Nation's Housing report. More

2011 ProSales 100: The Hole Truth
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2011 ProSales 100: The Hole Truth

ProSales' annual survey of America's leading construction supply operations finds... More

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