Hurricanes

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U.S. House Delays Flood Insurance Rate Hikes for Some, Senate Action to Come

Legislation halting FEMA until Sept. 30 from imposing massive flood-insurance rate hikes for some homeowners passed the House. The meaure now goes to the Senate for action. More

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When Good Intentions Go Bad

Wood chosen for its environmentally preferable properties is rotting in 30 different Make It Right homes in New Orleans, sparking debate about the use of new--and green--building materials. More

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A Dealer's Rough-Weather Survival Guide

As the East Coast braces for the brunt of Hurricane Sandy to make landfall, it's not too late for area dealers to take a final walk through their yard to ensure limited material and structural damage. More

Beyond Katrina Country, Unexpected Hotspots
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Beyond Katrina Country, Unexpected Hotspots

It's probably no surprise that, of the 25 counties with 5,000 or more units that... More

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Home Depot Sees Drop in Big-Ticket, Overall Sales

The Home Depot today credited hurricanes and storms with helping some of its markets and product groups post better results than they might have otherwise, but said overall same-store sales declined by single-digit percentages in 2008 and big-ticket purchases recorded double-digit declines. More

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Texas Lumberyards, Distributors Struggle Back To Service After Ike

Lumberyards and distributors in Houston and along parts of Texas' Gulf Coast struggled to recover from the damage inflicted over the weekend by Hurricane Ike. One yard was believed destroyed, several dealers reported building damage, and continued power outages forced some operations to remain closed. More

Clear Trends
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Clear Trends

With new construction down and the hurricane season under way, window... More

Big Hearts, Great Ideas
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Big Hearts, Great Ideas

Pure to this industry's entrepreneurial spirit, dealers and their employees have... More

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