Idaho builders obtained more residential building permits in 2012 than they have in any year since 2008, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The state follows a nationwide trend reported by the Associated Press that put U.S. residential building permits at a 4.5-year high, according to information released Dec. 17 by the Commerce Department.
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It has become a maxim that there are too many lawyers and that there is ongoing softness in demand for legal services. (Parenthetically, I disagree; there is, in fact, a dislocation between the supply and the demand for specific legal services, which the organized bar has never been able to address successfully.) Assuming for the [...]
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