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LinkedIn for lawyers (access required)

Mark C.D. Newall has the better part of three decades’ experience helping lawyers develop their careers, and LinkedIn is one tool he considers indispensable in the process. Newall, a partner at Essex Partners and principal at Keystone Partners Legal in ...

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Construction costs keep rising as tariff anxiety festers (access required)

Construction costs climbed again in May, following price increases this spring driven by trade disputes over steel, aluminum and lumber. The cost of all goods used in construction increased 8.8 percent year-over-year in May. Among individual types of materials, some of ...

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Fed survey: Small businesses report better access to credit (access required)

A new report finds that 46 percent of small businesses with at least one employee that applied for credit in 2017 received the full amount they sought, an increase from 40 percent the year before. The Small Business Credit Survey ...

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Report: Homes sold faster than ever in 2017 (access required)

Home shoppers should be prepared to move quickly when they find a home they want, as homes sold at their fastest pace on record in 2017. It took 81 days to sell the median U.S. home in 2017, nine days faster ...

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AGC: Construction costs climbed in March (access required)

Construction costs climbed again in March, with increases for a wide range of building materials, including many that are subject to proposed tariffs that could drive prices still higher and cause scarcities, according to an analysis by the Associated General ...

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Study: landlords might be falling short on screening renters

More than half of all landlords don’t conduct credit checks on their renters, according to a national study. The Real Property Management franchise surveyed 290 landlords nationally in January for its research, which was carried out by the Boston firm ...

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Washington state to develop building codes for mass-timber construction (access required)

While Oregon developers seem to be taking more direct action when it comes to mass-timber building techniques, Washington lawmakers are also trying to leave their mark on the industry. According to a recent report in industry publication The Architect’s Newspaper, ...

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Nationally, malls adapt to new shopping trends (access required)

Back in the days before teenagers began to walk around absorbed in a handheld device, they went to the mall. They met their friends there, played in arcades there, grabbed a snack and – perhaps most importantly for the economy ...

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Trade groups unite to improve construction site safety (access required)

The Associated Builders and Contractors and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals have reached agreement on a planned collaboration to improve occupational safety at construction workplaces across the country. The memorandum of agreement signed by the two groups March 19focuses ...

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New federal rules expand access to association health insurance (access required)

The federal government plans to loosen the rules regarding associations’ ability to offer health insurance, a move that some say could provide new options and others view as a potential issue for the insurance market. President Donald Trump last October ...

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