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Survey: Younger buyers seek townhouses as starter homes (access required)

Ranch-style homes, large backyards and updated kitchens top shoppers’ wish lists this spring, according to Realtor.com’s home buyer survey. More than half of home seekers are looking for a three-bedroom home, while 75 percent of shoppers are considering a two-bathroom ...

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Golfing is on the upswing

Although golf took a significant hit during the recession, there are signs that more players are venturing back onto the course. Golf Datatech LLC’s annual data from 2016 showed a slight increase, 0.6 percent, in the number of rounds played ...

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U.S. metro-area construction employment is ailing, but not in Boise (access required)

Despite rises in building activity, more than one in three American metropolitan areas saw job losses in construction in 2016. But Boise saw the largest increase in construction employment in the country. Industry leaders are calling on President Donald Trump ...

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National survey: Apartment markets are slowing across US (access required)

Apartment markets aren’t quite as hot as they used to be, according to the National Multifamily Housing Council’s quarterly survey released in January. As Multi-Housing News reports, all four of the survey’s indexes remained below the break-even level of 50 ...

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Arizona governor wants to let more parents bring infants to work (access required)

Shannon Whiteaker found out she was pregnant the day she was offered a job at the Arizona Department of Health Services. Thankfully, her new job offered a rare perk — the ability to bring her baby to work until he ...

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Survey shows mixed expectations for multifamily housing

A new survey from Capital One reveals that multifamily professionals have mixed expectations for supply and demand in their markets this year. “We closely watch planned and permitting numbers across the country and monitor areas with a lack of supply,” ...

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OSHA issues new rule on slip, trip, fall hazards (access required)

A new federal rule will extend a prohibition against using body belts as part of a personal fall-prevention system, even as workers are required to undergo more training on fall-protections systems and fall equipment. The changes appear to mean little for ...

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New DOL rules ban sex discrimination (access required)

For the first time in 40 years, the U.S. Department of Labor has revised its regulations banning sexual discrimination in federal contracting. According to an official statement, the Department of Labor’s new rule was needed to ensure its internal guidelines ...

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Industry officials hope Trump relaxes more federal regulations (access required)

Bolstered by a series of recent court rulings blocking new federal regulations, construction-industry groups now say they are expecting even better news when president-elect Donald Trump moves into the White House in January. The latest blow to the new federal rules came ...

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Wet wipes lawsuit gets green light from judge (access required)

A lawsuit by several entities against the manufacturers of “flushable” wipes got the green light from U.S. District Court Judge John Tunheim who ruled that governments could continue with their lawsuit against Proctor & Gamble Co., Kimberly-Clark Corporation and others ...

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