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Pandemic halts, delays projects nationwide, AGC survey finds (access required)

The construction site at 323 W. Broad St. in Downtown Boise.

The coronavirus pandemic has caused more than one out of four contractors to halt or delay work on current projects, according to a survey by the Associated General Contractors of America. The survey results show how quickly market conditions have ...

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On the menu: Economic disarray, caused by coronavirus (access required)

Shortly after the March 16 lockdown in Maryland, Brian Boston began takeout service at his fine dining restaurant in Sparks. Thanks to loyal customers who frequented the establishment, the restaurant broke even. But by week two, Boston was losing $1,000 ...

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Housing market shows early signs of recovery, even in areas where COVID-19 coronavirus has not yet peaked (access required)

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CHARLOTTE, NC — New listings and home sales are seeing early signs of recovery in the U.S. housing market, even as some cities struggle to flatten the coronavirus curve, finds a new analysis from Redfin (www.redfin.com), a technology-based real estate ...

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National survey shows law firm financials solid in 2018

An annual survey of law firms with 50 or more lawyers shows that more firms improved their financial performance last year and are looking to the future with more optimism than previous editions of the survey suggested. The 2019 Law ...

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Report: Boise drivers are third-safest (access required)

The 14th annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report ranked Idaho’s capital as having the third-safest drivers in the country. The report was based on Allstate claims data. The America’s Best Drivers Report ranks the 200 largest cities in America based ...

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ABA holds off on changing LSAT requirement for law school (access required)

The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates was supposed to vote during its annual meeting earlier this month on a proposal to eliminate a requirement that law schools use the LSAT for prospective students. But the motion was pulled before ...

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Construction costs keep going up as tariffs take hold (access required)

With new tariffs imposed on imported steel and aluminum, the cost of construction materials rose again in June. The cost of inputs to the construction industry increased by 9.6 percent on average from June 2017 to June 2018, according to ...

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Study: Bank customers are still using neighborhood branches (access required)

An explosion of new commercial technologies across any retail sector you care to think of have rapidly changed consumer behavior in recent years. New “market places” have popped up on the screens of all the various devices people use each ...

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Navigating uncertainty: Legal options for manufacturers confronting tariffs (access required)

Pursuant to a series of Proclamations issued by President Trump, tariffs recently went into effect on all steel and aluminum articles imported into the United States from countries other than Argentina, Australia, Brazil, and South Korea. Exemptions granted to Canada, ...

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