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Want a fireplace in your home? Go house-shopping in Boise

RealtyTrac recently focused on the Top 10 cities in the United States for finding homes with a fireplace. The company surveyed metro areas with more than 100,000 housing units. At the top of the list is Littleton, Colo., where 80 ...

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Construction firms see growth, labor shortage (access required)

More than 80 percent of construction firms nationwide plan to expand their payrolls in 2015, but firms also expect finding workers to fill professional and craft worker positions to continue to be a challenge, according to the Associated General Contractors ...

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New York considers Uniform Bar Exam (access required)

The New York State Board of Law Examiners is considering the adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam, a move that would make it easier for lawyers in more than a dozen other states, including Idaho, to work in the Empire ...

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Lenders are cautious in financing remodeling

Caution among lender was seen as the biggest barrier to homeowners finding financing for remodeling projects, according to the results of a survey by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Thirty-eight percent said financers were being “overly cautious,” according ...

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Few new law hires score top salary (access required)

The six-figure salary with a desk in a tall, downtown office building is a prize that seems ever more elusive for new law school graduates as the law firm legal market changes. The shrinking pool of high dollar entry-level legal ...

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National home-remodeling growth expected to moderate (access required)

The home remodeling industry is expected to experience slower growth next year after rising during the next three quarters. The annual increase in home-improvement spending is slated to ease to 3.1 percent in the second quarter of next year, down ...

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Survey: consumers are starting to open their wallets again (access required)

After about seven years of cutting back, consumers finally are opening their wallets again. At least that’s what a recent survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center indicates. We’re ready to shop again, the report finds, but we’re not ...

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New York adoption of uniform bar exam could lead other states to follow (access required)

New York is considering adopting the uniform bar examination. If it does, the move could prompt others to follow in what could become implementation of a national licensing standard. The uniform bar exam is given in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, ...

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Gen X is struggling with mortgages, impeding the housing market (access required)

The housing market is in a morass largely caused by the plight of Generation X homeowners. In a new report on homeowner equity, Zillow finds that homeowners aged 39 to 49 got hit hard by the financial crisis and are ...

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