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Study yields insights into attorneys’ mental health, substance abuse (access required)

Since its release last month, a groundbreaking study into attorneys’ mental health and substance abuse has had little trouble making itself known throughout the legal profession. Still the effects of the study — the first to examine attorneys’ mental health ...

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Number of jobless construction workers hits new low (access required)

The number of unemployed construction workers nationwide in February was at its lowest point since 2000, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics began a regular household survey of unemployed construction workers. Construction firms added 19,000 workers in February, according to ...

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Construction material prices fall for 14th straight month (access required)

Construction material prices continued trekking downward in January, according to a national association representing mostly non-union contractors. The Associated Builders and Contractors, in an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data, reported that construction input prices fell by 0.6 percent ...

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ABC reports slowdown in nonresidential construction spending (access required)

A nationwide trade association reported Jan. 29 that nonresidential construction spending decreased by 1.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015. That marked the first time spending of that sort has contracted since the third quarter of 2012, according to ...

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Whole Foods plans layoffs (access required)

Whole Foods Market plans 1,500 layoffs nationwide. Whole Foods plans to cut the jobs over the next two months as part of efforts to provide lower prices for customers and invest in technology upgrades. The company said in a Sept. ...

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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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