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For homebuyers, mortgages are safer but tougher to come by (access required)

Keri Weishaar lives in a spacious, four-bedroom house near Tampa, Florida, thanks to the easy financing that prevailed during last decade’s housing boom. “It was basically nothing to get into this house,” said Weishaar, 48, who bought the house in ...

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August housing construction up 9.2 pct., but permits slide (access required)

U.S. home construction rebounded in August at the fastest pace in seven months but applications for new building permits plunged, sending mixed signals for an industry that has been struggling with rising lumber costs. Housing starts increased 9.2 percent in ...

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Delegate, delegate? It’s not so easy, business owners say

Although Soyini Chan-Shue easily delegated work to police officers when she was a sergeant in the New York City Police Department, it was hard to relinquish tasks to employees of the security firm she now owns. The key difference for ...

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Oregon tiller manufacturer buys former Boise Cascade plant in Horseshoe Bend (access required)

La Grande, Oregon,-based Barreto Manufacturing has purchased the 145,000-square-foot former mill site in Horseshoe Bend that Boise Cascade shut down in 1998. The purchase for an undisclosed amount closed Aug. 23. The 40-acre property includes two manufacturing buildings adding up ...

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Idaho regulators set new timeline for Avista-Hydro One deal (access required)

Idaho utility regulators have set a new schedule for a hearing on the proposed $5.3 billion sale of Avista Corp. to Hydro One. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved the new schedule for deliberations on Tuesday, saying they may not ...

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