With a new administration, the time is ripe for policies to change. But by how much remains to be seen

undocumented workers

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It’s against the law to hire undocumented workers, and that applies to general contractors whose subcontractors employ illegals

Weatherization, Paul Sableman, Michigan, WAP

The federal Weatherization Assistance Program provides families with energy-saving products. One study claims the uprfront investments are about twice the actual savings. Many in the industry disagree. Photo: Paul Sableman

Remodeling experts respond to a study claiming that weatherizing a home costs more than it saves

RIP Freddie Gray flyer

Freddie Gray was poor and black and lead-poisoned. The combination proved deadly.

Construction worker cutting concrete block


A look at the changes—the first in more than 40 years—and how they will affect our industry

Latino workers crowd around potential hirer


Here’s what’s behind President Obama’s executive order on immigration and how it might affect your business

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There’s still time to squeeze in some tax perks for your business before 2015 hits.

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“Business interests face a much more receptive audience now that Republicans are poised to control both the House and Senate next year,” according to The New York Times. 

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Will a Republican majority lead to a new agenda or more gridlock? 

Carol Galante

FHA  Commissioner Carol Galante is resigning at the end of the year.

Galante spearheaded several initiatives as commissioner that she said were aimed at boosting the housing market, such as revamping the agency’s loss-mitigation programs and revising its automatic underwriting program.

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