Due to heated budget debates during the second half of last year, Congress failed to approve a 2011 “tax extenders”  bill.  This article looks at the provisions that expired.

SBCA is compiling an ongoing list of lumber mills that have publicly supported the structural components industry’s position regarding the Southern Pine lumber design value change issue.

According to industry sources, the United States and Canada are currently working to extend their softwood lumber trade agreement until 2015

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has announced that it has once again postponed the “Notification of Employee Rights” posting deadline. 

The National Labor Relations Board issued a rule that will lead to speedier union elections and make it easier for unions to gain members, the US Chamber has filed suit.

One analyst makes the case that 30-year fixed-rate mortgages may be a great deal less safe than they are advertised to be.

Republican lawmakers refused to officially adjourn for 2011 in hopes of deterring Obama from making any unconfirmed appointments to controversial boards while Congress is on vacation.

New light bulb efficiency standards will begin phasing in on Jan. 1, even though funding for enforcement was blocked by House GOP.

A final rule specifically prohibiting commercial truck drivers from using hand-held cell phones while operating their vehicles has been enacted by the FMCSA. SBCA has drafted a template mobile phone use policy for manufacturers to use.

The House of Representatives approved two bills that would rein in and reduce the costs of new federal regulations.