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An economic outlook report released Thursday for members of the North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) points to positive trends.

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The following organizations have been recognized as BCMC Build Friends, whose total in-kind and cash contributions total $1500 or more.

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U.S. manufacturing continues to slowdown as output and orders fell below break even but employment held up.

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​For public and private decision makers, there were three papers presented at Jackson Hole that are worth a read.

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Taking more from a struggling private sector can only be justified if we think government spending will be more useful than the private spending and investment it replaces.

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A Lewiston roofing company faces nearly a quarter-million dollars in fines for failing to protect its workers from falls and other safety violations.

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Now companies must add another poster, spelling out employee rights to join labor unions and bargain collectively without facing retaliation.

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This article provides a forward-looking perspective on the “Certifiable” nature of the ABC Green Home, defined to be a virtual “Net-Zero energy” model.

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The Federal Way, Wash.-based company said in a news release that it is making the name change "to simplify customer contacts and leverage the widespread recognition of the Weyerhaeuser identity."

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RedBuilt, a US-based supplier of engineered lumber products, has signed an agreement to acquire assets of rival Standard Structures Inc (SSI) that include equipment, raw materials inventory and intellectual property.

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Two more units of Lyman Lumber, the No. 21 company on this year's ProSales 100, are in the process of shutting down as a consequence of Lyman's Chapter 11 bankruptcy, 

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Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke today gave a speech outlining near-term and long-term prospects and policy considerations concerning the nation’s economy. While Bernanke noted some positive developments have occurred in the two years since NBER’s end-date for the Great Recession, he also detailed economic disappointments that are a source of ongoing concern for any small business owner or stakeholder in the housing market.

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Today the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the “second” estimate of real GDP growth for the second quarter of 2011.

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Today, markets received a gut-wrenching August payroll report, ratcheting up recession fears again.

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New home sales fell for the 4th straight month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 298,000 in July 2011. Assuming this trend continues, new home sales are on track to finish this year as the worst on records dating back 50 years.

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