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More stories about Demographics

  • In the News

    Improved energy efficiency in central air; California comp system criticized as harmful to workers; a rise in material prices; cordless-tool voltages ramp up; more

  • Downtown living takes off

    During the 1990s, the number of people living in the nation’s downtowns increased by 10%, a significant turnaround from two decades of overall decline.

  • In the News

    Helping the homeless in Orange County, Calif.; Supreme Court ruling on eminent domain; second life for old latex paint; Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies annual report; more

  • Letters

    Fire sprinklers; hidden vent holes; handyman contracts; ice advice; more

  • Letters

    Immigrant labor; sealed crawlspace follow-up; a remodeler risk; more

  • Success With Spanish-Speaking Employees

    Three builders who employ mostly Spanish-speaking workers answer questions about communication, safety, cultural differences, and other matters.

  • Danger Zone

    By Bridget Mintz Testa. Wilbur Cancino began his fateful four-day walk from Mexico to McKinney, Texas, near Dallas on a hot Monday morning in June 2001. In the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) investigation that followed, Cancino's death was determined to be his own fault for not...

  • Moving Out

    By Wendy Leibowitz. Newly released figures confirm what builders already know firsthand: More immigrants as well as native-born Americans are emigrating from expensive states like California, New York, Illinois, Connecticut, and New Jersey -- in favor of the Sunbelt, the Midwest, and the Southeast...

  • Dispelling Myths

    As we at WCI go about the business of creating luxurious lifestyle communities, marketing and selling homes in those communities, and providing an unmatched lifestyle environment for our customers, we are frequently reminding ourselves of our obligations to our shareholders. I believe it is...

  • Notebook

    “Visitability” regulations, aging baby boomers, hazardous suburbs, contractors defeat the IRS, an energy-efficient steel wall, more