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  • Does The United States Need More Immigrant Construction Labor?

    Construction industry lobbyists are pushing for more construction worker visas as Washington takes up immigration reform.

  • Maryland Counties Get Power To Clean Up Nuisance Properties

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    The effects of the stalemate in Washington will likely grow worse the longer it lasts.

  • Standard Writing Groups Sue In Copyright Claim

    Federal courts have ruled that building codes, once adopted into law, can’t be copyrighted. A new lawsuit will test whether that principle also allows free re-publishing of ASTM standards and similar industry-created consensus-based rules.

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    Congress authorized funding for Hurricane Sandy emergency relief in January. But the actual money hasn’t started flowing yet.

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    Today, as many governments worldwide begin to enact legislation that will phase out incandescent lamps, the Pace Gallery is paying homage to the iconic, endangered form with a show that celebrates the light bulb's role as an artistic muse. "Burning, Bright: A Short History of the Light Bulb," is a...

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