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    If you plan to work on pre-1978 houses, you’ll need certification by April 2010.

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  • America’s Workers Priced Out of Housing

    Many of the workers who are instrumental in building the nation’s homes are priced out of owning their own, reveals the new Paycheck to Paycheck: Wages and the Cost of Housing in America report.

  • Employee Drinking on the Job

    Suppose your lead carpenter calls and says there has been an accident: One of your employees cut his finger off — and by the way, he had alcohol on his breath when it happened. What do you do? If you’re like most contractors, you fire the employee and then say to yourself, “Whew! I’m glad that’s...

  • Letters

    Architectural abomination; protecting trees on site; reasons for red flags; grounding three-prong outlets

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    Roofing nails puncture gas lines in Texas; hot countertops rattle kitchen and bath industry; dustup over drywall

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  • In the News

    Study shows high on-the-job death rate for Hispanic workers; San Diego launches new recycling mandate; states crack down on copper theft; more

  • Businesses Feel the Housing Pinch

    A lack of affordable housing is making it difficult for companies to hire and retain entry- and mid-level workers.

  • Letters

    Interior-design law; stabilizing steel against buckling; respect for legal immigrants