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Health Care Overhaul: Industry Still Bracing for Impact

Remodelers are alternately relieved and confused in response to the health care... More

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Update on Smart Grid Appliances

The futuristic-sounding Smart Grid concept is top-of-mind for appliance manufacturers. More

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Obama Unveils ëCash for Caulkersí Rebates for Energy-Efficient Retrofits

Homestar program would provide up to $3,000 for product upgrades, whole-house retrofits. More

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A Statistical Snapshot of OSHA and Remodeling

Is OSHA cracking down on residential remodeling? Or does it just seem that way? More

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Insulation An Easy Upsell on Roofing or Siding Jobs

Considering adding blown insulation as an adjunct to your roofing and siding jobs? More

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Simonton President Mark Savan Invited to Private Meeting With President Obama

Energy efficiency in home improvement highlights the presidentís agenda. More

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Jeld-Wenís Saxton Attends Jobs Summit, Pushes for Construction Industry Focus

The company's executive vice president, Ron Saxton, encouraged President Obama to see that window and door companies can create jobs now, with a ripple effect across the country. More

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Cash for Caulkers: the Ultimate Construction Job-Creating Machine?

Over the course of two years, the proposed program would allocate roughly $23 billion to encourage U.S. homeowners to seal their ducts, insulate their attics and basements, install programmable thermostats, and otherwise retrofit leaky homes in relatively minor ways that can greatly reduce energy use. More

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Product Extra: Stimulus Products

Manufacturers have been busy introducing new products that qualify for federal tax credits. More

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Sorting Out Tax Credits, Mollifying Misinformed Clients

A potential superstar going through an extremely ungainly stage: That might summarize how some remodelers are viewing the energy tax credits and other home-improvement incentives in President Obamaís economic stimulus package, at least at this relatively early stage of the game. More

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