In this, the second of three primers on the U.S. fiscal situation, we focus on spending by the federal government in the United States by looking at the composition of current spending and estimates of future spending.

The SPIB Board of Governor's met  on August 30, 2012, there the complete visually graded dimension design value matrix with Dense, Unclassified, and Non-Dense values was approved and  forwarded to the ALSC Board of Review.

OSHA announced it will extend for three months its temporary enforcement measures in residential construction.

Given that we are in the heart of the summer, Moody's created this list the top five tax matters / issues waiting to be dealt with in Canada.

During the last few months, Builder engaged photographers in different locations across the country to document the building resurgence that’s going on, and many of the photos contained safety violations.

President Obama's message to entrepreneurs that "you didn't build that" prompted one Georgia lumber retail owner to respond with a not-so-subtle retort.

The USCIS division of the DHS has announced that employers should continue to use the current Form I-9, which is set to expire on Aug. 31, 2012, until further notice. 

If Congress does not act within the next few months, virtually all federal programs will face an automatic across-the-board funding cut of about 8%.

A proposed set of regulations that would force manufacturers to substitute alternative chemicals if they want to sell their products in California, many of them are in the home improvement or building channel.

This Reuters article, picked up by several news outlets, explores the push by advocates to mandate sprinklers though the building code and how several states are resisting that pressure.