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February 4, 2014

Home prices saw double-digit gains in 2013, posting the highest annual rate of increase since 2005, according to CoreLogic's latest housing report, released Tuesday. Ten states and the District of Columbia reached new all-time price peaks last year.

“We expect the rising prices to attract more sellers, unlocking this pent-up supply, which will have a moderating effect on prices in 2014,” said Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic.

August 7, 2013

A total of 247 metropolitan areas across 49 states and the District of Columbia qualified for inclusion on the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) for August. This number is down from 255 metros in July, but it is about three times the number of metros that qualified for the list in August 2012.

July 8, 2013

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court, in United States v. Windsor, found unconstitutional Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which had prohibited the federal government from acknowledging marriages between same-sex couples. Same-sex marriages were recognized as legal by 12 states and the District of Columbia at the time of the ruling.

March 15, 2013

An estimated two-thirds of the 6 million or so gas fireplaces in the U.S. are purely decorative.

And thanks to a recent court order, these decorative fireplaces will not have to abide by Department of Energy regulations on energy efficiency — averting big losses for manufacturers. The District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled in favor of an appeal filed by the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) challenging the DOE's recent actions to regulate decorative hearth products.

January 24, 2013

The per-capita list is based on 2010 U.S. Census data and includes commercial and institutional buildings certified under LEED. About 2.2 billion sq. ft. of space has been certified worldwide through 2012.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its annual list of the top 10 states for new LEED certifications in 2012.

The per-capita list is based on 2010 U.S. Census data and includes commercial and institutional buildings certified under LEED. About 2.2 billion sq. ft. of space has been certified worldwide through 2012.

January 9, 2013

The number of metropolitan areas on the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) rose for a fifth consecutive month to 242 in January. This is up from 201 markets in December, and includes entrants from 48 states and the District of Columbia.  

November 6, 2012

The number of U.S. housing markets showing consistent improvement in three key measures of strength expanded by 22 in November to a total of 125, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI). This marks a third consecutive monthly gain for the index, which now includes representatives from across 38 states, as well as the District of Columbia.

November 5, 2012

Voters in 38 states will consider 174 statewide ballot measures on Nov. 6, 2012, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). These proposals are wide-ranging, with a number of them having potential workplace implications.

Questions appear on the ballots in more than one state concerning:

• Medical marijuana use;
• Legalization of marijuana; and
• Same-sex marriage.

August 6, 2012

The list of U.S. housing markets that showed measurable and sustained improvement dropped by four, from 84 to 80, in August 2012, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI). This number includes representatives from 32 states plus the District of Columbia.

Shifting home prices caused nine markets to fall from the list, while 75 markets that retained their places and five new ones were added.

July 9, 2012

The list of U.S. housing markets that showed measurable and sustained improvement rose by four to include 84 metro areas in July, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI). This number includes representatives from 32 states plus the District of Columbia. 

May 1, 2012

A rule that would have forced most U.S. employers to post a notice of employees' rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) has been temporarily blocked by a federal circuit court.

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on April 17 granted an emergency injunction pending the appeal of a prior D.C. district court ruling that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) had authority to issue the poster requirement, but had no ability to punish an employer for failure to comply.

April 27, 2012

A decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C.) Circuit Court has delayed a new rule — set to take effect April 30 — that required workplaces to post right-to-organize notices.

To be in compliance with the new rule, private employers will have to post an 11-in.-by-17-in. notice regarding employee rights to unionize under the National Labor Relations Act. The requirement was set by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

April 18, 2012

A decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C.) Circuit Court has delayed a new rule -- set to take effect April 30 -- that required workplaces to post right-to-organize notices.

To be in compliance with the new rule, private employers will have to post an 11-by-17-in. notice regarding employee rights to unionize under the National Labor Relations Act. The requirement was set by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

March 23, 2012

A federal district court decision on a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule requiring employers to post notices informing workers of their right to unionize could have a wide-reaching impact on most U.S. employers and their workers, according to experts.

January 20, 2012

Using a per-capita basis, the District of Columbia, Colorado and Illinois lead the nation in LEED-certified buildings, according to a report released by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The 2011 list of top 10 states for LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings was based on the U.S. 2010 census information.

January 9, 2012

The list of improving U.S. housing markets tracked by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) almost doubled in January 2012 with the addition of 40 new metro areas. The NAHB’s First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) now counts 76 improving markets, up from 41 in December, with 31 states and the District of Columbia represented by at least one entry.

May 11, 2011

Total state existing-home sales, including single-family and condo, rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.14 million in the first quarter, up 8.3% from 4.75 million in the fourth quarter, and down 0.8% from a 5.18-million pace during the same period in 2010, according to the National Association of Realtors. 

Existing-home sales showed gains in 49 states and the District of Columbia, while 22% of the available metropolitan areas saw prices rise from a year ago.

March 14, 2011

As an EPA deadline looms, Parsippany, N.J.-based Reckitt Benckiser said its d-CON bait pellet rodenticide products will remain on the shelves.

On Jan. 28, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia mandated EPA to follow due process and hold hearings before making any recommendation that could result in the removal of its d-CON loose baits from the market, the company said. The company says it is hoping to avoid market confusion.

February 23, 2011

East Coast Tile Group signed an exclusive master distribution arrangement with StonePeak Ceramics in the eastern United States. 

Under terms of the deal, East Coast Tile divisions Best Tile and Tile America will use their infrastructure to supply commercial-grade porcelain tiles to customers and prospects in the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

May 11, 2010

In a blockbuster deal announced today, Avenel, N.J.-based Bradco Supply signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by ABC Supply.

The transaction will create a national distributor of exterior building materials with 479 locations in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Combined sales of the new entity will be about $4 billion.