Rising costs will continue to hit homebuilders

Dec 26, 2018
New home sales have been slipping most of the year for a variety of reasons
A worker builds a new home at the Pulte Homes Fireside at Norterra-Skyline housing development on March 5, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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You can take this job and love it. Why? If you leave, it may be hard to find a new one.

Dec 7, 2018
Unemployment is lower than at any time in nearly half a century. Lots of jobs have been added this quarter. But today’s job report indicates that now more people are being laid off and filing for unemployment. As the labor…
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Bringing college degrees back to the reservation

Nov 19, 2018
There's no "white-collar economy" to support graduates, writer Sterling HolyWhiteMountain says.
Students throw their mortarboards in the air during their graduation photograph at the University of Birmingham degree congregations on July 14, 2009 in Birmingham, England.
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As two more states hike their minimum wage, what are the chances of a federal increase?

Nov 8, 2018
Arkansas and Missouri voted to raise their minimum wages on Tuesday. Is the federal government next?
Protesters rally against Labor nominee Andrew Puzder outside of a Hardee's restaurant on February 13, 2017 in St Louis, Missouri.
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Who will grow our food?

Nov 6, 2018
As prices fall and costs squeeze farmers, the young opt against lives of hard work and low wages.
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Recent immigration policy moves vex U.S. workers from abroad

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Oct 5, 2018
The lives of many educated, skilled people have essentially been put on hold by a pile of changes to immigration policies.
President Donald Trump speaks in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2017, before signing the "Buy American and Hire American" executive order.
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Government labor board proposes rolling back a rule that made union organizing easier

Sep 14, 2018
Business organizations support the change, but labor activists say it would make low-wage contract workers more vulnerable.

Labor shortages and high cost of materials depress homebuilding, industry says

Jul 18, 2018
Builders are looking into long-term solutions.
A worker saws wood at Canal Crossing, a new luxury apartment community consisting of 393 rental units near the university city of New Haven on August 2, 2017 in Hamden, Connecticut. 
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U.S. added 213,000 jobs in June, unemployment rose to 4 percent

Jul 6, 2018
The low jobless rate has yet to force employers to offer higher wages in order to fill job openings.
Job seekers meet with a recruiter during a job and career fair at City College of San Francisco. 
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