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In apparent shot at Trump, Pope says ‘builders of walls’ sow fear and divide

January 26, 2019 |

Pope Francis has taken another shot at wall-building politicians, telling thousands of Catholics in Panama gathered for World Youth Day that “builders of walls sow fear” and “divide people.”
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Pope says ‘builders of walls’ sow fear and divide

January 26, 2019 |

Pope Francis takes another shot at wall-building politicians, telling thousands of Catholics in Panama gathered for World Youth Day that “builders of walls sow fear” and “divide people.”
CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

As the housing market slows, builders are offering buyer discounts

January 11, 2019 |

As the housing market has downshifted, more builders are offering sweeteners to close the deal.

Companies large and small are paying closing costs, buying down mortgage rates and trimming square footage to offer a cheaper abode. Some are countering the high cost of a mortgage with a more direct…


L.A. Times – Business

Starting in 2020, all new homes in California must come with solar panels. Builders are getting ready

December 16, 2018 |

When Irvine-based City Ventures started sticking solar panels on all of its homes six years ago, the builder emerged as a front-runner in the race toward energy-efficient home building. Soon it will be joined on the track by every developer in California.

Starting in 2020, California will become…


L.A. Times – Business

Builders Race to Save NFL’s Eagles From Billy Penn Jinx

December 3, 2017 |

Superstitious construction workers have placed a small statue of Philadelphia’s founder atop the city’s newest skyscraper in an effort to save the NFL-leading Philadelphia Eagles from a fabled jinx, the AP reports. According to Philly.com, the William Penn figurine was affixed to the Comcast tower’s highest beam Monday after…
Newser

Why builders of big L.A. projects are making concrete with gravel and sand shipped from Canada

November 4, 2017 |

Gravel is cheap to buy, but expensive to move. So why are new L.A. high-rises and the new Rams stadium using gravel shipped all the way from Canada?
L.A. Times – Business

Immigration Rules to Exacerbate Home Builders’ Labor Shortfall

January 28, 2017 |

The U.S. home-building industry, which relies heavily on immigrant labor, could face significant challenges under stricter immigration enforcement rules outlined during President Donald Trump’s first week in office.
WSJ.com: US Business

Drought has made fountains a hard sell, but waterscape builders blame public misperception

April 5, 2016 |

Yorba Linda business owner Jeffrey Barman has vowed that the state’s endless drought won’t mark the end of his company, California Waters.

Barman, co-owner Mark Pitman and some 45 employees design, install and repair decorative fountains and other water features, including a $ 3-million interactive…


L.A. Times – Business

Home Builders Slowed by Permit Delays

March 6, 2016 |

U.S. home prices and rents are surging, but developers are having trouble meeting demand because understaffed city governments are causing delays in getting permits.
WSJ.com: US Business

Home builders Standard Pacific, Ryland Group agree to ‘merger of equals’

June 15, 2015 |

Southern California home builders Standard Pacific Corp. and Ryland Group have agreed to merge in a stock transaction, creating a company that would have an equity market capitalization of about $ 5.2 billion and would operate in 17 states.
L.A. Times – Business