Housing is back – and so is Home Depot
Jerry Brown is now considering whether to sign or veto AB 1229, a bill to authorize cities to require affordable units as a condition of development. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press / September 18, 2013) Also By The Times editorial board September 19, 2013 Californians have a problem with housing. Too many just can’t afford it, so they either pass up jobs that are too far from where they can afford to live, or they take them and wind up driving too far, clogging the roads and spewing too much exhaust into the air, or else they double, triple or quadruple up their families into cramped apartments or garages that can’t safely accommodate them.
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There weren’t a lot of companies in that space doing that. Before you can even think about training, the first thing is, as an associate, “Does the company care about me? Does the company have my well-being at heart?” So we spent a lot of time on that. And then more tools on learning, more computer-assisted learning, more at-the-moment-of-need learning is what we’ve been focused on. Differentiation is a key to brand power and competitive success in retailing. You have a great big competitor in Lowe’s.
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August housing starts rise 0.9%
Single property management company maryland family home starts, however, were up 7% from July and hit their highest level in six months, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. Single family starts increased the most in the West, rising 17.5% from July. Many Western cities have especially tight supplies of homes for sale. Overall, housing starts came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 891,000, still 19% above last year’s levels. Building permits — an indicator of future construction — declined 3.8% from July but remained 11% above the level of a year ago.
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