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Prevailing-wage rules rile union, homebuilders

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com A federal prevailing-wage requirement for stimulus-backed weatherization projects is drawing fire from labor and management. Labor wants the pay rate to go higher. Management wants the rate to go away. Both sides realize they have little chance ...

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U.S. economy loses top spot in poll to Swiss

Eliane Engeler AP Writer Geneva — The United States has lost its place as the world’s most competitive economy, according to a new survey, falling behind Switzerland mainly because of the financial crisis and accumulated fiscal deficits. The survey, which ...

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