Economics



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December 01, 2004

An employee leaving a company is like a stone thrown in a still pond: ripples of disruption spread through the organization, creating unbalance. In any business, this unbalance can be expensive. Turnover can cost a builder in recruiting and administrative fees, lack of attention to quality from employees on their way out, and slower productivity until new employees are up to speed.

Features
November 01, 2004

Contemporary architecture returns to production-built housing, when a GIANT models an entire village in Orange County, Calif., after the shacks of an old mining town.

Features
May 01, 2004

Debate still rages over whether the urban growth boundary works.

Features
January 01, 2004

Census data and 'life stages' help consultant change at least one developer's mind on product mix.

Features
December 01, 2003

If you haven't seen your planned tax refund turn into a tax payment, be patient. Your time will come. Virtually every method you have used to reduce your federal income tax works against you under the AMT.

Features
November 01, 2003

The Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 provides something for almost everyone: business owners, investors and taxpayers.

Features
November 01, 2003

The company plan should support and provide a road map for ownership's vision.

Features
October 01, 2003

The good news of the past few years for builders is that many have accumulated significant sums of money. The bad news? What to do with it.

Features
October 01, 2003

National Association of Realtors study shows that affordability ranks higher than pollution and crime in terms of concerns.

Features
October 01, 2003

The days of 'back-of-the-envelope' land deals and 'rule-of-thumb' land planning disappeared in the last decade, replaced by rigorous analysis with the goal of eking out every potential dime from very expensive dirt. Now, a new tool can help sharpen the...

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