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Exhibition Spotlight: Artist Cora Jane Glasser Questions Our Past, Future

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Cora Jane Glasser WHAT: Query WHEN: January 29-March 5, 2011 WHERE: James Oliver Gallery 723 Chestnut Street- 4th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19...

CWC on PMC in Afghanistan

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This past Monday the always useful Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan held a hearing. The topic was "Recurring problems in Afghan construction."

Design To Fabrication: When 3D Becomes Our Daily Reality

Patricia Brizzio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Brizzio

Computers and the digital technology available today have revolutionized architecture through new design, documentation and construction processes, as...

The 10 Worst Jobs In America

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Though it's certainly not fair, some of the most physically challenging (and dangerous) jobs pay the worst salaries. At least that's what Careercast.c...

Why The Economy Is Growing But Unemployment Won't Fall

AP | PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — An economy growing 2 percent a year might be tolerable in normal times. Today, it's a near-disaster. A growth rate of 5 percent or...

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Dorothy Stoneman, Founder Of YouthBuild

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day on HuffPost, we're highlighting one 'Greatest Person'- an exceptional individual who is confronting the country's economic and political cri...

Women Want to Work Construction. Let's Help Them Get Jobs.

Brigid O'Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brigid O'Farrell

The federal government needs to have both a short-term stimulus program and a long-term economic plan that supports creating good jobs and decent wages for all workers without discrimination based on gender or race.

U.S. To Tolerate Afghan Corruption In Latest War Strategy

Washington Post | Greg Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN - U.S. commanders in southern Afghanistan are adopting a strategy that increasingly places the priority on fighting the Taliban ...

Through a Monstrous Looking Glass

Frank A. Weil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Frank A. Weil

Every now and then, we experience something that seems weird, but then yields an insight into something wrong with modern society. So what does the Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5 metaphor tell us?

Prescription for Union Growth: Be Proactive, Take Risks

Edwin D. Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Edwin D. Hill

We have built our reputation by working with our unionized contractors to provide the best-trained, safest and most productive electrical construction workforce in the world.

Infrastructure: The Best Bargain In The U.S. Economy

washingtonpost.com | Ezra Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

People say that the government should be run more like a business. So imagine you are CEO of the government. Your bridges are crumbling. Your schools ...

PHOTOS: Hempcrete, Earthships, And More! The Coolest Home Design Trends

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The modern home builder has a bevy of options for building a sustainable, low-energy, non-toxic building. From hemp, to corn cobs, to old tires, to sm...

$50B Infrastructure Plan: Make it Open Source and Transparent

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cameron Sinclair

Obama noted this plan "will change the way Washington spends your tax dollars." Given it's our tax dollars, I want to make a request. Let's have an online system through which the government can articulate success to the broader population.

Millions Spent On Road Signs To Remind Taxpayers Where Construction Money Came From

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the midterm election season approaches, new road signs are popping up everywhere - millions of dollars worth of signs touting "The American Reinves...

Sarah McKenzie: A Nation Of Builders, And Of Artists

John Seed | Posted 04.11.2012 | Home
John Seed

There isn't a single human figure in any of McKenzie's works of the past five years; they aren't necessary. Construction, a metaphor for human work, desire and hope stands in for actual human presence.

Habitat For Humanity Among Top U.S. Homebuilders

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the housing and financial crisis struck several years ago, the large publicly traded builders, including D.R. Horton Inc. and KB Home, pulled back....

Attacks On Contractors Surge In Afghanistan

AP | NOOR KHAN and TIM SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The message, very often, is sent with bloodshed. A suicide bombing last week on a fortified Kandahar guesthouse shared ...

Budget Cuts Felt In 2,000 Construction Jobs

Crain's New York Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

About 2,000 construction workers on a dozen current or anticipated job sites in the city will join the unemployment line because Gov. David Paterson d...

Recalibrating the Recovery: Time for Policymakers to Give Women's Work Its Due

Irasema Garza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Irasema Garza

Policymakers must accurately inventory the impact of the economic crisis and take full account of women's fundamental role in the U.S. economy.

Buildings Resume Previously Halted Construction

ny.curbed.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The credit crunch left the city littered with uncompleted projects, frozen during construction and left for dead. But fear not, resurrections are all ...

College-Educated Flock To Skilled Manual Labor

washingtonpost.com | Carol Morello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

They started out studying aerospace engineering, creative writing and urban planning. But somewhere on the path to accumulating academic credentials, ...

Job Openings Actually Increased In April (CHART)

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For job seekers, it turns out April wasn't the cruelest month. According to the latest findings from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLT...

Ecopreneur: Breaking New Ground in Bangladesh

Kristin Boekhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kristin Boekhoff

"The assistant district commissioner is really angry and has just left." My intern's voice rang in my ears. We were almost an hour and a half late to ...

Guantanamo Bay Cost: $500 Million In Renovations Since 9/11

The Washington Post | By Scott Higham and Peter Finn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the first public accounting of how much has been spent on the base since the first detainees arrived in January 2002, The Washington Post obtained ...

Beirut Times

David Nassar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Nassar

On May 2, the New York Times ran a story called "36 hours in Beirut" as part of its regular series about short visits to exciting global destination...