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Maryland Roofing Companies Gain Business from Snowstorms

The struggling economy has caused new construction to stall and renovations to slow; as a result, Maryland roofing contractors have had a difficult time finding new customers and revenue. However, the state’s recent back-to-back snowstorms have brought in business as homeowners call about leaking roofs and collapsing gutters, according to The Baltimore Sun. The demand for roofing work has spiked, in

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Small Construction Firms Face Competition with Large Firms

Amid the struggling economy, small construction firms in the Washington, D.C., area have noticed large construction firms are more willing to bid on smaller projects, creating more competition, according to the Washington Business Journal. “Larger contractors are chasing jobs that generally a company my size would be doing,” says Jeffrey Abramson, president of Abramson Construction Corp., Bethesda, Md., which focuses on

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Washington Region Unemployment Rate Increases

The Washington, D.C., region’s unemployment rate increased from 6.1 percent to 6.2 percent in December 2009, significantly affected by the district’s 12.1 percent unemployment rate, according to The Washington Post. In response to the district’s high unemployment rate, D.C. Council members introduced legislation Feb. 2 that would allow small businesses who agree over the next five years to hire 10 employees

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Virginia Senate Passes Bills to Prevent Required Health Insurance

Virginia’s Democratic-controlled state Senate passed bills Feb. 1 that would make it illegal to require individuals to purchase health insurance, according toThe Washington Post. The action is viewed as a direct challenge to Democrats’ efforts in Washington, D.C., to reform health care; the measures passed less than a week after President Obama urged Washington Democrats to not abandon their health

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