Tag: Building Construction

Public libraries need $32 billion for capital improvements, study finds

As federal stimulus money starts to flow to city and state budgets, the group in charge of one of the best-loved parts of American communities has a request. Public libraries in the U.S. need $32 billion for construction and renovation, according to a report from the American Library Association. While any needs assessment conducted by […]

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These 20 stocks performed the best over the first 100 days of Biden’s presidency

(Updates story with closing prices through April 30, President Biden’s 100th day in office.) Joe Biden has had a spectacular run — especially in the stock market. Friday was his his 100th day in office. During the new president’s first 100 days in office, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.54% rose 8.6% and the […]

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Opinion: Government policies segregated America, and we could harness that same force to reverse the damage

I am the author of a book, “The Color of Law,” that disproves the myth of de facto segregation. In truth, we are residentially segregated, not naturally or from private bigotry, but primarily by racially explicit policies of federal, state, and local governments designed to prevent African-Americans and whites from living as neighbors. These 20th-century policies […]

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Opinion: How deficit spending could hand Congress to the Republicans

President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Recovery Act scored 75% public approval, and it is full of goodies for reliable Democratic constituencies—money for state budgets, union pensions, universities, and the like—often having little to do with the pandemic. Now his infrastructure package is full of spending having little to do with rebuilding America’s roads, bridges […]

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