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Between Hardwood and the ‘Fiscal Cliff’

Hardwood product manufacturers face uncertainty over the 'fiscal cliff' and other budget issues roiling Washington. But export markets for lumber will continue to grow in 2013 and saw mills will invest in capacity expansions.

Settling the U.S. Budget: Nothing Matters More

We all have to face some pain (like ending mortgage deductions) as the Gang of Six plugs trillion-dollar holes in the U.S. treasury. And small firms resent big corporate tax dodges that worsen the deficit, and take capital needed to retool woodworking and other industries.