Richard Fricklas, a nationally recognized roofing expert, says knowing when to re-roof a building can depend on an owner's tolerance for leaks and repair. But moving ahead may depend on what materials are found underneath the roof's surface.
Under President Bush's proposed tax cut, businesses would received bigger write downs on equipment purchases and middle-class Americans may receive child care tax credit and an extension of unemployment benefits. While Democrats vow to derail it, some economists are not sure it would make a difference in the sputtering economy.
The alternative fuel is more expensive than regular diesel, but proponents say it cuts down on air pollution and extends the engine life of vehicles. Fleet managers are considering the alternative to help meet federal pollution rules.
One Massachusetts man has set his sights on building an underwater power plant that would generate power from the currents of the Cape Cod Canal. Joseph Ignazio, a retired Army Corps engineer, has proposed his experiment to the Army Corps of Engineers.