Ahead of Thursday's jobs summit, the government is in early-stage talks with home improvement...

|By:, SA News Editor

Ahead of Thursday's jobs summit, the government is in early-stage talks with home improvement retailers (HD, LOW, SHLD) about using stimulus dollars to encourage homeowners to replace leaky windows and insulate their walls as part of a broader effort to spur hiring. One option under consideration is to boost the current $1,500 tax credit available to homeowners making energy-efficiency improvements.