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Congress gets serious about Blockchain

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A pair of congressmen has launched a group called the Congressional Blockchain Caucus aimed at creating public policy around digital currencies. Reps. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and David Schweikert, R-Ariz., announced the creation of the bipartisan Congressional Blockchain Caucus on Feb. ...

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Construction employment reaches highest level since 2008 (access required)

National construction employment reached its highest level in January since 2008, as wages in the industry pushed ever higher, according to a trade group. Employment in the industry increased by 36,000 jobs from December to January, according to an analysis ...

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Confidence in construction is high as Trump takes over (access required)

To economists, Donald Trump’s impending presidency represents a giant question mark. His unlikely ascendance to the nation’s highest office has already disrupted entire industries. But small business owners and Wall Street traders have so far been optimistic about a Trump ...

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Boise-built modular hotel to go online 210 days faster than traditional counterparts (access required)

NewcrestImage is building two hotels in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown neighborhood, but the one that was started at Guerdon Modular Buildings in Boise will be done sooner, said Bill Pearcy, vice president of construction. NewcrestImage’s 142-room AC Hotel was constructed in ...

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American workers forfeiting more vacation days, study says (access required)

Although Americans are earning more vacation days at their workplace, that doesn’t mean they’re using them. A new study by Washington, D.C.-based Project Time Off says American workers left 222 million vacation days unused or forfeited last year under companies’ ...

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Q & A: How will a Trump presidency affect employers? (access required)

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The law firm Fisher Phillips consulted its partners that specialize in various sectors of the labor industry to determine how employers could be most affected by a Trump presidency. Ed Harold, regional managing partner of Fisher Phillips in New Orleans, ...

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University researchers weigh in on problematic employees (access required)

High-performing but rebellious employees can bring out the jerk in almost any supervisor, according to research from Oklahoma State University. Oklahoma State associate professor of management Rebecca Greenbaum’s research, “I Just Can’t Control Myself: A Self-Regulation Perspective on the Abuse ...

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Law firms and upcoming changes to overtime rules

New federal overtime rules may affect law firms more in the advice they give than in any changes they make to their own operations. New guidelines from the U.S. Department of Labor effective in Decem­ber will push the minimum salary ...

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Construction industry employment hits eight-year high in September

Employment in the U.S. construction industry rose to its highest point in nearly eight years in September and wages increased by 2.8 percent over what they were a year ago. Construction employers have said they would hire more people if ...

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