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The two greens: ‘Money is just sitting there waiting to be saved’ (access required)

Backed by almost $10 million in federal money, Dane County Regional Airport, serving the Wisconsin capital of Madison, is building what could be the greenest garage in the state. The 58,800-square-foot Snow Removal Equipment Building will include a 100-kilowatt rooftop ...

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Survey finds one-quarter of lawyers’ hours worked are unbilled (access required)

Idaho lawyers spend about a quarter of their time at work on nonbillable, business-related activities, according to a new national survey. The Lexis/Nexis “Law Firm Billable Hours Survey” reported that in Idaho, 24.7 percent of the hours that lawyers work ...

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AGC: Cost for construction materials continues to fall (access required)

The cost of key construction materials dropped for the third consecutive month in July, pushing down year-over-year prices for the first time since 2009, according to an analysis of producer price index figures by the Associated General Contractors of America. ...

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Proposal would penalize companies for data breaches (access required)

A bill that would require organizations processing the personal information of more than 10,000 people to put data protection requirements in place has been introduced in the Senate. The Personal Data Protection and Breach Accountability Act, S.1535, was introduced by ...

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Construction materials pricing rising slowly (access required)

Construction materials prices are on their way up, albeit more slowly than anticipated. According to the Department of Labor’s Producer Price Index, construction materials prices rose modestly by 0.3 percent in July compared to a month previous and are 8.9 ...

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Del Monte seeks injunction against FDA (access required)

Fruit purveyor Del Monte has sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to stop the agency’s halt on importing cantaloupe that the company says the government incorrectly believes is the source of a Salmonella outbreak. Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. ...

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Commentary: Economic turmoil might benefit commercial real estate

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The economic turmoil seen in our nation over the past few weeks may actually benefit commercial real estate. At least that is what Los Angeles-based CB Richard Ellis feels based on a report that it released ...

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Commentary: Healthy secondary market vital (access required)

BALTIMORE, Md. – What is the American Dream? For many, the fulfillment of the American Dream is homeownership. To that end, a healthy and accessible primary mortgage market is vital to the success of that dream. And an efficient secondary ...

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