As Canada Parliament Weighs Infrastructure Bank, New Risks Seen

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Issues loom in possible bank funding of country's first high-speed rail project

Power Storage Banks Shift Energy Industry

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In October 2015, the Aliso Canyon gas fields in Southern California sprang a leak that took the state’s largest gas-storage system out of service

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Capital One eschews the traditional bank with the Capital One Café

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A new modern building designed by Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio looks to create a new concept in banking that forgoes traditional tellers behind a counter and replaces them with more communal space with mobile financial advisers available to assist both bank clients and non-clients.

Innovative Façade to Keep a Lebanese Bank Cool

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The new Banque Libano Francaise (BLF) building in Beirut, Lebanon will feature an interesting façade, which will also have the added benefit of keeping the inside temperature at a comfortable level. The building was also designed with economic, social and environmental sustainability in mind.

Capital One adds coffee shops to bank locations

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If you bank with Capital One you won’t need to go too far That interest you made on your savings account last year might be enough to buy a cup of coffee.

Funding Contenders Emerge as Canada’s Infrastructure Bank Is Official

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Projects in Montreal, U.S. on short list

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Ex-Im Bank Joins With Virginia Small Business Development Center To Boost Exports

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The program is expected to accelerate export business and job growth by connecting Bank products and services to a statewide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs). Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Barclays Bank Chooses McKinney, Texas For U.S. Tech Center

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London-based Barclays Bank has selected McKinney, TX, as the new site for one of the company’s innovative technology centers. Southwest Workforce Training/Skilled Workforce Barclays Bank Blog-Sept-2014 McKinney McKinney Economic Development Corporation Posted by Heidi Schwartz.

Ex-Im Bank Joins With Virginia Small Business Development Center To Boost Exports

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The program is expected to accelerate export business and job growth by connecting Bank products and services to a statewide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs).

PNC Bank’s “Tiny Branch” opens on West Virginia University campus

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With no lines and financial consultants equipped with iPads, the new PNC location on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown isn’t the typical bank. . The entire bank only has 110-sf of usable space, plus room for a smart ATM. And that’s not even taking into account its size. The "Tiny Branch", a 8x20-foot steel container, was shipped on a flatbed truck and set up within only six hours from the time of its delivery. It was introduced this week

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PNC Bank’s 'Tiny Branch' opens on West Virginia University campus

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With no lines and financial consultants equipped with iPads, the new PNC location on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown isn’t the typical bank. . The entire bank only has 110 sf of usable space, plus room for a smart ATM. And that’s not even taking into account its size. The "Tiny Branch", a 8x20-foot steel container, was shipped on a flatbed truck and set up in just six hours from the time of its delivery. It was introduced this week

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TD Bank Group's renovated Toronto office is first WELL-Certified project under WELL v1

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A TD Bank Group office in downtown Toronto is the first project to be WELL-Certified under WELL v1, the International WELL Building Institute recently announced. The newly renovated 25,000 sf space achieved gold-level status. The project earned the distinction based on seven categories of building performance—air, water, light, nourishment, fitness, comfort, and mind

World Bank, Investors Join in New Infrastructure Finance Plan

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Public-private Global Infrastructure Facility will start pilot phase this year, focusing on "climate friendly" or trade-boosting projects. Policy

Report Questions Planned Canada Infrastructure Bank

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Critical review prefers country's own borrowing, but others say public-private finance spreads project risk

Paris plans to transform the right bank of the river Seine into car-free pedestrian zone

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However, as Reuters reports, this stretch of highway on the right bank of the river Seine will not be reopening this year, as Paris has plans to permanently transform the area into a riverside park On Sundays and for a majority of the summer, the Voie Georges Pompidou closes to cars between the Louvre museum and the Place de la Bastille area, allowing the space to instead be used for pedestrians.

Business Report: Missouri – Commerce Bank Puts New HQ In Joplin Tornado Recovery Zone

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A new high-tech bank building will rise on the site of a branch destroyed by the F5 tornado on May 22, 2011. Business Report: Missouri – Commerce Bank Puts New HQ In Joplin Tornado Recovery Zone appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Plains BF-July/Aug-2014 Commerce Bank Joplin Liberty LMV Automotive Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Opportunities And Challenges For Small And Midsized U.S. Manufacturing Businesses

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Archives Articles By Industry Articles By Location Articles By Topic China Contributed Columns Executive Analysis Featured Post International Manufacturing Online Features Bank of the West Economic OutlookBusiness Facilities (BF) Magazine. Customer insights reveal that proximity to U.S.

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The Danger in Using Bank Loans to Fund Infrastructure

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Did you know that there is no federal transparency required when the government turns to retail bank loans for infrastructure construction? This is how traditional public works funding goes

How Will XL and BMO Harris Bank Cover Truland Losses?

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Lawyers for the surety and the Trulands debate whether Robert Truland’s retirement accounts can be tapped to cover claims. Business Management

World Bank: 2014 Public-Private Infrastructure Investment Hit $107.5B

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Brazil accounted for largest share among 139 low- and middle-income countries, with $44.2 billion. Business Management

Senate Adds Export-Import Bank Renewal to Highway Bill

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Export-Import Bank’s charter as part of highway funding legislation, reports the National Journal. Mark Kirk's amendment reauthorizing the 81-year-old bank, which lost its charter to back new loans . . The Senate voted to advance a proposal to extend the U.S.

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Volvo EC300D’s scoop Black Gold for Banks Mining

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This latest assortment of machines has initially been delivered to Banks Mining’s Shotton Surface Mine near Cramlington, the largest approved surface coal mine currently operating in the UK, and is part of an up-grade to Banks’ existing fleet.

China Pushing Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

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“Fears of Chinese companies calling the shots in AIIB-funded projects are unfounded," says Sunil Kanoria, vice chairman of Srei Infrastructure Finance Co. Business Management

Trump Turnaround on Infrastructure Bank?

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Former Goldman Sachs partner and Trump advisor, Steven Mnuchin, said the incoming administration is considering establishing an infrastructure bank with which to fund roads and bridges projects, according to a report on Bloomberg.com. Mnuchin told reporters Wednesday a “very big focus is regulatory changes, looking at the creation of an infrastructure bank to fund infrastructure investments

How to Increase Worker Productivity Without Breaking the Bank

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Contractors are continually seeking ways to improve productivity, reduce costs and increase efficiency both in the office and in the field. Stephen Spears, president of Bonneville Contracting & Technology Group Inc. and a Construction Business Owner reader, poses this question

You Have HUD-1 Statements And Your Bank Wants Financial Statements

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You are a spec home builder in need of a construction draw and your bank or lender wants to see your latest financial reports and this time they want all of the current houses you are working on to be reflected in QuickBooks correctly as Work-In-Process (W.I.P.) Does this sound familiar?

Multi-Year Bank Rehab Secures Las Vegas Wash

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Few visitors to Las Vegas are likely to realize they are using the same water as on their previous visit. Infrastructure

Canada Pension Fund Ex-CEO To Launch Infrastructure Bank

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named former Ontario pension-fund giant CEO Jim Leech as special adviser to Canada’s newly authorized, but still unlaunched, federal infrastructure bank

Mortenson Tops Out U.S. Bank Stadium

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Bank Stadium on the downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota construction site. Bank Stadium roof, including the 989 foot-long, 1,700 ton ridge truss, which stands 214 feet above the playing field. Mortenson Construction, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and the Minnesota Vikings recently celebrated the topping out of U.S. More than 11,000 tons of steel help make up the new U.S.

USGBC, Bank of America name recipients of 2014 Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program

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Green Building Council (USGBC) and Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced today the 11 projects selected for the 2014 Affordable Green Neighborhoods (AGN) grant program. The U.S.

World Bank OKs Loan Guarantees for Ghana Gas Project

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Bank to provide a record $700 million in guarantees for $4-billion Eni-Vitoil Sankofa project. Infrastructure

Canada Weighs First High Speed Rail Project

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But planned $15 billion line in Ontario that would seek funds from pending infrastructure bank has its critics

AMG National Trust Bank Headquarters Relocating To Greenwood Village, CO

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AMG National Trust Bank’s new corporate headquarters will serve as an architectural centerpiece in the prominent Denver suburb of Greenwood Village. Design is complete and construction has begun on AMG National Trust Bank’s new corporate headquarters in Greenwood Village, CO.

Senator Proposes National Infrastructure Bank to Fund Road & Bridge Projects

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A Republican senator proposed that Congress create a new bank to compensate for the deficit in federal infrastructure funding, partly by using voluntarily repatriated corporate dollars to pay for road and bridge projects.

Congress Set to Fight Over ExIm Bank Extension

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Fight likely to heat up with current authorization due to expire June 30. Policy

NCDOT, Environmentalists Settle Suits, Clear Path to Outer Banks Span

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Teaser goes here. Infrastructure

Macquarie, CCCC Form JV With Brazilian Bank

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New corporation eyes a potentially lucrative Latin American infrastructure and energy market. Infrastructure