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Design For Freedom working group. Photo: Niv Rozenberg Today, New Canaan, Connecticut-based nonprofit Grace Farms Foundation released “Design For Freedom,” a report that calls to eradicate modern slavery in the architecture, construction and design industry. By addressing the systematic use of forced labor within the building supply chain, the report aims to spur an ethical
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Sarah Wilson, senior director of responsible investing at Nuveen, called for increased transparency from issuers on climate change risks Monday during The Bond Buyer’s California Public Finance Conference. Investors and rating agencies are calling for increased transparency from state and local governments on how climate change will affect them now and in the future. During
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The housing market in Boise, Idaho has been particularly hot in 2020, fueled by buyers seeking more … [+] affordable homes and less dense urban centers amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Getty 2020 has been anything but a normal year. Due to the scourge of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the American economy and global economy at
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The financial and legal obstacles besetting a long-planned Maryland light rail system could hinder other large-scale transportation public-private partnership projects, analysts said. The Maryland Department of Transportation assumed many contracts from Purple Line Transit Partners this month after the private partner shut down construction of the 16-mile, 21-station light rail line. PLTP is involved in
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Suffering less financial damage from the COVID-19 pandemic than some tollway operators, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority goes to market Tuesday with about $333 million of tax-exempt revenue bonds and notes to expand its system. “COVID-19 negatively impacted 2020 transactions and revenue beginning in March, but a recovery commenced in May that has continued
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Check out the companies making headlines midday Monday: Dunkin’ Brands — Shares of the restaurant chain spiked more than 15% after the company said it held preliminary talks regarding its potential acquisition by Inspire Brands, although the company said there’s “no certainty that any agreement will be reached.” The New York Times reported that the
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The economic news was mixed again Monday, with home sales unexpectedly dipping, while two reads of manufacturing showed expansion continued, but one suggested a slower rate of growth. New single-family home sales fell 3.5% to a seasonally adjusted 959,000 annual rate from a downwardly revised 994,000, first reported as 1.011 million, the Commerce Department reported
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President, Chief Appraiser at Argianas and Associates, specializing in the valuation of complex institutional quality properties. getty As society has evolved from a predominantly rural population to an increasingly urban one, real estate trends have responded. In 1800, approximately 6% of the human population lived in cities; by 1900, this number jumped to 40%, and today
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Trouble keeps coming in for Cyprus regarding its golden passports investment program. After Al-Jazeera undercover journalists filmed Cypriot officials offering help to a fictional Chinese businessperson with a criminal record, to gain EU citizenship through the program, the European Commission announced that it is launching infringement procedures against Cyprus, as well Malta. Specifically, the Commission
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Despite laws that were supposed to eliminate housing and mortgage discrimination, systemic racism creates and maintains the disparities in Black homeownership and wealth. In the podcast, professionals from the fields of banking, lending and real estate discuss solutions that could start chipping away today at the well-documented practices and persistently wide gaps. Featured guests: Suggestions
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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority will go into a planned $258 million negotiated sale of transportation revenue refunding green bonds with another COVID-19 related hit from the capital markets — a two-notch downgrade from Fitch Ratings. Fitch late Friday lowered the MTA’s primary credit, its transportation revenue bonds, two notches to A-minus from A-plus and
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