Topcon Podcast Looks at Current State of Construction Industry, Opportunities for Growth and More

Andreas Milano

LIVERMORE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The latest installment in the podcast series “Topcon Talks Constructionis now available. Hosted by Murray Lodge, senior vice president of Construction for Topcon Positioning Group, the podcast covers a number of topics ranging from the current state of economic recovery in the U.S. and North America to building tomorrow’s construction workforce.

Guests for the newest installment include Kate Fox Wood, Washington-D.C.-based senior director of government relations for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and Dariana Tani, economist for the Americas for GlobalData LLC, headquartered in London. Together with Lodge, they discuss ways in which

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Avant Gains Digital Boost With Neobank Acquisition

Andreas Milano
  • Avant’s acquisition follows a familiar playbook of alt lenders pushing further into banking.
  • And Avant’s data capabilities and mass market appeal could prove lucrative.
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Avant is acquiring Zero Financial and its challenger brand, Level, in a mixed cash-stock transaction, per TechCrunch. No other financial terms have been disclosed. The deal will enable Avant to offer a comprehensive suite of banking products, including deposits, personal loans, credit cards, and auto loans.

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‘It’s concerning,’ business owner reacts to personal state income tax elimination plans

Andreas Milano

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – There are three proposals on the table on how to eliminate the personal state income tax for West Virginians, but two of the three plans would involve a significant sales tax rate increase.

“It’s extremely concerning to me, any increase right now during a pandemic where restaurants and food service providers, like myself, have been asked to give so much,” said Jeni Burns-Riser, owner of Ms. Groovy’s Kitchen catering business in Kanawha City. “We’ve been shut down, we’ve been reduced to half capacity I mean, one day in 2019 I did three events totaling 800 people

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How Insurtech And Pandemic Impacted Regulations – Insurance

Andreas Milano

Editor’s note: This has been excerpted
with permission from Mayer Brown’s “Global Insurance
Industry 2020 Year in Review.” Find the entire report here.

Despite the insurance industry’s continued investment in
insurtech in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic posed particular
challenges for state insurance regulators. Consumer
dissatisfaction, whether expressed or simply feared, caused
regulators to issue varying degrees of guidance and mandates.
Regulators that historically would have balked at mid-term premium
rebates encouraged, and even ordered, return of premium on
insurance products whose risk profile changed dramatically due to
the pandemic. Regulators embraced technology and demonstrated a
willingness to reconsider long

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Crypto ‘Whale Watching’ Could Become a Thing at Ukrainian Town Council Meetings

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Ukrainian public officials reported owning 46,351 bitcoin, or US$2.67 billion at Wednesday’s price, according to the report by a local data analytics service Opendatabot.

Civil servants in Ukraine must declare all the property they own or use, and some chose to include crypto in their declarations, although the country currently is not regulating digital assets. A draft bill establishing the legal status of cryptocurrencies is still awaiting passage by the Ukrainian national parliament.

Still, out of 791,872 public officials who submitted their 2020 declarations in March, 652 reported owning bitcoin, Opendatabot said. Most crypto holders are members of

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April 8 – West Construction Company receives two Build Georgia Awards for local projects | Business Buzzzzzzzz

Andreas Milano

April 8, 2021 – West Construction Company was recently recognized by the Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia) with two Build Georgia Awards for the construction of local projects, the Tybee Island Marine Science Center and the Scottish Rite Masonic Center.

The Tybee Island Marine Center received a prestigious first place honor from the AGC. A state of the art 10,000 square foot facility, the center was designed to “bring the outside in” with 270 degree panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Built for the City of Tybee Island, the center features hands-on exhibits and galleries, an amphitheater, and

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