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Office redo

Major New York companies, including the growth equity firm General Atlantic and the investment bank PJ Solomon, are among those rethinking their office space coming out of the pandemic, said Kathryn Wylde, president of the Partnership for New York City. In general, firms are focusing on steps such as spacing cubicles farther apart and designing conference rooms to better accommodate a mix of in-person and remote workers, Wylde said.

“They’ve redone conference rooms so that people who are on Zoom are more present. They’re not just a little box somewhere, but they’ve got a bigger presence in the

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East Dallas landmark building will get new use for a longtime local business

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A legacy local business has landed in an East Dallas landmark building.

Casci Plaster, which was founded in Dallas in 1930, is moving into the two-story, 44,000-square-foot building at Bryan Street and Carroll Avenue.

Built in 1928, the brick building, which was used as a bakery for decades, was designed by noted Dallas architect George Dahl.

Mrs Baird’s occupied the building until the early 1950s, when the company built a larger bakery on nearby North Central Expressway.

The property was later occupied by a fabric manufacturer, but it has been vacant for years.

Casci Plaster makes ornamental plaster items including

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Why Ethereum’s ‘London’ Upgrade Matters

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In T-minus 10 days, the Ethereum blockchain will undergo its 11th backward-incompatible upgrade, also called a “hard fork.” This hard fork, dubbed “London,” contains five Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs), each featuring code changes aimed at optimizing and improving the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. 

Of these five EIPs, EIP 1559 has been the most controversial among Ethereum stakeholders due to its radical redesign of the network’s fee market. Today’s Briefing features an edited excerpt from CoinDesk Research’s latest report, “The Investment Implications of EIP 1559,” that explains the risks and reward dynamics of this code change for

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PERSONAL FINANCE: Why the sudden interest in inflation? | Business

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You may have noticed that the topic of inflation is getting more attention. Those who were around in the 1970s likely still remember when rapid rises in the cost of living were of great concern. But for those who are younger, the concept of an extended period of high inflation may seem strange to you as you have never experienced it.

The conventional wisdom is that during periods of rapid economic growth, inflation is likely to pick up. There is speculation that the economic recovery underway now, in conjunction with dramatic stimulus measures by the federal government and the Federal

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SURGE taking applicants for fall Boostcamp

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A 16-week accelerator program is taking applications from high-tech startups and entrepreneurs with product ideas for its fall cohort.

SURGE, powered by Lakeshore Advantage, is accepting applications for the fall cohort of SURGE Boostcamp now through Aug. 6. The fall Boostcamp will be held 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 8-Dec. 20.

SURGE Boostcamp is a 16-week program in its third year that helps entrepreneurs build their high-tech startups or product-based companies. The virtual business launch program is ideal for individuals looking to shape their startup company ideas and wanting to test the waters first while keeping their day jobs, SURGE

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Philly construction trades seek to recruit more women

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Lisa Ashton Mattioli has a tough job. As diversity and community manager for Intech Construction in Philadelphia, she is responsible for making sure the construction crews on Intech’s projects employ women, as well as other underrepresented groups of workers.

It’s a must. Clients — the universities, hospitals, and corporations, adding dormitories, research wings and office buildings — want their contractors to employ a diverse workforce. Many also have agreed to equity goals as part of their building projects.

The problem is, there aren’t enough diverse workers to meet the demand, and there are very few in the apprentice pipeline. Nationally,

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