Chicago area’s corporate office parks dwindling in the age of work-from-home

Chicago area’s corporate office parks dwindling in the age of work-from-home

Chicago area’s corporate office parks dwindling as more employers offering work-from-home options In the age of work-from-home and with many employers offering hybrid work models to staff, companies are putting these aging giants up for sale, and are starting to get bites. CHICAGO – They span dozens of acres – some are as big as … Read more

City of Dallas outlines new plan to get building permit backlog under control

City of Dallas outlines new plan to get building permit backlog under control

DALLAS – The city of Dallas outlined a new plan to address backlogs in its building permit department. It’s something the city has been talking about and not fixing for more than two years now. This time, the Dallas city manager addressed council members’ questions directly. Some solutions up for debate were if more outside … Read more

Auto body owner arrested, accused of taking customers’ money

Auto body owner arrested, accused of taking customers’ money

Owner of shuttered body shop in court over insurance check A body repair shop moved out of its long-time location in February – taking customers’ vehicles to other lots. Many customers didn’t know where their vehicles were. In the latest turn of events, the shop owner has been arrested. MARIETTA, Ga. – Auto Innovations auto … Read more

As law firm summer associates return to office, the Great Wardrobe Debate rages

As law firm summer associates return to office, the Great Wardrobe Debate rages

(Reuters) – With law firms welcoming summer associates back in person this month after a two-year hiatus, the eager-to-impress newcomers have one big question: What to wear? A suit and tie? Sheath dress and blazer? Jeans and a polo shirt? Stretchy soft pants and a sweater? And what the heck do wardrobe descriptors like “business … Read more

Caterpillar eyes energy transition as growth driver for mining business

Caterpillar eyes energy transition as growth driver for mining business

People visit heavy machinery of Caterpillar at Bauma China, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery in Shanghai, China November 27, 2018. REUTERS / Aly Song / Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DALLAS, May 17 (Reuters) – Construction equipment maker Caterpillar Inc (CAT.N) believes demand for critical minerals as the … Read more

The Top Country for Financial Secrecy? (It’s Not Switzerland)

The Top Country for Financial Secrecy?  (It’s Not Switzerland)

Switzerland has a long-held reputation for financial secrecy, but it isn’t the top country when it comes to a lack of financial transparency. The country that is atop the rankings for being the most complicit in helping individuals hide their wealth is the United States, according to a biennial report released today by the Tax … Read more

Motor vehicles boost US business inventories in March

Motor vehicles boost US business inventories in March

An assembly worker of Ford Motor works on an F-series pickup truck at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, US, January 26, 2022. REUTERS / Rebecca Cook Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) – US business inventories increased slightly more than expected in March, lifted by a … Read more

Lake safety tips from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Lake safety tips from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Take note: Lake safety tips from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. – Following a series of deadly incidents, including drownings, in Lake Pleasant, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is providing tips for lake goers and boaters to stay safe and enjoy the lake the right way. So far in 2022, at least … Read more

Allianz to pay $ 6 bln in US fraud case, fund managers charged

Allianz to pay $ 6 bln in US fraud case, fund managers charged

NEW YORK / MUNICH, May 17 (Reuters) – Germany’s Allianz SE (ALVG.DE) agreed to pay more than $ 6 billion and its US asset management unit pleaded guilty to criminal securities fraud over the collapse of a group of investment funds early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Allianz’s settlements with the US Department of Justice and … Read more