Concrete Contractors

Chicago-Area Road Work Could Slow Down as Quarry Workers Strike Continues – WTTW News

A strike that’s stretched two weeks could imperil Chicago-area road projects at the height of construction season.

Some 300 members of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 — those who are employed by Chicago-area quarries run by Lehigh Hanson, Vulcan Materials Co. and Lafarge Holcim — went on strike June 7.

“We’re talking about 300 men and women who work in pits and quarries for aggregate material producers,” said Ed Maher, spokesman for Local 150…….

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IT Consulting

How to Take Hybrid to New Heights – Built In Chicago

If you started a new job in the past few years, you might not know how tall your coworkers are. After months of seeing them from the chest up on Zoom calls, it might surprise you to discover that the strongest personality on your team only comes up to your shoulders.

There are benefits and drawbacks to working from home and in the office, and many companies shifting to a hybrid model hope to combine the advantages of both as much as possible. It’s a model that appeals to a lot of work…….

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IT Consulting

IT consulting firm Saudi Networkers posts 28% profit drop ahead of IPO – Arab News

RIYADH: Aviation will not reach pre-pandemic profitability levels of $26.4 billion anytime soon because we don’t really see the gross domestic product growth accelerating but, according to International Air Transport Association’s Chief Economist Marie Thomsen, the industry will start seeing earnings in 2023.Global airlines are now expected to post a $9.7 billion loss in 2022, an improvement from a revised $42.1 billion loss in 2021.

The 2022 forecast is nearly $2 billion better…….

Contractors

DoD Offers Guidance for Contractors on Inflation and Economic Price Adjustment Clauses – JD Supra

On May 25, 2022, the Department of Defense (“DoD”) issued a memorandum recognizing that contractors are not immune from the “period of unusually high” inflation. The memorandum, titled “Guidance on Inflation and Economic Price Adjustments,” provides guidelines on when relief from cost increases due to inflation is appropriate and provides considerations for the proper use of economic price adjustment (“EPA”) clauses when entering into new contracts.

For existing DoD …….

Contractors

BES contractors want more detour compliance and warn of near misses at central eastside project – BikePortland

SE Stark Trunk Sewer Project vehicle detour and bicycle diversion map. (Source: BES)

Contractors working on a City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services project in the central eastside want to spread the word about near collisions between bicycle riders and heavy equipment. 

BES recently broke ground on their SE Stark Trunk Sewer Project, which will install a stormwater diversion structure to redirect combined sewer from a pipeline on Stark to the Willamette River during heavy ra…….

Cannabis Store

Houston’s first medical marijuana pick-up store opens in Heights – Houston Chronicle

Houston’s first permanent pick-up location for medical marijuana opened Tuesday, giving patients another option for obtaining their prescription cannabis. 

Texas Original, the state’s largest medical marijuana provider, opened a 1,776-square-foot facility on Houston Avenue in First Ward. The location offers a full range of cannabis products, including gummies, tinctures and lozenges. 

The brick-and-mortar location offers another option to patients, Texas …….

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Estate planning attorney

Can a Financial Advisor Help With Estate Planning – Common Cents Mom

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Estate planning attorney

My father died and I am looking for a tax-smart place for my inheritance – MarketWatch

Dear Harry,

My father, I’m grieved to write, just passed away, leaving his two trusts to be divided between my three sisters and me. Mainly to minimize taxes, I plan to create a trust with my share. Since he lived and died in Massachusetts and I plan to move back there within a year or so, should I find a trust attorney who practices in Massachusetts rather than here in Indiana? One concern is that I’m in a wheelchair with degenerative ataxia, and I’ll prob…….

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Criminal defense

Md. bar counsel asks to suspend Ravenell’s law license – Maryland Daily Record

Maryland Bar Counsel Lydia E. Lawless. (Submitted Photo)

Maryland’s Attorney Grievance Commission is seeking a suspension of Baltimore lawyer Kenneth W. Ravenell’s law license after his sentencing Wednesday on a federal money laundering charge.

Once a prominent criminal defense attorney, Ravenell is set to begin a prison sentence of nearly five years in October.

Bar Counsel Lydia E. Lawless on Thursday filed notic…….