UPS is charging more for deliveries made between Nov. 19 and Dec. 3 and from mid-December through Christmas. Retailers are dealing with this by turning to other delivery options and offering "no hurry shipping" options to consumers.
Canada-based Bewegen has received a $1.8 million contract to provide a bike-sharing program for Raleigh, N.C., that will include a fleet of electric cycles. The program will launch in the spring with 300 bikes, half electric, at 30 sites.
The US International Trade Commission this week recommended that the Trump administration impose import tariff rates on large residential washing machines over the 1.2-million-unit threshold. Such tariffs could benefit Whirlpool, a domestic manufacturer, in challenging LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics.
Digital marketers should set a specific, achievable goal, such as generating the first lead from a website, rather than trying to achieve a broad objective, such as boosting brand awareness, ChromosomeTwo President Richard Jenkins writes. Start with a single social network so you can develop a significant follower base and not get distracted by trends, he adds.
Construction is expected to begin by the end of the year on the $600 million Fenway Center in Boston. The multiphase project with five buildings and 1.1 million square feet will include residential, retail and office space and will be built over a portion of the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Hurricane Harvey could dramatically change development in the Houston area, with Harris County planners considering using 500-year flood-plain maps rather than 100-year maps. Commissioners must approve the change, and it could significantly increase development costs by requiring homes to be higher off the ground.
Construction has started on the final phase of a project to widen U.S. Route 113 in Maryland from two to four lanes. The team of Wallace Montgomery and Allan Myers was awarded the design-build contract for the $51.4 million phase.
About half of the underground concrete has been placed at a $200 million professional soccer stadium in Minnesota, and Mortensen Construction is beginning vertical construction. About 30% of the excavation still must be completed for ancillary buildings, and the entire project should be finished in 2019.
Utility work has started on a project to realign the Loop 610/Interstate 69 interchange, and construction on the $259 million project is expected to take six years. The project will rebuild the Loop's main lanes, increase all ramps to two lanes and add shoulders to what is a well-known traffic chokepoint.
The $1.2 billion second phase of the Interstate 74 bridge project from Illinois to Iowa is moving forward and is expected to take 3.5 years to complete. The various parts of the project are on track or ahead of schedule.
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