American CEOs talked about the economic recovery at a meeting of the Business Council held in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. This special video presentation contains interviews with heads of the largest U.S. companies.
Federal Reserve Board governor Susan Bies points to improved corporate balance sheets and the low federal funds rate among the factors that have the economy in a good place. Bies said, however, the labor market remains a thorn in the economy's side.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety have formed a joint program that will assist employers in creating safety traffic programs in the workplace, such as fleet safety. Electronic assistance tools are also a project that the program will undertake.
With its new condominium and retail complex planned, MDM Development Group is betting Miami's downtown will continue as the city's new hot place to live. Construction is slated to begin soon on a pair of condominium towers on what is now parking lots in the downtown section, and MDM hopes to begin construction on its Met Square project next summer.
Green buildings may cost more to construct, but environmentally-friendly building practices save 10 times the initial cost over time, according to a California building task force's study. The report also found that the most cost-effective designs integrated practices such as environmentally-friendly locations, building materials and energy components from the beginning of the planning process.