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7/22/2019

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week signed a plan into law that requires the state to get all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2050. Solar capacity would have to reach 6,000 megawatts -- five times what it is now -- in six years, and new building codes would mandate efficiency measures.

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7/22/2019

Amazon announced it will start giving merchants worldwide 30 days' notice and a reason before taking them off the e-commerce platform, starting in August. Following the announcement, Germany halted an investigation of Amazon's related merchant terms and conditions.

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7/22/2019

Walmart is continuing to make executive changes as it works to integrate physical and digital operations, according to an internal memo. The retailer is merging its e-commerce and greater US finance teams, as well as its supply chain groups, with Greg Smith set to lead the newly integrated supply chain team.

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7/22/2019

The Las Vegas Stadium Authority approved the addition of 20 suites and a club area to the football stadium under construction for the NFL's Raiders and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, bringing the projected cost to $1.9 billion. Construction is more than 50% finished, and the final three steel canopy trusses could be installed within the next few weeks.

7/22/2019

The first construction phase of Washington, D.C.'s Metro Silver Line was problematic, but the second phase was expected to go more smoothly. That hasn't been the case, however, with completion now months behind schedule due to problems, including faulty rail ties, concrete cracking and a Justice Department investigation involving a subcontractor.

7/22/2019

Officials in Berkeley, Calif., last week approved an ordinance to remove gender-specific language from municipal codes, replacing words such as "manhole" with "maintenance hole" and "he" and "she" with "they." "Having a male-centric municipal code is inaccurate and not reflective of our reality," says ordinance author Rigel Robinson.

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7/22/2019

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7/22/2019

Statements from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard suggest a quarter-point interest-rate decrease will occur this month. Bullard has emphasized the move should be seen as recalibration, rather than the first in a series of cuts.

7/22/2019

Savage, a Utah-based rail terminal operator, will design, build and operate a 152-acre rail facility servicing Exxon Mobil and SABIC's planned $10 billion petrochemical plant near Corpus Christi, Texas. The rail terminal should facilitate work on the Gulf Coast Growth Ventures plant and is expected to create roughly 6,000 construction jobs.

7/22/2019

Missouri Department of Transportation officials say the agency is early enough into its fiscal year to modify a budget to repair flood-damaged roads and bridges without delaying other projects. "We could potentially cover the flood repair costs through savings realized on other projects, if we experience a strong bidding environment," said MoDOT spokesman Robert Brendel.