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1/24/2020

The city of Minneapolis is not authorized to operate the Commons park adjacent to US Bank Stadium because that is the responsibility of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. Control of the park has gone between the city and board since it opened in 2016.

1/24/2020

Apple is developing technology that would enable users to voice-guide autonomous vehicles. A patent application made public Thursday indicates the company is working on a Siri-like system that involves gesture, voice and touchscreen control.

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1/24/2020

AAA has found that people are feeling less "range anxiety" regarding electric vehicles, which are becoming more competitive with gas-fueled cars in terms of price. AAA's study found that once people buy EVs, their anxiety about running out of power eases, and that the electricity used in driving a small EV costs an average of $546 annually, compared with $1,255 for a gas-powered vehicle.

1/24/2020

Whole Foods stores nationwide are short on beans, grains, lentils and rice. The grocer attributes the shortage to weather-related issues and the sudden closing of one of its private-label product suppliers.

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1/24/2020

The best leaders invest time in their people to help them grow instead of simply "spending time" to correct mistakes, writes Steve Keating. This is an example of managing versus leading, he argues, wherein leaders look to grow people rather than oversee and correct them.

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1/24/2020

Voters nationwide approved last year major funding for road and bridge repairs, but the federal government continues to lag behind. Ballot measures at state and local levels totaled $7.7 billion, while Congress managed to only prevent a $7.6 billion cut in the Highway Trust Fund.

1/24/2020

The federal government has finalized a definition of the Waters of the United States rule that identifies four categories of waters regulated by the Clean Water Act. "This new clean-water rule employs sound administrative policy to protect our vital waterways while providing permitting clarity for infrastructure and development projects to proceed in a timely manner," AGC CEO Stephen Sandherr says.

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1/24/2020

Construction of the $163 million Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal 3 is on track and is expected to wrap up by May ahead of a July opening. The terminal will enclose 188,000 square feet and will house Carnival Cruise Line's largest ship.

1/24/2020

Dallas Area Rapid Transit has unveiled a plan for a $1.4 billion subway, including a route and station locations for a second downtown rail path, dubbed D2, that should receive construction approval by the end of next year. DART has completed 10% of the design for D2 and is eligible for federal approval for engineering once the design is 30% finished.

1/24/2020

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has been named the architect for the latest part of an $8.5 billion expansion of gate space at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. The selection is the last bit of business before work begins on two remote terminals west of Terminal 1.

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