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Bank of North Dakota reports record profits and loan growth

In its 2014 Annual Report, Bank of North Dakota (BND) reported its 11th consecutive year of record profits, with $111 million in net earnings. Total assets increased from $6.8 billion in 2013 to $7.2 billion in 2014. BND ended the year with capital of…

Retail sales surging at O’Hare Airport after redevelopment

One year after the unveiling of the new International Terminal 5 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (a $26 million transformation by Westfield that features a reconfigured environment, a more-efficient TSA checkpoint and 24 sophisticated dining …

Warner, Kaine, Forbes, Hurt Announce Major Step Toward Construction of Embassy Security Training Facility at Fort Pickett

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine along with U.S. Representatives Randy Forbes and Robert Hurt announced that the U.S. Department of State has completed the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Foreign Affairs Security Training Cen…

City of Alexandria Celebrates Building Safety Month 2015

The City of Alexandria invites the public to the third annual Building Safety Month Kick-Off Event on Friday, May 1 in Market Square (301 King St.), from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Building Safety Month, a nationally recognized event, celebrates the best pract…

Energy and Power Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Minority Participation in Energy Sector Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 24, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) led the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing about the 21st Century Energy Workforce Development Jobs Initiat…

MPSC Approves Special Contracts between Wisconsin Electric Power Company and Tilden Mining Company, L.C. and Empire Iron Mining Partnership

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today approved special contracts between Wisconsin Electric Power Company (WEPCo) and both Tilden Mining Company, L.C., and Empire Iron Mining Partnership (the mines).

Cardin, Mikulski Announce $175,000 For Emergency Improvements To The Water System In The Town Of Henderson

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, (both D-Md.), today announced that the Commissioners of Henderson received a $175,000 Water and Waste Disposal Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development (USDA-RD) to make…

Fewer Homeless People On the Street; More Children Have a Roof Over their Heads

Fewer homeless people – especially chronically homeless adults and children in families – are on the street, with more people having access to housing and homeless services in Long Beach.

Garamendi Introduces Bipartisan Coast Guard Authorization

Bipartisan legislation that supports and strengthens the United States Coast Guard, one of our Nation’s five armed services, in its critical missions to save lives, safeguard our shores, and protect living marine resources was introduced in the House…

Dr. Ruiz Urges Department of Interior to Include the Salton Sea in the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) wrote Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel asking that the Department of the Interior (DOI) move forward with the federal portion of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) and ensure that lands at and under…

Two Northern California Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging and Fraud Conspiracies at Public Foreclosure Auctions

Two Northern California real estate investors have agreed to plead guilty for their role in bid rigging and fraud conspiracies at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced

EPA, Justice Department, and State of California will announce a Clean Water Act settlement to protect San Francisco Bay

On April 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice, and the State of California will a nnounce a Clean Water Act settlement with Lehigh Southwest Cement Co. and Hanson Permanente Cement Inc. to protect water quality in P…

Congressman Fattah Statement on Philadelphia Business/Union Coalition Proposal to Raise Real Estate Tax

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), issued the following statement on a proposal by business, union, and civic leaders in Philadelphia to raise the real estate tax, which has the potential to create new jobs and supply additional funding for the city’s…

Higgins Calls for Support of Solar Ready Vets Program

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) called on Congress to support the Solar Ready Vets program, a federal initiative introduced by the White House to provide job training and opportunities for veterans in the rapidly growing solar industry. Speaking on t…

N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority Approves Grants

North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III and Assistant Secretary for Rural Development Dr. Patricia Mitchell announced today that the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 16 grants or loans totaling more than $4.7 million wi…

Housing Counseling Required for All CHFA Loans

The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) is committed to helping first-time homebuyers obtain homeownership. Since studies indicate that housing counseling reduces the likelihood that a homebuyer will become seriously delinquent, CHFA is requir…

Two Northern California Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging and Fraud Conspiracies at Public Foreclosure Auctions

Two Northern California real estate investors have agreed to plead guilty for their role in bid rigging and fraud conspiracies at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced

MPSC Directs Wisconsin Electric Power Company to Cease Billing Verso Paper Corp. for Standby Energy in 2012

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today directed Wisconsin Electric Power Company (WEPCo) to cease billing Verso Paper Corp. (Verso) for standby energy associated with a maintenance period in 2012.

MIKULSKI, CARDIN ANNOUNCE $175,000 FOR EMERGENCY IMPROVEMENTS TO THE WATER SYSTEM IN THE TOWN OF HENDERSON

U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin, (both D-Md.), today announced that the Commissioners of Henderson received a $175,000 Water and Waste Disposal Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development (USDA-RD) to make…

Consumer Tips for Working with Home Improvement Contractors; Keep your project on time and on budget

Spring has sprung and many homeowners will start home improvements or building projects. Before you do, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) offers some important tips that will help you find a good contractor, and avoid c…