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Construction Industry Finally Embracing Tech Benefits

Construction Industry Finally Embracing Tech Benefits

Construction managers, architects and engineers who embrace evolving technologies such as virtual reality, 3-D modeling and Internet of Things building sensors stand to profit, industry executives said at Thursday’s “Women Who Build” leadership summit at Goodwin College in East Hartford.

SURVEY: Online Checking Accounts Offer Better Rates and Lower Fees

The average online checking account costs 47 percent less than its branch-based counterpart, while the average online savings account pays 457 percent more interest than the branch alternative, according to WalletHub’s latest Banking Landscape Report.

First National Bank of Omaha Drops NRA

The First National Bank of Omaha will not renew a contract with the National Rifle Association to issue an NRA-branded Visa card, according to a Reuters report.

Freddie Mac Weekly Mortgage Rates

Freddie Mac Weekly Mortgage Rates

Fixed mortgage rates increased for the seventh consecutive week, with the 30-year fixed mortgage rate reaching 4.40 percent in this week’s survey; the highest since April of 2014.

‘Maybe Women Don’t Want to be Commercial Bankers’

‘Maybe Women Don’t Want to be Commercial Bankers’

The reaction to the article “Women In Banking,” published in The Warren Group’s Banking New England magazine, was overwhelmingly positive from men and women at all levels of the corporate hierarchy.

New Budget Holds Hidden Tax Benefits

New Budget Holds Hidden Tax Benefits

Call it buried tax treasure for homeowners: Deep inside the behemoth 654-page bipartisan budget bill recently signed into law by President Donald Trump are little-noticed extensions of key tax-code benefits that expired in 2016, but now can be used for upcoming 2017 tax filings.

Megamall Lands in Fairfield County

Megamall Lands in Fairfield County

Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade and Michael Kors stores have exited the scene in downtown Greenwich, the posh retail district that’s Connecticut’s answer to Rodeo Drive.