Archive for February 2019

Country Getting Creative to Fund Infrastructure Changes

From politicians in Washington to residents whose cars are routinely damaged by potholes, perhaps the most agreed-upon issue in the U.S. is the country needs an infrastructure upgrade. Frustrated by inaction at the national level, the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently announced $25,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to…

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U.S. Oil Production Fuels Worldwide Changes

  In recent years, the scope of the oil market has changed. OPEC, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, was established in 1960 to unify the petroleum policies of its members. These 14 countries, mostly in Africa and the Middle East, are considered hotbeds for oil.1   However, the world’s two largest producers are the United States…

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Customers Withdraw from In-Person Banking

A changing society has changed some of the ways customers and banks interact. For example, early efforts by brick-and-mortar banks to cut costs by promoting online transactions and electronic statements gave way to a new wave of competition from internet-based banks.1 This also severed some of the close relationships longtime customers enjoyed with familiar tellers…

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