Leveraging Design-Build Construction to Save Time, Money

Desy Papper

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While Rockford Construction possesses experience in a variety of construction delivery methods, we have developed strong expertise in Design-Build construction, the fastest growing and most cost- and time-efficient method used to deliver projects in the U.S. In fact, of the $125 million average annual revenue generated serving industrial and manufacturing clients at Rockford, nearly 85% of our projects are completed using Design-Build.

What is the Design-Build approach and how does it differ from traditional methods?

In the traditional project delivery system (Design-Bid-Build), owners manage two separate contracts – one with the design team and the other with

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Geode, Fidelity’s Index-Fund Manager, Closes Hedge-Fund Business After Derivatives Bets Implode

Desy Papper

Huge losses on derivative trades at Geode Capital Management have forced the giant investment firm to close down its hedge-fund business.

Geode manages all of Fidelity Investments’ stock-index funds, and that operation accounts for most of the firm’s $720 billion in assets. But it has also offered an array of riskier, hedge-fund strategies to wealthy clients and institutions.

Geode’s largest private fund lost about $250 million after its bets on stock-market volatility turned sour last year, people familiar with the matter said. The fund was down by some 36% by spring. The losses, and ensuing margin calls, forced the Geode

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Everything small business owners need to know in 2021

Desy Papper
  • 2021 will be an important year for small businesses to file their taxes.
  • Tax credits and incentives can be an effective way to offset losses from a difficult year.
  • But very few small businesses take advantage of all the credits available to them.
  • Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories.

2021 will be an important year for small businesses to file their taxes, as many are still reeling from financial losses during the pandemic. But tax credits and deductions can be used to offset some of your costs.

Join us March 2 at 1 PM EST for a

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Mobile Money Market Size 2021

Desy Papper

New Jersey, United States,- The Mobile Money Market report provides in-depth knowledge and insights into the Mobile Money market in terms of market size, market share, factors influencing growth, opportunities, and current and emerging trends. The report has the updated and latest information on the Mobile Money market that has been further validated and verified by industry experts and professionals. The Mobile Money market report provides historical, current, and forecast estimates of sales generation and profit for each segment and sub-segment of the Mobile Money market in every key region around the

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Macy’s, Gap, Neiman Marcus Will Let You Buy Now, Pay Later

Desy Papper

Traditional retail chains like Macy’s Inc. that derive much of their income from shoppers who pay with a store credit card are making room for a less-lucrative customer: buy now, pay later.

The emerging payment option is a modern take on old-fashioned layaway plans, allowing shoppers to pay for purchases over time. The difference is they get the goods upfront. Chains from Macy’s to Gap Inc. to Neiman Marcus Group Inc. have introduced buy now, pay later options in recent months to attract younger shoppers, who are less likely to use credit cards.

For department stores, the new payment plans

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