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American duo win Nobel prize in economics for improvements to auction theory

Winners of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences Paul R Milgrom, left, and Robert B Wilson

Two American economists have won the Nobel Prize for improving the theory of how auctions work and inventing new and better formats that are now woven into the economy.

The discoveries of Paul R Milgrom and Robert B Wilson “have benefitted sellers, buyers and taxpayers around the world”, the Nobel Committee said, noting that the auction formats developed by the winners have been used to sell radio frequencies, fishing quotas and airport landing slots.

The two winners, who are economists based at Stanford University in California, were

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Apple Carnegie Library wins American Architecture Award in restoration and renovation category

Architecture studio Foster + Partners has received an American Architecture Award for its renovation and revitalization of the Carnegie Library of Washington D.C., which now hosts Apple Carnegie Library.

Opened in 1903, the building served as Washington D.C.’s first public library and its first desegregated public building. The building, initially designed by Ackerman & Ross, is well known for its Beaux-Arts style that draws heavily from French neoclassicism, gothic, and Renaissance elements.

The building had fallen into disuse between the turn of the twenty-first century and 2017 when Apple began renovating the library into the city’s second Apple Store location, Apple Carnegie Library.

The renovation was undertaken by Foster + Partners, a British international architecture design headquartered in London. The renovation took approximately two years, with the location reopening in May 2019.

The interior has been renovated using materials fitting the historical surroundings and inspired by the distinctive twentieth-century

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75% of American Employees Say They Have Struggled with Anxiety Caused by COVID-19 and Other World Events While Working From Home

Ahead of World Mental Health Day, new survey reveals the state of employee wellness in workplaces country-wide

New survey findings indicate that 75% of U.S. employees have struggled at work due to anxiety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and other recent world events. TELUS International, a leading global customer experience and digital solutions provider, commissioned a survey of 1,000 Americans who have been working for their employers from home since March, and found that nearly 80% of respondents said they would consider quitting their current position for a job that focused more on employee mental health.

“It’s imperative in today’s climate that employers are aware of and consider the difficult truth that many individuals are experiencing mental and physical health issues since they began working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Marilyn Tyfting, chief corporate officer of TELUS International. “Since March, we transitioned the majority of our almost

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Easton awards American Legion grant approval for renovation project |

EASTON — Blake-Blackston American Legion Post 77 will begin renovating and expanding its facility in Easton next year after it won town approval for a $250,000 state grant on Oct. 5.

The local veterans organization sought a recommendation from the town council for a Community Legacy Program grant from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. With the blessing, Post 77 is one step closer to securing the rest of the funds needed for the renovation project.

Councilman Elmer Davis voiced strong approval for the project.

“My father died in Vietnam,” he said. “I’m just so glad that you’re committed to enhancing the quality of life in the community. I support you 110%.”

Walter Black, the judge advocate and fundraising committee chairman for the post, said the building at 102 Glenwood Avenue was “built in 1900” and is outdated, but it’s still an important center in the community.

“This

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American Workers Are Experiencing Serious Work-from-home Burnout This Year, According to EPIC Provisions Survey

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Today,EPIC unveiled the results of a national survey it conducted to understand how Americans are faring in the new work-from-home environment that is dominating 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While it’s no surprise that two-thirds (66%) of work from homers (WFHers) are feeling some degree of burnout, the findings also show that nearly one-third (32%) have thought about doing something completely different professionally.

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One clear takeaway of the research: taking personal breaks led to increased happiness and productivity.

However, of those workers who are staying home, many survey respondents are finding it exceptionally difficult to unplug in this new environment.

  • 75% feel the need to answer emails or calls immediately, and three out of five workers feel “stuck” to their computer.

  • Millennials reported the

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American Homes 4 Rent Welcomes 250th Resident at 215-Home Creekside Ranch Community in New Braunfels, Texas

First new home community in San Antonio market leasing from the $1,700s

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH) is pleased to welcome the 250th resident at its Creekside Ranch community in New Braunfels, Texas. After delivering the first phase of 92 of the 215 homes in this newly built single-family rental home community, the Company recently began the second and final phase of construction, which is scheduled for completion in late 2021. Creekside Ranch is AH4R’s first new rental home community in the San Antonio market, where it currently operates more than 1,000 units. 

“American Home 4 Rent is proud to introduce the 215-home Creekside Ranch as our first new single-family home community in the San Antonio market,” said Zack Johnson, Executive Vice President of Acquisitions & Development for AH4R. “We are experiencing significant demand for this

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Home Depot does not buy into new death of the American city rhetoric

  • The coronavirus pandemic isn’t killing cities, according to Home Depot CEO Craig Menear.
  • Much has been made about the coronavirus pandemic sending millennials packing for the suburbs.
  • Speaking at a Goldman Sachs conference on Thursday, the home improvement executive said that millennials were always set to relocate to more spacious, affordable locations.
  • Menear stressed that generalized and incorrect assumptions have long been made about millennial migration.
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Reports of the COVID-19-related death of the American city are greatly exaggerated, according to Home Depot CEO Craig Menear.

As the pandemic continues to hamper city life, many reports and op-eds have highlighted the migration of young professionals out of urban areas. But speaking on Thursday at Goldman Sachs’ annual Global Retailing Virtual Conference, Menear said a good portion of millennials were always going to drift to the suburbs, coronavirus pandemic or no coronavirus pandemic.

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