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January 9, 2013
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  • $375M overhaul of Chicago interchange to include managed lanes
    The rebuild of Chicago's Circle Interchange will be designed to include managed lanes. "We can’t toll existing facilities, so we wouldn’t toll existing facilities," said Secretary Ann Schneider of the Illinois Department of Transportation. The $375 million project is expected to decrease congestion with the addition of new lanes. WBBM-TV (Chicago) (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology & Trends  
Selling your business? Here are 7 things you should do now.
If you're considering selling your business, you should be doing everything you can to get the best possible price. In just 7 simple steps you can improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

  Sustainability & Green Building  
 
The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility
The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility. Download now.

  Leadership & HR  
  • Get personal to engage your team
    John Bossong writes that when his 17-year-old daughter picked up her first paycheck, she found that her boss had added a brief handwritten note welcoming her and encouraging her to give her all. That simple act showed the boss' commitment to achieving a "higher purpose" and keeping workers motivated and engaged, Bossong writes. "If you want a team that is unified and aligned, make leadership personal," he writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How your children shape your leadership style
    Having children changes the leadership style of male CEOs, including the way they compensate employees, researchers say. Male employees are most likely to be compensated less than their female colleagues, who can expect average salary increases of up to 1.1% after their boss becomes a father. That might be because bosses gain respect for women after seeing their wives give birth, or because they hope to create a more level playing field for their daughters, the researchers say. The Wall Street Journal (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch  
  • Va. proposes 5-year, $3.1B transportation funding package
    Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell unveiled a plan on Tuesday to fund Virginia's transportation infrastructure by replacing the state's gas tax with an increase in the sales tax, adding fees on alternative-fuel vehicles and increasing vehicle-registration fees. The plan would generate an estimated $3.1 billion in funds over five years. "If we stick to the old means of funding transportation, we will find ourselves having the same debates and facing the same revenue shortfalls over and over again," said Gov. Robert McDonnell. The Washington Post (1/8), The Washington Post (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ACI News  
  • Free Web Sessions now available on YouTube
    Web Sessions are now available on ACI's YouTube Concrete Channel. Subscribe to receive updates on new Web Sessions or browse the Concrete Channel to find other Web Sessions on topics that interest you. Web Sessions are FREE of charge and can be viewed anytime or anywhere on your iPhone, iPad, or other mobile device. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today."
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