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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Robots: more than 7K robots to take on construction work by 2025 A growing number of construction companies are incorporating robots to solve labor shortages and reap the benefits of improved speed, efficiency, safety, and profits, according to a new report. More
Preparing for California's Next Recession California is enjoying one of the longest growth periods in history and appears well-prepared to endure a mild economic downturn. But a more severe crisis would exhaust current reserves, decrease school funding, and open a significant budget gap for several years. What steps can the state be taking to prepare for and minimize these outcomes? Report
9 Signs Your Small Business is About to Get HackedYou can never really tell if your small business is going to be hacked. But the likelihood is high. In fact, according to a 2015 report, 62% of small and medium-sized companies have been hit by a data breach. Even if you take every precaution, you're still at risk. But if you ignore this situation, you're putting yourself and your company in danger of severe disruption, loss of information, and potential liabilities. Are you in trouble? The hackers are looking for weaknesses and, when found, they'll pounce. If you are doing (or not doing) any of these nine things you're definitely more at risk of being hacked. Report
Nevada Governor Signs Prevailing Wage, Union Bills Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed several new bills into law this week, including two construction-related regulations - one that raises the prevailing wage for workers on some public construction projects and another that removes restrictions on union-affiliated contractors by public agencies. Story