AMLO Announces $14 Billion Plan for Mexican Infrastructure

Meghann Showers

(Bloomberg) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced a 297 billion peso ($14 billion) infrastructure plan on Monday as his government tries to patch up relations with the private sector.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holding a sign

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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Backed by the heads of the Business Coordinating Council and the Mexican Business Council, two of Mexico’s largest private companies chambers, Lopez Obrador said Monday that the deal to co-operate on 39 highway, port and energy projects would pave the way for further public-private projects.


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“It is just the beginning because we are going to continue working together and there will be more investments and more jobs,” Lopez Obrador said at his daily press conference.

The infrastructure plan had been repeatedly delayed as relations between Lopez Obrador and business groups soured over the administration’s opposition to private clean energy projects, and its refusal to provide fiscal aid during the

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Voters say economy is most important key issue ahead of election: poll

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A majority of registered voters say the economy has become the most important issue ahead of the 2020 presidential election and may potentially affect their choice for president, according to a new Gallup poll.

Nine in 10 voters said the state of the economy is their top issue, including 44% who say the economy is “extremely important” and 45% who say it is “very” important.


The economy has proven to be a sticking point for voters in the past, according to Gallup.

In each presidential election year since 1996, between 85% and 95% of registered voters rated the economy as extremely or very important. Gallup noted that this was especially the case in 2008 when the nation was facing a Great Recession. At the time, over 50% of

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OAAA Names Outdoor Media Group Executive Christina Radigan As Chief Marketing Officer

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Out of Home Association of America (OAAA), the national trade association for the entire OOH and DOOH media ecosystem, today announced that Christina Radigan is being appointed Chief Marketing Officer, reporting to OAAA President and CEO Anna Bager. Starting the role later this month, Radigan will oversee all marketing strategies and platforms across the trade organization to increase engagement and membership on the national and local levels. She will also be charged with developing initiatives that advance industry standards and heighten buy-side interest in OOH opportunities.

She takes over the CMO post from Stephen Freitas, a 25-year veteran of the trade group, who recently announced his intention to retire at the end of 2020. Freitas is assisting during the transition, currently acting as the OAAA’s Executive Vice President of Industry Initiatives.

Radigan joins the trade association from Outdoor Media Group,

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MICC exceeds small business goals sixth consecutive year | Article

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Oct. 5, 2020) — Mission and Installation Contracting Command small business professionals from across the nation teamed to exceed contracting goals across all socioeconomic categories for the sixth consecutive year.The MICC awarded more than 21,300 contract actions totaling $2.67 billion to American small businesses in fiscal 2020, which ended Sept. 30, according to the Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation. The MICC exceeded its 45% small business goal toward total small business eligible award dollars by achieving 53.47%.Mark Massie, the assistant director of the MICC Office of Small Business Programs, attributes the continued success to his team of small business professionals working closely with contracting officers and acquisition leaders in advocacy of small businesses achieving maximum opportunity to compete for Army contracts.“We have a great group of small business professionals at the MICC, and they make a significant impact on the MICC, Army Materiel

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Trian Fund Management takes 9.9% stakes in Invesco, Janus Henderson

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By Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Praveen Paramasivam

Oct 1 (Reuters)Activist investment firm Trian Fund Management LP has taken a 9.9% stake each in asset management firms Invesco Ltd IVZ.N and Janus Henderson Group Plc JHG.N, totaling about $900 million, people familiar with the matter said.

Trian, founded by Nelson Peltz, Ed Garden and Peter May, has experience in pushing for better returns at asset management companies at a time when many of the smaller players are struggling to stay relevant with giants like Vanguard and BlackRock BLK.Ncontrolling the bulk of the industry’s assets.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the stakes and said they were funded with capital from a long-term portfolio that Trian has built to help facilitate consolidation in the asset management industry.

Representatives for Invesco and Janus Henderson said each company was committed to delivering value for shareholders.

A Janus Henderson

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UK’s Cato Marketing Helping U.S. Law Firms Ignite Growth – Press Release

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Cato Marketing specializes in law firm solutions with proven track record of success

The team at Cato Marketing is working with law firms in the United States to help them grow bottom lines through dynamic and proven marketing strategies.

Cato Marketing leverages digital marketing such as Google Ads and SEO (search engine optimization) to help clients grow bottom lines. While the team at Cato Marketing works with clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including e-commerce stores and more, they have made waves lately by growing law firms in the United States.

Daniel Gillen, founder of Cato Marketing, said, “The secret in law firm marketing is doing the basics right, making sure all the basics are done, you will have a big advantage over your competitors.”

Cato Marketing works to put into play a series of strategies for strengthening digital marketing, making it easier for prospective clients to find their

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Trina Scott on adjusting business strategy during social upheaval

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Trina Scott, chief diversity officer at Rock Ventures and 2020 HousingWire Woman of Influence, will speak at our HousingWire Annual event on Oct. 8. HousingWire sat down with Scott ahead of that event to get a glimpse of what she’ll be talking about during her panel entitled: Business Strategy During Social Upheaval.

During the interview, Scott shares why this session is important, her advice to mortgage executives when it comes to starting the conversation on how to create a business strategy during social upheaval and some initiatives that Quicken Loans started that she thinks could be applied at other companies.  

On the HW Annual panel, Scott will be joined by Kenon Chen, executive vice president, corporate strategy at Clear Capital, and Montell Watson, director of corporate strategy at Movement Mortgage and the session will be moderated by Adam Constantine, owner and CEO of Ace Creatives.

HW: What’s one piece

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Global Property Management Software Market- Actionable Research on COVID-19 |Technavio

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Awareness of Property Management Software will drive the Market Growth during the Forecast Period

The property management software market is expected to register a CAGR of almost 5% during 2020-2024, as per the latest research report by Technavio. The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the market in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Property Management Software Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Request for Technavio’s market report estimates including pre- and post-COVID-19 impact on property management software market. Download a Free Sample Report on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic analysis.

Due to the extensive spread of the virus across the globe, the Information Technology industry is anticipated to have a Mixed impact. The property management software market will showcase a Positive impact during

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4 Key Marketing Points to Consider When Targeting Latino Millennials

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Immigrants, the Latino youth community in the United States, and entrepreneurs in general share several common points and factors: a hunger for success, a desire to progress, to better themselves and to get ahead, and to be able to become someone in life. We are all dreamers, optimists, very versatile and multicultural.

The important role and influence of Latinos in the United States are very present in the streets, in the foods, in the customs. Today, in the midst of the global pandemic, in the digital world of social media, it is becoming more prevalent.

From major influencers and public figures to recognized artists in the urban music industry, the percentage of Latinos dominating the markets is very high. Many times, if they are not

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How Web 3.0 And Cryptocurrencies Transform The Economy

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There’s been some soul-searching about cryptocurrencies. While exciting use cases have popped up from decentralized finance (DeFi), to Bitcoin’s use as an institutional and programmatic hedge against inflation, a unified thesis behind the actual practical usability of various different cryptocurrencies is elusive.

Adoption among average users beyond investment purposes has been slower than one would want, and few people understand the underlying architecture that makes cryptocurrencies so useful. While many

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