We need ideas for transportation funding

As he plans his two-year budget proposal, the state’s rapidly depleting fund for transportation infrastructure is a major headache, Gov. Ned Lamont told a business audience on Friday.

He asked for their help, not with money but with ideas — a year after every financing plan to fix highways, bridges and transit systems failed in the General Assembly.

The state’s Special Transportation Fund is slowly but steadily going broke and could be exhausted by 2024. Updated transit infrastructure remains a key to the state’s future economic success and viability, Lamont told an online economic summit of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association.

Lamont recalled that his trucking-tolling proposal “went over like a lead balloon” in the legislature, which dropped the plan in an election year. Business executives at larger companies tended to favor tolling, while smaller companies and were divided. CBIA, with a divided board, did not take a public

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TCU Financial Group Digitizes Business Lending with nCino and Deloitte Canada

TORONTO, Feb. 04, 2021 — nCino, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCNO), a pioneer in cloud banking and digital transformation solutions for the global financial services industry, today announced that Saskatchewan-based TCU Financial Group has digitally upgraded its business lending processes utilizing the nCino Bank Operating System®. The credit union worked with Deloitte to successfully deploy nCino on an accelerated timeline despite all teams being fully remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recognizing the need to digitize to best meet its members’ needs, CA$773 million-asset TCU Financial Group employed Deloitte’s rapid, iterative delivery model to implement nCino’s Commercial Banking Solution, leveraging pre-defined configurations that allowed the credit union to be live on nCino quickly and efficiently. With nCino, TCU Financial Group has access to automated workflows, real-time reporting and digital document management as part of an end-to-end lending process. Employees now have more time to focus on member relationships, and the

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Ford reports quarterly loss that tops $2 billion, increases investment in electric vehicles

Ford Motor Co. late Thursday reported a wider-than-expected quarterly loss, but the stock traded higher as Wall Street focused on the auto maker’s renewed push toward autonomous and electric vehicles.

said it lost $2.8 billion, or 70 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with a loss of $1.7 billion, or 42 cents a share, in the year-ago quarter. Sales fell to $36 billion from $39.7 billion a year ago.

Analysts polled by FactSet had expected Ford to report a GAAP and adjusted loss of 7 cents a share on sales of $36.8 billion.

Ford said it increased its “commitment to invest in growth,” planning to spend more than $22 billion in electric vehicles and $7 billion in autonomous vehicles. The investment in EVs is nearly double an earlier allocation, the company said.

“The transformation of Ford is happening and so is our leadership of the EV

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Cedar Rapids area restaurants rely on loyal customers, new ideas to survive pandemic

By Dorothy de Souza Guedes, correspondent

Jennifer Goodlove’s business got a boost from an unexpected source during the pandemic — gnomes.

“The gnomes and takeout are what saved me last year and this year,” Goodlove said. “We’re talking thousands of gnomes.”

She stocks decorative gnomes for every season and occasion at Farmer’s Daughter’s Market, a restaurant, market and gift shop at 495 Miller Rd., Hiawatha.

“We have a lot of repeat customers. What we saw this year, last year was people picking and choosing who they want to support,” Goodlove said. “They go out of their way.”

2020 was challenging for restaurants and bars that had to start thinking outside the box once the pandemic hit and restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 were put in place.

For Goodlove, new ideas increased sales, but not everyone was as lucky. January was a record-breaking month for the Farmer’s Daughter’s

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