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Tuesday 03/06/2018
Time to Take Charge: Tips for Women to Advance Their Careers
Updated: March 06, 2018 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) As more women feel emboldened to raise their voices and fight for workplace issues that matter most to them -- from equal pay and development opportunities to sexual harassment on the job -- it’s important to both reflect on progress made and recognize there are many more milestones to be attained.

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Wednesday 02/28/2018
Payday for Instagram Users
Updated: February 28, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - If you've spent any time obsessing about photos of your life, business, wardrobe, pet, or the last cupcake you ate, on Instagram, you understand that rush of excitement that comes when "Likes" pop up on your feed. Not only is it downright thrilling, but you can now cash in with Quantum Sponsor.

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Thursday 02/22/2018
Small Business Checklist for Tax-Time Technology
Updated: February 23, 2018 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Anyone who operates a small business, home-based business, or even a home office knows that tax time can be stressful. However, investing in the right equipment and technology can help a small business navigate tax season - and every season - smoothly and efficiently.

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Friday 02/09/2018
How retailers can build trust and relevance in their communities
Updated: March 22, 2018 - 3:38 am

(BPT) - Over the past decade, technology has reshaped the retail industry in profound ways. Ninety-six percent of Americans are now shopping online, according to a recent study from CPC Strategy. Which means today’s business leaders face increasing pressure to keep retail spaces relevant and engaging for customers.

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Friday 02/02/2018
Be wary of adult bullying and know where to turn if you are being targeted
Updated: February 03, 2018 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - When you hear the word bully, you probably think of the big kid waiting in the school yard to steal your lunch money. However, bullies aren't left behind when you move into adulthood.

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Tuesday 01/30/2018
Entrepreneurs Stir Up Industry with Convenient Cocktail Mixers
Updated: January 30, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Remember the last time you were at the beach and craved a spicy margarita?

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Friday 01/19/2018
Big & Tall Men's Fashion Arrives at Your Doorstep - Literally
Updated: January 19, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - In an age when you can get nearly anything delivered to your doorstep, and when boxed subscription services such as Blue Apron and PopSugar have become household names, it was only a matter of time before subscription boxes for clothing would seem practical instead of odd, and experience massive growth.

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University Students Compete for Top Prize in Global Trading Competition
Updated: January 19, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - CME Group's 15th Annual Trading Challenge is kicking off, and university students from all over the world will put their trading skills to the test. The stakes are high as teams are competing for a cash prize and a trip to Chicago for a day of education and networking.

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Monday 01/08/2018
Can Chiropractic Care Help Fight Presenteeism At Work?
Updated: January 08, 2018 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - There's a name for what may be ailing some businesses and their employees: presenteeism.

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Friday 12/22/2017
How to Help a Coworker With Cancer
Updated: December 22, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) If you have a coworker who has been diagnosed with cancer, you may wonder, “what can I do to help?” Before leaping right in, the experts at Cancer and Careers, a non-profit dedicated to supporting people juggling cancer and work, say that it’s important to figure out how to provide the most effective forms of support. 

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Thursday 12/14/2017
Would direct sales work for you?
Updated: March 22, 2018 - 3:38 am

(BPT) - The Federal Reserve Board discovered in a survey of working Americans that nearly half of U.S. adults don’t have enough cash on hand to pay for a $400 emergency. If that’s a concern for you, you might be thinking about joining the 44 million Americans who have found ways to make money in addition to their main source of income. Common options include waiting tables, working retail, becoming a rideshare driver and direct selling.

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Monday 12/11/2017
Top trends for the 2018 housing market identified
Updated: March 17, 2018 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - In the real estate market, springtime is go time. It’s the busiest time of the year for home sales, and with this year’s stable economy and low unemployment rate, the spring of 2018 has the potential to be especially active.

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Monday 12/04/2017
Studies Show Handwriting Improves Memory
Updated: December 04, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - According to a recent study at Kent State University, the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and others, using pen and paper instead of laptops to take notes boosts memory and increases the ability to retain and understand concepts. Of course, in the past, handwriting was the only option for capturing key information. But if a pencil broke or the pen stopped working, important details could be lost. Then, along came the laptop and tablet, and taking notes seemed so much easier.

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Monday 11/27/2017
3D Printing Makes Safer, Stronger Airline Parts
Updated: November 27, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - The aerospace industry is getting a boost in manufacturing its parts, making them safer and stronger, through a revolutionary new approach called 3D printing or "additive" manufacturing - a process which was invented at MIT in the late 1980s.

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Wednesday 11/22/2017
Men and Women: A Different Outlook on Work and Cancer
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:37 am

(StatePoint) The challenges surrounding life with cancer, particularly in the workplace, are complex, and new findings show that male and female experiences can differ. In a recent survey commissioned by Cancer and Careers and conducted by Harris Poll, more women than men say they need to work for financial reasons and employed women were more likely to feel they had no choice but to work during their cancer treatment. The survey also found women are more likely to be concerned about health insurance. 

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Friday 11/17/2017
How to Boost Your Business in The UK
Updated: November 17, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - The term "global economy" has been bandied about for more than a decade and there is no doubt that with evolving technology, businesses can go global from anywhere in the world.

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Thursday 11/16/2017
Aerospace Industry Uses 3D Printing to Make Parts Safer, Stronger
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - A revolution is brewing in manufacturing, especially in high-tech industries such as aerospace.

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Wednesday 11/15/2017
Managing Technology To Keep Mobile Workers Happy
Updated: November 15, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Walk into any coffee shop and there you'll see them - the freelancers, hunched over their laptops at corner tables, talking furtively into their earphones, fingers flying across their keyboards. They might be employees working remotely or contractors securing a new deal. The world is their office and their phones are universal remotes for professional services.

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Tuesday 11/14/2017
Reassessing Office Culture - The Demise of The Desk Phone
Updated: November 14, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - People used to just pick up the phone and resolve work issues on the spot. Today, employees have to choose from among many different communication channels - emails, texts, video calls, chat windows, messenger apps and many more, especially for those who work remotely.

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Choosing Health Care Benefits - a Chore or a Labor of Love?
Updated: November 14, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - If you're like most Americans, you probably view benefits open enrollment as somewhat of a chore. After all, 67 percent of employees describe shopping for benefits as complicated, long or stressful according to the 2017 Aflac WorkForces Report.

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Voluntary Insurance Can Help Keep Employees
Updated: November 14, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - How can employers keep their best workers when increasing salaries isn't necessarily an option?

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Small businesses have struggled to find funding: Not anymore
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - In business, dreams are easy. Finding the money to make them happen, however, can be difficult.

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Thursday 11/09/2017
4 reasons why a real estate franchise might be the career move for you
Updated: November 10, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Small business has always been the backbone of the American economy, and today's entrepreneurs are as diverse as American culture itself. Entrepreneurship takes many forms, from freelancers and independent contractors to sole proprietors. In fact, just one form of entrepreneurship — franchises — employs 8 million people and accounts for 40 percent of all retail sales, according to the Small Business Administration.

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Tuesday 11/07/2017
2017 Holiday Hiring Could Be a Boon for Seasonal Workers
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Let the holiday hiring season begin.

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Employees 'Uninspired' To Do Health Homework
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - How do American workers really feel about researching their health care benefits options? 

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Friday 11/03/2017
Honoring Veterans through Partnership And Education
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Every year on November 11th, we formally thank men and women who have honorably served in the United States military. In fact, Veterans Day was born on May 13, 1938 as a way of honoring the veterans of WWI. Fast forward to 2017, and thousands of our fathers, mothers, sons and daughters have served in WWII, the Vietnam War and War in Afghanistan, to name a few.

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Florida Continues High-Tech Boom with Biotech Business
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - If you're in the biotech industry and wondering what state is first in class for medical device and pharmaceuticals manufacturing, as well as research and development (R&D) in this industry, the answer doesn't lie in the west or the northeast. Florida is where you'll find that leadership and expertise.

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Thursday 11/02/2017
Florida Invests In Seaports, State Is Key Player in Global Marketplace
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Summer may be over, but Florida's economy isn't cooling down.

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Monday 10/23/2017
Futures for All - Online Resource Makes Financial Markets 101 Fun
Updated: October 23, 2017 - 3:30 pm

Futures Fundamentals helps educators and students tackle complex economic topics

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PepsiCo Recycling Contest Fuels Sustainability on College Campuses
Updated: October 23, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - For the second year in a row, PepsiCo is going beyond store shelves to make a real difference on college and university campuses by giving students the chance to win up to $10,000 in funding to implement new sustainability initiatives or improve existing efforts in their communities.

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Tuesday 10/17/2017
Make holiday shopping for your clients easy this year
Updated: October 18, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - The holidays are known as the most wonderful time of the year, but they’re also a great opportunity for reflection, particularly in a business setting. This is the time of year when you can look back on the last 12 months and appreciate everyone who helped make the year a success for your business. It’s also a great opportunity to say thank you to them with the perfect gift.

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Medical Device Protects Doctors, Nurses from Pathogens in Patient Fluids
Updated: October 17, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Every time a patient has surgery or any other procedures at a hospital, the hospital faces the challenge of disposing of all the blood, urine, and other fluids that result. These fluids can contain pathogens such as HIV or hepatitis, so they may be dangerous.

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How to Increase Your Savings on Your Terms
Updated: October 17, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - "You need to save money." You tell yourself this. Others tell you this too. However, according to the 2015 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households*, approximately nine million U.S. households don't use any type of bank account to save their money. Since banks tend to offer similar products and services, even those who do save often don't see a need to explore their options. Understanding the ins and outs of saving for the future is the first step to becoming a successful saver.

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Tuesday 10/10/2017
Solving A Major Problem in "Additive" Manufacturing
Updated: October 10, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - A new approach to making everything from jet engines to toys, called 3D printing, is creating a revolution in manufacturing -- and a small company called Sigma Labs, Inc (NASDAQ:SGLB) has an enabling technology that can make it happen.

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Friday 06/23/2017
Job Hunting? 5 Reasons to Consider Using a Staffing Agency
Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) If you’re an active job seeker or simply looking to expand your career horizons, many experts say that in today’s market, working with a recruiter can give you a substantial leg-up.

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Thursday 06/15/2017
6 Signs it’s Time to Quit Your 9-to-5 Desk Job
Updated: June 15, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) A growing number of workers are moving away from typical 9-to-5 desk jobs and are reaping the benefits of being their own bosses or becoming independent contractors. How do you know if that lifestyle is for you?

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Monday 06/05/2017
How to Use Social Media to Build Your Career
Updated: June 05, 2017 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) Seventy-seven percent of American women want to be their own boss, a new survey from Avon finds. While their reasons vary -- from scheduling flexibility to more control to less office politics -- now it’s easier than ever to start living like a boss or simply to advance in your career.

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Tuesday 04/25/2017
How to Cash in on the Gig Economy
Updated: April 25, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) There’s an exciting career revolution taking place for those who want to call their own shots, set their own schedules and control their destinies. Say hello to the “gig economy,” a booming new job market.

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Thursday 03/30/2017
How Mobile Technology is Helping Small Businesses and Their Employees
Updated: March 30, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) If you run a small business, you know that there is almost always work to be done. However, much of your time may be spent on tasks that you didn’t foresee before you opened shop. Indeed, up to 25 percent of a business owner’s time can be consumed by human resources and benefits administration, according to the Small Business Administration.

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