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Job Hunting? 5 Reasons to Consider Using a Staffing Agency

(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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Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

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Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

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Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

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Tuesday 06/20/2017
Viscount Mining Corp: Company to Watch In 2017
Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Back in the late 1800s, hordes of miners descended on Colorado's Custer County to seek their fortunes. They staked nearly 100 individual claims, and mined large amounts of top-grade silver and gold from the ground. The area even acquired a revealing name: the Hardscrabble Silver District.

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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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Tuesday 06/13/2017
Entrepreneurs Embrace In-House Fitness
Updated: June 13, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - The popularity of health and fitness services is driving many entrepreneurs to start home-based businesses.

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Tuesday 06/06/2017
Rum Aficionados Are in For a Treat with Relaunch, New Label
Updated: June 06, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Rum aficionados, rejoice. A classic brand is re-entering the spotlight with a new look.

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Iconic US Winemaker Toasts Tradition While Embracing Change
Updated: June 06, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - For those who appreciate wine, it is an art unto itself. After all, great wine comes from all over the world. If, however, you want to remain true to your North American roots, it may be more difficult than you think.

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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 05/30/2017
Financial Tips for Grads Considering Their First Job
Updated: May 30, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Perhaps the best financial advice for newly minted college grads? At least eight factors -- not just salary -- should be considered before deciding which job offer to accept. 

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Take Control of Your Personal Finances with New Express Bill Pay
Updated: May 30, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - We all work hard for our money, which in turn is divided up to pay our bills. That's how it works. But with the added stress of managing daily life, managing bill payment can often be overwhelming and sometimes get overlooked. It can be hard to keep track of what's due and when; never mind those bills that have fallen through the cracks and are late.

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Thursday 05/25/2017
Optimism About Farm Economy Remains Robust, Says New Economic Indicator
Updated: May 25, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - One year ago, Purdue and CME Group launched the Ag Economy Barometer, the first economic indicator to help gauge the monthly outlook of the U.S. farm economy. Since its inception, the barometer has measured farmers' sentiment through market-moving events -- such as Brexit, the U.S. presidential election and key agricultural reports -- and continues to be an important tool for taking the temperature of the nation's agricultural sector.

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Thursday 05/11/2017
The Benefits of A Flexible Work Schedule
Updated: May 24, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Within the past two decades, job opportunities that offer telecommuting options have quadrupled, and as technology advances, that number will continue to grow.

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Sunday 05/07/2017
Non-Profit Venture Fund Seeks to Support The American Dream
Updated: May 11, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - An innovative venture fund is creating opportunities to support the American Dream by providing capital and resources to small businesses. ProgressWorks is a non-profit 501(c)(3) U.S. job-creation venture fund with a mission to facilitate job creation and retention in the United States. Its vision is to impact the growth of employment through targeted investment, strategic partnering, and resources that reduce the challenges small businesses face when seeking capital.

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Wednesday 05/03/2017
Precious Metals Investing 2017: Keep an Eye on Silver
Updated: May 03, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - When it comes to investing in precious metals, gold usually gets most of the attention. But silver -- and silver mining -- may now be the better bet.

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Monday 05/01/2017
Propanc Health Group Changes Name, Continues Cancer Research
Posted: May 01, 2017

(NewsUSA) - The Australian-based biotech company, Propanc Health Group, which has been developing proprietary treatments for cancer patients suffering from solid tumors such as pancreatic, ovarian, and colorectal cancers, has changed its name to Propanc Biopharma Inc (OTCQB:PPCHD), according to its Board of Directors, who approved the corporate name change.

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Incubators Help Florida Small Businesses Bloom
Updated: May 01, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - For neophyte companies, business incubators can offer economic space and experienced leadership for entrepreneurs in their critical first years.

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Tristar Praises Trump, EXIM Bank for Creating Jobs
Updated: May 11, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - A small Virginia business that will help create manufacturing jobs in U.S and energy development in Ethiopia praised President Trump for his support of the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of the US as a job-creating and export tool.

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Thursday 04/27/2017
Four Tech Tools That Can Help Your Small Business Grow
Updated: April 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Fifty-four years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed into effect a proclamation that established a week to celebrate the contributions of small U.S. businesses. Every president since then has continued the tradition.

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Wednesday 04/26/2017
5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace
Updated: April 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Each workday, the average American spends 8.8 hours at work or on work-related activities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s even more time than people spend sleeping. And because we spend so much time at work, it's in your and your employer’s best interest to make workplaces the happiest environment it can be. Workplace comfort and happiness is highly impactful in retention and recruitment, as well as an individual’s productivity, satisfaction and ultimately, a company’s or business’s ROI. It’s not just free snacks, pizza or bagel Fridays, big windows or colorful conference rooms and ping pong tables. In fact, there’s a science behind what drives happiness in the workplace and what can be done to achieve it, through light, furniture, ergonomics and movement.

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Tuesday 04/25/2017
Streaming Content Box Cuts Your Cable and Costs
Posted: April 25, 2017

(NewsUSA) - Cable TV? That was so three years ago.

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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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Monday 04/17/2017
Sunshine State Shining New Light on the Banking Industry
Updated: April 17, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Florida is becoming the modern-day Wall Street for many international and U.S. banking companies. Today there are 141 commercial banks in Florida with more than $140 billion in assets, and 18 international banking conglomerates who have their U.S. headquarters in the state.

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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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Monday 03/27/2017
The Importance of Protecting Patents
Updated: March 27, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - America's economic engine is fueled by innovation. The ideas and inventions that emerge from researchers' labs or the garages of budding entrepreneurs have spawned powerhouse companies, even new industries.

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Thursday 03/23/2017
6 pet-related businesses you can start today
Updated: March 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Starting your own business can nurture your entrepreneurial spirit, earn you some money and give you the opportunity to spend more time with your family — including your pets. So what job can you do that doesn’t necessarily require a degree, affords you time flexibility, is in a growing industry and will be something you love?

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Wednesday 03/22/2017
Veteran Raises Capital Via Alternative Financing
Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) -Every veteran entrepreneur needs capital, but investing in them via regulated channels may be the best bet for investors.

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Friday 03/17/2017
University Students Take Top Honors at CME Group's Annual Trading Challenge
Posted: March 17, 2017

(NewsUSA) - For college students who aspire to work in financial markets, there is no better way to experience trading than participating in CME Group's annual Trading Challenge.

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Thursday 03/16/2017
Telecom and Cloud Service Options Expand in Africa
Updated: March 17, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Affordable mobile telecommunications in Africa are expanding through a joint venture between two Virginia-based companies.

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Tuesday 03/14/2017
Entrepreneurs Provide TIPS! Monthly Yield Now Makes Sense
Updated: March 14, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) -The ability to invest in cash-flowing and profitable entrepreneurs has disappeared with the loss of the regional exchanges in Philadelphia, Chicago and Seattle, among others. Local investors have lost the ability to invest locally -- easily.

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Friday 03/10/2017
Help Protect The Young Adult Lifestyle
Updated: March 13, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Young adults have ambitious future plans and want to experience a lot throughout their lifetime.

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Wednesday 03/08/2017
One key to growth in today's business sector is inclusion
Posted: March 08, 2017

(BPT) - Today’s political climate seems to offer less room for inclusion than ever before. The polarizing campaigns and election in the United States left many divided. And across the ocean, the approval of Brexit shook the European continent to its core.

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Thursday 03/02/2017
The Top State for Robotics Innovation? Florida Will Surprise You
Updated: March 02, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Lifelike animatronics, next-generation "surgeons" and mechanical warfighters -- words that might create visions of a Sci-Fi blockbuster. However, these innovations in high-tech robotics are real and you need look no further than Florida to find them. The history between the state and robotics is a long one. Since the birth of IBM PC in Boca Raton in 1981, the "Second Machine Age" has been thriving in the Sunshine State.

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Thursday 02/16/2017
Five Reasons You Need Cell Phone Insurance Now
Updated: February 16, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Not long ago we only used cell phones to make calls or send cryptic, short-hand text messages. Now, we rely on our phones for storing our contacts and calendar appointments, watching videos, checking email, managing our connected devices and, of course, keeping up on social media. In fact, phones have become such a crucial part of our lives that many people sleep with them.

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Wednesday 02/15/2017
Companies Are Discovering That Pittsburgh Is Good for Business
Updated: February 15, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Many companies have recognized the road to their success runs through Pittsburgh. Popular brands like American Eagle Outfitters and Dick's Sporting Goods are headquartered in the city, and powerhouse companies like Amazon, Google, Uber, Shell, Facebook, and Apple have made recent investments or are expanding operations in the region.

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Monday 02/06/2017
Local Community Newspapers Go Digital
Updated: February 06, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Small, local newspapers have been valued community resources across the United States for approximately 200 years, but many have faced challenges from increasing costs and difficulty keeping up with the latest technology. However, one form of new technology can help these papers survive. A specifically designed platform can help small community papers contribute to their survival by capitalizing on mobile revenue options.

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Friday 02/03/2017
Customer Feedback Is Our North Star
Updated: February 03, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - "The customer always comes first" should be every company's mantra. However, a lot of companies say it, but don't act on it. So, how do we make sure we're living up to that mindset?

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Tuesday 01/31/2017
9 tips to boost productivity in the workplace
Updated: February 01, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - If you feel like you’re working more, but getting less done, you’re not alone. Employees are working an average of 44 hours per week, of which only 29 were considered to be productive, according to a new survey of 1,200 full time office workers.

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Wednesday 01/25/2017
Hot or Not? Discover this Year’s Most In-Demand Jobs
Updated: January 25, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Whether you just entered the career world or have been in the workforce for years, if you’re hunting for a new gig, it’s time to discover this year’s hottest jobs.

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Monday 01/23/2017
How to say and do just the right thing when a co-worker loses a loved one
Updated: January 24, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Knowing how to support a grieving co-worker can be one of the most challenging situations you face in your workplace. You want to express your sympathy and help your colleague, but you also don’t want to cross any professional boundaries.

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Wednesday 01/11/2017
Get An Edge on College Prep Tests
Updated: February 02, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - The college application process and the college prep testing that goes along with it can be overwhelming for students and families. Tests such as the SAT and ACT are an important element of the application process, and therefore a source of anxiety. However, only about 30 percent of public schools have an advisor dedicated to college prep.

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Tips to Get Organized, Set Priorities and Be More Efficient
Updated: January 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) No matter what your work or family circumstances are, your days are likely a juggling act.

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Tuesday 12/20/2016
Face-to-Face Meetings Help Drive Small Business
Updated: December 20, 2016 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Face-to-face meetings are a high priority for the small business community, according to a new survey.

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Tuesday 11/29/2016
Time- and Budget- Stretching Tips for the Self-Employed
Updated: November 29, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) The ability to stretch a budget can help businesses or those who are self-employed weather lean times and flourish in good periods, and being efficient with time can mean surviving a busy season with your sanity intact. But these principles can be hard to uphold.

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Tuesday 11/22/2016
Getting Back to Basics: The Lost Art of Writing Things Down
Updated: November 22, 2016 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) In this digital age, you may go days without using a pen and paper, but there are many reasons to skip the devices and stick to writing things down. From staying organized to planning your week to tracking career growth, here are a few things to take note of when it comes to taking notes.

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Friday 10/28/2016
Is It Time to Quit Your Day Job and Start Your Own Business?
Updated: October 28, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Many people dream of quitting their jobs and starting their own businesses. But in a time when only half of new small businesses survive five years or more, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, how do you know if you have what it takes to withstand a competitive market?

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Tuesday 09/06/2016
Tips to Save Money and Time Running Your Small Business
Updated: September 06, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Being at the helm of a small business can be overwhelming. Whether you’re already your own boss or are thinking of making the leap, these tips from small business owners can help you get organized and boost productivity.

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Thursday 08/25/2016
Can Disclosing Cancer on Social Media Impact Your Career?
Updated: September 13, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Social media has changed the rules of privacy for almost everyone. But for people diagnosed with cancer, social media use comes with the additional complications of online disclosure, which can have unintended consequences.

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