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(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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Tuesday 10/17/2017
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
Think outside the bank: How to get a business loan online
Updated: October 11, 2017 - 3:35 am

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

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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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Wednesday 09/20/2017
Real Talk -- When Was The Last Time You Enjoyed Your Business Trip?
Posted: September 20, 2017

(NewsUSA) -It's hard to believe that 2017 is more than halfway over and that fall is in the air.

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Wednesday 09/13/2017
New Form of Farming Revolutionizes the Way We Eat
Updated: September 14, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - By 2050, the world population will reach almost 10 billion people, at least 66 percent of whom will live in urban areas.

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Wednesday 09/06/2017
Five Secrets You Should Know Before Becoming A Teacher
Updated: September 06, 2017 - 3:44 pm

(NewsUSA) - A career in teaching is one of the most demanding and challenging jobs that exist today. For those considering this path, the decision may be fraught with questions, and some not easily answered.

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Tuesday 08/29/2017
FDA-Approved Device Improves Managing of Medical Fluids
Updated: August 30, 2017 - 3:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - Hospitals, surgical facilities, doctors' offices, and medical centers all face the same problem: how to safely dispose of the substantial amount of fluids that take place during surgeries and other medical procedures.

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Monday 08/28/2017
A New Medical Device for Safely Managing Dangerous Fluids
Updated: August 28, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - One problem that hospitals, dentist offices, and other medical facilities face is safely disposing of the large amounts of fluids that are produced during surgeries and other medical procedures.

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Thursday 08/24/2017
Try A Travel Tour Map Tailored to Low-Alcohol Wines
Updated: August 24, 2017 - 3:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - As more consumers appreciate the balanced elegance of lower-alcohol wines, the California wine industry is responding with a new guide that provides savvy travelers to Sonoma or Napa with the best ways to identify and appreciate these beverages.

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Wednesday 08/23/2017
Udderly Brilliant: Ag Students Win CME Group Scholarships at Illinois State Fair
Updated: August 23, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Illinois students prepare all year to participate in State Fair agriculture competitions -- whether they are showing an animal or competing in academic tests.

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Wednesday 08/16/2017
Investment Report Sees Potential Value in Colorado Silver Project
Updated: August 16, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Viscount Mining Corp (TSX-V: VML, OTCQB: VLMGF) is a Vancouver-based mining project generator. Its strategy is to seek out and acquire properties that have potential to contain large amounts of silver, gold, and other valuable metals. Then it conducts new rounds of exploration to see what's actually in the ground and to pin down what the property is worth.

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Tuesday 08/15/2017
Volunteer Fire Departments Work to Reach Next Generation
Updated: August 15, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Volunteers make up more than two-thirds of the nation's fire service and protect their communities from a wide range of emergencies. Yet many fire departments are having difficulty meeting the staffing needs that an all-hazards department requires.

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Wednesday 08/09/2017
Daughters in the Workplace Need More Support
Updated: August 09, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - For the millions of women caring for an aging adult while balancing a full-time job, it can be a struggle to juggle conflicting demands.

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Friday 08/04/2017
Fire Departments Look to Community for Volunteers
Updated: August 04, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Fire departments across the country rely on the service of dedicated volunteers, but department membership rosters may not always reflect the demographics of the communities they serve.

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Wednesday 07/12/2017
CME Group, 4-H Steer Youth Toward Agricultural Industry for Fifth Straight Year
Updated: July 12, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - CME Group has once again partnered with National 4-H Council to sponsor the interactive and educational Commodity Carnival, which will visit 120 state and county fairs in the Midwest during the summer and fall of 2017. The Commodity Carnival and companion app, Risk Ranch, give players a fun and engaging way to learn about agriculture by bringing a steer to market.

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Tuesday 07/11/2017
So Your Company Went Mobile ... Now What?
Updated: July 11, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Most companies know the need to go mobile to make their workforce more productive and efficient, but many don't know what is needed outside of buying some tablets and software.

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Wednesday 06/28/2017
Mobile Payment App Gives Apple Pay a Run for Its Money
Updated: June 28, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - This fall, like clockwork, Apple, Inc. will launch its iPhone 8, with yet another new operating system. Added to the mix will be the launch of Apple Pay Cash and sending money inside its messenger app, also known as Peer to Peer (P2P).

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Tuesday 06/27/2017
5 big changes for today's small businesses
Updated: June 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - A generation ago, the notion of a small business owner meant something very different. You pictured a person who owned their own storefront, often named after themselves, and every day they were the first to arrive and the last to leave. They worked tirelessly for their customers, and their reward was enjoying those customer interactions day after day.

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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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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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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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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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Wednesday 01/11/2017
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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