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    Four Tech Tools That Can Help Your Small Business Grow

    (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.

  • Business And Careers

    5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace

    (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.

  • Business And Careers

    Streaming Content Box Cuts Your Cable and Costs

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

Pet Central

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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 >>

Fitness

Fitness

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

Crosswords

Crosswords

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

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Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




Friday 04/21/2017
Non-Profit Venture Fund Seeks to Support The American Dream
Updated: April 21, 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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Tuesday 04/18/2017
5 tips to help teens master their money
Updated: April 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - For most teens, high school is an exciting time, one that offers the opportunity to set their own path and make some of their own decisions. However, with this added independence comes additional responsibility, especially regarding money.

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Spring cleaning to make money: Don't toss these 5 hidden sources of extra cash
Updated: April 19, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Before we soak up the summer sun, we need to think about spring cleaning. As you clear out your closets and drawers, be on the lookout for these five often overlooked sources of money:

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Monday 04/17/2017
Reverse Mortgages Benefit Younger Seniors
Updated: April 21, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - This article is a paid advertisement. The content was provided by One Reverse Mortgage.

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Get extra money all year: Tips to adjust your tax withholdings
Updated: April 19, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Every year, nearly eight out of 10 taxpayers receive a federal tax refund. Many of them are more than happy to see that “extra” money drop into their bank accounts. In fact, according to a recent TaxAct survey, 61 percent of tax filers said they’d rather receive a big refund than a larger paycheck throughout the year.

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Protect Your Money: There’s an App for That
Updated: April 17, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Since the credit card made its debut as an alternative to cash over 50 years ago, more Americans are using debit or credit cards as a primary payment method than ever before. In addition to the convenience and simplicity of using a card, another reason they have become increasingly popular is because they offer certain protections for consumers.

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Thursday 04/13/2017
No Better Time To Prepare For Your Own Funeral Than Tax Time
Updated: April 14, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—As Benjamin Franklin famously wrote, "In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." If you, like most Americans, are beginning to work on your yearly taxes, why not start preparing for that other inevitability of life—your death.

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Monday 04/10/2017
What Millennials Ought To Know
Updated: April 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—If you are—or care about—a millennial, someone between the ages of 18 and 35, here’s something you may care to consider:

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Tuesday 04/04/2017
6 tips for decoding college financial aid award letters
Updated: April 12, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Monday 04/03/2017
Balance is the key to help build financial confidence [Infographic]
Posted: April 03, 2017

(BPT) - Taking small financial steps today can help prepare you for a more confident tomorrow. Learn how to get started with these tips for tackling your biggest financial concerns.

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National Retirement Planning Week: Help Meet Your Retirement Income Goals
Updated: April 03, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Most Americans care about enjoying a financially comfortable retirement, yet almost two in five people express concerns over whether they will have enough money to live the lifestyle they want, according to new research on savers from Greenwald & Associates and CANNEX.

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Teach Your Children about Money this Financial Literacy Month
Updated: April 03, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) April is Financial Literacy Month, an ideal time to think about the lessons your children are learning about money. Setting a good financial example is just the start. Parents should also actively engage children on the topic. These lessons can help put kids and teens on the right path towards a financially responsible adulthood.

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Friday 03/31/2017
Many Working Moms Can't Afford Their Health Care Deductible
Updated: March 31, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - A survey from Aflac and Working Mother magazine found that growing health care deductibles are unaffordable for nearly half of working mothers.

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Summer Break: A Good Time To Check Your Credit Report
Updated: April 01, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—School will be out soon and that means summer vacation planning for families. Before planning your vacation, financial experts recommend reviewing your finances by getting a FREE annual credit report from Equifax, Experian and/or TransUnion at www.annualcreditreport.com.

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Thursday 03/30/2017
Tips for paying less in taxes all year long
Updated: March 31, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - American taxpayers file roughly 140 million tax returns annually, according to the IRS. Of those, just 14 percent are the simplest type of form, the 1040EZ. In fact, all the 1040EZs, 1040s and 1040As filed — the least complex types of returns that you should, in theory, be able to do for yourself — account for just 22 percent of all tax returns, IRS data show.

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Wednesday 03/29/2017
The lowdown on leasing
Updated: April 06, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - If you’re in the market for a new car, you might be thinking about leasing. After all, it seems very attractive on the surface — so attractive that leases accounted for one-third of all vehicles sales nationally in 2016. Taking a closer look though, you may be surprised to see there's more than meets the eye in some lease offers. So, here are a few need-to-know nuggets about leasing a car.

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Friday 03/24/2017
Big Advice For The Smallest Businesses
Updated: March 25, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—While large enterprises may make the most headlines, it’s often the country’s smallest businesses that are providing jobs, fueling innovation and growing the economy. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 62 percent of all U.S. businesses are microbusinesses, or businesses with fewer than 10 employees. These businesses also account for 75.3 percent of all private-sector employers.

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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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Smart Tips to Prevent Identity Theft
Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) More than 13 million U.S. consumers fall victim to identity theft each year, according to Javelin Strategy and Research, with more than $15 billion stolen. Fortunately for consumers, many of these crimes are preventable.

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Tuesday 03/21/2017
Facts On Filing Tax Extensions Without Paying A Penalty
Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—There’s good news, bad news and better news for people who can’t file or pay their taxes on time.

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Monday 03/20/2017
3 tax hints every investor should know
Updated: March 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - It's a common misconception that if you have investments you need to shell out a large chunk of change to have your taxes prepared by an accounting genius. The truth is, it’s easy and affordable to do your own taxes and maximize tax savings — even if you’re an investor.

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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
Three Ways To Save
Updated: March 17, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Every year, some 35 million Americans move to a new home. If you’re ever among them, you should know that three simple steps can help you go a long way toward more savings and less stress:

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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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Thursday 03/02/2017
Giving up Your Favorite Activities to Pay for Medical Bills?
Updated: March 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) After the work day is over and the long list of household chores is completed, there are important things young adults want to do with their free time. Whether it’s gut-busting hilarity at the new comedy club or sweating out those toxins at the hottest yoga class in town, these activities cost money. However, when the unexpected happens and you’re faced with going to the hospital, there is a chance your finances will be impacted.

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Wednesday 03/01/2017
Teachers: Students' Greatest Resource Remains Scarce
Updated: March 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—The role of teachers in children’s lives cannot be understated. Beyond children’s parents, their teacher is often the primary adult influencer in their life. Yet, this essential role faces difficult setbacks as schools and districts across the country are tasked with stabilizing the teacher shortage while ensuring new teachers are prepared to meet the needs of their students.

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Investing in Single-Family Real Estate Properties Online
Updated: March 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Nobody has a secret formula for successfully investing in real estate, but brushing up on your financial literacy, digging deep into market dynamics, understanding property-specific costs and turning to today's access to unprecedented data and technology can lead to more-informed buying decisions.

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Thursday 02/23/2017
To Save More For Your Future, Avoid These Four Pitfalls
Updated: February 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Wednesday 02/22/2017
What You Need To Know Before Hiring A Tax Pro
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to dealing with the IRS, there are a few more initials it may pay for you to know about.

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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
5 reasons why talking about money can enhance a relationship
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Thinking about combining finances with your significant other? Whether you’re getting married or just thinking about getting serious, talking about money can help couples understand each other and avoid unhappy surprises down the road. Here are five reasons why talking about money can enhance a relationship.

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Thursday 02/09/2017
What Would You Have to Give Up to Pay for An Unexpected Hospital Visit?
Updated: February 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - We may all be one stomach bug away from an unexpected hospital visit. Accidents and illnesses can occur without warning, wreaking havoc on finances and negatively impacting everyday life, even with health insurance.

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Estate Plans: You're Not Doing Anyone a Favor by Avoiding the Subject
Updated: February 10, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Do your kids realize just how much money you're really worth once all your assets are added up?

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Wednesday 02/08/2017
How To Go Public
Posted: February 08, 2017

(NAPSI)—Here’s good news for businesses of all sizes and the people who work for them: Companies can raise capital to invest for growth and expansion—and unlike with bank loans and the like, this money doesn’t have to be paid back. What’s more, it’s all perfectly legal.

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Want To Go Back To School? Here's How To Get Started
Updated: February 09, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—In the 2016−17 school year, colleges and universities are expected to award more than a million bachelor’s degrees alone.1 Under these graduates’ seemingly identical caps and gowns are men and women with incredibly different stories, struggles and accomplishments—many don’t fit the “traditional” mold of a college graduate. For example, some of these students have full-time jobs or families to care for and some already have decades of work experience under their belts.

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Monday 02/06/2017
Uncle Sam Wants You To Save For Retirement
Updated: February 07, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—If you ever feel your finances are too stretched to save for retirement, you're not alone—and there could be good news for you. The Saver's Credit—a little-known tax credit made available by the IRS to eligible taxpayers—could make saving for retirement more affordable than you think. It may reduce your federal income taxes when you save for retirement through a qualified retirement plan or an Individual Retirement Account (IRA).

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Software Or Tax Pro: What The Difference Can Mean For You
Updated: February 07, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—According to the National Taxpayer Advocate, nearly 60 percent of taxpayers hire paid preparers to do their taxes. With all the tax software programs out there, why do so many people turn to a professional?

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Friday 02/03/2017
CME Group Competition Brings Trading to The Classroom
Updated: February 03, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - University students around the world can test their trading skills in CME Group's 14th Annual Trading Challenge next month -- and could walk away with $1,500 in prize money and a trip to Chicago.

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Deciding What to Do With Your Old 401(k)
Updated: February 03, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Just started a new job with an employer who thinks you're as visionary as Steve Jobs? Or maybe you're between gigs and "exploring other opportunities." Either way, you need to decide what to do with your old 401(k).

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Tuesday 01/31/2017
Never Too Late To Finish High School
Updated: February 01, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—For many adults, passing a high school equivalency test (such as the GED® test) is the first step toward a better job, a college degree and a brighter future. Last year, adults in the U.S. who had a high school diploma or equivalent earned nearly $10,000 per year more than those without a high school diploma, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate was also lower for those who had a high school degree. Finishing high school is important, and free adult education classes are the best place to start. If you or someone you care about is thinking of finishing high school, there is more support than you may realize. You can find free test prep classes near you by entering your zip code at FinishYourDiploma.org.

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Friday 01/27/2017
Despite The Importance Of Workplace Innovation, Employees Lack The Necessary Tools
Updated: January 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, workplace innovation may be near the top of the list for most businesses. Business owners know that their companies must innovate to stay ahead of competition, and that means hiring employees who not only possess the necessary skills for the job but who also bring fresh, new ideas.

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Wednesday 01/25/2017
Homeschooling—The Original School Choice
Updated: January 26, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)--While many families are considering area schools for their children, an increasing number of families are opting to homeschool their children. Since its rebirth in the 1970s, homeschooling has rapidly grown. Currently, more than 2.3 million students are involved in K−12 home education. More than 2,000 homeschool groups across the country are participating in National School Choice Week 2017 this week, highlighting an educational option that has been effective for their children and families.

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Tuesday 01/24/2017
Mini-Documentary Series Brings Economics To Life
Updated: February 02, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Economics comes to life for students in a new, compelling, three-part mini-documentary series by Discovery Digital Networks' Seeker, and partnered with CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace.

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School Choice Coalitions Unite Americans Of All Backgrounds
Updated: January 25, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—The holidays are over and many of us are hunkering down to wait out the rest of the winter. Tens of millions of students across the country will be celebrating their educational options from January 22 through 28—traditional public schools, charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and home education. It’s National School Choice Week, and with more than 21,000 events going on nationwide, it’s clear there’s a lot to celebrate.

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Millennials And Their Money
Updated: January 25, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—According to data from the IRS, millennials—those between 18 and 34—file one out of every three tax returns, earn one out of every six dollars in income and pay one out of every 13 dollars in taxes.

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Money Transfer Service: It's Good For Business
Updated: January 25, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Many small businesses can increase their revenue by becoming money transfer agents. Often, immigrants and others will turn to a locally owned and operated business when they want to send money to family and friends in their native countries.

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Junior Achievement Reaches 100 Million Student Milestone
Updated: January 25, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Were you in Junior Achievement?

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Monday 01/23/2017
Cuentas de ahorro para la educación K–12 y cómo están cambiando la vida de los niños
Updated: January 24, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSM)—Si usted es como muchos de los padres de este país, puede que no sepa que hay una manera de dar a sus hijos una educación mejor a muy bajo costo o sin costo alguno.

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Friday 01/20/2017
Food, Fuel, and Finance ... The 3Fs of Economics
Updated: February 02, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Nearly half of U.S. high school students say they do not know how to establish good credit and more than one-fourth believe they will be unprepared to manage their finances upon graduation. This is according to recent research that reveals a lack of financial literacy among American youth.

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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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Friday 04/21/2017
Non-Profit Venture Fund Seeks to Support The American Dream
Updated: April 21, 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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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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