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(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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Monday 03/27/2017
Why Experts Say High-Speed Internet Access Matters to Families and Businesses Nationwide
Updated: March 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) In the same way the telephone brought new opportunities for business development and economic prosperity to America’s heartland decades ago, experts say that today, expanding broadband to every part of the country will have positive impacts on all communities nationwide. In short: no matter where you live it’s important that all Americans -- including those in more remote areas -- have broadband access, too.

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Wednesday 03/22/2017
Secrets smart investors use year-round to save on their taxes
Updated: March 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Come tax time, many people work to locate tax breaks. While this is always a smart financial move, a little-known way to help build your net worth is to keep taxes top of mind throughout the entire year.

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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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Monday 03/13/2017
4 tips to help protect your identity this tax season
Updated: March 21, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Tax season is a busy time for everyone. From accountants and small business owners to families and individuals, especially as more people choose to file their taxes themselves. Unfortunately, it’s also a busy time of year for cybercriminals who use the flurry of activity to swindle sensitive personal information from unsuspecting victims.

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Wednesday 03/08/2017
14-year-old scientist aims to solve the energy crisis
Updated: March 16, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - The family trip. For most kids it’s a chance to relax, visit a new destination, collect souvenirs, and create stories and memories to share with their friends throughout the year.

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Car Sharing Made Easier For Every Chicagoan
Updated: March 09, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you need a ride in Chicago, you may be glad to learn there's a new way to get around the city. Whether it's a night out at Entente or Smyth, a trip to Lake Geneva for the weekend or a game at Wrigley Field to cheer on the World Series champs, a new on-demand car sharing service can have you covered.

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Easy Car Sharing For Every D.C. Resident
Updated: March 09, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—There's a new car sharing option in Washington, D.C. that makes it easier to travel if you don't have a car or if the car you have just isn't the one you need. Whether it's meeting friends for brunch at Le Diplomate, a relaxing weekend out of the city or using it when the Metro is down, Maven, the new car sharing service from General Motors, ensures you are set to travel.

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Friday 03/03/2017
Facts To Help You Fight Identity Fraud
Updated: March 04, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—The 2017 Identity Fraud Study by Javelin Strategy & Research revealed that the number of identity fraud victims increased by 16 percent in the last year, a record high. The study found that despite the efforts of the industry, fraudsters successfully netted 2 million more victims in 2016, with the amount fraudsters took rising by nearly $1 billion, to $16 billion.

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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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Wednesday 03/01/2017
Soft Skills, Community Relations Are Necessities To Improve Policing Efforts In 2017
Updated: March 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Police officers today face very different challenges than a decade ago. Social media and an increase in overall visibility of officers’ actions place them under increased scrutiny, and may have fueled disconnect between law enforcement and the communities they protect. According to a Gallup survey, only 58 percent of whites and 29 percent of African Americans trust police officers, up slightly from the lowest point it reached in 2015. Recent incidents with minorities and limited community presence may contribute to the lack of trust.

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Monday 02/27/2017
It's 2017: Do you know how old your farmer is?
Updated: March 07, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Smartphone? Check. GPS? Check. Seed, fertilizer and tractor? Check. Welcome to the world of modern agriculture, where high-tech is the rule and savvy millennials are in demand as U.S. agriculture embraces the many challenges of feeding a growing world.

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Friday 02/17/2017
Protecting Seniors Online from Scams, Hacks and Tax Fraud
Updated: February 17, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - The vast majority of seniors today are using the Internet at least once a week to check email, pay bills online and keep in touch via social media. But all that time online puts them at risk for scams and hacks, such as tax fraud.

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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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Monday 02/13/2017
Are you reading and posting content worthy of your smartphone data? 5 tips to switch up your online commentary
Updated: February 21, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - From awards shows to politics and sporting events, the beginning of the year is packed with comment-worthy moments. Many of us take these opportunities to share what we think are the smartest, sharpest and snarkiest takes and project online to our friends and beyond.

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Wednesday 02/08/2017
Tackle your DIY projects with these 3 multipurpose tools
Updated: February 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - DIY projects are surging in popularity right now and it’s easy to see why. A successful DIY project can fix a problem or make a much-needed improvement to your home, while also providing you with the satisfaction of a job well done. Best of all, it allows you to save money over hiring a professional contractor to do the work.

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Tuesday 02/07/2017
5 things you must know about this groundbreaking treatment for servicemen and women
Updated: February 15, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - When the nation’s servicemen and women serve a tour of duty overseas, many don’t return home the same.

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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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Today's Students Want To Read The Latest Textbooks
Updated: February 07, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s something parents, teachers, students and taxpayers may be glad to learn: An answer to education costs could be in the palm of your hands...if, that is, you get your hands on the latest thing in schoolbooks—digital textbooks, which can provide more and cost less than traditional ones.

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Friday 02/03/2017
Learn the basics to avoid cell phone surprises
Updated: February 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - It’s easy to be overwhelmed when it comes to choosing a cellphone provider. Everyone claims to offer the best, cheapest and most comprehensive service. It can be especially baffling for seniors who, despite boundless wisdom elsewhere, may be newcomers to this technology.

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Wednesday 02/01/2017
Security in an insecure world
Updated: February 09, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - The year 2016 was devastating for some safe deposit box holders. In New York, thieves cut holes in the roofs of three banks and brazenly emptied hundreds of safe deposit boxes, leaving the victims' pillaged boxes on the roof and strewn around the vault.

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Tuesday 01/31/2017
Invest In The Cloud To Advance Your Small Business
Updated: February 01, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—It used to be that the size of your technology investment was in direct proportion to the size of your business. That is no longer necessarily the case. With so many customizable technology offerings available through the cloud, even the smallest microbusiness can be equipped with enterprise-size technology that can make a difference in today’s crowded business climate.

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Monday 01/30/2017
5 tips for safe space heater use
Updated: February 07, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - During the coldest days of the year, space heaters are one of the easiest, most efficient ways to get warm fast. However, when not used correctly, they may also be one of the most dangerous.

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Friday 01/27/2017
2017 looking bright for small business owners
Updated: February 04, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - The year 2017 is still in its infancy, but research shows small business owners feel this year could be one of the best in recent memory.

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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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Monday 01/23/2017
For Data Privacy, Set Your Sights On Visual Hackers
Updated: January 24, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—You’ve probably felt it when checking your e-mail or working in a public space: the leering eyes of strangers on your device screen.

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Friday 01/20/2017
The next big IT career: Data analytics turns big data into career opportunities
Updated: January 28, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Career opportunities in technology continue to expand exponentially: the computer and information technology field is expected to grow 12 percent, adding nearly half a million new jobs by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Occupational Outlook Handbook. What’s more, the median wage for people in the field is nearly $50,000 higher than the median for all occupations.

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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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Thursday 01/19/2017
6 easy, affordable smart home features that could help you sell your house faster
Updated: January 27, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Fresh paint on the walls, professional staging and an asking price that ends in 999 — when you’re selling your home, you’ll do whatever you can to help it stand out and sell faster. Because the National Association of Realtors is predicting modest growth for the 2017 real estate market, as a seller you want every edge you can get. And on the heels of the popular Consumer Electronics Show in January, perhaps that edge is a smarter home.

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Thursday 01/12/2017
Americans have less tolerance for power outages in a digital world
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - A flash of lighting, a loud clap of thunder and BOOM! Suddenly everything goes dark and you know the power in your home is officially out.

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Thursday 01/05/2017
The 8 hottest new devices for 2017
Updated: January 13, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - When it comes to the latest technology, you can never have too many options. And for tech lovers, there is nothing like the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which takes place Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas.

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Wednesday 01/04/2017
5 facts about radiation you never knew
Updated: January 12, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Radiation — it’s not something most people think about very often, and when they do, their thoughts usually turn to radiation's effects as they are portrayed in the movies. These being namely that exposure to radiation will either turn them into a hideous monster or a superhero.

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Tuesday 01/03/2017
How to Protect Your Data in a Connected World
Updated: February 02, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - The phrase 'six degrees of separation,' suggests that only a minuscule measurement is what divides one person from another. Today, the Internet of Things (IoT) has decreased those degrees dramatically, connecting us not only to each other, but to everything from our fitness trackers to our coffee makers.

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Friday 12/30/2016
Four real-life ways technology is transforming the present and the future
Updated: January 07, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Smartphones keep people constantly connected, smart cars can drive and park themselves, and smart buildings are designed to use less energy as they keep everyone occupying them comfy and productive. Of course you think you know how technology is revolutionizing everyday life. But do you really understand that tech now touches everything?

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Job opportunities await in tomorrow's expanded urban areas
Updated: January 07, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Predicting the future can be a Herculean task in its own right, but when it comes to forecasting the growth of urban areas across the globe, research points strongly toward some new truths. One, urban areas will continue to grow. Two, with continued development of “smart’ technologies for homes, businesses and entire cities, there is expected to be a significant impact on the employment landscape.

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Thursday 12/29/2016
The latest advancements in college education are happening digitally
Updated: January 06, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - The face of education in the United States is changing. Many of today’s universities are embracing digital technology to deliver instruction in ways not available to previous generations. We have seen the digital instruction methods evolve from the use of learning aides such as computers, digital projectors and DVD players to online learning, which allows students the flexibility to tackle their coursework at a time and pace that works best for them.

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Three ways to help businesses attract and retain top talent
Updated: January 06, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Many companies recognize that attracting and retaining top employee talent can result in a significant cost savings because employee turnover can result in productivity loss and involve additional expenses associated with hiring and training new employees. An employee parting ways may leave with a strong knowledge base of company projects, clients and procedures, and depending on the job level, it can take several months before a new hire becomes fully productive.

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Tuesday 12/20/2016
Grow Your Business Through Customer Connections
Updated: December 21, 2016 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—Long gone is the time when customer purchase patterns were streamlined and predictable. Today’s shoppers are smarter, and there are multiple forces at work, including social media and paid advertising, which constantly influence customer decisions. Knowing your customers’ likes and dislikes is the only way to ensure your business stays top of mind throughout the buying cycle and beyond.

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Burned Out From Holiday Spending? Make Money And Save By Giving Items A Second Chance
Updated: December 21, 2016 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—Has holiday spending left you feeling burned out? This holiday season—and any time of year—you can give (and get) a lot of joy for not a lot of money if you consider a few simple, smart tricks.

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Wednesday 12/14/2016
3 tips for getting the most out of working on a diverse team
Updated: December 22, 2016 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Growing up, we’re constantly taught to play well with others. Did you know that skill might actually help you land a job? Nearly 80 percent of employers seek candidates who work well on a team, according to a National Association of College and Employers report. From automotive engineering to business management, odds are you’ll work alongside diverse individuals throughout your career.

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Tuesday 12/13/2016
5 parent tips for picking the right video games
Updated: December 21, 2016 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - With new game consoles, mobile devices and interactive experiences arriving just in time for the holidays, video games are certain to make the “most wanted” list for gamers of all ages. With so many choices, parents can sometimes feel a little overwhelmed trying to decide which games are appropriate for their children to play.

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Monday 12/12/2016
How To Help Relieve Caregiving Stress In 2017
Updated: December 13, 2016 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—If you are one of the 34 million informal caregivers in the U.S. today, it may be wise to look beyond such things as a better diet for a New Year’s resolution and consider some new methods to help relieve stress related to caring for a loved one. Caregiving is a very important job but doing it effectively can have a major impact on both you and your loved one’s well-being. So as people make resolutions to help improve their lives, it’s a great time to consider available support to relieve your caregiver stress and ensure you are providing the best care possible.

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Friday 12/09/2016
How technology can save your love life
Updated: December 17, 2016 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - It’s a common refrain: technology is killing our relationships. Couples have swapped date night for Netflix binging. They Candy Crush their way through an intimate conversation. They’ve replaced long walks on the beach with an all-out Facebook investigation into their friend’s cute new puppy.

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Thursday 12/08/2016
A digital safe vault to protect your information
Updated: December 16, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Whether you’re paying for a meal, signing up to play a game on your smartphone or withdrawing money from your bank, your information is at risk. In 2016 alone, 873 data breaches exposed more than 29.8 million records containing potentially sensitive information, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center.

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Wednesday 12/07/2016
Top Tech Picks For Certain People On Your List
Updated: December 08, 2016 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—This holiday season, show that you have the gift for giving with the latest in mobile innovation from Lenovo—the new Moto Z family and Moto Mods.

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Tuesday 12/06/2016
Game on! 5 reasons to be excited about gaming in 2017
Updated: December 14, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - With a forecasted value of $82 billion for 2017, video games are hotter than ever. With new technologies, classic characters and interactive worlds that become more lifelike every day, there is plenty to be excited about when it comes to video games in the new year. So whether you’re just getting into the hobby or you’re a veteran gamer looking to level up, here are the top five things to look for in video gaming in 2017.

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Shopping for small business solutions? Tech talk translations for SBOs
Updated: December 14, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - As a small business owner, you do it all: the books, marketing, customer service, product, inventory and — oh yes — tech support. In fact, small and microbusiness owners are more likely to shoulder all tech tasks for their firms, according to a study by the National Small Business Association. Yet unless your business is IT, chances are you struggle to speak the language of business technology solutions.

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Monday 12/05/2016
4 ways your smartphone is your ultimate holiday helper this season
Updated: December 13, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - The holidays have always been the elf’s time to shine. Decorating, wrapping, toy making—it’s what traditional holiday helpers spend all year prepping for. But in a world of online shopping, on-the-go recipe planning and streaming carols, a smartphone and wireless plan actually does the holidays better.

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How Drones Help Keep The Lights On
Updated: December 06, 2016 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Electricity is something that many take for granted, but without it, we wouldn’t be able to go about our everyday routines. That’s why electric companies work so hard to maintain the power grid. Today, electric companies are exploring a new way to protect the grid from any disruptions to our power.

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Friday 12/02/2016
Got Tech Neck? Here's Some Advice.
Updated: December 02, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - It's called "tech neck." But to really understand the stress you're putting on your neck every time you look down at some wireless device -; think texting, for example -; just imagine four 15-pound bowling balls sitting atop your head.

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