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    Housing Counseling Can Help You Turn the American Dream into a Reality

    (StatePoint) Despite its many benefits, homeownership is not without its financial risks. Whether you’re a current homeowner needing assistance, or you’re looking to purchase a home in the future, realistic goals, sound advice, careful planning, and a clear understanding of the costs involved are critical.

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    Small Businesses Think Regulations Hinder Growth

    (NAPSI)—Small businesses have a number of concerns when it comes to the effect that government regulations are having on their business. That’s a key finding of TriNet’s Small Business Confidence Survey, which explores the opinions of U.S. small business owners about issues such as their outlook on the state of their companies and on federal and state legislation.

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    Smartphone to Become Wallet -- Are Customers, Businesses Ready?

    (NewsUSA) - Much is being made of Apple's announcement of the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch. Overshadowed by this, however, was the introduction of Apple Pay -- a technology touting an easier way to pay for goods and services using mobile devices. But is this too much too soon -- even for Apple?

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Thursday 09/18/2014
Housing Counseling Can Help You Turn the American Dream into a Reality
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 1:34 am

(StatePoint) Despite its many benefits, homeownership is not without its financial risks. Whether you’re a current homeowner needing assistance, or you’re looking to purchase a home in the future, realistic goals, sound advice, careful planning, and a clear understanding of the costs involved are critical.

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Small Businesses Think Regulations Hinder Growth
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 1:34 am

(NAPSI)—Small businesses have a number of concerns when it comes to the effect that government regulations are having on their business. That’s a key finding of TriNet’s Small Business Confidence Survey, which explores the opinions of U.S. small business owners about issues such as their outlook on the state of their companies and on federal and state legislation.

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Wednesday 09/17/2014
Smartphone to Become Wallet -- Are Customers, Businesses Ready?
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 1:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Much is being made of Apple's announcement of the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch. Overshadowed by this, however, was the introduction of Apple Pay -- a technology touting an easier way to pay for goods and services using mobile devices. But is this too much too soon -- even for Apple?

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Sunday 09/14/2014
Prevent Your Heating Bills from Going Through the Roof
Updated: September 15, 2014 - 1:34 am

(StatePoint) Heating your home can be a costly endeavor. But you don’t have to make your family suffer in shivering silence to save some money. There are plenty of steps you can take to optimize your heating efforts, as well as prep your home for several months of cool weather.

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Thursday 09/11/2014
College May Cost Less Than Parents Think—And A Degree Pays Off
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 1:32 am

(NAPSI)—Parents who hope to provide their children with a college education may feel overwhelmed by the cost of higher education and reports have stated that only about half those who start college graduate. But rather than giving up, they may want to investigate further, because beneath the headlines lies a more complex reality. What’s more, parents who start saving early—and strategically—can amass a sizable college fund without busting the family budget.

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The Law That Protects Your Benefits
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 1:32 am

(NAPSI)—Over the past 40 years, many workers have taken on what can seem like a second job: the responsibility of planning for their own retirement.

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A Quick Selective Service Quiz
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 1:32 am

(NAPSI)—Many are surprised when they learn they don’t know as much about the Selective Service and the law as they thought they did. To help, here is a quick quiz with some fast facts.

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A Good Friend To America Is A Good Neighbor To Africa
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 1:32 am

(NAPSI)—Government officials and business leaders from nearly 50 African countries gathered in Washington, D.C. on August 4-6 for the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

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Tuesday 09/09/2014
Childproof your finances: Tips for new parents
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Whether welcoming a newborn, adopting a child or becoming a stepparent for the first time, bringing a child into your life means big changes - and a big impact on your finances.

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Tuesday 09/02/2014
Your credit scores: What you don't know could cost you
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 1:35 am

(BPT) - Do you know what your credit scores are? If you don’t, you’re not alone. In fact, many people know very little about their credit scores, what they are or how they work. And they certainly don’t understand that having low credit scores can have a big impact on their future.

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Sunday 08/03/2014
Tips to Generate a Second Income
Updated: August 04, 2014 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) In today’s economy, a full-time job is no guarantee that a second income won’t be necessary to live a comfortable lifestyle or save for the future.

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Tuesday 07/22/2014
How workplace flexibility works for your business
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - With technology rapidly changing the world, people need to embrace an evolving workplace. The workforce has become more diverse and mobile - demanding different needs. And while some existing challenges have crossed over into the modern workplace, opportunities for succeeding have never been more viable.

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Chiropractic Careers Are on the Rise
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 1:35 am

(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - Despite the tough economy, chiropractic employment growth is projected to rise substantially through 2020. Learn more at www.considerchiropractic.org.

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Wednesday 07/16/2014
Meetings are Good for the Economy and Local Businesses
Updated: July 17, 2014 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) The summer season of conferences, conventions, business meetings, incentive travel, tradeshows and exhibitions is in full swing -- and with it comes the positive impact to local businesses and economies.

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Sunday 07/13/2014
Commercial ventilation systems 101: What every restaurant kitchen needs
Posted: July 13, 2014

(BPT) - Running a restaurant or food service business is complex. Business owners need the right restaurant equipment to cool, cook and properly store food – but a safe and successful kitchen requires more than that. One of the most important pieces to keep a kitchen functioning smoothly, and the most necessary to obtain proper permits is having the right commercial ventilation system.

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5 things you can't forget when you're catering on the go
Posted: July 13, 2014

(BPT) - Providing warm, delicious food to customers on location is one of the food service industry’s greatest challenges. If you are a restaurateur, caterer, baker or owner of a mobile food stand, you understand how difficult it is to transport and deliver quality food that maintains proper temperatures and the taste your customers deserve.

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Tuesday 07/08/2014
Learn why 3D printing may not be a viable alternative for stamping and machining
Updated: July 09, 2014 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - If your project requires high quality, tight tolerance manufactured specialty washers, shims, seals, gaskets or spacers, you may be interested in exploring your options with 3D printing. This process is the new craze in parts manufacturing and while 3D printing is generating a lot of interest, traditional specialty stamping manufacturers offer customers some very real advantages over 3D printers when it comes to parts that have been traditionally stamped or in some cases machined.

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Monday 06/16/2014
How to Network Your Way to a Great New Job
Updated: June 17, 2014 - 1:35 am

(StatePoint) When it comes to getting a job or doing business, social media and other forms of electronic communication are a great networking tool, however, there will never be a substitute for communicating face-to-face.

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Fishing for Answers to the Perils of the Open Seas
Updated: June 17, 2014 - 1:35 am

(NewsUSA) - While the movie "Captain Phillips" made for good entertainment, it highlighted a small sampling of the dangers fishing vessels and cargo ships face when traversing the open seas. With the help of advanced technology, the seas are becoming a little safer.

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Wednesday 06/04/2014
FCC Doublespeak: Diversity, African-American Broadcast Ownership Snubbed
Updated: June 05, 2014 - 1:35 am

(NewsUSA) - On March 31, 2014, the FCC voted to slam the door shut on an important gateway to enhancing localism, viewpoint diversity and opportunities in broadcast television ownership. It did so by ruling for the first time that when a TV station provides sales and marketing support for another station in the same market under a Joint Sales Agreement ("JSA"), that station will be deemed the "owner" of the other station for regulatory purposes.

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