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(NewsUSA) - People are not prone to change. We are creatures of habit, and even small sacrifices -- despite potentially handsome rewards -- can be difficult. Businesses are no different.
Bloomberg Business: Last week, the fewest number of Americans filed for applications for unemployment in almost 15 years.
(StatePoint) Demand for public transportation is on the rise. In fact, 10.7 billion trips were taken on public transportation in 2013, the highest in 57 years, according to the latest statistics from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA.)
(BPT) - No matter your job or the size of your business, you are probably aware of the piles of digital information inside your company. Data is everywhere.
(NewsUSA) - If you want to make your workday a bit better, just turn to coffee. That's according to a survey where coffee was identified as key to securing some of offices' best business deals, improving networking and giving office workers a feeling of being at their best.
Bloomberg Business: At least a dozen elite colleges, including Duke, Dartmouth and Columbia, have made a mostly unprecedented choice to offer extensions of January application deadlines. The schools are not, however, admitting more students or suffering from low applications numbers. They're extending the deadlines so they can reject more students — more applications mean more rejections, which heightens a college's prestige in the world of higher education.
Needles. You either love them or hate them.
The boys and girls soccer regular seasons are down to the final week, and sectional championships as well as at-large playoff berths are on the line. Area teams are still competing for sectional titles and the automatic playoff berths that come with them.
Marana Mayor Ed Honea doesn’t care if the state balances its budget (Explorer Feb. 21). I (and a lot of others) do care that the state has a balanced budget, and not by me (or us) paying higher fees and taxes to the state that then get cycled back to Marana. Nor am I (or we) interested in paying higher costs for goods that result from higher business fees and taxes paid to the state cycling that money back to Marana.
We’ve had a few days to look over our new governor’s budget proposal. Since I think of myself as a fiscal conservative, I’m all for budget cuts, lower taxes and less government so in most ways I’m pleased with what I’ve read; however, there are a couple of things that seem completely backwards to me.
James Coyle and the rest of his fellow seventh-grade classmates at Coronado K-8 School had to make a business plan for class.
With two zoning code changes to two separate locations, the undeveloped properties on the east side of First Avenue in Oro Valley are soon going to be built upon.
Two rezonings passed at the Jan. 20 Marana Town Council meeting, one with no opposition and another that was more controversial.
(BPT) - Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Everyone has heard that saying, but unfortunately, breakfast is also often the most forgotten meal of the day. Instead of enjoying a hearty, nutritious breakfast, many people opt for simple alternatives on the go because they believe creating a well-rounded breakfast will take too long. That couldn’t be farther from the truth.
(BPT) - For unexpected adventures, vibrant culture and a sub-tropical climate year-round, look no further than the Rio Grande Valley region of the Lone Star State. South Texas’ warm temperature give travelers the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities throughout the year and makes it the ideal destination for vacations or longer stays during the winter months. A trip to the region, which includes McAllen, Harlingen, Brownsville and the beaches of South Padre Island, will show visitors there’s much more to South Texas than amazing weather. From its unique music heritage to its flavorful culinary scene, read on to learn why a trip to South Texas should be on every travelers list.
James Coyle, 12, is a seventh-grader at Coronado K-8 School who has started his own business by designed and making custom socks called Lucky Socks.
(BPT) - As temperatures drop, home heating costs increase across the country. In fact, experts predict this winter will be colder than previously expected, and electricity and natural gas prices will climb accordingly, ABC News reports. While the majority of Americans rely on those two sources to heat their homes, there is a time-proven alternative that should warrant consideration for homeowners looking to trim heating costs this winter: heating with wood.
(BPT) - Tax season is officially here. Last year, 40 percent of Americans chose to file their own taxes – but not all do-it-yourself tax preparation tools are created equal. For those consumers who like to sit in the driver’s seat when filing, here are five tips for what to look for when choosing at-home tax preparation products.
(NewsUSA) - It's not easy being green -- especially when you share space with more than 3 million people. And yet, one Southern California business is making it easier.
(Family Features) While the winter may make for a tempting time to curl up on the couch, adapting your routine is essential for year-round well-being, whether you’re a professional athlete or an average person looking to stay on top of your game.
(Family Features) As the building blocks of life, your body requires protein to function properly. But protein is also an important nutrient for those who wish to stay satisfied and full throughout their busy days.
Tax season is here, and that means like any year, Tax– particularly those filing without the help of a professional – will be exposed to a number of complexities when filing before the April 15 deadline.
On Jan. 18, at approximately 2:40 a.m. Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) responded to the Walgreens at Lambert and La Canada in reference to a burglary alarm. Officers arrived on scene within a few minutes and observed a male leaving the business and running towards the rear of the business. After a short foot pursuit he was taken into custody. Officers found the front door glass smashed in and several packs of cigarettes and alcohol on the ground of the Walgreens.
Local police departments say despite rising tensions following the nationally spotlighted cases of Eric Garner and Michael Brown – two black males killed during altercations with police – they have not employed any new training programs to deal with a potential increase of violence and racial tensions.
I wonder if any of the readers in Oro Valley were paying attention to Gov. Ducey’s State of the State speech? One of the things that really jumped out at me was the fact the State has uncollected sales taxes of 300 Mil. from usinesses. But when it comes to making sure everyone pays his fair share, Ducey’s is of two minds. John Arnold the governor’s budget director said”Ducey doesn’t want to hire more auditors to go out and check the books of businesses to ensure they are collecting and remitting what is due”.