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The Benefits of Shopping Small This Holiday Season

(NewsUSA) - Small Business Saturday casts a national spotlight each year on independently-owned businesses, which includes a wide variety of shopping options, from the mom-and-pop storefronts in your local community to home-based e-commerce businesses. Since its inception in 2010, Small Business Saturday spending has reached an estimated $103 billion, according to American Express.

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Tuesday 10/29/2019
How to Buy A House Without Draining Your Savings
Posted: October 29, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Erin, who works at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, had been toying with the idea of buying her first home. She was 32 years old, and was very aware that the Durham housing market was heating up.

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Save Money, Live Luxuriously with Yacht Co-ownership
Posted: October 29, 2019

(NewsUSA) -Are you a yacht owner who wants to enjoy time on the water, but doesn't want to keep up with the work and expense of full-time ownership? Consider shared (fractional) ownership through a cooperative instead. It offers "all of the luxury and none of the hassle" according to yacht co-op and management company Saveene.

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Wednesday 10/23/2019
Veterans: Show Potential Employers You Are a Team Player
Posted: October 23, 2019

(StatePoint) If you’re a veteran, you have proven you can work on teams and, in many cases, lead them. Yet corporate recruiting experts say it’s crucial to properly frame your experience to maximize your chances of getting hired.

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Friday 10/18/2019
What Veterans Should Know About Caregiver Jobs
Posted: October 18, 2019

(StatePoint) Today, there are over 18 million U.S. veterans, many of whom are seeking civilian jobs. Experts say that the caregiving industry -- which is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years due to an aging population -- is particularly well-suited to the skills and experience of those who’ve served their country.

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Tuesday 10/08/2019
Optimism Springs This Fall for Small and Mid-Size Business Owners
Posted: October 08, 2019

(StatePoint) The success of small and mid-size businesses is an important economic indicator, and new survey results show encouraging news. Despite pricing pressures, talks of tariffs and even recession, those in the business community are by and large feeling good this fall.

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Thursday 09/26/2019
Co-op Yacht Ownership Offers Hassle-Free Fun
Updated: November 12, 2019 - 2:58 am

(NewsUSA) - It seems as if there's co-ops for just about everything these days - condos, farms, horses, and now yachts.

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Wednesday 09/25/2019
New Research Shows Big Opportunities for Small Businesses
Updated: November 05, 2019 - 3:44 am

(NewsUSA) - Today's technology has changed the shopping experience. While many of us still enjoy trying on clothes at our favorite department store, we also relish the ability to buy specific and unique items through an e-commerce app, or research product details via our smartphone.

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Tuesday 09/17/2019
How a Career Helping Others Can Make You Happier
Posted: September 17, 2019

(StatePoint) There’s no doubt about it -- what you do each day for work can make a huge impact on your overall well-being. According to a Society for Human Resource Management survey, key job satisfaction aspects include job security, respect, trust and a positive and healthy environment. If you don’t have these things in your workplace, you may be considering making a career shift.

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Monday 09/09/2019
Eco-Smart Company Keeps Landfills Free of Old Textile Fibers
Updated: October 26, 2019 - 2:52 am

(NewsUSA) - You probably don't think much about the fate of old, worn-out uniforms from restaurants, stores, healthcare facilities, sports teams, and other industries. But the fact is that many end up in landfills. However, one company is doing its part to lessen this carbon footprint by repurposing these old uniforms into new.

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Friday 09/06/2019
5 Tips for Balancing A Career and Caregiving
Updated: October 25, 2019 - 3:11 am

(NewsUSA) - An estimated 34 million Americans provide unpaid care to adults age 50 or older every year, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, and that number is rapidly growing. More than half of those caregivers feel they have to make compromises at work to care for their aging parents, according to a new survey from Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network.

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Wednesday 09/04/2019
4 Tips to Dress for Success at Work
Posted: September 04, 2019

(StatePoint) In today’s workplace, many employers have abandoned strict dress code policies, providing employees with more flexibility to dress casually.

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Monday 08/26/2019
Technician Education Can Fuel Financial Success
Updated: October 04, 2019 - 2:51 am

(NewsUSA) - It doesn't take a college degree to understand that a four-year education may not be the end-all and be-all it once was, according to a new survey of U.S. high school students. With rising costs for higher education, and the way it equates to a career, more high school students say costs will be a "deciding factor in which college they attend or whether they end up going at all," according to the Washington D.C.-based nonprofit College Savings Foundation.

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Self-Publishing Helps Parents Share New Books with Kids
Updated: October 03, 2019 - 3:05 am

(NewsUSA) - It's no surprise that parents today seek books that will delight, engage, and educate their children. However, some parents are seeing gaps in the available options of topics they want to share with their children. To combat this, there is a growing trend of parents who have taken matters into their own hands and turned to self-publishing to fill these holes themselves.

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What to Know About Financial Planning Careers
Posted: August 26, 2019

(StatePoint) Considering a career in financial planning? Those in the industry point out that financial planning provides opportunities to chart one’s own path, maximize growth potential, and maintain work-life balance.

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Monday 07/29/2019
How One Furniture Manufacturer Goes 'Beyond Sustainability'
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:46 am

(NewsUSA) - It's no surprise that more companies are paying attention to their impact on their environment. However, some stand out by going beyond reducing their carbon footprints, to cultivating socially conscious corporate cultures in which making a positive impact is as important as making a profit.

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How One Furniture Manufacturer Goes 'Beyond Sustainability'
Updated: September 14, 2019 - 2:39 am

(NewsUSA) - It's no surprise that more companies are paying attention to their impact on their environment. However, some stand out by going beyond reducing their carbon footprints, to cultivating socially conscious corporate cultures in which making a positive impact is as important as making a profit.

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Tuesday 07/23/2019
Students Learn to Steer Their Farm Through Ups And Downs This Fair Season
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:46 am

(NewsUSA) - Although school may still be out for summer vacation, learning opportunities are all around us - even at county and state fairs.

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Students Learn to Steer Their Farm Through Ups And Downs This Fair Season
Updated: September 10, 2019 - 2:38 am

(NewsUSA) - Although school may still be out for summer vacation, learning opportunities are all around us - even at county and state fairs.

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How to Transfer Your Military Skills to the Corporate World
Posted: July 23, 2019

(StatePoint) A military background brings with it an ability to collaborate, problem-solve and thrive under pressure, making veterans well-positioned to take on leadership roles in the corporate world.

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Wednesday 07/17/2019
ICO Offers Investors a Chance to Cash in on Green Energy Plan
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:46 am

(NewsUSA) - Interest in alternative, environmentally-friendly energy sources continues to grow, and one company, Eco Smart Energies, offers investors a unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor of green energy with a pre-sale Initial Coin Offering (ICO) at renbdo.io to raise funds for the Renewable Energy Network Based on Decentralized Organization (RENBDO) project.

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ICO Offers Investors a Chance to Cash in on Green Energy Plan
Updated: September 04, 2019 - 2:47 am

(NewsUSA) - Interest in alternative, environmentally-friendly energy sources continues to grow, and one company, Eco Smart Energies, offers investors a unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor of green energy with a pre-sale Initial Coin Offering (ICO) at renbdo.io to raise funds for the Renewable Energy Network Based on Decentralized Organization (RENBDO) project.

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Thursday 06/27/2019
Automated Containers Make Organic Urban Farming Feasible
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:46 am

(NewsUSA) -The future of agriculture can be found in commercial containers, in which plants can be grown hydroponically.

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Automated Containers Make Organic Urban Farming Feasible
Updated: August 27, 2019 - 3:29 am

(NewsUSA) -The future of agriculture can be found in commercial containers, in which plants can be grown hydroponically.

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The Barcode Story: Its Past, Present, And Future
Updated: August 23, 2019 - 2:46 am

(NewsUSA) - Whether you're buying online or shopping in a store, there are many modern shopping conveniences available today that can be traced back to the debut of a seemingly simple technology - the first barcode scan.

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Monday 06/24/2019
Decoupling from China
Updated: August 14, 2019 - 2:49 am

(NewsUSA) -We do not know what will come out of the meeting between President Trump and Xi Jinping at the G-20 on June 28, but the signs are ominous. The state-promoted anti-American propaganda blasting U.S. "bullying" on trade and the resurgence in Chinese nationalism stoked by Xi Jinping augur poorly for successful trade negotiations with China. And any deal made by Trump is likely to be attacked by Democrats as too weak, so Trump at this point has little incentive to make a deal with China before the 2020 presidential election.

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Wednesday 06/19/2019
Canadian CBD Company Is on Explosive Track for Growth
Updated: July 31, 2019 - 3:03 am

(NewsUSA) - As the CBD industry continues its growth spurt in the United States, new research suggests that it is poised to take off in Europe as well.

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Tuesday 06/18/2019
The Rise of Digital Wallets and Mobile Payments
Updated: July 25, 2019 - 2:51 am

(NewsUSA) - More businesses and countries worldwide are embracing digital payments as a way to make e-commerce more efficient and create a smoother transaction experience for consumers.

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Esports Popularity Piques Investor Interest
Updated: July 24, 2019 - 2:36 am

(NewsUSA) - The Esports and global gaming industry has exploded in recent years as people of all ages turn to video games for entertainment over movies and music. In fact, the annual revenue from the gaming industry was higher than music and movies combined in 2018 and is expected to more than double in the next two years.

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Wednesday 06/12/2019
More Women and Minorities Needed for Financial Planning Jobs
Posted: June 12, 2019

(StatePoint) Americans’ need for competent and ethical financial advice continues to grow, but the population of professionals who can provide such advice is shrinking.

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Friday 05/17/2019
Starting a Business? Is Franchise Ownership Right for You?
Posted: May 17, 2019

(StatePoint) Starting a new business? Becoming part of a franchise organization with an established brand is considered a wise choice by many experts, and also comes with many perks, one of the biggest of which is having advocates who work with you from application submission to grand opening.

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Tuesday 05/07/2019
3 Ways to Kick Your Plastic Habit This Summer
Posted: May 07, 2019

(StatePoint) Summer is the perfect time of year to take stock of the way you quench your thirst, whether in the backyard, at the beach, around the campfire or in route to your next adventure.

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Monday 04/29/2019
5 Reasons Why Financial Planning is a Great Career for Women
Posted: April 29, 2019

(StatePoint) As Americans have increasingly realized they need competent, professional advice about how to manage their money, financial planning has grown significantly as a profession over the past several decades.

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Wednesday 02/20/2019
5 Ways Companies are Keeping Employees Happy
Posted: February 20, 2019

(StatePoint) For years, many American businesses have provided wellness programs dedicated to encouraging employees to improve their physical health and fitness. But a new work culture is emerging, as employers recognize the need to focus on the overall well-being of their associates in order to keep them at a company.

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Monday 01/14/2019
Is Becoming a Financial Planner the Right Career Move for You?
Posted: January 14, 2019

(StatePoint) Job growth potential, work-life balance and the satisfaction of helping others; these are not only top priorities for job seekers, they are some of the most commonly cited rewards associated with careers in the financial planning profession.

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Friday 12/21/2018
New Data Show Workplace Challenges Exist After a Cancer Diagnosis
Posted: December 21, 2018

(StatePoint) The ability to manage employment after a cancer diagnosis can be complex, which means working people with cancer need support to balance work and health demands.

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