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National Study of Employers: Fewer Workers Are Granted Flexibility of Schedule, Work Structure

June 9th, 2014 – Flexibility is one of the most prized benefits, according to today’s workforce. For Millennials and working parents who desire autonomy, the ability to work whenever and wherever holds significant appeal.  A new study by the Society for Human Resource Management and the Families and Work Institute indicates that employers have become […]

Automattic Announces 160M Round of Capital Raised from Investors

SAN FRANCISCO, California – May 29, 2014 – Automattic, the firm behind WordPress and a wide array of other popular Web publishing tools, has raised more than $160 million from investors in a recent project. The round values the nine-year-old company at $1.16 billion, after the investment. Key investors in this latest round were Endurance, […]

Office of the Comptroller of Currency Examines Latest Trends in Small Business Loans

In 2013, U.S. banks continued to roll back lending requirements as economy showed signs of progression. DENVER, Colorado – May 7, 2014 – An increasing number of institutions are slowly easing up on their credit underwriting standards, according to a new study. In a January 2014 survey, the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) […]

U.S. News & World Report Releases 2015 Best Graduate Schools Rankings

Stanford, Harvard and Yale claim top spots in business, law and other major categories. WASHINGTON, DC – March 15, 2014 – U.S. News & World Report has released the 2015 edition of its Best Graduate Schools, an annual ranking of the nation’s most successful educational institutions. Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania ascended two places […]

Twitter Co-Founder Introduces New Search Engine and Mobile App, Jelly

App emphasizes altruism while binding together loose networks of people to achieve a common goal, says creator Biz Stone. NEW YORK CITY, New York – January 13, 2014 – Twitter co-founder Biz Stone recently announced the initial details of his venture to develop a social search engine. Jelly is a mobile app and search engine […]

U.S. Employment Rate Reaches Five-Year Low in September

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 31, 2013 – According to the Labor Department, the United States unemployment rate fell to a five-year low last month. However, employers continued to hedge their bets by adding a modest 148,000 jobs during the month. The current unemployment rate is 7.2 percent, which is the lowest mark since November 2008 […]

Apple to Offer Trade-ins for New iPhones

Program could be launched next month, with rebates on used iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S CHICAGO, Illinois – August 27, 2013 – According to the blog MacRumors, Apple stores may soon allow iPhone owners to trade in their current phones for credit toward a new model. The popular blog 9to5Mac says that select Apple Stores, […]

Proper Prevention Is Key to Reduce Burglaries

Warm weather, outdoor activities, and summer travel mean many homes sit vacant, which can invite theft and other criminal activity. ARLINGTON, Va. – August 2, 2013 – Thousands of homes are broken into each year with a cumulative loss of nearly $5 billion. Thefts become more prevalent during summer months when many families choose to […]

Student Loan Interest Rates Double After Congress Vote

Student Loan Interest Rates Double After Congress Vote

NASHVILLE, TN – July 7, 2013 – The interest rates on student loans backed by the U.S. government doubled last week from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Under proposals supported by President Barack Obama and the Republican Party, interest on education lending would be attached to the 10-year Treasury note. The Treasury note is the […]

NSA Metadata Collection Concerns American Citizens

Consumer phone records and Internet usage are being collected daily by the National Security Agency, according to recent reports, and consumers are growing increasingly concerned about privacy. The uproar began when Edward Snowden, a former CIA technical contractor, shared top-secret materials with The Guardian and The Washington Post. Those materials indicated the U.S. government had […]

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