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Like everyone, I have a story. My story includes a journey from the Midwest to California, which resulted in a career I love and an opportunity to help people. In 1982, I was 22, and I moved to California after graduating cum laude in economics and business administration from Drake Universi…

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(NewsUSA) - Any music artist - regardless of his or her level of fame - will tell you that chief among their many concerns about the business is guarding against copyright infringement and protecting the work.

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(StatePoint) Looking to get ahead in your career? Whether your goal is to raise your own level of performance, enhance customer engagement, or become a more effective leader, it all starts with bringing out the best in your co-workers, and in yourself, too.

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(StatePoint) Have you been applying for jobs and sending your resume out at every opportunity only to be met with total silence? The jobs are out there and you know you are capable, so, what’s the problem?

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(StatePoint) Small businesses are critical to powering the national economy. They are also responsible for creating two out of every three new jobs in the country each year, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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(NewsUSA) - Having enough daily fiber in your diet has become increasingly important because fiber helps support a smoother, more functional digestive system, provides stronger immunity, and promotes overall well-being*.

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(NewsUSA) - The global economy can be confusing and terrifying. Financial experts, policy makers, and everyday citizens want to know: How will government policies impact our families and what can we do about it?

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(NewsUSA) - Most companies have a stated corporate vision, but such a vision may be limited to quantitative goals such as hitting financial targets or attaining certain levels of productivity. MovoCash (MOVO), a company that delivers financial inclusion to all, including individuals who are …

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(BPT) - What helps a community thrive? It’s a question with answers as variable as the people responding. Some might say that healthy communities are safe communities. To others, flourishing communities experience significant economic growth and stability. Still others would insist a thrivin…

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(BPT) - It seems like every quarter there’s a new story about how hackers breached a major company’s cyber-defenses and stole millions of pieces of highly sensitive data. While most of the news coverage goes to data breaches that hit major corporations, small businesses are frequently the ta…

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(NewsUSA) - People used to just pick up the phone and resolve work issues on the spot. Today, employees have to choose from among many different communication channels - emails, texts, video calls, chat windows, messenger apps and many more, especially for those who work remotely.

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(StatePoint) The average American has moved five times in their life so far, moving an average of 26 boxes each time, according to a recent survey conducted by Duck brand. Talk about moving mayhem!

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(NewsUSA) - These days, it can be hard to find a company that values its people - especially in the financial-tech industry, where employees feel like cogs in a machine, disconnected from their colleagues or customers.

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(NewsUSA) - With Administrative Professionals Day around the corner on April 25th, like many, you may be wondering what to give your secretary, assistant or other administrative worker. You're not alone.

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(NewsUSA) - Family businesses, large and small, are vital to the US economy. However, few family-owned businesses make it to the third or fourth generation of family ownership. CK Mondavi and Family has been successful because of its excellent quality, great value and family heritage. It's a…

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(BPT) - You finish a workout and when you’re done, you reach for a bottle of water. Afterward, you shower, the clean water hitting your skin and then, that evening, you use water to prepare dinner for your family. It's a standard day for you, but what if you were one of the millions of peopl…

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(BPT) - Politicians spend a lot of time talking about America-first trade deals. Even though the average person may not think about U.S. trade often, it's a key part of the economy — a topic that’s on everyone’s mind.

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(StatePoint) As more women feel emboldened to raise their voices and fight for workplace issues that matter most to them -- from equal pay and development opportunities to sexual harassment on the job -- it’s important to both reflect on progress made and recognize there are many more milest…

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(NewsUSA) - If you've spent any time obsessing about photos of your life, business, wardrobe, pet, or the last cupcake you ate, on Instagram, you understand that rush of excitement that comes when "Likes" pop up on your feed. Not only is it downright thrilling, but you can now cash in with Q…

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(NewsUSA) - Anyone who operates a small business, home-based business, or even a home office knows that tax time can be stressful. However, investing in the right equipment and technology can help a small business navigate tax season - and every season - smoothly and efficiently.

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(NewsUSA) - In an age when you can get nearly anything delivered to your doorstep, and when boxed subscription services such as Blue Apron and PopSugar have become household names, it was only a matter of time before subscription boxes for clothing would seem practical instead of odd, and ex…

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(NewsUSA) - CME Group's 15th Annual Trading Challenge is kicking off, and university students from all over the world will put their trading skills to the test. The stakes are high as teams are competing for a cash prize and a trip to Chicago for a day of education and networking.

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(NewsUSA) - Leslie Balfaqih couldn't believe how much money she and her husband wasted every month. "Our financial life was a mess," Leslie says from her home in Florida.

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(StatePoint) If you have a coworker who has been diagnosed with cancer, you may wonder, “what can I do to help?” Before leaping right in, the experts at Cancer and Careers, a non-profit dedicated to supporting people juggling cancer and work, say that it’s important to figure out how to prov…

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(NewsUSA) - As 2017 draws to a close, you may be thinking about next year's resolutions. While many of us vow to get to the gym, you may want to consider getting fit in your personal finances before 2018 even begins.

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(BPT) - The Federal Reserve Board discovered in a survey of working Americans that nearly half of U.S. adults don’t have enough cash on hand to pay for a $400 emergency. If that’s a concern for you, you might be thinking about joining the 44 million Americans who have found ways to make mone…

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(BPT) - In the real estate market, springtime is go time. It’s the busiest time of the year for home sales, and with this year’s stable economy and low unemployment rate, the spring of 2018 has the potential to be especially active.

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 (StatePoint) Those with creative or artistic aspirations know that consistently staying motivated and inspired is easier said than done.

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(StatePoint) The challenges surrounding life with cancer, particularly in the workplace, are complex, and new findings show that male and female experiences can differ. In a recent survey commissioned by Cancer and Careers and conducted by Harris Poll, more women than men say they need to wo…

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(StatePoint) Starting a band? Way before getting up on stage or into a recording booth, there’s a lot of work to do. Here are five things all bandleaders need to think about as they get their acts together.