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Is Becoming a Financial Planner the Right Career Move for You?

(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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Tuesday 12/04/2018
How to Succeed in Selling Your Business
Posted: December 04, 2018

(NewsUSA) - As a larger proportion of the American population reaches retirement age, the issues of wealth transfer and asset management become even more prominent.

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Thursday 11/29/2018
Steal the Show at Your Next Holiday Party
Posted: November 29, 2018

(NewsUSA) - For those who like to wear their holiday spirit front and center, it's the most wonderful time of the year. But it's also the season of charity, so why not feel good by making a fashion statement that's socially conscious as well?

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Wednesday 11/28/2018
Junior Achievement Celebrates 100 Years
Posted: November 28, 2018

(NewsUSA) - Ask any young person what they want to be when they grow up and you most likely will get lofty answers, such as a pro-football player or a You Tube star. While admirable, it may be worthwhile to temper these expectations and get kids thinking about a Plan B that incorporates their dreams into the real world.

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Thursday 11/15/2018
Bed and Breakfasts Give Travel a Personal Touch
Posted: November 15, 2018

(NewsUSA) - Travelers seeking a personal touch and insider stories would do well to consider staying at a local bed and breakfast (B&B).

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Discover how Virginia entrepreneurship changed the world
Updated: November 18, 2018 - 2:42 am

(BPT) - If you really want to go deep and learn how the American tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship came about, there’s no better place to begin than the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Wednesday 11/14/2018
Online Portal Offers Quick and Easy Way to Charter Flights
Posted: November 14, 2018

(NewsUSA) - Savvy travelers recognize the benefits of flying privately, including convenience, comfort, and confidentiality. However, those who do employ private travel are not immune to the hassles of dealing with charter operators, a process that often involves waiting days for a flight confirmation.

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Tuesday 11/13/2018
AI Meets Hip Hop in Innovative Music Partnership
Posted: November 13, 2018

(NewsUSA) - DigiTrax Entertainment, a pioneer in the music technology industry, brings its artificial intelligence (AI) expertise to the popular hip-hop segment.

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Thursday 11/01/2018
Low-Cost Internet Program Helps Connect Families, Veterans
Updated: December 22, 2018 - 2:50 am

(NewsUSA) - Most of us can't imagine life without Internet service at home. We use it every day for news and entertainment, as well as to research healthcare options for our families; to connect with friends and family; to search and apply for jobs, scholarships, or schools; or to shop and save time.

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Wednesday 10/31/2018
Remember your savings? Here's why you should make them work for you
Updated: January 18, 2019 - 2:40 am

(BPT) - A generation ago, Americans were savers. When the Greatest Generation and Boomers needed to make a major purchase or wanted to take a trip, they put money aside. And then they saved some more. Putting money aside each week or month was an ingrained habit, perhaps as an outgrowth of people living through the Depression and World War II.

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Friday 10/19/2018
Optimism Dips for Small and Mid-Size Business Owners
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:38 am

(StatePoint) As the backbone of the U.S. economy, the success of small and mid-size businesses is an important economic indicator.

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Monday 10/15/2018
Are You a Job-Seeking Veteran? What to Know
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:37 am

(StatePoint) With the veteran unemployment rate at a record low, many who have served in the military are now in the driver’s seat when it comes to civilian job hunting. This is in part because employers understand that veterans bring a wealth of translatable skills and experience to the workforce, including leadership, teamwork and attention to detail.

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3 Reasons Women Should Consider a Career in Small Business
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:37 am

(StatePoint) Talented, dedicated and ambitious women’s entrepreneurial spirits increasingly are driving the nation forward.

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Thursday 10/11/2018
Microsoft Destaca La Innovacion Y La Transformacion Cultural
Updated: November 15, 2018 - 2:42 am

(NewsUSA) - Microsoft se unirá a Hispanicize LA por segundo año consecutivo. El evento, diseñado para creadores de tendencias y creadores de noticias latinos, tendrá lugar en Los ?ngeles del 11 al 13 de octubre, y dos ejecutivos de Microsoft abordarán algunas de las últimas innovaciones e ilustrarán la transformación cultural en Microsoft.

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Tuesday 10/09/2018
Is Opening a Franchise Right for You?
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:38 am

(StatePoint) If you’ve ever considered going into business for yourself, you may have wondered whether opening a franchise is right for you. Learning more about how franchise systems work can help you make an informed decision.

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Monday 10/01/2018
Technology Breakthroughs Drive Clean Energy Success
Updated: November 13, 2018 - 2:41 am

(NewsUSA) - Ongoing concerns about reducing carbon emissions and identifying clean energy sources continue to drive demand for clean energy products and support the development of technology that produces them.

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Monday 09/24/2018
How Parents Can Achieve Work-Life Balance
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:38 am

(StatePoint) In the pursuit of having more time to spend with their families, an increasing number of working parents are requesting flexible working options from their employers, suggests new research.

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Thursday 09/20/2018
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:37 am

(NewsUSA) - National Hispanic Heritage Month is here! Microsoft shares inspiring stories about Latinos driven by passion, determination, faith, love - and everything in between. Join the celebration sharing your story using #MicrosoftLatinx and #HispanicHeritageMonth. 

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Wednesday 09/19/2018
What Everyone With Disabilities Should Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:37 am

(StatePoint) October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and a good time to focus on the issue of inclusion in the workplace. With historically low unemployment rates among the general population, those with disabilities may enjoy expanded opportunities, particularly as more employers discover the power of a diverse workforce. But finding the right job fit is important, say experts.

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Tuesday 09/11/2018
How This Startup Will Kill The Banner Ad
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:37 am

(NewsUSA) - It has been 25 years since the first banner ad hit the internet. Yet, while the web has changed nearly every other aspect of our society, the way companies advertise online is still stuck in the stone age.

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Wednesday 08/29/2018
3 Questions to Ask Before Accepting That Job Offer
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:38 am

(StatePoint) Many people view their job search as an opportunity to prove their worth to potential employers. Yet, it is important to keep in mind that finding the perfect match goes both ways, and the right job needs to work for you, too – especially in today’s economy where employers need to work hard to make their job offers stand out.

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Monday 08/27/2018
New Collar Jobs Redefining Labor Day
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:37 am

(NewsUSA) - Labor Day originated as a celebration of American workers, but for many Americans it has become a time for barbeques and sales to celebrate the end of summer. What has happened to the support for labor in America when longtime stalwart industries such as the automotive industry are experiencing a skills gap and workforce shortages?

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Friday 08/24/2018
Cream of the Crop: CME Group Awards Ag Scholarships at State Fair
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:37 am

(NewsUSA) - After a year of hard work and preparation, thousands of students participated in this year's agriculture competitions at the Illinois State Fair. These events test students' knowledge through livestock exhibitions, practical competitions and academic tests.

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Wednesday 08/22/2018
Savvy Marketers Scrap Ads for Stories
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:38 am

(NewsUSA) - Marketing a product or service to consumers is arguably a subtle art form - especially these days.

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Thursday 08/16/2018
How to Turn Your Side Hustle Into A Business
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:37 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re looking to pick up a side hustle or make the leap into starting your own business, there are many ways to be your own boss.  

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Wednesday 08/01/2018
Mid-Size Companies Foresee Growth
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:38 am

(StatePoint) Growth is in the future for America’s mid-sized businesses, suggests new research, and experts say that this indicates positive things for job seekers and the economy at-large.

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Monday 07/30/2018
5 Ways to Blow Your Next Job Interview
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:38 am

(StatePoint) The unemployment rate in the U.S. is at an all-time low, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics, and many employers are struggling to find skilled workers. To overcome the challenge, companies are connecting with job candidates using emerging technologies, like video interviewing.

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Thursday 07/26/2018
Aim for Compliance by Design, Not by Accident
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:37 am

(NewsUSA) - While a global economy is an advantage for many companies that operate internationally, compliance with the multitude of complex and ever-changing laws and regulations can be a burden to doing business, and the penalties of non-compliance can be severe. This is particularly true when it comes to environmental, health and safety (EHS) laws that can impact everything from public opinion and stock prices to your employees' well-being and safety. As multinational companies are faced with heavy scrutiny by many different governments cracking down on importing and exporting violations, increased regulations and heftier fines, it is clear that businesses need to consider compliance as a key tool for surviving in a global economy.

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Tuesday 05/22/2018
How to Build Better Relationships to Advance Your Career
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:38 am

(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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Thursday 05/17/2018
Tips to Create a Resume That Lands You Interviews
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:38 am

(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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Wednesday 05/16/2018
New Insights and Resources for Small Businesses
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:37 am

(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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Tuesday 03/06/2018
Time to Take Charge: Tips for Women to Advance Their Careers
Updated: March 06, 2018 - 3:36 am

(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 milestones to be attained.

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