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How One Furniture Manufacturer Goes 'Beyond Sustainability'

(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
Posted: July 23, 2019

(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
Posted: July 17, 2019

(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 to raise funds for the Renewable Energy Network Based on Decentralized Organization (RENBDO) project.

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Monday 07/08/2019
Cash flow concerns? The simple way small businesses can attain working capital
Posted: July 08, 2019

(BPT) - Cash flow is the lifeblood of a business. Positive cash flow means your business is in a position to grow, while negative cash flow may mean you have some tough decisions to make, like whether to pay your employees, vendors or yourself.

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Thursday 06/27/2019
Automated Containers Make Organic Urban Farming Feasible
Posted: June 27, 2019

(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
Posted: June 27, 2019

(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 - 2:44 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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The Story of the Barcode: Past, Present, and Future
Updated: June 28, 2019 - 2:43 am

(NewsUSA) - Same-day delivery. Self-checkout. Buy online, pick-up in store. Countless modern shopping conveniences that are currently available can be traced back to the debut of a seemingly simple technology with a powerful impact on global commerce - the barcode.

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Wednesday 06/19/2019
Canadian CBD Company Is on Explosive Track for Growth
Updated: July 31, 2019 - 2:55 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 - 2:41 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 - 2:37 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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Monday 06/17/2019
Deception Road Takes Viewers on a Thrill Ride
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 3:05 am

(NewsUSA) - What do you get when you combine the acting chops of Thomas Haden Church (Sideways, Spiderman 3, Divorce), Alice Eve (Before We Go, She's Out of My League), and Finn Wittrock (La La Land,The Big Short, Unbroken, American Horror Story) with a twisted tale of deceit, passion, and dark humor?

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Thursday 06/13/2019
Junior Achievement Program Supports Girls in STEM
Updated: July 19, 2019 - 2:40 am

(NewsUSA) - There is a well-known gap between girls and boys when it comes to interest in STEM careers. And evidence shows that that gap may be widening based on a survey from Junior Achievement, a non-government organization that prepares youth for future jobs.

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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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Wednesday 05/08/2019
Tech Tools That Can Help Your Small Business Grow
Updated: June 21, 2019 - 2:57 am

(NewsUSA) - Since 1963, the president has proclaimed one week out of the year as National Small Business Week, recognizing the contributions of small U.S. businesses to our national economy. This year, the week of May 5 through May 11 will recognize entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Tuesday 05/07/2019
How small businesses are mastering the art of selling online
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:05 am

(BPT) - Consumer buying habits have changed dramatically over the years. With the rise of online shopping, many small and medium-sized businesses find it difficult to reach customers in the vast ocean of the internet. To succeed online, businesses need a partner to help them reach a national — or even global — customer base, and to support them throughout the process of building their business and fulfilling increasing demand for their products or services.

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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 04/24/2019
Three Tips for Making the Most of Bring Your Kids to Work Day
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:04 am

(BPT) - It’s that time of year again, when smaller smiles, tinier helping hands and bigger imaginations start coming into work — this Thursday is Bring Your Kids to Work Day!

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Friday 04/19/2019
Consumers across the country use purchasing power to help the environment
Updated: August 19, 2019 - 3:12 am

(BPT) - Recent studies have shown that a record number of Americans understand that climate change is real and their increasing concern for the future of our planet is driving major corporations across the country to go green by setting and fulfilling lofty sustainability goals.

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Friday 03/15/2019
Surety Bond Producers Offer Sound Advice for Construction Firms
Updated: May 14, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Commercial construction is a competitive business, and to succeed, contractors need to find the best support and advice possible.

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Gini's "Blockchain with A Soul" Is Saving Capitalism
Updated: May 09, 2019 - 2:46 am

(NewsUSA) - "Violent revolutions are inevitable when economic and political conditions become intolerable to the masses," says Ferris Eanfar, CEO of the Gini Foundation. With the rapid rise in wealth inequality and the escalation of economic and social conflicts in recent years, it appears Mr. Eanfar's predictions are coming true.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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