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affordable care act
Filed In: Personal Finance and Finance
An increasing amount of baby boomers are set to retire. Financial expert Ty J. Young discusses how the ACA will impact their plans.
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Pharmacist
Filed In: Healthcare and Industries
President Obama has signed new regulation closing loopholes and rewarding the compounding pharmacies that have always been regulated.
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commercial-lease
Wouldn't it be nice if commercial leases were exactly like renting a house? Unfortunately, there are different issues you must be prepared for when leasing a space for your business.
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Doctor having doubts
Filed In: Healthcare and Industries
Learn why and how healthcare has become the top industry targeted in identity theft.
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Calgary skyline at dusk
Western Canada native and entrepreneur Richard Crenian discusses why natural resources and other factors are increasing demand in the region.
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residential houses
Real estate expert Justin Singletary discusses millennial trends, why it's a seller's market, and everything that will make 2014 a great year in real estate.
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doing homework online
Filed In: Education and Industries
U.S. teenagers are now 31st in math. Alexei Beltyukov and Solvy are creating a way to help math students, teachers, and administrators with innovative technological solutions.
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modern-china
Filed In: Manufacturing and Industries
Companies worldwide have outsourced manufacturing to China, and opportunities still exist despite rising labor costs. If your business is ready to take the plunge, here are four key points to consider.
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boxing match
The fate of small community banks is likely to be decided by the end of this decade. Everyone has a stake in the eventual outcome, especially small business owners.
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home office
As BYOD, remote workforces, and teleworking become the norm, effective communication is critical for a business. These tools help a business succeed.
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business-concept
Filed In: Business Planning and Finance
President Obama wants to double U.S. exports by 2015, and the federal government is ready to assist U.S. business in expanding into overseas markets. Learn how your business can benefit.
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US Money
Filed In: Government and Industries
Whatever your opinion of the federal government, we can all agree it's a huge, money-spending machine -- and savvy businesses find ways to get a chunk of their tax dollars back.
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t-shirt with question sign
Filed In: Sales & Marketing
Marketing your nonprofit organization can be challenging when you are working with a limited budget. One affordable and effective technique is to use custom printed shirts as a marketing strategy.
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stethoscope
Filed In: Healthcare and Industries
Whatever your side in the Affordable Care Act debate, don't skimp on health care coverage communications to your employees.
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Blackberry
Blackberry is in trouble. However, there are astute ways a business can turn its fortunes around. Alex Morris looks at how other big brands made it back from the brink of business failure.
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3D
Filed In: Innovation and Operations
3D printing has attracted a lot of interest recently as the technology becomes cheaper and more available. Here are five ways 3D printing could create opportunities for businesses now and in the future.
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atari
Alex Morris tells the legendary story of Atari's disastrous video game release back in 1982, a lesson for today's businesses about the importance of quality control.
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puzzle
Filed In: Going Global and Operations
In a lot of ways, the information technology revolution hasn't really begun for many smaller companies as it has for larger ones. But a good multi-disciplinary consultant can help you identify opportunities you...
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social media
Some small business owners still think social media marketing is just "not for them." We asked 10 young entrepreneurs to chime in on the risks you take by ignoring social media in today's...
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Oil and Gas exploration in Texas is at a 25-year high, causing a large influx of capital into the state and perhaps proving to be a global economic game changer. Learn what it...
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Definitions for: smokestack industries
smokestack industries

basic manufacturing industries, such as autos, chemicals, steel, paper, and rubber, which typically have smokestacks on their plants. The fate of these industries, when viewed by Wall Street analysts, is closely tied to the ups and downs of the economy-they are therefore called cyclical stocks. Many smokestack industries are located in what is known as the rust belt.

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