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Business Ethics for Customer Data

Many computer users are reluctant to engage in online shopping, banking or investment transactions for fear that their account information will be stolen. According to the Identity Theft Resources Center, between January 2005 and April 2018, there were 8,870 breaches and 1,078,674,491 records exposed to bad actors. A breach is defined as an incident in […]

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Why Earnings Are No Longer Enough to Drive Growth

Rising interest rates make a different animal of the stock market. Unlike when interest rates are steady or declining, positive earnings (overall for the market, not necessarily individual stocks) just aren’t enough to take the markets perpetually higher. Many companies are reporting excellent earnings, but the market appears to be somewhat stalled. Taking a look […]

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Impact of International Trade Tariffs

In March of this year, the Trump Administration made good on campaign promises by announcing a new global trade policy that it believes will better serve Americans. Specifically, it features: 25 percent tariff on imported steel 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum 25 percent tariff on approximately 1,300 Chinese exports worth about $50 billion a […]

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Aid for African countries, national wildlife refuges, Social Security beneficiaries and Secret Service Agents

Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018 (H.R. 4547) – Sponsored by Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), this bill is designed to protect Social Security beneficiaries (approximately 8 million) whose mental or physical condition prevents them from being able to manage their benefits. These individuals are assigned a representative to manage their benefits. This new […]

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How to Build an Effective Team in the Workplace

When it comes to the workplace, teamwork is an important part of any organization’s ability to accomplish goals. However, creating an effective team is not easy. Based on a survey from McKinsey & Company, 65 percent of those surveyed mentioned that trust was an important factor when creating an effective team. The following are strategies […]

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Deep Learning for Deeper Understanding

We all learn in different ways. Some people are book smart, meaning they glean knowledge from reading books. Others learn better through classroom or one-on-one instruction. Still others learn by doing – maybe jumping into an assembly project without reading the instructions. And then there are those that are more visual – they can better […]

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