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Don't fall for these Memorial Day scams

The Better Business Bureau reminds Americans about thieves who prey on our patriotic feelings and support for the military

Donors Deceived About Fraudulent US Cancer Charities

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Chief Operations Officer Bennett Weiner says that donators to three US cancer charities involved in fraud had no way of finding out whether their money was properly used.

FBI Defied Law for Seeking Business Records Under Patriot Act for 7 Years

A Justice Department inspector general’s report shows that for seven years the Federal Bureau of Investigation violated statutory law designed to restrict the agency’s surveillance power. During this period, the agency sought individuals’...Show More Summary

CFPB Begins Probe Of Student Loan Servicers, Signaling Stronger Rules

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday launched a broad review of the often murky business of student loan servicing, questioning whether the roughly 40 million Americans with student debt are being treated fairly under...Show More Summary

US Tourists Banned From Visiting Cuba in Foreseeable Future - State Dep't

US tourists will be prohibited from entering Cuba for the foreseeable future, despite the recent easing of trade and travel restrictions, US State Department Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs official Benjamin Barron said during an online chat.

BLS: Jobs Openings at 5.0 million in March, Up 19% Year-over-year

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary There were 5.0 million job openings on the last business day of March, little changed from 5.1 million in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Hires wereShow More Summary

Spoil mom with gifts on Mother’s Day, but watch out for these scams

Mother's Day is a day to celebrate the important women in our lives and spoil them with their favorite gifts. But it could also be a very lucky day for scammers. The Better Business Bureau is advising shoppers to shop with caution to avoid Mother's Day vendor scams, especially online. Show More Summary

Labor Productivity, Household Incomes and Corporate Profits: And the Winner Is?

Yesterday the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the preliminary data for Q1 Productivity and Costs. We learned that the headline metric, nonfarm business sector labor productivity, decreased at a 1.9 percent annual rate during...

Chartbeat Raises $15.5 Million To Save Publishers From The “Viewpocalypse”

ChartBeat today said it raised $15.5 million in its latest round of funding — and that money is going toward helping publishers improve their advertising businesses. Recently the Interactive Advertising Bureau called for ads to be considered “viewable” if 50% of the ad is shown for at least two seconds — a new standard that has caused many sites to lose inventory,… Read More

5 Payroll Filings That Will Keep Your Business in Tax Compliance

So you’ve expanded your small business, you’ve hired a few people and are generating an inkling of revenue. You need to put a payroll system in place, whether you have one employee or 50. Amazingly, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that about three-quarters of all U.S. business firms have no payroll. And most of these...

What You'll Earn In Solo Business

By Elaine Pofeldt Thinking about starting a business of your own? Then you may be intrigued by new data from the U.S. Census Bureau on how much average revenue Americans are bringing in at nonemployer firms—those that have not yet hired any W-2 employees. They may be run by one person [...]

Mobile Ads Skyrocketed 76% in 2014, Making Digital Advertising a $50 Billion Business

The digital advertising space grew 16 percent last year compared to 2013 and totaled $49.5 billion in sales, according to an Interactive Advertising Bureau report released today. A key driver in that growth was the burgeoning mobile space, which the IAB found to have skyrocketed by 76 percent—from $7.1 billion in 2013 to $12.5 billion last year. Show More Summary

Advanced Towing, The Company Involved In Britt McHenry’s Suspension, Has A Better Business Bureau Rating Of ‘F’

By now, the world has seen the clip of ESPN reporter Britt McHenry telling off (to put it politely) a woman who was working for Advanced Towing, an Arlington, Virginia company that had just towed McHenry’s car. McHenry’s tirade was so...Show More Summary

What Do Rob Lowe And DirecTV Teach Us About False Advertising And The Better Business Bureau?

Lots of publicity has come to DirecTV for its annoying, bizarre, hilarious or highly effective (you choose) television ads.  Rob Lowe and his evil twins, alternating between those super-creepy, painfully awkward, or far less attractive versions of the actor, touted the benefits of cool DirecTV, compared with what the ads portray [...]

An Elegy for Rob Lowe's DirecTV Commercials

After assaults from "shy bladder" groups, cable companies, and the Better Business Bureau, the extremely effective ad campaign is finally being pulled.

Sorry, Rob Lowe's funny DirecTV ads won't be on your TV anymore

Fans of Rob Lowe's hilarious DirecTV ad campaign, featuring lesser Lowe alter-egos, prepare to be disappointed -- they are no longer running. Is it all because Comcast complained about them? Not exactly. The Better Business Bureau'sShow More Summary

DIRECTV urged to pull "unsupported" Rob Lowe ads

Better Business Bureau says popular ads should be yanked off the air as cable giant Comcast files complaint, but has DirecTV already won?

Comcast Wants DirecTV's Rob Lowe Commercials Pulled Because Of Course It Can't Take A Joke

DirecTV is now getting bullied over those goofy Rob Lowe ads, which multiple Worst Company in America winner Comcast has formally complained about to the Better Business Bureau's National Advertising Division. Click To Continue Read...

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