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Yet Another Consumer Scam Threatens North Americans

The Better Business Bureau (“the BBB”) recently alerted the public to yet another consumer scam. This time, con artists posing as IRS-authorized debt collectors have called people across the United States and Canada using robocalls.Show More Summary

3 Ways to Be More Productive When Working From Home

Working from home used to be a privilege reserved for only the lucky few. But these days, a growing number of workers are conducting business without having to leave the house. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015, 24% of employees performed some or all of their work from home, up from...

Moody's to Buy Amsterdam based publisher Bureau Van Dijk (BVD) for $3.3Billion

From Reuters: n">Credit ratings agency Moody's Corp ( MCO.N ) said on Monday it would buy Dutch financial information provider Bureau van Dijk for about $3.3 billion, to extend its risk data and analytical businesses. Moody's will fund the deal through a combination of offshore cash and new debt financing. Show More Summary

'This might rally them': Former FBI agent says Trump's move to fire Comey could backfire

A former FBI agent told Business Insider he was "surprised" at the timing of ousted FBI Director James Comey's firing last week, adding that the ordeal would lead to increased camaraderie at the bureau. The ex-agent, who spoke on background...Show More Summary

Former FBI agent: Here's who Trump should pick as the next FBI director

A former FBI agent with more than two decades of service to the bureau told Business Insider in a recent interview who they believed would be a great choice to be the bureau's next director: Fran Townsend, the former homeland security adviser to President George W. Show More Summary

How You Can Eliminate Three Toxic Segments That Complicate Your Company’s Workday

Productivity and employee satisfaction are still some of the biggest issues for most big, medium and small businesses. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics claims that employee productivity is still experiencing a steady decline, while according to recent research conducted by Gallup, 51% of all U.S. workers are looking to leave their current jobs.

Small business access to credit examined by federal regulator

Small business access to credit studied by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau        

BLS: Job Openings "little changed" in March

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings was little changed at 5.7 million on the last business day of March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations were also little changed at 5.3 million and 5.1 million, respectively.... Show More Summary

The 16 best big cities for starting a business in 2017

Entrepreneurship is a fixture of the 21st century iteration of the American Dream. Today, about 10% of the US labor force works for themselves, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Still, it's no easy task to get a business off the ground. Show More Summary

4th Cir. affirms dismissal where P didn't allege specific lost consumers or quantify lost sales

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Wall & Associates, Inc. v. Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia, Inc., --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2017 WL 1437215, No. 16-1819 (4th Cir. Apr. 24, 2017) The court of appeals affirmed the dismissal of Wall’s complaint for false advertising based on statements by the BBB. Show More Summary

Portland 'open for business' on self-driving cars

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declared the city "open for business" to companies developing autonomous vehicles. Wheeler and Transportation Commissioner Dan Saltzman directed the Transportation Bureau to draft policies for autonomous … Click to Continue »

BLS: Job Openings "little changed" in February

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings was little changed at 5.7 million on the last business day of February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations were also little changed at 5.3 million and 5.1 million, respectively.... Show More Summary

5 Productivity Tips for Working from Home

Does the nature of your business require you to work from home? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 24% of U.S. workers did their work partly or entirely at home. There are many who thrive in a home environment and actually find it to be quite conducive for productivity. Show More Summary

March Employment Report: 98,000 Jobs, 4.5% Unemployment Rate

From the BLS: The unemployment rate declined to 4.5 percent in March, and total nonfarm payroll employment edged up by 98,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in professional and business services and in mining, while retail trade lost jobs.... Show More Summary

Match.com responds to user complaints

Dating site Match.com is promising to address user complaints after getting a failing grade from the Better Business Bureau. ABC's Nikki Battiste reports.

More Than 1,000 People Are Moving to Seattle Every Week, Census Report Shows

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ana Sofia Knauf U.S. Census Bureau The Seattle area is getting more crowded week by week, the Puget Sound Business Journal reports: The Seattle area is the ninth fastest-growing metro in the nation, gaining about 1,100 residents per week according to population estimates issued this morning by the U.S. Show More Summary

With its big London expansion, The Atlantic will chase stories — and business opportunities — in Europe

At the time when the world’s attention is focused on Donald Trump and the United States, The Atlantic is turning its attention overseas. The magazine announced on Monday morning plans to open its first London bureau, led by longtime Atlantic veteran James Fallows, who will become the magazine’s first Europe Editor. The Atlantic plans to...

Arapaho council to head to mediation over court lawsuit

The Northern Arapaho Business Council will begin mediation with the federal government in a lawsuit that claims the Bureau of Indian Affairs violated the tribe's sovereignty by preventing the tribe … Click to Continue »

Census Bureau estimates show Chicago-area's population slips

Newly released Census Bureau estimates show the Chicago-area's population has declined two years in a row. The Chicago Tribune and Crain's Chicago Business report estimates released Thursday show the Chicago … Click to Continue »

BLS: Job Openings "little changed" in January

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings was little changed at 5.6 million on the last business day of January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations...Show More Summary

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