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Oklahoma State Senator Indicted For Embezzling Nearly $2 Million

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug 20 (Reuters) - An Oklahoma state senator was indicted on Thursday on charges of using his senior position with the Better Business Bureau of Tulsa to embezzle nearly $2 million from the organization, court papers filed...Show More Summary

BLS: Jobs Openings decreased to 5.2 million in June

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings was little changed at 5.2 million on the last business day of June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The number of hires and separations...Show More Summary

How to Succeed at Building a Million-Dollar Home Business

Based on the last US Census Bureau numbers, there were over 30,000 $1+ million home-based businesses. Here's what you can do to be successful like them.

The FBI Wants Twitter To Become A Better Terrorist Fighter

If FBI officials in Washington, D.C. have their way the executives at Twitter will do a better job of fighting terrorism. In an exclusive interview with Fox Business, officials at the bureau say Twitter “needs to do more in setting up teams to troll, monitor and review all terrorist-related tweets and content. Show More Summary

FBI arrests animal-rights activists for releasing 5,740 minks

last monthNews : The Raw Story

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested two animal rights activists and charged them with terrorizing the fur industry as they released about 5,740 minks from farms and ranches, and vandalized the homes and businesses of members of the industry. The activists, who were on cross-country...

FBI Launches Campaign to Combat Economic Espionage - US Justice Department

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched an awareness campaign designed to educate US business leaders on the dangers of economic espionage, the US Justice Department stated in a press release on Thursday.

Why Twitter Is The New Better Business Bureau

Finally, a use for social media I can wrap my head around: If you have a consumer complaint, just put it out on Twitter. Twitter, for all intents and purposes, is the new Better Business Bureau. The ability to publicly shame a company for its bad service is a weapon in the consumer arsenal that shouldn't be overlooked. Show More Summary

Want to Improve Your Business Revenue? Buy More TV Ads

There is one surefire way for companies to increase their business performance: up their TV ad spending. A new study from the Video Advertising Bureau looked at the correlation between TV investment (based on Nielsen-measured national cable and broadcast media) and key financial indicators. Show More Summary

BBB claims about its own ratings process not protected by First Amendment

last monthIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Caribbean Cruise Line, Inc. v. Better Business Bureau of Palm Beach County, Inc., No. 4D13-3916 (Fla. Ct. App. June 3, 2015) Expect more detailed analysis from Ann Lipton soon. CC received an F grade from BBB and sued for defamation and violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA). Show More Summary

Tax Bill to Help Ag, Other Small Businesses

The Senate Finance Committee has moved forward legislation seen as important to agriculture and other small businesses. Farm Bureau is praising committee passage of the measure to extend important tax provisions through 2016. The legislation...Show More Summary

The Better Business Bureau Can't Help You

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Every day I hear from consumers looking for help with defective cars they have bought. They often mention that they might call the Better Business Bureau, as if that might accomplish something. The problem is this: The BBB will not help you in a meaningful way. Read more...

Seib Video: Three Problems Facing the Iran Nuclear Deal in Congress

Congress gets down to business this week on the debate over the Iranian nuclear agreement that was reached last week. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib discusses three immediate hurdles to the agreement on Capitol Hill.

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Trump again, but why?

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Business Insider: The Huffington Post will no longer cover Donald Trump's presidential campaign in its politics section. In a post published on the site Friday, Huffington Post Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim and editorial director...Show More Summary

Suing Consumer Bureaus: Florida Court Rules That Better Business Bureau’s Practices, Representations, And Systems Are Not Protected By First Amendment

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Successfully suing a consumer rating bureau for the lost business that results from an erroneous or biased rating can be extremely challenging.

Beware Facebook ‘Like-Farming’ Scam, BBB Warns

Social media users should be on their guard against a scam called ‘like-farming’ that uses fake Facebook pages as bait, according to the Better Business Bureau. “Like-Farmers create a Facebook page to lure people into liking or sharing the page,” explained the Central Indiana Better Business Bureau, in a statement. Show More Summary

BLS: Jobs Openings increased to 5.4 million in May, Highest on Record

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings was little changed at 5.4 million on the last business day of May, the highest since the series began in December 2000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Show More Summary

June Employment Report: 223,000 Jobs, 5.3% Unemployment Rate

From the BLS: Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, financial activities, and in transportation and warehousing.... Show More Summary

10 Best Illinois Cities For Starting A New Business

Illinoisans are used to less-than-great economic news about the state, especially when it comes to jobs and business. But new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) seemingly contradicts the notion that new businesses avoid...Show More Summary

Proposed CFPB Regulations Will Eliminate Small-Dollar ‘Payday’ Loan Industry?

Are the new regulations on small-dollar “payday” loans proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) going improve the products for consumers or put this industry out of business? The question is raised that the regulations could eliminate the industry, the Washington Post reports. Show More Summary

Business Insider's west coast bureau just moved to an amazing office – come on in and meet the team!

Two years ago, Business Insider opened a west coast bureau in the heart of San Francisco. It's since moved locations twice because of rapid expansion. In June, the 9-person editorial team plus sales staff packed up once again and moved into WeWork's brand spanking new hi-rise at 535 Mission St. Show More Summary

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