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Fighting Fraud, On the Go

A new cross-channel platform aims to fight payments fraud affecting mobile device users.

Credit bureau Experian said it is launching riskPrecise ID with FraudNet to provide a single view of a consumer’s identity across devices.

What this means for you is that your identity can be tracked more…

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Two-Thirds of Americans Worry about Retirement

If you’re worried about having enough money to retire, you’re in very good company these days.

A new poll from Harris finds that more than two-thirds (68%) of Americans — who are either employed themselves (or have a spouse who is) — worry that they will not have enough…

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Most Temp Employees Really Want a Full-Time Job

While some temporary employees prefer the freedom of moving from job to job, a new survey shows that the vast majority of them would really prefer to have a full-time job.

According to American Staffing Association, 99% of temporary and contract employees recently surveyed said they desired permanent jobs…

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Tech Grads – Your Future Boss Wants You to Stay Focused

A recent survey of chief information officers (CIOs) provides some sage advice for recent grads looking to start careers in the tech sector.

According to staffing specialist Robert Half Technology – who conducted the survey – the #1 piece of advice CIOs have for young techies is to keep learning new skills…

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Mortgage Lenders More Optimistic than their Customers

A new survey from mortgage funder Fannie Mae finds senior mortgage executives more optimistic about the overall economy than their customers are.

However, they were also more pessimistic about consumers’ ability to get a mortgage today, than consumers.

The results were from Fannie Mae’s new quarterly Mortgage Lender Sentiment…

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Chrysler, Nissan Stand Out as New Car Sales Increase

It is turning out to be a good year for new car sales, with automakers selling 11.6% more vehicles in July than they did during that month last year – for a total of 1.46 million units. Chrysler and Nissan were standouts, according to Kelley Blue Book.

KBB said…

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The Economy Adds More than 200k Jobs, Again

July was the sixth straight month in which the economy added more than 200,000 jobs, according to a report released last week. The unemployment rate ticked up nonetheless.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 209,000 non-farm jobs were added in July. This was a strong number…

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Some Homeowners Are More Worried than Others

While most homeowners are worried about protecting their valuables, the degree to which they worry varies a lot from one part of the country to another — and most aren’t doing enough to cover their rear ends, says Allstate.

The insurance company surveyed American homeowners to find out what kinds…

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Online Networking is Great, but You Have to Use It

A new survey of senior managers finds strong consensus that online networking is a good way to help your career. However, you have to make use of those contacts you make.

OfficeTeam said that 47% of managers surveyed felt that online networking is the most effective way to connect with…

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5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Online Scammers

Like most people, you’re probably buying a lot of things online these days. Most online retailers are relatively safe, but scammers are always finding new ways to steal your money and your valuable personal data.

AARP has launched a nationwide Fraud Watch Network to act as a clearinghouse of…

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