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Smart Home Thermostats Helps Cities Build Smart Grids

The growing power of smart home devices and services will increasingly extend their influence outside of the home and into wider smart city programs, finds new research from market-foresight advisory firm ABI research.

Over the next five years, smart home and smart city providers will increasingly leverage the overlap…

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Vacation Home Markets Have Yet to Regain Pre-Recession Values, Zillow Finds

In places where vacation homes are most common, the housing crisis still shows a noticeable effect on the market, online real estate firm Zillow reports.

Scattered across the country, vacation home markets experienced a steeper run up in home values during the housing bubble, but also a sharper fall.

Vacation…

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Kelley Blue Book Finds the Best New-Car Deals for June 2018

From smart SUVs and compact cars to fun-to-drive luxury models, this month’s 10 Best deals run the gamut.

The expert editors at Kelley Blue Book have compiled a list of their top 10 lease, financing and cash back deals for new models available through June 2018 to…

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The Pros and Cons of Working from Home, According to Robert Half

Job seekers are enticed by work from home options but are aware of the pitfalls, suggests new research from global staffing firm Robert Half.

More than three quarters of professionals surveyed (77 percent) said they are more likely to accept a job offer if there’s the possibility of telecommuting…

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Mobile Wallet Acceptance Shaky on Fraud Fears

A recent survey of merchants by fraud and risk management expert Kount Inc finds that some retailers have grown wary of mobile wallet technology.

Kount surveyed nearly 600 merchants for its sixth annual 2018 Mobile Payments & Fraud Survey (MPFS), which measures the state of mobile payments and mobile channel…

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Solid Job Growth to Continue, According to The Conference Board

The current strong job growth should continue, despite a dip in certain employment indicators, The Conference Board reports.

According to the Board, The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) decreased in May, after five consecutive monthly gains.

The index now stands at 107.69, down from 108.00 (a downward…

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Home Flipping Rate Matches Six-Year High

House flipping has matched a six year high, with 48,457 U.S. single family homes and condos being flipped in the first quarter of 2018, according to property database curator ATTOM Data Solutions.

ATTOM Data Solutions publishes a Home Flipping Report. The latest release shows that house flipping actually…

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