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Alexa Moves into Your Fridge

Alexa, the Amazon-developed virtual assistant, will now be interacting with many home appliances.

Sears has announced today more than 40 Kenmore smart appliances are now certified as Works with Alexa.

The select Kenmore smart appliance models have received
Works with Alexa certification, meaning they meet Amazon’s high bar…

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How Economic Growth Varies by State

The economy has grown mightily in recent quarters, overall. But not all states share equally in the bounty. Some new data from the government illustrates this point.

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 49 states and
the District of Columbia in the third quarter of 2018, according to statistics…

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The Strong Bond Between Military Veterans and Their Service Dogs

K9s For Warriors, the nation’s largest provider of Service Dogs to disabled American veterans, is highlighting the publication of a new study in the journal Frontiers in Veterinary Service.

The study, conducted by the Purdue
University College of Veterinary Science, validated the commonly held
belief that veterans…

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Employee Appreciation Day Is Coming Up

March 1 is Employee Appreciation Day in the U.S. What will you do?

As Trade group Recognition Professionals International reminds us, “Employee Appreciation Day first arrived on calendars in 1995. A Recognition Professionals International’s founding Board member, together with his publishing company, Workman Publishing, created Employee Appreciation Day…

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Living with a Roommate Can Save Renters $515 a Month

Renters can save $515 a month by sharing their home or apartment with at least one roommate instead of renting a one-bedroom unit on their own, according to the inaugural HotPads Rooms for Rent Index.

Nationally, the median rent for a one-bedroom home or
apartment is $1…

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How “Amazon HQ2” Might Impact Real Estate

Amazon recently abandoned plans to build a second site for its “HQ2” expansion in New York City. According to news reports, unexpectedly strong local opposition to the plan ultimately scuppered the deal.

Local activists in New York were incensed about several
aspects of the potential move: a $3 billion tax…

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Toast Gets Its Day

Little Northern Bakehouse, which makes breads and bakery products, wants us all to appreciate our toast. 

The company has kicked off a celebration of the tastiness of toast in honor of National Toast Day on February 23.

In a recent survey, Little Northern Bakehouse found that
only 15% of consumers…

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Which Industries are Fueling Growth?

The U.S. economy has been growing strongly in recent quarters. According to government statistics there was a 3.4 percent increase in real gross domestic product (GDP) during last year’s third quarter. This is down from the second quarter, but still significantly higher than the average growth seen…

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