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An App for Nervous Parents

When their child gets sick, new parents want access to a doctor and they want it right away. A new Smartphone app offers them immediate peace of mind.

This app comes from Philips Avent, and it’s called uGrow. It now gives parents immediate video access to healthcare providers with…

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Avoid These Resume and Interview Mistakes

Staffing firm Robert Half Technology is offering advice on how not to blow your next job search.

Though this advice is geared toward technology professionals, much of it applies to applicants for any position. Robert Half Technology interviewed CIOs about their experiences hiring (or not hiring) job candidates.

In terms…

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Is Your Car Oversharing?

Most people realize that the age of the connected car is here, yet many are in a state of confusion about the kinds of data their vehicle is sharing, according to a report from direct to consumer insurance provider Esurance.

.Interestingly, consumers are often equally unclear as to whether or…

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Mortgage Denial Rates Fall Across the Country, But Not for Everyone

Mortgage applications are denied at the lowest rate in the past 20 years, according to a report from online real estate company Zillow.

Nationally, the share of applicants who are denied for conventional mortgages has fallen to 9.8 percent, according to data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA…

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Kelley Blue Book Compare Plug-In Hybrids

Earth Day just took place, and we’re betting that many folks were thinking about the environment. So was Kelley Blue Book.

Accordingly, the vehicle comparison experts at KBB took a look at plug-in hybrids.

Plug-in hybrids run on efficient electric power, a gasoline engine, or the combination…

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Global Economic Confidence Now at Highest Level Since 2009

Here’s some good news: global economic confidence has rebounded strongly and now stands at its highest level since 2009.

This according to the latest Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS) from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA (Institute of Management Accountants).

There has been strong growth in…

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What Senior Travelers Need to Know When Buying Travel Insurance

Travelers of all ages look to travel insurance to protect themselves and their money, but coverage is even more important for older travelers who may have pre-existing medical conditions.

Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, answers the most common coverage questions relating to seniors.

Do I Need Travel Insurance?

Travelers…

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R.J. Reynolds Recalls 2.6 Million Vaping Products Due to Fire Risk

Tobacco company R.J. Reynolds’ vaping subsidiary has recalled around 2.6 million vaping products that may pose a safety threat to consumers.

The company has voluntarily initiated a nationwide safety recall of all Vuse Vibe power units.  R.J. Reynolds initiated the recall after receiving consumer complaints about malfunctioning…

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Homes Sold Faster than Ever in 2017, According to Zillow

It took 81 days to sell the median U.S. home in 2017, nine days faster than the year prior, online real estate company Zillow reports.

The quickest selling month for the typical home was June 2017, when it took about 73 days for a home to sell, including closing…

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How to Overcome These Six Job Search Stallers

Staffing firm Robert Half is advising college seniors on “job search stallers” that lead to people graduating without job offers in hand.

The Class of 2018 has solid job prospects, as organizations expect to hire four percent more new graduates this year compared to last year, according to the National…

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