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Small Businesses Get a Bum Rap on Health Benefits

Conventional wisdom has it that small businesses lag way behind big companies in providing health care benefits to employees. A new study shows how wrong conventional wisdom can be.

Survey data from United Benefit Advisors reveals that small employers, those with less than 100 employees, are keeping pace with the…

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Business Owners Are Unprepared for a Cyber Attack

A survey from insurer Nationwide reveals they are unprepared for the future or unexpected events — even though they acknowledge the importance of best practices to protect their livelihoods, employees and customers.

Most business owners say it’s important to plan for cyberattacks, natural disasters and succession.

But the vast majority…

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How Attending Bachelor Parties Could Cost You a Down Payment on a Home

Here’s a shocking statistic: millennials can spend nearly $14,000 attending bachelor and bachelorette parties during peak wedding attending years. That’s 34 percent of a down payment on the median home, according to online real estate company Zillow.

As Zillow puts it, “Destination bachelor and bachelorette parties are…

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“I’ll have to call you back, there’s a solar eclipse happening”

Inbound phone calls to US businesses dropped by an average of 9 percent nationwide during the total solar eclipse yesterday as consumers paused to observe the phenomenon, according to a new report from phone call marketing analytics provider DialogTech.

DialogTech said the drop was far more pronounced in those states…

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Some Good News on Retirement Savings

Twenty-three percent of working Americans increased their retirement savings contributions this year compared to last year, the highest reading in six years of polling, according to a new report from Bankrate.com.

Another 16% indicate they have reduced their contributions over that time.

The encouraging findings mark a stark…

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Building a Strong Corporate Culture

It’s good when senior executives at a company feel a responsibility to build a strong corporate culture. This includes not just human resources execs but CEOs and other “top brass” – including accountants.

A recent survey of chief financial officers (CFO) by staffing firm Robert Half found that 51 percent…

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More People Are Lying to Get a Job

Resume lying is on the rise, according to a new report from staffing firm OfficeTeam

According to the firm, almost half of workers (46 percent) polled said they know someone who included false information on a resume, a 25-point jump from a 2011 survey.

Job experience (76 percent) and…

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Foreign Homebuyers Add $18.66 billion to Texas Economy

Texas home sales from international buyers added $18.66 billion to the Texas economy from April 2016 to March 2017, according to a report from the Texas Association of Realtors.

Attracting buyers from across the globe, Texas ranked second among U.S. states for international home sales volume.

There were…

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Needing Hair Up There

It’s no secret that men are attached to their hair, and would very much like all of their hair to remain attached to their heads. They’re also very particular about how their hair looks.

This summer, Dove Men+Care Hair spoke to a diverse group of men from…

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The Economy will be Fine, Unless

The economy has been chugging along nicely in recent months, but some upcoming events could knock it off the tracks, according to a report from mortgage funder Fannie Mae.

For instance, there could be a partial government shutdown soon, along with a failure by congress to address the debt ceiling…

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