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The skyrocketing cost of tuition has caused skyrocketing popularity in online degree programs. Since the year 1982, tuition has risen upwards of 400%. But for more than a decade now, distance education enrollments have been growing despite traditional enrollments continuing to decrease. Colleges and universities are constantly evolving to provide online options for their
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Economic growth is expected to continue in the U.S. throughout 2018, say the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in their Spring 2018 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations for the remainder of 2018 continue to be positive in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors according to the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Business Survey Committees. Manufacturing SummarySixty-two percent of respondents
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  by Robert Donachie A combination of geopolitical events, environmental regulations, and rising demand will beset U.S. commuters with higher-than-average gas prices this summer. Pump prices typically rise during the summer months as Americans take to the open roads for vacation trips. Currently, the national average price for gasoline is about $2.80 a gallon
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The US labor market continues to tighten, although job growth in April was 164,000, a little below expectations. The unemployment rate dropped to 3.9 percent in April, one of the lowest rates in recent history. The broader measure of labor underutilization U-6 declined to 7.8 percent, the lowest rate since 2001. The tightening labor
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“Recent headlines and articles trumpet the good news: President Donald J. Trump’s economic policies are growing the economy, producing record-high confidence, and creating new jobs.” President Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda has steadily shown results that mean higher earnings for working families, more jobs for American workers and a bright future for those entering
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While self-employment offers outstanding fulfillment, it comes with a good share of challenges. Unlike most employees who lead a comfortable life with a certain paycheck and tax requirements, self-employment individuals have to cope with different sets of financial encounters. Even when you are used to this industry, you have to deal with the challenges.
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The White House issued a press release Friday highlighting news stories that touted the Trump economy. From the office of the press secretary: “The U.S. economy has added an average of 202,000 jobs each month so far this year, as the unemployment rate remains at a 17-year low, economic growth is accelerating, business and
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Survey Reveals Workers Favor Frequent Job Changes, but Managers Aren’t on Board The tenure tide is shifting, and substantially more workers — especially those from younger generations — see rewards in job hopping than before, according to new research from global staffing firm Robert Half. Sixty-four percent of professionals polled think changing roles every
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Private companies added 241,000 positions with construction and manufacturing leading the way in March according to the newest ADP/Moody’s analytics report. The report highlights continued optimism in the economy as experts had only expected the economy to produce an additional 205,000 jobs last month. The March number is up dramatically year-over-year from just 122,000
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President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. is not in a trade war with China because America lost that war decades ago. “We are not in a trade war with China, that war was lost many years ago by the foolish, or incompetent, people who represented the U.S. Now we have a Trade Deficit
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PNC Survey shows optimism running at historic highs in all categories. Half (49 percent) of business leaders anticipating an increase in employee compensation; highest rate since fall 2007. Six out of 10 expect demand for their company’s products or services to increase. Two-thirds expect increased profits, exceeding the prior high set in spring 2005.
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Posted by: Rich Mitchell in Money March 26, 2018 According to Pew Research, more U.S. households are renting now than at any point in the last 50 years. Erie Insurance shares a few tips to make the process of finding a new apartment a little less overwhelming. Know what you’re paying for. There’s more to renting
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A new report released today highlights the hidden dangers to retail stemming from online businesses, such as Amazon’s new Prime Wardrobe, Trunk Club, Stitch Fix, Warby Parker, and ASOS, which have introduced Try Before You Buy (TBYB) options for customers. The trend is threatening to overwhelm retailers – many of which are already reaching crisis point – with a huge
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Orbitz announced today that it has identified and remediated a data security incident affecting a legacy travel booking platform. “While conducting an investigation of a legacy Orbitz platform, we determined on March 1, 2018 that there was evidence suggesting that, between October 1, 2017 and December 22, 2017, an attacker may have accessed personal information stored on this consumer
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Although Java programming language was introduced back in 1995, it is still widely used all over world. This software is particularly popular thanks to its simplicity. Moreover, Java helps to power different applications. That is the reason why every educated person working in an IT industry should know the basics of this programming language.
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President Donald Trump issued an executive order prohibiting the takeover of Qualcomm by Broadcom based on the outcome of a review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) – the same panel that allowed Russia to purchase Uranium One and 20% of America’s uranium reserves under President Obama. Broadcom was in
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Eighty percent of Americans expecting a tax refund this year plan to save 25 percent or more, according to a new SunTrust survey. Other plans for tax refunds include paying down debt (35 percent), travel/entertainment (22 percent), retail purchases (18 percent) and home improvement (13 percent). (PRNewsfoto/SunTrust Banks, Inc.) Eighty percent of Americans expecting
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According to new economic studies released today, opening the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to offshore oil and natural gas development would be an economic catalyst – promoting U.S. jobs, investments, and increased tax revenue – for states across the country. “The oil and natural gas industry is a major contributor to the American economy
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