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Home Sales Up Without First-Time Buyers

Home Sales Up Without First-Time Buyers

When compared to September 2013, home sales have moved upward without first-time buyers. The uptick reflects interest rate concerns as buyers closed on more properties during the month to avoid increases. Buyers, on a constant watch of rate fluctuations, are kept informed by loan officers and electronic gadgets, then occasionally feel encouraged to complete transactions. […]

Popular Materials for Rain Gutters

Popular Materials for Rain Gutters

Homeowners need to regularly maintain (and repair, if need be) their gutters and downspouts to prevent drainage problems. Good drainage around a home is important. When gutters and downspouts along the roof get clogged or have leaks, homes can sustain damage from storm water that has overflowed or backed up. Poorly maintained gutters can cause […]

Inflation Figures Sending Mixed Messages

Inflation Figures Sending Mixed Messages

With a variety of news outlets reporting on inflation figures for the month of September, activity in certain consumer price sectors seems to send a mixed overall message for the United States’ economy going forward. The Department of Labor issued a report Wednesday, showing an overall 0.1 percent increase of the broad Consumer Price Index […]

CSX and Canadian Pacific Merger Talks Halt

CSX and Canadian Pacific Merger Talks Halt

As merger talks broke off, CSX and Canadian Pacific officials are mum on exact details on the halt. CSX’s decision to decline a merger proposed by Canadian Pacific railroad, stirred investor attention leading to CSX’s stock dipping approximately 3.4 percent, to $32.70 in the early morning trading, as merger information was assimilated by investors. Both […]

Starbucks Joins List of Companies Offering a Decent Wage

Starbucks Joins List of Companies Offering a Decent Wage

Starbucks joins a list of companies in the U.S. that are offering a decent living wage. A number of corporations have made the decision on what their employees make and not waiting around for Congress to decide for them. Advocates to raise the minimum wage claim a boost would help families and may contrast the […]

Better Business Bureau Awards Uber With a Failing Grade

Better Business Bureau Awards Uber With a Failing Grade

Early last week on Tuesday, the Better Business Bureau awarded the ride sharing service Uber with a failing grade as a result of surge-pricing and the company’s lack of response to the dilemma. Since then, it has spurred a wide controversy as to why the service did not become accredited. In June, Uber declared that […]

Walmart Introduces $40 Doctor Visits at Care Clinics (Update)

Walmart Introduces $40 Doctor Visits at Care Clinics (Update)

Update: This article has been updated from information from Mitchell Communications Group to correct previous errors. Walmart has not announced any further plans to open clinics other than those already scheduled for this year. The Walmart Care Clinics is a pilot program. The clinic scheduled to open in Rome, is for Rome, GA, not Rome, […]

Starbucks Employees Receive New Benefits

Starbucks Employees Receive New Benefits

On Friday, it was announced that Starbucks will be adding to their pool of employee benefits as workers receive a number of additional perks. The coffee giant informed the public that they will be loosening the dress code, giving employees free food, and bumping their pay. This is in addition to the variety of benefits […]

Starbucks Gives City of Roses Sneak Peek at Pay Ahead System

Starbucks Gives City of Roses Sneak Peek at Pay Ahead System

Starbucks is poised to kick off its mobile pay ahead system, giving Oregon’s City of Roses a sneak peek at the new format for ordering that the coffee giant plans to activate nationwide in 2015. About 150 Portland stores will test the new option to place orders ahead of pickup time before the end of […]

EPA Sued by Natural Defense Council Over Enlist Duo

EPA Sued by Natural Defense Council Over Enlist Duo

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was sued by the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) over the approval of Enlist Duo, a Dow AgroScience product. The lawsuit was filed soon after the EPA approved the weed control product. The NRDC contends Enlist Duo will further deplete the monarch butterfly population and it is also a risk […]

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