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Whites Recover From Housing Crisis; African Americans and Latinos Left Behind

Whites Recover From Housing Crisis; African Americans and Latinos Left Behind

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“Are there still many foreclosures?” a financial advisor asked me at an impact investing event this April in San Francisco. I was there trying to spread the word about investing... read more

How the Crisis in Iraq Will and Will Not Affect Your Business Directly

How the Crisis in Iraq Will and Will Not Affect Your Business Directly

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As Iraq’s government disintegrates amid sectarian violence and the overtaking of major cities by powerful and determined insurgents, American businesses and consumers rightfully wonder how it will affect them over... read more

Whole Foods’ Paycheck May Hinge on Prices

Whole Foods’ Paycheck May Hinge on Prices

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The recent announcement by Whole Foods to revise its earnings outlook has investors worried about the price of its stock. I think they should be paying more attention to the... read more

2020 – US Banks Are Betting Big on Analytics

2020 – US Banks Are Betting Big on Analytics

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A recent study by Accenture talks about the future state of banking in US by 2020. Thankfully, the study reports, US banks have emerged from the travails of a battered... read more

I Heart SF: How a Community Reinvented Itself

I Heart SF: How a Community Reinvented Itself

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San Francisco’s tech elite has experienced a disastrous PR crisis as of late.  With its steady encroachment visible everywhere – from Google buses to skyrocketing rents – there’s a perception... read more

What was Behind the Massive E911 Outages in the Pacific Northwest?

What was Behind the Massive E911 Outages in the Pacific Northwest?

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As we move towards IP-enabled emergency services networks in the United States, we supposedly leave behind an archaic, TDM-based, hardwired point-to-point infrastructure with a new, resilient architecture that is easily... read more

Arkansas Park Turns Diamond Discovery into Media Gold

Arkansas Park Turns Diamond Discovery into Media Gold

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The allure of striking it rich is universally appealing, but rarely gets associated with a visit to a state park in rural Arkansas. Thanks to the discovery of a 6-carat... read more

College Board Unveils New Plans For SAT

College Board Unveils New Plans For SAT

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Big changes are in the works for high school students taking the SAT. The College Board announced on Wednesday, Mar. 5, the changes that will be coming to the SAT... read more

Coverage Spike in Albuquerque Reveals Tesla Surprise

Coverage Spike in Albuquerque Reveals Tesla Surprise

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Tesla Motors announced today that four states are vying to be the site of its new lithium-ion battery factory. If media coverage prior to the official company reveal is any... read more

Purdue Photographer Detention: Censorship or Caution?

Purdue Photographer Detention: Censorship or Caution?

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A case of police caution or a censorship attempt? That’s the question I’m pondering in relation to a Purdue Exponent photo editor who police detained for questioning earlier this week.... read more

Wal-Mart Asking Employees To Donate Food To Fellow Employees In Need?

Wal-Mart Asking Employees To Donate Food To Fellow Employees In Need?

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The recent rise on the key stock indices might just be masking a fundamentally flawed economic recovery. Since the beginning of the year, the S&P 500 has gained 25%, the Dow Jones Industrial... read more

Will Walmart’s Black Friday Strategy Spark Record Sales?

Will Walmart’s Black Friday Strategy Spark Record Sales?

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This holiday season Walmart is going to make its presence impossible for shoppers to ignore as part of a new, huge Black Friday sales strategy, and the first big part... read more

Will Black Friday Be An Official Holiday In Your State?

Will Black Friday Be An Official Holiday In Your State?

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On October 22, 2013, governor Robert Bentley of Alabama announced that Black Friday is now officially a paid holiday for Alabama state employees. In the same announcement, governor Bentley also... read more

How Did Americans React when the U.S. Government Shut Down?

How Did Americans React when the U.S. Government Shut Down?

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On October 1st 2013, the U.S. government entered the third-longest government shutdown in U.S. history. Curious to better understand the reaction from Americans as their government shut down indefinitely, we... read more

7-Eleven Expands From Malt Liquor To High End Wine

7-Eleven Expands From Malt Liquor To High End Wine

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Living in a city with many 7-Eleven locations within walking distance, I view the iconic convenience store as a place to buy three things: Slurpees, lottery tickets and Red Bull.... read more