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Student debt delaying millennial homeownership by 7 years (access required)

Despite being in the prime years to buy their first home, an overwhelming majority of millennials with student debt do not own a home and believe this debt is to blame for what they typically expect to be a seven-year ...

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Report finds noon hour most dangerous for construction workers (access required)

Upending long-held beliefs, a national trades group released a report in June finding that construction accidents are more common at the noon hour than any other time of the day. That was just one piece of conventional wisdom that was ...

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Home flipping loan volume rises to nine-year high nationally (access required)

ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database, has released its Q1 2017 U.S. Home Flipping Report, which shows that 43,615 single family homes and condos were flipped — sold in an arms-length transfer for the second ...

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What managers should ask about cloud data storage and security (access required)

Data storage in the cloud has become a mainstay for companies in all industries and of all sizes. Yet as more and more valuable data moves to the cloud, how can businesses stay one step ahead of the security risks? ...

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Lights on: Utilities power up cyberattack preparations (access required)

In December 2015, the lights went out in Ukraine and some 225,000 residents lost power for several hours. Ukrainian government officials claimed the outages were caused by a cyberattack perpetrated by Russian security services, according to a report on the ...

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Accountants: Maintain work/life balance in your bank accounts (access required)

A recent survey of 300 small businesses nationwide revealed 27 percent of small business owners use the same checking account for personal and business finances. That’s not a good idea, say CPAs and accountants. “First of all, it distorts the ...

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Survey: Younger buyers seek townhouses as starter homes (access required)

Ranch-style homes, large backyards and updated kitchens top shoppers’ wish lists this spring, according to Realtor.com’s home buyer survey. More than half of home seekers are looking for a three-bedroom home, while 75 percent of shoppers are considering a two-bathroom ...

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Golfing is on the upswing

Although golf took a significant hit during the recession, there are signs that more players are venturing back onto the course. Golf Datatech LLC’s annual data from 2016 showed a slight increase, 0.6 percent, in the number of rounds played ...

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U.S. metro-area construction employment is ailing, but not in Boise (access required)

Despite rises in building activity, more than one in three American metropolitan areas saw job losses in construction in 2016. But Boise saw the largest increase in construction employment in the country. Industry leaders are calling on President Donald Trump ...

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