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Wind Power gains strength in Q3 (access required)

The nation’s wind energy got a big boost in the third quarter, according to the American Wind Energy Association. The limiting factor in wind energy remains transmission capacity to transport electrons from wind farms to where people live and work, ...

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Vacant “Zombie” foreclosure rate increases in 3Q (access required)

ATTOM Data Solutions has released its 2017 U.S. Residential Vacant Property and Zombie Foreclosure Report, which shows nearly 1.4 million (1,367,793) U.S. residential properties (1 to 4 units) were vacant as of the end of the third quarter of 2017 ...

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Trulia to starter home buyers: Go West (access required)

It’s already difficult to find a starter home in many markets, and it’s going to get harder as winter settles in, according to Trulia, the online real estate site owned by Zillow. Trulia has released the findings from its latest ...

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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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