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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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National survey: Apartment markets are slowing across US (access required)

Apartment markets aren’t quite as hot as they used to be, according to the National Multifamily Housing Council’s quarterly survey released in January. As Multi-Housing News reports, all four of the survey’s indexes remained below the break-even level of 50 ...

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Arizona governor wants to let more parents bring infants to work (access required)

Shannon Whiteaker found out she was pregnant the day she was offered a job at the Arizona Department of Health Services. Thankfully, her new job offered a rare perk — the ability to bring her baby to work until he ...

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Survey shows mixed expectations for multifamily housing

A new survey from Capital One reveals that multifamily professionals have mixed expectations for supply and demand in their markets this year. “We closely watch planned and permitting numbers across the country and monitor areas with a lack of supply,” ...

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OSHA issues new rule on slip, trip, fall hazards (access required)

A new federal rule will extend a prohibition against using body belts as part of a personal fall-prevention system, even as workers are required to undergo more training on fall-protections systems and fall equipment. The changes appear to mean little for ...

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New DOL rules ban sex discrimination (access required)

For the first time in 40 years, the U.S. Department of Labor has revised its regulations banning sexual discrimination in federal contracting. According to an official statement, the Department of Labor’s new rule was needed to ensure its internal guidelines ...

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