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The Galveston County Daily News: Business & Finance

September 26, 2016

Business & Finance

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Thursday 09/22/2016
Can Healthy Habits Contribute to Financial Security?
Updated: September 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) When it comes to feelings about finances, working Americans are practically split down the middle, according to a recent study.

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
Changes in your household? Tips for updating your insurance
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The American household is changing. The typical single-family home has evolved in the 21st century.

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Save Time and Money With a Mail-Order Pharmacy
Updated: September 21, 2016 - 2:30 pm

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Millennials and Health Care
Updated: September 21, 2016 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Growing up in the digital age, most millennials (adults ages 18 to 36) have grown dependent on using technology to educate themselves about everything from current fashion trends to the latest rankings for their favorite football team. However, one important aspect of life that can't be as easily explained by a smartphone is health care. Since having comprehensive benefits is a major workplace perk, it's important that millennials understand key insurance terms so they can make the best health care decisions. Learn more at aflac.com.

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10 smart ideas to heat your home for less
Updated: September 26, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - As cooler temperatures begin to sweep the nation, homeowners are turning on their heat for the first time in months. With every degree increase on the thermostat, utility bills follow suit.

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Tuesday 09/20/2016
Don't 'Overborrow'
Updated: September 21, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—According to the U.S. Department of Education, Americans owe more than $1.3 trillion in student loan debt. That’s nearly the gross domestic product of all of Australia. The average U.S. college graduate has nearly $38,000 in student loan debt.

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October is Financial Planning Month: Easy Tips to Stick to a Budget
Updated: September 20, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) It can be easy to let your finances fall by the wayside when juggling work, family, school and other priorities.

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Monday 09/19/2016
5 Ways to Raise Capital and Start a Business
Posted: September 19, 2016

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Raising capital to start a new business is not as easy as setting up a lemonade stand or selling Girl Scout cookies. A primary reason for the failure of start-ups is a lack of funding. There are plenty of great products and ideas that have never come close to making it to the public.

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Thursday 09/15/2016
If you become disabled or laid off, how can you pay your bills?
Updated: September 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The transmission on your car fails resulting in a trip to the repair garage. Your appendix bursts requiring an overnight hospitalization. A windstorm damages your roof causing a leak. 

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Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Credit Card Rewards
Updated: September 15, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) With so many options to choose from, it would seem that finding a credit card that is right for you should be easy. Often overlooked, however, is the importance of finding one with a rewards program suited to your spending habits.

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Tuesday 09/06/2016
Tips to Save Money and Time Running Your Small Business
Updated: September 06, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Being at the helm of a small business can be overwhelming. Whether you’re already your own boss or are thinking of making the leap, these tips from small business owners can help you get organized and boost productivity.

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Thursday 08/25/2016
Can Disclosing Cancer on Social Media Impact Your Career?
Updated: September 13, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Social media has changed the rules of privacy for almost everyone. But for people diagnosed with cancer, social media use comes with the additional complications of online disclosure, which can have unintended consequences.

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Friday 08/12/2016
Online Platform Promotes Partnerships Between Businesses and Investors
Updated: August 13, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Historically, specialty businesses had limited ability to expand beyond their immediate geographic region. However, current technology allows such businesses to promote themselves to a larger audience. Touch Up Teak is one example of how successful online investment partnerships can grow a business.

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Wednesday 08/10/2016
How to Earn a Hundred Million Dollars or More
Updated: August 10, 2016 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - The deal, which was later reported by major news media around the world, did not portend much initially. It was struck in 2005 between a high school dropout with a history of petty thefts and a little-known startup with no revenues. The latter wanted the former to spray paint graffiti on their office walls. The former brazenly asked for sixty thousand dollars -- an astronomical fee in graffiti business; the cash-strapped startup countered by offering him its shares, which had no market value.

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Wednesday 08/03/2016
Curbing Bad Behavior: App Seeks to Harness Overbilling by Contractors
Updated: August 03, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - That contractors routinely overbill governments at the expense of taxpayers may come as no surprise. That these overbillings likely total hundreds of billions of dollars should shock and infuriate us all.

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Tuesday 08/02/2016
New Online Platform Creates Access to the American Dream
Updated: August 02, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Technology continues to change the way businesses operate, and that includes how they find resources to get started, fund growth and find a buyer. DPOUSA is one example of the latest paradigm in funding business opportunities. DPOUSA is an online financial platform connecting companies with capital sources, buyers with sellers, and people seeking business opportunities. DPO stands for "direct public offering," and DPOUSA.com is designed to allow individuals to present their businesses directly to potential investors. The ventures can range from startups to large enterprises, and the online platform has sections for each stage of the business life cycle. The site reflects the new business paradigm: It is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year for users interested in acquiring, funding or investing in new ventures.

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Monday 08/01/2016
Small Businesses Have Happy Workforces
Updated: August 02, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - New research shows that small-business employees are among the happiest people in the workplace. One major reason for their happiness stems from the way many small-business owners show workers how much they appreciate, respect and value them on a professional and personal level. Opportunities offered by small businesses, such as a family atmosphere, flexible work schedules and a greater understanding of how current goals fit into long-term plans for the company, may be harder to come by in larger companies. Small businesses can play to their strengths by frequently communicating and taking action in areas where their employees see opportunities for improvement. Learn more at aflac.com/smallbusiness.

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Thursday 07/07/2016
Biotech Companies Are Still the "It" Stock to Have in Your Portfolio
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If Wall Street has taught investors anything in recent years, it's how finicky the market can be. While there is never a "sure thing" when it comes to investing, analysts agree that biotech companies are still a solid opportunity.

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Saturday 06/25/2016
5 Ways to Better Market Yourself to Land Your Dream Job
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Employers report a lack of skilled talent as one of the biggest threats to meeting business objectives in 2016. Job seekers who take note of what skills and characteristics companies are seeking could have a competitive advantage.

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Wednesday 06/15/2016
How Brand Marketers Increase Loyalty and Reach
Posted: June 15, 2016

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Did you know that advertisers spend more than $400 billion in the United States to help influence consumers and businesses to purchase goods and services; promote brands and causes, and take action?

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