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It's been too long! I've missed my RecruitingBlogs network, and promise to publish more soon. Here's one that's been in my drafts for far too long. Low and No Cost Resources for Small (HR/Recruiting) Businesses on a Budget Part 1 Entrepreneur's Motto:...
From: Recruiting Blogs | By: Maisha Cannon | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Clarity is one of the most important aspects of a high-converting landing page, yet so many pages are confusing. Oli Gardner critiques 29 landing pages that *clearly* leave something to be desired so you know what NOT to do.
From: Unbounce | By: Oli Gardner | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Filed under: College, Deals, Computers, Saving Goodluz/Shutterstock College today is horrendously expensive. Beyond tuition bills that look like significant percentages of the national debt, and room-and-board costs that make you wonder if the school...
From: Daily Finance | By: Erik Sherman | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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It’s nearing the end of summer and you may be bummed you didn’t take a single vacation or getaway this year. While your vacation window may feel like it’s closing, you can still eat like you’re enjoying a trip to …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Kelly Bryant | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Purchasing tickets to see your favorite musician in concert or to cheer on the hometown team should be a relatively pain-free, if not exciting, experience. But with the onset of new technology and less-than-truthful resellers, a shadow of deception...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Welcome to Health Reform Watch, Jason Millman's regular look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing the American health-care system — and being changed by it. You can reach Jason with questions, comments and suggestions here. Check back every Tuesday...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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by Carly Medosch When I was 13, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract, and from that point on nearly all of my major life choices have been made with it in mind, including picking a college...
From: The Billfold | By: Carly Medosch | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Filed under: Mortgages, Refinancing, Housing Market, Home Buying, Interest Rates ShutterstockYou'll need good credit to get the best rates on a mortgage refinance, and you'll need to be able to document your income. By Teresa Mears Mortgage rates have...
From: Daily Finance | By: U.S. News | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Fandango slipped up in a big way between 2009 and 2013: its mobile apps would send your movie ticket purchases without a basic security measure, leaving credit card info and other data vulnerable to theft. However, the company is about to make amends......
From: Engadget | By: Jon Fingas | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Back in April, we wrote about a really enraged John Steele (famous for his likely leading role in the Prenda scam) angrily hitting back against a sealed motion for contempt against him, arguing that he was lying and hiding assets in his attempt to plead...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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A convenience fee is just that: a fee that you pay to avoid doing something inconvenient. For the convenience of not reading every page of his rental car agreement, reader Dov had to pay an extra $24.75 on his recent car rental. How does that work? He...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Anyone who has ever filled out a mortgage application with a bank or broker knows that there are a lot of questions you have to answer about your current assets, income, etc. There are a few things that seem like they might factor in — negatively or...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Most banking services come with a laundry list of small-print, hard-to-read disclosures detailing how much one might expect to pay for things like depositing a check, talking to a teller or checking an account’s balance. Knowing that information before...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Victory Park Capital said it would invest $100 million in Upstart loans over the next two years. Palo Alto, Calif-based Upstart is a lending platform that aims to finance people based on signs of their potential including schools attended, area of study,...
From: PE Hub | By: Luisa Beltran | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The new funding, according to Square, will allow Square to "reach out" to more merchants. To date, Square has invested $50 million of its own money in the program, and says it has assisted more than 10,000 merchants....
From: VentureBeat | By: Barry Levine | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Matthew PerlmanThe Brooklyn PaperFinally, a simple solution to the age-old question “What’s a guy gotta do to order a pizza around here?” A new iPhone app that lets users get a cheese pie with the push of...
From: The Brooklyn Paper | By: By Matthew Perlman | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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No-shows and last-minute cancelations have plagued fine-dining restaurants for as long as there have been reservations. For years, restaurateurs just ate the losses. But now, a few intrepid operators are experimenting with a drastic solution: Hitting...
From: AdWeek | By: Robert Mann | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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It’s nearing the end of summer and you may be bummed you didn’t take a single vacation or getaway this year. While your vacation window may feel like it’s closing, you can still eat like you’re enjoying a trip to a far-off locale by destination...
From: Showbiz Spy | By: Kelly Bryant | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Want to take super sharp “focus stacked” photographs that boast corner to corner sharpness with perfect focus? Want to shoot spectacular ‘holy grail’ time lapse sequences that capture the change from day to night? How about advanced bracketing...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Gavin Hardcastle | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Students now have another way to sell that textbook they hated to someone else. It’s an app called Classy, a peer-to-peer marketplace for students being launched by a startup of the same name. An iOS app is now available, and an Android version is...
From: VentureBeat | By: Barry Levine | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Taxis in San Francisco are fighting back through apps, with the city's blessing
From: Time | By: Katy Steinmetz | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Many a sandwich has been ruined by overzealous buttering with fridge-cold butter. The anguish of torn bread may now be a thing of the past, though, thanks to a newly-designed butter knife. The ButterUp knife has a built-in grater to soften butter for...
From: Gizmag | By: Stu Robarts | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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by Ester Bloom Jake Halpern’s noir-ish story in the NYT Magazine about debt collection is scarier than Sin City. Poor Theresa! (We are all Theresa.) there was little that Theresa could do; she had paid off her debt to the wrong collectors and...
From: The Billfold | By: Ester Bloom | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Budgets are an amazing tool for getting a clear picture of your financial situation and for planning for the future. They make it possible to see, in one overall place, the exact state of your monthly spending. You know where every dime is going. You...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Tennessee-based Community Health Systems, which runs 206 hospitals in 29 states, says no medical information was exposed, however. The New York Times: Hack Of Community Health Systems Affects 4.5 Million Patients Community Health Systems, a publicly...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Chinese hackers stole 4.5 million patients’ names, Social Security numbers and other personal data from the computers of one of the country’s largest hospital chains, the company said Monday — the biggest reported cyberattack ever on a U.S. health...
From: Free Republic | By: Politico | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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This should be the final segment of my series on reading through Avik Roy’s health insurance and health entitlement proposal.  The major focus will be Medicare.  His major focus is to shrink traditional Medicare expenditures in two ways.  The first...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Richard Mayhew | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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This is the thirdain a series examining some $65 billion of penalties paid by banks to U.S. regulators over mortgage-related abuses. NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aFew people appear to have noticed in November when former U.S. President Bill Clinton proposedausing...
From: TheStreet | By: Dan Freed | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including stories about a how a  hospital system's data was hacked, involving as many as 4.5 million patients' records. Kaiser Health News: San Antonio Police Have Radical Approach...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Community Health Systems Inc , one of the biggest U.S. hospital groups, said on Monday it was the victim of a cyber attack from China, resulting in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients. Security...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Community Health Systems, a large hospital operator, said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patient files from its computer network earlier this year. Community Health Systems said Monday that no medical or credit card records were...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Monday, August 18, 2014
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When you need money, where can you find help? If you watch television at all, you have probably seen plenty of payday loan commercials. But are they a good idea for your situation? Payday loan companies can seem like they … Continue reading →...
From: The Blog that Ruth Built | By: Kate Pierce | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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The new week begins much like the previous week ended – with news of another massive data breach. The latest hack victims are the millions of patients of Community Health Systems, which operates more than 200 hospitals in 29 states. Re/code points...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Monday, August 18, 2014
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Rapid growth is more dangerous for entrepreneurs than starting from scratch.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Daniel Isenberg | Monday, August 18, 2014
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Lindsay Lohan’s credit card has been declined. www.femalefirst.co.uk
From: Showbiz Spy | By: Adam | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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I live in Andorra. I have an Andorran Paypal account, with a linked Credit Card. The account is fully verified. Right now Paypal only offers cashout withdraw options to USA bank accounts for Andorra Paypal users. As I do not live in the USA, I do not...
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: johndoe999 | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Filed under: Macy's, Retail, Shopping, Scandals and Lawsuits, Stores Peter Horree/Alamy By MICHAEL VIRTANEN ALBANY, N.Y. -- The retailer Macy's (M) has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's...
From: Daily Finance | By: The Associated Press | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Tocelebratethe25thanniversary ofthedebutofSavedbytheBell, let’stakealookathowalloftheepisodeswererankedbyIMDbusers,fromworsttofirst(foreffectivedramaticpurposes).Youmaynoticeafewtrendswhengoingoverthislist,likethelittleregardgiventothefinalseason’sinstallments,morecommonlyknownas“Ugh,TheToriSemester.”TheHawaiianStyleTVmoviethatwaslaterchoppedupintofoursyndication-edibleepisodesisnotincluded,noraretheGoodMorning,MissBliss,TheCollegeYears,orTheCollegeYears‘LasVegasmovie,forreasonsthatshouldbeobvious....
From: Warming Glow | By: yayrogercormier | Monday, August 18, 2014
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Will Lindsay Lohan ever get good credit? The starlet, who is soon about to work again in a London production of David Mamet’s “Speed-the-Plow,” was dismayed when her credit card...
From: New York Post | By: Emily Smith | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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There’s one bright spot here in the fact that at least credit card data is being reported as being ok as well as the fact that no medical records data was accessed, but the attackers did get social security numbers as well as addresses and phone numbers. ...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Monday, August 18, 2014
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From public service graduates to commanders, investigators hone in on dodgy spending.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Filed under: Identity Theft, Consumer Ally Getty Images Despite claims to the contrary from credit agencies and identity protection services, if you're the victim of identity theft, ultimately, you're on your own. I learned that firsthand. So let me...
From: Daily Finance | By: Brian Lund | Monday, August 18, 2014
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Link: 70,000 Points for Marriott Card For the next 20 or so hours (or less, depending on when you’re reading this), you can still earn an improved signup bonus on this card. I first wrote about this offer several weeks ago. Here’s what I said: Marriott...
From: The Art of Non-Conformity | By: Chris Guillebeau | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Consumers who shopped this summer at Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, which has 20 Baltimore-area stores, could have been victims of credit card data theft, owner Supervalu Inc. said....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Consumers who shopped this summer at Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, which has 20 Baltimore-area stores, could have been victims of credit card data theft, owner Supervalu Inc. said....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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In the wake of last Saturday’s fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, there have been repeated demands for the release of the name of the police officer who fatally shot the unarmed man.  No investigation of the shooting has taken...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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MGM Target Sytems is releasing a new Pay to Play system that allows ranges to invest in the technology and infrastructure and charge shooters for blocks of time.  The system would be set up on with a credit card processing station that would charge...
From: The Firearm Blog | By: Sam Cadle | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Supervalu has not said how many consumers were affected by its data breach, but one security expert believes that the number of credit card accounts involved could be "in the millions." The Eden Prairie-based grocery retailer and wholesaler disclosed...
From: Boston Business Journal | By: Clare Kennedy | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Square Capital has received an undisclosed investment from Victory Park Capital. Square Capital is a small business financing program.
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Children who want to use Google services may no longer have to lie about their age, as the company reportedly plans special accounts for users under the age of 13. Try to create an account now on Google if you’re not at least 13 years old, and the...
From: PC World | By: Jared Newman | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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