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US Inflation Expectations Extend Retreat, Buoy Consumers’ Mood

(Bloomberg) — US short- and long-term inflation expectations improved at the end of January, helping to once again boost consumer sentiment. Respondents said they expect prices to advance 3.9% over the next year, the lowest since April 2021, the University of Michigan’s final survey reading showed Friday. The sentiment index climbed to 64.9 from earlier […]

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US Inflation Expectations Extend Retreat, Buoy Consumers’ Mood

(Bloomberg) — US short- and long-term inflation expectations improved at the end of January, helping to once again boost consumer sentiment. Respondents said they expect prices to advance 3.9% over the next year, the lowest since April 2021, the University of Michigan’s final survey reading showed Friday. The sentiment index climbed to 64.9 from earlier […]

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NYSE Mayhem Traced to a Staffer Who Left a Backup System Running

(Bloomberg) — More than 700 miles from Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange’s backup data center on Cermak Road in Chicago is supposed to safeguard US markets, standing by at all hours in case disaster ever strikes the world’s largest venue for trading shares. When markets are closed, it participates in a well-worn routine, […]

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US Economy Cools Like the Fed Wants, Still Risks a Stall in 2023

(Bloomberg) — The US economy beat expectations in the last quarter of 2022, posting the kind of mild slowdown that the Federal Reserve wants to see as it attempts to tame inflation without choking off growth. Economists who dug into the details, though, saw enough warning signs – especially in weakening demand among American consumers […]

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Global Oil Demand Skyrockets with China Re-open for Business

Three years of strict COVID policies in China ended in December 2022. This reopening of China’s economy pushes global oil demand to hit its highest-ever level. International Energy Agency estimates indicate oil demand could surge by 1.9 million barrels per day for a record-setting 101.7 million barrels per day. “China will drive nearly half […]

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Latest Round of Technology Job Cuts Comes From IBM, Lam Research

(Bloomberg) — Mass job cuts are accelerating at technology companies and being felt around the world. International Business Machines Corp. was the latest to announce it would cut about 3,900 jobs. Layoffs at Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., Microsoft Corp., Amazon.com Inc. and IBM combined have   eliminated nearly 44,000 positions in January. It’s a continuation of a worrying trend […]

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Kristina Gursky Promoted to Vice President of Healthcare Client Success

St. Paul, MN, January 24, 2023 – IC System, a nationally licensed collection agency headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, is proud to announce the promotion of Kristina Gursky to Vice President of Healthcare Client Success. Kristina will bring her extensive knowledge of the healthcare industry to this role. “Kristina came to IC System as a […]

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US Inflation Expectations Extend Retreat, Buoy Consumers’ Mood
January 30, 2023

(Bloomberg) — US short- and long-term inflation expectations improved at the end of January, helping to once again boost consumer sentiment. Respondents said they expect prices to advance 3.9% over the next year, the lowest since April 2021, the University of Michigan’s final survey reading showed Friday. The sentiment index climbed to 64.9 from earlier […]

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How Companies Can Benefit from Working with Volta Insight
January 30, 2023

Driving Technology Solutions for a more sustainable future doesn’t happen in a bubble. Commercial HVAC Service providers like Service Logic rely on close relationships to improve what they do and vice versa. One partnership Service Logic values is the one they have with Volta Energy.  Volta Knowledge host Tyler Kern wanted to learn more […]

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Here Come the Little Electric Pickup Trucks
January 29, 2023

(Bloomberg) —Having zipped from six-figure sedans to Costco-crushing SUVs, electrification is finally zeroing in on the auto industry’s most esoteric form: the tiny pickup truck. At least two major carmakers are considering adding small, battery-powered pickups to their growing parade of EVs.At General Motors Co., spokesman Stuart Fowle says a pint-sized pickup is one of several […]

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NYSE Mayhem Traced to a Staffer Who Left a Backup System Running
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — More than 700 miles from Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange’s backup data center on Cermak Road in Chicago is supposed to safeguard US markets, standing by at all hours in case disaster ever strikes the world’s largest venue for trading shares. When markets are closed, it participates in a well-worn routine, […]

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US Economy Cools Like the Fed Wants, Still Risks a Stall in 2023

(Bloomberg) — The US economy beat expectations in the last quarter of 2022, posting the kind of mild slowdown that the Federal Reserve wants to see as it attempts to tame inflation without choking off growth. Economists who dug into the details, though, saw enough warning signs – especially in weakening demand among American consumers […]

Read More
Global Oil Demand Skyrockets with China Re-open for Business

Three years of strict COVID policies in China ended in December 2022. This reopening of China’s economy pushes global oil demand to hit its highest-ever level. International Energy Agency estimates indicate oil demand could surge by 1.9 million barrels per day for a record-setting 101.7 million barrels per day. “China will drive nearly half […]

Read More
Latest Round of Technology Job Cuts Comes From IBM, Lam Research

(Bloomberg) — Mass job cuts are accelerating at technology companies and being felt around the world. International Business Machines Corp. was the latest to announce it would cut about 3,900 jobs. Layoffs at Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., Microsoft Corp., Amazon.com Inc. and IBM combined have   eliminated nearly 44,000 positions in January. It’s a continuation of a worrying trend […]

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Latest Round of Technology Job Cuts Comes From IBM, Lam Research
January 26, 2023

(Bloomberg) — Mass job cuts are accelerating at technology companies and being felt around the world. International Business Machines Corp. was the latest to announce it would cut about 3,900 jobs. Layoffs at Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., Microsoft Corp., Amazon.com Inc. and IBM combined have   eliminated nearly 44,000 positions in January. It’s a continuation of a worrying trend […]

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Kristina Gursky Promoted to Vice President of Healthcare Client Success

St. Paul, MN, January 24, 2023 – IC System, a nationally licensed collection agency headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, is proud to announce the promotion of Kristina Gursky to Vice President of Healthcare Client Success. Kristina will bring her extensive knowledge of the healthcare industry to this role. “Kristina came to IC System as a […]

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US Business Activity Shrinks for a Seventh Month, Prices Rise

(Bloomberg) — US business activity contracted for a seventh month, though at a more moderate pace, while a measure of input prices firmed in a sign of lingering inflationary pressures. The S&P Global flash January composite purchasing managers index rose 1.6 points to 46.6, the group reported Tuesday. Readings below 50 indicate falling activity. The […]

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What’s in Store for 2023 With the Current Volatility in the Stock Market?

With the S&P 500 down at about 20% and the Nasdaq down at almost 30%, a lot of questions have been flying around about what’s causing the declines and volatility in the stock market. Many have said the market is just trying to balance itself after the spike during the COVID-19 period, while others […]

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What’s in Store for 2023 With the Current Volatility in the Stock Market?
January 23, 2023

With the S&P 500 down at about 20% and the Nasdaq down at almost 30%, a lot of questions have been flying around about what’s causing the declines and volatility in the stock market. Many have said the market is just trying to balance itself after the spike during the COVID-19 period, while others […]

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Real Estate Prices are Falling, but Interest Rates are Rising. Manhattan Real Estate Sales are Dipping as a Result…What’s in Store for the Future?

Housing prices soared during the peak of the pandemic in 2020 at a 30-year record-high appreciation rate of two percent between May and July. The price tags in real estate are finally falling a bit, but the interest rates are going the opposite way, says Forbes. What is the result? The industry is seeing some […]

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NYC, Goldman Sachs Launch Effort to Give Struggling Small Businesses a Lift

(Bloomberg) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Monday will announce a new partnership with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Mastercard Inc. that will create the largest public-private loan fund for small businesses in the city’s history. The $75 million NYC Small Business Opportunity Fund will offer businesses loans ranging from $2,000 to $250,000 […]

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2023 Might Be the Year for Conversion Projects in Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate took a huge hit due to the pandemic, and in 2023, the effect still lingers, largely due to rising inflation, which has tightened economic conditions. According to data from the National Association of Realtors (NARS) as of Q3 2022, the office sector is still struggling to find its feet—even as more establishments […]

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Shaping the Welding Industry with Critical Education
December 21, 2022

Working in a field, such as the welding industry, where you have the responsibility to teach comes with a personal reward. In fact, one of the most rewarding professions is being a teacher. So, when one is a teacher in a niche area that requires hands-on learning, such as welding, it’s only natural that educators […]

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Engaging Today’s Youth in the Skilled Trades Industry

The skilled labor gap, particularly youth in the skilled trades industry, has affected a lot of trades in America. This downward trend only worsened when the COVID-19 pandemic forced many industries against the wall. It also created a domino effect that saw a major shortage and lower entry rates in a lot of trades jobs, […]

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Opportunities for Women in the Trucking Industry

While women comprise nearly half of Canada’s workforce (47%), only three percent of women make up the number of Canadian truck drivers. While the number of women getting their commercial driver’s licenses has increased since 2010, there is a long way to go to realize the potential of women in the trucking industry. The […]

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The Importance of Building Strong HVAC Industry Relationships

Building relationships is one of Greg Crumpton’s favorite topics. A close second is air conditioning. Crumpton is always fascinated by the various people who make the HVAC industry hum, which is why on Straight Outta Crumpton, he always finds the most interesting folks in the business to talk some shop. And this week was […]

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The Importance of Building Strong HVAC Industry Relationships
December 6, 2022

Building relationships is one of Greg Crumpton’s favorite topics. A close second is air conditioning. Crumpton is always fascinated by the various people who make the HVAC industry hum, which is why on Straight Outta Crumpton, he always finds the most interesting folks in the business to talk some shop. And this week was […]

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Building a Network of Successful People with Peak Performance

Becoming an overnight success story with peak performance often comes with the trait of being a high achiever. High achievers and successful people tend to be one and the same, and it’s usually due to one specific common quality that they all share, per Inc. Magazine. Discussing the accomplishments of success with successful people […]

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Conscious Leadership Implementation in the Workplace

Thought leadership is a vital aspect of a workplace’s function. It stands to help play a part in how well a company performs and what new and innovative changes are made. It’s become such a major factor in the future of brands and companies that in addition to the 69 percent of companies that […]

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Doing it All Made Easy the Mitch Joel Way

Mitch Joel is a disruptor in the thought leader space. Through his ThinkersOne website, Joel helps businesses connect with the most influential thought leaders in all industries. And Joel’s other site, Six Pixels of Separation (also the title of Joel’s bestselling book), brings insights on brands, consumers, technology, and how connected the world’s become. With […]

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Doing it All Made Easy the Mitch Joel Way
November 28, 2022

Mitch Joel is a disruptor in the thought leader space. Through his ThinkersOne website, Joel helps businesses connect with the most influential thought leaders in all industries. And Joel’s other site, Six Pixels of Separation (also the title of Joel’s bestselling book), brings insights on brands, consumers, technology, and how connected the world’s become. With […]

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The Value that Exists in Trades as a Career Choice

A university degree has been the traditional career path method for decades. But things are changing, and trade schools are becoming more popular, with good reason. Trades can offer faster pathways to a career, stable pay, and better flexibility than the normal 9 to 5. As newer generations approach their futures differently, trades are becoming […]

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Employee Push to Work From Home is Fueling the Office Debate

Rachel Neill, entrepreneur and co-founder of Carex Consulting Group and Figgy, shared her thoughts on the great office debate. The clear preference from employees is to embrace the flexibility provided by hybrid and remote work setups. A survey from McKinsey says that when people have the chance to work flexibly, 87 percent of them take […]

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From Gangs to Activism, Learning from Antong Lucky and his Redemptive Path

A path to redemption paved with inspiration is most rewarding. For Antong Lucky, inspiring others and sharing wisdom from his many trials and tribulations is his passion and his life’s mission. Former founder and leader of the Dallas 415 Bloods Gang, Lucky’s journey in and out of the U.S. prison system, as well as […]

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The Four Reasons Why Legacy Media is Struggling to Adjust
November 9, 2022

Darren Campo, Adjunct Professor at NYU Stern School of Business and SVP of Programming and Content Strategy at the Food Network, shares four reasons why giant legacy media companies are struggling to adjust to the modern media landscape. He points to decentralized competition from social media platforms, as well as exorbitant costs to build […]

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5 Ways To Come Up With Great Video Ideas

Video is one of the best ways to share your message with your community and grow your business. Videos are sharable, engaging and fun. They let you create a memorable connection with your audience and can lead to better conversions. That said, it takes some work to come up with great video ideas. Here are […]

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Short Form Videos Are Easy To Make

Short-form videos are everywhere nowadays. And, now, as platforms like TikTok, Instagram Reels, YouTube Shorts, Google, LinkedIn, and Pinterest expand their short-form offerings, brands are continuing to take notice. But what exactly is a short-form video and what makes them so appealing to brands? Short-form videos are usually between 15–30 seconds and they’re usually used […]

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How To Shoot Video With An iPhone

iPhone media production is an essential part of modern marketing and it is essential you know how to shoot video with an iPhone.  It’s no question that shooting video with your iPhone is the way of the future for modern marketing and media creation. It’s so simple, accessible and inexpensive to film, edit and publish […]

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How To Shoot Video With An iPhone
October 17, 2022

iPhone media production is an essential part of modern marketing and it is essential you know how to shoot video with an iPhone.  It’s no question that shooting video with your iPhone is the way of the future for modern marketing and media creation. It’s so simple, accessible and inexpensive to film, edit and publish […]

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Learning is Leadership

Ashley Andersen Zantop, Chief Executive Officer at Cambium Learning Group, wouldn’t be the leader she is today if it weren’t for the many people and experiences that shaped her journey. When she spoke with Knowledge is Power host Brandon Pfluger about her work life, she said the opportunity to live and work in places throughout […]

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Companies Will Shift Their Focus to Profitability for Their Path to Success

All companies should look at automated purchasing and compliance in today’s marketplace. Tyler Kern, and co-host Hunter Austin, Managing Partner of Kelley Austin, got some hot tips on the latest trend in automated payment control solutions from James Thomas, CEO and Founder of Itemize.  In the B2B space, where you need a lot more […]

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Companies Are More Comfortable Embracing Emerging Technologies to Boost Efficiency

There is a certain finesse to increasing profitability. Howie Rosenthal, Vice President of Customer Success with Blueprint Systems, spoke with Host Tyler Kern and Co-host and Managing Partner at Kelley Austin, Hunter Austin, about how businesses can create new efficiencies to maximize profitability. A key aspect to business profitability is making sure customers are seeing […]

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Companies Are More Comfortable Embracing Emerging Technologies to Boost Efficiency
September 8, 2022

There is a certain finesse to increasing profitability. Howie Rosenthal, Vice President of Customer Success with Blueprint Systems, spoke with Host Tyler Kern and Co-host and Managing Partner at Kelley Austin, Hunter Austin, about how businesses can create new efficiencies to maximize profitability. A key aspect to business profitability is making sure customers are seeing […]

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Inside the Mind of Bestselling Author Daniel Pink

Getting the chance to hear the inside scoop on how a bestselling author works and what they think of their work is an amazing experience. In this case, Daniel Pink, author of five New York Times bestsellers delivers a podcast to remember. New and loyal fans alike will enjoy hearing what Pink thinks of his […]

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Closing the Books: IC Systems

Lee Brockney is currently the Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis Manager at IC Systems. After 19 years with the company, he wears many hats today. He’s in charge of general project pricing, financial forecasting, cost analysis, budget, and other ad-hoc reporting. He’s also an active Chairman of the Innovation Committee. He’s poised to discuss […]

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The Impact of Tech Layoffs on Remote and Overseas Workforces

As businesses search for profitability in the face of a potential recession, many tech companies have made the difficult decision to layoff significant portions of their staff. But what, if any, impact does this trend have on the remote and overseas workforce? We asked Lach de Crespigny, Co-Founder of Revelo, to break down this impact and […]

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US Inflation Expectations Extend Retreat, Buoy Consumers’ Mood
January 30, 2023

(Bloomberg) — US short- and long-term inflation expectations improved at the end of January, helping to once again boost consumer sentiment. Respondents said they expect prices to advance 3.9% over the next year, the lowest since April 2021, the University of Michigan’s final survey reading showed Friday. The sentiment index climbed to 64.9 from earlier […]

Read More
NYSE Mayhem Traced to a Staffer Who Left a Backup System Running
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — More than 700 miles from Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange’s backup data center on Cermak Road in Chicago is supposed to safeguard US markets, standing by at all hours in case disaster ever strikes the world’s largest venue for trading shares. When markets are closed, it participates in a well-worn routine, […]

Read More
US Economy Cools Like the Fed Wants, Still Risks a Stall in 2023
January 26, 2023

(Bloomberg) — The US economy beat expectations in the last quarter of 2022, posting the kind of mild slowdown that the Federal Reserve wants to see as it attempts to tame inflation without choking off growth. Economists who dug into the details, though, saw enough warning signs – especially in weakening demand among American consumers […]

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Global Oil Demand Skyrockets with China Re-open for Business
January 26, 2023

Three years of strict COVID policies in China ended in December 2022. This reopening of China’s economy pushes global oil demand to hit its highest-ever level. International Energy Agency estimates indicate oil demand could surge by 1.9 million barrels per day for a record-setting 101.7 million barrels per day. “China will drive nearly half […]

Read More
Latest Round of Technology Job Cuts Comes From IBM, Lam Research
January 26, 2023

(Bloomberg) — Mass job cuts are accelerating at technology companies and being felt around the world. International Business Machines Corp. was the latest to announce it would cut about 3,900 jobs. Layoffs at Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., Microsoft Corp., Amazon.com Inc. and IBM combined have   eliminated nearly 44,000 positions in January. It’s a continuation of a worrying trend […]

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Kristina Gursky Promoted to Vice President of Healthcare Client Success
January 25, 2023

St. Paul, MN, January 24, 2023 – IC System, a nationally licensed collection agency headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, is proud to announce the promotion of Kristina Gursky to Vice President of Healthcare Client Success. Kristina will bring her extensive knowledge of the healthcare industry to this role. “Kristina came to IC System as a […]

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US Business Activity Shrinks for a Seventh Month, Prices Rise
January 24, 2023

(Bloomberg) — US business activity contracted for a seventh month, though at a more moderate pace, while a measure of input prices firmed in a sign of lingering inflationary pressures. The S&P Global flash January composite purchasing managers index rose 1.6 points to 46.6, the group reported Tuesday. Readings below 50 indicate falling activity. The […]

Read More
What’s in Store for 2023 With the Current Volatility in the Stock Market?
January 23, 2023

With the S&P 500 down at about 20% and the Nasdaq down at almost 30%, a lot of questions have been flying around about what’s causing the declines and volatility in the stock market. Many have said the market is just trying to balance itself after the spike during the COVID-19 period, while others […]

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Real Estate Prices are Falling, but Interest Rates are Rising. Manhattan Real Estate Sales are Dipping as a Result…What’s in Store for the Future?
January 23, 2023

Housing prices soared during the peak of the pandemic in 2020 at a 30-year record-high appreciation rate of two percent between May and July. The price tags in real estate are finally falling a bit, but the interest rates are going the opposite way, says Forbes. What is the result? The industry is seeing some […]

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