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Entrust CEO and Congressman Burgess Outline Cyber Defense Needs

Without clear protection and guidelines, small- to mid-sized enterprises need to defend assets against online attacks, cybersecurity expert says DALLAS, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Entrust, Inc., a global leader in securing online identities and information, today participated in a cybersecurity forum in Highland Village, Texas. Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner joined U.S. Congressman Michael C. Burgess (TX-26), M.D., as well as University of North Texas senior technology director Charlotte Russell, ...

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ACA of Texas Offers Financial Literacy Tips for Parents

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With Texas students from kindergarten to college heading back to school, adding financial literacy to your child’s curriculum this fall can teach invaluable skills for today and in the future. “It’s never too early or too late to talk with your kids about personal finances,” said ACA of TexasPresident Jack Fischer. As outlined in USA Today’s special supplement on youth ...

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Sixty-Nine Percent of Business Owners Do Not Plan on Hiring Within the Next Year

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NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Newtek Business Services, NASDAQ: NEWT, The Small Business Authority’s Authority Market Sentiment Survey, a monthly window into the concerns of independent business owners. Based on a poll of approximately 1,100 respondents, one of the key findings from the August survey was that 69 percent of small business owners do not plan on hiring.  Two other questions in ...

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National Suit Drive Helps Unemployed Americans Suit Up for Success

Men’s Wearhouse Fourth Annual National Suit Drive Collects over 80,000 Clothing Items for Job Seekers HOUSTON, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — For the fourth year, Men’s Wearhouse has held a successful National Suit Drive, the country’s largest collection of gently used professional attire. The company devoted the month of August to encouraging patrons to transform their unwanted businesswear into a second chance ...

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AT&T to Bring 5,000 Call Center Jobs Back to U.S. Following T-Mobile Merger Closing

DALLAS, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today committed that after closing its proposed merger with T-Mobile USA, it will bring back 5,000 wireless call center jobs to the United States that today are outsourced to other countries. Today’s commitment results from AT&T developing detailed analysis focused specifically on identifying opportunities with the T-Mobile merger to bring good-paying wireless call center jobs ...

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Workplace Rights for Illegals? Be My Guest (worker)

Today, U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis signed “partnership” agreements with representatives from Latin American countries in order to “protect the labor rights” of workers, both legal and illegal.  Says Solis, “No matter how you got here or how long you plan to stay, you have certain rights. You have the right to be safe and in a healthy workplace and ...

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Blood Letting

From Hippocrates to the 19th century, medicine was based on the theory of the four humors. It was believed that all diseases and ailments were caused by in-balances between yellow bile, black bile, blood and phlegm.  For thousands of years all treatments based on this theory did damage, the most well known treatment being blood letting. Despite obvious correlationsbetween treatment and ...

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Illegal Immigrants Now Have Rights

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis today (29 Aug 2011) signed “partnership” agreements with ambassadors from a group of Latin American nations aiming to protect what she described as the labor rights of both legal and illegal migrants working in the United States. The agreements are to educate migrant workers, regardless of how they got here, about their rights under U.S. ...

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For the People, By the People, Of the People

The devastation Irene caused can now be the center for job creation by the people running this country. As they continue to try to sell the idea that food stamps, welfare, and unemployment all stimulate the economy, hence so does Irene. With that type of logic we should applaud all natural disasters since they are job creators according to this ...

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MMFA: Charitable Chumps

This morning I spent a little quality time over at the Media Matters for America, otherwise known as “All Fox News, All the Time”.  You may also know it as the “Glenn Beck, Glenn Beck, Glenn Beck” site.  I don’t head over there too often.  If I want to know what Fox News is doing I’ll turn on the TV. ...

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Lemonade Concessioneers to Unionize Due to ‘Big Mean Government’

Young lemonade stand owners across America have been the subject of government witch hunts for the last few months. Local governments have been shutting down stands owned by children trying to make a little extra summer cash to pay for pet food, toys and trips to amusement parks. The government crack-down has all but dashed those hopes. Now, the youthful concessioneers are ...

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Consumer Confidence Index Drops to Lowest Since April 2009

Indicative of a recession, the Conference Board’s consumer confidence index dropped to 44.5 vs. last months 59.2. That represents the lowest showing of consumer sentiment since spring of 2009. The number was heavily weighed down by a very poor showing in the forward-looking Expectations Index portion of the total score. This represents  Says Lynn Franco, Director of The Conference Board ...

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Save Gibson – Vote Out a Democrat

The news of the Obama Department of Justice’s witch hunt on Gibson is plastered across the internet. What’s not equally as noteworthy is any real admonition from Democrats. Where is the outcry from the imaginary protector of the arts and artists? As usual, caught between special interest groups. Leftist politicians would have to choose between three groups of supporters. First, there are ...

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A Price No Man Can Pay.

While at work today, I was facepainting a little boy. He was about five years old. His mom came over (his older brother had been watching over him) and said, “Oh, you should have gotten your brother’s name written on your arm.” I learned, as she began to share, that her son was killed. Blunt force trauma to the head, by ...

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