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Retailers Face “Returns Tsunami” as Try-Before-You-Buy Trend Intensifies

A new report released today highlights the hidden dangers to retail stemming from online businesses, such as Amazon’s new Prime Wardrobe, Trunk Club, Stitch Fix, Warby Parker, and ASOS, which have introduced Try Before You Buy (TBYB) options for customers. The trend is threatening to overwhelm retailers – many of which are already reaching crisis point – with a huge surge of intentional returns that may ...

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Orbitz says 880,000 accounts compromised in data breach

Orbitz announced today that it has identified and remediated a data security incident affecting a legacy travel booking platform. “While conducting an investigation of a legacy Orbitz platform, we determined on March 1, 2018 that there was evidence suggesting that, between October 1, 2017 and December 22, 2017, an attacker may have accessed personal information stored on this consumer and business partner platform,” the company ...

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Basic Knowledge About Java

Although Java programming language was introduced back in 1995, it is still widely used all over world. This software is particularly popular thanks to its simplicity. Moreover, Java helps to power different applications. That is the reason why every educated person working in an IT industry should know the basics of this programming language. If you have never worked with ...

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Two Million Americans Got Off Food Stamps In Trump’s First Year

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  by Michael Bastasch The number of food stamp dependent Americans hit a six-year low in President Donald Trump’s first year in office, reflecting an improving economy and falling unemployment, according to a U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) report. An average of 42.2 million Americans participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program in 2017, which is an 11 percent ...

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HBI And The Home Depot Foundation Partner To Tackle Labor Shortage

HBI and The Home Depot Foundation have partnered to train transitioning military members and other new tradespeople to help address the ongoing skilled labor shortage in the building industry. Beginning with a $1.145 million grant to fund the continuation of HBI’s Military and Veterans Program at Fort Stewart, Ga., and start new operations at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, N.C., The Home Depot Foundation is committed to working with HBI to set ...

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U.S. Labor Market Tightens as Employers Report Sustained Demand for Skilled Workers

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Employment Outlook remains optimistic at +18% driven by Leisure & Hospitality (+28%) as the economy picks up and Americans dine out Employers in Manufacturing report biggest growth in hiring plans, up +7% from Q2 2017 Employers in the Midwest again report the most optimistic Outlook in the U.S. U.S. employer hiring confidence is staying strong in Q2 2018 as one ...

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Most Remarkable Inventions in the Last Decade – How InventHelp could Help You

Over the centuries there have been many great inventions that have revolutionized people’s lives. When you think about the various inventions that have changed our lives, it is amazing to think how we would cope without them. In the past, many inventors struggled when it came to bringing their inventions to market. Fortunately, these days things have changed. For those ...

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Presidential Order Regarding the Proposed Takeover of Qualcomm Incorporated by Broadcom Limited [full text]

President Donald Trump issued an executive order prohibiting the takeover of Qualcomm by Broadcom based on the outcome of a review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) – the same panel that allowed Russia to purchase Uranium One and 20% of America’s uranium reserves under President Obama. Broadcom was in the process of redomiciling into the ...

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Survey: How Americans Plan to Use Tax Refunds

Eighty percent of Americans expecting a tax refund this year plan to save 25 percent or more, according to a new SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) survey. Other plans for tax refunds include paying down debt (35 percent), travel/entertainment (22 percent), retail purchases (18 percent) and home improvement (13 percent). “This may be the year consumers give themselves breathing room ...

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Conference Board: Strong Job Growth to Continue

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The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) sharply increased in February, after increasing in January. The index now stands at 107.74, up from a revised 106.50 in January. The change represents a 5.6 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago. “The Employment Trends Index accelerated further in February, suggesting that strong job growth is likely to continue ...

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Earning Extra Money Toward Your Vacation

At this time of the year, many people start to think about their summer vacation and plan where they want to go. However, there is more to planning a vacation than just choosing a destination. You also need to ensure you have the necessary funds to go to the destination of your choice and in some cases, this means coming ...

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Study: Offshore energy development will significantly increase jobs, domestic spending, investments and state revenues

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According to new economic studies released today, opening the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to offshore oil and natural gas development would be an economic catalyst – promoting U.S. jobs, investments, and increased tax revenue – for states across the country. “The oil and natural gas industry is a major contributor to the American economy and helps meet America’s constantly increasing ...

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