Year: 2014

Take Advantage of November’s Small Business Saturday

The holiday season is here and with it comes special promotions from business owners and retailers. What serves as the signature kickoff to the busy buying period is Black Friday. Last year in the four day stretch after Thanksgiving, retailers made more than $57 billion, according to the National Retail Federation, with 141 million people hitting the stores to take advantage of deep discounts. But... Read Article

Plan For Your Future: Buy Life Insurance As A Young Adult

With the struggle to manage burdensome student loans, balance the cost of mortgages and meet the endless barrage of other living expenses, why should life insurance be a priority for us as young adults? The answer is simple: it provides invaluable protection for our family’s financial future. We spend so much of our time and energy working to provide the best life for our loved... Read Article

Top 10 Tricks To Protect Yourself From Cyber Crime

October is normally associated with Halloween and ghosts and goblins, but for the last 10 years it’s been National Cyber Security Awareness month. As evidenced by the rising number of successful attacks against high-profile targets, cyber crime is on the rise. With that in mind, here are OpenDNS’ top 10 cyber security tips and tricks to protect yourself. Realize that you are an attractive target... Read Article

Air Bag Recalls Renew Doubts About Carmakers’ Responses to Defects

A deepening crisis involving deadly air bags is shaking confidence in the ability of automakers including Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. to ensure the safety of millions of U.S. drivers. Toyota is advising U.S. owners to keep passengers out of front seats until defective Takata Corp. air bag parts are replaced, four months after following the same procedure in Japan. Takata faces investigations... Read Article

USGS Raises Risk Level of Earthquake for Nation

As a general rule, earthquakes are fairly rare events, certainly the ones that can bring substantial damage. However, a new assessment from the U.S. Geological Survey suggests that the chances of one developing has risen for much of the country. Approximately 85% of the U.S. - or 42 of the 50 states - has a "reasonable chance" of experiencing an earthquake in the next half-century,... Read Article