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  • Cost to Mine Bitcoins Now Breaks Even With Rewards

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Mar 16, 2018
    Mining new bitcoins has now become so expensive that, in certain cases, the costs are breaking even with the rewards, leading some miners to rethink their approach. 
  • As Companies Tech Up, Finance Department Budgets Decline

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Mar 15, 2018
    Finance departments have been turning increasingly to software to take over jobs that humans used to do, which has led to a years-long trend of diminishing budgets that continued this year. 
  • What Employers Really Look At When Stalking Your Social Media

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Mar 14, 2018
    Nowadays it's a given that prospective employers (among others) will be stalking your social media accounts, but what exactly does that mean and what exactly are they looking at? 
  • Study: Air Pollution Saps Productivity, Even In Office Jobs

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Mar 13, 2018
    A decade-long study looking at workers in various industries has found that air pollution has a direct correlation with productivity, finding that workers are less effective when air quality is poor, even for those in office jobs. 
  • Study: Disney Trained Young People to Dread Work

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Mar 12, 2018
    A recent study analyzed children's films from Disney and found that in pretty much all of them bosses are portrayed negatively and work is seen as endless drudgery and toil, which the study authors say could have shaped generational perceptions about the nature of work and the organizations for which we perform it. 
  • What to Do When You Have an Elusive Boss

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Mar 9, 2018
    While no one likes being micromanaged by their boss, neither do they like being left to flail around without input or direction, but this is what happens when your boss is often unavailable. How do you deal?
  • Deloitte UK Says It Pays Women 43 Percent Less

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Mar 8, 2018
    Deloitte UK, as part of new disclosure requirements, reported that the average woman in the company is paid 43 percent less than the average man.
  • 66 Percent of Millennials Have 0 Retirement Savings

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Mar 7, 2018
    A study from the National Institute of Retirement Security has found that 66 percent of people between the ages of 21 and 32 have literally zero saved for retirement. 
  • Poll: Shopping While Drunk Costs Americans $447 Annually

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Mar 6, 2018
    A survey of 2,000 Americans has found that purchases made while drunk, whether for a slice of pizza or cab fare or a funny hat you've just GOT to have because people will think it's hilarious, adds up to an average of $447 per year. 
  • Despite Working, Near 1 in 4 Millennials Rely on Parental Supplements

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Mar 5, 2018
    Despite holding down jobs of their own, a recent survey has found that 24 percent of those aged 18-34, typically referred to as "millennials," still get financial help from their parents. 
  • Fed Chair Warns Rising Student Debt Could Be Affecting Economy

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Mar 1, 2018
    Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, speaking before Congress, warned that rising student debt levels could become a drag on the economy. 
  • Moon May Soon Get Cell Service

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 28, 2018
    Ever been on the moon and wanted to send a picture to your friends, but you've got no bars? Sure it annoying. That's one of the reasons why, as part of the first privately-funded moon mission in history, companies plan to put a 4G mobile network on the lunar surface. 
  • Credit Card Debt Over $11,525 Is Dating Dealbreaker for 75 Percent of Americans

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 27, 2018
    Carrying around a lot of credit card debt does not exactly help one's dating prospects, but how much is too much? A recent survey says that the magic number is $11,525. 
  • Of the 902 New Cryptocurrencies Launched in 2017, 46 Percent Have Failed

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 26, 2018
    Everyone, it seems, has been talking about cryptocurrencies, and more than one savvy entrepreneur has thought about developing one of their own. But before buying into the latest Initial Coin Offering (ICO), take note that a recent study has found that, of the 902 ICOs launched last year 46 percent have already failed. 
  • Entrance to Top 1 Percent Costs $480,930

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 23, 2018
    Recent IRS statistics show that to be counted as among the top 1 percent of the country in terms of income, one must make at least $480,930. 
  • Nasdaq Suggests That Just Putting "Blockchain" In Your Name May Be Misleading Investors

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 22, 2018
    Nasdaq recently suggested that the company formerly known as Long Island Iced Tea and Long Blockchain Corp. more recently, may be misleading investors and has threatened to delist the unprofitable business. 
  • Economists Estimate "Pokemon Go" Responsible for $2B to $7.3B in Damage

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 21, 2018
    An upcoming paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research says that, within the first 150 days of its release, the hit game "Pokemon Go" was responsible for between $2 billion to $7.3 billion in property and equipment damage.
  • NYC Millennials Breaking Budgets on Housing Costs

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 20, 2018
    A survey of over 1,000 renters and homeowners across New York City has found that, while a sizable chunk of city dwellers spend more on housing than what they initially budgeted for, millennials are the most over-extended in terms of keeping a roof over their heads. 
  • When Small Talk Runs Out

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 16, 2018
    You're talking to someone at a networking event and have reached the stage in the conversation where you've exhausted all the regular small talk topics at your disposal. Now you're both kinda shuffling around awkwardly as you scope out the room for someone to save you from this situation. But perhaps you can salvage this talk? 
  • Graduating Students Now Face Average of $37,172 Debt Load

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 15, 2018
    The average student debt load for new graduates is now $37,172, a dramatic increase of $20,000 over the past 13 years.