Author Archives: Claire Moore

Online retailers get their wish: New Facebook advertising campaign tool provides customer tracking while protecting privacy

On Friday, November 16, 2012, Facebook announced the roll-out of a new conversion tool that  would allow online retailers to track those who visit their site by first clicking on their Facebook ad. The new customer tracking tool is the latest advertising … Continue reading

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Election 2012: What will an Obama second term mean for the small business owner?

Now that election 2012 is over, pundits have begun speculating as to what an Obama second term will mean for the small business owner. Many worry about the impending fiscal cliff, which was set in motion last year when the … Continue reading

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Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act (PPACA) — Obamacare — Boon for small businesses

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) known informally as Obamacare, has owners of small businesses worried about costs and compliance issues. As a result, most are delaying expansion and hiring decisions until after the first of the year. … Continue reading

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Online retailers face online sales tax requirement — Small business tax exemption available

It’s been a month since California and five other states began the requirement that online retailers collect sales tax from customers who reside in their states. This differs from current online sales tax laws in 45 states that require retailers … Continue reading

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High cost of workplace bullying: Horrible bosses beware

Horrible bosses, beware. Reports of workplace bullying are on the rise and now legislation is pending in New Jersey that could place employers at risk for lawsuits. The bill known as the Healthy Workplace Bill has drawn the attention of … Continue reading

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Spike in student loan default rate: Rising cost of college spurs alternatives to filling the skills gap

On Saturday, September 29, 2012, the Education Department disclosed that the student loan default rate for the first three years that a student is required to pay has risen to an all-time high of 13.4 percent. The worst offenders were … Continue reading

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New economic stimulus by the Federal Reserve aims to lower unemployment rate

On Thursday, September 13, 2012, the Federal Reserve announced that it would begin a third economic stimulus by purchasing $40 billion of mortgage-backed securities each month. The announcement went on to say that the buying would continue until the labor … Continue reading

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Big question for Election Day 2012 campaign: Are you better off?

As this year’s campaign grinds closer to Election Day 2012, the question on everyone’s mind is, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” The query is reminiscent of election year 1980 when Republican candidate Ronald Reagan … Continue reading

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Time to save the middle class: Income inequality legacy of economic recovery

We are two years into economic recovery from the Great Recession and so far it appears that the legacy of this recovery will be greater income inequality and perhaps the end of the middle class as we know it. A … Continue reading

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Samsung vs Apple one of many tech industry patent lawsuits

The patent lawsuits of Apple vs Samsung and Samsung vs Apple hit a lull this week when the parties failed to reach an agreement on how to narrow the scope of the claims at issue in the case. Each company … Continue reading

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