Chronic Pain Continues to Cost Americans More Money Than Any Other Illness

Posted on November 17, 2015Categories Featured   Leave a comment on Chronic Pain Continues to Cost Americans More Money Than Any Other Illness

While the physical effects of chronic pain are obvious, experts say that the government’s inability to make systemic changes that help those who suffer is costing Americans more money than any other illness. According to the Minnesota Post, chronic pain continues to become more common throughout the country, specifically in women, minorities, and individuals with limited economic resources. Considering these disturbing trends, many feel as if the government isn’t doing enough to nip this problem in the bud. Critics point … Continue reading “Chronic Pain Continues to Cost Americans More Money Than Any Other Illness”

Are We Seeing a New Age in Technology Companies?

Posted on November 9, 2015Categories Featured, Featured News   Leave a comment on Are We Seeing a New Age in Technology Companies?

While new technologies are always on the rise, one of the most recent and revolutionary services is cloud computing. Because of the ease of use, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness that this technology offers, companies are quickly moving to take advantage. According to Business Insider, Amazon’s cloud-computing business, Amazon Web Services (AWS), is growing rapidly and is estimated to be worth as much as $160 billion on its own. This number could even grow considering that by 2018, more than 60% of … Continue reading “Are We Seeing a New Age in Technology Companies?”

Are United States Security Programs at Risk of Breaches Themselves?

Posted on November 5, 2015Categories Featured, Featured News   Leave a comment on Are United States Security Programs at Risk of Breaches Themselves?

As the technological age continues to expand, exceedingly more information is being stored digitally. Even though this allows for easier access and larger storage, the security risks involved are substantially more dangerous than previous methods of data storage. Recently, America has come under fire on numerous occasions from cyber security breaches, with nearly a 680% increase in security breaches over the past six years. According to Naked Security, a new strategy was unveiled by the White House focusing on modernizing … Continue reading “Are United States Security Programs at Risk of Breaches Themselves?”

Data Finds Variable Annuity Market Seeing Some Positive Changes

Posted on November 4, 2015Categories Featured, Featured News   Leave a comment on Data Finds Variable Annuity Market Seeing Some Positive Changes

The variable annuity market is showing signs of growth, according to new data from the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI). This is in stark contrast to recent trends in the industry, which had seen variable annuities steadily declining, but that was not the case this past quarter where they increased by 12% from the previous quarter and even beat out fixed annuities by 2 percentage points, according to the financial magazine FA-Mag.com. “It makes sense,” says Andy Barnett of Sarasota, FL-based … Continue reading “Data Finds Variable Annuity Market Seeing Some Positive Changes”

Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

Posted on November 2, 2015Categories Featured, Featured News   Leave a comment on Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

U.S. government employees are rejoicing after President Obama recently signed an order that would require all federal employers to offer paid sick leave to workers, starting in 2017. According to the┬áNational Law Review, the executive order will apply to those with contracts to work with the federal government that were either solicited or awarded on or after Jan. 1, 2017. Once it’s in effect, the legislation will allow all federal contractors to accrue one hour of paid sick leave for … Continue reading “Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors”