Vermont’s Williston Selectboard Approves Settlement Payout Over Roof Collapse Insurance Dispute

Posted on May 26, 2016, Updated May 26, 2016Categories Featured News   Leave a comment on Vermont’s Williston Selectboard Approves Settlement Payout Over Roof Collapse Insurance Dispute

After two years, the dispute between the Town of Williston and a construction company they hired to build the new Williston Department of Public Works headquarters has finally reached a conclusion. According to the Burlington Free Press, the Williston Selectboard approved the payment of $10,000 to South Burlington-based Neagley and Chase Construction Co. The lawsuit was filed in April of 2015 by the building firm that claimed Williston did not have adequate insurance coverage during the construction of the Public … Continue reading “Vermont’s Williston Selectboard Approves Settlement Payout Over Roof Collapse Insurance Dispute”

Shopping Malls Are Failing As Online Retailers Rise to the Occasion, Government Reports

Posted on May 18, 2016, Updated May 18, 2016Categories Featured News   Leave a comment on Shopping Malls Are Failing As Online Retailers Rise to the Occasion, Government Reports

It looks like our American shopping malls are on their last legs. Online shopping has become so popular with consumers that brick-and-mortar stores face a questionable future. A report released by the federal government last week showed that Americans are slowly but surely spending more money per month. They are eating out more often and buying more expensive products, for a total of 1.3% growth. Yet beyond eating at local restaurants, the report indicates that more consumers are opening their … Continue reading “Shopping Malls Are Failing As Online Retailers Rise to the Occasion, Government Reports”

Teen and Snapchat Facing Lawsuit After Head-On Collision

Posted on May 13, 2016Categories Featured News   Leave a comment on Teen and Snapchat Facing Lawsuit After Head-On Collision

Wentworth Maynard, a Georgia man, is suing a teenager who hit him in a head-on collisions, along with the mobile app that might have caused it. The lawsuit claims that Christal McGee, 18, was using Snapchat’s speed filter — which adds a user’s speed to a photo and Snapchat awards them with a “trophy” for posting their speed — at the time of the accident. We’ve come a long way since 1976 when Kodak owned 90% of all market shares … Continue reading “Teen and Snapchat Facing Lawsuit After Head-On Collision”

Chinese Search Engine Baidu Under Governmental Investigation After Death of User

Posted on May 10, 2016, Updated May 11, 2016Categories Featured News   Leave a comment on Chinese Search Engine Baidu Under Governmental Investigation After Death of User

Virtually 95% of all Internet experiences begin with a search engine, whether it be search engine giant Google, or others like Bing and Yahoo. But, in China there is only one. Baidu shares 70% of the Chinese Internet market and abides by strict Chinese laws to filter out political information deemed by the government as illegal or harmful. Since Google is blocked in China, its people are forced to use Baidu to get all of their information. And now the … Continue reading “Chinese Search Engine Baidu Under Governmental Investigation After Death of User”

Metro Detroit Real Estate Market Rapidly Improving as Economy Continues to Rebound

Posted on May 4, 2016, Updated May 4, 2016Categories Economy   Leave a comment on Metro Detroit Real Estate Market Rapidly Improving as Economy Continues to Rebound

Detroit’s economy is finally showing signs of improvement, and these positive signs are beginning to trickle down to the city’s housing market. According to MLive.com, a first-quarter market report from the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) shows that homes in Metro Detroit are now selling in less than two months, which marks a considerable improvement from just a few years ago. In the past three months, sales of existing houses throughout Detroit have increased by about 7%. This coincides … Continue reading “Metro Detroit Real Estate Market Rapidly Improving as Economy Continues to Rebound”