Seattle Dog Recognizes the Benefits of Public Transit; Takes Herself to the Dog Park on Bus Line

Posted on January 20, 2015February 5, 2015Categories Business, Leadership   Leave a comment on Seattle Dog Recognizes the Benefits of Public Transit; Takes Herself to the Dog Park on Bus Line

Gas prices have now fallen below $2 per gallon in states across the country, hitting $1.95 in some cities on the West Coast. Although many people are probably taking advantage of the cheap prices at the pump by driving more, there’s another ripple effect — more people are also using public transportation, due to lower ticket prices. Bus passengers in Seattle, however, may find themselves with an unusual seatmate — a friendly black lab named Eclipse. Seattle is a very … Continue reading “Seattle Dog Recognizes the Benefits of Public Transit; Takes Herself to the Dog Park on Bus Line”

Want Your Marriage to Last? It Might Be as Simple as Spending Less on the Ceremony

Posted on January 19, 2015February 5, 2015Categories Economy   Leave a comment on Want Your Marriage to Last? It Might Be as Simple as Spending Less on the Ceremony

The rate of failure for American marriages is notoriously abysmal. According to the American Psychological Association, as many as 40 to 50% of marriages will end in divorce. This means that of the 180 or so marriages that take place in New York City alone on any given day, nearly 90 are doomed to fail from the start. But what if there was a way to ensure that your marriage lasts and doesn’t just become another statistic? The solution to … Continue reading “Want Your Marriage to Last? It Might Be as Simple as Spending Less on the Ceremony”

As Flu Rates Increase, Urgent Care Clinics Expand Their Locations

Posted on January 13, 2015Categories HeadlinesTags , , ,   Leave a comment on As Flu Rates Increase, Urgent Care Clinics Expand Their Locations

Everyone knows that, during the colder winter months, the flu — a viral infection that targets the body’s respiratory system — can run rampant. However, many people may be surprised to hear that this common condition can be fatal, especially when it is contracted by patients who are very old or very young. For this reason, doctors typically recommend that patients get a yearly flu vaccination and seek out medical care if they experience any symptoms. Now, due to the … Continue reading “As Flu Rates Increase, Urgent Care Clinics Expand Their Locations”

Will More Body Cameras Really Help Solve the Issue of Police Brutality?

Posted on January 5, 2015February 5, 2015Categories Headlines, Technology   Leave a comment on Will More Body Cameras Really Help Solve the Issue of Police Brutality?

With a simmering distrust brewing between minority communities and police departments across the nation, the call for police body cameras is growing louder. However, critics argue that more body cameras will not offer a viable solution. At the beginning of December, the White House asked for $263 million in funding for more police body cameras and training. On December 16, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that the City of Angels would buy 7,000 body cameras for police, using about $1 … Continue reading “Will More Body Cameras Really Help Solve the Issue of Police Brutality?”

Swiss Legislators Agree to Stricter Financial Guidelines for FIFA and IOC

Posted on December 23, 2014February 5, 2015Categories Business, Financing, Taxes & Law   Leave a comment on Swiss Legislators Agree to Stricter Financial Guidelines for FIFA and IOC

Switzerland’s parliament recently passed a bill with the intention of curbing corruption by increasing the financial scrutiny of over 60 international sports bodies, including FIFA and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The new set of stricter laws, known as “Lex FIFA” (FIFA law), are a direct response to several years of corruption allegations. Swiss lawmakers voted 128 to 62 in favor of reforming a more inclusive bill based on the strict guidelines created by the intergovernmental Financial Action Task Force … Continue reading “Swiss Legislators Agree to Stricter Financial Guidelines for FIFA and IOC”

Real Estate Market Recovery Rate Becomes Wobbly as Housing Rates Fall

Posted on December 18, 2014November 25, 2020Categories Economy, Investing   Leave a comment on Real Estate Market Recovery Rate Becomes Wobbly as Housing Rates Fall

The residential real estate market made a strong post-recession comeback, even thriving in certain areas of the U.S., especially the heartland. However, the market is experiencing a setback for the first time in three months following a startling November report. According to figures from the Commerce Department in Washington, in the first drop since August housing rates fell 1.6% to a 1.03 million annualized rate, a decrease from October’s 1.05 million pace which was stronger than anticipated. The culprit behind … Continue reading “Real Estate Market Recovery Rate Becomes Wobbly as Housing Rates Fall”

California Supreme Court Agrees To Evaluate Constitutionality of Medical Malpractice Damages Cap

Posted on December 9, 2014Categories Taxes & LawTags , ,   Leave a comment on California Supreme Court Agrees To Evaluate Constitutionality of Medical Malpractice Damages Cap

After California voters in November voted against a proposal to raise the state’s cap on medical malpractice damages, it appears that the state’s Supreme Court will have the final say on the matter, and could very well decide to rule against popular opinion. The state’s current malpractice cap is $250,000, and it has been in place for 39 years since California passed the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act in 1975. Proposition 46 would have raised the cap to $1.1 million, … Continue reading “California Supreme Court Agrees To Evaluate Constitutionality of Medical Malpractice Damages Cap”