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Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP): Its Concept and Effects
Posted on February 24, 2015

The U.S. Treasury Department recently announced that the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) for banks and the Detroit bailouts yielded $15.35 billion in profits. For those who don't remember much about TARP and how it all started, here is a quick recap! Owing to the 2007-2008 subprime crisis, global credit markets came to a near [...]

Fleet Farming: CCB's Commitment to 1% for the Planet
Posted on February 2, 2015

In the race to grow our businesses and make profits, how often do we spare a thought about the environment? Food, water and energy are indispensable for our survival, but in the process of obtaining the same, we frequently create havoc in the very eco-system that sustains us. To address the issue of our deteriorating [...]

China Cuts Interest Rates, Lends Support to Floundering Economy
Posted on January 26, 2015

Late last year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) and Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500 rounded off five straight weeks of stock gains by hitting new closing highs. The S&P 500 closed at a new all-time finishing high of 2063.5, while the Dow set a new record by closing at 17,810. One of the reasons [...]

How to make big money while helping others.
Posted on January 14, 2015

Hello friends and colleagues, If your passion is only a hobby for you, then no need to take action. However, if you are serious about getting paid to live your passion then you need to check this out right now. A good friend of mine (she is sharp as a tack) has just figured out [...]

Following in the Fed's Footsteps, Average Credit Card Rates Jump to 15.05%
Posted on January 5, 2015

As far as credit card rates are concerned, for most people the good times may now be heading towards an end. According to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report, interest rates on new card offers rose to 15.05% last week. This increase marks a one-year high, and follows in the footsteps of the Federal [...]

Hiring and Retaining the Best Millennials
Posted on December 29, 2014

Many employers sing the same refrain when it comes to hiring millennials (the youngsters in the professional work force, typically 20-35 years of age). They complain that millennials are more concerned with their vacation time than anything else. They say their work ethic isn't up to par when compared to their older counterparts. They are annoyed [...]

Employee or Independent Contractor? Which is Better?
Posted on December 22, 2014

When looking to acquire more talent, savvy companies seriously consider both options – hiring a full-time employee or engaging an independent contractor. Many, but certainly not all, companies need some full time staff for a base level of work and to maintain consistency. Moreover, many companies, especially service companies, have workload peaks and valleys. When [...]

How to Combat Rising Health Costs
Posted on December 16, 2014

Even people who have never heard of GEICO know that health care costs have been skyrocketing over the last few years. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, many companies may see a further increase in their premiums. Although escalating health care expenditures is a worrying issue for both small and large businesses, these[...]

There’s Reason to be Encouraged about the Economy
Posted on December 11, 2014

How about some good news for a change? Over the past three months, the nation's economic output has grown at an even faster rate than most experts predicted. As a result, we are witnessing the economy's strongest six-month performance in more than 10 years. And with the holiday shopping craziness just ahead, experts are very [...]

Apple Pay: What You Should Know about Apple's New Mobile Wallet System
Posted on December 1, 2014

Apple Pay, the new mobile wallet by Apple, is the latest and most talked about payment platform to hit the technology sector. Through Apple Pay, buyers can use the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or Apple Watch to pay for items or services without reaching for a plastic credit card. By linking phones or [...]