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A new twist on the impact of technology on productivity and job growth

Government officials and economists the world over have had great difficulty, especially in developed countries, in stimulating job growth to a material degree in their respective economies, ever since the millennium crossover. Productivity has continued its steady rise up the scale, but according to most economics textbooks, these gains are supposed to lead to more jobs, higher wages, and greater wealth accumulation, but such has not been the case for a disturbingly lengthy period of time.

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What Are Shares?

Shares, just like the name, signifies the ownership of a business. A business needs money to start. In order to raise enough money to start a business, the initiator calls up a meeting among the people who want to take part in the business. They put their money together as their contributions to the business. And then they will get the receipts that show their investment makes them, the investors, part-owners of the company.

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World economic crash – The visible upshot of global debt

The world economic system refers to the world’s nations, their individual financial systems, and the associations that connect them in an international marketplace. However, the total collapse of the American housing market [2007] and the global economic disruption that trailed in 2008 brought the phrase “economic meltdown” into focus. For people crushed under a heavy load of credit card debt, a debt settlement program provides them with a sigh of relief. Times are tough and it’s now an accepted fact that a majority of the people are handling some sort of debt or the other. Whether it’s US or Europe, people are finding it difficult to make ends meet, despite working hard.

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The Value of Home: What Determines Property Values

appraising property valuesThere have been countless articles, interviews, news segments, and specials devoted to the current housing crisis.  Foreclosures have, sadly, become a very real and almost daily occurrence in many cities.  Prices fluctuate wildly, and property taxes are leaving some homeowners out in the cold.  For people trying to sell their homes in the current housing landscape, deciding how to price their property can feel like walking a tightrope.  Multiple factors affect property value, and without a clear understanding of them, a homeowner can find themselves in possession of a home that has lost value, or unable to sell their property because the value is too high.

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What is a Closing Agent?

For some transactions it can be very beneficial to have a neutral party. Such an individual can liaise between the buyer and seller to ensure that everything proceeds correctly. Such a service isn’t required for most daily transactions, but it can be vital for more important transactions. A closing agent is an individual who is often used during the final stages of a property deal. This person will ensure that all the documentation is as it should be and that all the right steps are taken to finalize the deal. They also ensure a smooth transition of the property from the seller to the buyer.

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What is Amway?

Pyramid selling has developed a bit of a bad reputation over the years. Many experts view this type of business model as a type of scam. It needs to be said that some pyramid selling enterprises are better than others. By far the most well known and successful seller that uses this technique is Amway. This company was set up back in 1959 and is hugely successful. It currently employs about 13,000 people and makes about $9.2 billion each year in revenue.

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What is a Slush Fund?

The words ‘slush fund’ have developed a very negative connotation over the years. This is largely due to the fact that such money is often associated with breaking the law. There have been plenty of sensational media stories where corrupt politicians or business people have had money hidden away in their slush fund. Although this type of set aside money is often viewed negatively there are actually some very legitimate reasons for why a business or organization might have such a fund. Read the rest of this entry »

What is Data Analysis?

Raw data can be hard to make use of unless it can be arranged into something more organized. Data analysis is a way to take this information and turn it into something that is far more useful. By working the data correctly it is possible to get the most value from it. There is also a dark side to data analysis though. In the hands of an expert it is possible to use the raw data to support almost any agenda. For this reason it is always important to think critically when dealing with this type of statistics. This involves understanding a bit about how such analysis is conducted and how it can be manipulated.

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