Considering a new deck? Avoid these pitfalls

            Considering a new deck? Avoid these pitfalls (BPT) – Homeowners across America enjoy entertaining guests and relaxing on decks, enjoying the great outdoors in a comfortable, room-like space that’s somewhat removed from the elements. Studies reveal adding a deck to your home pays for itself in resale value. A […]

Tips for an Active Outdoor Fall Season

        Tips for an Active Outdoor Fall Season (StatePoint) Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or a nature lover, you are likely going to be taking full advantage of the great fall weather by getting outdoors this season. Before heading out, consider the following tips to make the most of your time. Get […]

Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (2018) Revision 10

          Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (2018) Revision 10 Did you know that the “General”, “Special”, and “Cuban/North Korean” rates of duty for “Prepared explosives, other then propellant powders” imported into the United States is “Free”? Did you know that the “General”, “Special”, and “Cuban/North Korean” rates of duty […]

Bad Bank!

          Bad Bank A candidate for state office; in this case, for Florida State Commissioner of Agriculture, opens a campaign account at Wells Fargo. All is well, correct? Any bank would welcome new business, providing them more money on deposit that they can in turn use to make more money with, […]

Update on USPTO systems status and availability

          Patent Alert Update on USPTO systems status and availability As you may already know from our previous updates, the USPTO has been performing emergency IT maintenance since Wednesday morning due to an issue with the agency’s PALM database, which affects many of our patent filing and payment systems. This issue […]

USITC Publication 4817: The Year in Trade 2017

          The Year in Trade 2017 USITC Publication 4817 The USITC’s The Year in Trade is one of the government’s most comprehensive reports available regarding activities related to U.S. trade policies, agreements, and trade laws. The publication reviews U.S. international trade laws and actions under these laws, activities of the World […]

How to Recognize and Avoid College Scholarship Scams

          How to Recognize and Avoid College Scholarship Scams (StatePoint) Average college costs have doubled in the last two decades, and this financial pressure along with new technologies makes today’s students particularly vulnerable to financial aid and scholarship scams. “Scammers know to take advantage of those who are stressed,” says Robert […]

Why public transit is a key economic issue for growing cities

        Why public transit is a key economic issue for growing cities (BPT) – We’d love to take our daily commute for granted. Except, we can’t. It is essential that we continue to make public transportation as efficient as possible for commuters. Over the decades, as a nation we have put investing […]

Hearing better on and off the stage

      Hearing better on and off the stage (BPT) – Decades around loud music caused guitarist David Gellis to develop hearing loss. In a recent video, he shared his journey to better hearing. When music damages your ears Music has always been a huge part of Dave Gellis’ life. Both of his parents […]

3 trends that can stimulate small business growth

      3 trends that can stimulate small business growth (BPT) – Small businesses are far more influential than most people may realize. That influence is felt well beyond Main Street. Small businesses make up 99.7 percent of all businesses in the U.S., and these firms employ nearly half (48 percent) the workforce, according […]