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The 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results in mathematics and reading were released, and the results indicate modest gains nationally with substantial gains in Tennessee and the District of Columbia. Dubbed "The Nation’s Report Card," the NAEP test is widely considered an accurate assessment of student learning in the United States.
Here are some of the findings from the 2013 test:
The problems with Healthcare.gov aren’t limited to people trying to buy individual health insurance coverage. The Washington Post reports on small business owners’ frustrations.
One Alexandria, Virginia business owner is pulling his hair out because he can’t create an account:
Anytime you base your business model on the fashion whims of teenagers, you know it’s going to be a rough ride, admitted Osiris Shoes President and CEO Tony Chen.
But what Chen didn’t expect was to have to fight a continuous, global battle to protect his innovative designs.
Small business owners are open to making simple, inexpensive or no-cost changes to their workplace as a way to keep employees happy on the job. The Wall Street Journal ran an article on this very topic suggesting that little perks can mean a lot to your staff.
I agree that many little perks work well in a small business environment and are things that large firms often can’t offer or accommodate. However, as the adage goes, “look before you leap.” Here are some of their suggestions …with the caveats the article failed to mention.
A new polls finds that a large majority of Americans support immigration reform, and that supporting it may be a political positive for elected officials.
“All right, move on — nothing to see here!”
Those are the words of the hapless Lt. Frank Drebin in the iconic movie, The Naked Gun, as he feebly attempts to distract bystanders from the fireworks factory exploding right behind him. It’s a classic scene that’s drawn laughs for decades.
We have another jobs report, the first since the partial federal government shutdown. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that total non-farm payroll in October increased by 204,000, and unemployment edged up slightly to 7.3%.
Household purchases and business spending on equipment slowed in the third quarter, even as a buildup in inventories unexpectedly boosted the pace of economic growth in the U.S.
Is the U.S. economy losing its edge as a world leader in innovation?
That’s the warning that venture capitalist and technologist Peter Thiel, one of the founders of Paypal and an early Facebook investor, has presented in a series of speeches, interviews and debates. He offers a compelling case that innovation and technological progress in most U.S. sectors have decelerated over the last four decades.
In a Roll Call op-ed, U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President Myron Brilliant calls on Congress to approve the Trade Promotion Authority to streamline the approval of free-trade agreements that level the playing field for U.S. companies and workers.
Without the authority, Brilliant writes:
It was the slides that got me.
Erik Robinson, co-founder of Chicago startup Sintact Medical Systems was explaining how his product could prevent a fairly common post-surgical complication known as surgical adhesion (I’ll explain what that is in a minute). To illustrate what a surgical adhesion looks like, Robinson had some large pictures projected up behind him and the entire room of 300 people gasped.
The @SintactMed tweet below gives you some idea of what we were looking at.
In a speech before a group of Obamacare supporters in Washington, D.C., Massachusetts’ Governor Deval Patrick went on the attack in defending President Obama’s broken promise: “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” From Politico:
Getting 600 people from the across the country together in Washington, DC requires a compelling issue, like fixing America's broken immigration system. Last week, an event at the U.S. Chamber, leaders representing business, law enforcement and the religious communities discussed discussed why the House of Representatives should act now on immigration reform.
Whether watching Tuesday's election stats or today's IPO, you've probably hit refresh on your Twitter feed countless times in the past couple days. The 140 character chatter venue has come a long way since 2006. Just look at the numbers: 230+ million monthly active users and 500 million Tweets sent per day! The speed and volume of information distributed via Twitter can seem overwhelming.
What the heck is “affiliate marketing” and can it really help grow your business? Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based advertising (also referred to as performance-based marketing) where the advertiser only pays when an action is performed that creates measurable results. While it’s not as mainstream as paying for online clicks or impressions, affiliate marketing can be much more valuable to the advertiser due to its risk-free approach.
A Brief History of Affiliate Marketing
Alice Rivlin is something of an expert on the federal budget. She was the first director of the Congressional Budget Office. Under President Clinton, she was the first woman director of the Office of Budget and Management. In 2010, President Obama named Rivlin to his 18-member deficit reduction commission.
In this exclusive FreeEnterprise.com video interview, Rivlin explains why we can no longer wait to reform Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
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