Do great products translate into great profits?

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So far the summer of 2011 has seen its share of giant wildfires. Recently GelTech Solutions, Inc. was profiled in CNN – Your Money’s segment on small businesses for its product – FireIce. The company is committed to continuing the work of developing sustainable solutions that solve common problems and maintain the integrity of the… Read more »

Fraud in Medicare Part D

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Crooks are taking advantage of lax oversight in Medicare’s Part D prescription-drug program to obtain highly addictive drugs including oxycodone, Ritalin, and methadone, according to results of a federal investigation. Pharmacies and other Medicare contractors are supposed to enter in a form a number that identifies prescribers. But in many cases, that information is being… Read more »

The Aftermath in Japan

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The Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Friday reported a net loss of 1.2 trillion yen ($15.4 billion) for the fiscal year that ended March 31. Tokyo Electric also announced it will decommission reactors Nos. 1-4 at Fukushima Daiichi and has also canceled plans to build two other reactors at the site. In addition to the… Read more »

Can You Copyright a Tattoo?

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Hollywood is accustomed to lawsuits over salaries, movie credits, even half-baked concepts that become movies. Now a studio may be going to court over the original concept of a tattoo. In “The Hangover Part II,” the character played by Ed Helms wakes up with a permanent tattoo bracketing his left eye, which bears an eerie… Read more »

The confused world of outsourcing

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India’s outsourcing giants — faced with rising wages at home — have looked for growth opportunities in the United States. But with Washington crimping visas for visiting Indian workers, some companies such as Aegis are slowly hiring workers in North America, where their largest corporate customers are based. In this evolution, outsourcing has come home…. Read more »

What’s a Bitcoin?

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Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer currency, meaning it is not issued by a central authority, like the dollar or yen. The money supply grows as the network grows and will max out at about 21 million bitcoins. But right now, you can purchase them online on the Mt. Gox currency exchange or an over-the counter market…. Read more »

Gamify Your Life!

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Are there things that you hate to do?  Sure, plenty!  Well now Green Goose, Inc. is trying to entice you to connect sensor activity to things to wide-spread activities, like how long you brush your teeth or how much you vacuum your house or apartment or how much energy you burn while riding your bike, or… Read more »

Have A New Idea? Maybe It’s Not That Weird for a Business Opportunity?

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Hart Main, age 13,  developed a new product called ManCans, candles with scents made specifically for men who don’t really want to smell like freshly laundered towels or a dewy forest. Basically, a typical ManCans scent is smells more like a fresh new baseball glove. It all started when his sister, age 12, started selling… Read more »

Watch Out for Junk Fees!

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According to this article and a new study by the National Consumer Law Center, many states are shortchanging the jobless by distributing unemployment benefits on debit cards loaded with junk fees. Of the 40 states that have switched from paper checks to prepaid debit cards, 22 states’ cards charge ATM fees, 24 charge balance inquiry… Read more »

Are you considering homeownership? A “Must Read” study!

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Of the 50 most populated cities in the United States, New York remains the city where it’s better to rent than buy. The Big Apple’s competition? Fort Worth, Texas. According to Trulia, an online real estate resource, buying a home has become more affordable than renting an apartment in 80 percent of major cities. Besides… Read more »