Working while in college can get you a bigger paycheck after graduation
By Christopher Thompson There’s good news for the many people who are in college and working too: they’re likely to pick up a larger paycheck after graduation than their peers who didn’t work. That’s the finding from a new study published by the Education and Employment Research Center at the Rutgers School of Management and […]more
Do You know What Benefit College Grads Look for at a New Job?
By Christopher Thompson The hottest workplace benefit for the newly-graduated set isn’t 401(k) matches or even student debt repayment. It’s health insurance. More than half of the people participating in a survey conducted by the American Institute of CPAs said medical coverage was a “top three workplace benefit.” The accounting association polled 547 adults in […]more
Students Are Showing Increasing Worry in How To Pay For College
Parents, of course, worry about paying for college. Increasingly, their children share that concern. Over the last decade, tuition and fees jumped 44% at four-year, private colleges and by 55% at public four-year schools. As a result, student debt has reached record proportions, with $1.6 trillion in loans outstanding. Now, high school students are more […]more
City Parking is Changing in Huston – Here is why!
By Ryan Johnson As the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County gets ready to rev up its test of autonomous vehicles at Texas Southern University, a question looms over the commercial real estate sector in Houston: How much change will be driven by the no-driver trend, particularly as it relates to parking? In an interview […]more
Celebrate Remembrance in Phoenix for Memorial Day
By Christopher Thompson A handful of ceremonies and remembrances are planned around the Valley. Check out the list below to see some things you can do to support remembrance and the celebration of life. Gilbert Historical Society’s Memorial Day Ceremony (May 27) Hosted by the Gilbert Historical Society and the American Legion Post 39, the […]more
Fighting to Keep Plastic On The Market Even When It Pollutes Our Oceans
By Christopher Thompson Single-use plastic is clogging oceans and landfills. The industry that makes it has waged a decades-long campaign to keep it on the market.New York’s Suffolk County had a trash problem. Facing brimming landfills and public pressure, legislators took a first-in-the-nation step: They banned plastic bags. But what the county saw as part […]more
NRHA Retailer’s Choice Award honor Ride-Share Technology, Haultail® Delivery and The Last Mile mobile app, most outstanding and innovative products of the 2019 National Hardware Show®
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, May 20, 2019 Haultail® (www.Haultail.com) was honored as one of the winners of the 2019 NRHA Retailer’s Choice Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. Selected by Hardware Retailing’s Retailers’ Choice Panel from over 2,000 products and vendors, the Haultail® mobile Delivery Network – Last Mile, found on both the Apple and Google PLAY stores, […]more
Tax Hike on Gasoline Plays Into Trump’s Infrastructure Politics
By Ryan Johnson The Trump administration hasn’t ruled out increasing the gas tax to help finance a $2 trillion infrastructure plan, but the idea has little support among officials who are wary of a politically risky move heading into the 2020 election. A near doubling of fuel levies wouldn’t be enough to cover the additional […]more
Is the Warming Ocean ‘Blob’ Impacting the Humpback Whale Population?
Just a few years ago, it looked as if humpback whale populations in the Pacific Ocean were booming. Receding sea ice due to climate change—though bad for polar bears and other wildlife—had lengthened the summer foraging season for hungry whales, and the U.S. government decided that certain populations had recovered enoughto be taken off the […]more
California Seeing a Butterfly Boom After 7 Years of Drought
California has finally been declared drought-free after experiencing 7 years of alarmingly arid conditions – and it has resulted in a surge of butterflies and wildflowers. According to recent reports from the U.S. National Drought Mitigation Center, California has been experiencing some form of drought since December 20th, 2011 – which is 376 consecutive weeks […]more