Month: June 2016

  • North American Real Estate Investing Still in High Demand

    The Entrust Group released its annual Real Estate Investor Market Research Report for 2015, and it shows growing interest in real estate investments in retirement savings accounts. The states with the most market interest are Arizona, California, Texas, and Colorado. According to Ris Media, the Entrust Group is a well-known provider within the self-directed industry. […]

  • Amazon Hit With $350K Fine for Improper Shipping

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to hit Amazon.com Inc. for shipping potentially dangerous goods by air. The FAA proposed that Amazon pay $350,000 in fines. In 2014, the online retail giant shipped a product called “Amazing! LIQUID FIRE” from Kentucky to Colorado by air. The container holding the product was not properly packaged nor […]

  • 2 Minnesota Companies Fined for Vikings Stadium Roofing Accident

    Mortenson Construction and subcontractor Berwald Roofing now face fines in the amount of $173,400 for the on-site accident that killed one worker and injured another. The accident in question took place outside the U.S. Bank Stadium, home to the Minnesota Vikings NFL team, in August 2015. Following an investigation by the state Department of Labor’s […]

  • The Summer British Invasion Begins with Challenger’s British Soccer Camp

    For the seventh summer in a row, the Northwest Iowa Soccer Club brought in the Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp. The purpose of the week-long camp is to help develop players on traveling Galaxy teams. According to the Spencer Daily Reporter, Challenger runs over 3,500 British soccer camps for over 120,000 children each year throughout […]

  • Seat Belt Traffic Stop During ‘Click It or Ticket’ Campaign Led to Drug Bust

    The final days of a seat belt enforcement campaign has led to, of all things, a drug bust in New Jersey. The nationwide “Click It or Ticket” campaign has just wrapped up. According to Door County Daily News, the annual campaign lasts from the last two weeks of May, through Memorial Day weekend, and then […]

  • Costco and Valpak Proves Direct Mail Marketing is not Dead

    Direct mail marketing is not as outdated as you might have thought. In fact, it’s actually still thriving. Many companies stopped spending money on mailing things like catalogs, direct mail letters, and newsletters to customers once the recession hit a few years back. The form of advertising was even declared dead by media outlets. Now, […]

  • Why Smoking Rates in the United States Are Dropping Rapidly

    Although most older adults who used to smoke regularly have quit, approximately 8.4% of adults over the age of 65 were still smoking cigarettes in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Despite that, however, the smoking rate in the United States has reached a record low in a record amount of […]

  • New 10-Year Study Finds Air Pollution Can Really Hurt Your Heart Too

    When most people think of air pollution, they think about the adverse effects it can have on their lungs and respiratory system. While this is certainly not to be discounted, a new 10-year study funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that long-term air pollution can cause detrimental problems in a person’s cardiovascular […]