The Labor Department announced today that, as a result of Congressional action last year, it will raise by 78% the maximum penalties it can impose for violations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules.
This chart from Statista shows why this is such a big deal. Facebook is now the number-one source of referrals to news sites, according to January-February 2016 data from Parse.ly, a digital media analytics provider. Google is right behind it, and the two of them together provide almost 80% of all traffic to news sites.
After the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union, mortgage rates plummeted to just above 2012’s all-time lows.
“This week’s survey rate is the lowest since May 2013 and only 17 basis points above the all-time low recorded in November 2012,” Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sean Becketti said. “This extremely low mortgage rate should support solid home sales and refinancing volume this summer.”
Using the Hubble Space Telescope's ultraviolet sensing equipment, researchers were able to capture a Jovian aurora bigger than the size of the Earth. The image, seen here, was released by the European Space Agency (ESA) today and is actually a composite of two shots. The first is an optical shot taken by Hubble in spring 2014 and the second comes from its ultraviolet sensors and was taken this year.
The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, slid 3.7 percent to 110.8 in May from a downwardly revised 115.0 in April and is now slightly lower (0.2 percent) than May 2015 (111.0). With last month’s decline, the index reading is still the third highest in the past year, but declined year-over-year for the first time since August 2014.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA’S Interstate Highway System! We wish we could say you look good for 60 years old, but real talk: You do not. Sure, you’ve grown—when President Eisenhower authorized you in 1956, you were just a glimmer of asphalt. Look at you now! Fully 47,662 miles of roads, bridges, ramps, and curves, the meshwork that defined American post-war expansion and exceptionalism.
Redfin has added a new tool to its arsenal aimed at helping home buyers and renters assess a potential neighborhood. Opportunity Score is a rating that measures the number of jobs within a 30-minute, car-free commute from a given address.
Almost every object you encounter day-to-day has been designed to work with the human hand, so it's no wonder so much research is being conducted into tracking hand gestures to create more intuitive computer interfaces, such as Purdue University's DeepHand or the consumer product, Leap Motion. Now Microsoft has outlined some projects that deal with hand tracking, haptic feedback and gesture input.
Humans are terrible at understanding probability. The classic example is the coin-flip. If a tossed coin comes up tails 10 times in a row, most people will expect it to come up heads on the next flip. The reality, as we know if we think it through, is that the chance of either heads or tails is the same 50/50.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will hear arguments during its next term on whether the city of Miami can sue Bank of America and Wells Fargo for alleged predatory lending.
According to Reuters and ScotusBlog, the Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari to the banks, meaning it will consider the city’s lawsuits against Bank of America and Wells Fargo during its next term, which begins in October and ends in June 2017.
This chart from Statista shows the problem Google would be trying to solve. Right now, Android is the most popular smartphone platform in the world by far, with more than 80% global market share. But Android handset makers and carriers often ship old versions of the platform, and seldom update already-shipped phones to the latest release, which means that only 25% of Android phones are on the latest version.
From a distance, the Beijing Greenland Center recently-completed by the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) may look like any of the other rectangular skyscrapers that dot China's capital city. Look a little closer, however, and you'll see that the tower features an elegant trapezoidal glass facade that's claimed to improve its energy performance.
This concept extends far beyond Slack, however, and is really part of a broader trend in which apps largely exist outside of themselves. Slack buttons bring us a just little closer to a scenario where downloading apps becomes unnecessary, and your favorite services never take up a spot on your home screen or desktop.
The truth is, we miscommunicate just as often -- if not more -- than we communicate accurately. While that’s a scary thought for any professional, it’s especially relevant to sales. After all, reps spend the majority of their time making phone calls, sending emails, and meeting prospects. In other words, talking to people.
House prices are typically reported nominally. In other words, without adjusting for any inflation. Just like other goods and services, the price of a house today is not directly comparable to the price of that same house 30 years ago because of the long-run influence of inflation in the economy. The RHPI helps provide an alternative view of the change over time of house prices in different markets across the country.
While the U.S. Senate could soon consider new rules governing the maintenance of foreclosed homes and the glut of “zombie homes” that blight many communities throughout the country, the state of New York is taking the matter into its own hands.
Late last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed “sweeping” legislation to reform the state’s foreclosure process and address the state’s issues with zombie homes.
The surprise victory in Britain of the campaign to leave the European Union may be spurring panic across the Continent (and among some regretful British voters), but “Brexit” has left U.S. home buyers with a very definable windfall: mortgage rates that are now the lowest they’ve been in more than three years.
Paul Abramson, who bought a condo from Americana Housing in 2011 for $567,000, found out two months later that his unit was 78 square feet less than the advertised 1,338 square feet, according to Los Angeles Superior Court records.
Ohio passed legislation yesterday that seeks to prevent zombie homes, or vacant or abandoned residential property, by enacting a fast-track process for mortgage foreclosures.
“Ohio has now put itself ahead of the national curve in fighting community blight,” said Robert Klein, founder and chairman of Cleveland-based Community Blight Solutions, which has worked with legislators for three years to enact a fast-track foreclosure process.
Several years ago, Google engineers figured out a way to stitch together satellite imagery to remove clouds, giving Google Earth and Google Maps users a better and more comprehensive view of the ground below. Today, the company has repeated the process, but this time with newer, crisper imagery from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Landsat 8 satellite.
ProGlove develops smart gloves that enable manufacturing and logistics staff to work faster, safer and easier. Process steps can be documented handsfree and the smart glove gives instant feedback to its user.
Instead of glamorous travel photos, Raucher's thoughtful subway images give viewers a glimpse of what every day life in like in these metropolitan areas: what people are wearing, how they're interacting, and, of course, what the interiors of the public transit systems look like across the world.
Home prices continue to increase nationwide, even hitting new highs in several large housing markets in April, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices Case-Shiller Home Prices Indices released today.
Home prices increased 5% in April, down from an increase of 5.1% the month before. The 10-city composite increased by 4.7%, a decrease from March’s 4.8% gain and the 20-city composite increased by 5.4%, down from an increase of 5.5% the month before.
We’ve all met someone at a party or meetup and forgotten their name just minutes after shaking their hand and making an introduction. It’s difficult to remember the names and faces of everyone you meet, but what if the wearable technology you have on you can help you out with that?
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.