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Experts warn of coming wave of serious cybercrime

Experts warn of coming wave of serious cybercrime | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Traditional defenses such as installing antivirus software and account monitoring have fallen short.
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Stunning Photos Of Earth From Above Will Change Your Outlook Of The Planet

Stunning Photos Of Earth From Above Will Change Your Outlook Of The Planet | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This daily dose of satellite photos helps you appreciate the beauty and intricacy of the things humans have constructed--as well as the devastating...
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'One Ring' Scam Hits Suburban Cell Phone Users

'One Ring' Scam Hits Suburban Cell Phone Users | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Cell phone scam relying on consumers to return missed numbers and then charging them has resurfaced in the south suburbs. Don't become a victim!
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Seth's Blog: Our inability to see ahead (The Goldie Hawn problem)

Seth's Blog: Our inability to see ahead (The Goldie Hawn problem) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Just over two hundred years ago, Edward Rutledge signed the Declaration of Independence. His direct descendants are Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson. What sort of odds would you have been willing to lay on that bet? You could be standing...
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Someday these giants could be floating off the Oregon coast

Someday these giants could be floating off the Oregon coast | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The U.S. government has given a Seattle energy company initial regulatory approval to build the first offshore wind facility on the West Coast.
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Janet Yellen must face these 5 challenges head on

Janet Yellen must face these 5 challenges head on | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Like the 12 labors of Hercules, here are the five challenges facing new Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
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Illinois Broker License Renewal is Now Open!

Illinois Broker License Renewal is Now Open! | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Illinois real estate broker license renewal is now open at the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) website. Renewal deadline is April 30, 2014.

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Mistrial Declared in Intellectual Ventures, Google Patent Dispute

Mistrial Declared in Intellectual Ventures, Google Patent Dispute | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

After a day of jury deliberations, a federal judge this week declared a mistrial in Intellectual Ventures’ patent infringement dispute with theGoogle-owned company.

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Best-kept secrets of realtor.com

Best-kept secrets of realtor.com | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Bob Greenspan, vice president of industry relations for realtor.com®, shared his seven best-kept secrets of realtor.com® with PAR members last month in Harrisburg.
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IBM's Next Big Thing: Psychic Twitter Bots

IBM's Next Big Thing: Psychic Twitter Bots | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Using the power of the Watson supercomputer, your bank could soon be stalking you on Twitter. And that might not be a bad thing.
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Rolls-Royce offers first glimpse of Phantom Drophead Coupé

Rolls-Royce offers first glimpse of Phantom Drophead Coupé | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Rolls-Royce gave us a hint on Tuesday of its new Bespoke Waterspeed Collection, with the release of a sketch of its Phantom Drophead Coupé. The car features...
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In case you're looking for your new company car.

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Apple dreams up a better autocorrect

Apple dreams up a better autocorrect | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Two new patent applications could ensure you’ll never have to curse the autocorrect feature on your iPhone again.
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Tennessee considers tuition-free college

Tennessee considers tuition-free college | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is proposing that the state provide two years of free education at community colleges or trade schools, The New York Times reports. The only requirements: a student needs to be a state resident with a high school diploma or have equivalent credentials. There would be no other academic or financial need requirements. 

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Most Innovative Companies 2014

Most Innovative Companies 2014 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In this special report on the World's Most Innovative Companies, there are plenty of examples to make you a believer ("I've never been more excited about the possibilities ahead of us," Nike CEO Mark Parker recently told me). Our staff has spent more than six months gathering and analyzing data.

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Upgraded licensing rules raise bar for Indiana agents

Upgraded licensing rules raise bar for Indiana agents | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Oh, to be sure, people still will make a living by helping consumers buy and sell houses, but at midyear, Indiana agents will be required to upgrade their licenses to the broker level.

 

Most people use the terms “agent” and “broker” interchangeably, but technically, they are different roles within the business. The short (and perhaps oversimplified) difference is that agents are the salespeople who represent consumers in a transaction. Brokers — again, breaking the concept down to its most basic — have more complex licensing requirements than agents.

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Google Tops Exxon Mobil to Become World's 2nd Most Valuable Company

Google Tops Exxon Mobil to Become World's 2nd Most Valuable Company | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google has surpassed Exxon Mobile to become the second most valuable company in the world.
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Time to raise gas prices.

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January shows “unexpectedly” weak jobs growth yet again

January shows “unexpectedly” weak jobs growth yet again | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
January jobs numbers come in way below economist expectations and what is needed to return to historic percentage of workforce participation.
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Employers added just 113,000 jobs in January, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, well below what economists predicted and 62,000 fewer than what ADP forecast.

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Shelby celebrates with 50th Anniversary FIA Cobra

Shelby celebrates with 50th Anniversary FIA Cobra | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Serious car collectors never needed an excuse to add a Shelby Cobra to their garage, but Shelby has provided some extra incentive by celebrating the 50th an...
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Tips for boomerang homebuyers

Tips for boomerang homebuyers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Folks in the housing biz love people who want to buy homes. And these days, many real estate and mortgage brokers feel especially fond of so-called rebound or boomerang buyers - people who lost a home to foreclosure, but are now ready to buy again.
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Agent John Tarzynski Joins Weichert, Realtors - Kingsland Properties

Agent John Tarzynski Joins Weichert, Realtors - Kingsland Properties | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Weichert, Realtors – Kingsland Properties has recently announced that local St. Charles resident and Realtor John Tarzynski will be joining their sales team at their Naperville office. 

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Former Mexico president Vicente Fox shares wisdom with Seattle startups, schools

Former Mexico president Vicente Fox shares wisdom with Seattle startups, schools | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Former Mexico president Vicente Fox paid a visit to Zillow's offices earlier this week and the first topic he wanted to talk about was ... the Seahawks.
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Job Growth Less Than Expected, But Unemployment Hits 5-Year Low

Job Growth Less Than Expected, But Unemployment Hits 5-Year Low | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The jobless rate edged down to 6.6 percent in January. But only 113,000 jobs were added to payrolls.
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Wells Fargo Lowers Credit Scores for FHA Loans

Wells Fargo Lowers Credit Scores for FHA Loans | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Wells Fargo is expanding its mortgage credit box now that it has substantially reduced itsrepurchase risk, according to the head of mortgage production at the giant bank.

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5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About VA Loans

5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About VA Loans | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

VA loans are the most misunderstood mortgage program in America. Industry professionals and consumers often receive incorrect data when they inquire about them. In fact, misconceptions about the government guaranteed home loan program are so prevalent that a recent VA survey found that approximately half of all military veterans do not understand it.

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Bye-bye, Vaio -- Sony sells PC business, with buyer to focus on Japan

Bye-bye, Vaio -- Sony sells PC business, with buyer to focus on Japan | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Due to ongoing financial struggles, Sony is to sell off its venerable Vaio PC business in order to focus on smartphones and tablets. The company will also try to realign its TV efforts with an eye on the 4K market.
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