Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
US home building is surging, but job growth isn't The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
US casino revenue up nearly 5 percent in 2012 Things are looking up for most of the nation’s commercial casinos, as gambling revenue increased by nearly 5 percent last year and jobs held roughly steady. According to the annual survey of casinos by the American Gaming Association, America’s nontribal casinos took in $37.3 billion from gamblers last year, an increase of 4.8 percent over 2011. More
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FedSmith.com Will new locality pay areas be established in 2015? Here is a quick summary of the situation from the perspective of the Federal Salary Council. 12/22/2014 - 8:34 am | View Website
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Web applications need databases for storing and serving information. But not all databases are created equal — oh, no, far from it. The popularity of any particular database — be it SQL, NoSQL, key-value, or graph — waxes and wanes, and really, it depends who you ask. Among developers who use Amazon Web Services — the biggest public cloud going today — some are more much widely used than others.
It took a while, but alternative cab service Lyft has finally added fare-splitting to its app, the company announced on its blog today. Now, when you open the app, you can tap on “Split Payments” and invite up to five people from your contacts list to split a fare. Though the blog post doesn’t make a mention of it, the accompanying illustration shows that a $0.25 fee is applied when passengers use the feature.
GUEST:The global security market was little more than a cottage industry in 2002, when it was an insular $3.5 billion market dominated by just five vendors. Fast-forward to today and there is — I estimate — $87 billion being spent in 2014, while that number should increase to $120 billion by 2017, according to AGC Partners (.pdf).