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Month: December 2018

Organizational Efficiencies: It’s Time For Companies to Address Document Challenges
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Organizational Efficiencies: It’s Time For Companies to Address Document Challenges

The way business is done is always adapting and today's technology has lead to all sorts of revolutionary changes across the workforce, both throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world. Despite all the recent workforce changes, businesses still struggle with all sorts of document challenges. According to a U.S. Bank study, 82% of organizations that fail do so because of cash flow problems, but losing track of essential documents can lead to all sorts of organizational failure. Approximately 7.5% of all documents get lost; 3% of the remainder get misfiled. Additionally, according to a global survey of knowledge workers and IT professionals, document challenges account for 21.3% of productivity loss. "Information and the speed at which it flows throughout an organization is a key dete...
Pharma Industry Beware: False Claims Litigation Could Cost Upwards of $300 Million
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Pharma Industry Beware: False Claims Litigation Could Cost Upwards of $300 Million

The pharmaceutical industry discovers, create, products, and markets pharmaceutical drugs for use as medications to be administered to patients (or self-administered) in order to alleviate a symptom, cure them, or vaccinate them. The global pharmaceutical market is expected to reach $1.12 trillion by the year 2022. Since the pharma industry is so essential for the health of billions of people across the world, pharma organizations need to be extremely careful down to the last detail. Even the smallest mistake can result in hundreds of millions of dollars in fines or worse. According to The National Law Review, a pharma company has agreed to pay a significant settlement to resolve allegations that they illegally made a few years ago to a fund meant to assist Medicare patients taking pulm...
Scientists May Have Cracked How To Regrow Hair On Damaged Skin
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Scientists May Have Cracked How To Regrow Hair On Damaged Skin

Researchers at the New York School of Medicine believe that they have found a way to reverse the process of going bald. On average, people shed between 50 and 100 hairs a day, but some struggle with much more rapid hair loss. With approximately two-thirds of men in America experiencing some degree of appreciable hair loss by age 35, this discovery has the potential to change lives across the country. The research was published in the journal Nature Communications. Scientists examined the damaged skin of laboratory mice, and their research focused on fibroblasts, which are cells that secrete collagen. The study started with researchers activating a pathway in the brain known as the sonic hedgehog. This pathway is so named because of the spiky appearance of its molecules, giving it a r...
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So, You Want to Live in a Condo Community — Here’s What You Should Know

As real estate trends continue to evolve, it seems as though more and more people are starting to prefer the carefree luxuries that often come with living in a quaint and peaceful condominium community as opposed to a traditional home or apartment. That being said, living in a condo certainly comes with a different set of expectations regarding expenses and amenities, and it's critical to understand what condo owners can and can't do before becoming one yourself. With that in mind, here are just a few pros and cons to be aware of before saying 'yes' to a condominium property. PRO: Low-Maintenance This is perhaps the biggest reason people make the shift from homeownership to condominium ownership: About 34% of recent buyers who purchased new homes were looking to avoid renovations and pro...
New Mexico City Recognized as Top Retirement Community
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New Mexico City Recognized as Top Retirement Community

There are plenty of fantastic retirement communities across the United States. Across the country, the majority of active retirement communities have a minimum age requirement of 55 to own property. According to the Deming Headlight, the City of Deming has earned the prestigious Seal of Approval from the American Association of Retirement Communities (AARC), the country's leading organization on educating local governments and communities on retiree attraction. The AARC Seal of Approval program was established in 1994 and is given to receptions that demonstrate an excellent commitment to making their community a top-notch destination through amenity development, communication programs, education, and lifestyle programming. The prestigious award is given out annually. Only 63% of peop...
Affordable NYC Remodeling Projects: Are They Even Possible?
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Affordable NYC Remodeling Projects: Are They Even Possible?

When it comes to New York City, unfortunately, the rumors are true: everything costs too much. In 2017, the average sale price for Manhattan condos in existing buildings was approximately $1.9 million. So what about finding and purchasing a more affordable apartment or home in the city? You can always remodel and improve its value afterward, right? True, but NYC remodeling can be just as expensive. According to Brick Underground, NYC remodeling jobs are important, but can be extremely expensive. There are, however, steps that property owners can take to at least minimize the financial damage. "Some homeowners can be surprised by the initial estimates," said Aaron Borenstein, a contractor with Bolster, an NYC company that empowers property owners to control their major renovations. "...
BlackBerry Announces Purchase Of Cybersecurity Firm Cylance
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BlackBerry Announces Purchase Of Cybersecurity Firm Cylance

BlackBerry announced on Nov. 16 that it will purchase Cylance for $1.4 billion in cash. Cylance is an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity firm, which should help BlackBerry expand its sector that develops software for next-generation autonomous cars, known as its QNX unit. The California-based Cylance is known for making AI-based products that prevent cyber attacks on companies. According to a report in Business Insider, the company recently considered filing an IPO. In June, BlackBerry CEO John Chen had laid out acquisition criteria during an annual meeting, and Cylance reportedly fits all of the criteria well. In his recent announcement regarding the acquisition, Chen apologized for keeping investors waiting so long for the announcement. No matter how long the wait was, it seems ...