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Zika Virus Updates: U.S. Congress Struggles With Funding Bills But No Adverse Economic Impacts Expected

With this being the last day of June, we are at the mid-point of calendar-year 2016. I thought for sure in this update I’d be telling you that the U.S. Congress approved funding to fight the Zika virus. Regrettably, as it is often with our elected representatives, taking measures to combat the threat of the … Continue reading

Mid-west Refiners and Geopolitical Impacts of BREXIT Have U.S. Gas Prices Holding Steady for Now

We’re four weeks into the 2016 summer driving season and 10 days out from our next major holiday – Independence Day. Gas prices are holding steady, i.e. they are about the same as they were at the beginning of the Memorial Holiday weekend. We see that in the retail price chart below. (Source: GasBuddy.com) GasBuddy.com’s … Continue reading

Numbers: Football in America – Collegiate Level Has Fewer But More Competitive Players

  This is the third post in the series: Football in America. The previous post in this series, Numbers: Football in America – Friday Night Lights and High School Teams, took a look at look at America’s favorite sport at the high school level. As a reminder, football is played in more than 14,000 U.S. high schools. … Continue reading

Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite: A parasite’s growing resistance to insecticides

We are a little more than a week away from the official start of the summer solstice which begins on June 20, 2016. The temps are heating up across these United States and, depending on where you live, DEET, Citronella, and other insect repellant products may already be in use at your house and frequented … Continue reading

Quick Reader Poll: Dacuda PocketScan Wireless Scanner

It happened again! I opened a recent email, began scrolling down the list of new product offerings, and there it was: the Dacuda PocketScan Wireless Scanner! My initial thoughts were: “I have to have one of these. I must have one of these.” For someone who works from home and in mobile mode, I immediately saw … Continue reading