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McDonald’s enlists Alexa and Google to help with its hiring

September 25, 2019

By DEE-ANN DURBIN Want a job at McDonald’s? Just ask your smartphone. Starting Wednesday, McDonald’s Corp. will let job seekers start an application by using voice commands with Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Assistant. If users say, “Alexa, help me get a job at McDonald’s,” Alexa will ask which country they want to work in and…

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Are you a Maverick? A Dreamer? Find your financial personality

September 20, 2019

BPT When it comes to managing your finances, are you more likely to be spontaneous and optimistic or stick to a formal plan? Understanding your financial personality can be important on the journey to reaching your financial goals, whether it’s something short-term like buying a home or longer term like your dream retirement. For some…

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Three emerging smart home trends of 2019

September 13, 2019

BPT If you’re building a new home, you want it to be stylish, functional, and of course, state of the art with the latest technology advancements. Smart home features are on top of the wish list for homeowners, with 81 percent of homebuyers stating they would favor purchasing a home with smart accessories already installed,…

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Planning to retire on your 65th birthday? We didn’t think so

September 6, 2019

BPT The traditional notion of retirement — a switch from full-time work to full-time leisure — is becoming a thing of the past for millions of Americans. In fact, according to a recent UnitedHealthcare survey (conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of UnitedHealthcare) of 1,000 nationally representative Americans 62 and older, 24% of those who…

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The City program that provides free fixes for basement backup flooding

August 30, 2019

Everything you need to know about applying If you’ve experienced a backup, you know it can be a shocking ordeal: water suddenly gushing from a floor drain, toilet, or other basement plumbing. Unlike the many other causes of basement flooding, backups are the result of heavy rain causing local sewers to become so overwhelmed that…

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Fans choose sides in the ‘Chicken Sandwich War’

August 25, 2019

Photo: Popeyes.com AssociatedPress NEW YORK — A nation already polarized finds itself divided once again, but this time politics isn’t at the heart of it: The blame lies squarely on a fried piece of poultry. People are choosing sides and beefing over chicken, thanks to Popeyes’ release of its crispy chicken sandwich and the social…

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Five signs you need to hire a landscape professional

August 23, 2019

BPT  In this age of DIY, many outdoor home projects look doable. The truth is, plenty of outdoor projects tackled by homeowners to save money are better left to landscape professionals. When attempting these projects on their own, homeowners soon realize that some jobs require more knowledge and expertise than an online search engine can…

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Keeping your finances fresh throughout the year

August 16, 2019

FAMILY FEATURES For many Americans, reaching and maintaining financial stability is a goal that tops their checklists. However, the strategies necessary for achieving that goal can quickly fall by the wayside.  Consider these tips from Bank of America credit cards executive Jason Gaughan that you can put in place to help keep your finances in…

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Five types of diamonds and how to choose the right one

August 9, 2019

BPT Diamonds are extolled in movies and songs for good reason — their romance, allure and durability make them a symbol of love and fidelity. Diamonds are in demand from purists and romantics alike who want to indulge in the most coveted of gemstones. But did you know that there are many alternatives to mined…

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Five things to know about securing a business loan

August 2, 2019

BPT If you’re dreaming about starting a business, or if you’re already a business owner looking to grow your business, chances are that you’ll need a loan at some point to help your vision become reality. And if you’re a veteran or active-duty service member, you already possess the skills and vital experience needed to…

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