Chinese Trade Secret Hacking Continues, Causing Global Tensions to Rise

Since the passing of Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), U.S. trade secret case filings have increased from a range of 860 to 930 cases per year to more than 1,130 in 2017. Unfortunately, 83% of government contractors, network, IT, and wireless organizations are out of compliance. These compliance and trade secret issues can…

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Over 50% Of Working Americans Forfeited Vacation Days In 2018

More than half the American workforce left paid time off on the table in 2018. According to a work-life balance report by travel website Priceline, one-in-four working Americans left at least nine vacation days on the table last year. Up to 94% of full-time workers have paid time off. For part-time workers, that number is…

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More Millennials Are Investing In Plant Parenthood

A growing number of Americans are investing in one of the healthiest consumer trends in recent years: plant parenting. According to NBC News, the millennial generation has become increasingly invested in the cultivation and care of houseplants as a way to disconnect from technology. “Americans spend 93% of our time indoors,” said Eliza Blank, the…

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Volvo Makes First Commercial Deal Using Self-Driving Trucks

Volvo’s first autonomous commercial truck will be used for limestone mining. According to VentureBeat, the automotive company Volvo has signed a deal with the Norwegian mine Bronnoy Kalk to use its self-driving trucks to transport limestone from the mine to a nearby port. This is the first time Volvo’s self-driving trucks will be officially used…

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U.S. Real Estate Market Is Starting To Cool Down

Real estate markets are cooling off throughout the U.S. and it isn’t only because of the winter season. According to Forbes, although mortgage rates are still climbing, housing prices are finally beginning to cool off. “There is a definite shift,” said Lawrence Yun, the chief economist of the National Association of Realtors. “I would characterize the…

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Plastics Waste Becoming a Global Concern; Could Be Reused For Good

In the United States, the plastics sector, which is the third-largest manufacturing industry, is incredibly important. Though plastic material is used in virtually every industry across the globe, there are some serious underlying concerns that need to be addressed: pollution and waste. The Guardian reports that an anti-plastic revolution is needed in order to combat…

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