Federal Wage Determination Tool

Federal Wage Determination Tool

Federal Wage Determination Tool   Federal Wage Determination Tool – http://www.wdol.gov/sca.aspx Federal Wage Determination Tool – look up by state, locale what is paid by the Government on its service contracts. See also FAQs about the Davis-Bacon and Service Contract Acts http://www.wdol.gov/faqs.aspx

2014 worst company in america

2014 Worst Companys in America

Congratulations To Comcast, Your 2014 Worst Company In America! Source: Consumerist Four years since winning its first Worst Company tournament, Comcast’s doubted that the Kabletown Krusher could ever regain that 2010 form. But after a few years of letting others hold the title, Comcast was fiercely intent on bringing a second Golden Poo to its Philadelphia […]

Meaning of the BJP / Narendra Modi election landslide in India

Meaning of the BJP / Narendra Modi election landslide in India

India’s Modi Claims Landslide Victory Source: Voice of America Author: Anjana Pasricha The leader of India’s Bharatiya Janata Party, Narendra Modi, claimed victory Friday as the right-wing Hindu nationalist party headed for the country’s biggest election victory in the last 30 years. With the ruling Congress Party conceding defeat, Modi is poised to take charge of […]

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FCC proposed rules on Net Neutrality

FCC proposal on open Internet draws instant fire Source: The Boston Globe Author: Globe Staff and Wire Reports Federal regulators Thursday floated a new set of rules for the Internet that would guarantee open access but also permit service providers to charge extra to websites to have their content delivered more quickly. The split vote […]

Health Plans: What is Reference Pricing?

Health Plans: What is Reference Pricing?

Health care caps pit quality vs. cost Source: TribLive Author: The Associated Press The Obama administration has given the go-ahead for insurers and employers to implement a cost-control strategy that puts a hard dollar limit on how much health plans will pay for some expensive procedures, such as knee and hip replacements. Some experts worry […]

Mobile Loyalty and Customer Satisfaction findings

Mobile Loyalty and Customer Satisfaction findings

Study: Customer Retention in Mobile Industry Driven by Inertia Source: Stockhouse Author: WDS In a recent survey of 4,000 mobile subscribers a quarter said they stay with their mobile carrier because it’s too inconvenient to switch, according to a new study by WDS, A Xerox (NYSE: XRX) Company. The Mobile Loyalty Audit 2014, an annual […]

Privacy Rights – EU vs. US perspectives on

Privacy Rights – EU vs. US perspectives on

Google Ruling: Freedom of Speech vs. the Right to Be Forgotten Source: WSJ Tech Author: Lisa Fleisher An EU court ruling on Tuesday saying that Google must scrub search results because of personal-privacy concerns might perplex Americans, and yet seem perfectly logical to Europeans. In the U.S., schoolchildren are taught that free speech is an inalienable right […]

Who is / isn’t likely to cut off Cable TV

Who is / isn’t likely to cut off Cable TV

These Are the TV Shows More Popular Among Cord-Cutters Cord-Cutters More Likely to Visit NBC.com Than Average Internet User, Per Experian Survey Source: Adverting Age Author: Tim Peterson People who cancel their cable TV subscriptions may not miss their monthly bills, but they’re also not missing out on some of their favorite broadcast shows. These […]

Reference - Comparison Table of Survey Methods and Possible Outcomes

Reference – Comparison Table of Survey Methods and Possible Outcomes

Marketing Surveys / Data Collection Methods – Compare / Pros and Cons With customer surveys and market research, the more information you collect, the better. But, different markets, methods, times, and demographics penetrate differently. The more channels you use, the more customers will respond; but, at what expense and with what certainty? Here is a […]

Men on Mars. What do they wear?

Men on Mars. What do they wear?

Winning design for Nasa’s Mars space suit revealed This is the winning design for a new NASA spacesuit which will be made for use on Mars. The space agency asked for the public to vote for different designs. The winner was the Z-2 which got 63% of the vote. It will be built using 3D-printed […]

What is an LPR? Privacy and license plate Cameras.

What is an LPR? Privacy and license plate Cameras.

Are license plate readers protecting the public or prying? As evidence goes, no one doubts it was crucial 10 days ago in helping nab Kansas City’s alleged “highway shooter.” Illinois license plate G86-5203. From late March to mid-April, the terrorizing shooter set drivers’ nerves on edge. Twelve cars hit, their metal bodies pierced or windows […]

How much Data the Internet Generates Per Minute

How much Data the Internet Generates Per Minute

Internet Users Send 204 Million Emails Per Minute A lot can happen in 60 seconds. A decent typist can write approximately 80 words, the Wright brothers can make their historical first flight five times and YouTube users upload 72 hours of footage. While social media can create the sense that the Internet is a small […]

The History of Health Insurance in America – Facts / Timeline

The History of Health Insurance in America – Facts / Timeline

How did America end up with this health care system? Pennsylvania in the late 1800s and early 1900s was an unsafe place to work, with a quarter-million recorded industrial calamities a year. So dangerous were the trades, and so gruesome were the accidents, that the chronicling of injuries suffered by workers became its own muckraking […]

IRS and common Law test - Employee vs. Independent Contractor

IRS and common Law test – Employee vs. Independent Contractor

Employee vs. Independent Contractor Issue In the situations described below, are the individuals employees under the common law rules for purposes of the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA), the federal unemployment tax act (FUTA), and the Collection of Income Tax at Source on Wages (chapters 21, 23, and 24 respectively, subtitle C, Internal Revenue Code)? […]

Brazil net neutrality law – Internet Communications are Inviolable and Secret

Brazil net neutrality law – Internet Communications are Inviolable and Secret

Brazil enacts Internet ‘Bill of Rights’ Brazil’s president signed into law on Wednesday a “Bill of Rights” for the digital age that aims to protect online privacy and promote the Internet as a public utility by barring telecommunications companies from charging for preferential access to their networks. The law signed by President Dilma Rousseff at […]

Health Care Costs – Impacts of Medicare Billing Transparency

Health Care Costs – Impacts of Medicare Billing Transparency

What Big Data Can’t Tell Us About Health Care Jean Malouin, a family doctor in Michigan, woke up one morning earlier this month to an e-mail from a Washington Post reporter, who informed her that a vast release of Medicare payment data from 2012 had identified her as the highest female biller in the country, […]