US household incomes slip, poverty rate up slightly in 2014

US household incomes slip, poverty rate up slightly in 2014
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American household incomes lost ground last year and the poverty rate ticked up, a sign the U.S. economic expansion had yet to lead to gains for many Americans five years after the 2007-2009 recession. The data released by the …
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Yahoo Wants to Be a Real New Media Company—But It's a Mess
This may all sound kind of insidery, but for Yahoo, Savitt was a big deal, and her departure suggests a shift in the company's media strategy is coming. Savitt led the company's marketing and audience development strategies, and was also in charge of …
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Yahoo Fantasy Golf Rankings: BMW Championship
And in the Yahoo! game, there is no reason to save your players. We only have two weeks left as the Yahoo! game ends next week after the Tour Championship. The BMW changes venues nearly every year so recent history isn't a guide. However, it was …
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50 Best Websites 2014

50 Best Websites 2014 is already one of the best task managers for smartphones, and the website is especially useful when you need a big-picture view of your plans. With its grid-based layout, you can easily see everything in's four distinct categories (“Today …
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The Best-Performing CEOs in the World
As a result, Schultz has earned a spot (#54) on our list of the 100 best-performing CEOs in the world. It's a varied ranking, whose honorees represent 22 nationalities and countless personal values and styles. Another Seattle-based CEO, Amazon founder …
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Ranking PSG's 2014 Transfer Window Signings on Last Season's Efforts

Ranking PSG's 2014 Transfer Window Signings on Last Season's Efforts
2014 was a relatively difficult year for Paris Saint-Germain in financial terms because of the introduction of UEFA's financial fair play restrictions. While the French champions were able to spend freely in the January window, by the time the summer …
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Dan WeberUSC Beat Reporter and Columnist
Five long, interesting, unpredictable, wild and wacky seasons of some of the strangest moments a college football program — and its fans — will ever live through, we said the other day when we ranked the Top 10 Wins in the 65 games of the Post-Pete Era.
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Peachtree Hoops End of the Season Power Ranking
Come take a look at where I rank the teams in this season ending power ranking.  Tweet Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook Pin Pinterest + Comments. 1. Golden State Warriors: Congrats to the world champions with the scariest backcourt that I …
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Independent Merchant Group Named 2014 Deal Tank Winner for Best Investment Opportunity by ACG New York

Westbury, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2015

Independent Merchant Group, the largest merchant services auditing and consulting firm in the nation, today announced they were named the 2014 Deal Tank Winner for Best Investment Opportunity by ACG New York. The Deal Tank program featured a mock version of the popular TV pitch programs for the venture capital community. Four middle-market private companies seeking institutional capital to invest in their businesses made presentations highlighting their companies investment merits to a prestigious panel of four private equity investors.

It was a true honor to be named the Deal Tank Winner for Best Investment Opportunity by ACG New York, said Independent Merchant Group CEO and Founder Vito Pagano. Its great to be recognized for the amazing fact our company has continually grown at more than 100 percent year-over-year since our inception in 2009. Its a team effort at IMG as we continue to expand our client list of notable medium-sized and Fortune 100 companies located nationwide.

Independent Merchant Group is a company that saves businesses money on their credit card processing fees, while allowing them to maintain their current provider relationship. The firm works on a contingency basis with no upfront cost to the client if a savings is not found after an initial audit. The company also will confirm if the merchant is receiving the best pricing available for their business and industry. In addition, Independent Merchant Group utilizes their proprietary software application that monitors a clients fees to ensure contracted rates always are maintained by the bank and no erroneous fees or surcharges are added.

ACG New York thrives to work with and recognize firms that are making an impact in the middle market, said Bobby Blumenfeld, Executive Director of ACG New York. The Deal Tank event is a great opportunity for firms that are seeking institutional capital to invest in their businesses to present their business in a creative way. We are look forward to seeing IMGs future accomplishments in the middle market.

For more information about Independent Merchant Group visit

About ACG New York

ACG New York, the founding chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth, is the largest association of middle market deal making and corporate professionals in New York, with more than 1,000 members across all industry sectors. ACG New York facilitates long term relationship building, driving middle-market growth. ACGs members are focused on investing private capital, which benefits the pension funds held by municipal workers, fireman, policeman, health workers and others that provide years of service for the public good.

About Independent Merchant Group

Independent Merchant Group is the nations largest merchant services auditing and consulting firm. Founded in 2009 by credit card processing and merchant services expert, Vito Pagano, the company is entirely independent and not affiliated with any bank or credit card processor. Working on contingency with no upfront cost to the client, Independent Merchant Group reviews monthly statements and utilizing their proprietary software application, breaks down each charge to identify hidden surcharges, inflated fees and any errors which may be present. Visit for more information or call 212-257-6106.

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How White and Male Was the Media in 2014?

How White and Male Was the Media in 2014?
The media can seem like a boys club at times, particularly if you're opening a newspaper's sports section, tuning in to a Sunday talk show, or considering the directorial fate of an action franchise. But do the numbers support this assumption …
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100 greatest songs of all time
Rising out of the depths of the internet to embed itself in popular consciousness, Hozier's soulful, bluesy, gospel anthem offers a covert attack on organised religion while worshipping at the altar of sex. Impossible to resist singing along with every …

PCSO shares 2014, 1st sem 2015 accomplishments

PCSO shares 2014, 1st sem 2015 accomplishments
Speaking at the charity agency's Good Governance seminar on June 3, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Vice Chairman and General Manager Jose Ferdinand M. Rojas II reported that the total sales in 2014 from Lotto and other number games reached …
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Siman Sem Commits to Bison Basketball
As Valley News Live was the first to report Wednesday, Fargo North junior Siman Sem has verbally committed to continue his playing career and education at NDSU. His commitment makes him the first of the 2017 class. A 6'3" forward/guard at Fargo North …
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Sem girls, Crestwood boys open states against heavily-hyped Radnor
Wyoming Seminary's Alexis Quick, left, and the Blue Knights will be up against a tough task in today's state lacrosse opener while facing highly-esteemed Radnor. ×. Photo. Wyoming Seminary's Alexis Quick, left, and the Blue Knights will be up against a.
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Google Australia upped its taxes in 2014

Google Australia upped its taxes in 2014
Google Australia reported profit after tax for the year ending December 2014 of AU$ 49.3 million, slightly up from the previous year's result of AU$ 46.1 million — a 6.4 percent increase, according to the company's latest financial filing. The internet …
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What I Learned About Philly Through My Google Search History
I've had a Google account for the better part of a decade, and I'd wager that some of those years will go down as the best in my life. One of them damn well better be the worst. I was searching for a lot of different things through my 20s, and watching …
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Mountain View ready to 'play Solomon' with Google, LinkedIn expansion plans
Google's plan to build new office space for 10,000 workers under seven giant, translucent domes “exceeds expectations” set by Mountain View leaders, according to a city document published late Thursday. But it's still too big for what the city has in mind.
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