Minorities are disproportionately failing Florida's controversial teacher licensing exam

Two years after we first exposed how thousands of teachers and aspiring teachers are failing a revised teacher licensing exam, state data reveals minority examinees are disproportionately failing the state mandated teacher test. “These are tears of frustration,” former Florida teacher Deborah Quinn told us this summer after learning she was terminated from her South Florida […]

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Ball State entrepreneurship program ranked 12th nationally

For the second year in a row, Ball State has been ranked as one of the top 25 schools for undergraduate entrepreneurship studies, but this year, Ball State moved up eight spots from 20th to 12th. The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine ranked schools based on surveys that  administrators at more than 300 schools took […]

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Mike Chambers Named CBO at Partners Bank of California

Partners Bank of California (Partners Bank) (OTC: PBKX) has announced the appointment of Mike Chambers as Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer. A founding employee and investor of Partners Bank, Mike has passionately embraced the role of leading ˜ambassador of the organization to both clients as well as the communities that the bank serves. Prior […]

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FOREX-Safe haven dollar firms on global slowdown fears, trade tensions

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The dollar traded firm against major peers on Wednesday, extending overnight gains as investors shunned riskier assets in favour of safe haven currencies on escalating worries about slowing global growth and the U.S.-Sino trade war. FILE PHOTO: Iranian rials, U.S. dollars and Iraqi dinars at a currency exchange shop in Basra, Iraq, […]

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The Great Cryptocurrency Scam

I’ve previously written about Bitcoin in the following articles: The Great Bitcoin Scam (12/28/2017) Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency: Unsuitable At Any Speed (4/14/2018) Why Bitcoin Is So Volatile (2/9/2018) Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency And The Government Regulation Paradox (11/29/2018) When I wrote the first article, Bitcoin was trading at $15,433 after falling from its all-time high of $19,783 […]

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DevOps at Scale – Success Stories

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Romaine lettuce warning: CDC says E. coli outbreak has sickened 32 people in 11 states – USA TODAY

Ryan W. Miller USA TODAY Published 9:18 PM EST Nov 20, 2018 Americans should not eat any romaine lettuce amid concerns over a new E. coli outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday. Consumers should throw away any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants should not sell or serve it, the CDC said.  […]

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This Is What A Stock Market Bubble Bursting Feels Like

Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg As the Nasdaq extends its swoon in Tuesday morning trading, it’s helpful to look at history as guide for such pullbacks.  Though the markets are off their lows as of 11 a.m., a historical–as opposed to one-day–focus should be enlightening your investment decisions. The bursting of the tech bubble in the summer […]

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Couple gets Amazon packages they didn't order – WXYZ Detroit

UPDATE: Following the Action News story on mystery Amazon packages, a representative from the company contacted the Troy couple and told them the sellers of the mysterious packages were tracked down and those products have since been taken off of the website.  ___ Who doesn’t like to get free stuff? But is it possible to […]

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10 ways to save a lot of money — even if you’re not a high earner – MarketWatch

If you read a lot about how to save money, you may believe that the biggest scourge threatening your financial goals are subscription boxes, latte consumption and envy of the Joneses. Having worked within personal finance with people with modest incomes for nearly 20 years, I have learned that there are even bigger threats looking […]

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