What does hosting the 2011 MLB All-Star Game mean for Arizona? Host city Phoenix stands to make $60 million in revenue while the state as a whole will collect an estimated $150 million from baseball fans. The MLB’s vote to play the All-Star Game in Arizona has been a controversial one, in light of the strict immigration bill the state has enacted.
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Today’s businesses have many different ways to communicate with customers using social media tools. Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and email can help build engagement, brand awareness, and generate sales. However, depending on your message and desired outcome, one may be more effective than another. Understanding which to use when will help make your social media efforts successful.
If you have ever lost your phone or had it stolen, you know how horrible it feels. You not only feel disconnected, you quickly start to think about all the valuable information on your phone that you can’t live without – pictures, text messages, contacts, notes and more. In a new infographic, Lookout takes a closer look at how people lose their phones and how much it costs to get it back.
On July 9th, South Sudan became the world’s newest country, and will soon be admitted into the United Nations as its 193rd member state, following in the footsteps of such independent states as East Timor and Montenegro, which joined the international organization as the 191st and 192ndmembers in 2002 and 2006, respectively.
Other than their mortgage, most home owners’ largest home-related expense is their property tax bill. And it’s no secret that when it comes to property taxes, some states are much harsher than others. Consider this: In 2009, New Jersey home owners paid an average of 27 times more in property taxes than property owners in Louisiana. Ouch.
No doubt that the job market is intimidating and still grueling for recent grads. Fortunately, studies suggest that things are starting to turn around. 2011 grads can feel somewhat relieved that they will see more opportunities than their unfortunate 2010 and 2009 counterparts. Beyond that, certain industries will be especially lucrative for these young professionals. Check out our latest infographic to see which degrees are in the highest demand now, and which industries to keep an eye on over the next few years.
Money has evolved several times in human history: barter, coins, paper, plastic, and now, phones? It’s true —- commerce is the next major advancement in mobile technology. Through the use of ‘near field communications’ (NFC) chips, several companies are about to revolutionize the way we shop, replacing our wallets with our smartphones.