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Six things small businesses can do to improve cybersecurity

Joyce M. Rosenberg •
The Associated Press
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NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses can be more vulnerable to cyberattacks than larger companies because they often don’t have sophisticated and comprehensive systems to protect themselves from hackers, viruses, malware and what’s called ransomware. And owners who are focused on customers and employees may not ensure that their defenses are up to date. But

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Four money lessons my parents taught me as a kid that made me good with money today

Anna Baluch •
Business Insider
4 money lessons my parents taught me as a kid that made me good with money today

Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. We may receive a small commission from our partners, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Anna Baluch’s parents taught her money lessons as a child that she still uses today.

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New report details growth in Chicago tech community

Targeted News Service
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Tech-related employment in the Chicago metropolitan area increased by 5,971 new jobs in 2018, according to Cyberstates 2019(TM), the definitive guide to tech sector and workforce analytics released this week by CompTIA, the leading technology industry association. Net tech employment in the Chicago market grew by 1.8 percent last year to an estimated 344,146 workers

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Aging parents and real estate investments

Carolyn Rosenblatt •
Forbes
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For aging parents who had a measure of financial success, real estate investments are not unusual. Their portfolios can include single-family rental homes, apartment buildings or commercial entities. When they were younger, many of these seniors took pride in managing these investments themselves. But time can take its toll. We are seeing age-related problems eroding

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