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Many cities in New England have spent all of the money apportioned to snow cleanup and removal.
2/27/2015
Relentless Winter Creating Financial Woes For Municipalities
Snow removal budgets are dwindling for many New England cities - some of which are operating in the red.
 
A sump pump is your basement's first line of defense from flood damage.
2/26/2015
5 Tips To Protect Your Home From Water Damage
These suggestions can give you the tools you need to combat flooding from melting snow.
 
Black ice can form whenever the ground temerature is at or below freezing and there's precipitation that's falling or already there.
2/25/2015
7 Smart Ways To Approach Black Ice
Black ice is one of the trickier winter conditions to adjust to because it's difficult to detect.
 
The Kia Rio four-door has the highest rate of roadway deaths, according to a new IIHS study.
2/24/2015
Study Reveals Cars With Deadliest Track Record
Kia Rio, Nissan Versa and Hyundai Accent have the highest mortality rates among 2008-2011 automobiles, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
 
Between 45 and 50 million vehicles on the roads has an unfixed safety recall, according to a new report from Carfax.
2/23/2015
Report: 46 Million Vehicles On The Nation's Roads With Unfixed Recall
A new study from vehicle history report company Carfax suggests 1 in 5 motorists is driving a car with a recall that hasn't been addressed.
 
Poor road conditions like potholes have cost consumers and insurers $27 billion over the last five years.
2/20/2015
Survey: Half of Commuters Affected By Pothole Damage
A recent poll suggests that 50% of drivers have sustained damage to their vehicles from potholes. 
 
Data exposure is a major threat to small business owners, demanding a reliable security system.
2/19/2015
4 Ways To Keep Your Business Protected From Cyber Attacks
Nearly three-quarters of security breaches affect small businesses. These tips can help your company avoid becoming a statistic.
 
At long last, the lengthier days of darkness are nearly over, as daylight saving time is just around the corner, the annual time of year where clocks "spring ahead," providing an extra hour of sunlight.
2/18/2015
Daylight Saving Time Linked with Spike in Car Accidents, Study Finds
A University of Colorado-Boulder study finds that the hour less of sleep that comes with DST is associated with higher crash incidents on the roads.
 
If a new poll is reflective of the nation at large, many Americans are not putting money aside for maintenance-related tasks.
2/17/2015
Homeowners Not Prepared for Maintenance Expenses, Poll Finds
Just one-third of homeowners has a budget for home repairs, according to a new survey.
 
About $19 billion will be spent on Valentine's Day gifts this year.
2/16/2015
Lovebirds Spending More For Valentine's Holiday
The average consumer will spend close to $150 on their significant others for Feb. 14, according to the National Retail Federation.
 
For the third year in a row, the Toyota Motor Corp. is the undisputed king of the automaking world, selling more vehicles than any other nameplate worldwide.
2/13/2015
Toyota is World's Top Automaker Once Again
Toyota Motor Corp. sold 10.2 million vehicles in 2014, the third year in a row that its sold more than any other nameplate in the world.
 
Replacing the front door offers among the highest returns on investment when it comes to renovating a residential property, according to a study conducted by Remodeling.com.
2/12/2015
Homeowners Should Consider Front Door Replacement, Study Says
Homeowners can recoup nearly all of their renovation spending by upgrading their entry doors, based on a new study from Remodeling.com.
 
Snowfall has led to more people taking advantage of telecommuting.
2/11/2015
Crippling Snow Leading Many to Work From Home
The non-stop snowfall in New England has led to business owners encouraging workers to stay home and get their jobs done from there.
 
After looking at collision claims occurring within the zip codes of the NFL's 32 teams, HLDI analysts found that the rate of claims tended to be higher on days in which the home team lost or tied than when it won.
2/10/2015
Auto Claim Rates 'Spike' on Days When Home NFL Team Loses, Study Finds
A new report indicates that collision claims stemming from accidents around NFL stadiums tend to be more frequent when the home team loses than when it wins, according to the latest findings from the Highway Loss Data Institute.
 
Gas prices have really gone through quite the transformation over the past several months.
2/9/2015
Fuel Economy Still Overarching Concern for Car Buyers, Despite Dip in Gas Prices
Gas mileage is the main reason why new-vehicle owners go with their purchase, according to a new J.D. Power and Associates survey.
 
Business owners can tap into a major customer market by being mindful of the mobile shopper.
2/6/2015
How Mobile Devices Are Changing The Landscape For Business Owners
Consumers' ability to access the Internet from anywhere is creating new opportunities for them - and entrepreneurs.
 
Whenever there's a crash, an auto insurance claim process ensues in order to determine how the accident happened and who may have been at fault.
2/5/2015
Will My Rates Go Up If An Accident Isn't My Fault?
You've just been involved in a crash but you're blameless for what happened. Should you expect to see your premiums go up?
 
Here are three ways to help retain your best workers.
2/4/2015
How To Retain Your Best Employees
1 in 5 workers age 55 and older have held 10 jobs more in their careers, according to a recent poll from CareerBuilder.
 
The following are some of the items that you should be sure to include in your car kit for when there's an urgent situation.
2/3/2015
5 Must-Haves In Your Vehicle's Emergency Kit
These five things should be included in your car care kit for when there's an accident that leaves you stranded.
 
No matter what your business, the customer should be your top priority.
2/2/2015
Why The Customer Experience Is So Important
If you've been a business owners for a while, you've probably noticed that the customer experience has never been more important than it is today. Of course, the customer has always been valued - after all, their spending dollar determines whether a business will succeed or fail  - but with an ever increasing number of companies entering the global economy, winning consumers' patronage is ultimately a battle of whose services leave buyers wanting more.
 
With subzero temperatures throughout much of the U.S. over the past month or so of winter, odds are you've started up the car before your morning commute to make the ride a bit more comfortable.
1/30/2015
Think Twice Before Warming Up Your Car in the Morning
'Puffing' is illegal in many states because it increases the risk of cars being stolen.
 
Though it's still early in the 2015 season, the polar vortex is back - and with a vengeance.
1/29/2015
How to Prepare for the Return of the Polar Vortex
These tips can help prevent your home from being victimized by Old Man Winter's wrath.
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