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    Five Steps to Better Back-to-School Shopping

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Another school year is quickly approaching, and now is the time to make sure your family is prepared! Back to school shopping is no small ordeal; a survey from the National Retail Federation (NRF) found that consumers are planning on spending $83.6...
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    Este Verano, PG&E Ofrece Opciones para Mantener el Interior de su Hogar Fresco y Reducir los Costos de Energía

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–  Como el mercurio sube este verano, los clientes están buscando las formas de mantener sus facturas de electricidad abajo. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) ofrece cinco maneras simples de combatir el calor y bajar  los costos del aire acondicionado este Agosto – típicamente uno de...
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    San Jose Receives IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Grant

    IBM sending experts here to help San Jose develop new technological tools in support of the City’s affordable housing and homelessness initiatives San Jose, Calif. – The City of San Jose has announced that it is one of five cities across the globe who have been awarded an IBM...
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    ¿Cómo hacer un viaje en carretera sin estrés?

    NewsUSA Los viajes en vacaciones pueden ser estresantes, pero también deben ser divertidos. La planificación anticipada y el cuidado adecuado del vehículo pueden reducir mucho del estrés que produce un viaje en carretera y le permitirá disfrutar el recorrido. Una lista con los aspectos del viaje lo ayudarán a...
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    Beat the Heat With a Working AC Unit

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau My apartment building doesn’t have AC, so in the summer heat I’ve had to keep my fans on full blast whenever I’m home. If, like me, you don’t currently have an air conditioning (AC) unit, you may be thinking about getting one....
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    Manténgase fresco con un acondicionador de aire operativo

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Mi apartamento no tiene aire acondicionado, por lo que en el calor del verano he tenido que encender mi ventilador cuando estoy in casa. Si, como yo, usted no tiene un aparato de aire acondicionado (AA), puede estar pensando en conseguir uno....
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    Battery-Free Cell Phones: Convenient and Good for the Environment?

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service SEATTLE – Cell-phone users are excited that the prototype for a battery-free cell phone might mean they could cut the cord to their chargers in the future. But the developing technology also may be a boon for the environment. Developed at the University of...
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    Sing What You Mean

    Shelly Palmer You wrote an explanatory email, you sent a PowerPoint deck, you crafted a white paper, you created an infographic, you made a video, and with all that, people in the meeting still had questions. It’s because you didn’t sing what you meant. My first job out of...
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    Watch Out for “Free” Wi-Fi Options

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau A few weeks ago, I was flying home to San Diego from Oakland. While waiting at my gate, I noticed a free Wi-Fi option next to the paid option that I had used on previous trips. As someone who loves a good...