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Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce forms Cadet Club to foster student engagement with the local community

Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce forms Cadet Club to foster student engagement with the local community

November 13, 2018


Filed under Business, Campus

Do you want to expand your professional network off campus? Now you can have that opportunity with the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce Cadets program. November 11 marked the first meeting of the Cadets. The goal of this group is to get students involved in the local community. What does a Cadet...

Northeast Community College Board of Governors approves 2018-19 budget

Special to the Viewpoint, Reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Business

NORFOLK, NE – A decrease in funding from the state and no change in property valuations are among factors that will impact the operating budget for the next fiscal year at Northeast Community College. On Thursday, the Board of Governors gave unanimous approval to the College’s 2018-19 budget following a ...

Northeast continues to train the next generation of media professionals

Northeast continues to train the next generation of media professionals

May 11, 2018


Filed under Activities, Business, Campus, Local News, Meet Northeast, Top Stories

NORFOLK, NE – If you saw the feature motion pictures Mad Max: Fury Road or Kingsman: The Secret Service, they were shot using the same type of cameras and equipment that are being used by the next generation of media professionals at Northeast Community College. Now...

Pablo Escobar is old school; modern global criminal is a hacker

Pablo Escobar is old school; modern global criminal is a hacker

February 22, 2018


Filed under Business, Technology

WASHINGTON _ The amount criminals earn off ID theft, hacking and other forms of cybercrime worldwide is approaching the levels of global drug trafficking, and rising rapidly, experts say. Hackers display "shocking inventiveness" in leveraging technology for extortion as they cause losses of up to $600...

Indictments reveal how Russia taps digital tools to stir up discord in US

Indictments reveal how Russia taps digital tools to stir up discord in US

February 22, 2018


Filed under Business

Russia has been trolling the United States for decades. It bankrolled American authors who claimed Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy under the direction of the FBI and CIA; it planted articles arguing Martin Luther King Jr. was not radical enough; and it spread a conspiracy theory...

Netflix flexes its muscle again as it spends big to lure top talent from networks

Netflix flexes its muscle again as it spends big to lure top talent from networks

February 15, 2018


Filed under Business

LOS ANGELES — With yet another mighty roar, Netflix sent a warning shot to the rest of the entertainment industry — landing a new multiyear deal with prolific TV producer Ryan Murphy, the man behind 20th Century Fox Television’s “Feud,” “American Horror Story,” “Glee” and more. The...

How Trump’s tariffs could help — or hammer — one beleaguered segment of the U.S. solar industry

February 1, 2018


Filed under Business, Technology

WASHINGTON — Much of the U.S. solar industry is slamming President Trump’s decision to slap a 30 percent tariff on solar equipment made outside of the United States. But Trump’s confrontational approach has provided a glimmer of hope for U.S.-based companies that make polysilicon, a key component...

Target expanding same-day delivery with $550 million acquisition of Shipt

Target expanding same-day delivery with $550 million acquisition of Shipt

December 23, 2017


Filed under Business

By Kavita Kumar Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) MINNEAPOLIS – Target Corp. is getting serious about same-day delivery of groceries and other items with a $550 million deal to buy Shipt Inc. The cash purchase is the Minneapolis-based retailer’s largest acquisition in decades and represents o...

Tech support scams hitting more computer users online

Tech support scams hitting more computer users online

December 21, 2017


Filed under Business

By Robert Channick Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO – For consumers who turn over control of their computers to remote technicians online, the fix may already be in. A growing number of remote tech support scams are popping up, in which users facing “crashed” computers give online access for re...

7-Eleven testing mobile ordering, delivery and in-store pickup in some Dallas stores

7-Eleven testing mobile ordering, delivery and in-store pickup in some Dallas stores

December 19, 2017


Filed under Business

By Maria Halkias The Dallas Morning News (TNS) 7-Eleven has created its own smartphone app for on-demand ordering and delivery and is testing it first with 10 of its Dallas stores. It plans to roll out the 7-ElevenNow app to other U.S. markets in 2018. The Irving-based convenience store chain is...

Disposable credit card numbers provide extra security

Disposable credit card numbers provide extra security

November 28, 2017


Filed under Business

By James Rufus Koren Los Angeles Times (TNS) At a time when online credit card fraud seems like a foregone conclusion, here’s one potential solution: Instead of trying to prevent card numbers from being pilfered on the web, simply use numbers you don’t mind being stolen. That’s the pitch from...

Publisher Meredith is trying to buy Time Inc. with Koch brothers’ help, reports say

Publisher Meredith is trying to buy Time Inc. with Koch brothers’ help, reports say

November 16, 2017


Filed under Business

By James F. Peltz Los Angeles Times (TNS) Magazine publisher Meredith Corp. reportedly is again in talks to acquire Time Inc., this time with financial backing from the billionaire Koch brothers. Meredith — which publishes Family Circle and Better Homes and Gardens — recently approached Time...

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