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Got a permit for that? Uber and Lyft pickups not allowed at Louisville's airport either
Recently, we spotted this story on, noting that flyers coming into Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport are not allowed to get a pick up from ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft. Ride-sharing companies use mobile apps to connect users in need of a ride with nonprofessional drivers. They currently operate in Louisville and Lexington, along with many other U.S. cities. This got us wondering, is the policy the same at Louisville International Airport? Turns out…

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:44:00 +0000

Unemployment rates down in Maryland, Virginia
Unemployment rates fell in 34 states in October, including Maryland and Virginia, according to the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics. Maryland gained jobs in October, while Virginia lost jobs. Maryland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate last month was 6.0 percent, down from 6.3 percent in September, and down from 6.4 percent a year ago. Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.3 percent last moth, down from 5.5 percent in September and 5.4 percent in October 2013. The…

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:44:00 +0000

Why Anna and Elsa might just hold the key to getting girls interested in coding
The technology industry has long struggled to get girls interested in computer coding. But it may have found its secret weapon by enlisting two powerful allies to change that: Anna and Elsa from "Frozen." Nonprofit has teamed up with Disney Interactive to have the"Frozen" sisters star in a tutorial where young programmers can create ice fractals and skating patterns. is a nonprofit backed by big names in tech, including Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, with a goal to get more kids…

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:41:00 +0000

All 11 Minnesota Alco stores to close
Alco Stores Inc. is closing all 198 of its discount stores in the U.S., including 11 in Minnesota. The Coppell, Tex.-based chain declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October and announced Friday it will have liquidation sales all of its stores. The Minnesota stores are in Spring Valley, Pine River, Moose Lake, Manhomen, Warroad, Caledonia, Long Prairie, New Prague, Zumbrota, Paynesville and Olivia. The stores are typically located in rural communities and sell groceries, apparel, housewares, health…

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:37:00 +0000

Concur president: 'Nobody's losing their job,' Concur brand remains after $8.3 billion SAP acquisition
No employees are going to lose their jobs if Concur's $8.3 billion acquisition goes through next month as expected, Concur President and Chief Operating Officer Rajeev Singh said on Thursday. The 21-year-old travel and expense software company employs about 4,200 people worldwide, with most of them based at the company's headquarters in Bellevue. In September, the company announced it would be acquired by German software giant SAP for $129 a share. Shareholders approved the deal on Wednesday. Singh…

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:35:00 +0000

VideoBlocks' new platform will let stock video creators keep sales
VideoBlocks, a subscription-based provider of stock video and images ( which recently added music) without complex licensing agreements, announced Thursday it will begin rewarding content creators with 100 percent proceeds from sales of their video on a new platform. It's a move to reward content creators and grow the company's video library, VideoBlocks founder and CEO Joel Holland said. The new marketplace will work with Reston-based VideoBlocks' existing subscription model ($79 a month or $99…

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:35:00 +0000

Report: Houston apartment rents will continue to climb in 2015
Houston apartment rents aren't going down anytime soon, according to a market report by Transwestern. The Houston-based real estate firm released its 14th annual Trendlines report, which looked at emerging trends in the Houston commercial real estate market. In the multifamily sector, the city's job growth and subsequent population boom has resulted in skyrocketing rents and a construction frenzy. Here's what you need to know about Houston's multifamily market. Demand: Houston is seeing high…

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:34:00 +0000

10 Bay Area startups pitched at Demo but none were 'Gods' this year
Launching at the annual Demo fall conference in Silicon Valley is a big deal for the dozens of companies that get accepted, but they all want the added prestige of being chosen as best of show. None of the 10 Bay Area startups that pitched on their home turf on Wednesday and Thursday were selected as one of the five so-called "Demo Gods." In the end, winning the award won't mean anything unless it helps a startup gain traction — the buzzword of this year's conference. Traction is what investors…

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:31:00 +0000

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