Interestings Tidbits for October 25th, 2012. Computer Screens & Productivity.

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You may want to upgrade your employees to a wide screen monitor. Studies show doing so can improve productivity by an extra 76 workdays per year per worker, as it cuts the average time it takes to complete tasks by about 30%.

Research by Pew finds 30% of Americans ages 25 to 34 live with their parents or have done so in recent years.

CFPB has begun accepting consumer complaints about credit reporting agencies, including incorrect information on a credit report, issues with an investigation, inability to obtain a copy of a credit score or file, or dissatisfaction with the reporting agency’s resolution.

comScore finds about 50% of Americans own a smartphone, pretty staggering when you consider the iPhone was only released 5Ys ago.

Institute for College Access finds the average student loan debt for the college class of 2011 reached a record $26,500, up 5% from the prior year. About 67% of those who earned bachelor’s degrees last year took out loans to support themselves.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute finds small group dynamics (such as cocktail parties, jury deliberations, etc.) can reduce the IQ of some people in the group that are susceptible. For these individuals, social feedback can have a huge effect, reducing cognitive abilities and capability to solve problems.


Branch Manager that has worked in the small to medium sized business lending field. I have experience in all types commercial lending and I'm here to provide insights from a lender's point of view. I hope to impart some knowledge that can take your business or profession to the next level. I currently work as a Branch Manager at the 10th & Bannock Office for Banner Bank in Boise, Idaho.

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