Brandon Ballenger Writer
I'm a freelance writer based in Pompano Beach, Fla. who's done work for The South Florida Business Journal and BusinessMiami, covering real estate, health care, and franchising. I received a bachelor's degree in English and public communication from Florida Atlantic University in 2008, and am currently pursuing a master's degree in communication there. In my free time, I read fantasy novels, plays video games, and take advantage of South Florida's perennial summer at the beach.
Posts by Brandon Ballenger
Apr 25, 2013 - Drivers in these cities wasted an average of 42 hours in traffic last year, new research says. On the worst roads, it was 62 hours.
Apr 25, 2013 - A redesigned Benjamin will be coming to banks near you Oct. 8. It's a little more colorful and has improved security features.
Apr 25, 2013 - It's not just the poor getting poorer: 93 percent of American households became worse off as the economic recovery began.
Apr 24, 2013 - The Dow dropped about 150 points in 2 minutes on Tuesday when a hacked news service Twitter account warned of explosions at the White House.
Apr 24, 2013 - An amendment that would have banned the practice failed in the U.S. House, but 6 states have laws to prevent it from happening.
Apr 24, 2013 - Research shows package size and how food is wrapped can affect how much people eat.
Apr 23, 2013 - Not sure you need or want a tablet? Reviews suggest this is one of the best economy options so far.
Apr 23, 2013 - We know that texting while driving isn't safe. But neither is using a voice-to-text app, new research says.
Apr 23, 2013 - A new study finds that almost half of billionaires are among the smartest one percent.
Apr 22, 2013 - Online protesters forced Congress to back down from the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill they said would invade user privacy. Now Congress is proposing something some say is even worse.
Apr 22, 2013 - Has Apple ever voided your warranty by claiming that you got an iPhone or iPod wet? You may be able to get some of this money.
Apr 22, 2013 - At some hotels, it may be impossible to get a refund at the last minute, no matter what the circumstances are.
Apr 19, 2013 - Researchers have found evidence that a mere sip of beer is enough to trigger a rewarding response in some men's brains.
Apr 19, 2013 - Find out how much you're contributing to various government priorities this year.
Apr 19, 2013 - Some experts say they can measure economic performance by the purchase of briefs, boxers and men's socks.