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    Glimmer of Hope for Holiday Retailers

    Glimmer of Hope for Holiday Retailers
    Dec. 29--Retailers posted a welcome increase in sales over the holidays, but industry experts say the future still holds a lot of uncertainty. "There are so many unknowns ... it's just hard to predict," said Lars Perner, a marketing professor with the USC Marshall School of Business. Consumer spending rose 3.6 percent from Nov. 1 through Dec. 24 compared with the ...
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    The Ultimate International Job Guide for College Graduates

    The International Job Guide What do you do if you graduate during the worst American economic recession in a generation? Simple: Leave America. Just because your options for employment have been limited by the highly competitive job market doesn’t mean that the world is out of jobs, it just means you need to broaden your horizons. MonsterCollege has compiled a guide ...
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    Yo, Job Seeking Advice Via the Jersey Shore!

    Thought The Jersey Shore was just all tanning, fist pumps and hair gel? Think again! Turns out the kids from Joizy can teach us about more than just Ed Hardy, Italian flag ornamentation and extreme midriffs. Their “techniques” can get your resume noticed, rock an interview and even get you hired! Think we’re kidding? Get in the zone and check ...
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    How to Beat the Odds and Roar Out of the Recession

    How to Beat the Odds and Roar Out of the Recession
    Do you believe in odds? Recent research from HBR shows that only 9 percent of companies come roaring out of a recession stronger than ever. Where should you place your best bets to prepare your business or firm to rebound out of this recession the fastest? The answers are in the latest issue of Harvard Business Review in an article titled, ...
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    The World's 20 Worst Places to Work

    Hardship Posts These days few workers feel confident enough to make demands of their employers. With the global economy enduring the worst downturn in decades, lots of workers in the U.S. and other countries are happy to have a job, any job. There are places, though, where it's so tough to live that employees can still get companies to pay them ...
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    Your Key to Success: Help Others Succeed

    Your Key to Success: Help Others Succeed
    Anyone who thinks humans aren't self-centered hasn't traveled much lately. Why is my flight late? Where are my bags? You're not going to sit next to me, are you? This line is holding me up. Your incompetence is making my life hell. It's all about us, isn't it? The next time you're at the airport, take a good look around. Notice ...
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    10 Best and Worst Bosses: Which One Are You?

    We’ve all had bosses that we’ve either loved or hated. The boss who helped you get that promotion, or the one who clipped his toenails at his desk. Some help us advance our career, while others seem to hold us back. Different leadership styles can lead to different results for each employee. But certain styles seem to be good or ...
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    Taking 'Office' Lessons from the World's Greatest (Inept) Boss

    Taking 'Office' Lessons from the World's Greatest (Inept) Boss
    Supervisors, middle managers and corporate executives — suits, if you will — tonight will be going to a frightening source for leadership lessons. Many will put down their copy of The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker and tune into the one-hour season premiere of NBC's (GE) comedy The Office. This borders on disturbing. After all, the show centers on a bumbling ...
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    Tiger Woods' Other Victims

    Tiger Woods' Other Victims
    Woods hurt more than his family and his sponsors. Thousands of others depended on him, both economically and spiritually 1. Tiger's Collateral Damage: Who Else Will Be Hurt? As the Tiger Woods scandal continues to unfold, sponsors are reevaluating their relationship with the golf superstar. Accenture (ACN) announced on Sunday that Woods is "no longer the right representative" for them; Gillette ...
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    10 Worst Time Wasters at Work

    Time flies when you're wasting it These days, no one can afford to waste time at work. Thanks to widespread downsizing, workloads are piling up. Unfortunately, extra hours in the day are not. Maximizing your time at work can mean the difference between leaving at a reasonable hour (i.e. holding onto your sanity) and staying late unnecessarily. You’ve got a ...
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    The 25 Species of Coworkers

    They might be lurking in the cubicle next to you or lounging in a cushy corner office. They could be e-nagging you daily or haunting your dreams at night. That’s right, the people you work with have the power to influence, annoy, inspire, and scare the living daylights out of you (work nightmares, anyone?). Since you’re stuck with them 40 hours ...
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    Pleasures and Perils of PTO

    Pleasures and Perils of PTO
    Weary of the costly games some workers play with elaborate systems of vacation, personal and sick days, many large employers have shuffled the deck and called a new game: Paid time off (PTO). PTO plans, by which employees accrue days off in a single account and spend them more or less as they wish, are a mixed bag from the worker's ...
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    Facebook Instant Personalization Feature Protested by Privacy Advocates

    Facebook Instant Personalization Feature Protested by Privacy Advocates
    Facebook has found itself in hot water over the last few months with very public changes to its privacy policy that would result in more of a user's personal information being shared with third-party websites. The backtracking on privacy for users of the site has raised the ire of more than one consumer watchdog group and some Senators as well.Senator Schumer sent ...
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    Apple Moves One Million Units of Its "Magical" iPad

    Apple Moves One Million Units of Its "Magical" iPad
    Many people weren't sure what to make of the Apple iPad when it was introduced by Steve Jobs in January. The iPad was meant to dive into a market that has largely failed to gain traction due to the use of Windows-based tablets and convertible notebooks that were never built from the ground up for touch-based input. However, Jobs must be ...
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    China Forces Foreign Firms Selling to Government to Provide Encryption Codes

    China Forces Foreign Firms Selling to Government to Provide Encryption Codes
    There are many security companies that provide a wealth of products from security software to portable hard drives that use encryption to protect the data. The key to keeping the data secure on the drives is the security of the encryption keys.These keys are often the same for all of their products no matter what country they are sold in. That ...
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    New Year, Familiar Challenges for Finance Execs

    New Year, Familiar Challenges for Finance Execs
    The best thing I can think of to say about 2009 is that it's over. New year? Bring it on. Economically speaking, it can't be any worse the previous one, can it? Of course, 2010 likely won't be a walk in the park, either. Scores of challenges loom on the horizon for corporate America, and the folks at Financial Executives International ...
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