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'Shark Tank' investor Barbara Corcoran's key to success: Daydreaming

Barbara Corcoran made her money building a real estate empire, but that doesn't mean she always had a plan.

Good manners count in business setting

Good manners are a measuring stick in professional settings, even if people aren't overtly taking notes. Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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Will there be a three-day workweek? The world's richest man thinks so

The world’s richest man thinks the three-day workweek will happen, along with a later retirement age. Read more »

Oct. 9, 2014

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How to answer 10 weird questions you'll get in an interview

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Yes, you might get some weird questions during an interview. Here are 10 of the strangest. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2014

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If you could work abroad, what country would you choose?

Only 31 percent of Americans would consider working outside of the U.S., while over 60 percent of the global population would willingly move abroad for work. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2014

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Hacking a big danger for small businesses

It's not just big businesses like JPMorgan Chase, Target and Home Depot that get hacked. Small companies suffer from intrusions into their computer systems, too. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2014

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Balancing act: Survey — Workers choose telecommuting to avoid office politics, interruptions

Fifty-four percent of respondents in a new survey said that their home, not the office, was their location of choice to undertake important job-related assignments.When asked why, avoiding office... Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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Longer hours, intense workloads could be killing you

Would you speak up if an employee or peer were working himself close to a hospital stay — or maybe even to death? Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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Employees are tired, but time off may not be the answer

Some employers are taking drastic measures to ensure their employees’ happiness, but researcher Christina Maslach thinks that most companies aren’t addressing the real issue. Read more »

Oct. 2, 2014

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7 ways to help your loved one when they've lost their job

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Your loved one just lost their job. So what can you do to help them? Here's a look at the different things you can do. Read more »

Oct. 1, 2014

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How home life affects the job market, and vice-versa

A better job market is linked to a more motivated, supported, financially successful, content and physically healthy workforce, according to a recent Gallup survey. Read more »

Oct. 1, 2014

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Employees with work friends more committed to companies, study shows

A recent national study of worker relationships says work friends matter more than ever and companies should care more about fostering those connections. Read more »

Sept. 30, 2014

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Choose temp work for career advancement

The number of workers employed through temporary help agencies is at all-time highs. Each week about 3 million people — 2 percent of the workforce — cycle through staffing companies. Read more »

Sept. 30, 2014

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Macy's holiday hiring up 3.6 pct

Macy's plans to hire about 86,000 seasonal holiday workers nationwide to bolster its stores, call centers and distribution hubs. That number represents a 3.6 percent increase from a year ago. Read more »

Sept. 29, 2014

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4 things you don't want your boss to know

There are some things you might want your boss to know, but here's a list of four things that might be worth hiding. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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Something that may have caused the Great Recession of 2008 is coming back

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Subprime lending is back. This time for auto loans. The question is whether or not subprime lending to borrowers with poor credit will lead to another financial bubble bursting and Round 2 of the... Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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Work is sometimes the best medicine

Your job may cause you stress or frustration, but it could also be the best medicine. New research has shown that those with anger and depression can benefit from a stressful work environment. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014

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The power of girls and tech could change the world

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What would you like the world to look like in 2030? World leaders, acclaimed activists and a few celebs put their heads together at the annual Social Good Summit in New York City. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014

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How the fashion industry drives your shopping choices

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The fashion industry operates at high speeds. Consumers take advantage of low prices, buying clothes often. Why are some industry insiders trying to pump the brakes? Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014

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Private actions are company business

The nation may still be debating the NFL’s handling of Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice’s domestic troubles, but the message the incident has sent is clear — messing... Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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Americans aren't confident about their financial situations

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The 2014 American Values survey illustrated a gloomy economic situation in American households. Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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Balancing act: Do you love your boss, or is he 'missing in action'?

I've been lucky to work for several managers who proved through their words and actions that they genuinely cared about my success and about me as an individual. I'm sure I'm not alone in this good... Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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Alicia Keys is asking a simple question to save kids and help the poor: Why are we here?

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R&B singer Alicia Keys received a standing ovation when she announced that she was kicking off the movement "We Are Here" movement with $1 million of her own money at the annual Social Good Summit... Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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How much of your paycheck do you take home?

Ten percent of middle aged Americans have their wages slashed by debtors, NPR reported last week, and over $50 billion in consumer credit card debt will likely be added to America’s existing... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

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Why one inner-city kid didn't sell drugs to make ends meet

Noe Rueda was raised in a loving but devastatingly poor home on Chicago’s West Side. To make ends meet, and to help financially support his mother and family, Rueda sold odds and ends and... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

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Wal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10 pct

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial holiday season, an increase of nearly 10 percent from last year. Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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