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Small business survey results indicate positive outlook for the economy

For the most recent month, the NFIB's survey results show a slight increase in overall economic optimism.

On The Money: How new graduates can take on the job market

Recent college graduates entering the job market can face a variety of challenges, especially with a recovering economy. Read more »

March 24, 2014


On The Money: With changing seasons come seasonal jobs

As winter slowly gives way to spring, a fresh avenue of employment will bloom once again — seasonal work. Read more »

March 17, 2014


Teens struggle to squeeze into the job market

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Who are struggling significantly to find jobs? Teenagers, and it's not because they're lazy. A new report suggests its because they're being under-utilized. Read more »

March 14, 2014


Small companies pound pavement to get big deals

When a small business can boast having big clients like Wal-Mart and Procter & Gamble, their peers often want to know how they did it. Read more »

March 12, 2014


For women, lower grades might mean more money

Settling for less when it comes to GPA could be financially beneficial for women, The Washington Post’s Cathrine Rampell argues. Read more »

March 11, 2014


On The Money: Preparation can ensure job-fair success

Job fairs offer a good opportunity for job hunters to meet with company recruiters and explore potential employment. Simply attending a career fair, however, does not guarantee landing a job. Read more »

March 10, 2014


Which state has the most minimum-wage workers?

A recently released map shows some states are higher than the rest in terms of minimum-wage workers. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2014


Millennials shouldn't worry about tax season

Doing taxes shouldn't be a tough task for millennials. In fact, it's one thing millennials can do right among the other "adult" tasks they might not be doing. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2014


The 'Tips for Jesus' creator speaks out

San Francisco Magazine interviewed the original tipper for 'Tips for Jesus,' and found out a little bit more about the campaign. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2014


Maryland college wants to base president's salary on janitor's pay

A college in Maryland is in the early stages of approving a proposal that would make the president's salary based on whatever the janitor makes. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2014


LinkedIn gives members more room to share insights

LinkedIn is hoping to unleash more wisdom on its professional networking service by giving its 277 million accountholders more space to share their experiences and insights. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2014


Female breadwinners aren't always happy

Women who reluctantly became their household’s top financial earner are less happy, CNN reported. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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$1 million in taxes should equal 1 million votes, says billionaire

A billionaire put it pretty simply: If you’re paying $1 million in tax money, then you probably should get 1 million votes. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014


How I kept saving even during a job loss

A few months ago, I wrote about a job loss. It was a first for me. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2014

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How do successful people stay calm?

Forbes unveils 10 ways that successful people remain calm under pressure. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2014


Working sick? Your co-workers are sort of OK with it

A new survey by the National Sanitation Foundation found that workers think anyone who comes into the office while sick is a hard worker, or is the victim of low amounts of sick leave, according to... Read more »

Feb. 13, 2014


Home Depot hiring more than 500 for spring

The Home Depot is hiring 525 associates in Salt Lake City and 80,000 nationwide in preparation for spring — its busiest selling season. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2014


Proposed higher minimum wage for federal contract workers affects us all

Given the very divergent economies, demographics and resources in the 50 states, minimum wages should reflect the supply and demand for workers and their skills. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2014


Balancing act: Banks move away from the 'cult of overwork'

A recent New Yorker article talks about investment banks that are trying to change a work culture that stresses long hours in the office and little rest. Other industries would do well to follow... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2014


As bigger economies recover, emerging markets begin to stumble

Emerging markets, particularly in Latin America, are feeling currency fluctuation and other problems — which could affect global markets. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2014


Is there really a gender pay gap?

The difference between men and women in the workforce might not be as great as previously thought. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2014


Job insecurity: the American worker's reality

While the U.S. economy showed some signs of improvement last year, many American workers are not feeling these improvements when it comes to their careers, according to a new poll conducted by Op4G... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2014


This new device will help your boss keep track of you at work

Hitachi, an electronics company in Japan, has created a new device that'll give employers and supervisors an easy way to keep track of workers, CNN reported. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2014

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Delight customers by giving them what they didn't ask for

When customers ask us for something, our first inclination is most likely to give it to them. Naturally, our goal is to deliver value to those who pay the bills. And the customer is always right,... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2014


401(k) vs. IRA: 5 key differences

Both 401(k)s and individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) are investment vehicles that allow you to save for retirement. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2014


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