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An explanation of the 'shrinking pay gap' (+video)

Description of a video from the Pew Research Center that details the persistence of the pay gap between men and women. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2014


What retirees commonly miss about work

Once you retire, you're likely to need something besides your hobbies to occupy your time. Unfortunately, many people enter their retirement years without determining what their next passion will be. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2014

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Balancing act: It's not too late to give work 'gifts'

Instead of offering yet another list of resolutions for you to consider, allow me to instead suggest some presents you can give your teammates, bosses or direct reports to get 2014 off to a good... Read more »

Jan. 7, 2014

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High stakes for US families losing jobless benefit

The end of unemployment checks for more than a million people on Saturday is driving out-of-work Americans to consider selling cars, moving and taking minimum wage work after already slashing... Read more »

Dec. 28, 2013


1.3 million losing unemployment benefits Saturday

More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, entailing potentially significant... Read more »

Dec. 27, 2013


Associated Press Interview: Outgoing NYPD head reflects on job

As he has throughout his tenure as the city's longest-serving police commissioner, Raymond Kelly puts the credit for a record reduction in crime and the absence of a terrorist attack in the dozen... Read more »

Dec. 26, 2013


Forbes article links LDS missionary service to entrepreneurial skills

Being a missionary is good preparation for doing business in a foreign country, according to an article that ran Tuesday on Read more »

Dec. 21, 2013


Q&A: Crowdfunding your small business or startup: What you need to know

al law promising an easier process for raising capital has energized entrepreneurs and investors, but many experts are pointing to the caveats. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2013


Balancing act: Work, life come together at school career day

My quest for good work-life balance is always challenging, often rewarding and, occasionally, scary. The latter was the case last week, when I had the opportunity to talk about my job to four... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2013


This year's 20 most popular financial insights

Among the many values struggling to survive in modern life, financial responsibility is of key concern to many Americans. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2013


Business owner talks winter appropriate business attire

Overdoing it is the biggest mistake people make with winter work attire, said Rachael Hammarback owner of R.H. Standard in Grand Forks, N.D. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2013


What managing money has taught me about judging others unfairly

Do you judge others based on their money habits? This article explores why it's so easy, when we should do it and when we shouldn't. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2013


Randy Shumway: Why so early? Holiday spending season growing by length as well as profit

Think back to October. Traditionally, this is a month marked by Halloween costumes and plastic jack-o-lanterns lining store aisles. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2013


Balancing act: How connected is too connected when it comes to work?

In a new survey, about 38 percent of respondents said they would always answer an after-hours call from the boss, while 17 percent said they sometimes would, 11 percent rarely would and 34 percent... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2013

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Efforts underway to prevent hepatitis C outbreaks

David Kwiatkowski's six-month stint at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs medical center was about to end in 2008 when a doctor proposed extending the traveling technician's contract. Don't do it, one... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2013


Robots vs. minimum wage: As pressure grows on McDonald's, Applebee's does an end run

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As pressure has been growing to hike the minimum wage, President Obama is now taking up the cause. Meanwhile, without great fanfare, two major restaurant chains have taken the first step toward... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2013


Dave Ramsey says: Put a temporary stop to investing while you’re getting out of debt

Personal finance guru Dave Ramsey gives advice about paying into 401(k) contributions while getting out of debt. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2013


What do the new jobs numbers mean?

National Edition

The jobless rate dropped to a 5-year low — but that doesn't mean the job market is out of the woods yet. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2013


Jobless claims drop to near 6-year low

National Edition

Less Americans are filing for unemployment benefits and have neared a six-year low, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. Read more »

Dec. 5, 2013


Balancing act: Humility, confidence help when managing workers who are older than you

How do you earn respect as a manager when your team members are older and more experienced than you are? Here are some tips that may help. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2013

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Start thinking about retirement while in your 20s, experts advise

Young adults need to start thinking about retirement and taking steps in their 20s — even early 20s, financial experts say. Here are the whys and hows. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2013


Black Friday nationwide coverage: Shoppers find better online

The holiday shopping season kicked off early, as several retailers began offering deals on Thanksgiving Day. Many people complained about the early start and the mad rush for deals — yet they... Read more »

Nov. 29, 2013


Anxiety of job loss plagues 6 of 10, new survey finds

National Edition

Six out of 10 American workers fear they will lose their jobs due to economic instability, a troubling finding in what is technically the third year of economic recovery, according to a new survey. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2013


Balancing act: Flexible schedules may lead to lower costs, more loyalty

If it seems like I'm always beating the drum for improved work flexibility — well, I am. But I'm not alone. I receive emails every week supporting my belief that flexible work options often... Read more »

Nov. 26, 2013


Inmates learn tech sector from Silicon Valley pros

The budding entrepreneurs wear blue sweat pants labeled "prisoner" and huge, flapping blue shirts. Their doors are triple locked, and lunch is a stale peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Complicating... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2013


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