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Balancing act: Award provides reminder about importance of recognition

I generally try to avoid the spotlight, but my efforts in that regard were tested by a recent series of positive events

VW CEO vows progress on costs after leadership struggle

Volkswagen's CEO said the company is tackling its problems in the wake of a leadership struggle and promised progress on lowering costs and raising profitability. Read more »

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Money doesn't necessarily equate to job satisfaction

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The main cause for unhappiness at work is related to how much money one makes. However, there are some factors beside money which could be more important when looking for job satisfaction. Read more »

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Steve Eaton: eBay exile is small price to pay to be the proud owner of the holy grail of briefcases

I don't know who Jeffrey Benjamin is. No one does. But I own part of his famous "desktop collection," and it has changed my life. Read more »

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More Americans spending at least half their pay on housing

The surging cost of rental housing has squeezed a rising proportion of U.S. families since the Great Recession struck in 2007. Read more »

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How to fight the prom price war

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Many Americans spend $1,000 or more for their children's proms. There are ways to trim those costs without sacrificing the joy of the experience. Read more »

May 2, 2015

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Rural hospitals struggle to stay open, adapt to changes

After 45 years of providing health care in rural western Missouri, Sac-Osage Hospital is being sold piece by piece. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Crowdfunding: Where social media meets innovation

A decade ago, launching a startup venture was a “pipe dream” for most people, even in the “land of opportunity” that is the United States. Today, more small businesses are... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: A different view of the parable of the talents

"Talent" as a noun is an excuse. If you don't think you have it, you don’t have to try. ... However, what if we changed the word "talent" to mean "practice"? Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Utah retains top bond rating

The state of Utah announced Thursday the closing of two refunding bond sales and the affirmation of the state’s AAA general obligation bond rating by all three rating agencies. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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$100 million for a home? Luxury buyers reach a new threshold

The poshest of luxury homes are acquiring the cachet of a masterwork by Picasso or Matisse. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Exxon's 1Q profit falls 46 percent amid decline in oil price

Lower oil prices pushed Exxon Mobil Corp.'s first-quarter profit down 46 percent, but the results still beat Wall Street expectations. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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We finally understand what robots mean for the economy

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New research suggests that we may have misjudged what robots mean to the emerging economy. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Stop picking on the poor

If we are going to place restrictions on the poor, let's be fair and require the same standards and scrutiny for everyone who gets financial help from the government. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Pope echoes feminist anthem of equal pay for equal work

Pope Francis added his voice Wednesday to the feminist anthem of equal pay for equal work, saying it's "scandalous" that women earn less than men for doing the same job. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Report: Insurers skirt health law's protections for women

Some insurance plans offered on the health overhaul law's new marketplaces violate the law's requirements for women's health, according to a new report from a women's legal advocacy group. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Personal finance is all about self-control

You’re never going to win with money in the long term if you can’t learn to delay pleasure. That’s the bottom line. Personal finance is about controlling the person you see when... Read more »

April 28, 2015

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Balancing act: When everything comes together, life is in balance

As I've grown older, I've learned that things in life often don't work out the way you hope they will. But every now and then, they do. Last week, lots of little things came together to make me... Read more »

April 28, 2015

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Randy Shumway: A cure for the 'tapeworm of the economy'?

Predictive analytics and preventive medicine are transforming health care in the United States to be more affordable and more effective, allowing U.S. health care costs to decrease to levels... Read more »

April 28, 2015

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: House hunting in Okinawa

We were house hunting with my brother, Lew, in Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. More than 60 years ago, our father, Master Sgt. Lew W.M. Cramer, United States Army, was ordered from the Presidio, San... Read more »

April 27, 2015

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Why some handsome men have trouble finding work

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Being an attractive guy might not be enough to get you through a job interview, according to new research published in the journal of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Read more »

April 27, 2015

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How one woman unplugged from technology for her family — and how you can, too

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Science tells us that screen time puts our minds, bodies and relationships at risk. While many of us are required to stay connected for work, unplugging from daily technology is easier than most... Read more »

April 27, 2015

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Forget the watch: Apple's iPhones are still the main event

The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch. Read more »

April 27, 2015

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Why it's important to be yourself at work

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According to a study from Deloitte, nearly 75 percent of employed Americans admitted to covering up at least some part of their personality in the workplace in order to fit in. Read more »

April 27, 2015

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It can cost you $12,000 a year to buy groceries. Here's what it was like in 1917

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The cost of feeding a family can be anywhere from $6,000 to $12,000 a year. But it was a much different story back in the early 1900s. Read more »

April 26, 2015

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Can a company really be altruistic?

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Corporations are about making profits, so can they really build an business model around being selfless? Read more »

April 26, 2015

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