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  • A Bidding Frenzy...for This Guy's Last Name?! Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 4:25 PM ET
    A Bidding Frenzy...for This Guy's Last Name?!

    Jason Sadler is the kind of guy who will sell you the shirt off his back. Now, he's going to go one better — he'll sell you the name off his driver's license!

  • Storm Over ‘Lagarde List’ Intensifies Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 4:49 AM ET
    Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director

    Greece’s parliament has been asked to investigate why two former finance ministers did not pursue possible tax evaders on the so-called “Lagarde list” of 2,000 Greeks with Swiss bank accounts, the Financial Times reports.

  • What do you do on a fake sick day? You shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it, baby, now (come on, baby) ... Twist and shout ...

    There’s more to high-school popularity than just being elected prom-king or prom-queen, a recent study from a top economic research organization has found.

  • Stuck In the Office? Here's What You're Missing Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 11:47 AM ET
    Stuck In the Office? Here's What You're Missing

    In their book the authors tell managers to get out of their offices and have more interaction with their people because employees may be telegraphing frustrations that you’re missing if you're stuck behind a desk.

  • Latest College Trend: Wanting to Be Wealthy Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 8:24 AM ET
    Student Loan Debt Hits Another New Record: Study

    A study of college freshman shows that 86 percent want to be financially well-off -- up more than 10 percent from last year.

  • Goldman Sachs' Tell-All Tells Little Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 12:28 PM ET
    Greg Smith, a former executive director at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

    It was an enticing tease, a resignation letter published in the Op-Ed pages of the New York Times. In it Greg Smith told the world why he was leaving Goldman Sachs breaking one of the most sacred rules and parting the curtains to give the public a look inside the legendary investment bank.

  • EU’s Female Board Quota Plan Set to Fail Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 2:42 AM ET
    One Billion Women to Enter Workplace in Next Decade: Report

    An EU-wide plan to impose a 40 percent female quota on listed company boards looks likely to be blocked on Tuesday as a rising number of commissioners have expressed categorical opposition to the proposal, the FT reports.

  • How Truly Committed Are You to Your Customers? Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 10:51 AM ET
    How Truly Committed Are You to Your Customers?

    Making business decisions for the benefit of your customers first will almost always pay long-term dividends no matter how tough they may be from a profit standpoint at the moment.

  • What an Earthquake Can Teach You About Problem Solving

    Most earthquakes aren’t 10’s - and most problems aren’t 10’s either. Here's how you can use the Richter scale to help you solve your problems.

  • Seasonal Odd Jobs: From Elves to Vampires Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 3:04 PM ET
    Hssssss! Where Wall Street Vampires Get Their Fangs

    From elves to vampires and reindeer wranglers, here's a look at some of the season's odder jobs. Wait, you want me to do what?!

  • How to Find a Great Job Now That You're Over 50: Author Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 9:50 AM ET
    Great Jobs For Everyone 50+ by, Kerry Hannon

    Have you sat in a job interview gazing into your inquisitor’s eyes and felt that he or she was only seeing your “expiration date?” If so, you wouldn't be alone. Ageism is real, writes this author who offers advice for those over 50 and looking for work.

  • Student Loan Debt Hits Another New Record: Study Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 12:13 AM ET
    Student Loan Debt Hits Another New Record: Study

    The average college student who graduated in 2011 had $26,600 in student loans, according to a new report, which estimates two-thirds of last year’s college graduates had student loan debt.

  • Steinbock: America's Unemployment Cliff Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 1:31 PM ET
    Five Players Who Can Drive Us Over the ‘Fiscal Cliff’

    In the next few months, America will not only have to cope with a fiscal drag but an unemployment cliff.

  • Top Destination States for Jobs Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 10:06 AM ET

    Read ahead to see what they are, and find out what employment data, industries and companies are located there to make them top destination states.

  • Hssss! Where Wall Street vampires get their fangs Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 2:50 PM ET
    Hssssss! Where Wall Street Vampires Get Their Fangs

    The teeth are pretty sharp on Wall Street but Father Sebastiaan van Houten, professional fang maker, makes them even sharper. Hsssssss!

  • Details of Greg Smith's Goldman Sachs Book Are Leaked Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 10:45 AM ET
    Details of Greg Smith's Goldman Sachs Book Are Leaked

    Greg Smith - the guy who sent the world's most famous, "take this job and shove it" letter when he wrote a blistering op-ed about life inside Goldman Sachs, will release his book, “Why I Left Goldman Sachs: A Wall Street Story” next week. But the NYT has leaked the contents of the first chapter of the book.

  • Higher-Income Workers Have More Work-at-Home Flexibility

    People who work from home some of the time tend to make more money than people who work exclusively at home or at the office, according to new data from the Census Bureau.

  • Skimming Your Way to 'Extreme Productivity' Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 10:43 AM ET
    Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours" by Robert C. Pozen

    If you want to read faster, you shouldn't try to read more words per minute. Instead, you should read fewer words per minute—those words most relevant to your work.

  • Yo, can your dog do this?!

    If you loved “Surprised Kitty” or “Sneezing Baby Panda” on YouTube but quickly opened another Internet browser at work so it didn’t look like you were slacking, you can come out of the closet, cute animal lovers. Now, looking at cute animals is work-related!

  • Is Your Suggestion Box Killing New Ideas? Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 11:45 AM ET
    Is Your Suggestion Box Killing New Ideas?

    Suggestion box programs fail not because of a lack of initial employee interest or enthusiasm. They fail because the process for managing and following up on the submitted ideas isn’t as rigorous as it needs to be.

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