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  • How to Answer Those Way Too Personal Questions Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 9:37 AM ET

    I usually advise business leaders to welcome questions, to step into them—literally, take a step forward—and to stay loose and relaxed. But when the question is inappropriate, do the opposite: hold back, even step back - and here's why.

  • 3 Employees You Need To Fire. Now Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:29 PM ET

    Your company is only as strong as its weakest employee. Here are the kinds of employees, who are preventing your start-up from growing. Do you have one on your payroll?

  • Richard Branson on Finding a Work-Life Balance Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 12:35 PM ET
    Richard Branson

    For an entrepreneur launching a start-up, it's easy to neglect your health and family. Writing for Entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson shares his tested strategies for staying successful and sane.

  • ‘Slice and Dice’ Credit Card Deals Return Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:28 AM ET

    The summer holiday that went on the American Express card, the private indulgence charged to a Victoria’s Secret store card, the winter wardrobe that won’t be paid off until spring.

  • Millennials Go Part Time for Full Time Pay Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:28 AM ET

    Younger professionals are turning to freelance jobs more aggressively than older peers. Is this a boom or crisis for younger workers?

  • Financial Services Groups Cut 9,000 Jobs Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:53 AM ET
    Martin Wheatley, managing director of the Financial Services Authority (FSA), speaks during a news conference at the Mansion House, in London, U.K., on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.

    The financial services sector has cut 9,000 jobs over the past three months as business volumes and profitability fell for the first time in more than three years, the CBI employers’ group and PwC have reported, the  Financial Times reports.

  • Education Nation: Growing Future Entrepreneurs Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 1:53 PM ET
    Education Nation: Growing Future Entrepreneurs

    Read any letter from a university president these days and you will inevitably find the words “entrepreneurial” or “entrepreneurship.”

  • Surgeons

    Puh-leeeeeease! That job is so overrated. Here are the 12 most overrated jobs of 2012 and, lest you think no one noticed, the 12 most underrated jobs!

  • The 12 Most Underrated Jobs of 2012 Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 5:00 AM ET
    Median Salary: $82,190“With the amount of work and school being so high, the perception is that, ‘If I’m going to do that, I should just be a person doctor!’” Lee said.In fact, there’s a real shortage of veterinarians, he said. Plus, you get to manage your own schedule, and you don’t have to worry about health-care regulations!What’s more, Lee said, Look at the baby boom generation: “They are at the wealthiest stage of their lives, and they all have pets!”Boom! Demand

    The job listing and advice site,, has come out with its annual list of the most underrated jobs. So, what makes a job underrated? Find out!

  • The 12 Most Overrated Jobs 2012 Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 5:00 AM ET
    Median Salary: $73,179 This hybrid left brain/right brain career may seem appealing and the perception is that you get to play with models all day. In fact, it’s always been grueling work, full of long hours, but it took a huge hit when the housing bubble burst — many architects had to go out of business because there isn’t enough demand for their services. But the housing market is starting to turn, finally, so stay tuned for next year – maybe it will change teams and be on the underrated list!

    Times change and professions that once seemed alluring may not be so glamorous now. Click for the 12 Most Overrated Jobs of 2012!

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    The percentage of U.S. consumers with two or more outstanding loans has nearly doubled since 2005, and the amount of debt is up more than 50 percent, according to new figures from FICO — the company that calculates credit scores for the major credit bureaus.

  • Paying for College: The Gift of Giving (Tax-Free) Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 12:31 PM ET

    The clock is ticking on tax rules that may change on January 1, 2013 and could impact the way parents contribute to a college education.

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    During an interview, how long does it take for a hiring manager to form an opinion about you? Not long, according to a new survey.

  • Create Your Own Job, Dirty or Otherwise: Mike Rowe Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    Mike Rowe of the television series 'Dirty Jobs' appears at an event to kick of American Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) advocacy campaign 'I Make America,' held at the Reserve Officers Association. The campaign is a national grassroots effort to strengthen American manufacturing jobs in the U.S. to improve economy and global competitiveness.

    On his show “Dirty Jobs,” Mike Rowe looks for people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and do whatever it takes to put food on the table. “It’s not just a tribute to blue-collar work and hard work, it’s a tribute to entrepreneurship,” he told CNBC’s "Street Signs."

  • Just in case you missed it, I wanted to share the 2012 Shortlist for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year.

  • World's Best Internship—Interviewing Porn Stars Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 3:23 PM ET

    Hey there. Feeling lonely in your dorm room? Looking to ditch your workplace virginity? Well, it’s your lucky day, son. A porn site is looking for an intern!

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    The current unemployment statistics obscure one simple fact: unemployment for people with technical skills is much lower than it is for the balance of the workforce.

  • Managing for People Who Hate Managing Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 12:04 PM ET
    Managing for People Who Hate Managing by Devora Zack

    Begin by taking solace that you not alone. The vast majority of managers struggle with managing others while managing themselves.

  • The author writes, "More recently, some electronic trading practices, driven by micro-movements in market price, are yet another indication that much of the market’s behavior is still driven by price-trending as opposed to value hunting."

  • Hate Meetings? Why Most Are Complete Failures Thursday, 6 Sep 2012 | 2:47 PM ET
    This meeting? Total failure. My nap? Total success!

    Feel like most meetings are a complete waste of your time? Join the club! Here's why most meetings are failures.

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