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  • Mayorga Coffee

    Through an 18 month period, we saw our overall cost of goods increase 40% and we challenged ourselves to take on the brunt of the impact.

  • Cyr: Food Inflation Squeezing Juice Business Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 10:44 AM ET
    SunnyD

    Consumers have been squeezed – and it shows in their purchasing behavior. In our business, each 1% increase in price typically reduces consumption by 1%.

  • Why Don Draper Would Fail in Business Today Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 9:52 AM ET
    Don Draper Madmen

    In today’s environment, whether you’re trying to convince someone to hand over their hard-earned money, adopt your ideas, or follow your advice, Don Draper’s arm-twisting approach simply won’t fly.

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    The CEO wanted to express his appreciation. "Thank you, everyone, for your hard work," he told several thousand employees. Some must have wondered, "Everyone???" Here's how to give thanks - and mean it.

  • The Best and Worst Jobs of 2012 Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 7:56 PM ET
    Audiologist

    The job market has begun a decidely ungraceful recovery. And if there's one thing the recession has taught us, it's that not all jobs are created equal. Here are the 10 Best and 10 Worst Jobs for 2012.

  • Compassion Inc.

    The author writes, "What has happened in the last 10 years is that, with the marriage of charity and consumerism, the focus has been moved from those in need—real people with real problems—to the consumer products that can attract the most popular celebrities and the charities that can attract the most corporate sponsors."

  • Teenager looking for work

    A new survey conducted by Junior Achievement USA and The Allstate Foundation shows us our teens are no longer as confident in their ability to achieve financial freedom. The survey of more than 1,000 14-18 year-old teens found that only 56 percent think they will be as financially well-off or better than their parents.

  • Dennis Kozlowski

    Imprisoned Ex-Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski begged for mercy from a parole board last week, before learning later that his plea had been rejected, a newly-released transcript of the proceeding showed Wednesday, USA Today reports.

  • CEO to CEO: Why Your Strategy is Failing Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 10:13 AM ET
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    Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn/Ferry International and author of "The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership" explains how to make sure you set the right strategy and make it stick.

  • What Is Your One Sentence

    In our world of information overload and short attention spans, what does it take to grab people’s attention? A good concise sentence will stop people in their tracks, writes the author.

  • 10 Signs That the Job Market Is Improving Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 1:51 PM ET

    So, the job-market recovery isn't going as fast as you'd like, eh? C'mon, this is America  where anything is possible — our glass can be half full if we want it to! Here are 10 signs the job market is improving. (And yes, there's math.)

  • Traub: The True Hidden Value of Activist Investors Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 12:07 PM ET
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    Active investors play a critical role in the capital markets by helping to advance the interests of the shareholders, boards and managements of the companies they represent.

  • Zafran: In Defense of Gordon Gekko Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 10:44 AM ET
    Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in the movie 'Wall Street'

    Corporate raiders may not be as villainous as you might think. If all companies were managed efficiently and profitably, there would be no opportunities for a “Wall Street” Gordon Gekko to exploit in the name of greed and short-term profits.

  • The Worst Jobs for 2012 Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 6:17 PM ET
    The job market is making a clunky recovery and there are some bright spots, as was evident in the Best Jobs of 2012 list from But with the good comes the bad, hence the 10 Worst Jobs for 2012. CareerCast evaluates 200 professions to come up with the best and worst lists, adding and subtracting a few jobs from the 200 list each year in keeping with the times. So what makes a job one of the worst? High stress, high physical demands and a tough or dangerous work environment, according to CareerCast

    The job market is making a clunky recovery and there are some bright spots. But with the good comes the bad. Here are the 10 Worst Jobs for 2012.

  • The Best Jobs for 2012 Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 6:16 PM ET
    The job market has begun a decidedly ungraceful recovery: Jobs have been added to the economy for 18 straight months and several gauges are back at pre-recession levels, including jobless claims and wage growth. But the job growth isn’t always as robust as many hope for and projections suggest it will likely take until at least 2014 to regain the millions of jobs lost during the recession.If it’s one thing the recession has taught us it’s that not all job prospects are created equal. CareerCast

    Jobs in the U.S. are seeing a slow recovery after being hit hard by the recession. These are the top ten best jobs in 2012 picked from Careercast.

  • Yes, You Can Learn to Be More Charismatic Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 1:38 PM ET
    The Charisma Myth

    Contrary to popular belief, people are not simply born charismatic— innately magnetic from birth.

  • Judgement Calls

    Science now proves we often make mistakes - but now, you can lower those odds of making truly costly errors.

  • The New Cubicle Revolution Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 11:13 AM ET
    The Work Revolution

    "Managers drive for conformity and consistency and dutifully, we show up to work the same time each morning in khakis and polo shirts, conforming to the “business casual” dress codes. But is this really the best way to run our businesses? Maybe we have it exactly wrong," writes the author.

  • Creating ‘Smart Trust’ in the Workplace Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 9:56 AM ET
    Smart Trust

    The author writes, "Greg Smith’s resignation letter from Goldman Sachs published in The New York Times has happily opened a dialogue about the significance of trust in the workplace—whether toxic, transformational, or somewhere in between."

  • The JOBS Act Frees Hedge Funds to Advertise Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 4:32 PM ET
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    The JOBS act enables hedge funds and private equity firms to solicit investors directly, instead of through third parties, which typically vet the firms before introducing them to clients, raising new risks to small investors unaccustomed to the complex and risky strategies the firms deploy.

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