• Unemployment

    The Labor Department reported the economy added 290,000 jobs in April but the unemployment rate increased to 9.9 percent from 9.7 percent the previous three months.

  • Success or Failure - How's Your Power of Pull? Monday, 3 May 2010 | 1:38 PM ET

    Anybody who’s worked in a big company knows how hard it can be to find “the right someone” on short notice to help you solve a pressing business-innovation problem...But three big companies have begun to figure out how to build these large-scale pull platforms to create value for customers...and in the process, they’ve driven sustainable long-term results.

  • Do Liars Make Better Leaders? Monday, 3 May 2010 | 11:55 AM ET

    One recent study confirms that those in positions of power are much better at lying than those in relatively powerless positions.

  • Morici: This Recovery is Anti-Middle Class Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 11:18 AM ET

    Real GDP increased about $162 billion since the second quarter of 2009, when the economy bottomed out. Wall Street for 2009 paid out bonuses of nearly $150 billion on profits twice that amount. The rest of the economy, on balance, went backwards.

  • Tweeting Your Way Out of a Job Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 11:01 AM ET
    Business Mistake

    Remember the sheaf of papers you signed off on when you started work? Somewhere in there was your company's official Ethics Policy....nine out of 10 new hires simply sign off on that paper without given it more than a cursory glance. But today this policy may be under attack.

  • Goldman Sachs: Why Reputation Matters Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 11:04 AM ET

    Step back for a moment and imagine that your company is in Goldman's position right now: Universally reviled; Accused of betting against not only its own customers but the entire economic wellbeing of the country; At the center of an international political storm (one example: the bank has become a talking point in the UK general election); So unpopular that you can't find political support even among the most pro-business members of the opposition.

  • The End of Business Travel as We Know It? Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 | 11:41 AM ET

    It might not be business as your parents or grandparents would have known it, but there's little doubt that we're witnessing a paradigm shift in business culture around the world right now—with particular focus on doing business remotely.

  • What Does Earth Day Have to do With My Career? Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 3:10 PM ET

    With a static national unemployment rate and the economy barely past its recessionary level, we have a new decade of business to get used to. A green decade, that is.

  • Salaries: Q and A on How to Negotiate the Best Deal Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 11:31 AM ET

    From the recent Vault.com and SixFigureStart Ask Anything teleclass, here are some questions on salary: Lisa asks: What’s the best way to approach a recruiter about salary negotiation?

  • Earlier this year, I discussed the phenomenon of "Chief Sustainability Officers" and how companies, especially post-Copenhagen, are realizing that a quick fix for their bruised reputation is to name an executive their eco-officer. It makes them look good and provides great PR.

  • An Interview with the Godfathers of Supply-Side Economics Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | 9:51 AM ET

    Here are the clips from last night's historic interview with two powerhouse economic thinkers, both former economic advisors to Ronald Reagan.

  • Want to Be Successful? Think Like a Drug Dealer Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 12:12 PM ET

    You have to love a book that says, “Most business books give you the same old advice: Write a business plan, study the competition, seek investors, yadda yadda. If you’re looking for a book like that, put this one on the shelf.”

  • How Tiger Woods' Experiences Can Help Your Career Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 11:34 AM ET
    The Nike ad featuring Tiger Woods, seen here, will premiere tonight.

    No matter what you may think of Woods on a professional or personal level—or the issues of taste involved in splicing quotes to create an ad campaign around the concept of a dead parent expressing disappointment in the actions of their adult offspring—the question is one that we could all benefit by asking ourselves and those around us more often.

  • CEO Blog: A Cure for a Bad Reputation Friday, 9 Apr 2010 | 10:00 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    The number of Americans who say that corporate America has a good reputation is up 50 percent from last year, the first improvement in four years...according to a new survey. But this CEO says, "Before we give ourselves a pat on the back...We’ve still got our work cut out for us."

  • Your Questions on Cover Letters Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 12:27 PM ET

    The cover letter should not exhaust all or even most of your search time. Some employers don’t even read cover letters, and you don’t know in advance of sending it how much weight it will be given, so you don’t want to needlessly spend too much time on it.

  • Jamie Dimon

    Jamie Dimon’s defense of “big banks” in his shareholder letter seems to ignore the experience of the past two years, writes William Dunkelberg, Chairman of Liberty Bell Bank

  • Evaluating the CEO - Time to Go or Stay? Tuesday, 6 Apr 2010 | 12:58 PM ET

    It's been a sad year. We've all felt it, whether it's senior management or an employee at the other end of the totem pole. While companies hunkered down and waited for the worst to pass, some chiefs and senior management saw the downtime as an opportunity to mingle with their grassroots and take their open-door policy a step further.

  • The End of Wall Street and the Fall of a Generation Tuesday, 6 Apr 2010 | 11:23 AM ET

    In exposing the chain of events that led to the market’s collapse (liquidity and capital) and the government’s unprecedented bailout, Lowenstein pieces together the full story of “The End of Wall Street” as we knew it and what he calls, the fall of an entire generation.

  • Citigroup Execs Face Grilling over Risky Mortgages Tuesday, 6 Apr 2010 | 6:51 AM ET

    A panel investigating the roots of the financial crisis will press current and former executives of Citigroup at hearings this week about the bank's role in spreading trillions of dollars in risky mortgage debt through the banking system.

  • Would You Take a Pay Cut to Save Your Job? Monday, 5 Apr 2010 | 3:20 PM ET

    Glassdoor.com conducted a survey which shows employees are more confident they will not lose their jobs. However, three out of four are willing to take a pay cut to make sure. For people who are unemployed, nine out of ten are willing to work for less than they originally expected.

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