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  • Where the Wall Street Companies Are Moving Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 11:48 AM ET
    On July 1,  published an  called “Financial Giants Are Moving Jobs Off Wall Street.” It detailed an emerging trend in which major Wall Street companies are taking swaths of on-site mid-level jobs and relocating them to less expensive locations in the U.S. This phenomenon is known as “near-shoring.”It’s easy to understand the rationale. The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the financial crisis of 2008 and the Dodd–Frank Act of 2010 had a cumulative effect on many of these companies’ bottom li

    Which locations have Wall Street companies chosen for their mid-level operations? Read ahead to find out.

  • What Do Jobless Do When Unemployment Checks Run Out? Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 11:42 AM ET
    People check the jobs board at a Denver Workforce Center, part of the Denver Office of Economic Development, in Denver, Colorado, U.S.

    By year's end, about 2 million workers will see their unemployment checks cut off because extended unemployment benefits will end beyond the standard 26 weeks that states pay for. Congress could renew the program, but many economists say that's unlikely.

  • Public-sector reductions at the local level have subtracted almost a quarter of a percentage point from annual GDP each of the past four years. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • You Want Jobs? Do These Three Things Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 12:55 PM ET

    If privately held companies, which generate the vast majority of jobs in the U.S., are doing well, then why isn’t the unemployment needle moving, and why are we stuck in a kind of financial malaise? What’s behind this paradox?

  • Older Workers Need to Rebrand Online, Says AARP Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 11:21 AM ET

    While 50 percent of Americans between the ages of 50 and 64 use social-networking sites, few use them to find jobs, a skill many will need as they find retirement funds are short.

  • The Power of Unpopular

    We've long believed that you have to be popular to be successful...but many successful brands are now finding that if you want to dominate your field, being unpopular truly pays off, according to this author.

  • Your Desk Is Making You Stupid Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 2:58 PM ET

    Scientists once revealed that sitting all day leads to a cascade of harmful metabolic effects. Now there's new evidence that not only is it making you fatter, but it might also be making you dumber.

  • Hey, Boss — Time to Ditch the Corner Office Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 2:30 PM ET

    There's a palpable anxiety in Officeville these days, with worries about everything from the economy to job security.

  • Technology Grows Freelance Economy Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 10:49 AM ET

    How are middle market company CEOs thinking about the tradeoffs of using more technology versus hiring more people? With the wild proliferation of powerful cloud computing services and low-cost software platforms, as well as increasingly frictionless collaboration over the Internet, is technology investment proving to be the water in the gasoline of America’s job creation engine?  Or is it creating a freelance economy?

  • 10 Things Your Pool Guy Didn't Tell You Saturday, 28 Jul 2012 | 5:24 PM ET

    In order to make money, your pool guy's got to get your pool cleaned in 20 minutes or less. Chances are, there are a few things he didn't tell you. Like, for example, there is no doorbell on your backyard. Here are 10 things your pool guy probably didn't tell you.

  • Have you ever been stumped by a job interview question like, "Tell me about yourself?" It gets so much harder than that. Here are the top 25 companies that give the hardest interviews — and some sample questions to see if you can handle it.

  • Are You an ‘Exceptional' Leader - Does It Even Matter? Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 11:37 AM ET
    "How to Be Exceptional" by John H. Zenger, Joseph R. Folkman, Robert H. Sherwin Jr., Barbara A. Steel

    When employees were asked to identify the best leaders they have known of or have worked with, they were asked if these "great leaders" had any weaknesses. The answer is always the same, “Yes— they were not perfect.” So does being an "exceptional leader" matter?

  • Small Retailers Open Up Storefronts on Facebook Pages Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 10:44 AM ET
    Facebook

    More businesses are turning to Facebook merchant pages to raise their profile and boost sales. Here's how to effectively use social media for your business.

  • Fed Sees Both Benefits and Risks in New Moves Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 2:56 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The argument for the Federal Reserve to introduce another round of stimulus, and its reasons for hesitation, can both be summarized by a single number: 3.53 percent, the average interest rate last week on a 30-year mortgage, the New York Times reports.

  • Calling In Sick This Summer? Make It Food Poisoning Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 4:17 PM ET

    If gorgeous summer weather makes you feel like calling in sick, join the club! Nearly 20 percent of workers admit to calling in a fake sick day at least once during the summer. But let the ill beware — there's an art to the fake sick day. Read on.

  • Are You About to Lose Your Most Valued Employees? Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 12:19 PM ET
    The Enemy of Engagement

    New surveys suggest that U.S. employees aren’t going anywhere - but if you're a manager - this should send shivers down your spine, as this author explains.

  • Team Turnarounds by Joe Frontiera and Daniel Leidl

    Whether you're the coach of an NFL team or a CEO of a Fortune 500 - the authors of "Team Turnarounds" show how any team can ascend to the top.

  • Global Firms in China Upbeat on Hiring: Hudson Survey Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 5:34 AM ET

    This may not be the best time to look for a job, but in China employment prospects seem bright with multinational corporations (MNCs) looking to increase staff even as the global economic uncertainty forces firms across Asia to hold back, says a survey published Tuesday.

  • The Best Way to Explain Anything Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 1:46 PM ET

    Let's say you're explaining something complicated, like the brain, to someone like me, whom you suspect may not have one.

  • Bleak Jobs Outlook Raises Heat on Fed Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 12:43 AM ET

    The U.S. will make little progress tackling high unemployment before 2014 unless the Federal Reserve eases policy further, one of the central bank’s leading officials has warned in the run-up to a meeting next week where the option of “QE3” will be on the table. The FT reports.

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