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  • Stand Out - by Marcus Buckingham

    In this guest post the author writes, "We need to capture and share the best practices of top performers, and match those best practices with people best suited to use them. The catch is that you have to individualize."

  • Facebook's IPO Strategy

    Insight on why Facebook's founder/CEO wants the social networking giant to look and act more like a blue chip business, with Shayndi Raice, Wall Street Journal. The goal is to debut not as a young startup, but as a very sophisticated blue chip company, she says.

  • Former U.S. Speaker of the House and Republican candidate for president Newt Gingrich speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 16, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    It is the attack-ad technique of choice for 2012: Anything you have said or done on film will be held against you. Its prevalence has helped make the Republican primary campaign a ferociously negative contest.  The New York Times reports.

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    As Europe struggles with its debt crisis, U.S. businesses and financial firms are swooping in amid the distress, making loans and snapping up bank-owned assets. The New York Times reports.

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    The Justice Department has reversed its long-held opposition to many forms of Internet gambling, removing a big legal obstacle for states that want to sanction online gambling to help fix their budget deficits, the New York Times reports.

  • NXP Semiconductor has been in a world of hurt, but now the bulls are coming back.

  • The “Mad Money” host says “there’s no room at the inn” for these two groups in 2012.

  • Although one fund manager said he does not think equity prospects look particularly encouraging, he is finding value in an industry he formerly shied away from — technology.

  • Crystal ball predictions

    Europe's Saxo Bank has released the annual list of its 10 most outrageous predictions for 2012. The predictions include Apple's stock price getting cut in half, a dark-horse candidate getting elected as U.S. president and Australia suddenly falling into a recession.

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    While not unexpected, the resignation of OpenTable’s chairman is hardly good news for the already struggling restaurant reservation website.

  • This Year's Top Tech Gadgets!

    CNBC's Natali Morris shows and discusses the details of hot gadgets selling this holiday season, including the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook, and the LG Nitro android phone.

  • Solar panels at a solar photovoltaic power station under construction in Xining of Qinghai Province, China.

    Online search and advertising giant Google is teaming with investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. to develop four solar energy farms serving the Sacramento Municipal Utility District in California.

  • Salesforce.com and Qualcomm are the technology stocks to buy for 2012, Canaccord Genuity analysts say, while Netflix and Research In Motion are to be avoided.

  • The Apple iPad

    On Christmas morning, millions of people will unwrap new iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches — and immediately start downloading games and other applications for them. It is the biggest day of the year for app sales, which can mean big money for developers.  The New York Times reports.

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    After much hype about the IPO of Zynga, the stock had a disappointing debut as many analysts wonder whether the social media game maker will be able to keep growing — and if Facebook will get in the way.

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    Zynga’s long-anticipated IPO did not benefit from the same first-day bumps that LinkedIn  and Groupon soaring higher earlier this year. The social gaming company raised $1 billion—issuing 100 million shares at $10 a share – making it the largest Internet-related IPO since Google’s  $1.4 billion offering back in 2004.

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    An extended bank holiday in the European Union to halt a steep market fall, a third party candidate winning the race for the White House, and 50 European banks being nationalized are just a few of Saxo Bank's "outrageous predictions" for 2012.

  • The Power of Storytelling - by Jim Holtje

    In his new book, “The Power of Storytelling: Captivate, Convince or Convert Any Business Audience Using Stories from Top CEOs" Jim Holtje shares the stories of those corporate legends who inspired their employees with their deeds and with their tales.

  • When people lament the rising cost of a college education, they’re usually talking about tuition. Now,  an online resource for college students, has published  that shows that a bed and three square meals a day aren’t cheap either.The priciest dorms are largely in New York and California, where a place to live has never been cheap.The dorm prices show that this sometimes overlooked higher education cost can not only exceed $13,000 per academic year, but in some cases it can almost equal the pric

    When people lament the cost of  college, they’re usually talking about tuition. They often don't think of room and board. Now, there's a list  that shows that a bed and three square meals a day aren’t cheap either.

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    Because most pirate sites are abroad, beyond the reach of United States law enforcement, companies have been left with a Whac-a-Mole approach to shutting them down. The New York Times reports.