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  • Management Reset

    The authors of the new book write, "The time for a management reset has come, and it’s not simply a matter of making leaders more effective or adopting the latest twist on how to engage employees. Rather, it must be a seismic change; a complete rethinking of what an organization’s objectives are and the way they are achieved."

  • Oscar Awards

    There's no question, live events are in demand. There's plenty of speculation why, including bad weather this winter. But there's also plenty of talk about the "Twitter Effect."

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks ended slightly higher after trading lower most of the session as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the central bank would continue to stimulate the economy, even amid signs of growing strength in the U.S. economy, evident in news out early in the session. Cisco and BofA rose, while Merck fell.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks turned higher after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the central bank would continue to stimulate the economy, even amid signs of growing strength in the U.S. economy. Cicsco and Bank of America rose, while Merck fell.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks fell Thursday as investors weighed strong signs of an economy on the mend against increasing worries over Egypt and signs pointing to an end to the recent rally.  Merck and Alcoa fell, while Bank of America gained.

  • U.S. stocks were set for a lower open on Thursday as investors weighed hints of an improving economy against increasing disorder in Egypt and signs pointing to an end to the recent rally.

  • Clay MTTHEWS

    The Super Bowl promises to be a hair-raising matchup between two former USC Trojans, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu and Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.

  • Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation

    At a dinner of media, advertising and Internet execs, hosted by consulting company MediaLink LLC, Rupert Murdoch stood up and raised a glass, saying it's more important than ever for News Corp to work with technology companies early in their content development process.

  • VirtuWatt

    Whether it's a startup in need of capital to power growth or a bigger company looking for a new source of growth through an emerging sector, more deals are being done.

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    Whether it's home heating oil or a loaf of bread, inflation is already here. So even if traditional measures don't show major increases, consumers know what they see.

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    You might have noticed the ads for brands like Dove, Neutrogena, Vaseline and Nivea, all angling for a piece of the valuable men’s skincare space. But something isn’t working. According to Mintel, a market research tracking firm, men are expected to spend 10.2 percent less than they did last year on this sector of the men’s grooming business.

  • Stocks surged to two-year highs on Thursday as all the major indexes rose beyond their closing highs for the year in the wake of the Federal Reserve's decision to buy $600 billion in Treasury bonds to boost the economy and news that President Obama said he was open to extending the Bush-era tax cuts to all income levels. JPMorgan and BofA gained.

  • Stocks continued to soar to new highs for the year Thursday, with banks getting a boost from news the Fed will allow "healthy" institutions to raise their dividends. BofA and JPM gain.

  • Fed policy captures traders' attention. Also: October retail same-store sales were a mixed bag: some tricks, some treats. It's important to note that estimates have been coming down all month, and only about half have beat the consensus.

  • Workers harvesting oil palm fruits at an Indonesian plantation.

    Walmart announced last week it would soon require companies to prove it used only sustainably sourced palm oil.

  • Think you’ve got a hot tip on a buyout rumor? Think again. None of the rampant deal speculation in the market this month has come true.

  • Investors were chattering about the sharp move higher in stocks this September and what to make of weakness on Monday. Should you position for further gains?

  • Stocks lost ground in the last half hour of trading and closed near the lows of the session Monday amid light volume and a flurry of merger and acquisition activity.  AT&T and American Express rose, Bank of America fell.

  • Stocks added to modest losses ahead of the close Monday amid light volume and a flurry of merger and acquisition activity.  AT&T and American Express rose, Bank of America fell.

  • Stocks were slightly lower Monday amid a flurry of merger and acquisition activity and in the absence of significant economic news.  Alcoa fell, HP gained.