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    I hate meetings. Everyone gets together in a room, and suddenly someone wants to turn it into a social hour. Others like to hear themselves pontificate. It's human nature when you're meeting face to face—the cadence of required pleasantries, the necessary warm up before FINALLY getting to the point, the public comment period which no one seems willing to end, the always-too-long wind down.

  • Young Employees

    What then is holding back women from aggressively touting their subject expertise outside their professional and personal spaces?

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    European finance ministers meet in Brussels Tuesday and much of the talk will focus on how the sinners can be punished.

  • Unemployment

    Companies are hiring again, but job seekers are facing more competition than ever before. Faced with that reality, people are using unusual tactics to get noticed.

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    Calling 2010 the "most game changing time yet for corporate responsibility" Ernst & Young's CEO Jim Turley stressed that "our professions are based on trust and there is a serious lack of that in the marketplace today."

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    We found that what’s best for the employee isn’t at odds with what’s best for the organization. On the contrary, doing what’s best for the employee greatly increases the likelihood of the organization’s success.

  • NYSE traders

    The ride may be bumpy, but the Dow is headed for 12,000 by yearend and 13,000 in 2011.

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    Gold prices are soaring because of growing inflation fears—both the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve seem to be on the path to permanently easy money with the Greek bailout and huge U.S. budget deficits.

  • Help Wanted

    Every entrepreneur has to master a variety of important skills but they may not be the skill set that helps you stay current in your field.

  • Trade

    The Commerce Department reported the March deficit on international trade in goods and services increased to $40.4 billion from $39.4 billion in February.

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    Wednesday, the Commerce Department will report the March deficit on international trade in goods and services. Analysts expect it to increase to $41.0 billion from $39.7 billion in February. My forecast is in line with the consensus.

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    For the unemployed trying to find a job, there are advantages to making your own job by starting your own business.

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    By establishing a 750 billion euro fund to bailout Greece and aid other struggling governments, Germany and other strong European states are chasing a dream—a single European currency and broader European unity—that may have no place in reality.

  • 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.

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

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    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.

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    A crowd of an estimated 7,500 workers and union leaders marched down Broadway toward the city's financial district. Check out the images.

  • Wall Street Protests

    Noisy protesters with signs took over two bank building lobbies on Thursday in a prelude to a Wall Street rally by workers and union leaders angry over lost jobs, the taxpayer-funded bailout of financial institutions and questionable lending practices by big banks.