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Business News

Gauge of US economy posts 0.9 percent October gain
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — An index designed to predict the future health of the economy rose in October at the fastest pace in three months. The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of leading indicators increased 0.9 percent last month following a 0.7 percent rise in September, (more »)

Career Development

3 Ways To Create Thought Leadership
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How would you like to be seen as the obvious expert in your space? Do you think that would make it easier for you to get clients? Do you think you’d be able to charge those clients more for your services? To answer these questions, consider that we’re all barraged with a constant stream of problems (more »)

Business News

Gov't pension agency reports a $62 billion deficit
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal watchdog agency overseeing the nation's pension protection system reported Monday that it's running a $62 billion deficit — almost double last year's shortfall — mostly due to the poor financial condition of a few large multi-employer pension plans. (more »)

Career Development

Working Like A Dog
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Slobbering, barking and scratching notwithstanding, the trend of welcoming dogs into the workplace is growing. Best behavior is required, of course. And I mean the people. As founder and CEO of PrintingForLess.com, I am constantly looking for ways to facilitate increased production through employee (more »)

Business News

Price of oil takes another sharp drop
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil took another sharp tumble Thursday as it appeared increasingly unlikely that OPEC members will cut production to reverse a plunge that is entering its fifth month. The lower oil prices are squeezing the revenue and profit of oil companies, (more »)

Career Development

What I’ve learned About the Hustle, and Driving Meaningful Progress in the World of Work
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We all chase success to some degree, right? Success could be as simple as opening that stubborn pickle jar, or as complicated as becoming president. Similarly, the sort of progress that’s “meaningful” is a little different for everybody. This may be one of my last posts on the Mainstreethost blog, since, (more »)

Interviewing

6 Things to Never Say During an Interview
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Believe it or not, it only takes one sentence to turn a great interview into a lost employment opportunity. After 10 years of running a recruiting firm, I can tell you that interviewers actively seek out the negative traits in the job seekers whom they meet. Be aware that the following sentences (more »)

Job Search Advice

How To Successfully Transition From Campus To Career
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Even as our economy improves and more jobs become available, millennials face an uphill battle when they graduate from college. This collection of data about millennials in the workplace paints a clear picture: More young people than ever are going to college. While they’re there, they’re racking up (more »)

Interviewing

How To Answer “Have You Ever Had To Deal With A Difficult Colleague?”
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During an interview, you’re bound to be asked a selection of questions that crop up regardless of the role you’re interviewing for. Some of these are fairly straightforward, such as “What Has Been Your Biggest Achievement?” and “Tell Me About Yourself”, while others take a little more thought and planning, (more »)

Job Search Advice

Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 34 U.S. states in October, a sign that steady hiring this year has been broadly dispersed through most of the country. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates rose in just 5 states, the fewest since April. Rates (more »)

Interviewing

Thinking Of Getting A Job?
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The title of this article applies both to those who already have jobs and to others who vie for jobs. holding on to a job: (1) You must have the skills. (2) You must get along with the boss. (3) You must get positive peer and customer reviews. For getting a new job: (1) Your résumé must intrigue (more »)

Job Search Advice

Oh, the Places You’ll Go: Your Post Grad LinkedIn Transition
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Remember that time you graduated from college and all you got was a degree and this lousy children’s book? Good news, LinkedIn can help take you to the places you want to go. When I graduated from Elon University last year, I was both excited and slightly terrified. Yes, graduating meant finishing (more »)

Personal Finance

The State of Baby Boomers in America
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Baby Boomers in America Baby Boomers in America are in the process of dividing into multiple groups as we all approach the traditional retirement age of 65. Unfortunately, I see a very disturbing trend that I would like to discuss in this post. Baby Boomers in America and Encore Careers Recently, (more »)

Tech News

WhatsApp encrypts messages from beginning to end
The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — WhatsApp, the globally popular instant messaging system owned by Facebook, has begun using a powerful new encryption program aimed at protecting users' conversations from unwanted surveillance and snooping. The messaging service, which has 600 million (more »)

Personal Finance

Poll: Employers watching insurance costs closely
The Associated Press
Despite years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul, employers consider employee health insurance a priority. But new surveys suggest coverage may grow skimpier in the coming years. A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs (more »)

Tech News

Ford recalls Fusions; software causes key problem
The Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling about 65,000 Fusion midsize cars in North America because the ignition keys can be removed if the transmission is not in park due to a software problem. The recall covers certain Fusions, including gas-electric hybrids, from the 2014 and (more »)

Personal Finance

Most US unemployed don't get benefits: Here's why
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even though the U.S. job market is gaining strength, there are still a lot of unemployed Americans. Yet only a fraction of them are receiving financial aid from the government. Fewer than 25 percent of those out of work are signed up for weekly unemployment (more »)

Tech News

It’s A Mobile Payment Invasion
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Google Wallet and Venmo and PayPal, oh my! The mobile payments business in the US is evolving rapidly, and the evolution is just beginning. In addition to the conventional credit cards, debit cards, and prepaid cards, consumers can now utilize mobile wallets, apps, and NFC- enabled technology. For payment (more »)


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