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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

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 »)

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 Men and Women Really Think of Work/Life Balance
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Shana Lebowitz - Since the phrase “work/life balance” first appeared in the American lexicon nearly 30 years ago, everyone from office drones to career experts have pondered whether it’s truly possible to effectively juggle personal and professional responsibilities. Now, new research (more »)

Business News

Gas to average under $3 in 2015, government says
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — The average price of gasoline will be below $3 a gallon in 2015, the government predicted Wednesday. If the sharply lower estimate holds true, U.S. consumers will save $61 billion on gas compared with this year. In a monthly report, the Energy Department (more »)

Career Development

Improve Communication Skills at Work
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We all know that communication is important. Maybe you have taken some communication courses and you know how it works and what it is comprised of, but are you communicating effectively in the workplace? Are your communication skills at work benefiting or hindering your performance? Do you have positive (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

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 »)

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

The Ultimate Guide To Getting Your For-Benefit Dream Job (Part 1)
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Getting 100% clear on exactly what you want to do is half the battle. Arguably more. That’s why I created The Ultimate Guide To Discovering Your For-Benefit ‘Dream Job’ . That guide is where you’ll find the best companies in the world. And it’s where you’ll find out how to get the clarity you need (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

5 Ways You Can Benefit from a Personal Branding Coach
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Whenever you’re searching for jobs or networking with professionals, your personal brand plays a huge role in your career. The reality is, it’s no longer an option to create a personal brand. If you want to land a job, launch a business, or connect with influential people in your industry, you need (more »)

Personal Finance

Money Mic: How a $12K Emergency Fund Saved Me When I Got a Pink Slip
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Cassandra Murray*, as told to Marianne Hayes - In our Money Mic series, we hand over the podium to people with controversial views about money. These are their views, not ours, but we welcome your responses. Today, one woman shares how a $12,000 emergency fund has helped her financially—and (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

Retirement Planning Rules of Thumb – Recipe for Success or Failure?
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Rules of thumb can be great. They allow us to take complex topics and make them simple. For example, everyone has probably heard the phrase “change your oil every 3,000 miles”. I don’t need to understand anything about how cars or oil work to follow this rule. I simply read the little sticker Jiffy (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

Health Care Costs Crystal Ball: Expect to Pay More in 2015
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Shana Lebowitz - That the American economy is finally rebounding from the Great Recession might sound like good news. And it is—until you schedule an appointment to see your doctor. A stronger job market means consumer spending on so-called “discretionary” items, such as health care, (more »)

Tech News

It’s A Mobile Payment Invasion
Business2Community
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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