Shown the Door, Older Workers Find Bias Hard to Prove

ImageCreditLisa Haney for The New York Times For more than four decades, manufacturing was the only work Donetta Raymond knew. Fresh from high school, she followed her father to the factory floor because, she said, “It was the best-paying job around.” Starting as a sheet metal mechanic, Ms. Raymond found plenty of work in her […]

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What makes a good small business owner? Passion, courage, community investment

Quint Studer I have a great empathy for small businesses and their importance to a community. Depending on which research you read, anywhere from 50 to 80 percent of new jobs come from small businesses. Most small business are locally owned. Most of the owners took at great risk in starting a business. If I […]

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How to Get Ads for Your Magazine

How by Richard Ludwig;  The magazine industry, whether in print or online, is fueled by advertising. Without consistent advertising income, a magazine will be short-lived. That’s why a magazine’s sales department garners the bulk of the budget. Recruiting advertisers means selling the idea that your magazine is an investment, whether the advertiser is looking to […]

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Why Blockchain Matters to Small Businesses

The technology can be used for much more than cryptocurrency. Image credit: Shutterstock Nikolai Kuznetsov • Guest Writer There are many disadvantages small and medium-sized ventures face in the current business atmosphere. Despite their status as the backbone of any major economy and integral to GDP growth and other national metrics, smaller firms face high barriers to […]

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Wearable Tech Blurs Line Between Gadgets and Medical Equipment

The health-monitoring features of smartwatches and wearable devices are creating new opportunities in the world of medicine. Tech experts at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show were bullish about the role wearable gadgets could play as medical devices going forward. (Getty Images) LAS VEGAS – The pursuit of health and wellness, on the surface, seems like a […]

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Bitcoin Plunges 17% in a Week, While Ethereum Reaches New Record Highs

Will South Korea ban cryptocurrency trading? The thought of it has investors spooked. Bitcoin (BTC-USD) continues to drop on Friday, adding to earlier losses on the news that South Korea could ban bitcoin trading, but remains well above its Thursday lows. In the meantime, Ethereum (ETH-USD) reached a new record high this week and continues […]

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Fiat Chrysler to invest $1 billion in Michigan plant, pay bonus after tax cut

An employee removes side panels from a press at Fiat-Chrysler’s Sterling Stamping Plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan, on Aug. 26, 2016. (Jeff Kowalsky / Bloomberg) Jamie Butters and Ryan BeeneBloomberg Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is investing $1 billion in a Michigan truck factory and paying worker bonuses in the wake of a U.S. tax cut, gestures […]

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Wal-Mart to Cut Thousands of Store-Management Roles

Wal-Mart to Cut Thousands of Store-Management Roles About 3,500 U.S. store co-managers affected by reshuffle Retailer adding 1,700 new assistant store-manager positions Wal-Mart to Increase Starting Wages to $11 Wal-Mart to Increase Starting Wages to $11 A day after embarking on a pay hike, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is taking steps to shake up management at thousands of […]

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Shari Redstone once again eyeing a merger of CBS and Viacom

Shari Redstone is vice chair of both CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc. (Drew Angerer / Getty Images) Shari Redstone wants to recombine CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc. to better fortify the two medium-sized media companies at a time when other entertainment companies are scrambling to bulk up. There are no merger talks underway, three people […]

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Three Types Of Toxic Bosses And How To Work With Them

Shutterstock Have you ever dreaded going to work because of a toxic boss or colleague? I know the feeling. Before becoming an international motivational speaker and leadership coach, I worked at a public relations firm in New York City. I had a series of toxic bosses and colleagues that I didn’t want to deal with. […]

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