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    SalesHQ's Guide to Work Happy Hour Etiquette

    SalesHQ's Guide to Work Happy Hour Etiquette
    At the end of a hellish day, it can be fun to go out and have a few with your favorite coworkers. But drinking with your office mates isn’t like drinking with your friends on the weekend. The same rules just don’t apply. No matter how laid-back your office may be, your actions always reflect on your professional persona. So what ...
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    Top 25 Cities for Your Career

    Now more than ever, it’s important to get the best bang for your buck. And there’s no question about it — when it comes to value, not every U.S. city is created equally. The number of Americans moving has dropped to its lowest levels since 1962, but now might be the time to consider it. Why chase a great salary if ...
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    Taking 'Office' Lessons from the World's Greatest (Inept) Boss

    Taking 'Office' Lessons from the World's Greatest (Inept) Boss
    Supervisors, middle managers and corporate executives — suits, if you will — tonight will be going to a frightening source for leadership lessons. Many will put down their copy of The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker and tune into the one-hour season premiere of NBC's (GE) comedy The Office. This borders on disturbing. After all, the show centers on a bumbling ...
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    3 Strong Economic Reports Lift Hopes for Recovery

    3 Strong Economic Reports Lift Hopes for Recovery
    Hopes for the fledgling economic recovery got a boost Monday from better-than-expected news on manufacturing, construction and contracts to buy homes. U.S. manufacturing activity grew in October at the fastest pace in more than three years, according to a private group's measure. It was driven by government spending, businesses' need to rebuild their inventories and higher demand from overseas. The Commerce ...
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    Towering Vacancies: Office Market Hits the Skids

    Towering Vacancies: Office Market Hits the Skids
    Manhattan is the epicenter of a sharp, global commercial real estate downturn, with rents sliding 14.6% in the first quarter When the housing market began collapsing across the developed world, commercial real estate remained a bastion for builders. But now the global recession is dragging it down, too. Central business districts that only a year ago were crowded with construction ...
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    Hardest-hit Areas Recovering Slowly

    Hardest-hit Areas Recovering Slowly
    The economic recovery is proceeding unevenly in its early stages, with areas hurt most by the housing slump still lagging behind other regions, according to The Associated Press' monthly analysis of economic stress in more than 3,100 U.S. counties. Counties in the Southeast, the industrial Midwest and the Southwest are still struggling and have made the least improvement, the analysis of ...
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    JaJah To Turn iPod Touch Into A Phone This Week

    JaJah To Turn iPod Touch Into A Phone This Week
    Hitting Twitterville now: Jajah, the Internet telephony concern will announce next week a service that will turn any iPod touch into fully functioning mobile phone using only a Wi-Fi connection. I remember trying Jajah sometime back for making phone-to-phone calls that are connected via the Internet. I was wondering when someone would figure out a way to turn the iPod touch ...
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    Give Me a Discount! Obama Said So

    Give Me a Discount! Obama Said So
    Don't mess with a hungry woman who wants a bargain. That's a lesson the sales staff at Findlay Toyota in Henderson learned Friday when they crossed paths with Alison, a local school psychologist who declined to give the Review-Journal her last name. Alison caught wind of a federal program the Senate approved Thursday to pay consumers up to $4,500 to send ...
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    Disappearing Act: Is Demise of CDs, DVDs a Good Thing?

    Disappearing Act: Is Demise of CDs, DVDs a Good Thing?
    Alas, poor CDs and DVDs, we hardly knew ye. After an all-too-brief relationship, your shiny-silver, coaster-size discs are being replaced by an invisible stream of numbers hidden away on some faceless hard drive. Tangible is giving way to convenience. And yes, there is something to be said for that. It's great to have access to most of your music collection while ...
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    What's Your Mobile Computing Strategy?

    What's Your Mobile Computing Strategy?
    Over the past few months, Apple's iPhone has taken all the media attention for being the hottest gadget on the market. Of course the BlackBerry Storm's launch has peaked the interest of many, especially existing BlackBerry customers. What we're seeing is the continued evolution of mobile technology. It's moving from being a pure phone platform to powerful, pocket-sized devices to replace ...
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    When Digital Marketing Strategies Go Wrong

    When Digital Marketing Strategies Go Wrong
    The internet loves a marketing disaster. It makes few allowances for the brands that try and fail. It never forgets. And it rarely forgives. The dreadful irony of these digital catastrophes is that they frequently befall companies that are doing their best to innovate. If Skittles hadn't been attempting to engage with user- generated content, it would never have exposed itself ...
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    Interview with Bob Featherston Jr., 31: Vice President of Sales and Marketing

    Interview with Bob Featherston Jr., 31: Vice President of Sales and Marketing
    About the employer: Media Services and ShredTime is a record center specializing in the transition from paper to digital files. h4. How long have you been in this position? Since August. h4. How did you find your job? Networking. The president of the company and I have known each other professionally for a number of years, as I had worked in ...
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    Wall Street Leaves its Worst-Ever January Behind

    Wall Street Leaves its Worst-Ever January Behind
    Wall Street ended its worst January ever by stumbling again over the banking system and the economy. The major indexes fell sharply for the second straight day, leaving the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index with record percentage drops for January — 8.84 percent and 8.57 percent, respectively. Some market watchers think that’s a bad omen for ...
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    Even in a Recession, Some Companies are Hiring

    Even in a Recession, Some Companies are Hiring
    Help wanted: pharmacists, engineers and nurses. Believe it or not, even some banks are hiring, at least for their technology teams. While the recession has claimed 4.4 million jobs, the economy has created others, many of them for highly trained and specialized professionals. More than 2 million jobs openings now exist across a range of industries, according to government data. Job ...
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    5 Ways You Can Prepare for Rising Inflation

    5 Ways You Can Prepare for Rising Inflation
    We all have our little fears: The frayed wire on the coffee maker. That knocking noise from the left-rear tire. The zombies staggering around in the backyard. For investors, one of the biggest fears today is inflation — a period of rising prices. Inflation erodes the buying power of your money at home and abroad. In a worst-case scenario, it can ...
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    California Woman Avoids Potential Real Estate Scam With Tacoma Broker

    California Woman Avoids Potential Real Estate Scam With Tacoma Broker
    Sometimes consumers do the right thing when confronted by a potential scam. Sometimes they even call The News Tribune. Take Jeanette McKenna, who happens to be an archaeologist living in Southern California. She's got a timeshare unit up for sale and recently received a cold-call from a Tacoma broker. She said he wanted the listing and he wanted McKenna to open ...
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    True Religion Apparel Reports 2009 Third Quarter Financial Results

    True Religion Apparel, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRLG) today announced financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009. Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results Total net sales were $82.4 million, an increase of 3.8% from $79.4 million in the third quarter of 2008. Net sales for the Company's U.S. wholesale segment decreased 31.1% to $31.9 million from $46.3 million in ...
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    Tech Stocks Rise but Broader Market Declines

    Tech Stocks Rise but Broader Market Declines
    NEW YORK - Investors worried about a deepening recession cherry-picked stocks Monday, sending tech shares higher and financials and blue chips lower. The Dow Jones industrials fell about 100 points, but the tech-laden Nasdaq composite index showed a modest gain. The market's concerns were focused on two fronts: the economic stimulus proposal that is now before the Senate, and a possible ...
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    Auto Sales May Have Hit Bottom, Some Experts Say

    Auto Sales May Have Hit Bottom, Some Experts Say
    DETROIT - There are early signs auto sales may have hit bottom in the first quarter, industry leaders say, and even could recover in the second half if the government encourages car buying. But experts such as Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally also warn that optimism could turn to panic if major auto suppliers collapse. "Clearly, the health of the supply ...
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    Court Rejects Salesman's Ethics Case

    Court Rejects Salesman's Ethics Case
    A manager at an Oregon car dealership said he was fired because he insisted on being an honest salesman. The state supreme court disagreed Thursday. Kevin Lamson argued he was wrongfully discharged from Crater Lake Motors in Medford after he told his bosses he wanted no part of a sales campaign that he believed included deceptive ads and sales practices. Lamson ...
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