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    Do Rude Workers Expect to Keep Their Jobs?

    Do Rude Workers Expect to Keep Their Jobs?
    The security guard/receptionist at a downtown medical building had an iPod ear bud attached to one ear and a cellphone glued to the other - and was doing a pretty good job of ignoring me as he carried on a loud, personal conversation. All I wanted to do was confirm my doctor's office number, but he had his priorities. Finally, I ...
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    New GM Worries About Regaining Consumer Confidence

    New GM Worries About Regaining Consumer Confidence
    The new General Motors Co. said Friday it was worried about regaining consumer confidence following its exit from Chapter 11, and that its sales won't improve in 2009 as U.S. economic troubles continue. In a sweeping review of its business filed late Friday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, GM also said it plans to register 3.5 billion shares of ...
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    Streaming-Only Plans Coming to Netflix

    Streaming-Only Plans Coming to Netflix
    'Netflix says that it will continue to offer the current bundled service.' - Movie rentals are a big business for many companies and traditional movie stores have been around for many years. As technology matured and the speeds of internet connections increased, streaming video online became a popular pastime for many users. Netflix started out as a mail order movie rental ...
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    Traffic Up but Sales Down

    Traffic Up but Sales Down
    May sales turned out to be a big letdown for many retail chains, although there were some positive results amid the mostly bad news. Retail analyst C. Britt Beemer said the disappointing results were not expected because shopper traffic was up for the Memorial Day weekend pre- and post-sales. "I think this reflects that consumer issues are worse than what everybody ...
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    Are We Starting to Care Less About Money?

    Are We Starting to Care Less About Money?
    A new survey by the advertising and marketing firm Ogilvy & Mather suggests we might be: Among the study’s key findings is that “having it all” is an unrealistic goal with 75% of those surveyed saying they would rather get out of the rat race than climb the corporate ladder – and instead, 76% said they would rather spend more time ...
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    15 Companies Hiring Despite the Recession

    15 Companies Hiring Despite the Recession
    Are you looking for a job, but think you can't find one because there just aren't any opportunities out there? Think again. There are a few companies that are still growing and thriving despite, or maybe because of, the economic downturn. SalesHQ did the research for you and compiled a list of 15 workplaces that aren't laying people off and that ...
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    Microsoft's Steve Ballmer Talks Windows Mobile

    Microsoft's Steve Ballmer Talks Windows Mobile
    'Ballmer said at MWC 2009 Windows Mobile 7 will come in 2010.' - When it comes to operating systems for computers, Microsoft holds the vast majority of the market even when there are free alternatives like Linux. However, when it comes to mobile operating systems for smartphones, Microsoft isn’t nearly as strong. WMPoweruser reports that Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system is ...
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    'Cash-For-Clunkers' Program Gets $2B Refill

    'Cash-For-Clunkers' Program Gets $2B Refill
    Car shoppers caught up in the frenzy of the "cash-for-clunkers" program will have more time now and a $2 billion reason to trade in their old gas guzzlers. The Senate voted to refill the popular car incentive program on Thursday, tripling the $1 billion fund that has led to big crowds at once deserted auto showrooms. President Barack Obama will sign ...
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    Why Most Small Businesses Will Beat the Recession

    Why Most Small Businesses Will Beat the Recession
    Business owner Gene Marks offers three reasons why smart entrepreneurs will emerge from the downturn stronger than before There are about 20 million small businesses right now in this country, depending on who you ask. I'm going to bet that a great majority will survive the Great Recession of 2008-2009. I'm hoping my business will be one of them. And I'm ...
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    Mall Operator Files for Bankruptcy Protection

    Mall Operator Files for Bankruptcy Protection
    LOS ANGELES – The nation's second-largest shopping mall owner, General Growth Properties, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday in a tough bargaining move to restructure it's $27 billion in debt. General Growth, which owns more than 200 malls including Faneuil Hall in Boston and the South Street Seaport in Manhattan, said shoppers at its malls will not be affected by ...
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    AP Analysis Shows Recession's Impact Moderating

    AP Analysis Shows Recession's Impact Moderating
    The recession's grip loosened slightly this spring as seasonal hiring picked up and helped offset rising bankruptcies and foreclosures, according to the Associated Press' monthly analysis of the economic pain in more than 3,100 U.S. counties. The latest results of the AP's Economic Stress Index show the free fall that marked the autumn of 2008 and winter of 2009 gave way ...
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    GM Turns to eBay to Boost Sales

    GM Turns to eBay to Boost Sales
    General Motors Co. said it would turn to the Internet auction site eBay to sell new cars and trucks, beginning with a pilot program of California inventories. "Together with eBay Motors, GM and our dealers are reinventing the car-buying experience for our California customers," GM's Vice President for U.S. Sales Mark LaNeve said in a statement. Used cars have been frequently ...
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    Cities Try to Limit Who's at the Door

    Cities Try to Limit Who's at the Door
    Ohio Citizen Action filed the lawsuit against Englewood in U.S. District Court in 2005. A decision is expected this year, said Ed Icove, an attorney who also represents the group. Icove said it's better for residents who don't want door-to-door solicitation to post no-trespassing signs. He thinks that Englewood's no-knock list is overbroad and limits free speech. But William Singer, Englewood's ...
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    Four Ways to Get on Your Boss's Radar Screen

    Four Ways to Get on Your Boss's Radar Screen
    Hopefully, you're not still under the illusion that if you're talented and hardworking, somehow people will notice and you'll get your just rewards. A lot of career Cinderellas are still out there waiting around for that prince of a promotion or raise to come, getting more disillusioned and depressed with every passing day. Getting promoted means getting noticed, which is not ...
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    Thousands Find Bargains At Sprawling Yard Sales

    Thousands Find Bargains At Sprawling Yard Sales
    Disabled mom Shawna Eddy hopes the mounds of clothing covering her front lawn will generate enough cash to take three adolescent daughters to the Shoe Show before school starts. Unemployed massage therapist Sue Smith is turning unwanted antiques into traveling money for her grandson's trip to the World Yo-Yo Contest in Florida next week. For reasons as varied as the contents ...
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    TV 2.0 - Internet Ready

    TV 2.0 - Internet Ready
    Last week's Consumer Electronics Show was chock full of companies touting ways to bring the Internet to TVs, with direct ethernet connections, or boxes that married the Net and TV. Phil Leigh, who runs the Inside Digital Media research firm, suggests in a new report that consumers save their money. Instead, Leigh advises consumers to just buy a cheap laptop and ...
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    Will You Be Hired or Fired By 2010?

    Which Sectors Will Be Hardest Hit? About 10,000 people a day are losing their jobs in the current U.S. economic crisis, the worst rate since perhaps the Great Depression. Yet for many industries, the real pain lies ahead. Here's a look at 30 sectors—some that will be among the hardest hit and others where the outlook is for modest growth, ...
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    Buyer Must Demand Answers on Price, Fees

    Buyer Must Demand Answers on Price, Fees
    The dealer let me walk away from the final month's payment on my leased SUV and didn't charge for excessive wear and tear, so I feel I came out ahead and am happy with the car. But I want to alert others that if you see an attractive price on the Internet like I did, you might be slammed with additions ...
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    Office Extremes: How Flexible Should Our Work Schedule Be?

    Office Extremes: How Flexible Should Our Work Schedule Be?
    The Human Services and Public Health Department of Hennepin County, Minnesota, has taken the idea of a flexible work schedule to its logical extreme: Hennepin County is practicing what's called a results-only work environment, or ROWE, which gives everyone in a company the freedom to do their job when and where they want, as long as the work gets done. The ...
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    Foreclosures Take a Big Jump

    Foreclosures Take a Big Jump
    The number of homeowners facing foreclosure surged in March as lenders lifted temporary moratoriums and resumed legal actions against delinquent mortgage payers. Foreclosure filings - default notices, auction sale notices and bank repossessions - were reported on 341,180 properties in March, 46% more than a year ago and 17% above February's total, RealtyTrac reports today. One in 159 U.S. housing units ...
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