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    Yoga Makes Headway in Business Schools

    Yoga Makes Headway in Business Schools
    Walk through the halls of the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business during the school year, and along with students cramming facts for macroeconomics and operating strategy you may encounter some students stretching their bodies and doing something really unusual for business school students: relaxing. They're members of Chicago's yoga club, a student group founded earlier this year by two ...
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    Airports Benefitting from Economic Stimulus

    Airports Benefitting from Economic Stimulus
    Akron-Canton Airport, one of the fastest-growing airports in the country, wants to redesign its entrance road to ease traffic and add a curbside lane for taxis and other shuttles. The Ohio airport has conducted design and other preliminary work for the $7.5 million project, which includes replacing aging sewer and storm-water lines. "We can begin this project this season if it's ...
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    Q&A: I've Lost My Job. How Will the Stimulus Plan Help Me?

    Q&A: I've Lost My Job. How Will the Stimulus Plan Help Me?
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday the largest government economic rescue plan in the nation's history, a $787 billion package of spending, tax cuts and tax credits that's designed to help pull the nation out of what's becoming the worst downturn since the Great Depression. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes everything from money to refurbish public ...
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    Recovery.Gov Launches

    Recovery.Gov Launches
    Today, in effort to maintain the tranparency and accountability promised during the Presidential campaign, the Obama Adminstation launched Recovery.gov. The site is a searchable database of how and where tax dollars are spent as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. From the site's About Us section: * "Education: Explain the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; * Transparency: Show ...
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    Should Cities Pay You To Save?

    Should Cities Pay You To Save?
    Should people be paid to behave responsibly? Some cities think so. New York wants poor people to save money, so it is offering a big incentive to encourage them to do so: a 50% match of up to $250 if they put money from their federal earned-income tax credit into a savings account and keep it there for a year. In ...
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    Steel May Give Auto Industry Restructuring Roadmap

    Steel May Give Auto Industry Restructuring Roadmap
    For John Borkowski, a 33-year veteran of the American steel industry, the plight of the Detroit automakers looks all too familiar. The 57-year-old steelworker from Port Vue, Pa., lived through painful restructuring that drastically reshaped the domestic steel industry. The most recent crisis, from 1998 through 2003, involved dozens of bankruptcies, huge job cuts and mill closures. Now, steel's revival may ...
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    Microsoft to Rival Apple by Opening Stores

    Microsoft to Rival Apple by Opening Stores
    Microsoft announced plans Thursday to open its own chain of branded stores as it looks to catch up with rival Apple's successful move into retailing. The world's largest software company, which also makes the Xbox video game console and the Zune digital music player, did not say how many stores it was looking to open, or when, or which of its ...
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    Home and Car Buyers Get Tax Breaks in Stimulus Package

    Home and Car Buyers Get Tax Breaks in Stimulus Package
    These days, most workers would welcome even a small increase in their paychecks. Still, a $400 tax credit probably isn't going to cause a lot of cash-strapped families to do a happy dance around the kitchen table. Most workers will end up with an extra $8 a week. But the $787 billion economic stimulus package, which President Obama is expected to ...
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    Investors are Grabbing for Dangled Karats

    Investors are Grabbing for Dangled Karats
    Auto sales have plunged the past 12 months. Home sales? Nothing good to report there, either. And if you're trying to sell $5 cups of coffee these days, well, good luck with that. But in this recession-racked world one thing is selling: gold. "We're selling 10 times the amount we were selling a year ago," says Arthur Blumenthal, representative for Stack's, ...
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    Pawnshops See an Uptick in the Broke and the Broken-Hearted

    Pawnshops See an Uptick in the Broke and the Broken-Hearted
    "Baby on the way, must go asap," reads an ad on online sales website, offering up a wedding ring set from a short-lived marriage. "A divorce for me … means cheap jewelry for you," another ad promises, offering a wedding and engagement ring set for $700. As people face today's struggling economy, any sentimental value a ring may have is increasingly ...
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    Travel Trends in a Down Economy

    Travel Trends in a Down Economy
    NEW YORK – So we're going away on weekends and sticking close to home. But are we taking a cruise? Traveling with the girls? Vacationing with the kids? Here's how the economy is changing the way we travel. h4. SECOND CITY Some smaller cities are stealing the glory. Both Fort Myers, Fla. and Charleston, S.C. experienced double digit growth in January ...
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    Agreement Reached on Internet Radio Music Royalty Rates

    Agreement Reached on Internet Radio Music Royalty Rates
    NEW YORK - A group that collects royalties for music artists and recording companies has agreed to reduce rates for thousands of commercial radio stations that also play songs over the Internet. Internet radio station operators had complained that rates originally set by the federal Copyright Royalty Board in 2007 could essentially force them to shut down. The new deal lowers ...
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    HP Turns to Services as Hardware Sales Falter

    HP Turns to Services as Hardware Sales Falter
    SAN FRANCISCO - With sales of servers and personal computers and even printer ink taking a drubbing because of the recession, Hewlett-Packard Co. is banking on its newly beefed-up services division to help pick up some of the slack. HP said Wednesday that its profit dropped 13 percent in the latest quarter, dragged down by weakness in all major business lines ...
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    Obama Throws $75 Billion Lifeline to Homeowners

    Obama Throws $75 Billion Lifeline to Homeowners
    MESA, Ariz. – President Barack Obama threw a $75 billion lifeline to millions of Americans on the brink of foreclosure Wednesday, declaring an urgent need for drastic action — not only to save their homes but to keep the housing crisis "from wreaking even greater havoc" on the broader national economy. The lending plan, a full $25 billion bigger than the ...
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    Adobe, Nokia, Palm Team Up for Open Screen Project

    Adobe, Nokia, Palm Team Up for Open Screen Project
    'Open Screen Project has $10 million to give out in grants to developers.' - Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2009 in Barcelona, Spain kicked off today and with it comes a glut of information from various mobile phone and related companies on new products and offerings. One of the things that many hoped to hear from Adobe at MWC was Flash for ...
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    Recession Could Lengthen the Twilight of Dial-up

    Recession Could Lengthen the Twilight of Dial-up
    With the costs of home-schooling a special-needs child, Arlene Dawes of Raleigh, N.C., says dial-up Internet is more attuned to her budget than broadband. Chuck Hester says the high-speed Internet options available in his rural neighborhood near Little Rock, Ark., are too pricey. Lightning speed Internet is the wave of the future. But in a recession, good old dial-up service might ...
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    Relax at Your Desk with These Techniques

    Relax at Your Desk with These Techniques
    Working at a desk can be more stressful to your body than you may think. Spending long periods of time in a desk chair can cause your circulation to slow down, meaning your muscles aren't getting enough oxygen, and that often results in muscle tension. And if you have the added stress of a type-A-personality boss, you could be on your ...
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    How to Contend with a More Experienced Negotiator

    How to Contend with a More Experienced Negotiator
    No matter how long you've been making deals, sometimes you're up against someone who is simply far more experienced than you. h4. Some tips for dealing: h4. 1. Ignore the resume The outcome of a negotiation has more to do with need, greed and leverage than your opponent's resume. Reassess the battlefield. Your position may be better than you think. h4. ...
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    Networking Secret: Never Eat Alone

    Networking Secret: Never Eat Alone
    Friendship grows from the quality of time two people spend together, not the quantity. There is a common misconception that to build a bond, two people need to meet often and for long stretches. This is not the case. Outside your family and work, you probably can count the people you see frequently in the course of a month on two ...
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    Certain Colors Boost Creativity or Concentration

    Certain Colors Boost Creativity or Concentration
    Being surrounded by blue makes us more imaginative, scientists believe. The color has long been associated with creating a sense of calm but now it appears there are extra benefits to be had from blue walls and furniture. In such conditions, a Canadian study found, volunteers for a series of tests came up with more creative ideas and took more risks. ...