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    The New Economy: Retrain Your Brain

    The New Economy: Retrain Your Brain
    As stars of the Old Economy go, Shu Kim and Khanh Pham sparkled. Working for a storied finance firm — Kim, 40, as in-house counsel and Pham, 33, as a real estate investment banker — the two women deployed classic analytical left-brain skills to keep a seemingly well-oiled machine humming. A machine called Lehman Brothers. Lehman is dead, but the two ...
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    U.S. Home Market Shows 'Encouraging' Signs

    U.S. Home Market Shows 'Encouraging' Signs
    Home sales rose for the third-consecutive month in June, a promising sign that stability in the housing market could help jump-start the economy. Home sales last month rose 3.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.89 million properties with gains seen in all major regions of the USA, according to a Thursday report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). ...
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    The 15 Coolest Office Gadgets

    If you have to be stuck at your desk all day, you might as well make it fun. From the totally useful to the completely random, there’s no end to the gadgets that can perk up your work day. Here’s our collection of the greatest office gadgets of all time!           Laser Trip Wire Fruit-Powered Clock USB ...
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    Happiness Lessons from the Dalai Lama

    An article in the New York Times looks at self-improvements tips non-Buddhists can take away from the Dalai Lama. The Buddha generally presented himself as more physician than metaphysician: if an arrow is sticking out of your side, he famously said, don’t argue about where it came from or who made it; just pull it out. You make your way to ...
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    Young Lemonade Sellers Have Brush with the Law

    Young Lemonade Sellers Have Brush with the Law
    HAVERFORD, Pa. - Seven suburban Philadelphia children had a brush with the law for selling without a permit - selling lemonade, that is. But police say it was all a misunderstanding. A neighbor called Haverford Township police July 10 about the sales. He says the youngsters were going door-to-door and he didn't think they were being properly supervised. A responding officer ...
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    BlackBerry Beats iPhone in Smart Phone Sales Race

    BlackBerry Beats iPhone in Smart Phone Sales Race
    The first quarter of 2009 saw Research in Motion's (RIM) Blackberry Curve overtake Apple's iPhone as the best-selling smart phone, thanks in no small part to a buy-one-get-one deal on the RTM device. NPD Group reported that the Curve's availability among four U.S. carriers aided sales of the BlackBeny unit and helped Research in Motion claim fully 50% of the smart ...
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    US Woman Cooks Up Bake Sale to End Foreclosure

    US Woman Cooks Up Bake Sale to End Foreclosure
    TEANECK, New Jersey-A New Jersey woman is hoping her bake sale will help forestall foreclosure and keep a roof over her head. Angela Logan has until July 26 to raise $2,559.54 due her lender under a federal program to help homeowners in financial trouble, according to The Record of Bergen County. The divorced mother of three sons has received orders for ...
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    J&J Sees Lower Sales, 3.5 Percent Dip In 2Q Profit

    J&J Sees Lower Sales, 3.5 Percent Dip In 2Q Profit
    Health care products maker Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday said its second-quarter profit fell 3.5 percent due to lower sales, particularly for its prescription drugs, and the weak dollar. Still, the world's most broadly based health care company handily beat Wall Street expectations, partly due to tight cost controls. The New Brunswick, N.J.-based maker of baby shampoo, contraceptives and biotech drugs ...
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    The 20 Worst Product Failures

    The 20 Worst Product Failures
    Products come and go all the time. But some new products fail for hilarious reasons. You may not be old enough to remember the Ford Edsel, but you've probably heard about it. Does your child have a doll? Odds are its not the Baby Wee-Wee. Listening to an MP3 player now? Is it a Zune? Probably not. Over the years, these ...
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    Dell Sees US PC Market Finding Its Low Point

    Dell Sees US PC Market Finding Its Low Point
    Dell Inc. said Tuesday that the U.S. personal computer market has reached its low point but that the timing of a global turnaround in the technology industry remains anyone's guess. Investors sent shares plummeting 96 cents, or 7.4 percent, to $12.06 in morning trading. At a meeting with Wall Street analysts, the world's No. 2 PC maker elaborated on guidance it ...
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    20 Worst Product Failures

    See the Complete List of product failures! --- Baby Wee-WeeFamosa Tickle his belly, and this anatomically correct doll giggles, gets what looks like erection and pees in your face. We’re not sure what’s creepier – Baby Wee Wee himself, or the commercial used to sell him. Baby dolls that pee are nothing new. But baby dolls with a disproportionately large penis ...
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    Is a Life Coach Right for You?

    Is a Life Coach Right for You?
    Major life decisions have hatched in Laura Neff's office, a sunny outbuilding flanked by organic gardens at her north Charlotte home. One woman, feeling she wasn't living the life she imagined, moved to England. Another decided to trade her corporate job for full-time jewelry design. Still others have followed longtime dreams or, especially in these daunting economic times, sought Neff's help ...
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    Analysts Gloomy on Back-to-School Sales

    Analysts Gloomy on Back-to-School Sales
    One pair of new jeans instead of two. A trip to the computer repair shop to update an old laptop. A thrift store outing to hunt for retro polo shirts. Welcome to back-to-school shopping for the downturn generation. As summer moves into high gear, merchants are setting their sights on the back-to-school shopping season - and crossing their fingers. Fall merchandise ...
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    Job Scams on Rise As Hard Times Hit Crooks

    Job Scams on Rise As Hard Times Hit Crooks
    Looking for a job is not a pleasant experience even in the best of times. Add record-high unemployment and a tidal wave of competition to the mix, and the search for employment can be maddening. Now there's even more for job seekers to be concerned about: crooks who exploit the unemployed by posting fake job ads online. These ads lure unsuspecting ...
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    'Controlling Your Future: Six Steps To A Better Life': New Self-Help Book Teaches the Art of Self-discipline, Self-control

    'Controlling Your Future: Six Steps To A Better Life': New Self-Help Book Teaches the Art of Self-discipline, Self-control
    Life is unfair, the economy is out of control and disaster can strike at any time. However true these statements might be, your ability to bounce back from your circumstances depends on your own control over yourself. In his refreshing new self-help book, "Controlling Your Future: Six Steps To A Better Life" (published by AuthorHouse), Richard Norgaard shows readers how to ...
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    Retail Therapy: It's Not Always a Fairy Tale Trip

    Retail Therapy: It's Not Always a Fairy Tale Trip
    I've done quite a bit of shopping in the past two weeks. That's not unusual in my job. Going to the mall, picking out accessories and window shopping comes with the territory. What was remarkable about this burst of retail therapy is that it was all off the clock. I was looking forward to it. But it wasn't as fulfilling or ...
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    Fitch Expects Sales Volumes of Ethylene and Its Derivatives to Remain Low

    Fitch Expects Sales Volumes of Ethylene and Its Derivatives to Remain Low
    Absent clear signs of a rebound in cyclical end-user markets such as construction and housing, automotives, and those markets depending on discretionary consumer spending, Fitch Ratings expects low sales volumes of ethylene and its derivatives for the remainder of 2009, as detailed in the report released today. A potential 2010 recovery will only be slow and gradual rather than v-shaped. The ...
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    Retailers Report Weak June Sales

    Retailers Report Weak June Sales
    Many retailers are reporting sharp sales declines for June, as rainy weather and escalating job worries kept consumers from buying summer staples like shorts and dresses. As merchants report their monthly figures Thursday, the sales weakness appears to cut across all sectors, particularly apparel merchants. Among the biggest early disappointments are results from teen merchant Wet Seal Inc., The Children's Place ...
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    Auto Sales Soar in China

    Auto Sales Soar in China
    The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said auto sales continued at a brisk pace in June with sales outpacing production for the year. In January through June, China produced 5.99 million cars, up 15.22 percent from a year ago, Xinhua reported Thursday. In the same six months, vehicle sales hit 6.09 million, the trade association said. In June, sales were 36.5 ...
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    A Green Car Nation

    A Green Car Nation
    'Cash for Clunkers" won't single-handedly save the environment, rescue the beleaguered auto industry, or spare consumers from financial distress. But the new $1 billion federal program promises a little help in all three areas, a bit of political symbiosis that explains why the plan motored through Congress three weeks ago on the back of an Iraq war-funding bill. Once it gets ...