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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    21 Affordable Ways to De-Stress

    21 Affordable Ways to De-Stress
    Sales jobs can be overwhelming and stressful. To be successful, there really isn't any downtime. Learning how to manage stress and channel it through positive means is vital, not just for a successful career but for your happiness and well-being too. If you don’t take time to unwind, constant stress can lead to a number of physical and psychological problems, like ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Would You Believe a $30 Plane Fare?

    Would You Believe a $30 Plane Fare?
    A trio of discount airlines led by Southwest on Tuesday rolled out some of the lowest fares seen in years. Southwest is offering one-way fares of $30 on routes up to 400 miles, $60 on flights up to 750 miles and $90 on longer routes. The prices, which don't include taxes and fees, are good for travel between Sept. 9 and ...
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    A Snapshot Of Retail Sales In June

    A Snapshot Of Retail Sales In June
    Retail sales were weak in June for the 11th consecutive month, raising worries about how consumers will approach the back-to-school shopping season. Here's an analysis of Thursday's same-store sales reports: THE RESULTS: The International Council of Shopping Centers-Goldman Sachs same-store sales tally for June fell 5.1 percent below the tally for June 2008, worse than the latest forecast for a 4.5 ...
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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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    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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    Downturn Dating: Hearts Flutter as Markets Stutter

    Downturn Dating: Hearts Flutter as Markets Stutter
    Credit the recession for staycations and bringing us more game-night parties at home. But also give it a shout for spurring more first dates. Economic woes, it seems, unleash something practically primal in many of us who find ourselves without a partner: a hard-wired desire for companionship. Some singles are now hunting for dates with the same fervor others are showing ...
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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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    Fireworks Vendors' Business Booms

    Fireworks Vendors' Business Booms
    Stockbroker Steve Matzke opened his first roadside fireworks stand last year in Princeton to help make up for the slow financial business.Fireworks sales were so good that he added two more Colby Fireworks sites this year. "With fireworks, everyone's happy to come see you. That's not so true with stockbrokers," said Matzke, whose wife, Debbi, and two of his three children ...