Michella Elerson

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Why Madison Avenue is becoming more like Wall Street

Wall Street banks and trading firms are known for hiring the smartest mathematicians and computer scientists in the world.<p>These geniuses develop complex algorithms and use the most advanced technologies to quickly make investment decisions based on vast amounts of data. Every day, billions of …

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

Pfizer Said to Have Held Talks to Acquire AstraZeneca

Pfizer Inc., the world’s biggest drugmaker, held informal, now-discontinued talks with AstraZeneca Plc about possibly buying the London-based maker …

IT'S OFFICIAL: Americans Have Already Forgotten One Of The Biggest Lessons Of The Financial Crisis

This week, Gallup released the latest edition of an annual survey asking Americans what they considered to be the best long-term investment.<p>The No. 1 answer? Real estate!<p>This chart doesn't go back that far, sadly, but you can see that just a few years ago, the percentage of Americans who thought …

Greatness: The 16 Core Characteristics Business And Sports Champions Share

<i>“A loss is never a failure until you make an excuse.” – Michael Jordan, as quoted by American Sports Journalist Don Yaeger</i><p>This week I had the chance to listen to and speak with someone my husband recognized immediately—sports journalist, best-selling author and business coach Don Yaeger.<p>Yaeger is a …

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dead at 76

Rubin (Hurricane) Carter, a professional boxer who served nearly 20 years in prison in New Jersey after being wrongfully convicted of a 1966 triple murder, became an international figure after his release as an advocate for others jailed for crimes they did not commit.<p>Mr. Carter, a cause célèbre in …

CENTRAFRICA-UNREST

March 29, 2013. Central African Seleka rebels speak to an comrade at a community hospital in Bangui.

Ukrainian PM: Putin Wants to Restore USSR

Russian President Vladimir Putin “has a dream to restore the Soviet Union and every day he goes further and further,” interim Ukrainian Prime …

Lawyer Who Argued Against Gay Marriage Before Supreme Court Now Planning Lesbian Daughter's Wedding

The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California’s ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one …

Supreme Court denies Teva stay in Copaxone patent fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday denied a request by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd to stay a lower-court ruling in a patent case that favored the developers of generic versions of Teva’s top-selling multiple sclerosis drug.<p>U.S. Supreme Court Chief …

Obama Backs 'Race to the Top' Grid Modernization Initiative

President Obama’s proposed federal budget for 2014 would unleash a “Race to the Top” competitive grant program for states and local communities that adopt innovations in energy efficiency and smart grid technologies.<p>“The proposed Race to the Top sets both an impressive and an achievable goal,” said …

US boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1070000/1070551_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1537179308_733d9e71a5ae145c5915687afbc893ef<p><b>US former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, whose wrongful conviction for murder caused an international outcry, has died at the age of 76.</b><p>He died on …

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Ukraine PM asks US for 'real support' to prevent further Russian hostility

The prime minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, has urged the US to provide greater support against Russian aggression amid signs that a peace deal reached in Geneva last week is already under strain.<p>Speaking on Sunday in an interview with NBC's Meet the Press, Yatsenyuk called on the west to …