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This Survey of More Than 850 Hiring Managers Revealed the Worst Job Interview Behaviors

Statistics show that on average every corporate job opening attracts 250 resumes. This makes interviews more important than ever.<p>We all know the importance of the job interview to getting hired. You can have a stellar resume, a great record of employment, and terrific references, but if you blow …

Employment

The GOP is wrecking your retirement savings

The rich get richer, and the poor will never be able to retire<p>The #GOPTaxScam was the straw that broke the markets’ back. Here’s why and how.<br>First, America is hugely in debt (known as “overleveraged” in econ wonkspeak).<br>There’s over $1.4 trillion in student debt, a number never, ever before seen in …

Finance

America's Best Ski Destinations Are Dirt Cheap This Year

Your friends will cite a litany of plausible-sounding reasons for not wanting to go on a ski vacation this year: the cold, the potential to blow out …

Sunny Anderson's Caribbean Chicken Wings

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The GOP tax plan is a middle finger to everyone but the rich

Nobody should have any illusions about what Republicans are trying to accomplish<p>Forget campaign promises and White House propaganda about prosperity via tax cuts. The GOP is poised to show every American who isn’t wealthy that it couldn’t care less about their daily economic struggles.<br>That message …

Middle-class

Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies

Modern conservatives have been lying about taxes pretty much from the beginning of their movement. Made-up sob stories about family farms broken up to pay inheritance taxes, magical claims about self-financing tax cuts, and so on go all the way back to the 1970s. But the selling of tax cuts under …

Economics

A Zillionaire’s Solution: Tax the Rich and Save the Economy

The Republican tax plan is a scam that won’t create jobs, contrary to what Trump says.<p>The Republican tax plan is a scam—a massive and destructive financial giveaway masquerading as pro-growth tax reform. Which is why our first response must be to demand not one penny of tax cuts for big …

Economics

Trump Is About to Stifle U.S. Solar Power. Why?

In a small Oval Office meeting this summer, President Donald Trump lashed out at his senior economic advisers for their tepidness on trade policy. …

Solar Power

10 Secret Sauces That Will Change Your Life

Sauce simply makes foods more succulent. Though it's tempting to just crank open a can of tomato or butterscotch sauce, nothing beats homemade. These 10 recipes are ultrasimple, yet the flavor payoff is <i>so</i> worth it. Go ahead and put them on your cooking bucket list.

Southwest Cards Get Huge Signup Bonus Increase

Earlier this month, Chase announced an impressive signup bonus increase for the . New cardholders can now earn 60,000 points if they spend $2,000 …

Personal Finance

The basic assumption of tax reform is wrong

President Trump and the Republican Congress are reportedly working on tax reform. This is almost certainly code for "huge tax cuts for rich people — …

Can You Get The IHG Card Even If You're Already An Authorized User On It?

As I wrote about a few days ago, there’s an increased sign-up bonus on the <b>IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card</b>, which I consider to be one of the all …

Flying

Trump Administration, Despite Rising Lumber Prices, Adds More Tariffs

The government, at all levels in America, has really become creative about increasing housing costs. At the local level, growth opponents use every law in the book, from arcane zoning regulations to provisions about sunlight, to block projects they dislike. President Trump entered office promising …

Business (Canada)

Locals only: These are our favorite Bay Area day trips

Oh, summertime in San Francisco. It's that time of the year when the days are longer, the fog is a little more relentless in the city, and it feels like everyone else is off on an exotic Eastern Europe tour or warm tropical vacation.<p>It's also a perfect time of the year to remind ourselves that the …

Sonoma County

8 Tiny Changes to Make Your Life 10 Times More Enjoyable

Don't underestimate the cumulative power of small, steady changes in your daily routines.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I think we are all open to making changes in our lives that make us happier and more successful, but few of us follow-through because committing to …

Happiness

Weekend Recipe: Zesty and Delicious Breakfast Tacos

Cook's Country<p>These delicious tacos from Cook's Country use homemade tortillas and a flavorful egg filling, with onion, jalapeño and bacon.<p>To make …

Breakfast

Dutch babies 101: What they are and how to cook them, plus recipes

When it comes to pancakes, I usually go Dutch.<p>A Dutch baby — also known as a German pancake, David Eyre's pancake or a Bismarck — is the preferred …

Warren Buffett's 10 Best Pieces of Advice Ever

Warren Buffett is arguably the best-known, most respected investor of all time. Buffett is also known for his folksy charm, and his memorable quotes …

Investing

Everything we thought we knew about free trade is wrong

“I’m a free trader,” said Donald Trump, in his speech announcing his candidacy. That was in June 2015. Since then, he’s been singing a very different tune. Sounding more like a flannel-wearing protester than the ruthless tycoon of <i>The Apprentice,</i> Trump now says the US needs “fair trade, not free …

Economics

Why is the stock market so excited for President Trump?

U.S. stock indexes broke records Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 19,000, the S&P 500 closed over 2,200, and the NASDAQ closed …

A divided town in Connecticut shows that finance is ruining America

Drive around the city of Bridgeport and, amid the tracts of middle-class homes, you'll see burned-out houses, empty factories, and abandoned buildings that line the main street.<p>Nearby, in the wealthier part of the county, there are towns of mansions with leafy grounds, swimming pools, and big iron …

Economics

Job Wars: Why Liberal Arts Grads Are Winning | Investopedia

The conventional wisdom these days has been that college graduates in science, technology, engineering, and math will land the best-paying jobs, …

How Congress Makes Regular Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Oil Pipeline Fat Cats

A terrible law, a ‘phantom tax,’ and a captured regulator mean that big businesses are forcing you to pay their taxes without even knowing it.<p>A …

The quick guide to updating all your current Apple devices

Apple has shipped important software updates for every single one of its products in the last 24-hours: Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch …

Apple Watch

How to Make Money With Just $10,000 | Investopedia

Regardless of how the overall stock market is performing at any given time, there are always good investments to be made, and some of them may lie …

Sobering IMF report on U.S. economy cites dwindling middle class, growing income equality

Watch Video | Listen to the Audio<b>JUDY WOODRUFF</b>: The American middle class is shrinking and struggling. The six-year-long economic recovery is showing …

Economics

The rich should embrace Bernie: America’s plutocrats have much to gain from Sanders’ platform

To preserve their power, the 1% needs lower classes to thrive — which is something Bernie can best deliver<p>Since the Great Recession began almost a decade ago, the growing divide between the richest Americans and everyone else has become increasingly apparent in the United States and around then …

Income Inequality

Opinion: Overconsumption is biggest threat to the American Dream

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Project Syndicate) — U.S. politicians invariably bemoan trade as the enemy of the middle class, the major source of pressure on …

Economics

How Scared Are You of Your Credit Score?

The only thing scarier than your credit card balance, according to the results of a new survey, may be your credit <i>score</i>. That three-digit number strikes fear into the hearts of at least a few millennials, who have reported to Capital One that they're afraid of not being able to build a great credit …

Personal Finance

We are torturers and murderers: America’s first casualty of war is the Constitution

W dispensed with the Eighth Amendment; Obama with the Fifth and Fourteenth. Through it all, Congress has been MIA<p>Let’s face it: in times of war, the Constitution tends to take a beating. With the safety or survival of the nation said to be at risk, the basic law of the land -- otherwise considered …

Political Science