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10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say

Want to ruin a presentation in seconds? Just drop in one of these sentences.<p>While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van …

Having kids doesn’t make you less productive

The gender-wage gap still exists, but it isn’t as bad as we think it is—the apocryphal 77 cents on the dollar figure doesn’t accommodate the person’s profession or hours worked. When accounting for career choice, the gap might be as low as 5 cents, the author Christina Hoff Sommers wrote recently …

Career Development

Tis The Season For Tax Identity Theft

<b>“Identity Thief”</b> is a 2013 movie starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy about a woman who steals the identity of a man named “Sandy.” After the McCarthy character steals the Bateman character’s identity, all types of high-jinx ensue.<p>In real life, identity fraud is a very serious matter that …

Behind The Grammys Taxes

The Grammys award show is a big production, which GRAMMY.com calls Music’s Biggest Night. Awards are coveted for their status and industry recognition, but they can increase performer earnings too. On the surface, the show raises no tax issues beyond the luxury swag gifts nominees rake in. See …

Michigan governor proposes Detroit aid plan

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed investing $350 million over 20 years as part of a broader settlement in the Detroit bankruptcy case to protect the pensions of city retirees as well as the city-owned art collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts.<p>The settlement should go to …

Pick Your Battles: 3 Questions To Ask Before Disagreeing At Work

When you disagree with a corporate policy, think your co-worker’s idea is terrible, or are convinced your boss isn’t going to get the best results with the program she wants to implement, the solution seems easy: Voice your opposition—right?<p><i>RELATED: Giving Constructive Criticism—That Won’t Make</i> …

An old-school pension lures young recruits - Encore - MarketWatch

At most private-sector employers, old-fashioned defined-benefit pension plans have gone the way of carbon paper and the Dictaphone: About 14% of …

Why Don't More Women Want to Work With Other Women?

Most Americans don't care about the gender of their coworkers, but those who do prefer men by a wide margin.<p>A recurring issue in glass-ceiling debates revolves around whether women are, either directly or indirectly, excluded from high-level jobs. Many offices tend to promote people according to a …

The 'Just Right' Reaction When You Mess Up At Work

You’re tackling a typical day at the office, juggling meetings, phone calls, and that hyperactive inbox of yours, when suddenly it hits you—the worst possible feeling to have at work. Your heart drops, your face goes cold, and your adrenaline kicks in. You’ve just realized you’ve made a …

US tech firms make eleventh-hour attempt to halt tax avoidance reforms

Silicon Valley has launched a last-ditch attempt to derail plans devised by the G20 group of countries to close down international loopholes that are exploited by the likes of Google, Amazon and Apple to pay less tax in the UK and elsewhere.<p>The Digital Economy Group, a lobbying group dominated by …

Why the knight is the best piece on the chess board

This video proves that it is possible to place the knight anywhere you wish on a chess board<p>The knight is the one piece in chess that players have a strange relationship with - it's strange L shaped movement makes it a tricky piece to deal with but can also prove to be crucial during the closing …

The Fed's Obsession Over Labor Force Participation Could Be A Big Mistake

Over the past two years, the unemployment rate has fallen faster than both Wall Street's and the Fed's own forecasts, and the latest 6.7% reading is hinting that the time for policy normalization is near.<p>The concurrent decline in labor force participation, however, has prompted many assertions that …

Federal Reserve

Living on $2.13 an hour and tips: the harsh inequality of the service industry

Imagine that your pay depended on the mood of your clients, or on whether all your colleagues and superiors did their jobs well. Food industry workers like Nakima Jones don't have to imagine this – for them, income instability is a daily reality. Jones is one of 10 million Americans working in food …

GOP's love-hate of tax credit

Democrats’ demands to raise the minimum wage have some Republicans flirting with an old flame.<p>Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio, both potential 2016 presidential candidates, are turning to the earned income tax credit, or something that looks a lot like it, as an alternative way of helping lower-income …

Camp weighing Roth IRA changes — A window for tax reform? Floyd Norris thinks so

<b>DRIVING THE DAY: COMMENTS DUE</b>. Outside comments are due today on the three tax reform discussion drafts released by Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus in November. Those drafts, which focused on tax administration, cost recovery and international taxation, were met mostly with criticism by big …

Download Your Tax Return Transcripts Straight from the IRS

Tax returns are one of those documents you should hold onto. But in case you've misplaced some, don't feel like digging them out of storage, or would …

The NFL: Big Business With Big Tax Breaks

<b>Listen · 9:10</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>If you're a football fan, Sunday is kind of like Christmas.<p>Two conference championship games will determine the teams that advance to the Super Bowl, and the matchups couldn't be more exciting: Denver vs. New England (Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady). …

Watch Every Twilight Zone Ever At The Same Time For Maximum Insanity

You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of total mindmeld.<p>Every "Twilight Zone" episode, ever.<p>What's that? Looking to catch up on your <i>Twilight Zone</i> viewing? Don't worry. YouTube user Omni Verse has you covered. Omni has mashed together all 156 …

Color Commentary

Once upon a time, in the deeper reaches of your cable box, you could stumble across a show called “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” The program, which bounced across several networks from 1988 to 1999 and was known to its devotees as MST3K, was about a goofball named Joel, who, having been marooned …

Editing Your Life's Stories Can Create Happier Endings

<b>Listen · 8:54</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>It was a rainy night in October when my nephew Lewis passed the Frankenstein statue standing in front of a toy store. The 2 1/2-year-old boy didn't see the monster at first, and when he turned around, he was only inches from Frankenstein's green …