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Stock market got you confused? 13 of your questions, answered

The stock market was down, way down, see-sawing, way up, topsy turvy, way down and then up again last week.<p>Stock futures were rising Monday morning.<p>You probably have a ton of questions. We've got you covered.<p>1. Why is this happening?<p>Well, first let's say: Markets function like a crowd of 45,000 …

Warren Buffett's best investing advice for beginners

<i>"When a person with money meets a person with experience, the one with experience ends up with the money and the one with money leaves with experience."</i><p>This was Warren Buffett's response, on his 87th birthday, when asked about his best investment advice.<p>He says that experience is the ultimate key …

Investing

9 Things to Never Say in a Salary Negotiation

Avoiding these landmines could add thousands to your take-home pay.<p>You're 96% sure that you are ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for …

10 ways to fix your résumé when you're not entry-level anymore

It may not feel like it, but once you've got a few years of job experience under your belt, you're not an entry-level employee anymore — you're mid-level.<p>Your approach to finding a job will need to change accordingly.<p>No longer can you rely on what you did in college to impress potential employers — …

Employment

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

The 15 best business books of all time

We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed.<p>We stayed away from academic books and biographies, and by limiting ourselves to just 15 titles, the final list is not …

Self-improvement

Associated Press News

Stunning time-lapse captures the seasons of Norway

Norway is an amazing place and this time-lapse by Morten Rustad definitely does the region justice. Morten says that he travelled some 20,000km, took …

The 60-Second Workout That’s Proven to Work (Really)

<i>The One-Minute Workout</i>, the latest book to tout the benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT), has a title that sounds too good to be true …

Opinion: Don’t buy mutual funds, but do buy the companies that sell them

It’s fine to buy mutual funds to put professional management on your side — as long as you keep an eye on the fees.<p>But now it makes more sense to buy …

Investing

This infographic shows the best time to buy and sell stocks

Is it possible to time the market cycle to capture big gains?<p>Like many controversial topics in investing, there is no real professional consensus on market timing. Academics claim that it's not possible, while traders and chartists swear by the idea.<p>That said, one thing that everyone can probably …

Stock Markets

Here's why China devalued its currency

Donald Trump may very well have a field day with today’s currency news, as analysts predict. But he shouldn’t.<p>Today China’s central bank devalued the …

How to Improve Your Business Writing

You probably write on the job all the time: proposals to clients, memos to senior executives, a constant flow of emails to colleagues. But how can you ensure that your writing is as clear and effective as possible? How do you make your communications stand out?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Overworked …

The Peril of Untrained Entry-Level Employees

Just-released findings of the Accenture 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey offer good news and bad news for employers of entry-level talent. First the bad news: most of those employers aren’t doing much to provide their new hires with the training and support they need to get their careers off …

A Simple Tool for Making Better Forecasts

One of the most basic keys to good decision-making is accurate forecasting of the future. In order to bring about the best outcomes, a company must correctly anticipate the most likely future states of the world. Yet despite its importance, companies not only routinely make basic forecasting …

To Understand Consumer Data, Think Like an Anthropologist

It was hardly what you’d call an “adequate sample size” for market research, but the results were nevertheless eye-opening for the maker of a pain-relief ointment: A single consumer posted an online photo showing how he placed foil over the ointment to prevent it from staining his pants.<p>Despite …

Can You Invent Something New If Your Words Are Old?

Is “Orange Is the New Black” or “House of Cards” a TV show? We can watch them on our smartphone, tablet, computer or TV. And, unlike traditional TV shows, which are released an episode per week, we can watch the whole season at once, totally disrupting the sense of time the television channels have …

The Smartest Leaders Make Their Own Opportunities

We all know no one posts the best jobs. The really juicy positions usually get handed around like a treasured prize within social networks. Maybe you’ll see a notice on LinkedIn, or a posting on your alumni listserv — but probably not. The most exciting jobs have an infinite number of aspirants, so …

Six Components of a Great Corporate Culture

The benefits of a strong corporate culture are both intuitive and supported by social science. According to James L. Heskett, culture “can account for 20-30% of the differential in corporate performance when compared with ‘culturally unremarkable’ competitors.” And HBR writers have offered advice …

Leadership Is More than Interpersonal Skills

Most of the 89,000 leadership books offered on Amazon.com focus on traditional interpersonal leadership: the relationships between leaders and followers. Interpersonal leadership sets up an expectation that leaders must be in dialog or at least in view of their followers. Yet this style of …