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Do Nice People Succeed In Business? It Depends

The business world is often depicted as a gladiatorial contest where only the selfish survive. If that’s what you think, then Wharton professor Adam Grant’s <i>Give and Take</i> is the next book for you. It is subtitled <i>A Revolutionary Approach to Success</i>, which might seem like publishing hype, but the …

6 Tips to Get the Best Price on a New Car

You’ll find the best deals on vehicles near the end of the model year (late summer or early fall), but here are six tips to help ensure you'll get …

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Pew poll: Health care law faces difficult future

<i>This story was originally published Sept. 16, 2013.</i><p>WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers have failed in dozens of attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but a new USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll shows just how difficult they have made it for President Obama's signature legislative achievement …

Three Reasons Your 401(k) Plan Isn't Working Out

If you haven’t looked at your 401(k) statement of late, it’s time to do some fall cleaning.<p>You can ask your plan administrator to find the lowest-cost, diversified funds if expenses are too high.<p>But don’t wait. The more you delay, the greater the bite on your retirement assets. You lose money by …

Glitches blamed for big drop in jobless claims

Initial claims for jobless benefits fell to their lowest level since 2006, but the Labor Department says technical glitches in states' reporting is partly responsible.<p>The number of Americans seeking jobless benefits fell below 300,000 for the first time since 2006, but the government attributed the …

Analysis Of iPhone Launch Countries, Timing And First Weekend Sales

Apple has steadily increased the number of countries and availability of iPhones from its initial launch in January 2007 to the iPhone 5 in September last year. It took almost six months from the announcement of the original iPhone to its initial shipment and then another five months until it made …