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12 of the Best Business Books of 2017, According to the Stanford Business School

Learn from the best to become your best.<p>A good book is like food for the soul. When you want to curl up by the fire with a truly great one, look no further than this list furnished by members of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.<p>If you've got an entrepreneur or two in your life, these might …

Bad Science

Creating Manufacturing's Next-Generation Workforce: Take 2

My good friend Hal Sirkin, whose office is just down the hall from mine in our Chicago office, has written frequently about America’s need to build a bigger, more highly skilled workforce.<p>He’s also explored various ways we might accomplish that, pointing to Germany’s vocational education system as …

Manufacturing

How to deal with work stress, according to bartenders

Think you're stressed out? Try being behind a bar.<p>Bartending might seem like a fun, carefree job — how stressful could it be to make craft cocktails and pour wine and microbrews to thirsty guests? Very, according to U.S. News & World Reports. Using their own data and data from the U.S. Department …

Health

Forex - Dollar Index Slides But Tax Vote Limits Losses

Investing.com - The U.S. dollar moved lower against other major currencies on Friday, but losses were expected to remain limited after an important …

Economy

Idaho farmers turn to guest workers to fill labor gap

Farmers in southern Idaho are increasingly turning to the guest worker program to fill the gap left by the shrinking labor force in the state.<p>Figures …

Business

Surviving Financially – For a Few Months or Longer | Investopedia

Your most pressing concern after a layoff will likely be how to make ends meet until you find a new job. Even in a best-case scenario – you land an …

Personal Finance

Forex - Yen Rebounds Sparply As Investors Seek Safe-Haven On US Tax Policy Views

Investing.com - The yen rebounded sharply in Asia on Friday as investors switched to the safe-haven currency amid an uptick in risk sentiment over …

Economy

Gold Prices Move Higher After U.S. Data, Eyes on Tax Vote

Investing.com - Gold prices moved higher on Thursday, after the release of disappointing U.S. jobless claims data and manufacturing activity data …

Gold

Gold Gains In Asia As US Tax Cut Views Stoke Inflation Concerns

Investing.com - Gold prices edged up in Asia as U.S. tax cuts move closer to passage, raising inflation concerns for some investors.<p>Gold futures for …

Commodities

For Millions of Insured Americans, State Health Laws Don’t Apply

Let’s say you have health insurance through your employer and live in one of 21 states with laws protecting consumers against surprise medical bills …

Health Care

Thanksgiving Day dinner will be less expensive this year

Diners can give thanks that the price of this year’s Thanksgiving Day meal has gone down.<p>The average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.12, a 75-cent decrease compared with last year’s average of $49.87, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 32nd annual price survey.<p>The turkey …

Money

Nasdaq Closes at Record High as Cisco Surges 5%

Investing.com – Wall Street closed sharply higher on Thursday, led by a surge in shares of Walmart after the retailer posted earnings that beat …

Markets

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise By 10,000 to 249,000 Last Week

Investing.com - The number of people who filed for unemployment assistance in the U.S. last week rose unexpectedly, but remained in territory …

Economic Data

In an era of billionaire media moguls, do press unions stand a chance?

On Nov. 2, billionaire media owner Joe Ricketts abruptly shuttered the digital news sites DNAinfo and the Gothamist, terminating 116 employees.<p>Days …

21st Century

Technology invading nearly all U.S. jobs, even lower skilled - study

By Timothy Aeppel<p>(Reuters) - Forget robots. The real transformation taking place in nearly every workplace is the invasion of digital tools.<p>The use …

401(k) And Qualified Plans: Contributions

A qualified plan may be funded by both employer and employee contributions. However, the type of contribution that can be made to a particular plan, …

Retirement

Top 10 Qualities To Look For In A New Finance Job Candidate

For graduating hopefuls or new career path seekers, this gives a great outlook and carries the potential for finding a job in the finance field relatively quickly. For finance firms, this means the tough task of sorting through the talent and picking the top recruits will include many inexperienced …

Leadership

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<b>Denver</b> • A Utah contractor with ties to a polygamous group is appealing a judge's finding that they put nearly 200 children to work picking pecans …

Salt Lake City

WTIA’s Apprenti program is turning out skilled tech workers by the dozens, with no tuition costs

Roscoe Bass could easily have been passed over by the technology industry.<p>“I don’t have much history in tech,” said the 35-year-old Shoreline, Wash., …

Science

When It Comes to Training, Don’t Forget About the Boomers

While an abundance of attention has been paid to training Millennials entering the workforce, much less has been given to educating their older …

Talent Management

Child-labor case tied to polygamous group in appeals court

A Utah contractor with ties to a polygamous group is appealing a judge's finding that they put nearly 200 children to work picking pecans for long …

Business

Study explores link between college debt, 'boomerang' effect

CONCORD, N.H. — While both college debt and the "boomerang" phenomenon are growing, a new study casts doubt on the notion that staggering student loans are driving young adults back to their parents' doorsteps.<p>In the past decade, student debt has doubled, with the average 2015 college graduate …

Money

The 2017 Elections Should Give All Americans Hope

IDEAS<p>Lu served as the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor during the Obama Administration and is a senior fellow at the University of Virginia Miller …

Elections

4 STEM Ties to Careers of the Future

When many of us were growing up and considering that tough question during the junior or senior year of high school, “What do you want to study in …

Education

IBM shifts focus from degrees to skills-based hiring

Dive Brief:<p>With over half a million open tech-related jobs in the U.S. today, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, IBM is shifting its focus …

Recruitment

Lynnway Auto Auction hit with 16 citations following crash that killed 5

(WHDH) — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it has issued more than a dozen citations to the Lynnway …

Sunbeam Television

The Creative, Risky Way Jeju Is Adapting to Higher Costs

Jeju Noodle Bar lets its cooks receive tips<p>One of the most creative aspects of chef <b>Douglas Kim</b>’s West Village Korean ramyun restaurant <b>Jeju Noodle Bar</b> is not in the food, but in the way he compensates his staff. Rather than following the increasingly common, if divisive, policy of ending tipping …

New York City

Asian Shares Dip With Nikkei 225 Off 1.11% As U.S. Market Jitters Weigh

Investing.com - Asian shares mostly fell on Friday with sentiment hit by an overnight drop in the U.S. as expected tax cuts are now uncertain on …

Markets

Meet the women and people of color who won Election Day 2017

One year after the election of President Donald Trump, more women ran for public office than ever before—and went on to <i>wi</i><i>n bigly</i>. Diverse politicians …

Danica Roem

Forex - Dollar Remains Broadly Lower After U.S. Data Disappoints

Investing.com - The dollar remained broadly lower against other major currencies on Thursday, after the release of disappointing U.S. jobless claims …

Economy