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Companies hiring the most right now

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:20:35 GMT

(image) AT&T has a total of 35,479 job openings, making it the No. 1 company for hiring right now.

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Used-car clunkers to avoid

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 12:01:12 GMT

With used-car values already out of whack, shoppers need to be extra cautious by avoiding more problematic models that could require costly out-of-warranty repair work.

The most successful cars of 2012It has been a good summer for automakers in the United States. Total vehicle sales hit 1.29 million units last month, up 20 percent over last year, while sales of midsize models rose 22 percent to 2.52 million vehicles sold this year, according to Autodata.

Fri, 14 Sep 2012 11:42:10 GMT

(image) It has been a good summer for automakers in the United States. Total vehicle sales hit 1.29 million units last month, up 20 percent over last year, while sales of midsize models rose 22 percent to 2.52 million vehicles sold this year, according to Autodata.

It has been a good summer for automakers in the United States. Total vehicle sales hit 1.29 million units last month, up 20 percent over last year, while sales of midsize models rose 22 percent to 2.52 million vehicles sold this year, according to Autodata.

Most expensive trucks of 2012Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of the high-performance car company that bears his surname, built tractors before he built sports cars.

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:25:07 GMT

(image) Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of the high-performance car company that bears his surname, built tractors before he built sports cars.

Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of the high-performance car company that bears his surname, built tractors before he built sports cars.

The most innovative companies in America

Tue, 11 Sep 2012 16:13:34 GMT

(image) The most innovative companies in America are diverse, hailing from both coasts and leading in industries ranging from open source software to health care. What all 10 share is a desire to keep evolving, often after already setting industry standards.

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Be doubly careful when working for 2 bossesAs companies dismantle their old internal walls — as marketing talks more to finance, for instance — more and more people find themselves reporting to multiple bosses.

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:09:28 GMT

(image) As companies dismantle their old internal walls — as marketing talks more to finance, for instance — more and more people find themselves reporting to multiple bosses.

As companies dismantle their old internal walls — as marketing talks more to finance, for instance — more and more people find themselves reporting to multiple bosses.

The most expensive cities to have an office

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 15:39:59 GMT

(image) New York doesn’t even register in the top 10 of the most expensive places on the planet for office space. Downtown, which is where Wall Street is headquartered, is No. 41. Even Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil are more expensive than New York’s prime office space.

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7 mistakes leaders make when setting goals

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 15:45:16 GMT

(image) Most managers struggle to find the right balance between being too tough or too easy — and when they overcompensate either way it can cause unintentional complexity.

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Pregnant at work? Follow Marissa Mayer's playbook

Mon, 23 Jul 2012 11:39:06 GMT

(image) It’s hard enough for any female executive to announce her pregnancy It’s that much more difficult, then, when you’ve just been named the surprise CEO pick for a multibillion-dollar company.

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Cities where a paycheck stretches furthest

Wed, 18 Jul 2012 11:44:19 GMT

(image) When cost of living is factored in, most of the places that boast the highest effective pay turn out to be in the less celebrated and less expensive middle part of the country.

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Why meetings suck – how to make them useful

Mon, 9 Jul 2012 11:43:42 GMT

(image) Thinking about meetings as an investment on which you want to get a great return is the best way to motivate yourself actually to do these things.

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Summer internship horror stories and how to avoid them

Sun, 8 Jul 2012 15:27:53 GMT

(image) “Your interns might be petty thieves,” says one person who's hired more than 100 interns. “But they also can become long-term partners in your business.”

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A stress-free vacation from a stressful job

Fri, 6 Jul 2012 11:20:32 GMT

(image) Vacation is meant to be a time of respite during which you can rest and recharge – but for some, taking a break from work can be more stressful and arduous that going in to the office.

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The hardest-to-find new cars

Fri, 6 Jul 2012 11:27:05 GMT

(image) It’s been some time since automakers had consumers pressing their faces up against showroom windows and paying hundreds – perhaps thousands – of dollars over sticker price to be among the first to get behind the wheel of a head-turner.

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You don't need college to make good money

Thu, 5 Jul 2012 11:41:28 GMT

(image) As the cost of attending a four-year college continues to climb quickly, there are manygood-paying  occupations where  the price of entry is significantly more reasonable.

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The hottest convertibles of the year

Sun, 1 Jul 2012 20:55:44 GMT

(image) They’re all expensive — the $60,000 Ford Shelby GT is the cheapest thing on the list — and muscle-car buffs and exotics-lovers alike will agree they’re all hot rides.

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5 dos and don'ts when dealing with a mechanic

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:59:13 GMT

To get the most for their maintenance and repair dollars consumers need to know how to best deal with an automotive technician so that a trip to the shop won’t ultimately turn sour.

Don't fall into these 5 common credit card traps

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 15:35:36 GMT

(image) Before opening up an account or “taking advantage” of an too-good-to-be-true promotion, really, really read the fine print.

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Cutting through all the distractions at work

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:02:39 GMT

(image) Interruptions in the office need to be managed, otherwise, they can seriously erode your ability to focus and may lead to poor performance.

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The world's highest paid models

Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:34:54 GMT

(image) Over the last 12 months, the combined earnings of the top 10 highest-paid models, from Gisele Bündchen to Candice Swanepoel, totaled just under $100 million.

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10 cities where buying actually beats renting

Sun, 24 Jun 2012 16:28:07 GMT

(image) The National Association of Realtors projects a 4 percent average increase in rents nationally this year and 4 percent in 2013.

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Bouncing back from job loss

Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:18:47 GMT

(image) Success in life is measured far less by our opportunities than by how we respond to life’s setbacks and challenges.

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The best places to retire in 2012

Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:45:44 GMT

(image) Reflecting what retirees say they want, there’s a slightly bigger bias toward warmer climates in states like Florida, New Mexico and Arizona. Only about a half-dozen Best Places are located in what could be called chilly parts of the country

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See you around: 8 impressive circular homes

Sun, 17 Jun 2012 16:54:16 GMT

(image) One example is the Round Home in Wilton, Conn., which not only balances at the top of a 12-foot tower -– think Seattle’s Space Needle -– it slowly rotates over the course of the day.

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10 jobs that are the hardest to fill in America

Wed, 6 Jun 2012 12:21:13 GMT

(image) According to a survey from staffing firm ManpowerGroup, 49 percent of employers in all industries are experiencing difficulty filling open positions within their organizations.

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The most traffic-jammed cities in America

Tue, 5 Jun 2012 16:58:13 GMT

(image) The good news for commuters is that traffic congestion in the U.S. decreased by an average of 30 percent last year. Then there's the bad news.

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How you can survive the next reorganization

Sun, 3 Jun 2012 16:36:43 GMT

(image) You have to develop new routines, adjust to a revised cast of characters, and even deal with “survivor’s guilt” if any of your colleagues lost jobs or were moved elsewhere.

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Marriage-saving tips for work-at-home couples

Wed, 30 May 2012 12:08:40 GMT

(image) If you don’t have a space large enough to accommodate both of you, establishing office hours may provide a fix. And gentle communication is key to keeping everyone happy.

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How to get your boss fired

Tue, 29 May 2012 11:20:11 GMT

(image) Keep your emotions in check, and lay out a case that details how the boss is costing the organization money.

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These hot rods get good mileage too

Wed, 23 May 2012 12:23:35 GMT

(image) While the sports car market is still populated with plenty of gas-guzzlers, there are a number of models that boast downright decent fuel economy.

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Recession didn't slow these franchises down

Wed, 23 May 2012 12:11:43 GMT

(image) The recession put the brakes on many franchise chains’ expansion — but not all. For instance, the top fast-food chain by number of locations, Subway, added close to 6,000 restaurants from 2008-2010.

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The 15 most valuable college majors

Tue, 22 May 2012 11:42:16 GMT

(image) With rising tuition costs and a rapidly changing job landscape, a student’s college major is more important than ever. It can either set you up for lifetime career success and high earnings or sink you into debt with few avenues to get ahead of it.

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The little things: Managing a micromanager

Wed, 16 May 2012 17:23:13 GMT

(image) Often a micromanager’s need for control stems from insecurity: lack of confidence, workplace instability and pressure to produce – both individually and as a team.

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How to get a job if you're overqualified

Tue, 15 May 2012 16:50:45 GMT

(image) Analyze your reasons for taking a step down the career ladder. Be honest with yourself and your potential employer.

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Automakers rein in incentives as sales increase

Sun, 13 May 2012 15:18:53 GMT

(image) One unfortunate byproduct of strong sales is automakers’ are able to rein in their incentive spending. According to, incentives are at their lowest levels in nearly seven years

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Should you discuss politics at work?

Wed, 9 May 2012 11:36:30 GMT

(image) Workplace experts say even a casual discussion about politics in the office can get dicey, so it’s usually best to avoid the topic altogether.

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Yes, your boss is crazy. Here's how to deal.

Tue, 8 May 2012 12:02:15 GMT

(image) One doctor says that mild depression increases realism and empathy, and mania increases creativity and resilience, the four essential traits of great crisis leadership. But those leaders can be, well, difficult.

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The best cities for jobs

Mon, 7 May 2012 11:39:28 GMT

(image) Instead of government, the big drivers of growth now appear to be three basic sectors: energy, technology and, most welcome all, manufacturing.

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Why people stay mired in their careers

Sun, 29 Apr 2012 16:58:15 GMT

(image) If you don’t like what you do, how can your productivity and performance at work increase? How can organizations grow and compete when their employees lack competitive hunger?

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How to keep workplace humor from falling flat

Wed, 25 Apr 2012 17:05:24 GMT

(image) A general rule of thumb would be if something would get a laugh at a fraternity or sorority party, it’s likely not appropriate in the workplace.

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Best new-car values for 2012

Mon, 9 Apr 2012 11:54:14 GMT

Volkswagen of America delivers the most value-packed new-vehicle product line among all automakers for 2012, followed closely in overall marks by Hyundai Motor America and Ford Motor Company, according to the results of a study by the research company Strategic Vision.

Cities where buying beats renting a home

Tue, 3 Apr 2012 11:54:50 GMT

Wondering whether to renew that rental lease or take the plunge and finally buy a place? Well if you live in one of the country’s major cities, it may be more affordable to buy, if you can swing it.

Cities with the most new construction

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 12:13:12 GMT

(image) Construction activity in nearly every market across the country took a nose dive with the economic downturn. It has remained moribund since, thanks to vacant inventory, a weak jobs market, and stingy banks.

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Are you a bully and don't even know it?

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 11:59:04 GMT

Are adult bullies to blame for a generation of abusive kids? Are on-the-clock bullies pushing already stressed employees to their breaking point? Signs point to yes.

10 cool cars with great gas mileage

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:25:42 GMT

(image) Buyers shouldn't assume that high gas prices will translate into great savings with a high-efficiency car.

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Mexico's Slim tops Forbes' rich list for 3rd year

Wed, 7 Mar 2012 17:00:11 GMT

(image) This year the list broke records for the most number of billionaires and combined net worth, at $4.6 trillion, up from $4.5 trillion.

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The happiest workers work for the government

Fri, 2 Mar 2012 00:12:43 GMT

(image) Do you work in retail or media and think your friends who work in education and real estate are all happier than you? That isn’t just your imagination

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Kathy Ireland's empire built by 'busy moms'

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 12:20:47 GMT

(image) This swimsuit model doesn’t sell swimsuits, and while many women may still associate her name with a clothing line at Kmart, she barely sells clothes anymore, either.

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The cheapest 2012 model-year cars to own

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 12:37:08 GMT

(image) Many families will put nearly as much money into owning and operating their vehicles in a given year than they will sink into their retirement accounts

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The best franchises for the money

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:56:00 GMT

(image) For those who don’t have the patience, capital or guts to generate sales from scratch, franchising can make a lot of sense — though not all brands deliver the same return.

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Behind the numbers of office romance in 2012

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 21:37:43 GMT

(image) Thirty-eight percent of workers said in a new survey by that they had dated a co-worker at least once during their working lives.

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The jobs offering the brightest futures

Mon, 13 Feb 2012 15:49:15 GMT

(image) If you want to ride a crest of increasing employment over the next 10 years, get into health care, personal care, social assistance or construction.

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The good and bad about working from home

Wed, 8 Feb 2012 16:06:54 GMT

(image) Those who work well at home are those who can do it all and then some, and not be distracted by the TV, the refrigerator or a warm summer's day.

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Ensure those references help you land a job

Thu, 2 Feb 2012 17:18:01 GMT

(image) What others say about you is often far more important than what you say about yourself, which is especially true for when you’re seeking a job.

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Cities where women earn the best pay

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 12:22:13 GMT

(image) Women, who earn between 70 and 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, can be especially impacted by the place they call home.

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Cities where real estate is ripe for a rebound

Thu, 10 May 2012 15:34:17 GMT

(image) The housing market is complicated on a national level, but zoom in and it’s possible to identify cities that have not only reached a bottom, but are beginning to recover.

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The top 10 employers of Gen Y workers

Sun, 22 Jan 2012 16:06:11 GMT

(image) By 2025, Gen Y is expected to comprise 75 percent of the total workforce, yet currently just 7 percent work for America’s largest companies, according to one study.

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Wasting time can make you a star at work

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 20:19:11 GMT

(image) Scratch that New Year’s resolution about avoiding distractions. They’re good for your productivity.

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In rush to sound hip, bosses' titles get dumb

Mon, 16 Jan 2012 16:59:01 GMT

In the past few years, the corporate suite has boomed, knighting nearly every department head with new, inventive chief titles likely dreamed up by the marketing team.

Overworked employees could strike back in '12

Mon, 16 Jan 2012 17:09:41 GMT

December’s employment numbers blew analysts expectations out of the water. Perhaps the news rustled the moat around the corporate kingdom’s C-Suite.

Resources to kick-start your career this year

Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:50:37 GMT

(image) The start of a new year is a good time to set some career goals. Where do you want to go? How can you get there? Who can you rely on to help you? What kind of advice do you need to guide you?

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Vehicles that give the best bang for the bucks

Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:23:57 GMT

(image) Less obvious costs like depreciation, interest on a loan, repair and maintenance costs can outweigh the savings from a low sticker price, a big customer rebate and high gas mileage.

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The world's most popular cars: Some new faces

Mon, 9 Jan 2012 13:10:50 GMT

(image) These global models are sold in many countries with only minor modifications to meet local regulations. The benefits are lower costs for development, tooling and production, and stronger brands.

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Five regions that are key to the US economy

Sun, 8 Jan 2012 17:08:50 GMT

(image) It is clear that the United States is essentially made up of many economies, each with distinctly different short- and long-term prospects. With that in mind, here are our five regions to watch in 2012

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Best big US companies for LGBT employees

Fri, 30 Dec 2011 12:54:36 GMT

(image) Of the 20 largest American companies by revenues, 10 got scores of 100, meaning they met all of the Human Rights Campaign’s criteria for providing an inclusive, discrimination-free work environment.

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5 expenses that take half our lifetime earnings

Thu, 29 Dec 2011 13:07:44 GMT

(image) In these recessionary times, financial tips are flowing fast and furious about how to save money and stick to a budget. Start with the big-ticket items.

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Cities with the best economies in America

Fri, 30 Dec 2011 12:12:16 GMT

(image) It turns out “Don’t Mess With Texas,” is more than just a slogan. At least judging by the state’s ability to rebound from the Great Recession.

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Plano, Texas, tops list of America's safest cities

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 12:57:41 GMT

(image) Plano, Texas, has some pretty ho-hum claims to fame: It’s home to junk-food headquarters Frito-Lay and the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, for starters, as well as to retail giant J.C. Penney.

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Safest small cars you can buy for less than $20K

Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:29:27 GMT

(image) While record low fatality rates indicate that today’s cars are safer than ever, the latest crash test results confirm that some models still do a better job than others at protecting their occupants.

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Cities where home prices are plummeting

Fri, 23 Dec 2011 12:48:33 GMT

(image) Half or more of all completed home sales this year in these cities were distressed — a factor that pulls the prices of non-distressed homes.

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America's most promising companies: Top 20

Thu, 22 Dec 2011 12:49:05 GMT

(image) These privately held up-and-comers have compelling business models, strong management, notable customers, strategic partners and precious investment capital.

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The post-crash language of the housing market

Wed, 21 Dec 2011 18:15:43 GMT

(image) Listing agents have developed a set of abbreviations to brief prospective buyers on what they can expect and should be prepared for if they make an effort to buy such a home.

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Cars that can run for more than 200,000 miles

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 12:38:45 GMT

(image) With proper maintenance and timely replacement of worn parts just about any of today’s cars and trucks can stay on the road for 200,000 miles or more.

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5 brands most likely to be gone by 2015

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 16:18:50 GMT

(image) A survey identified a distinct pattern of worst practices, and none of these struggling companies was seen as being guilty of having only one in play.

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How not to behave at the office party

Tue, 13 Dec 2011 13:09:55 GMT

(image) The office fête is not the place for personal confession, expressions of frustration or speechifying about what you’d do with the company if you were in charge.

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How your attitude determines your career

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 12:35:09 GMT

(image) Take a close look at the field of career opportunities around you. There are opportunities at a time when the ground rules for success are being rewritten.

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The dirtiest cars roaming America's roadways

Sun, 11 Dec 2011 16:15:16 GMT

(image) The good news is that since 1975, overall fuel efficiency has increased. Bringing down the averages, though, are some vehicles that chug gas

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What to do when you loathe your job

Sun, 4 Dec 2011 16:59:28 GMT

(image) A lot of job angst comes from feeling powerless and as if you lack any control over your own career.

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How Millennials can survive this economy

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 12:47:09 GMT

(image) Most Millennials — so called because they were born after 1980 and came of age in the new millennium — wouldn’t associate the word “easy” with today’s job market.

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Utah again named the best state for business

Tue, 29 Nov 2011 13:14:33 GMT

(image) Utah repeats this year as Forbes Best State for Business and Careers in our sixth annual look at the business climates of the 50 states.

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Body language tips for the office party

Mon, 28 Nov 2011 12:38:10 GMT

(image) When you combine the need to let your hair down with too many glasses of wine or cocktails at the office party, it’s a mix that can cause trouble.

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Business mogul mansions that are up for sale

Sun, 27 Nov 2011 17:02:40 GMT

(image) tracked 10 business moguls with homes they’re trying to sell and others they’ve recently bought. Some are dropping their stellar asking prices; many have moved on before selling.

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A cheat sheet for acing your Black Friday spree

Mon, 21 Nov 2011 13:00:54 GMT

(image) This holiday season, American shoppers plan to spend an average of $831 on holiday gifts for friends and family, $121 more than they spent in 2010, according to a new report.

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Cough ... the 20 most polluted cities in America

Wed, 16 Nov 2011 12:26:19 GMT

(image) L.A. ranks No. 2 on our list of America’s Dirtiest Cities, and San Diego is no. 9, but some of the worst air in the country is in smaller cities in the San Joaquin Valley, where a ring of mountains traps a stagnant stew of ozone and particulate matter.

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This resume article is a dynamic team player

Wed, 16 Nov 2011 12:31:03 GMT

(image) If you’ve applied for a job recently, you’ve probably looked over that 8½ x 11” summary of your career more times than you can count — and tweaked it just as often — in pursuit of the perfect resume.

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The best-selling vehicles of 2011

Wed, 9 Nov 2011 12:26:56 GMT

(image) New car sales in October recovered from a summertime lull, fueled by pent-up demand for new models and a better selection of Japanese brand cars following last spring’s devastating earthquake.

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How to negotiate and win a year-end raise

Tue, 8 Nov 2011 12:47:27 GMT

(image) Author Stuart Diamond lays out his take on negotiating in a range of situations, from convincing a 4-year-old to brush his teeth, to an Indian woman talking her way out of an arranged marriage.

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Why you shouldn't take that promotion

Mon, 7 Nov 2011 12:44:31 GMT

(image) While it might make me more money, moving up on a path you don't like would only take you further from where you hope to end up. Doing what you like is vital to success.

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10 hot companies that are hiring like crazy

Fri, 4 Nov 2011 12:18:19 GMT

(image) With a whiff of recession in the air, many companies are keeping their expansion plans on hold. A select few, however, are expanding like mad.

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10 worst stereotypes about powerful women

Thu, 3 Nov 2011 11:29:31 GMT

(image) Women continue climbing the rungs of power but their minority status means they still face harsh, limiting assessments based on their gender.

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Obama back on top of the most powerful list

Wed, 2 Nov 2011 16:09:14 GMT

(image) What do the president of the United States, the Dalai Lama, a billionaire drug dealer and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg all have in common? They are all featured on FORBES’ annual ranking of the World’s Most Powerful People.

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Visible tattoos and other corporate no-nos

Wed, 2 Nov 2011 11:39:23 GMT

(image) Most corporations and small businesses have no formal policies toward tattoos or piercings. Yet most HR managers also concede that all things being equal, they will hire the more clean-cut employee.

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Use the busy holiday season to find a job

Tue, 1 Nov 2011 11:38:09 GMT

(image) There’s less competition for jobs, the holiday season puts people in a receptive mood, and all those parties and family gatherings overflow with networking opportunities.

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The best used cars and SUVs for the money

Sun, 30 Oct 2011 15:42:31 GMT

(image) Amid high demand and low supplies, here are 11 worthy late-model cars and SUVs that will give you your money's worth.

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Where you aren't: Most expensive ZIP codes

Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:40:42 GMT

(image) Median home prices in the 500 ZIP codes looked at are down 2 percent overall from Forbes' 2010 list, which is the mildest depreciation in years.

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Pay for highest-paid US CEO tops $131 million

Fri, 14 Oct 2011 12:26:37 GMT

(image) Compensation for the chief executives of America’s biggest corporations is way up in 2011, 28 percent higher than last year on average.

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Where America's millionaires live

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 12:33:10 GMT

(image) The list of ritzy places ranges from Fisher Island, an enclave of yacht owners off Miami, to the Tribeca area of Manhattan, where wage slaves with seven-figure salaries have their chic loft apartments.

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Cars that get you the most bang for the buck

Sun, 18 Sep 2011 17:44:56 GMT

(image) Buying a car is a personal decision. But if a great value is what you’re after, a good rule of thumb is to look for cars with the best history of reliability and the lowest overall cost of ownership.

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What to do if you just don't fit in at your job

Wed, 14 Sep 2011 19:50:45 GMT

Two and a half years ago Forbes merged its dot-com and magazine editorial staffs, and we magazine editors got a dose of culture shock.

What, not your town? D.C. has worst drivers

Wed, 7 Sep 2011 11:24:21 GMT

(image) According to a recent report issued by Allstate Insurance Co., Washington, D.C. can lay claim to having the worst — or at least the most accident-prone.

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