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Yuki Noguchi

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Recruiting Better Talent With Brain Games And Big Data

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Some companies are using surveys or brain games to assess what kind of workers candidates are. Employers say the tests can help reduce turnover and surface talent recruiters might otherwise overlook.

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Under Competitive Pressure, Wal-Mart To Rollout Raises

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Around 500,000 Wal-Mart employees will soon be getting a raise. The company said on Thursday it would spend $1 billion to make sure all employees earn at least $9 an hour starting in April. Wal-Mart's minimum wage would go to $10 an hour in early 2016.

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You Might Want To Take Another Pass At Your Passwords

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

They have become so complicated that, in some cases, passwords have undermined their own security intent. But experts say there is still value in keeping your digital door locked with a good password.

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Love On The Job Can Leave A Lot To Be Desired

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Work is one of the main places people find love. Yet romantic entanglement can also complicate things for workers and employers. Some firms have "love contracts" to enforce rules on office dating.

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Staples Takes Another Shot At Buying Rival Office Depot

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Staples is trying, for the second time, to buy its rival Office Depot. This time the landscape has changed and the company says joining forces will make for a stronger company.

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Shake Shack Sizzles With IPO As McDonald's Fizzles

Friday, January 30, 2015

Shares of the burger chain shot up Friday, its first trading day. Shake Shack and other fast-casual joints are taking a bite out of McDonald's, which can't recast itself to fit the current trend.

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And So We Meet, Again: Why The Workday Is So Filled With Meetings

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Office workers are spending more and more time in meetings and preparing for meetings. Experts say it's often a waste of time, and managers — as well as a "meeting culture" — are to blame.

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Obama's Big Bid To Change Sick-Leave Laws May Hinge On Small Business

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The president's call for mandatory paid sick days starred in his State of the Union address. But forget the big speech: It may be small businesses — and state lawmakers — that decide this debate.

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Largest Unit Of Gambling Giant Caesars Files For Bankruptcy

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Caesars — the giant gambling company — put its largest unit into bankruptcy on Thursday. The company was acquired by private equity firms Apollo and TPG in 2008 just as the financial crisis was pushing the economy into recession. It never recovered and has more than $20 billion in debt.

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Businesses Try To Stave Off Brain Drain As Boomers Retire

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Employers are trying to hang onto older talent by offering flexible work hours, more attractive health care benefits or having retirees return to mentor younger workers.

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More States Raise Minimum Wage, But Debate Continues

Thursday, January 01, 2015

The minimum wage goes up in more than 20 states as the new year begins. President Obama wants the federal minimum to go up even more, but some affected industries say it will put a chill on hiring.

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Comcast-Time Warner Deal Tops A Year Of Corporate Mergers

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

This was a big year for corporate mergers, with $3 trillion worth of deals announced worldwide. Analysts say the strong acquisitive trend is expected to continue into next year.

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GDP Growth At Highest Level Since 2003

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The economy expanded at a 5 percent seasonally adjusted rate during the third quarter. The U.S. economy is coming back strong even as the rest of the world slows down.

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A Year Later, Delivery Services Up Their Holiday Game

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

As shoppers rely more on the Internet, the holiday rush at the mall is giving way to a bigger crush for the shipping industry. UPS and FedEx are trying to avoid last year's holiday delivery disasters.

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Tourism Industry Gears Up For Lifting Of Cuban Travel Ban

Friday, December 19, 2014

Obama says normalizing ties with Cuba will eventually mean relaxing rules on travel to Cuba. It may take some time for the new rules to take effect but travel agents are already getting phone calls.

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Do Guns On The Premises Leave Workers More Safe Or Less?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Private companies used to make their own rules about guns on their property. But a growing number of states have adopted laws allowing workers to keep guns in their cars in the workplace parking lot.

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Big Mac Whacked: McDonald's U.S. Sales Continue To Slide

Monday, December 08, 2014

McDonald's is not loving its financial numbers. The fast-food chain reported that same-store sales in the U.S. tumbled 4.6 percent in November compared with a year ago, continuing a downward trend.

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Mischief Under The Mistletoe: Office Partygoers Behaving Badly

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Partying with co-workers can lead to awkwardness and worse. And, HR experts say, alcohol is often to blame. "If people used common sense, I wouldn't have a job," says employment attorney Jon Hyman.

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Obama's Immigration Moves Do Little To Help Businesses, Groups Say

Friday, November 21, 2014

The actions do make it easier for people with work visas to move between jobs. But they don't address something employers have long pushed for: an increase in visas for low- and high-skilled workers.

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Workers Say Employers In Ailing Atlantic City Hold All The Cards

Friday, November 14, 2014

A bankruptcy judge has approved pay benefits cuts for workers at the ailing Trump Taj Mahal casino. But in the city's grim job market, better-paying opportunities elsewhere are few and far between.

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