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One Great Idea From Jean Tirole, the Nobel Economist

One Great Idea From Jean Tirole, the Nobel Economist

Jean Tirole, the French economist who won this year’s Nobel economics prize, has so many ideas that it takes a 52-page scientific paper just to list them, with the authors apologizing that “it is hard to do justice to his ...

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How to fix our broken offices

How to fix our broken offices

Once upon a time, the internet was going to free us from the office. Everyone was going to telecommute and videoconference. The office would become not only paperless, but virtual. We wouldn’t have to spend all that time fuming in ...

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Yahoo, AOL Pushed Toward Merger By Fed Up Activist Investor

Yahoo, AOL Pushed Toward Merger By Fed Up Activist Investor

The Alibaba IPO dominoes are falling — and Yahoo and AOL may be next in line. A week after Yahoo YHOO +3.7% shares plummeted when the company’s stake in China’s ecommerce powerhouse didn’t pan out as high as some expected, ...

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Almost All Obamacare Enrollees Are Paying For Coverage

Almost All Obamacare Enrollees Are Paying For Coverage

The Obama administration on Thursday finally revealed how many people paid for Obamacare on the national and state health insurance exchanges: 7.3 million. Since President Barack Obama announced in April that sign-ups on the Obamacare exchange marketplaces had surpassed 8 ...

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Americans are sitting on lots of cash. But the Fed isn’t to blame.

Americans are sitting on lots of cash. But the Fed isn’t to blame.

How to explain America’s post-2008 economic malaise? A new paper by Yi Wen and Maria A. Arias published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis correctly fingers cash hoarding as one of the major culprits, a phenomenon that I’ve ...

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France thrown into political turmoil after government dissolved

France thrown into political turmoil after government dissolved

PM Manuel Valls told to form new government after minister’s call to end austerity policies imposed by Germany triggers crisis France has entered uncharted political waters after the prime minister, Manuel Valls, presented his government’s resignation amid a political crisis ...

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Why saying no gets you ahead

Why saying no gets you ahead

Declining an invitation or a project is hard to do, but don’t let the pangs of guilt dictate your career and life. Here are 7 ways to say, ‘no.’ Everyone knows the adage: good fences make good neighbors. Basically, it ...

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‘Test-Drive’ Job Candidates for Hiring Success

‘Test-Drive’ Job Candidates for Hiring Success

As a small business owner, you don’t have the time or resources to waste on a lengthy hiring process. When you think you’ve found the right person for the job, you’ll likely want to get him or her on board ...

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20 Ways to Make a Terrible First Impression

20 Ways to Make a Terrible First Impression

Whether you’re off to a job interview, doing a sales pitch, networking or meeting new co-workers, making a good first impression is key. Acting professionally, being knowledgeable and upbeat, and engaging with people all seem like obvious ways to do ...

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7 Surprising Ways Procrastination Can Boost Productivity

7 Surprising Ways Procrastination Can Boost Productivity

That’s pretty heavy, right? Procrastination is literally the murderer of your opportunities. Putting off to tomorrow what you could get done today has a bad rap, but it’s not entirely deserved. Forget what your grandmother and first grade teacher and ...

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