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Cooperation on the global economy is "decreasing," the head of the International Monetary Fund said Thursday, as he warned countries about the risks of a so-called currency war.
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A preliminary report released Wednesday by the federal commission investigating the BP oil spill blames the Obama administration for misrepresenting "the amount and fate of the oil" in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Welded together from unequal parts, modern Germany has overcome historic challenges and matured into Europe's economic powerhouse. Scenes from a marriage that's a little short on romance – and long on success
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At 29, Wes Swank has several friends entering full-time M.B.A. programs. Mr. Swank, a managing director at the hedge fund Hayman Advisors LP in Dallas, isn't joining them. He earned his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business at age 24, matriculating just a few months after completing his undergraduate studies.
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Career
The key is to change how you think. So here’s how to look at your current job, and your current life, so that you don’t need to make any changes in order to let your creative self shine through.
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If you were fired from a recent job, you’re probably dreading being asked about it in an interview. Is there any way to tell the truth without killing your chances of getting the job? Fortunately, yes. There are five keys to handling this well.
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Education
Schools need to integrate new technology into their MBA teaching. But doing so still involves plenty of trial and error.
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Colleges and universities must find ways to help their increasingly diverse student bodies earn their degrees on time and accept responsibility if large numbers of students persistently take too long to graduate, a series of panelists here said Wednesday.
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International
This city's historic landscape of rolling hills and groves of knotty olive trees is undergoing something of a transformation. Multistory villas fronted by ornamental porticos and columns are rising on Ramallah's hilltops along with glass and marble office buildings. There are newly paved roads. The city's first five-star hotel, a Mövenpick, is opening this month.
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The endemic nature of corruption in many emerging markets can lead investors to conclude that entering fast-growing economies like India and Brazil requires choosing between two unappealing options.
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NBMBAA
NBMBAA's 3rd Annual Mideast Regional Conference, "Change, Challenge, and Opportunity: Investing for the Next Decade," takes place November 11-13 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The conference will feature leadership development and entrepreneurial workshops, a Diversity & Education Career Fair, networking opportunities and more.

Keynote speakers for the event include: Linda Clement-Holmes, Senior Vice President, Global Diversity and Global Business Services, Procter & Gamble; Janet Reid, Managing Partner, Global Novations; J. Phillip Holloman, President & COO, Cintas; and Mark Kent, Market Vice President, Humana.

The Diversity Career and Education Fair is free and open to the public, and will take place on Friday, November 12, from 2-7 p.m.
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Technology
Video content streaming from your home from services such as ITunes, Netflix and Amazon Video has now become a reality for bleeding edge technology adopters. But forget about it if you’re on the road.
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Kevin Van Dyk is perfectly willing to talk about why he is counting the days until he can ditch his cellphone service provider, AT&T, in March 2011. But you might not be able to get a hold of him.
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Facebook introduced new grouping features Wednesday, calling them the answer to the big problem of wanting to only share information with a small set of friends.
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Entrepreneurship
On one side of the hall at this year's National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, a first-time inventor was displaying a handsome menu folder that subtly lights up, letting diners read what's on order without destroying the dark-and-moody ambience.
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In this economy, you can pretty much forget about financing. And it's probably just as well, says marketing guru Seth Godin, author of The Bootstrapper's Bible. People often ask him for advice on raising venture capital for their start-ups, and "nine times out of 10, I advise them they shouldn't," he says. Instead, take these seven steps to self-funded stardom.
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The Economy
Job openings in the U.S. rose in August as more companies prepared to add staff amid signs demand was holding up, a government report showed.
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Though some companies have actually moved operations back to American shores recently, the lure of cheaper labor in China, India and other foreign countries is more irresistible than ever.
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Retailers on Thursday reported strong sales results for September as shoppers loaded up despite the still-struggling economy.
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Personal Finance
How much did you spend today? If you don't happen to know, then this graph will tell you. (It displays the daily spending in stores, gas stations, restaurants, and online for the average American – which is to say, none of you but all of you.)
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Here are seven ways to to infuse more cash into your budget so you won't have to go into debt to buy gifts.
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Professional Development
Having a personal career coach for C-level executives is expected as part of their continuing professional development and it also makes great business sense. Coaches can also be helpful for non executives in various stages of your career.
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Corporate America
Aon Corp. completed its acquisition of Hewitt Associates Inc., a record deal that will significantly boost Aon’s resources as a benefit consulting and outsourcing provider.
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AirTran Airways paid a U.S. fine for promoting $39 fares that cost $44. Delta Air Lines was penalized for not disclosing fees in fare ads. Continental Airlines gave money for underreporting complaints from disabled passengers.
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Government
Last fall, JPMorgan Chase (JPM) Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon showed White House staff a chart comparing the percentage of Cabinet Secretaries and top aides with business experience under Administrations going back to Teddy Roosevelt.
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Though his party is ailing as we enter the home stretch of the election, President Obama and his supporters can take heart, knowing that he's getting new strategies for electoral success from a fresh crop of advisers.
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Leadership
In January 2008, soon after the venerable Tribune Company was sold for $8.2 billion, Randy Michaels, a new top executive, ran into several other senior colleagues at the InterContinental Hotel next to the Tribune Tower in Chicago.
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When Hewlett Packard announced CEO Mark Hurd's sudden resignation on Aug. 6, it was a miserable event for shareholders, employees, partners, and customers – not to mention its own directors.
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Forbes' power lists are synonymous with moguls and movie stars, heads of state and captains of business. One look at the 2010 World's 100 Most Powerful Women list and it is clear that we've come up with a new ranking of the female power elite that reflects the New Order of now.
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Lifestyle
When CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler proudly introduced the bosses from the first season of the hit reality series "Undercover Boss" during this year's upfront presentation to advertisers, they had something in common: All of them were middle-aged white men.
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