CHICAGO -- Layoffs are never pleasant, but do mass staff reductions deal a particularly painful blow to employee morale?
To the contrary, says neuropsychologist Richard Chaifetz, ripping off the Band-Aid is kinder to ...Read more
Sales of personal watercraft, including the Sea-Doo Spark, and jet boats are at some of the highest levels in years as buyers emerge late in the summer.
Industrywide sales of recreational boats were up more than 5 percent...Read more
Stocks on Wall Street opened lower Monday, following markets across the globe, as investors continued to grapple with questions about China's economy and new uncertainty from the Federal Reserve.
The blue-chip Dow Jones ...Read more
First-class fliers can secure their furry friends in a special pet cabin on American Airlines. Delta Air Lines' highest-paying passengers are chauffeured in Porsches and dropped curbside at a private entrance at Los ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- As electric utilities grapple with declining revenue, the rigidly traditional method used to determine a customer's monthly bill is breaking apart.
Utility law experts and regulators agree that surcharges --...Read more
Q: I seem to have acquired some unwanted responsibilities. Although I was hired to process payroll and do other administrative tasks, I have gradually become the go-to person for personnel issues. Little by little, various...Read more
Did you watch the stock market -- and the value of your savings -- plummet in the recent market dive? Yep, you know the emotional toll exacted by following your investments, even if the drop is short term.
Wall Street's ...Read more
Q: One of my team members takes it personally when clients disagree with him; he even is offended if other colleagues try to have a dialogue about opinions, and thinks that they don't like him. How can I help him see that ...Read more
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Just outside my cubicle lies the Pit of Atrociousness. It's a cavernous chasm into which I toss the inane press releases and insipid workplace-related books that cross my desk each day.
Some have called it "dangerous" -- ...Read more
After giving her sons breakfast, Karin Bejerano dashes off to work as a high school dance instructor. Her husband, Andres, moves fully into dad mode, adjusting the boys' shirt buttons, sticking lunches into backpacks, ...Read more
Just because you can't be seen doesn't mean you can't be heard. The concept may seem simple enough, but some folks seem to forget that on conference calls.
In fact, multiple people talking at once and excessive background...Read more
It's amazing to me how many significant new legal and tax developments take place during the summer months. Each year, while most of us are baking on a beach, walking through the woods or treating ourselves to truffles ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- SpaceX said its next launch will be delayed longer than expected after the June 28 accident that destroyed its unmanned ship carrying cargo to the International Space Station.
The Hawthorne, Calif.-based ...Read more
A former U.S. Secret Service agent who was part of a team investigating illegal activity on the online drug market Silk Road has pleaded guilty to money laundering and obstruction of justice, prosecutors announced Monday. ...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Apple and Cisco Systems, two of Silicon Valley's tech titans, are teaming up.
The companies Monday announced a partnership aimed at helping Apple's iPhone and iPad devices work better for businesses, ...Read more
Indian antitrust officials have accused Google Inc. of stifling competitors and favoring companies that advertise with it, opening up the latest front in a worldwide battle over whether the California tech company is ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- TCF Financial Corp. president Craig Dahl will succeed the bank's longtime leader, Bill Cooper, as chief executive at the start of 2016, the company said Monday.
Cooper will remain chairman of the company ...Read more
CHICAGO -- The Midwest economy contracted in July, falling to its lowest level since October of 2012, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said Monday.
The Federal Reserve's Midwest Economy Index fell to -0.12 from a ...Read more
IPhones and iPads are about to get special treatment at work.
Apple announced a partnership Monday designed to make the mobile gadgets work better on corporate computer networks running on Cisco products. The Silicon ...Read more
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