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Charter captains bemoan unlicensed operators

Al Skalecke has been a charter boat captain out of a Chicago harbor for more than 30 years. In the last five, he said, business has dwindled. So far this season, he has taken 50 trips instead of his usual 150. On a recent weekend, Skalecke's ...

Your Office Coach: Learn to share work space

Q: The woman who shares my office apparently feels we should be friends. Although I try to listen politely when "Natalie" describes her health issues and family problems, I would much rather be working. Natalie also tries to connect with me by ...

Liz Reyer: Starting a business with a co-worker

Q: A co-worker and I have decided to start our own business together. How do we go from co-workers and friends to effective business partners?

A: Think through contingencies and anchor your interactions in mutual respect.

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Rex Huppke: Workers should help design workplace

When I envision the workplace of the future, it looks a lot like my couch, only with several soft-serve ice-cream machines attached and a rather handsome (though not more handsome than I am) robot doing my work.

Call me a dreamer if you wish, but...