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Relational Leadership: Where Relationships Lead and Capital Follows

Robert Hall | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Robert Hall

We have transient customers, served by transient employees, working for transient leaders, owned by transient shareholders. Disengagement is overpowering today's leaders.

5 Reasons Republicans Should Embrace Obamacare... and Take Credit for It

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Republicans would be far better served embracing Obamacare, labeling it correctly, taking credit for it, and using it to "prove" the virtues of free market competition.

Why Are American Workers Being Left Behind?

Michele Masterfano | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business
Michele Masterfano

If our companies cannot find skilled employees, why don't they hire for aptitude and provide the specific training for the skills and abilities they need?

Tips for Running a Lean Business

Karin Kamp | Posted 05.12.2013 | Small Business
Karin Kamp

One of the major challenges facing small business owners is growing their companies -- which are often self-funded -- while keeping costs down.

New Orleans-Based Trial Assesses 2010 Gulf Spill Blame

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.02.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the March 4, 2013 edition.) A landmark environmental trial kicked off last week at United Sta...

10 Signs You're Not as Rich as You Could Be

Francine Jay | Posted 11.18.2012 | Money
Francine Jay

Are you frustrated with your finances? Drowning in debt? Or just not sure where your money goes each month?

About Leadership: Cutting Costs

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 11.10.2012 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

I have seen companies go through cost cutting exercises and deal with excessive property costs in a big blitz, and then sit back and say, 'OK, now we have done our cost cutting, we can get on with running the business.' This is such a bad approach.

How To Save Money On Prescription Drugs

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 08.15.2012 | Money

TRENTON, N.J. -- Struggling to pay for your prescription medication? You're far from alone: Studies show roughly a quarter of patients don't take med...

Hospitals May Be The Next Big Boon For Wall Street

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2012 | Business

(Repeats story transmitted late on Wednesday) By Susan Kelly June 21 (Reuters) - In economically distressed northeastern...

The Three R's of Boosting Profitability

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 05.20.2012 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

If sales volumes aren't improving or are volatile, business owners can still grow profits. Here are three ways to generate more bang for the bucks your business brings in.

12 Free Apps That Will Cut Your Monthly Bills

SavvySugar | Posted 02.27.2012 | Women

Apps, apps, and more apps - everyone loves apps, especially if they're free. Check out these apps that will save you money and won't cost you a cent. ...

About Leadership: False Economy

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

Cutting costs is for all seasons, but there is a great temptation for overzealous leaders to make decisions which look good but are counterproductive.

BofA Cuts Investment Bankers In Industrials Group

Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) dismissed 13 investment bankers in its industrials group and may cut more, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing two ...

Wells Fargo Turns To Cost-Cutting As Profits Rise By 30 Percent

AP | EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The nation's largest mortgage lender is turning to cost-cutting as the economy sputters and the grinding housing slump means waning p...

HSBC Considers Running Down Its Credit Card Business

Posted 08.13.2011 | Business

JAKARTA - HSBC Holdings will run down its $33 billion U.S. credit card business if it cannot find a buyer, the bank's chief executive said on Mond...

10 Fastest Growing U.S. Industries

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business

Over the course of the recession, major companies have failed, entire industries have withered. But at least a few have not only survived, but grown. ...

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Corporate Profits At All-Time High As Recovery Stumbles

HuffingtonPost.com | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Despite high unemployment and a largely languishing real estate market, U.S. businesses are more profitable than ever, according to federa...

Wal-Mart Profit Up But U.S. Sales Weak, As Many Customers Still Can't Afford

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a 3.6 percent increase in second-quarter net income and raised its earnings guidance for the full year ...

Economist Predicts Just 2% Growth In 2010

New York Times | GRETCHEN MORGENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A Robust economic recovery in 2010 is certainly on most investors' wish lists as this year draws to a close. A return to prosperity would not only mea...

Post Office Lost $3.8 billion Last Year

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Postal Service reported a loss of $3.8 billion last year, despite a reduction of 40,000 full-time positions and other cost-cutt...

This Gift Could Save Your Job

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Nowadays, Santa's favorite reindeer game is sacking Blitzen if he isn't pulling his weight, thus downsizing the team from an unwieldy eight to a lean and mean seven.

Not Business as Usual, It's Time for Business Un-Usual!

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

Revenue creation is now the holy grail and things like organizing, planning and long management meetings must be put on the back burner

Staples Institutes No Staples Policy as Part of Cost Cutting Measure

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

You're welcome to remove and attempt to reuse staples from documents stapled before this change goes into effect, but the management would like to remind you that blood traces are not acceptable on finished reports.

NBC to Produce Just One Episode of Jay Leno Show; Will Rerun It Until Someone Notices

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"To many Americans, Jay Leno is their favorite comfort food," Mr. Zucker said. "We can think of nothing more comforting than offering them the opportunity to watch the same episode of Jay's show over and over and over again."

How Not To Crack The Piggy Bank: 8 Ways To Save A Buck!

Felicia C. Sullivan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Felicia C. Sullivan

Last week you might have spied me on Fox Business News blathering on about how to pinch pennies in these precarious economic times. However, I wasn't able to fully cover all the ways in which I'm trying to save money without dumpster diving.