Government Spending Causes Companies to Cut Back, Harvard Study

With $20 trillion in debt and 24 million Americans either unemployed or under-employed, the song title of a 1955 Johnny Mercer hit song, “Something’s gotta give,” is apropos about the U.S. economy.

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Healthcare ‘Reform’ Increases Costs to Every Sector in U.S.

The Harvard University faculty endorsed ObamaCare, but after experiencing it the liberal faculty members are howling. That was also the case with unions starting with a union demanding “repeal or complete reform” of ObamaCare.

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How CIOs Can Get More Respect in the C-Suite

Despite the importance of their work, chief information officers have difficulty earning respect from senior executives. Here’s what to do about it.

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Companies Stay with Plans — Higher Salaries, but No Increase in Benefits

Trends in human resources: What companies plan in employee management.

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Before You Fire Employees, Ask Yourself 3 Important Questions

Keep in mind that if you’re forced to terminate workers, there are normally three questions to ask yourself.

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How Seattle Attorneys Helped Startups Get a Reprieve from Financial ‘Reform’

Analysis: The angel investment ecosystem for entrepreneurs and job creation return to business as usual.

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Phishing and Other Concerns about Internet Security

Phishing and other Internet security risks pose new dangers and raise concerns, according to three new studies, two of which include Facebook.

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Trend: Google Down Slightly While Yahoo, Microsoft Up

In U.S. Internet searches, Google sites dropped a bit while the Yahoo and Microsoft Web sites experienced an increase in visitors in April 2010, according to the latest comScore Core Search Report.

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Are Small Business Prospects Trending Up?

Two studies about small businesspeople provide inspirational insights.

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BP Crisis Management, PR Misfires — a Case Study

On the nine-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, profits have returned to BP. But questions remain from the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history: Have BP officials ever taken any classes on how to be environmentally conscientious, take safety precautions, or to perform best-practices in crisis management?

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