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The biggest farmer in the United States can’t control what he’s most dependent on: water. The CALIFORNIA SUNDAY MAGAZINE > A Chinese casino has conquered a piece of America. BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK > Japan just approved a new drug that can ...

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Are you spending too much on search engine ads?

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Paying for a top-ranked ad position on a search engine may not be the most effective sales strategy, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. That research suggests that advertisers should consider website quality, brand ...

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How the new tax law could affect you

With the newly passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, now is the time to start thinking about how this will affect you.

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Here are the least ecologically-friendly vehicles

According to Forbes, the top 10 least ecological friendly vehicles for 2018 are: 1. Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4 2. Mercedes-Benz AMG G65 3. Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 4. Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk 5. Toyota Sequoia 6. Toyota Tundra 7. Ram 1500 8. ...

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France bans smartphone use in stopped vehicles

To help keep drivers focused on the road, France recently banned drivers from using their phones even after pulling over to the side of the road. The country’s highest court ruled that drivers need to park in designated parking spots ...

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What are the best countries for business?

According to Forbes, the best countries for business for 2018 are: 1. United Kingdom 2. New Zealand 3. Netherlands 4. Sweden 5. Canada 6. Hong Kong 7. Denmark 8. Ireland 9. Singapore 10. Switzerland Find out where each country ranks ...

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How smart is your business software strategy?

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Business software has changed. Now, the most effective solutions are accessible in the cloud on any device, and integrate with each other to make your business more efficient. Evaluate what you are doing with your business software to make sure ...

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A number to know: credit card debt

$1.023 trillion According to the Federal Reserve, Americans’ outstanding credit card debt reached a record high $1.023 trillion in November. READ COVERAGE BY NBC NEWS >

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Microsoft launches new Bing search features

Microsoft recently announced it is partnering with the social media site Reddit to enhance the Bing search engine. The new Bing features will include displaying Reddit posts directly in its search results and users will have the ability to search ...

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A parody cryptocurrency broke $2 billion in market capitalization. CNBC > New York City has sued oil companies for costs related to the environmental effects of their products. BLOOMBERG > How some small businesses are helping employees with emotional problems ...

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5 Tips for Managing Remote Workers

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There are many guides for remote workers and companies that choose to let people work from home, but there aren’t many for the managers of remote workers. Here are a few tools and tips that can help you manage a remote team.

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What are the best states for business? (access required)

According to Forbes, the best states for business for 2017 are: 1. North Carolina 2. Texas 3. Utah 4. Nebraska 5. Virginia 6. Georgia 7. Florida 8. Colorado 9. North Dakota 10. Indiana Related: Find out where your state ranks ...

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Here’s how to make sure your company’s holiday party isn’t a sexual harassment fiasco

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Your company’s upcoming holiday party provides an opportune time to review your company’s anti-harassment policies and procedures. Employers responding to claims of hostile work environment must demonstrate that they exercised reasonable care to prevent and correct promptly any harassing behavior. ...

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