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Study: Job seekers who express interest in pay, benefits less likely to be hired

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Job seekers interested in work who let hiring managers know of their interest in salary and benefits could end up hurting their chances of getting hired, according to new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. But the scientists behind the research say that being motivated by the work itself as well as the pay and benefits are common, and actually better for both organizations and employes.

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Business news roundup

McDonald’s has launched a collection of burger-scented candles.  DESIGNBOOM > Global air traffic could fall for the first time in a decade because of the coronavirus.  CNN BUSINESS > Many small business owners are starting wellness programs to help employees be healthier, happier ...

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Business news roundup

Footage of unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina is being used in a beer commercial. Some are upset. CHARLOTTE OBSERVER > Martin Shkreli is being used by the FTC and the New York attorney general over allegations of monopolistic behavior. THE HILL > Here’s ...

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A number to know: A pickup for a pickup truck company

$1.3 billion The amount raised by Rivian, the company that makes an electric pickup truck and electric vehicles for Amazon and Ford. READ MORE AT CNN BUSINESS >

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Study: Newly-hired CEO’s political leanings can affect pay structure

The political leanings of a CEO can affect their initial pay package, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame. Research and corporate governance practices generally recommend compensating a risk-averse CEO with more performance-based pay to incentivize risk ...

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Financial therapy could help couples with disagreements

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Financial therapy may help couples with disagreements and financial problems before relationships suffer. “Money is a big thing and ignoring it is impeding satisfaction in relationships,” said Megan Ford, a couples and financial therapist at the University of Georgia who ...

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Most family businesses have no succession plan

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Most CEOs of family businesses don't have a formal retirement plan, and 70% of family businesses don't have a formal succession plan, according to a recent report published by Babson College. But Millennial CEOs are ready to take the helm, the report found.

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Business news roundup

Uber said its New Jersey drivers were contractors. New Jersey said they are employees, and now Uber owes $650 million in employment taxes. BLOOMBERG LAW > Google had plans to publish more than 100,000 human chest x-rays online, but then canceled after ...

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