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September 2, 2014 | NPR · At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
 
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Success in business

Dec 1, 2013 — Jon Taffer is a bar and nightclub consultant and the host of the reality show Bar Rescue. His new book is called Raise the Bar, and he says bars and pubs are part of America's fiber.
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Mar 8, 2011 — The Republican media strategist has helped craft many sound bites and political phrases during his career — from "death tax" to "the Contract with America." In his book, Win, Luntz argues that careful communication is as essential to business as it is to politics.
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Sep 2, 2010 — What do Wikipedia and Craigslist have in common with the Tea Party movement? They succeed by being decentralized, says Rod Beckstrom, co-author of the management book The Starfish and the Spider.
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Oct 13, 2009 — When author Barbara Ehrenreich was diagnosed with breast cancer, she was bombarded with wildly optimistic, inspirational phrases. But a cheerful outlook, she argues, does not cure cancer. In her new book, Bright-Sided, Ehrenreich explores the negative effects of positive thinking.
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Jul 8, 2009 — Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired magazine, talks about his new book Free: The Future of a Radical Price. Anderson theorizes that businesses can profit by giving it all away on the internet.
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Apr 29, 2009 — The unemployment rate is up across the country, and so are the numbers of people looking for new jobs. Conventional wisdom says it's probably time to polish up your resume. But with people showcasing their talents on YouTube and networking on Linkedln, are resumes relevant?
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Mar 11, 2009 — Carla Harris broke through the glass ceiling on Wall Street. The financial services veteran offers career advice and strategies for success in her new book, Expect to Win: Proven Strategies for Success from a Wall Street Vet. Harris talks about her book, the financial crisis and challenges she faced as a woman of color on Wall Street.
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Dec 12, 2007 — Whether it's a year of big losses or big profits, most companies still manage to hold a holiday party for employees. A Silicon Valley businessman offers some advice on avoiding the pitfalls of the season.
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Sep 5, 2007 — The newest generation of workers seem to be at the top of managers' worry list these days. These 20-somethings, known as the Millennial Generation, are eager to bounce up the corporate ladder without putting in the time on the lower rungs.
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Oct 13, 2005 — Martha Stewart turned her lifestyle advice into a billion-dollar business: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. In addition to her magazines, Stewart has a new book, The Martha Rules: 10 Essentials for Achieving Success as You Start, Grow, or Manage a Business. She also has new shows on television and radio this fall.
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