Business and Money

Business and Money

What you need to know to navigate the economy and your career. Edited by Terry Ponick
Alice and Dodo.

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WASHINGTON, March 3, 2015 – The Maven, like so many others, is getting incredibly frustrated with this stock market. It’s up one day, one...

Arthur attacks Mordred.

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WASHINGTON, March 2, 2015 – There’s nothing inviting about getting involved in a conflict. That is, unless you have an inherently combative nature or...

Wafa Fiture, age 26 , courtesy of the Islamic Monthly (

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Asking the “right” questions can keep an employer “legal” while allowing information to be gained... Employers can ask applicants if they can work on Saturdays and Sundays, but not what religion they practice.

Graeters Ice Cream. Bet you can't eat just one.

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The Cincinnati-based business has announced their 2015 Mystery Flavor - a Kentucky-inspired “Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip.”


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Most young artists reach an earning peak and then crash into bankruptcy. Not 50 Cent

Medicare: A good investment? / Picture: Images of Money, used under Flickr Creative Commons license

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WASHINGTON, February 28, 2015 — According to the Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell, everyone gets a handout from the government to pay for health care once they...

Robert Benmosche.

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NEW YORK, February 27, 2015 – Sources report that former AIG CEO and President Robert "Bob" Benmosche, 70, died Friday at NYU’s Langone Medical...

Big Bad Wolf.

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WASHINGTON, February 27, 2015 – Although it seemed like a good idea at the time, former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke’s idea that the nation...

Maraschino cherry.

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Adding extra agricultural biz not a winner for a wobbly Brooklyn maraschino vendor, as a novel use of EPA regs allows cops to close in. So much for innovation.

Waiting for Godot.

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WASHINGTON, February 26, 2015 – As it did most of Wednesday, the stock market is thrashing about with no particular direction except moderately down...