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    House Expands Jobless Plan -- Increases Payments for Unemployed

    House Expands Jobless Plan -- Increases Payments for Unemployed
    The state House has expanded the debate over unemployment benefits, adding a sweetener for people who earned too little on the job to qualify for the maximum compensation after being laid off. Both chambers on Wednesday also worked on the governor's plan to fix the Medicaid budget. "We're here to work, not play. And I know everyone is ready to work," ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Stop Thief! Software Lets Stolen Laptops Speak Up

    Stop Thief! Software Lets Stolen Laptops Speak Up
    Stolen laptop? Now you can tell those thieves exactly what you think of them. Front Door Software's Retriever program displays your contact information as your computer boots up. There's even space for a plea to a Good Samaritan — "$50 for my safe return," maybe. In most cases, that's enough to help an honest person return the machine, said Carrie Hafeman, ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Majority of Workers Changing Daily Habits to Endure Economic Downturn

    Majority of Workers Changing Daily Habits to Endure Economic Downturn
    According to Vault.com’s (www.vault.com) “Workday Cutbacks” survey, 80% of employees are changing their workday food and drink habits in the face of the current economic crisis. Large numbers are cutting back when it comes to daily expenditures and also weighing more considerable changes in order to save money. “Regardless of their industry or career path, American workers are clearly reacting to ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Voters Offered Free Starbucks Coffee, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Bubbly...

    Voters Offered Free Starbucks Coffee, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Bubbly...
    If the contest between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama wasn't enough to get you to brave long lines at the polls, how about the prospect of free products? These are some of the freebies that companies are offering customers who participate in the electoral process: • Ben & Jerry's will give voters free ice cream. • Starbucks will ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    The 40-Plus Career Reinvention Checklist

    The 40-Plus Career Reinvention Checklist
    As a job applicant over 40 who is making his/her way through the world of work in an uncertain time, are you portraying yourself as the truly confident, capable person you are? Whether you’re trying to land a job, advance your career or hold onto the position you have right now, you need to be sure you’re presenting the best you ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    How Much Does Physical Inactivity Cost You?

    How Much Does Physical Inactivity Cost You?
    What if you found a pill that would: * -Increase both the span and quality of your life * -Cut in half your risk for heart disease, diabetes and colon cancer * -Alleviate mental anxiety and depression * -Increase muscle tone and heart function * -Decrease your blood pressure * -Increase your immunity * -Increase your mental clarity (which, of course, ...
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    Mexican Worker Sew His Lips to Demand Promotion

    A Mexican state water company worker has sewn his lips together to draw attention to his five-year fight to get a promotion. The man used a needle and thread to put five stitches through his lips in front of the water company headquarters in the eastern city of Veracruz. He handed a statement to reporters on Monday saying he has pleaded ...
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    President Wants to Speed Up Recovery

    President Wants to Speed Up Recovery
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid rising public impatience with an economy now under his watch, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said his administration needs to push money out faster to initiate a recovery and conceded that unemployment would rise above 10 percent. "People are going through a very tough time right now," Obama said at a White House news conference. "And I ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Okla. State Worker Temporarily Gets 6-Figure Bonus

    Okla. State Worker Temporarily Gets 6-Figure Bonus
    Oklahoma officials say a typo resulted in a state employee receiving a bonus of $850,000 — but it was only temporary. Jo Harris was supposed to receive an $850 longevity bonus for working at the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission for seven years. But a misplaced decimal point turned that into a six-figure windfall. Officials say they caught the error before the ...
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    Benefits Execs Prefer Obama's Health-Care Plan

    Benefits Execs Prefer Obama's Health-Care Plan
    Corporate benefits executives by a wide margin prefer Senator Barack Obama's health-care reform proposal, which would compel all employers to offer health insurance, over Senator John McCain's proposed repeal of the tax exclusion for employer–based health coverage, according to a newly released survey. Bottom line, however: Benefits officers aren't wild about either option. The Washington law firm Miller & Chevalier Chartered, ...
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    Are Your Company's Employees Underinsured?

    Are Your Company's Employees Underinsured?
    TUESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News)—The number of American adults who had inadequate health insurance to cover their medical expenses rose 60 percent from 2003 to 2007, from 16 million to more than 25 million people. Hardest hit were families with middle and higher incomes, those whose income was 200 percent above the federal poverty level or those with an annual income ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Economy's Upside Surprise

    The Economy's Upside Surprise
    For the U.S. economy, the surprises keep coming. One day after the release of a report that showed an unexpected surge in orders for durable manufactured goods in July (BusinessWeek.com, 8/27/08), another government report showed a much larger-than-expected jump in second-quarter gross domestic product. But economists aren't ready to start uncorking the champagne just yet: Another report released on Aug. 28 ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Obama Not Giving Up BlackBerry Without a Fight

    Obama Not Giving Up BlackBerry Without a Fight
    George W Bush was forced to give up email when he was sworn in as President in case hackers broke into his system and worries all documents would have to be kept as presidential records. But Obama told CBNC he is struggling to keep the Blackberry so he can maintain contact with the outside world. "They're going to pry it out ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    The New Flextime: Summers Off?

    The New Flextime: Summers Off?
    I am deep in a fantasy. It is a new kind of fantasy for me, having nothing to do with the obtaining of something Marc Jacobs or the receiving of a free night’s stay (room service included) at the Four Seasons. No, this fantasy is of an entirely different order. It involves the new currency in the workplace. The cushiest and ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Newest eGifts on HRPeople

    Newest eGifts on HRPeople
    Enjoy sending these brand new eGifts to your friends on HRPeople! You can use your personal points bank to give other HRPeople users gifts. The balance of your points bank increases at the same rate that your reputation score increases. Each gift you give will reduce your points bank balance by 10 points. Your reputation score will not change. Happy Labor ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    McCain says Obama Policies are Bad for Business

     McCain says Obama Policies are Bad for Business
    WASHINGTON - John McCain said Democratic rival Barack Obama is bad for business in a speech to small business owners. McCain said Tuesday that Obama's policies would mean higher taxes and higher overhead costs. The Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting also criticized Obama for pledging to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. McCain said small businesses make the economy run and that ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Google Algorithm Can Tell if You're About to Quit

    Google Algorithm Can Tell if You're About to Quit
    'New algorithm can help Google answer complex staffing questions and identify employees most likely to quit.' - Google is the cream of the internet search and advertising crop and got to its top spot on the backs of a large group of dedicated and talented employees. Some of the very same employees that helped Google get where it is today are ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    CEOs Get Fewer Perks

    CEOs Get Fewer Perks
    It may still be good to be king, but increasingly the job is coming with fewer perks. In its third annual study of fringe benefits for chief executives, compensation research firm Equilar found that the median values of seven of the nine major CEO perquisites that it tracks—from personal aircraft use to country club memberships—were down or remained flat from 2006 ...
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    "Mail Goggles" Might Prevent E-Mail Regrets

    "Mail Goggles" Might Prevent E-Mail Regrets
    SEATTLE - Here's the scenario: It's Friday night, and what began as an innocent happy-hour margarita morphed into a few pitchers. After all, those tacos were salty. Bidding friends adieu, you jump in a cab, head home and decide a quick e-mail check is in order. And there it is: a message from your ex. Or your boss. Or that friend ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Do You Have a Rahm Emanuel on Your Staff?

    Do You Have a Rahm Emanuel on Your Staff?
    President-elect Barack Obama radiates a cool, steady calmness. Watching him from afar, you cannot imagine him coming down hard on people to get things done; this is not his style and he knows it. That's why he chose as his chief of staff a man who according to NPR's Morning Editio loves to "win." Brash, bold and abrasive, Rahm Emanuel, a ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?