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    Layoffs, unemployment and wage rate changes are highly variable from industry to industry. Some industries still have surprisingly healthy labor markets, such as healthcare and finance. read more »
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    The economy is now beginning to emerge from its worst crisis in generations, but the downturn might have been much worse if central banks hadn't acted so forcefully last fall, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday. read more »
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    A UBS report published this week offers a handy guide to how long it takes an average person to earn the price of a Big Mac in 73 cities. Fast-food junkies are best off in Chicago: Just 12 minutes. read more »
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    The author compares our current linear economc model to that of a cancerous cell and proposes a new one based on the cyclical path of natural regeneration. read more »
    27
    This is an index of the labor markets, which ranks cities based on how many unemployed people there are compared to job listings. For example, for each unemployed person in Washington, D.C., there are six job postings. read more »
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    The world's least-developed regions, 49 countries 33 of of which are in Africa, will double in population between now and 2050, to 1.7 billion. These are the countries with lowest human development indicators. read more »
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    French continue to work the least amount of hours per year in the world - by far. Yet still - they rank #18 in terms of GDP per capita, at $36,500 per person. read more »
    24
    Life expectancy in the US to an all-time high, but has fallen behind about 30 countries, including Italy, Spain and Cuba. China does almost as well as we do. Japan tops the list at 83 years. read more »
    30
    How many PowerPoint presentations have you seen that came across as inspiring and enthusiastic? Likely very few. So what are the main problems? read more »
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    Your new strategy - Care and feeding of employees.
    The article details the positive outcomes of four firm's efforts to improve employee engagement. (Hawaiian shirt day may not be enough.) read more »
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    Outsourcing destroys the ability to innovate as it chips away at costs. read more »
    21
    "The turnaround will not be simple," Olivier Blanchard, says the top IMF economist. "The crisis has left deep scars, which will affect both supply and demand for many years to come." read more »
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    Despite the downturn, some tech companies are still blazing a trail of growth through innovation. RIM, the Blackberry maker is at the top of that list, followed by some lesser known companies. read more »
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    Freshjive, an innovative streetwear clothing company is embarking upon the world’s first anti-branding campaign: They will go brandless and logoless. read more »
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    Looking for inspiration? I've always been inspired by how people can make even the craziest ideas work. Here's a few. read more »

    

     

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