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For 6-year-old James Epps, the prospect of meeting Santa Claus was very exciting, but also a bit overwhelming. James has special needs, so big crowds and social interactions can be difficult for him. But a kind Santa went above and beyond to make this Christmas...

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Japan's third-quarter growth rate revised down sharply

Image copyright Getty Images Japan’s economy grew much slower than initially estimated in the third quarter of the year, figures have revealed, as business investment fell. The Cabinet Office said the economy grew 1.3% in the three months to the end of September, compared to the same period a year ago. However, that was sharply lower than...

Merkel vows tougher stance on immigration, calls for ban on full-face Muslim veils

Krisztian Bocsi | Bloomberg | Getty Images Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, looks on during a news conference with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Angela Merkel laid out her case for a fourth term as German chancellor...

Trump elected by the working poor: Milken

Craig F. Walker | The Denver Post | Getty Images Olivia Calhoun, 9, stands outside the Crossing in Denver, CO September 19, 2014. Olivia and her family have lived at the Denver Rescue Mission’s transitional program for families, since June 2013. ...

Euro wobbles after Italian referendum

Image copyright Getty Images The euro fell sharply against the dollar after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi suffered a heavy defeat in Sunday’s referendum. The fall continued after Mr Renzi announced his intention...

The Top 19 Bad Leadership Traits

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Good leaders may also exhibit bad leadership traits every now and then. But if a leader consistently exhibit bad traits, then you better do something about it because the organization may suffer because...

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Leadership Styles – Autocratic Leadership

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An autocratic leader is one who makes unilateral decisions, meaning to say, deciding based on his own judgment and does not invite opinions from others. Also known as a dictator, his words are, metaphorically speaking, law to those under his charge, to be obeyed without debate. Though not always so, an autocratic style of leadership is commonly used alongside...

Leadership – Contributing Factors That Make an Exceptional Leader

There are many contributing factors that lead to effective leadership. Every successful business owner knows that the biggest reason for their success is great leadership. While not everyone possesses the characteristics necessary to...

Leadership in Sports

Growing up in the suburbs of Detroit, sports were a huge part of my life as a child, and continue to be today. Back in those days, the only Detroit sports team that could actually be considered competitive was the Detroit Red Wings. Throughout...

How to Determine Small Business Size

Among the things that an entrepreneur needs to have in mind is, the size of the small business they hope to set up. The size is important when it comes to issues like financing and management. The Small Business Administration agency...

Market Extra: Trump rally has pummeled doubters as stock market roars to records

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“Don’t fight the trend” is an oft-used expression on Wall Street. It may be truer now than ever. Casting a dubious eye on what has amounted to a spectacular rise for equity markets since Donald...

BookWatch: Michael Lewis says this book is the best ever written on stock trading

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Wondering what you can read to become a better investor? Author Michael Lewis — who has chronicled the financial crisis and many traders’ undoing in “Flash Boys,” “The Big Short” and other...

London Markets: FTSE 100 on course for best session in a month, powered by mining stocks

U.K. stocks were cruising toward their best session in a month Wednesday, with Rio Tinto PLC leading miners higher, as the pound pulled back from a two-month high. The FTSE 100 ...

Market Snapshot: Dow closes at all-time high for second straight session

U.S. stocks rose Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average finishing at an all-time high for a second day in a row, as the theme of rotational buying into new leaders such as financials and dividend-rich...

MassChallenge UK Finalist Founders Striving To Change The World

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On January 18 2017, accelerator MassChallenge UK will give away £100,000 to its most promising start-ups. I caught up with five founders vying for the cash. These entrepreneurs run very different...

Grads of LifeVoice: Work-based Learning: A Talent Solution For Employers And Young Adults

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Eric was a 17-year old kid with adult problems. He was about to be a father for the first time, wasn’t working, didn’t have a high school diploma, and had no idea how to afford the child support...

TeradataVoice: Playing Jeopardy — If Big Data Has The Answers, What Questions Can You Ask?

In layman terms, a hypothesis is a somewhat informed idea that’s not proven yet. Hypotheses is a plural of hypothesis which means ‘many ideas that are not proven or tested yet.’ Hypotheses...

OracleVoice: Telefónica Gains Real-Time Advantage With Big Data Analytics

The largest telecommunications company in Spain can now make split-second recommendations to television viewers and can create audience segments for new campaigns in real time—a task that previously...