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By Deb James, owner of DragonFrog Floral in Bellingham, WA and florist on BloomNation Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, and there’s one gift everybody needs: flowers. If you’re planning ahead, you might go online to...

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Pentagon, Lockheed near deal on $9 billion F-35 contract

George Frey | Bloomberg | Getty Images A fighter pilot sits in the cockpit while crew members check the exterior of a Lockheed Martin F-35A jet before a training flight in Hill Air Force Base, Utah, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin are close to deal for a contract worth almost $9 billion as negotiations are poised to bring the price...

Deliveroo to add 300 UK tech jobs in new London office

Image copyright Getty Images Deliveroo has said it will increase its staff by a third when it opens a new London head office later this year. The UK-based food delivery company is the latest tech firm to expand in the capital, planning to hire more...

Germany says NATO concerned about Trump 'obsolete' remark

Natalia Dobryszycka | AFP | Getty Images U.S. soldiers are seen during a welcome ceremony at the Polish military base in Zagan, Poland on January 12, 2017. Germany’s transatlantic coordinator, Juergen Hardt, told Reuters he did not expect Congress...

Japan core machinery orders fall at fastest pace in 7 months in November

Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty Images A craftworker operates a traditional Japanese textile weaving machine during a demonstration at the Monozukuri/Takumi no Waza Expo in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. Japan’s core machinery orders...

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...

Why Donald Trump is having such a hard time finding A-list celebrities to attend his inauguration

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MarketWatch/Getty Images The Rockettes have been told that dancers can opt out of their inauguration performance,...

Metals Stocks: Gold eases a touch from 2-month high as dollar steadies

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AFP/Getty Images Gold prices pulled back only slightly early Wednesday from a finish on Tuesday at their...

Earnings Outlook: General Electric earnings: Here’s what to expect

General Electric Co. is scheduled to release fourth-quarter results on Friday before the market opens, with the diversified industrial giant expected to report a decline in quarterly earnings for the...

The Wall Street Journal: Chicago’s champion Cubs check in with the Commander-in-Chief

Getty Images President Barack Obama holds up a lifetime ticket presented to him by Chicago Cubs co-owner...

OracleVoice: Oracle's Hurd: Cloud Pulls CFOs Into Business Model Revolution

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NEW YORK—Oracle CEO Mark Hurd said Tuesday that the benefits of cloud computing go well beyond cost savings, allowing companies to pay for innovation they can ill afford to ignore given slow-to-no...

ADPVoice: What Types Of Insurance Should Small Business Explore?

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By Lisa Wirthman Starting a small business involves taking financial risks well before you make the first sale. A single legal action, natural disaster or injured employee can ruin a small business before...

OracleVoice: Radius Payment Fuels Growth With Modern Financials System

Radius Payment Solutions, one of the world’s leading service providers to the fleet and logistics market, is building on its existing transactional systems to provide new services to its customers. “We’re...

SAPVoice: How to Build a Better Professional Network

by Daisy Hernandez, global vice president of product management, Enterprise Collaboration at SAP Every day is a new opportunity to make new connections with professionals outside our network, according...