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Black and Blue Over Black Friday

November 23, 2011
It seems to me retail executives are going too far, letting business objectives blot out the bigger picture about the holidays and ignoring a cultural shift away from crass commercialism.
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Surveys Focus on Veterans' Employment

November 11, 2011
A CareerBuilder survey found that 20 percent of employers plan to actively recruit U.S. veterans over the next 12 months while a separate survey by found that 69 percent of firms found that veterans perform their job functions 'much better' than non-veterans.
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Back These Smart Safety Net Fixes

September 20, 2011
Sadly, some business leaders pooh-poohed the call for payroll tax relief and a tax credit for hiring the long-term unemployed with what amounted to a kind of whining. Let's hope the employer community reacts more positively to the president's safety net legislation.
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