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Moving past gender barriers to negotiate a raise

Mar 28, 2014
Discrimination persists in the workplace and can emerge when women act as their own advocates to seek a raise, experts say.
Posted In: raise, workplace culture, workplace, women

A degree in hand, but a slow start up the career ladder

Mar 28, 2014
College graduates who started careers recently are having a hard time finding a good job.
Posted In: recession, career

The D.I.Y. career

Mar 25, 2014
Freelance workers piece together a living in the temp economy.
Posted In: freelancing

For plumbers, it’s all about the sweet smell of money

Mar 25, 2014
The hours long and the hazards nasty, but fixing pipes can bring six-figure income
Posted In: plumbers, vocational training

Millennials at work: Young and callow, like their parents

Mar 24, 2014
Complaining about the work habits of the young goes back to the ancients.
Posted In: Millenials

Leaving the comfort zone to learn computer code

Mar 24, 2014
A cadre of students determined to master software engineering, even in their 50s.

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After the debt debacle of 2011, Congress and the president agreed to a sweeping package of budget cuts that no one really wanted, as an incentive to work together later to reach a bipartisan compromise on more targeted cuts. That incentive didn't work as designed, and after postponing the date of the 'sequester' cuts, the U.S. Defense Department and other discretionary programs are now staring down the gun of massive, across-the-board budget cutbacks.

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