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Don't stand out, stand together

| Sep 4, 2007
Management gurus say the best way to get ahead at work is to just put yourself out there. But commentator Richard Conniff disagrees. He says workers are better off if they stand together, than stand out.
Posted In: Jobs

Another crazy boss

Tess Vigeland | Sep 4, 2007
Stanley Bing has written several books about bosses. In his latest, the revised and updated "Crazy Bosses," he writes about the boss he knows all too well -- himself. He talks with Tess Vigeland.
Posted In: Books, Jobs

Some of NYC's cabbies plan strike

Amy Scott | Sep 4, 2007
A group claiming to represent thousands of the city's licensed cabdrivers is planning a strike. Drivers are protesting a new high-tech system they say will cost them unnecessary time and money. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: New York, Travel

U.S. workers lead in productivity

Stephen Beard | Sep 4, 2007
Encouraging news for Americans on this Labor Day: You can take it easy. You've earned the rest. A survey concludes you're the most productive workers on the planet. Stephen Beard reports.
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Take this deal at your own risk

Jill Barshay | Sep 3, 2007
How does an impoverished nation boost tourism? Nepal is putting its most famous mountain on seasonal clearance. It works for clothing retailers, but discount-seeking climbers might pay a different kind of price. Jill Barshay explains.
Posted In: Sports

Demand for a holiday

Jeremy Hobson | Sep 3, 2007
The very first Labor Day wasn't exactly official. A bunch of workers just took the day off and held a massive demonstration, pressuring President Grover Cleveland into declaring it a national holiday. Jeremy Hobson has the history.
Posted In: Jobs

Taming your office ego

| Sep 3, 2007
Egonomics co-author Steve Smith tells us how to recognize when there's an ego problem at play -- and the dangers businesses face when they ignore those warning signs.
Posted In: Books, Jobs

Will Congress bail out lenders? Borrowers?

Steve Tripoli | Sep 3, 2007
Congress returns from recess this week. First up: what to do about the mortgage meltdown and ensuing credit market crisis. Some worry that lawmakers will be too generous with taxpayer money in the fix. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Housing, Washington

Singing for their tips

Sean Cole | Sep 3, 2007
Cold Stone Creamery continues to give Baskin-Robbins a run for its money, more likely because of the toppings smooshed into your ice cream on cold stones than their other gimmick. Sean Cole explains.
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American workers are most productive

Stephen Beard | Sep 3, 2007
A new UN report shows that U.S. workers produce more output on average than those in any other country. Don't get too excited though; we also work more hours than almost everyone. Stephen Beard has more details.
Posted In: Jobs