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Tips for a successful office Secret Santa

Dec 13, 2018
Gift giving at the office can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be
A man dressed as Father Christmas aka Santa Claus 

Investing while foreign-born: The advantages of being an immigrant venture capitalist

Dec 6, 2018
Immigrants comprise 13.2 percent of the U.S. population, yet 20.6 percent of the country’s entrepreneurs are immigrants, according to a 2016 report from the New American Economy.
Co-founders of One Way Venture in Boston, Semyon Dukach and Eveline Buchatskiy.
Courtesy of One Way Ventures

Senate poised to confirm new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief. Then what?

Dec 3, 2018
Since the beginning of the Trump administration, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been operating under the direction of Mick Mulvaney, who is also the head of the Office of Management and Budget. He’s deliberately slowed and narrowed the scope of the bureau’s work. Now a new head, Kathleen Kraninger, is likely to be confirmed. She’s a Mulvaney […]
White House Office of Management and Budget official Kathleen Laura Kraninger testifies during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs July 19, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
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How will investors react to Mexico's new airport being scrapped?

Nov 30, 2018
Mexico's incoming president promised to scrap construction of project.
Aerial view of the construction site of Mexico City's new airport, in Texcoco, Mexico, on November 6, 2018.

Free, fast shipping during the holidays can pressure small businesses

Nov 29, 2018
How some stores have been dealing with buyer expectations.
A worker sorts packages at a UPS facility in 2010 in Hodgkins, Illinois.
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Microsoft claws its way back to the top. How did it do that?

Nov 28, 2018
We don’t really talk about Microsoft in the same breath as Apple, Amazon or Facebook these days. Maybe we should. Over the last couple of days, Microsoft has been taking turns with Apple as the world’s most valuable public company. The last time Microsoft held that position was 2003. Microsoft once dominated the tech world […]

What business investment says about our economy's future

Nov 28, 2018
After the tax law passed last year, Republicans argued that companies would take their tax savings and make big investments in themselves — plants, equipment, trucks, that sort of thing. But over the last year, there are signs that business investment is slowing. GM’s plans to shut down five plants are just the latest example. Economists […]
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