9 Ways to Turn Your Desk Into the Ideal Workspace (Infographic) - Entrepreneur

“Your workstation should fit you like a tailored shirt,” says University of California ergonomist David Rempel. “If I come to your workstation and you're six inches taller than me, it shouldn't fit me.” If your workstation doesn't fit you, you're in ...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Jobs outlook for Class of 2014 looks like this... - CNBC.com

College graduates this spring should have an easier time finding a job than last year's class, according to a new survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Employers responding to the survey said they expect to hire 8.6 percent ...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Russia Economy Worsens Even Before Sanctions Hit - New York Times

MOSCOW — Margarita R. Zobnina, a professor of marketing here, has been watching the Russian economy's gathering woes with mounting alarm: friends who have moved abroad with no plans to return; others who put off new business ventures because of ...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

China economic growth slows to 18-month low in first-quarter - Reuters

Authorities have ruled out major stimulus to fight short-term dips in growth, signaling the slowdown was an expected consequence of their reform drive, even as some analysts think the economy will lose further momentum. The economy grew 7.4 percent in ...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Serial entrepreneur K Ganesh buys online education venture Avagmah - Economic Times

Serial entrepreneur K Ganesh returns to the fray with his eighth venture, this time in adult education. The internet entrepreneur who sold online tutoring firm, TutorVista to UK's Pearson for Rs 1,000-crore two years ago, is returning to the education ...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Boeing managers say transfer of engineer jobs damaging talent, morale - The Seattle Times

The major realignment of Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T) has prompted those managers to warn that Boeing could lose top talent as both veteran and early-career engineers, some with security clearances for defense work, scramble to hunt for jobs ...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Tech Entrepreneur's No. 1 Tip for Success: Deliver - Huffington Post

Two decades ago, as the World Wide Web came on the scene, Jeanette Hernandez Prenger saw an opportunity and started an information-technology consulting business in Kansas City, Mo. Today, ECCO Select employs more than 180 full-time IT staffers ...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Family Dollar: Is bad news for store good news for US economy? - Christian Science Monitor

The announcement illuminates, at least to some economic analysts, the changing attitudes of the American consumer and how that impacts the big money behind cheap deodorant and chips. The dollar store business – dominated by Family Dollar, Dollar ...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Best Jobs For 2014 - Forbes

Most jobs for mathematicians used to be confined to the cloistered halls of academia. But in the age of big data, an increasing number of companies are hiring mathematicians to crunch numbers for all sorts of projects, from energy firms that need to ...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Space entrepreneur seeks end to spy satellite launch monopoly - Los Angeles Times

Space entrepreneur Elon Musk is pitted against the nation's two largest weapons makers, Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp., in a fight for military contracts worth as much as $70 billion through 2030. For eight years, the Pentagon has paid Boeing and ...

Monday, April 14, 2014

Citigroup Said to Cut Up to 300 Jobs in Global Markets Division - Bloomberg

Citigroup Inc. (C), the third-largest U.S. bank, cut 200 to 300 jobs in its division handling stock and bond trades to shrink costs amid a slump, according to a person familiar with the matter. The reductions amount to about 2 percent of the workforce ...

Monday, April 14, 2014

Raising World Economy's Speed Limit Emerges as Challenge - Bloomberg

Global finance chiefs are trying to soup up their crisis-hit economic engines. How to do so was a theme of weekend talks of the International Monetary Fund's spring meetings in Washington as economists from JPMorgan Chase & Co. estimate the financial ...

Monday, April 14, 2014

Nigeria's suddenly supersized economy is indeed a wonder; but so are its still ... - The Economist

HEY PRESTO: as if by magic, Nigeria has declared itself the biggest economy in Africa. Overnight, with the wave of a statistical wand, it has added 89% to its GDP, now worth $510 billion, and soared past the previous leader, South Africa, worth $370 ...

Friday, April 11, 2014

Paying Off Student Loans Puts A Dent In Wallets, And The Economy - NPR

... of Kansas, says the burden of student loans isn't just a personal, short-term problem for individuals. Loans now make up too large a part of financial aid packages, he tells NPR's David Greene, "and they're too big of a part of how we finance ...

Friday, April 11, 2014

Entrepreneur offers espresso from cart he built - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

With a new business he calls Velspresso, Rob Mohr has given Milwaukee's thriving mobile-food scene a bit of a twist and put an exclamation point on do-it-yourself entrepreneurship. The 33-year-old former hospice employee didn't have the financial ...

Friday, April 11, 2014

LinkedIn Will Find You Better Jobs at Your Current Company - Mashable

What wasn't expected was this finding: 42% of those who left their jobs would have stayed had their company offered a role that "matched their skills and interests.” In others words, “people quit their jobs, not their company," says Parker Barrile, VP ...

Friday, April 11, 2014

Family Dollar to Cut Jobs, Close About 370 Stores - ABC News

Family Dollar plans to cut some jobs and close about 370 underperforming stores as it tries to reverse sagging sales and earnings. The discount store operator will also lower prices on about 1,000 basic items. Family Dollar did not provide details on ...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Keys to Business Success: 3 Lessons From the Masters - Entrepreneur

It's no secret, entrepreneurs aspire to achieve success by creating their own distinctive path and system. Several of today's entrepreneurs can be viewed as pioneers who've separated themselves from the norm. If it seems you are pursuing something ...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Should We Ditch The 'Green Economy'? - Forbes

The innovative blue economy, a phrase coined, Belgium economist and INSEAD alumnus, Gunter Pauli (MBA '82), is driven by business-level innovation using locally-sourced resources, with a focus on job creation, building social capital, generating ...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

3 Reasons Why Startups Should Consider Launching in the Midwest - Entrepreneur

As a best kept secret that won't stay a secret for long, the Midwest is on its way to becoming a great economic driver in the technology ecosystem as entrepreneurs understand success can be achieved without being in Silicon Valley. Related: 9 U.S ...

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

China's economy losing steam - CNNMoney

China's economy lost momentum in the first quarter and growth in 2014 could fall short of the government's official target, according to a CNNMoney survey of economists. Gross domestic product is forecast to have grown by 7.3% in the first quarter ...

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

So, how many more jobs does the US need? - CBS News

One of the big questions concerning the U.S. jobs market is how many jobs need to be created to reach full employment? Without knowing that, it's hard to determine when the nation's economy will have finally recovered. Figuring out that number is ...

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The five most worrisome charts in the global economy - Quartz

First things first. There are plenty of reason to think that the global economy could continue to power forward. The US economy seems to be emerging from its winter's nap. China's economic managers look ready to embark on a mini-stimulus push. German ...

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Obama Rallies Dream Team of Entrepreneurs at White House - Entrepreneur

Dubbed the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE), President Obama and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker want to tap the ideas and experience of about a dozen well-known entrepreneurs in an effort to strengthen ...

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

After the Jobs Report, a Look at Three Critical Labor Market Trends - New York Times (blog)

Jared Bernstein is a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington and a former chief economist to Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. In the aftermath of last week's jobs report, there are three critical labor market trends ...

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Five signs that the global economic recovery may be an illusion - The Guardian (blog)

The fund has learned some hard lessons from this experience. Downside risks to the forecasts in its half-yearly World Economic Outlook (WEO) are now exhaustively catalogued. The world of 2014 is not dissimilar to that of 2004. The boost provided by ...

Monday, April 07, 2014

Dollars and Sense: The economy coasts into the second quarter - World Magazine

The markets seemed to be responding to statements from Fed Chair Janet Yellen that the economy was still weak and that the Fed would continue to intervene for the foreseeable future. In corporate news, General Motors CEO Mary Barra faced tough ...

Monday, April 07, 2014

Temp Jobs Surge as Firms Contain Expenses - Wall Street Journal

The "short-term" staffing industry is enjoying a long-term boom, with temps accounting for more than one-tenth of all job growth since 2009, according to government data. The job-matching firm CareerBuilder says that in cities such as Cincinnati and ...

Monday, April 07, 2014

Jobs Report: US Economy Added 192000 Jobs In March, Unemployment ... - Forbes

In recent months economists have largely agreed that severe winter weather has pulling down economic growth, including the jobs numbers. Cohen, however, points out that despite worse weather conditions in February there is not a meaningful difference ...

Friday, April 04, 2014

Everyone is expecting an awesome US jobs report - Quartz

The big monthly US jobs report will be released tomorrow (April 5) at 8:30am. Along with most of Wall Street—economists expect 200,000 jobs were created—we're pretty optimistic. True, the margin of error on the US job report is ridiculously large ...

Friday, April 04, 2014

US economy: Jobless claims edge unexpectedly higher - GMA News

Imports from that country tumbled 19.5 percent, narrowing the politically sensitive U.S. trade deficit with the world's second-largest economy to its smallest since March 2013. The drop in imports was probably due to the Chinese New Year holiday ...

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Inspiration For Any Entrepreneur - Forbes

This is one of the first definitions of entrepreneurism that I shared on Forbes.com and it remains my favorite. It perfectly captures the nature of entrepreneurship and highlights some key qualities that successful entrepreneurs share. Entrepreneurs ...

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Creeping toward normality - The Economist (blog)

ACQUAINTANCES of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner say obstinacy is her biggest flaw. Since the start of the year Argentina's precarious economic situation has forced Ms Fernández to show some flexibility. In January came monetary adjustments: ...

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Why are stocks steaming ahead while the global economy sputters? - CBS News

More investors may be starting to worry that economic fundamentals and corporate profits can't support the climb in stock prices. Earnings and economic growth estimates have been dropping. The data remains on the soft side, as the drag from a severe ...

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran: 4 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do - Entrepreneur

Unsurprisingly, not everyone is cut out of durable entrepreneurial cloth, which is part of what inspired Corcoran to offer an online course through global learning community Skillshare entitled The Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship: Pitching Your ...

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Businesses add 191000 jobs, ADP says - USA TODAY

Businesses added 191,000 jobs in March, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday, signaling that the labor market may have bounced back from a stretch of weak gains stemming at least partly from extreme winter weather. Economists' median forecast was ...

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Major economies end first quarter on weaker note - The Malay Mail Online

Reuters file picLONDON, April 1 — Major economies in Asia and Europe finished the first quarter on a weaker note, with key manufacturing surveys fuelling expectations policymakers may be forced to act in coming months to prop up faltering growth ...

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Why College Students Need to Be Entrepreneurial With Their Careers - Entrepreneur

Students are starting to realize quickly that they can't rely on their college career service centers to help them find employment. Colleges are under more pressure than ever to turn degrees into jobs for their students but something isn't adding up ...

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

COLUMN-U.S. oil exports good for motorists, growth and jobs: Kemp - Thomson Reuters Foundation

LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) - Lifting the ban on U.S. oil exports would cut gasoline and diesel prices for motorists, boost the national economy and create up to 300,000 new jobs, according to a study commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute (API).

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Yellen strongly defends easy Fed policies, cites US labor slack - Reuters

The U.S. unemployment rate has dropped from a post-recession high of 10 percent in 2009 to 6.7 percent last month, and has fallen more quickly than the Fed expected. Yet that drop is due in part to the droves of Americans who have given up the search ...

Monday, March 31, 2014

Serial entrepreneur Moody launches another tech startup in Raleigh - Triangle Business Journal (blog)

Serial entrepreneur Moody launches another tech startup in Raleigh. Scott Moody Authentec. Enlarge Photo. Nasdaq Capital Markets. F.Scott Moddy with his wife and daughters in New York when AuthenTec went public in 2007. Lauren K. Ohnesorge: Staff ...

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Urban Shift in the US Start-Up Economy, in One Chart - The Atlantic Cities

This urban shift in America's venture capital-fueled innovation economy is detailed in my latest report from the Martin Prosperity Institute, released today at The Atlantic's Start-Up City: Miami event. (The report builds upon and deepens the analysis ...

Monday, March 31, 2014

America's Greatest Inventors Don't Dream Up Novel Ideas -- They Execute On ... - Forbes

But the technology wasn't new—Nottingham Spirk had helped develop a spinning lollipop for a candy company, so the inventors replaced the candy with bristles and made an industry-changing $5 electric toothbrush. Nottingham and Spirk got their start ...

Friday, March 28, 2014

The economy - The Economist

SOME economic journalists are like stormbirds: they come alive when financial clouds gather and the thunder rolls. Your correspondent's career has been different. He has migrated away from trouble, escaping crisis-struck Britain for booming India in ...

Friday, March 28, 2014

Jobs and Health Bills Make for Busy Day at Capitol - New York Times

Jobs and Health Bills Make for Busy Day at Capitol. By JEREMY W. PETERS MARCH 27, 2014. Inside. Photo. Senator Mark Begich backs the changes and says that voters will judge him on a range of issues. Credit Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times.

Friday, March 28, 2014

3 Ways to Keep College Entrepreneurs' Dreams Alive, Even After Graduation - Entrepreneur

Our nation's college students are today's dreamers. Why? Because they can. Schools -- especially residential colleges -- are safe zones. That's a good thing. In such protected, nurturing environments, students discover their passion and develop their ...

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Economy continues its sub par recovery - CNNMoney

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) -- the broadest measure of economic activity -- grew at a 2.6% annual pace in the fourth quarter, according to revised data released by the Commerce Department on Thursday. The growth rate is slightly better than the 2.4% ...

Thursday, March 27, 2014

US jobs market dropouts increasingly likely to stay out - Reuters

For a long time, data suggested a significant portion of the decrease in labor force participation was because many job seekers had grown frustrated with their search and had given up looking. If the job market tightened enough, the thinking went ...

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Economy Gains Steam as Durable Goods Orders Rise - DailyFinance

A separate report showed the services industry grew solidly in March, adding to data such as industrial production, retail sales and employment in suggesting the economy was starting to pull out of its weather-induced soft patch. Financial data firm ...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Three Ways To Hone Your Entrepreneurial Skills - Forbes

If you ever took an entrepreneurship course in business school, chances are you've heard your professor ask, “Can entrepreneurship be learned, or is it something you are born with?” As a fourth-generation entrepreneur, I used to be adamant that ...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

NEW: Central MA Unemployment Rate 7.3% in Feb, Above State Avg. - GoLocal Worcester

The unemployment rate of the Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Area (WIA) was 7.3 percent in February, according to seasonally unadjusted employment figures released Tuesday by The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development ...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Entrepreneurs encouraged to push through adversity - The New Orleans Advocate

He planned to use a bank loan to buy equipment for his fledgling beer-brewing operation, but when he went to the bank to collect the money, he found the loan had fallen through. He had already ordered the equipment, but with no loan he had no idea how ...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

ALBERT EDWARDS: The Next Shock Will Be Enough To Send The Economy ... - Business Insider

"Over the years we have found that profits are probably the single most important leading indicator of recession," he said. "A decline in profits is inevitably followed by recession shortly thereafter as investment, the most volatile of all GDP ...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Nelly Yusupova: CTO. Entrepreneur. Risk-taker. Movement-starter. - TechRepublic (blog)

Webgrrls CTO and tech entrepreneur Nelly Yusupova tells TechRepublic about her journey to becoming a leader for women in technology and the importance of taking risks. Facebook-Presenting.jpg. Nelly Yusupova is the CTO of Webgrrls International.

Monday, March 24, 2014

RPT-GLOBAL ECONOMY WEEKAHEAD-Fed guessing game intensifies while ... - Reuters

Investors are wondering how much of the slowdown in the U.S. economy this winter was due to bad weather. Data this week may not clear up that uncertainty because home sales, goods orders and consumption data will be from February, rather than March.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Solving Employment Inequality - Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio

William Spriggs The job numbers came out for February last week. The preliminary numbers show that private-sector employment grew by 162,000, meaning it is very likely that, in March, private-sector employment will top its previous peak of 115.9 ...

Monday, March 24, 2014

From curious newcomer to aspiring entrepreneur - News@Northeastern

Matt Bilotti, DMSB'15 sits in front of one of the many chalkboards used by HubSpot employees to draw and write upon. Photo by Mariah Tauger. Some students arrive on campus with a thriving entrepreneurial spirit, eager to soak up knowledge and seek out ...

Friday, March 21, 2014

US targets Putin's banker, threatens trade - CNNMoney

The U.S. targeted high-profile Russians who it said included President Vladimir Putin's personal banker with sanctions Thursday, and warned Moscow it would go after key sectors of the economy if it escalates the crisis in Ukraine. President Obama ...

Friday, March 21, 2014

Hundreds line up for jobs in North Georgia - Chattanooga Times Free Press

But with hundreds of other workers also looking to land a job and already in line, the unemployed 22-year-old had to wait more than 90 minutes just to get into the Walker County Civic Center where 40 employers gathered to take applications and talk ...

Friday, March 21, 2014

Oregon tech jobs at highest point in years -- but growth lags US - The Oregonian

TriQuint's pending merger with rival RF Micro Devices puts the future of its Hillsboro chip factory in doubt, along with many jobs at its corporate headquarters there. The company has said it could be months before it decides whether it will continue ...

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Here's the Big Problem With Chasing Customers on Social Media - Entrepreneur

Well, the results are in. Social is doing a pathetic job of turning readers into customers. After all the hype has settled...after all the stock clamoring has died down, the truth is staring us in the face: People don't want to be customers on social ...

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Copper as Economy Sage Fails as Growth Defies Price Slump - Bloomberg

While the world economy is forecast to expand by the most in three years, the metal that former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said he once considered a useful indicator is plunging. Prices in New York are off to the worst start to a year ...

Thursday, March 20, 2014

4 Fighting Instincts to Succeed in Business and Life - Entrepreneur

Now a successful entrepreneur and third-degree black belt, I know firsthand that the instincts of the greatest fighters can help overcome obstacles and achieve ambitions. Related: Top 3 Small-Business Challenges (Infographic). Here are the four most ...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Must know: Why is this week important for the US economy? - Market Realist

Among the important releases for the week ended March 21, the Federal Open Market Committee (or FOMC) meeting is much anticipated. This will be the first FOMC meeting for Janet Yellen as Chair. The meeting, which begins Tuesday, March 18, will also ...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Top 20 highest paying jobs in Jacksonville - Business Journal

Jacksonville is a great city to work in the medical field, according to Census data breakdown. Healthcare positions made up the top five highest paying jobs on the list with additional jobs sprinkled on down to take up a total of eight of the top 20 ...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Russell Simmons: 3 Simple Ways Meditation Will Make You A Better Entrepreneur - Entrepreneur

I've been starting companies, rehabilitating brands and promoting artists for over 30 years now and I can promise you that no tool has made me a smarter, more focused and clearer thinking entrepreneur than meditation. I would not be living in my ...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Russia Sounds Alarm on Economy as West Starts With Sanctions - Bloomberg

Russia's economy is showing signs of a crisis, the government in Moscow said as the U.S. and the European Union announced sanctions over its plan to annex the Crimea region from Ukraine. “The situation in the economy bears clear signs of a crisis,” ...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014