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Melissa Harris

Melissa Harris

Kevin Washington sets agenda for YMCA's national organization - November 21, 2014 - Kevin Washington was the first African-American to lead the YMCA in Boston and Hartford, Conn. — and beginning in...

Google's Brian Fitzpatrick says he's got just the ticket for Alinea - November 18, 2014 - Brian Fitzpatrick, Google's first Chicago-based engineer and a leader in the company's work on censorship and...

Rex Huppke

Rex Huppke

Worker ants, rise up against fake office blessings! - November 21, 2014 - A recent survey I conducted found that the No. 1 thing people should be thankful for this Thanksgiving is that they have an extremely wise...

How 'together' can motivate us at work - November 14, 2014 - If there's one thing we human beings are good at, it's finding extremely complicated and wildly ineffective ways of addressing problems...

Gregory Karp

Gregory Karp

Choose your payment methods wisely for holiday shopping - November 21, 2014 - With holiday shopping gearing up, a plethora of stressful decisions includes not only what you buy and how much you spend but how you pay.

Common heating myths that can raise energy bills - November 7, 2014 - Advice about saving money on home heating costs abounds this time of year, but some of it is oversimplified, marketing hype or just...

Gail MarksJarvis

Gail MarksJarvis

Did 'Santa Claus' come to town early for the markets? - November 25, 2014 - Did Santa sneak down your chimney earlier in November and drop so much candy into your investment stocking that he won't show up again...

Japan falls into recession as economic fixes fail to do the job - November 18, 2014 - Japan has fallen back into a recession, a continuation of more than two decades of struggles and a warning about the overwhelming...

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