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11/22/2017

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said it could be "quite dangerous to allow inflation to drift down" and leave the economy trapped below the central bank's 2% target rate. There is evidence that inflation expectations are about to fall, she said.

11/22/2017

Department stores are in decline, squeezed on all sides by companies such as Zara, T.J. Maxx and Amazon, and Macy's struggles have been compounded by a buying spree last decade, write Susan Berfield and Lindsey Rupp. Other potential issues are which stores to close, what to do with its real estate and how its sales staff is trained to sell and interact.

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Macy, Zara, Real estate, T.J. Maxx, Amazon
11/22/2017

Jen-Hsun "Jensen" Huang is co-founder and CEO of Nvidia, which is known for making graphics processing units and is now developing artificial intelligence systems. Culture is considered a strength at Nvidia, which has more than 11,000 employees led by Huang, who "embraces community, strategic alignment, and a core value system that promotes the pursuit of excellence through intellectual honesty," writes Andrew Nusca.

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Fortune
11/22/2017

Before going all in on a new leadership idea, do some research to see whether it's right for you, writes Wally Bock. Find out the situational factors, and start with a small experiment.

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Lead Change
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11/22/2017

Men tend to be more cutthroat, and sometimes less ethical, than women during negotiations, traits that may have their origins in evolution, writes Stefan Thau, who has researched the subject. Experiments found that men were most likely to act unethically when they believed they were negotiating against other men they viewed as competitive threats.

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INSEAD Knowledge
11/22/2017

To understand why we react negatively when being attacked, we must uncover the feelings that cause the reaction. These reactions can be caused, at different times, by the need to protect, to find safety, guard wounds or in reaction to people noticing what you find negative about yourself.

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DialogueWORKS blog
11/22/2017

Leaders should be able to be themselves without worrying about losing face, writes Quentin Schultze. "We need to reveal enough personally to connect with others in our shared humanity, but not so much that our conversations and presentations become self-performed soap operas," he writes.

11/22/2017

Providing customers with memorable experiences is more important than satisfying their every need, writes Sampson Lee. Our overall impression of an experience is guided by what we can remember, which is different than the full scope of what happened, argues Lee.

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CustomerThink
11/22/2017

Rock engravings discovered in the Saudi desert depict dogs on leashes and assisting with hunting, proving that the relationship between people and their canines dates at least 8,000 to 9,000 years ago. Researchers said it is likely that canines were domesticated before cattle.

11/22/2017

Health insurers offering coverage in Massachusetts will be required to provide at least one type of FDA-approved birth control without co-payments under a law signed by Gov. Charlie Baker. The law takes precedence over any future repeal of birth control coverage requirements at the federal level.

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The Associated Press