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9/20/2018

Just as the ancient Greeks talked about ethos, logos and pathos, making persuasive arguments today requires credibility and logic, as well as an emotional appeal, says Carmine Gallo, Harvard instructor and author. "Everything about human nature -- from the stock market to where we invest to how we vote -- is based on our emotional narratives that we tell each other as groups and within individuals," he says.

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9/19/2018

China has responded to US tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese products by imposing retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion in US goods. Both sets of tariffs take effect Monday.

9/19/2018

Companies that rely too much on singular executives rather than collective leadership struggle to retain leaders and respond to competitive changes, according to a report by EY, DDI and The Conference Board that surveyed more than 25,000 people. Consider using team-based bonuses, hire and promote people known to collaborate and be able to explain the organization's purpose, write Richard Wellins and Evan Sinar of DDI.

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9/19/2018

An emergency fund, along with appropriate insurance coverage, can cushion finances in a natural disaster or another catastrophic event. If you tap that emergency fund, make sure to replace the money.

9/19/2018

Here is a look at how monthly debt payments as a percentage of income vary from state to state. The monthly debt-to-income ratio is 25.27% in Michigan, compared with 36.15% in Hawaii.

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9/19/2018

When researchers at the National Institute on Retirement Security calculated the median balance of retirement accounts of working-age Americans, that number was zero.

9/19/2018

Taxpayers who have vacation homes they rent and use for personal purposes might find they face more complicated calculations under the new tax law, which this article illustrates with examples comparing 2017 with 2018.

9/19/2018

Providing women with opportunities to develop skills and to advance can strengthen your firm. Three firms that undertook a three-year pilot program with women's initiatives discovered ways to build momentum for these programs.

9/19/2018

The ampersand (&) is used in Excel's custom headers and footers box to indicate a special formatting code follows. This tip helps you place an ampersand in the text in your header or footer.

9/19/2018

Mikolaichik was CFO at Hilton Grand Vacations, which fired him "for conduct and behavior not consistent with the company's policies," according to the company.

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