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How to Find a Job With Meditation and Mindfulness

22 Nov

Meditation studios and conferences catering to Type A careerists are becoming a new networking hub.

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Giving thanks for big stock gains

22 Nov

A street sign is seen in front of the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock investors head into the Thanksgiving holiday thankful for the market’s recent strength, which puts major indexes on track for another year of double-digit gains, though the swiftness of the advance has raised eyebrows.

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Wall Street climbs at open on China rate cut

21 Nov

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeNEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street opened higher on Friday, setting major stock indexes up for a fifth week of gains, after China’s central bank cut its benchmark interest rate for the first time in more than two years to boost its cooling economy.

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Wall Street opens lower on global growth concern

20 Nov

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeNEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday amid concerns over global growth following weak business data out of the euro zone and a loss of momentum in Chinese factories.

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Wall Street opens slightly lower ahead of Fed minutes

19 Nov

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks opened with modest losses on Wednesday, with both the Dow and S&P 500 coming off record closing highs, as investors looked ahead to minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve policy meeting.

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It’s a Light Green Lifestyle

18 Nov

Jen Boulden was a serial start-up entrepreneur before founding Ideal Bite, a green-lifestyle email subscription service sold four years later to Disney. She now runs JenB TV.

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Home Depot profit beats estimates as U.S. job market improves

18 Nov

A Home Depot location is seen in Niles(Reuters) – Home Depot Inc , the world’s No.1 home improvement chain, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as an improving job market encouraged Americans to spend more on renovations. The company reaffirmed its 2014 sales growth forecast of about 4.8 percent and profit forecast of $4.54 per share. That includes about $34 million of net costs related to a data breach between April and September. The company said it may face other breach-related costs, including legal action, that could have a material impact on results for the fourth quarter and future periods. …

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Allergan agrees to $66 billion Actavis deal; Valeant walks

17 Nov

Allergan CEO Pyott speaks during an interview in New York(Reuters) – Allergan Inc agreed to be bought by Actavis Plc for $66 billion, putting an end to a hostile bid by activist investor William Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc . The offer values Allergan at $219 per share and is $6 billion more than the price Valeant had last offered to pay. Valeant said in a statement that it could not justify paying such a high price for Allergan, which makes the Botox wrinkle treatment. Allergan shares rose 6.6 percent to $211, earning Ackman a payout of more than $2.4 billion on his nearly 10 percent stake in the company. …

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Spotlight falls on Europe's stuttering economy

16 Nov

A euro logo sculpture stands in front the headquarters of the European Central Bank in FrankfurtBy John O’Donnell FRANKFURT (Reuters) – As large parts of Europe’s economy grind almost to a halt, attention will focus this week on the latest assessments of business confidence in the euro zone and Germany, which has just narrowly avoided a recession. While the United States economy has accelerated and China holds a slower but steady course, euro zone countries have remained sluggish, with overall growth in output slowing to a trickle. “The euro zone is the best part of 20 percent of the global economy,” James Knightley, an economist with ING, said. …

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Wall Street Week Ahead: Restaurants' uptick offers hope for consumer discretionaries

15 Nov

A Wall Street sign is pictured in the rain outside the New York Stock ExchangeBy Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) – An improving U.S. economy has failed to galvanize the consumer discretionary sector so far this year, but a recent rally in restaurant stocks as the holidays approach could herald happier days ahead for other retailers. The S&P 500 consumer discretionary sector index is up about 3 percent for the year, with only the S&P energy index performing worse. One recent ray of sunshine, however, has been the performance of restaurant stocks. The Dow Jones U.S. Restaurants & Bars Index index has risen about 4 percent since the beginning of September. …

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