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Jobless claims remain low as labor market strengthens


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Bloomberg

Seasonally adjusted jobless claims ticked up slightly to 283,000 last week, but remained close to a 14-year low, according to federal data. Economists were optimistic that the labor market would conti… Read More

How talent affects business failure rates


  • Gallup Business Journal

An entrepreneur's innate character traits play a key role in the success or failure of his or her business, says Sangeeta Bharadwaj Badal, co-author of "Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder." "[O]ur resear… Read More

Many lawn problems linked to bad fall, winter care


  • Brush News Tribune (Colo.)

Improper care during fall and winter can result in an unhealthy lawn in the spring. Proper watering, raking and aerating is important, said Rich Guggenheim, Colorado State University extension coordin… Read More