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9/19/2017

Lego is replacing its CEO and looking to simplify operations after seeing its first revenue decline in 13 years. David Robertson, professor at The Wharton School, believes slower growth is to be expected in a more digital world and that the company can benefit from more competitive pricing.

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9/19/2017

A report from the Congressional Budget Office estimates that the uncertainty surrounding Affordable Care Act cost-sharing subsidies will boost health insurance premiums 15% in 2018. Meanwhile, a separate analysis says many states may struggle to maintain health insurance coverage under the block-grant program now under consideration in the Senate.

9/19/2017

Airlines are waiving change fees and warning travelers flights to and from areas affected by Hurricane Maria could be delayed or canceled. The Category 5 storm slammed into Dominica on Monday and could hit Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Tuesday or Wednesday.

9/19/2017

Substantial debt can tie down your small business, preventing it from hitting long-term financial targets. Serenity Gibbons offers six suggestions for lightening your debt load, including monitoring your credit report and negotiating with creditors.

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Due Payments Blog
9/19/2017

In his first address to the UN General Assembly, President Donald Trump warned North Korea that continued military threats to its neighbors and US territory could lead to its own destruction. Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "rocket man" and said Kim was on a "suicide mission."

9/19/2017

A planned promotion that would have allowed football fans at the Baltimore Ravens game on Sunday to get free genetic tests fell through after Maryland health officials raised questions about the offer. Some critics worry that a football game would be too full of noise and distractions for customers to carefully think about the implications of the test.

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9/19/2017

Cliches, culturally suspect phrasing and filler words such as "uh" and "like" are easy to fall back on but don't do you any favors when speaking, writes Joel Garfinkle. Instead, speak plainly, be precise and try listening rather than filling dead air with your voice.

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9/19/2017

The Trump administration has rejected findings of a study by the Department of Health and Human Services that refugees have contributed $63 billion more to government revenue than they have cost the US during the past 10 years. The study was completed toward the end of July but has not been made public.

9/19/2017

Help employees clearly understand your company's strategy by explaining key components in a simple way that highlights their specific roles, advises this article from CEB Marketing & Communications.

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9/19/2017

Praise can cause some people to stop striving, but for those with a true calling, it's a push to keep moving forward, writes Dan Rockwell. "Leadership is the calling to bring your best self in service to others," he writes.

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