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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

An OfficeTeam survey finds 36% of employees enjoy work holiday parties, while 35% do not. OfficeTeam's Brandi Britton offers suggestions for party success, including scheduling wisely, drinking in moderation and avoiding corny activities.

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11/22/2017

By treating prospects as co-pilots, representatives can handle the unexpected turbulence that often arises during the sales process, writes Rick Cheatham. Have your sales reps monitor interactions for signs of hesitation and address them using the information they've received by asking intelligent questions.

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Eyes On Sales
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Rick Cheatham
11/22/2017

Bullet journaling can be a simple way to plan, take notes and compile ideas in one place. Although this method requires a time investment upfront, the technique can help you strategize ahead of time and streamline your tasks, writes Kat Boogaard.

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The Muse
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Kat Boogaard
11/22/2017

A Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 70% of Americans -- including 86% of Democrats and 52% of Republicans -- believe Puerto Rico isn't receiving the help it needs to recover from Hurricane Maria two months ago. This number is up 7 points from last month, and 63% say they closely follow the news on the situation in Puerto Rico.

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CNN
11/22/2017

While Americans are taught a tidy version of Thanksgiving's origin story, the truth is more complicated and unclear, Maya Salam writes. The basis for our holiday is up for debate, the Pilgrims already had religious freedom in Holland before leaving for the US, and there was no turkey or pie on the menu.

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Thanksgiving, Maya Salam
11/22/2017

Almost 1 in 10 adults plan to eat at a restaurant on Thanksgiving, research shows, and others expect to pick up food to eat at home. Here is a look at how restaurant brands such as Applebee's, Muscle Maker Grill and Taco Bell are working to attract customers during the holiday.

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Taco Bell, Muscle Maker, Applebee
11/22/2017

"Master of None" writer/star Lena Waithe and "Transparent" creator Jill Soloway say Hollywood must act swiftly and boldly to end sexual harassment and promote gender equity and racial diversity. Speaking at a panel at Vulture Fest L.A., Waithe and Soloway proposed a number of solutions, including implementing a "50/50 by 2020" mandate for leadership positions, rejecting shows without equal representation in writers' rooms, promoting mentorships, and hiring more women and minorities to host late night shows.

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Jill Soloway, Lena Waithe