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10/22/2018

Employees eager to help others and meet expectations are welcome in the business world, but they run the risk of burning out by taking on too many tasks. Prevent that by monitoring their workload and encouraging them to use their vacation time, advises Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Four Tendencies."

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10/22/2018

If you're dealing with a tight budget, you may have already cut expenses as much as you think humanly possible. But it's quite likely further savings are possible, and SchoolSafe co-founder Tiffany Delmore notes three possibilities, including partnering with a group purchasing organization.

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Entrepreneur online
10/22/2018

There are advantages to leading a busy life, research shows. Viewing yourself as a busy person may encourage you to make better choices, according to one study, while another found that older people who stay busy maintain better cognition than peers.

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Fast Company online
10/22/2018

El Paso, Texas, is seeing demand for fitness facilities, and brands such as Anytime Fitness, Gold's Gym and Planet Fitness are active in the area. "The whole fitness movement across the country is on the rise, and the same is happening in El Paso," said Anytime Fitness' Greg Deitch.

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El Paso Inc. (Texas)
10/22/2018

Multiple-employer plans, which allow companies to team up to offer 401(k) plans to their workers, could be easier to implement under a new Labor Department rule that could take effect as soon as early 2019. Meanwhile, the Labor Department is also planning to introduce a new fiduciary rule to replace a regulation that was vacated by the US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in March.

10/22/2018

Richard Painter, a former ethics chief in George W. Bush's administration, is embroiled in a dispute with attorneys representing McDonald's in a joint-employer case. Painter argued that two members of the National Labor Relations Board have conflicts of interest in the case, prompting a response from McDonald's attorneys that scrutinized his political leanings and aspirations.

10/22/2018

After attending a woodworking show, Ed Seyfried bought a lathe and opened Ed's Pens. Seyfried often attends local events such as farmers markets and car shows to sell pens that are tailored to the occasion.

10/22/2018

Findings from a recent study indicate that small-business owners value the input mentors can provide. Amy Zimmerman, head of people operations at Kabbage, explains how busy entrepreneurs can find the time to be mentored, where to look for mentors and what to look for in a mentor.

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Kabbage
10/22/2018

The lack of fueling stations is a big obstacle to widespread use of large electric trucks to carry freight in the US. Over the next 10 years, Nikola Motor Co., a startup that builds and sells hydrogen fuel cell trucks, plans to construct 700 hydrogen fueling stations, at first focusing on routes used by Anheuser-Busch.

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10/22/2018

A startup called Fair is looking to offer customers a way to access vehicles through a subscription model. The company partners with car dealers to supply the vehicles, and customers can qualify for the service by using Fair's smartphone app.

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CNBC