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Is the USA moving toward a ‘happiness index’?

Which makes you happier — a pay raise or job security? Another TV or a friend next door? A bigger house or more free time?

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Lenovo CEO gives his $3 million bonus to line workers and other lower-level employees

Kevin Smith Business Insider The CEO of Lenovo Yang Yuanqing has done something unusual among his CEO counterparts. Yuanqing distributed his $3 million bonus among the company’s 10,000 lower level workers. ZDNet reports that, “the ‘Yuanqing rewards’ averaged out at 2,000 … Continue reading

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Don’t knock foreign labour, Ferguson says

AAP If Australians don’t want high-paid mining jobs they shouldn’t hold back the nation by opposing imported labour, federal resources minister Martin Ferguson says. Asked why the federal government’s $3000-$9000 incentives for skilled workers to relocate to remote areas appeared … Continue reading

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Top job ‘offered to end probe’

Nick McKenzie & Richard Baker Sydney Morning Herald THE man who led the Australian Federal Police investigation into the AWB oil-for-food scandal has alleged he was offered a promotion in return for shutting down the probe. In an explosive statement … Continue reading

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Zoning vs. Eminent Domain: How Ventura County Shut Down The Pine Mountain Inn

Reason TV In the northernmost reaches of California’s Ventura County, a two-lane rural road called Highway 33 runs into the rugged and mostly undeveloped Transverse Mountain Range. Though it’s mostly raw wilderness, a few businesses catering to adventurous explorers have … Continue reading

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The Hindsight Bias: I Knew It All Along!

PsyBlog spring.org.uk Going into business for yourself is scary. Despite all the potential rewards, compared with getting a safe job with a big firm, being an entrepreneur means accepting huge risks. All entrepreneurs know that there are no guarantees and … Continue reading

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High school bullies risk their careers

AAP Sydney Morning Herald High school bullies will get knocked back from working at clubs across NSW under a new program targeting their career prospects. Clubs have joined local high schools in NSW’s Murray region to take a stand against … Continue reading

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Millions trapped in insecure work

AAP Casual workers should be given annual leave while bosses should be banned from keeping workers in unstable work long-term, an ACTU report recommends. Former deputy prime minister Brian Howe is launching his report into insecure work in Sydney on … Continue reading

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Smokers’ job chances up in smoke

7 News AAP Job chances for cigarette lovers may go up in smoke with online job ads specifying they need not apply. The ads have sparked debate about personal choice, discrimination and protecting workers health and productivity, says the Herald … Continue reading

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‘I’m ready for a comeback’: Blair’s made millions since quitting… now he wants to ‘re-engage with UK politics’

Tim Shipman & Rick Dewsbury Daily Mail Ex-PM and wife Cherie to appear alongside Ed Miliband at an Olympics event in July… and he’s already hired a spin doctor He thinks enough time has passed since 2007 for people to … Continue reading

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