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How to stop bullying in the workplace

When you consider the state of bullying in America, the comic strip “Real Life Adventures” captures it well. A daughter asks her father, “Dad, what happens to all the kids who are bullies in school?” He answers, “As far as ...

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Economy moving forward – but slowly, says adviser

We at D.A. Davidson continue to view the economic recovery as moving forward, but at a pace that will continue to try everyone’s patience. On the positive side, corporate CEOs remain very optimistic, as evidenced by a big surge in ...

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Commentary: When is an encumbrance not an encumbrance? (access required)

By William V. Hovey and Michael Pill BOSTON, Mass. — Just because a document is recorded in the Registry of Deeds does not mean it is an “encumbrance” on “title” to real estate within the meaning of G.L.c. 93, §70, ...

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A word to the wise: Avoid being ‘leapfrogged’

Remember the days when you had to drive to the library and manually search through Encyclopaedia Britannica’s set of A-Z books to find information? Today you type a term into your phone and instantly receive the answers you need from ...

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Big stocks move up in 2010

Big can be beautiful, especially when investors are wary of the stock market. Large-cap stocks, low in price but high in exposure to rapidly-growing international markets, appear poised for a comeback. Companies with market capitalizations of $10 billion or more ...

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Commentary: House detective: Learning the history for your house (access required)

Phil Hardwick JACKSON, Miss. – Recently a neighbor asked if I knew when my house was built. I immediately went to the bathroom. Now before you get the wrong idea, it should be known that the bathroom, more specifically, the ...

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Is it Q-4 or 4-Q? You decide the answer

I am getting all sorts of SOS calls and e-mails asking advice for what to do in Q-4. My answer is simple – the same thing you should have been doing in Q-1, Q-2, and Q-3. Calendar years are broken ...

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Socially responsible investing presents dilemmas

No one said socially responsible investing was perfect. Just as a number of funds with ethical goals made the mistake of holding Enron stock a few years back, many this year owned BP Plc. stock when the company’s oil spill ...

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