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The Quiet Strength Of Introverts In The Workplace

Extroverted job candidates may have an easier time impressing prospective employers. A study finds that once extroverts are in the workplace, their overall team performance can disappoint. USA Today "On the Job" columnist Anita Bruzzese discusses how bosses can harness the strengths of introverts.
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Chuck E. Cheese Slims Down Along With Restaurant's Profits

The rodent mascot of the pizza joint is just not himself these days. The restaurant chain has had a few tough years, with thinning profits, and part of its marketing strategy has Chuck E. thinning, too.
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Slow Growth In April: Survey Shows 119,000 Jobs Added

Federal spending cuts and tax increases have started to bite, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report. On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will weigh in with its figures on unemployment and job growth in April.
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J.C. Penney Wins Legal Fight Over Martha Stewart

An appeals court in New York will allow J.C. Penney to continue selling a new line of housewares designed by Martha Stewart. The ruling nixes an attempt by Macy's to obtain an order that would block Penney from selling the collection. In other Martha Stewart news, she has joined the dating site Match.com in search of romantic adventure.
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Jaron Lanier: "Who Owns The Future?"

Companies like Google and Facebook are estimated to be worth billions of dollars. A technology pioneer on why the middle class has been left out of the boom.

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'Downton Abbey' Expands Into Merchandising

CNBC reports the costume drama, set in England, will soon launch a line of fashion, furniture, wallpaper and beauty products.
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Apple Sells Bonds

On Tuesday, Apple sold $17 billion worth of bonds which is a new industry record. Apple issued the bonds to take advantage of low interest rates as it prepares to make a payout of $100 billion to shareholders by 2015.

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