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Swearing At Work Can Hold You Back, Survey Says

A new survey by Harris Interactive shows 64 percent of bosses would think less of an employee who repeatedly swears, and 57 percent would be less likely to promote a constant curser. Among big cities in the U.S., workers in Washington, D.C., are most likely to swear on the job, followed by Denver, Chicago and Los Angeles.
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We Set Up An Offshore Company In A Tax Haven

What is striking about all the offshore services available today is that while they are totally legal, the system seems to make it easy to get away with things that are not legal.
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L.A. Council Bans Pot Shops After Regulation Struggle

The City Council voted Tuesday to shut down all of the medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. For years, the city has tried to regulate the shops, which range from mom-and-pop nonprofits to multimillion-dollar businesses. But closing the more than 800 shops will be no easy task.
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The Trainer Who Created Four-Legged Stars

Names like Gene Autry, Bette Davis and Buster Keaton draw tourists to a cemetery in the Hollywood Hills. But those legends of the silver screen also lie near a lesser-known man who made animals into Hollywood stars.
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As A VP Option, Christie's Star May Burn Too Hot

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been mentioned as a long-shot choice to be Mitt Romney's running mate. The first-term governor's brash style has earned him fans in the GOP. But critics say he could be a bit too outspoken to be No. 2 on the ticket.
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Romney In London: Not A Smashing Success So Far

Mitt Romney's big foreign trip got off to a shaky start. Among several missteps, the Republican presidential candidate upset his British host by raising doubts about whether the London Olympics would be a success.
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A Different Road To Work, Bypassing College Dreams

With college costs rising and student debt mounting, some high school graduates in Charlotte, N.C., are opting for an alternative route: European-style apprenticeships. One straight-A student has shifted her sights from an international relations degree to becoming an engineer.

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