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Hate With Friends, the fun new Facebook tool
WASHINGTON - Hating movies, earworms, conventions of grammar, clothing brands, diet fads - you get the twinkle of pleasure without the glob of guilt, or the cold brush of fear. A Coldplay song doesn't know you hate it.
Why getting some eyes and ears in N.C. legislature good idea
RALEIGH – Sunshine Week was March 16-22 across the country. No, that doesn’t mean we’re had sunny weather all week. Instead, it was a week designed to highlight open government initiatives and spur conversation about citizen access to our government.
Republicans’ reluctance to borrow
RALEIGH – A couple of years ago, a friend who was working to raise money for a major cultural project in the state asked my opinion about the likelihood of winning a state grant from legislators.
How improv comedy skills became a must-have for entrepreneurs
NEW YORK - A few years ago, for complex reasons, I attended the orientation week for Columbia Business School students. The week involved team-building exercises that forced us to solve problems together.
Turning up the heat on Wos
RALEIGH — In Congress, the drama of a committee hearing where lawmakers get into confrontational question-and-answer sessions with those testifying before them are not so unusual.
Be proud of the way you talk
You sure do talk funny.
Has anybody ever told you that?
Is our inflation measured right?
The man’s tone was forceful, even with a tint of anger. “The government is lying to us about inflation,” he boldly stated.
When getting a smart phone almost ended up a dumb idea
I’m not an impulse buyer. And if someone wants me to make a split-second decision, unless it involves impending death, don’t hold your breath.
Put teens to work by laying off minimum wage rhetoric
Idle teen workers may be a national problem, but frugal private employers aren't the reason for it. Minimum wage hikes - like the one championed by President Obama - squeeze these marginal jobs out of the economy.
The logic of Facebook's multibillion-dollar shopping spree
NEW YORK - Yet again, Facebook has spent a gaudy sum of money to buy a hot startup. This time, it's virtual reality pioneer Oculus VR, at a purchase price of $2 billion. And don't be surprised if Mark Zuckerberg continues on his buying spree.
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