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BOOK BIZ — The compelling story of an American maverick fighting for fairness

By focusing on one American furniture magnate fighting to save his company, Beth Macy’s recently published Factory Man paints an effective picture of the broader industry, which has, overall, switched to importing furniture instead of making it stateside. She also highlights the difficult, ongoing implications for thousands of displaced workers, putting faces and names to facts and figures. John D. ...

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BOOK BIZ — When it comes to money, your brain may be your worst enemy

Thinking back to our high school or college economics classes, most of us probably learned that when it comes to making economic decisions, humans can be trusted to act rationally. We carefully weigh available information, think through the probabilities, and make our decisions based strictly on cold, hard logic. The truth, as it turns out, is a bit more complicated. ...

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BOOK BIZ — A new look at the world of sales

Quick, answer the following question: “Are you in sales?” Unless your profession involves selling insurance, or cars, or something else specific, you’re likely to answer this question with a resounding “no.” But not so fast, according to best-selling author Daniel Pink’s newest book, To Sell Is Human. In it, he argues persuasively that though the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ...

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BOOK BIZ — This fictionalized account of the Iraq War is unforgettable

Nominated for the National Book Award and written by Iraq War veteran Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds is a work of fiction that shares its lineage with books like Slaughterhouse Five and The Things They Carried. Just as Kurt Vonnegut served in Dresden during WWII and Tim O’Brien served in Vietnam, Powers served in Iraq. Vonnegut and O’Brien used their ...

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BOOK BIZ by Louann Lofton: Inside one of India’s slums, there’s hard work and heartache

India, the rising economic superpower still mired in many problems from its past, is home to 1.2 billion of the earth’s human inhabitants and one-third of the world’s impoverished people. Roughly 55 percent of India’s children suffer from malnutrition. In a land where the promise of a brighter economic future beckons, and signs of flashy progress abound, many Indian citizens, ...

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Warren Buffett is investing in newspapers …

Here is some interesting news involving the future of newspapers …   Why Warren Buffett Really Likes Newspapers By Devin Leonard on May 17, 2012 When Warren Buffett announced that his company, Berkshire Hathaway, was buying 63 newspapers from Media General on May 17, he issued a soaring statement about his belief in a beaten-down industry. “In towns and cities ...

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Lofton offers testosterone, or lack thereof, as great Buffett trading secret

How has Warren Buffett created the largest and greatest investment portfolio in human history? By mastering his temperament and “trading like a girl.” So argues Motley Fool writer and Mississippi native Louann Lofton in her new book “Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl.” In October 2008, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average began to nose dive shortly after the Lehman ...

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