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One reason Congress is broken? Negative ads cripple even the winners.

By David B. McLennan – These ads matter — but not in the ways that the candidates and their campaign consultants hope they do. When the negative barrage of ads is over, the winner will likely emerge with an approval rating well under 50 percent. 68 more words

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Debunking Myths About Worker Passion

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By Steve Denning – “The key message from our work is that workers of all types and in all locations have the potential to be passionate – it’s not limited to a privileged few,” concludes John Hagel, c0-chairman Deloitte Center For The Edge. 73 more words

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Big Banks Face Another Round of U.S. Charges

By Ben Protess and Jessica Silver-Greenberg – With evidence mounting that a number of foreign and American banks colluded to alter the price of foreign currencies, the largest and least regulated financial market, prosecutors are aiming to file charges against at least one bank by the end of the year. 45 more words

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Updates from GE

Everything is Bigger in Texas, but These New Gas Turbines Up the Ante

GE – Harriet, whose real name is the 9HA, is the largest and most efficient gas turbine in the world. 118 more words

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Your Debt, Our Nation's Headache

By Barry Ritholtz – Assets purchased with cheap and widely available credit become worth significantly less once the bubble bursts. But the debt remains.

All of that leverage used to purchase all of those assets — regardless of whether it’s subprime mortgages or dot-com stocks — sticks around. 63 more words

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Updates from BOEING


Boeing – The updated Next-Generation 737 interior offers improvements in passenger comfort and design elements to modernize the cabin.

The package can include new LED lighting, updated forward and aft entry coves, Boeing Sky Interior sidewall panels and air grilles, and larger-capacity stow bins. 15 more words

Economy

How Harvard Minted 'Free Money'

By Stephen Mihm – In the mid-19th century, most Ivy League presidents hailed from the ranks of the Protestant clergy: affable theologians with considerable academic training and limited knowledge of financial matters. 56 more words

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