President Obama believes that women should make personal health care decisions for themselves rather than their bosses deciding for them.
WH press secretary Josh Earnest, in response to the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby, that lets private companies opt out out of laws that contradict their “sincerely held religious beliefs”
Total number of vehicles GM recalled worldwide as of Monday, mostly due to ignition switch defects
9 Times To See If The Boss Is Satan or Saint
Want to really learn what a boss or business colleague is really like? Satan or Saint? Supporter or Killer? Trustworthy or not? Have your antenna up, when other people’s antennas are down. Here’s a starter list: Before the meeting During the meeting break After the meeting Before the cocktail hour In the hallway In a […]
Heard Gay-Bashing At Work, Did Nothing?
I watched the Grammys earlier this year. I was incredibly moved by the mass marriage of 33 couples, some gay, some straight. Queen Latifah presided. The ceremony began with the song, “Same Love,” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Here are some of the lyrics: “Gay is synonymous with the lesser It’s the same hate that’s caused […]
With So Much U.S. Oil, Why Is Gas $3.70?
This July 4, the price of gasoline in the US is expected to be at its highest level in six years – at $3.704 per gallon according to the Energy Information Commission. Separately, this week, the Obama Administration lifted a 40-year-old ban on the exporting of crude oil. Steve Mufson of The Washington Post noted, “The Commerce ruling initially […]
Despite Flaws, Starbucks’ New College Plan Breaks New Ground
Earlier this month, Starbucks announced a new college tuition reimbursement plan to help its employees earn four-year degrees in online classes at Arizona State University (ASU). The offer is available to any of Starbucks’ 135,000 U.S. employees who work for the company more than 20 hours a week. Noting the high-cost of college and America’s […]
Chicken Tikka Masala and The Perils of Frictionless Spending
“The easier it is to spend, the more likely you are to do it.” These were the wise words of my fiancé as he bypassed the credit card payment section on the online food ordering site EAT 24, and instead clicked the “Pay with Paypal” button. The difference, of course, is that a credit card […]
How To Leverage The Value Of Your MBA In The Job Market
What value does an MBA have today? In talking to senior hiring managers, an MBA holds value – but less than it did a generation ago. On the positive side, it does say to an employer you understand how business works and the language of business. An MBA is considered a requirement if you want to work […]
Maddening draw between U.S. and Portugal, that nonetheless allows the U.S. to move on to play Germany on Thursday
The prosecution of journalists for reporting information that does not coincide with the government of Egypt’s narrative… represents a blow to democratic progress in Egypt.
New WH press secretary Josh Earnest calling for Egypt to release 3 Al Jazeera journalists