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Donald Trump is moving ahead on withdrawing from the TPP and renegotiating NAFTA. But it's unclear whether the problem for jobs is in the details of the agreements or the principles under which they are conceived.
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Something of mine analyzing labor participation rates. 
Figures show a drop in the labor force participation by women. There are some potential explanations, but the wider question of participation by men and women of all ages could become a problem.
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Google apparently cuts ad revenue access for publishers, even ones with big names, that it decides have posted indecent content. Fark and BoingBoing both were accused of child porn posts. The problem is that these two accusations, and many of the other flags it does, are completely arbitrary and false. But the publisher has to bear the financial burden of lost revenue.
Fark.com, BoingBoing, and Skepchick are just three of allegedly many sites that have found themselves accused by Google of posting "indecent" material and seeing their ads completely pulled. But the changes, determined by a combination of algorithms and humans, can be wildly untrue (like claiming th...
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Shutterstock Someone I know had posted a link about a fast food CEO who said that higher business growth followed minimum wage hikes in California. According to KQED, Bill Phelps, chief executive of Wetzel’s Pretzels, which has more than 100 outlets in the state, was "shocked" when business rose after a [...]
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A good example of why you want to keep your marketing aboveboard.
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Here's why cutting marketing corners can cost you reputation points.
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No matter what size your company is, here are the major things you should avoid doing in the future.
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The FTC and Uber settled charges that the ride share company misled prospective drivers into thinking they would make more money than was typical and that vehicle leasing options were more favorable than they were.
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Something I wrote about a new Treasury report that hasn't gotten much attention yet.
The number of self-employed people in the US is far under the 35% figure recently offered, and many of them aren't ready for retirement or illness.
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A higher percentage of millennials are living with their parents. But for many the issue is not student loans. It's a deeper problem.
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A study from the Rockefeller Foundation and communications firm Cision suggests that when it comes to the gig economy, the news media is out of step with and not representing the sentiments of ordinary people.
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The dynamic of job elimination and creation because of technology is significantly different today than in the past.
Wishful thinking about automation won't make the problem of worker displacement and job loss disappear.
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How do you outthink pranksters? It's a lot harder than it seems.
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I'm an author, journalist, occasional playwright, and photographer covering business/technology.
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I'm a journalist and book author, currently blogging on CBS MoneyWatch, Inc.com, AOL Jobs, and others as well as writing for a number of magazines and web sites. I also do select corporate assignments in analysis, strategic planning, and writing.
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