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Choosing a digital portfolio

What you should consider when selecting an e-portfolio solution.


Turned down for a raise? You need a plan if you're going to bounch back.

What’s trending? From the eclipse to student interventions, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Total Eclipse

Total eclipse of the sun, Mnuchin minds his business, Cohn atop an independent Fed, and Ray Dalio speaks his mind

Meatless options make headway in more groceries, restaurants

As a growing number of consumers lean toward plant-based diets, restaurants and food manufacturers are responding with meatless offerings like The Beyond Burger.

Top 10: Chuck E. Cheese gets a new look, Applebee’s returns to its roots

Chuck E. Cheese shows off an updated format, Applebee's brings back meal deals

Steve Bannon

Bannon gets the boot, the personnel policing Wall Street, Jeffrey Gundlach gets feisty, and why Jesse Eisinger is smirking.


Last week's poll question: When is the last time you unplugged for a few days and took a real break from work?

Big Data to date has helped both sides in the struggle between consumers and corporations. We have to make sure it remains a fair fight.

Las Ramblas

Terror on Las Ramblas, hedge funds dabbling in sports betting, quant fund crisis alert, and how renewables have become just like TARP.


Here are the research-backed values, attitudes and behaviors shown by great organzations.

One against all

This article outlines six strategies that effectively grow your social media followers.

LTOs – Here today and gone tomorrow...but do they leave ROI behind?

There is no question that LTOs are an important part of the restaurant industry’s marketing initiatives, but measuring the performance of an LTO can sometimes be challenging.

Commitments to a cage-free future pinch egg producers in the present

Egg producers are scrambling to ramp up cage-free supplies to meet brands’ future commitments. However, companies and even the consumers to whom they’re trying to appeal with new sourcing guidelines are slow to make the switch.


Empathy is more important than ever as technology takes over our interactions.