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March 10, 2022
A Fluid Situation
Banking Bans More Likely Than Oil, Vodka Boycotts to Influence Russia’s Ukraine Stance
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March 3, 2022
What Losing SWIFT Network Access Means for Russian Banks
With Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine intensifying, the United States and several key allies moved to cut Russia off from much of the global financial system – barring select Russian banks from participating the SWIFT global finance network.
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February 28, 2022
The Pandemic, the Inflation and the Way We Shop Now
Do you shop differently now than you did a few years ago? If so, you’re not alone, says Maryland Smith’s Jie Zhang.
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February 25, 2022
10 Questions to Find a Career You’ll Love
In the era of the Great Resignation, a lot of people are taking time to reflect on how happy they are in their career. After years of feeling bored, uninspired or underappreciated at work, they’re opting for change.
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February 24, 2022
Five Do’s for Networking Success
Looking for a new job? How’s your professional network?
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February 23, 2022
Can’t Do Inbox Zero? Try This Instead
Imagine beginning your workday with an email inbox that was nearly empty, and ending it in a Zen-like perfect state of emptiness. It’s the idea, of course, behind Inbox Zero, the meticulous email management system aimed at keeping the inbox message-free.
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February 22, 2022
How To Avoid Tedious Meetings
With the return to in-office work comes the return to in-person meetings, and a reminder of how tedious many of those can be.
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February 15, 2022
Super Bowl Ads: Celebrities, Cars and Crypto
If a single theme emerged from the deluge of Super Bowl commercials for cryptocurrency, electric vehicles and online booking agencies, it was one that steered viewers away from the worries of the last two years.
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February 3, 2022
Pandemic Protocols and Diplomatic Boycotts: Can the Olympics Survive?
On-site spectators will be missing Friday as athletes parade in Beijing for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games opening ceremonies. There will be pandemic-inspired protocols in place, extending through the competitions – similar to the ones adopted at the most recent Summer Games in Tokyo. And there's a…
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January 20, 2022
Microsoft Aims to Level up With Activision-blizzard. It’s Not That Easy.
Its proposed $75 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard would make Microsoft the world’s third-largest publisher of video games and, more significantly, would solidify its position in the development of the "metaverse” – widely considered the next evolution of the internet by which users in the…
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