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U.S. Job Growth Has Second Best Year Since 1999

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said nonfarm payrolls increased a seasonally adjusted 292,000 in December with the unemployment rate holding steady at 5%. Ahead of the report, economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had estimated payroll growth of 210,000 and a decline in the unemployment rate to 4.9%.

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Valeant CEO J. Michael Pearson on Medical Leave

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., a Canadian company, has appointed Howard B. Schiller interim CEO according to a company statement. Schiller served as Valeant’s chief financial officer from December 2011 through June 2015 and currently serves on Valeant’s Board of Directors. Valeant also announced that Robert Ingram, Lead Independent Director, will serve as interim chairman of the Board of Directors. J. Michael Pearson remains ...

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GM Is Surpassing its Rivals in One Very Important Area

According to Business Insider, General Motors isn't the dominant force it once was in the auto industry—back in the 1950s, it held half the U.S. market, selling one of every two cars bought by consumers. But GM has recovered nicely from the financial crisis, when it was bailed out by the federal government and declared bankruptcy.

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Five Principles for Leading an Agile Culture

This article was written by Jo Bennett of Gartner. Organizations like Spotify and online retailer Zappos are among the growing tide that recognize that to compete in today’s digital age, agile is no longer optional. “Agile culture and behaviors can be a source of competitive advantage,” said Remi Gulzar, research director at Gartner. “That culture requires new organizational and leader ...

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Bill Gates Names the 6 Best Things About 2015

Every year, Bill Gates puts out his annual list of the year's best news on his blog GatesNotes. It's a nice feel good message, especially since 2015 also ushered in so many negative things, like the rise of extremist terrorist groups, the Paris attacks, the ongoing Syrian refugee crises, endless mass shootings in the US and so on.

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