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2/23/2018

World Wrestling Entertainment's stock is up on record revenue and is considered a prime entertainment entity for acquisition, indicating its push to livestream matches and expand the brand globally is paying off, write Felix Gillette and Kim Bhasin. Promoting women wrestlers more and as equals to men is also helping to attract fans.

2/23/2018

A professor at the University of Delaware has been formally reprimanded after he emailed a link to potentially sensitive content to the wrong colleague. The professor is appealing the reprimand, saying the text of his email is not "unprofessional" or "prohibited speech."

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2/23/2018

Steve Jobs was an effective seller early in his career because he knew how to focus on how a product would improve a buyer's life instead of simply listing product features. Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin displayed the same knack for distilling what a product is all about into one simple sentence, writes Carmine Gallo.

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Inc. online
2/23/2018

Food companies such as Campbell's Soup and restaurants including Texas Roadhouse are likely to be most affected by inflation, because they are price-elastic businesses that can't readily pass on higher prices to consumers. As a result, such firms are likely to see cost inflation cut into their profit margins, writes Conor Sen.

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2/23/2018

Consider setting up an informational interview with someone who works at a company you admire, writes Rich Bellis. Work on your LinkedIn profile, and get out and network, he writes.

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2/23/2018

The Treasury Department today announced new, sweeping sanctions against North Korea as part of the Trump administration's efforts to get the isolated country to abandon its nuclear weapons program. The new restrictions target one individual, 28 vessels and 27 entities identified as having evaded existing sanctions against North Korea.

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CNBC, Fox News
2/23/2018

President Donald Trump, lawmakers and National Rifle Association representatives have made statements about background checks for gun sales in the wake of the shooting at a high school in Florida last week. Salvador Rizzo looks at the current state of background checks, what Congress and the administration are doing that affect gun sales, and the veracity of the claims being made.

2/23/2018

Restaurant owners looking to manage food costs should focus on margins and be sure to price items in a way that aligns with customers needs, says Kelley Jones, president of Hospitality Alliance. In addition, restaurateurs may face other challenges related to occupancy costs and labor costs, he says.

2/23/2018

On-camera appearances, whether on television or in virtual meetings, are more natural if you concentrate on what you're saying versus saying it perfectly, writes Stephanie Scotti. "Adopt the tone and body language you would use for engaging in conversation at a dinner party," she writes.

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2/23/2018

Leaders can overcome a rut by tapping into their teams for ideas, writes Mary Jo Asmus. "How must we change our thinking and acting to achieve success?" is one question that can empower people to take part in thinking through and making decisions, she writes.

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