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7/29/2016

The US dollar remains influential in the global market, despite the fact that America's global GDP has fallen to 23% from 40% since 1960. Nearly 90% of global trade transactions involve dollars in some way, and about one-third of the $11 trillion held in global reserves is held in dollars.

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7/29/2016

While the route to get there might have changed, the traditional approach of "find, win, keep" in sales has remained relatively the same. This article examines how global conglomerate General Electric has followed this strategy throughout its history and managed to keep the traditional approach contemporary.

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7/29/2016

Adapting after a promotion requires learning how to project a more authoritative image while dealing with possible resentment from colleagues, experts say. Show patience and humility, be quick to let go of perceived slights and work to show company leadership you're prepared for the new role.

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Fast Company online
7/29/2016

The US economy has shown signs of strength even as the rest of the world has grappled with issues such as the Brexit vote and slower growth in China. Small retailers and other businesses that sell to US consumers have been somewhat insulated from the turmoil, but there are still reasons for concern, including a slowdown in temporary hiring.

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Fortune
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7/29/2016

The Hillary Clinton campaign used the Democratic convention to try to forge a coalition of progressives, independents and disgruntled Republicans, with Clinton and her allies using sunny, Reagan-esque rhetoric in a bid to win over moderates. "The Democratic speeches so far have done a very good job of co-opting Republican language on exceptionalism and patriotism," notes GOP consultant Rory Cooper.

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Clinton, Rory Cooper, GOP, consultant
7/29/2016

This cycle's political conventions saw some unusual sartorial decisions, from Meryl Streep's stars-and-stripes dress to the rose-pink ties favored by Donald Trump's sons.

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National Public Radio
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Meryl Streep, Donald Trump
7/29/2016

Hillary Clinton painted Donald Trump as an unstable authoritarian during her acceptance speech Thursday, urging Americans to come together and reject his divisive vision of the country. "We have to decide whether we all will work together so we all can rise together," she said.

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7/29/2016

Internal reorganization is driving growth at Adidas, whose share prices have risen by 250 percent. The company stripped away a management level in its marketing division and took other steps to break up the silos that had formed in its org chart.

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Digiday
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Adidas, 250 percent, break up
7/29/2016

Tackling the hardest tasks in the morning -- and making morning tasks harder, such as taking a cold shower instead of a warm one -- may make confronting the challenges of life easier. "Once you've got that under your belt, everything the day throws at you will seem easy by comparison," writes Katherine Martinko.

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TreeHugger
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Katherine Martinko
7/29/2016

Lindsay Pattison, CEO of the UK media group Maxus, says that she takes a more human approach to her work by ensuring that she puts a real person in front of the company she leads. "Leadership, to me, means doing this while bringing everyone around you along on the journey," Pattison says.

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The Huffington Post
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Lindsay Pattison, CEO, Maxus