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House backs Obama's action in Syria


  • Bloomberg
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The House voted 273-156 in support of President Barack Obama's plan to train and equip Syria's rebels in their fight against the Islamic State. Officials said that Obama would maintain close personal … Read More

When spending is cut too far, service suffers


  • Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network

Don't let your focus on reducing expenses interfere with the need to offer top-notch service, advises Karen Firestone, president and CEO of Aureus Asset Management. "[I]ncremental expense cutting in a… Read More

U.S. businesses shutting down faster than they're being created


  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Fewer businesses are being created in the U.S. than in the past, those that are launched are creating fewer jobs and startup ventures are closing more quickly, according to data presented to the House… Read More