The Formula That Brought Down the Economy

Posted by Charles M Cooper on Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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A Formula for Disaster

If you have been looking for the poisoned seed at the center of the economic nightmare, here it is! Wired.com


House Democrats Release Omnibus Spending Measure

Less than two weeks since President Obama signed his $787 billion stimulus package, House Democrats unveiled a $410 billion spending bill to keep the government running through the end of the fiscal year. Yahoo.com


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Management and Financial Issues


An Acronym for Applying for Business Credit

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Quantifying the ROI on Your People

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Raising Morale on the Cheap

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Technology Issues


Your Web Visitors Have Feelings, Too
Beware of these traps when using attitudinal data. ClickZ.com


Accelerate Performance With This New Online Marketing Tool
Knexus Digital has launched their new content license offering. Check it out! ManageSmarter.com


Benefits and Labor Issues


Stimulus Law Tightened HIPAA Rules
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has extended direct HIPAA enforcement to benefit consultants, third-party administrators and disease management and wellness program providers. Workforce.com


Wellness Programs Must Follow Federal Criteria
Under the final HIPAA rules, as long as the wellness program meets certain regulations, employers may vary the amount of premium contributions required from employees. Workforce.com


Sales and Marketing


Sales Strategies for a Tough Economy

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Building Your Email List

Building and maintaining email lists is a challenge, but if the work is done well and consistently, the rewards—new business and customer loyalty—can be great. Smartbiz.com


Sales Lessons from the Bazaar
There are great negotiation lessons to be learned from Egyptian market traders. ManageSmarter.com

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Charles M Cooper

Charles Cooper is the Web Editor for America’s Best Companies. He came to ABC with nearly twenty years of business and technology writing and editorial experience. In addition to ABC, Charles has been tapped to be a freelance business writer with the upcoming American edition of The China Daily, has served as a writer for HowStuffWorks.com and LovetoKnow.com and as senior editor for Gear Technology magazine. Contact Charles.

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