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On Thursday September 7, Equifax, one of the three biggest credit reporting agencies in the United States, reported that it had been the victim of one of the largest data breaches in history. The company reports that hackers gained access to information on nearly 143 million consumers, including data such as birthdays, addresses, driver’s license numbers, and Social Security numbers—in short, everything needed to commit rampant...

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Our bodies have a language of their own, and their words aren’t always kind. Your body language has likely become an integral part of who you are, to the point where you might not even think about it. If that’s the case, it’s time to start, because you could be sabotaging your career. TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional...

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When it comes to social media North American CFOs say their companies have focused mostly on the risks so far rather than the opportunities, such as using it to get customer feedback or foster internal collaboration. In particular, they say most of their attention has been focused on establishing policies for employees’ use of social media, providing education on related risks and managing the company’s presence in key social media...

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Ever since Sandra Colony was a child, when she was spellbound by the glossy photographs of exotic places in the pages of National Geographic, she has been driven by the desire to explore the world. And she has. To date, she has visited 90 countries. “I knew I loved to travel as a little girl, but I certainly never knew at 68 I would be starting a career out of it,” said Ms. Colony. Yet the New York City resident has done precisely...

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When most of us imagine retirement, our minds wander to what we’ll get to do then that we don’t have enough time for now. If we’re lucky, we can push the uncertainty of our investment performance and future health out of our minds and picture all the fun we’ll have. That’s what will make the decades of saving worthwhile, after all. A balanced portfolio can lower anxiety over extended periods. Long-term care insurance can lessen the...

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NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — As you already know, Republicans had a great night Tuesday, taking control of the Senate and easily retaining their House majority. U.S. stocks appear headed for big gains Wednesday, but then history shows midterm elections have typically proved to be a vote for the market. Regardless of which party comes out on top after the ballots are cast halfway through a president’s four-year term, the market...

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