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February 7, 2013
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  • JPMorgan emerges as the most valuable bank in America
    A 1.6% increase in JPMorgan Chase's share value has brought the bank's total value to $184.9 billion, surpassing Wells Fargo's value of $184.2 billion. Some analysts say banks that invest heavily, such as JPMorgan, have more room to grow as they recover from the crisis, since they were harder hit than national banks, such as Wells Fargo. Bloomberg (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Employment Focus 
  • Sen. Harkin: Workers deserve paid sick leave
    U.S. companies and employees would benefit from a bill that would require businesses to offer paid sick leave, writes Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. The measure would let employees earn up to seven days of time off, at an accumulation rate of one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours they work. "Workers' rights should matter to everyone, but they matter even more when you consider that your next turkey sandwich might be served with a side of the flu," Harkin writes. Politico (Washington, D.C.) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Professional and Business Development 
  • 4 tips for offering your opinion to the boss
    Just because your boss asks for feedback doesn't mean you can dump all your gripes on her, Jennifer Winter writes. It's better to provide specific concerns that you consider critical and make sure the feedback is offered privately and professionally, she writes. (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Is it time to ditch your job for a new one?
    If your company is in financial decline, if job stress is affecting your health or if you've lost sight of your career goals, it may be time to dust off the résumé and go job hunting, Heather Huhman writes. "Trusting yourself is essential to successfully leaving a bad employment situation. If you truly believe you'd be happier at another company or in another position, it's time to move on," she writes. (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • One of the Most Thorough Treatments of Patent Applications
    How to Write a Patent Application takes the guesswork and risk out of preparing this crucial document by taking you step-by-step through the entire process. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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