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March 22, 2013
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  • Bernanke hints at departure from Fed
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, a key figure behind the central bank's quantitative easing and bond buying, is signaling that he might step down. "I don't think that I'm the only person in the world who can manage the exit," he said regarding stimulus. Bernanke says he has discussed his future with President Barack Obama. Bloomberg (3/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Legislative Dispatch 
  Employment Focus 
  • Senators reintroduce SEAL Act to help 401(k) borrowers
    Two senators have reintroduced the bipartisan Shrinking Emergency Account Losses Act, intended to give workers who take loans from their 401(k) plans more time to repay after leaving a job. "We need to give folks more incentives to continue saving for their retirement," said co-sponsor Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. "Giving them extra time to restore money owed to their 401(k)s is one way we can help cut down on lost retirement savings." AdvisorOne (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Supreme Court and Federal Court Watch 
  • Firm's lawsuit alleges patent infringement by Apple
    Intertrust Technologies, whose owners include Sony and Royal Philips Electronics, is alleging that a variety of Apple devices infringe on its patents. "No other entity uses Intertrust technologies so extensively at so many levels of its enterprise," according to Intertrust's complaint. Apple did not comment about the lawsuit. The Wall Street Journal (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Professional and Business Development 
  • Networking with the boss
    Having lunch with the boss might make you nervous, but you can combat your jitters by preparing beforehand with some topics of conversation and thinking of questions he might ask, Molly Ford writes. "I can almost guarantee he'll ask you about your career goals or where you see yourself in five years, so have an honest and thoughtful answer ready," she writes, adding that you should follow up the lunch with a verbal and written thank you. (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How to appear unruffled during an interview
    During interviews, give the impression of being relaxed by making sure you're prepared with talking points and banishing negative thoughts, experts say. "Create a different self-talk message, like, 'I am here to share to the best of my ability and that is all I can really do,' " says John Molidor, co-author of "Crazy Good Interviewing." CBS MoneyWatch (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  PLI News 
  • What Tactics Are "Fair" When FRAND is in Dispute? FRAND Commitments and the Disabilities They Create
    This March 26 audio briefing will explore the origins of the problem and the need for definitions, the role of the various standard-setting bodies in reducing or eliminating contentious fights before they begin, the aspirational but poorly defined nature of FRAND, and the role that antitrust enforcement agencies are playing in the equation. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Manchester, England, is a top destination for soccer fans
    Soccer enthusiasts the world over flock to Manchester, England, home to two soccer teams in the English Premier League -- Manchester United and Manchester City. The Old Trafford stadium has an expansive museum that serves as a shrine to all things soccer, with displays recognizing historic events in Manchester United's history as well as celebrated past players and managers. TravelPulse (3/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Okonomiyaki: the addictive Japanese "pizza"
    Asian-fusion restaurants in the Washington, D.C.-metro area are serving up the latest Japanese trend to hit the U.S. dining room: okonomiyaki. The pizza-like dish includes ingredients such as shrimp, vegetables, and sausage atop a freshly-cooked cabbage pancake that is easily shared among friends. The Washington Post (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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