Rick Newman


Career Lessons From Conan O'Brien

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It was hardly a typical career disruption last year when Conan O'Brien left the Tonight Show, in the big, tiresome brouhaha over NBC's late-night lineup. O'Brien complained relentlessly about the shabby treatment he felt he got from the honchos at NBC, giving voice to millions of others who felt ...

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employment
careers

How Greece Has Outperformed Washington

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It's fashionable to sneer at Greece. Maybe it shouldn't be.

The seaside nation at the bottom of Europe has become the poster child for unmanageable government debt, with bills so large that it would default on its obligations if not for a three-year bailout from other nations adding up to about $145 ...

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Greece
Washington, D.C.

How Pandora Became an Unlikely Hit

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At least one thing is going right in the U.S. economy, and it mostly involves a handful of technology entrepreneurs striking it rich with public offerings reminiscent of the ill-fated dot-com boom of more than a decade ago. LinkedIn raised the curtain on a dot-com redux in May, when it went public ...

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stock market
Wall Street

One Woman's Fight to Rejoin the Middle Class

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A few months after losing her administrative job in the summer of 2008, 23-year-old Brianna Karp got rid of her furniture, a beloved piano, and most of her books so she could move back in with her parents. When that didn't work out, she moved into an old trailer a relative had left her, settling ...

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poverty
economy
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