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Twelve things you should never reveal or say at work

Twelve things you should never reveal or say at work

Although one way to succeed in your career is to make contacts, this doesn’t imply that your life should be an “open book” since there are revelations that are certainly off limits. A strong professional network can be an immense help in a professional career, but you must recognize that there is a thin line that, when crossed, can bring you many inconveniences. With that being said, here’s a list of things that you should never say at work: 1. “I…

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Why Is the Recovery the Same as Always?

Why Is the Recovery the Same as Always?

What sequester? Job growth is the same as ever. Welcome to the same recovery in 2013 that we had in 2012 and 2011. The particulars of the May jobs report weren’t all that interesting: the economy added 175,000 jobs, but unemployment ticked up to 7.6 percent because more people were looking for work. But what was interesting was how uninteresting it all was. Job growth has stayed the same the past two and a half years no matter what obstacles…

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Severn Trent rejects £5.3bn offer from consortium

Severn Trent rejects £5.3bn offer from consortium

The water utility’s board voted unanimously against the £22-a-share offer from the LongRiver consortium last night, having already rebuffed a £21.25 offer on Monday. Andrew Duff, Severn Trent’s chairman, said: “We have held private conversations with LongRiver and made clear that we have no objections to fuller discussions in the event that LongRiver puts forward a proposal which properly reflects the long term value and future potential of Severn Trent.” A spokesman for LongRiver said it was “surprised” by the…

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Foreign investors up Severn Trent bid to £5.3bn

Foreign investors up Severn Trent bid to £5.3bn

The offer comes after Severn Trent rejected a £21.25 approach on Monday, insisting it “fails to reflect the significant long term value” of the company or to “recognise its future potential”. In a statement on behalf of the LongRiver consortium, Michael Rolland, President of Canadian infrastructure fund Borealis, said: “LongRiver’s proposal of 2,200 pence per share in cash represents certain and compelling value for Severn Trent shareholders. The offer is also conditional on due diligence being conducted by the consortium,…

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Benzinga’s Top Initiations

Benzinga’s Top Initiations

Analysts at Citigroup initiated coverage on shares of Crosstex Energy LP (NASDAQ: XTEX) with a “buy” rating. The target price range for Crosstex Energy is set to $ 23. Crosstex Energy’s shares closed at $ 19.81 yesterday. Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ: TTWO) with a “buy” rating. The target price for Take-Two Interactive Software is set to $ 21. Take-Two Interactive Software’s shares closed at $ 16.08 yesterday. Stephens & Co initiated coverage on…

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Welcome to The End of Job Growth?

Welcome to The End of Job Growth?

(Reuters) There’s a ritual every first Friday of the month. The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its initial estimate for how many jobs were added or lost the previous four weeks; everybody scrutinizes that; and then Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers tell us what it all means. (Oh, and Jack Welch insists it’s all rigged). But this tradition is going to change a bit the next few years: there aren’t going to be as many jobs to obsess over. Now,…

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