Saturday, February 6, 2016 Shevat 27, 5776
In that case, some employers are adding fun to the office mix
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Diana Aydin, JE Feature
Snack rooms with goodies like candy and fruit, lava lamps, video and sports games, gyms, massage therapists, shuttles, dry-cleaning, car washes and even top-notch dining that's free. It's not a hotel or a day-care center. It's just another day at Google in Mountain View, Calif., where happiness at work "is a huge priority," according to spokeswoman Sunny Gettinger. "We design...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
If you're eager to ruin the next party you go to, stand in the middle of the room and, at the top of your lungs, scream out: "What will be better for the economy -- a Democratic or Republican president?" Shockingly, the answer you receive will depend on who answers -- a Democrat or a Republican. Let's face it: Most...
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When Gelt Financial Corporation -- a commercial lender founded by Northeast Philadelphia native Jack Miller -- purchased a small bank in 2006, it did so in the hopes of implementing a specific business model. According to Miller, the plan involved turning the Public Savings Bank -- founded in the 1920s in Willow Groove -- into a virtual bank. The idea...
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Michael L. Schwartz, JE Feature
This isn't exactly how we like to start the year. With the Dow Jones Industrial Average off more than 5 percent, it's the worst opening since 1991. We shouldn't lose hope, though. Despite its rocky start in 1991, the Dow ended that year up 20 percent, and the Nasdaq rose 56 percent, according to MSN Money. We're not predicting that...
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What are your financial aspirations for the coming year? Would you like to pay off some high-interest debt, step up your retirement savings or set aside enough for a vacation? The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants recommends several wise steps you can take to turn your financial dreams into realistic goals, even this early in the new year. Create...
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