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Dec 20th

Business

Put on those shoes and dance

Put on those shoes and dance Seasoned workers, you know who you are. You are the people who remember video cassettes, and life without them. You are the people who still polish your own shoes and iron your own jeans. You are the people who did things in the 70s that you are no longer proud of. You are experienced, knowledgeable, reliable and hire-able, and the reality is, you are unlikely to retire any time soon.
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Social Security to provide helpful health care information to over 3 million disability applicants each year

Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, announced the agency is providing helpful health care information and website links to the more than three million individuals who apply each year for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits. The website links take disability applicants to two U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) websites – www.healthfinder.gov where they will find information and tools to help them better understand and cope with their conditions; and www.healthfinder.gov/rxdrug where they may be able to get help paying for prescription drugs.
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Energize your job search: A get smart approach

If you are tired of looking for work, it might be that you’re tired of not finding work.  With all the internet sites out there, it is easy to waste hours online and see little in return.  Technology is a useful tool.  To your job search, technology is a tool the way oxygen is a tool for your lungs; things are easier when you use it.  We have talked a lot in this column about how to get a job or promotion using the www.  Yet, people still tell me they feel like they are spinning their wheels. 
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Understanding Medicare

Most people are somewhat familiar with Medicare, since it's likely they or a family member are already covered by the government-provided health insurance program. But with its alphabet soup of options and complex rules, Medicare can be daunting to the uninitiated.
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AutoNation appoints Robert J. Brown to the Board of Directors

AutoNation appoints Robert J. Brown to the Board of DirectorsRobert J. Brown is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of B&C Associates, Inc, a management, consulting, marketing research, and public relations firm that is celebrating its 50th year of existence. Founded in 1960, B&C has been privileged to serve many of the Fortune 500. Some of the current and past companies listed in B&C's extensive client portfolio include the Sara Lee Corporation, USAA, General Motors Corporation, Coca-Cola Company, Nissan Corporation, Michelin North America, Lowe’s, Inc., AutoNation, Inc., Freddie Mac, Sprint, Rooms To Go, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, and Office Depot, DeBeers, Inc., Food Lion and Save-A-Lot.
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Top five reasons to fill out the 2010 census form

Every ten years the US federal government is required to count every man woman and child in the country. Not surprisingly, the census is a massive undertaking requiring the work of more than a million people to accurately count the hundreds of millions of people living in the country. Contrary to the myths, participation in the census is extremely safe and easy, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota encourages everyone to take a few minutes to fill out their census form when it arrives in the mail in March.
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Employment survival guide: Adapt, stand apart and play by the new rules

Survival of the fittest has not always referred to employment survival.  Today, getting a job is no small feat.  If you’ve succeeded in getting hired, strategize effectively to keep the position you have.  You will need to call in all your personal resources:  your talents, your skills, your connections.  And with competition as fierce as it is now, you can add three new tactics to your game plan: adapt, stand out, and choose your own rules.
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