Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by An employee is ignoring social-media contact from a manager. That might work in the short term. But here’s how to handle this situation and prepare for the next one. ByRob Walker Nov. 9, 2018 Send your workplace conundrums to [email protected] , including your name and contact information (even if you want it withheld). The Workologist is a guy with well-intentioned opinions, not a professional career adviser. Letters may be edited. I just received a Facebook friend request from my newish immediate supervisor. I’d rather not accept it. I don’t particularly like the direction this new boss is taking our office, nor do I care for his management style. But really, even if I liked him enormously, I think his request is creepy, and oversteps his role. Still, he was put in the position by the … [Read more...] about Your Boss Wants to Friend You on Facebook. What if You’d Rather Resist?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Economy Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by Neither strong growth nor a $1.5 trillion tax cut helped President Trump’s party in the midterm elections — by any number of measures. ByBen Casselman and Jim Tankersley Nov. 9, 2018 Unemployment is abnormally low. Growth has sped up. A $1.5 trillion tax cut, signed by President Trump last year, is fueling consumer spending. Faced with strong Democratic enthusiasm and fund-raising, and hindered by an unpopular president, Republicans were counting on that economic strength to lift them at the polls, or at least limit the damage. It didn’t. Republicans lost in House districts with low unemployment rates. They lost in districts that have gained manufacturing jobs. They lost in districts that got big tax cuts. And they lost overwhelmingly in the kind of affluent, educated suburbs that have experienced … [Read more...] about The Economy Didn’t Save Republicans After All
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by ByAlexandra Stevenson Nov. 9, 2018 SHANGHAI — The Philippine government said on Friday it would charge a veteran journalist and her online news start-up with tax evasion, a move the publication described as an attack against media in the country by the government of President Rodrigo Duterte. The country’s Department of Justice said it had grounds to indict the start-up, Rappler, and its founder, Maria Ressa, for tax evasion and failure to file tax returns. Rappler denied the charges, calling the case a “clear form of continuing intimidation and harassment,” and accused the government of trying to silence critical coverage. The penalties for tax evasion include a monetary fine as well as up to 10 years of imprisonment. Speaking from Washington, D.C., where she received an award from the … [Read more...] about Philippines Says It Will Charge Veteran Journalist Critical of Duterte
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Supported by Strategies ByJeff Sommer Nov. 9, 2018 So much for the midterms. Now the markets can start obsessing about gridlock, impeachment and the 2020 election. And they can resume worrying about bread-and-butter issues like corporate earnings, interest rates and the threat of rising tariffs and recession. Uncertainty about control of Congress has at last been lifted: Come January, the Democrats will run the House, while the Republicans will retain a slender majority in the Senate. From the standpoint of the markets, that welcome clarity on Wednesday set off the biggest one-day midterm election rally since 1982. And while investors were relieved that the results conformed with Wall Street expectations, longstanding financial concerns were made even more visible while introducing a series of other political problems. … [Read more...] about Now, the Markets Can Worry About Other Things. Here’s a List.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook Supported by Breakingviews Nov. 9, 2018 Get the DealBook newsletter to make sense of major business and policy headlines — and the power-brokers who shape them. __________ The typically reserved chief executive of UBS, Sergio Ermotti, is ready to take a pop at the U.S. Department of Justice. The Swiss bank has been accused of defrauding investors by selling residential mortgage-backed securities during the run up to the 2008 financial crisis. The Department of Justice said in a complaint filed with the federal court in Brooklyn that the bank misled investors about the quality of more than $41 billion of subprime and other risky mortgage loans backing 40 securities offerings in 2006 and 2007. The lawsuit came after UBS rejected a government proposal that it pay nearly $2 billion to settle, according to Reuters, which cited … [Read more...] about UBS Can Afford a Legal Brawl With the Justice Department