Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | Your Colleague Is Having a Baby. And You Don’t Want to Hear About it. Supported by A worker has grown tired of her colleague’s pregnancy-related chatter and wonders if she is obliged to attend the shower or buy a gift. Here’s how to navigate all the baby talk. ByRob Walker Nov. 23, 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 work in an open-floor-plan office. There are fewer than 20 of us. One colleague, who is expecting a baby, initiates each morning with very vocal updates and chatter related to her pregnancy. Her favorite topics involve how fat she feels, the … [Read more...] about Your Colleague Is Having a Baby. And You Don’t Want to Hear About it.
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The last thing you want to hear is "hey, that's a great idea!" from the one person who's supposed to be giving you the great ideas. Gene Marks Published 6:00 am CDT, Thursday, November 1, 2018 Photo: Shutterstock Photo: Shutterstock Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Shutterstock The 5 Words You Don't Want To Hear From Your Accountant 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Did you know you could potentially save serious money or get help recruiting and motivating your employees just by leveraging a bunch of deductions and tax credits offered by the IRS? For example, are you aware of the tax benefits available to both you and your employees for reimbursing them for educational, dependent care, adoption and commuting … [Read more...] about The 5 Words You Don’t Want To Hear From Your Accountant
Published July 03, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print As part of the Dodd-Frank financial reforms in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, the largest banking institutions in the United States are subject to annual stress tests. Not only do these tests measure how a bank would fare in a hypothetical downturn, but they also determine how much each bank can spend on dividends and buybacks over the next 12 months. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Shannon Jones and Fool.com contributor Matthew Frankel give a rundown of what investors need to know about this year's bank stress tests. Continue Reading Below A full transcript follows the video. 10 stocks we like better than WalmartWhen investing geniuses David and Tom Gardner have a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the newsletter they have run for over a decade, the Motley Fool Stock Advisor, has tripled the market.* David and Tom just revealed what they … [Read more...] about The 2018 Bank Stress Tests: What Investors Need to Know
Kyrie Irving, the point guard for the Boston Celtics, is a dazzling basketball player, one of the best in the world. On this, there is very little debate — and certainly not from me, a lifelong Celtics fan. His ability to creatively dribble the basketball is so singular that The Boston Globe found last year that video game makers had trouble duplicating it. He can handle the ball, but can he act? Irving is about to have a very different skill tested for a mass audience: He is the star of the coming feature film and branding vehicle, “Uncle Drew,” based on a series of viral commercials that Pepsi developed in 2012 and that Irving wrote and directed. He plays a virtually unrecognizable senior citizen who used to be a street basketball legend. Tiffany Haddish, Nick Kroll and Lil Rel Howery also star, along with other basketball luminaries like Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller and Chris Webber. The film is due June 29. Irving, a West Orange, New Jersey, native, is … [Read more...] about Kyrie Irving doesn’t know if the Earth is round or flat. He does want to discuss it.
Published April 30, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print For this episode of Motley Fool Answers, Robert Brokamp and Alison Southwick wanted to consider one of the biggest macroeconomic dangers facing Americans today: the full-blown trade war President Trump seems determined to heat up with China. To help, they brought in an outside expert: Scott Kennedy, the director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy for the Center for Strategic and International Studies -- a nonpartisan, foreign-policy think tank. He digs into the history of U.S. economic protectionism and the causes of today's trade deficit, lays out some real facts -- in contrast to what you might have read on certain Twitter feeds -- and considers the recent changes in Chinese politics and policy that brought us to this point. He also talks about what consumers and investors should expect and the ways we're going to pay the price for this conflict. But first, … [Read more...] about Trade Wars — 2 Empires Strike Back: What You Need to Know as the U.S.-China Conflict Heats Up