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While filling my morning mug and scrolling through my Instagram feed recently, I happened to see a sponsored post from The New York Times advertising its new Crossword Puzzle app. Subscribers can access daily crossword puzzles on their mobile phone, tablet or desktop computer, as well as The Daily Mini and other bonus free puzzles. I was instantly struck by ...

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Are you delegating enough of your work?

Are you a manager who feels swamped by all of the work you need to get done? Are you looking for ways to become more productive? You may need to start delegating more of your work. A recent study from the Harvard Business Review aimed to quantify the returns of delegation by reviewing legal partners that delegated work to associates. ...

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Digital gap among Latino adults narrows

According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, a long-standing digital divide in internet use between Latino and white adults is now at its narrowest point since 2009. The share of Latino adults who report using the internet increased 20 percentage points, up from 64 percent to 84 percent in 2015. Over the same period, internet use grew ...

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2016 Top 100 shaping up to be best in years

You know what I wish? I wish I could read one Top 100 application where someone had a lousy year. (Not really, of course. I'm not wishing that on anyone.) But I've said a variation of those words to several members of our team and not a few dealers since we started reviewing applications in June. We're deep into the ...

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Home ownership is at its lowest rate since 1965

The U.S. Census Bureau announced last week that the home ownership rate is currently at 62.9 percent, a non-seasonally-adjusted figure. According to the Federal Reserve Economic Data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, this is the lowest the home ownership rate has been in 51 years. In addition, the National Association of Realtors released its annual survey on ...

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Have some fun (?) with the election

I've had plenty of discussions with business leaders in our industry over the last few months about the election. Not surprisingly, many are concerned about either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump (or both) winning and the impact it will have on their business. That's fairly typical -- this is the fifth presidential election cycle where I've been covering businesses and ...

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Have you updated your employee handbook?

In case you haven't noticed, employee handbooks have been getting plenty of attention from regulators, such as the National Labor Relations Board and others. So if you haven't looked at yours lately, it's probably a good time to consult with an attorney and make sure it's up to snuff. Here's just a few areas you need to worry about: Social ...

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Free trade is not another election issue

Back in January, Correct Craft President and CEO Bill Yeargin wrote an excellent blog about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and his belief that the industry should support free trade. Yeargin has been a vocal advocate in the press on how free trade will significantly impact the boating industry. Recently, Yeargin was interviewed by Fortune magazine for an article on free ...

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Always remember to ask for the sale

Recently my car required an oil change. Since I bought my pre-owned car from a dealership that carries a different brand than my car’s manufacturer, I couldn’t go to the selling dealership for the oil change. So the search began. I only made a few phone calls before tasking my husband with taking the car in. But those phone calls ...

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