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Business Leaders Disappointed in Obama’s Executive Action: ‘We Didn’t Ask for the Moon’

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President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks.

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Develop CEO Star Power to Enhance Brand Equity

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As Cheryl Connor explained so well in her article for Forbes entitled 5 New Reasons CEOs Should Maintain Stellar Online Reputation Management: “Customers may consider a CEO’s reputation before buying from or endorsing a company,” and “shareholders may consider a CEO’s reputation before investing.” Putting a face on your company helps to develop your social media persona, which in turn can ultimately impact your revenue.

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Hertz Shares Jump as Company Appoints John Tague CEO

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Shares of Hertz Global Holdings Inc. surged about 4.5% on Friday, Nov 21, 2014, as the search for the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) came to an end with the appointment of travel and transportation industry veteran, John Tague, as its new CEO and President. John assumed his new positions in the company on Friday.

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Group of Seattle Franchise Businesses Sue to Stop $15 Minimum Wage

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Five Puget Sound business owners and a trade group based in Washington, D.C., filed suit in federal court Wednesday to stop Seattle from enacting a $15-an-hour minimum wage, which would be the highest in the nation when it takes effect.  

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Strong Manufacturing Production Predicted for 2015, 2016

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A combination of strong growth in jobs plus replacement demand for equipment from businesses will provide a stable base for overall economic growth, according to a new report released by The MAPI Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation.

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Nationwide Protests Take Place After Ferguson Decision

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Business leaders may want to work with their HR department heads to evaluate the need for mentoring groups, an ombudsman or other types of employee emotional or peer support during crisis situations. Disaster recovery plans should also be reviewed and test regularly to ensure they are up to date.

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5 Things to Watch in the U.S. GDP Report

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Details matter in the revised reading of how the economy performed in the third quarter, which the Commerce Department releases Tuesday. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal forecast a seasonally adjusted annualized gain of 3.3%, a slight downgrade from the 3.5% advance estimated last month. Even without a big revision, changes to underlying figures could give clues about the economy’s direction headed into next year. Here are five things to watch.

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Workers in Silicon Valley Weigh In on Obama’s Immigration Action

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Silicon Valley’s constant stream of new apps and services depends on hundreds of thousands of foreign-born engineers to help create them. So the technology industry has been pushing for changes to the nation’s immigration policy for more than a decade to allow more skilled workers into the country.

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