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Work Is Weird. Alison Green of Ask a Manager Can Help.

When Alison Green started handing out workplace advice in 2007, she expected to focus on what she thought of as typical problems, like dealing with a micromanaging boss or landing more job interviews. Eleven years later, having spun her blog Ask a Manager into regular columns (for New York magazine, ...

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StanChart sees ‘minimal’ hit from U.S.-China spat as profits rise

HONG KONG/LONDON (Reuters) – Asia-focused lender Standard Chartered Plc (STAN.L) said it expects minimal impact on its income from rising U.S.-China trade tensions, as it reported higher pretax profits and lower bad loan losses for the six months ended June. FILE PHOTO: A Standard Chartered bank branch in Singapore October ...

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New Zealand sexist road sign changed by seven-year-old girl

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New Zealand is changing its ‘linemen’ sign after Zoe Carew spoke out A seven-year-old girl in New Zealand has convinced the country’s transport agency to change its road signs to be more inclusive to women. The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is set to change ...

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Indivior: U.S. court rules against generic rival’s appeal

(Reuters) – Indivior Plc notched a legal victory on Tuesday after a U.S. court reaffirmed that a generic rival could not re-launch cheaper versions of the British drugmaker’s best-selling opioid addiction treatment in the United States. The British drugmaker was granted a preliminary injunction earlier this month that prevented Dr. ...

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Tokyo ceremonies will not leave ‘stylish’ Para Games in the shade

TOKYO (Reuters) – The organizers of the Tokyo 2020 opening and closing ceremonies are adamant that the Paralympics will be on an equal footing with the Olympics as they plan consistent themes and storylines across all four ceremonies. Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Executive Creative Director of the opening and closing ...

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North Korea ‘working on new missiles’, US officials say

Image copyright KCNA Image caption North Korea carried out a series of long-range missile tests in 2017 North Korea appears to be building new ballistic missiles in spite of warming ties with the Trump administration, media reports say. Spy satellites spotted continuing activity at a site that has produced ballistic ...

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MLB notebook: Astros acquire suspended Osuna from Jays

Hoping to lock down the back end of the bullpen while trying to defend their World Series crown, the Houston Astros traded Monday for suspended reliever Roberto Osuna from the Toronto Blue Jays, shipping back three right-handed pitchers — demoted closer Ken Giles and minor-leaguers David Paulino and Hector Perez. ...

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How will the Love Island contestants cash in following the show?

Image copyright ITV2 Image caption Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham won this year’s competition The prize given to winning Love Island couple Dani and Jack might be £50,000, but that’s nothing compared to what they could earn on the outside. Residents in Mallorca’s most exclusive villa leave with hundreds of ...

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Pupils unable to read is ‘a scandal’, says minister

Image copyright Getty Images Education Secretary Damian Hinds says it is a “scandal” that some children still start school unable to speak in full sentences or read simple words. Children who start school behind their peers rarely catch up – “the gap just widens”, he will say in a speech. ...

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