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A Professional Poker Player's Advice on Negotiating a Higher Salary

Most people getting a job offer might ask for a few more thousand dollars, if that. Software engineer Haseeb Qureshi took it to a whole new level, ending up with more than double what another prospective employer offered for a similar role. Following a stint at a software development boot camp, the former professional poker player negotiated his way from ...

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Jon Stewart to return to stand-up in HBO specials

Jon Stewart is about to release his first stand-up comedy special in 21 years. HBO, which like CNN is owned by Time Warner, made the announcement Wednesday. The former host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” will appear in two upcoming specials. The network did not say when the specials will air. The last time Stewart too… Business and financial ...

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Midwest community bank merger: First Financial buying MainSource for $1 billion

In a deal that will create one of largest community banks in the Midwest, First Financial Bancorp, the parent company of First Financial Bank, and MainSource Financial Group, the parent company of MainSource Bank, announced that they plan to merge. According to the banks, the deal will be a stock-for-stock transaction with MainSource Bank merging into First Financial Bank. Under ...

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Your Online Shopping Habit Is Breathing New Life Into Sleepy Towns

A new foothold for the unsteady working class might be found on the floor of giant e-commerce warehouses springing up across the country. Entire towns are becoming hubs for these “fulfillment centers” that offer internet retailers the ability to move their boxes more quickly from your click to your doorstep. The million-square-feet, jobs-building juggernauts also give a unique boost to ...

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Facebook Profit Jumps 71%

Facebook Inc. on Wednesday said profit rose a better-than-expected 71% in the second quarter, as the social-media giant benefited from expanding its use of ads. Facebook reported earnings per share of $ 1.32, up from 78 cents a year ago and compared with the $ 1.12 per share projected by analysts polled by FactSet. Net profit was $ 3.9 billion ...

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Detroit Pistons pick Flagstar Bank to be first jersey ad sponsor

For the first time in its history, the NBA is allowing teams to place a sponsor’s logo on their jerseys in the upcoming season. So far, a third of the league’s 30 teams have inked sponsorship deals and will have a sponsor’s logo on their jerseys, including the Boston Celtics (General Electric), the Cleveland Cavaliers (Goodyear), the Orlando Magic (Disney), ...

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Here's how much CoreLogic is paying to acquire Mercury Network

Last month, CoreLogic continued its massive expansion into the valuations business by announcing that it was acquiringMercury Network, a purchase valuation technology and appraisal management platform provider, from Serent Capital. That announcement followed other several substantial valuations-related acquisitions for CoreLo… Investments

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A Professional Poker Player's Advice on Negotiating a Higher Salary

Most people getting a job offer might ask for a few more thousand dollars, if that. Software engineer Haseeb Qureshi took it to a whole new level, ending up with more than double what another prospective employer offered for a similar role. Following a stint at a software development boot camp, the former professional poker player negotiated his way from ...

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