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Market and economic update: U.S. economy grows as Europe, China, and Japan lag behind

World monetary policy, in general, remains on an easier path. The European Central Bank is set to implement its quantitative easing (QE) plan. In addition, China announced further interest rate cuts, and Japan remains committed to QE in support of Abenomics reforms.

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What Neil deGrasse Tyson can teach us about business

Do you recognize the name Neil deGrasse Tyson? He’s an astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, host of the 2014 version of the show Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, and director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. Why would this brilliant scientist be a regular guest on The Daily Show on Comedy Central? Why would he have made appearances on The Tonight Show and Late Night with Conan O’Brien?

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Market and economic update: The markets watch Greece as it attempts to tackle its debt

Politics and monetary policies remain important regarding the path of global economic activity. Last week, Greece reached an agreement with European ministers to delay the implementation of new austerity measures for four months. Greek government officials are attempting to reduce austerity measures, as per their election promises.

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Answers to frequently asked questions on workers’ compensation

In nearly all states, employers with one or more employees must provide workers’ compensation. When an employee gets injured at work, a number of questions may arise, including whether the injury is covered by workers’ compensation, whether the injury must be reported to the insurer, whether the employee can use vacation during injury leave, and whether a denial of workers’ comp coverage affects the recording obligation on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 300 Log.

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Market and economic update: U.S. consumer provides backbone of economic growth

Last week’s U.S. economic data put a softer spin on current activity than the strong employment report did to start the month. Retail sales slipped 0.8% in January and confidence indicators eased from their high levels. The National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Optimism Survey slipped to 97.9, and the preliminary University of Michigan Sentiment Index for February slipped 4.5 points to 93.6.

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