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Why We Keep Losing Our Keys: Everyday Memory Lapses Hit at Any Age; Train Your Brain to Find Things Faster

Why We Keep Losing Our Keys

Everyday Memory Lapses Hit at Any Age; Train Your Brain to Find Things Faster

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SUMATHI REDDY

April 14, 2014 7:11 p.m. ET

Misplacing keys and phones are the result of every day memory or cognitive lapses – the result of a failure in our working memory – that are the norm. What are some of the factors that can affect our propensity to lose or misplace things? Sumathi Reddy reports. Photo: Getty. Read more of this post

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World’s Highest Minimum Wage at $25/hour on Ballot in Switzerland

World’s Highest Minimum Wage on Ballot in Switzerland

By Catherine Bosley – Apr 13, 2014

Jasmin Eicher has already axed her sole full-time employee to keep afloat her shop selling cards, candles and paper in a Zurich suburb. If Switzerland approves what would be the world’s highest minimum wage, she says the only option would be to close her door. Read more of this post

China Is Losing Its Taste for Gold; Economic Slowdown, Constrained Credit Markets Suppress Demand

China Is Losing Its Taste for Gold

Economic Slowdown, Constrained Credit Markets Suppress Demand

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L’Oréal’s Global Kit Adds a Chinese Brand

L’Oréal’s Global Kit Adds a Chinese Brand

French Cosmetics Giant Aims to Build Newly Acquired MG Brand Outside Asia

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A Day In The Life Of Warren Buffett

A Day In The Life Of Warren Buffett

by VW StaffApril 13, 2014, 3:30 pm

On investing…

How Warren spends his day: Read more of this post

Understanding Corporate Governance Through Learning Models of Managerial Competence

Understanding Corporate Governance Through Learning Models of Managerial Competence

Benjamin E. Hermalin, Michael S. Weisbach

NBER Working Paper No. 20028
Issued in April 2014
A manager’s shareholders, board of directors, and potential future employers are continually assessing his ability. A rich literature has documented that this insight has profound implications for corporate governance because assessment generates incentives (good and bad), introduces assorted risks, and affects the various battles that rage among the relevant actors for corporate control. Consequently, assessment (or learning) is a key perspective from which to study, evaluate, and possibly even regulate corporate governance. Moreover, because learning is a behavior notoriously subject to systematic biases, this perspective is a natural avenue through which to introduce behavioral and psychological insights into the study of corporate governance.

Complexity is easy to see but hard to beat. But in a recent survey, CFOs revealed a simple-sounding solution

April 14, 2014

CFO Magazine

It’s Complicated

Complexity is easy to see but hard to beat. But in a recent survey, CFOs revealed a simple-sounding solution. Read more of this post

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