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Government, Politics and the Economy

Durable Goods Orders, Excluding Cars and Planes, Unexpectedly Rise

Excluding cars and aircraft, new orders for US durable goods rose unexpectedly in June, a signal that manufacturing may expand in the second half of the year. Bloomberg.com

Management and Operations

Improving Performance: What Business and Academia Can Learn from Each Other
The Corporate and academic worlds have a great many lessons to teach each other, lessons that can help you in your business. ManageSmarter.com

Crisis Leadership: Helping Your Employees

As more and more people face the finanacial distress of the recession, there are many small businesses trying to find solutions, including loans, that benefit their workers and the companies alike. BusinessWeek.com

Legal Issues

Islam and Your Religious Accommodation Requirements

Conflicts over religious accommodation in the workplace have spilled over into the courtroom, as more and more employees try to force employers to bend work schedules to fit their religious practices. It’s no longer just a question of whether employees are entitled to a day off on the Sabbath. In an increasingly diverse workplace, Islamic practices are spurring more litigation. BusinessManagementDaily.com

Taxes and Financial Issues

How We Got That Loan

As banks continue to clamp down on credit, small businesses are struggling to find funds. Here's how one company got the money it needed to grow. CNNMoney.com

How Healthcare Reform will Change American Entrepreneurism

According to Professor Rita McGrath of Columbia University, the healthcare reform efforts being pushed by Congress and the President are ill-considered redistributive moves that will fundamentally alter the structure of incentives that shape how entrepreneurs behave. RitaMcGrath.com

Technology Issues

Avoiding PCI Compliance Problems

In this free podcast, Ed Moyle, Founding Partner, SecurityCurve, discusses the common mistakes that people make when trying to meet a PCI DSS audit, and he gives advice on how to avoid them while outlining the areas companies need to focus on when dealing with an assessment. SearchSecurity.com

iPhone Apps for Small Business

If you need to get deals done while on the road, don't worry. There's an app for that. In fact, there are apps now for many business activities. WSJ.com

Health, Benefits and Labor Issues

Senate Finance Committee Likely to Favor ‘Co-Op Groups’
The legislation expected from the Senate Finance Committee will likely include two key planks of a Democrat-backed platform to overhaul the US health care system – a public health plan and a requirement that employers offer insurance, with the co-op group option also likely to be included in their final version. Workforce.com

The Costs of Healthcare to Small Business

Before the Congress rushes to pass President Obama's healthcare legislation, the representatives and senators should determine what share of small business profits will be eaten up by the proposed health insurance penalty, and how many jobs will be lost as a result. NYTimes.com

Branding, Sales and Marketing

E-Marketing: Seeking Your Personal Brand
Here are six ways to tell of you are a passionate social media practitioner or just an ego-driven pretender. Which one are you? ClickZ.com

Don't Fall for These 3 Referral Delusions

Sure, referrals are great, but how you get them and who they come from are important. Here are three referral delusions you should avoid. FoxBusiness.com

Email Marketing: Rehab for Your Reputation, Part 2
Here are suggestions on how to repair the damage caused by unrecognized, unexpected, or unwanted email marketing messages. ClickZ.com