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Seven habits of successful negotiators (access required)

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If you dislike negotiating, you are not alone. The number of “no haggle, no hassle” car dealerships is but one indication that many people would rather not negotiate. At those dealerships, buyers walk in and pay a price discounted below ...

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Marriage was ‘voidable,’ court says in second look (access required)

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Deborah MacDougall and Richard Levick have been in and out of divorce court since 2011. Their primary problem? They never were actually married. That has been the legal conclusion of a trial court and the Virginia Court of Appeals. But ...

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Dogs in the workplace: the risks and rewards (access required)

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People love their dogs. Increasingly, they love to bring them to work. But before you open the doors of your office to canine companions, it’s a good idea to assess the risks and responsibilities. According to the Insurance Information Institute, ...

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Not ‘a good debtor’ (access required)

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A woman accused of taking advantage of a naïve companion has been rebuffed in her bid for bankruptcy protection. Galax school teacher Sandra Colston allegedly persuaded the victim to give more than $400,000 for Colston’s business projects. Now represented by ...

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