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BUSINESS BRIEFS: A Plan Is Not a Budget

A manager has three basic tasks: planning, organizing and controlling. It is through these three activities that the manager directs his business or function.
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FREIGHT FOCUS: Linking Freight Charges to the Web

Extensible markup language (XML) can be used to seamlessly link freight rates to different existing desktop and online applications.
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INSIDE CI: Sweating the Small Stuff

The monthly roundup from Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.
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CI's March Issue is Now Online!

I’m thrilled to let you know that our March issue, which is packed with informative and relevant editorial to help you succeed, is now available online.
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Going Low-Tech

I’ve mentioned before that I’m basically functionally illiterate when it comes to just about any mechanical or technological device.
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Survey Says!

Last week’s CI CyberNews e-newsletter survey asked “What is your company’s main goal right now?” Avoid layoffs and survival model each received 25% of the responses. The remaining 50% of survey participants chose invest in growth.
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Cost-Cutting Opportunities

Despite the Administration’s various stimulus and bailout packages, no one expects the economy to rebound any time soon. Job losses continue to mount and industrial output just keeps going down.
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Survey Says!

It’s unanimous: 100% of respondents to last week’s CI CyberNews e-newsletter survey believe that the government has a right to cap executive salaries/bonuses and be involved in other spending decisions for companies receiving Federal stimulus money.
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Buy, Buy, Buy... With What?

The increasing rate of our collective savings is not doing the economy any favors.
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Fool Me Once...

To be fair, the government didn’t really stipulate how the banking industry had to use the money it received through TARP. On the other hand, the package wasn’t called the Gazillion-Dollar Bonus Program or the Woo-Hoo, Let’s Party Fund.
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