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Editor's Blog
Susan Sutton, Editor-in-Chief, Integrated Media, discusses topics ranging from pressing industry issues and news to more general information regarding the economy, the housing crunch and more. Site visitors are encouraged to post comments, start a discussion and help build dialogue.

Survey Says!
Kelsey Seidler, Managing Editor, shares results from our weekly CI CyberNews reader polls.

Republican Presidential Debates

Are the Republican presidential debates a waste of time or must-see TV?
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Should the U.S. Help Bail Out Italy?

Italy, Europe’s third-largest economy, is dealing with massive government debt. In last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if they think the U.S. should join in bailout efforts of Italy. Do you agree with the majority of respondents?
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Hiring in 2012

In last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if their companies plan to hire new employees in 2012.
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Is the Economy Gaining Momentum?

The U.S. GDP grew at an annual rate of 2.5% in the third quarter, nearly doubling the second quarter’s 1.3% growth rate. Does this indicate that the economy is gaining momentum?
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Sick Time

It’s that coughing, sniffling, sore throat time of year. In last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if they take sick time when they’re ill.
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Still Rolling out the Rolodex?

Rolodexes used to be a fixture on any office desk. But are they still relevant in the digital age? In last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers how they store contact information.
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Jobs' Greatest Innovation

Apple's co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs will be remembered as a visionary. In last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers which product represented Jobs' greatest innovation. Do you agree with them?
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Overcoming Obesity Crisis

According to a recent poll, full-time workers in the UK who are overweight or obese and suffer from other chronic health conditions miss more than 100 million more work days annually than healthy workers, costing ~ $32 billion in lost productivity each year. In last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if companies should offer help to improve employees’ health situation to reduce lost productivity costs.
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Shortened Work Week

In last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if their company has implemented a four-day work week. The majority (75%) of respondents answered no, while 25% of respondents’ companies have implemented a short work week.
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Survey Says!

In President Obama’s recent address, he indicated that he supports opening access to foreign markets, as well as the adoption of the pending free trade agreements. In last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if they think these efforts will help stimulate American manufacturing.
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