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China factory output growth slows
Output in China's factories and mines expands in April but more slowly than in the previous month.


Swiss 'tax spy' arrested in Germany
The man is suspected of spying on German tax investigators who have bought CDs from Swiss banks.


US growth rate hits three-year low
President Trump faces a greater challenge in meeting his growth pledge after weak data.


Amazon 'style assistant' divides opinion
Amazon's new Echo Look device takes full length photos and offers advice on outfit choices.


Qualcomm says Apple withholding royalty payments amid legal row
Apple sued chipmaker Qualcomm in January and is now withholding payments until the row is resolved.



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Straight talk about professional success from America's smartest headhunters and career management minds! Whether your concerns are resumes, job search, turning interviews into offers, job security, climbing the ladder of success, choosing or changing careers, pursuing your dreams, or owning your own business, this is an integrated blueprint for success.



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After years of coaching high-achieving women, master coach and personal development expert Marcia Reynolds started noticing something troubling: many of the clients with whom she worked were plagued by anxiety over their own restless responses to the world. These women were jumping jobs regularly, defining and redefining their relationship with the marketplace, constantly questioning their roles as wives and mothers and sisters.



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by Laurie Beth Jones

Written to help readers get, find, and keep the work they love, JESUS, Career Counselor weaves together practical self-help concepts, intriguing stories, relevant statistics, and Bible scriptures. Divided into four sections centered on the four natural giftings or personalities of people, this book explores twelve dreams that God has for each individual--including rise, risk, roar, renew, regenerate, rejoice, relate, and more.



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In these tough times, there are few people who are completely happy with the current conditions. From business executives to the everyday Joe or Jane, everyone seems to be going through a rough economic and personal crunch. But acclaimed business school Professor Srikumar Rao says that we can learn to create joy no matter what else may be going on around us.



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The world of work has changed dramatically, and there's never been a better time for women to take advantage of this new corporate landscape. But in order to seize new opportunities, one must master the current rules of corporate success. Career GPS is an essential tool for professional women at every stage of their life and careers.



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