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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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I Didn't See It Coming: The Only Book You'll Ever Need to Avoid Being Blindsided in Business I Didn't See It Coming: The Only Book You'll Ever Need to Avoid Being Blindsided in Business
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I Didn't See It Coming provides critical counsel and keen observation on how all employees can develop strategic insights, effective tools, and sharp instincts for reading the room and controlling their own career destiny.



Ignited: Managers! Light Up Your Company and Career for More Power, More Purpose, and More Success Ignited: Managers! Light Up Your Company and Career for More Power, More Purpose, and More Success
by Vince Thompson

Ignited reveals the gathering forces that will offer you unprecedented opportunities to reshape your career and organization. It outlines clear, realistic steps for leveraging your networks and resources to transform your vision into reality, and accomplish powerful goals only you can achieve.



My Reality Check Bounced!: The Twentysomething's Guide to Cashing In on Your Real-World Dreams My Reality Check Bounced!: The Twentysomething's Guide to Cashing In on Your Real-World Dreams
by Jason Ryan Dorsey

In your twenties you expect to finally live your life on your own terms. But it can seem like the world won't cooperate. Roommates drive you crazy (but you can't afford to lose them), entry-level jobs frustrate you ("Four hundred double-sided copies before lunch," and even a dream job can take over your nights and weekends, leaving you feeling like you're running hard but going nowhere.



Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear
by Dr. Frank Luntz

Why are some people so much better than others at talking their way into a job or out of trouble? What makes some advertising jingles cut through the clutter of our crowded memories? What's behind winning campaign slogans and career-ending political blunders?



Hire Me, Inc.: Package Yourself to Get Your Dream Job Hire Me, Inc.: Package Yourself to Get Your Dream Job
by Roy J. Blitzer

Entrepreneurial thinking grew Starbucks from a mom and pop coffee shop to a global brand. Donald Trump used it to move from a run-of-the-mill real estate investor to a mega-millionaire. And, now, it can change the way you tackle job hunting forever.



The Go Point: When It's Time to Decide -- Knowing What to Do and When to Do It The Go Point: When It's Time to Decide -- Knowing What to Do and When to Do It
by Michael Useem

Michael Useem -- through dramatic storytelling -- shows how to master the art and science of being decisive. He places you smack in the middle of people facing their go point, where actions -- or lack of them -- determined the fates of individuals, companies, and countries.



How to Get Anyone to Do Anything How to Get Anyone to Do Anything
by R. Philip Hanes

Divided into four parts -- Networking, Risk-Taking, Fund-Raising, and Problem-Solving -- How to Get Anyone to Do Anything will inspire readers to see challenging opportunities instead of insurmountable odds.



The Millionaire Maker: Act, Think, and Make Money the Way the Wealthy Do The Millionaire Maker: Act, Think, and Make Money the Way the Wealthy Do
by Loral Langemeier

Even financial woes and a limited income can't stop you from creating real, sustainable wealth and the freedom it buys. The Millionaire Maker reveals Loral's proven wealth-building system that thousands of ordinary people have already used to begin a life of unlimited financial freedom.



Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream
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Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed explored the lives of low-wage workers. Now, in Bait and Switch, she enters another hidden realm of the economy: the shadowy world of the white-collared unemployed.