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    SmartBrief on Leadership

  • Can cricket make a U.S. comeback?

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    Cricket was a 19th-century favorite of Americans, and ESPN estimates that there are still about 30 million cricket fans in th -More- 
  • The best leaders know how to seize the moment

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    Authority manifests itself in "leadership moments," instances when individuals can choose to take necessary action, says auth -More- [Exclusive Toolkits] All Things Leadership Not all leaders are created equally. But every one of your leaders is critical to your organization's vision and results. Download our Leadership Toolkits and get everything you need to build leaders who are ready, right now. Our comprehensive toolkits contain straightforward best practices, proof of results, and solutions for your needs. Download Now
  • Study: The real cost of patent troll suits

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    Firms that lose patent lawsuits or settle out of court because of patent trolls tend to invest less in research and developme -More- 
  • Column: Google hasn't let success change its nature

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    When Google went public, co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin promised that it would never become "a conventional company," -More- 
  • How can CEOs be refocused on the long term?

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    Too many executives are encouraged to squeeze value out of their companies through share buybacks and other means instead of  -More- 
 
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    CPA Letter Daily

  • Study: U.S. companies' state, local taxes totaled $671B in fiscal 2013

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    Fiscal 2013 state and local tax payments from U.S.  -More- 
  • Private companies struggle with FASB share-based payment standard

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    A post-implementation review of the Financial Accounting Standards Board's share-based payment standard found that it achieve -More- 
  • AICPA reaches membership milestone

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    The AICPA announced Tuesday that its membership has eclipsed the 400,000 mark.  -More- In this free one-hour webcast featuring Darren Root, CPA, CITP, CGMA, we'll show you how a combination of technology and process can provide more precise control over firm management, methods, and pricing. You can even earn up to 1 CPE credit. Learn more and register.
  • PCAOB seeks feedback on auditing accounting estimates and fair value measurements

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is asking for feedback as it considers new approaches to standards on auditing  -More- The Affluent Next Generation Webinar Learn what the affluent younger generation (Generation Next) thinks about using a CPA, how they feel about financial advice and what money means to them. 1st Global performed a study of nearly 400 high-net worth Generation Next investors and the results of our study will surprise you. Perhaps the generations are not as different as we think. Or are they?
  • Register today: Learn strategies to manage large IRAs

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    While IRAs are a great and beneficial retirement asset, the planning opportunities for your clients with very large IRAs beco -More- 
 
 
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    Aviation eBrief

  • Beechcraft, Cessna machinists could negotiate single contract

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    The Machinists union and Textron Aviation are considering whether they should negotiate a single contract for workers at Beec -More- Unfortunately For Pilots—All Life Insurance Policies are NOT Created Equal. Don't pay more for less coverage just because you are a pilot. With a policy from Pilot Insurance Center you can be certain you have the best policy to protect your family's financial security. Our life policies are A+ rated and have no aviation exclusions. Call (800) 380-8376 or click here to learn more
  • Nev. soaring club could jump to first in world standings

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    The Minden Soaring Club, based at Minden Tahoe Airport in Nevada, is third place in the world rankings.  -More- 
  • Montana's GA community throws a party

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    The Montana Pilots Association (MPA) will celebrate its seventy-fifth anniversary at Seeley Lake Airport in September.  -More- 
  • Lawmakers, business leaders tour Bell's Tenn. facility as part of GA manufacturing week

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    Bell Helicopter invited a group of lawmakers and business leaders to its facility in Piney Flats, Tenn., as part of General A -More- We know pilots. Zulu PFX knows you. The proprietary innovations in Lightspeed's PFX technology deliver the quietest headset available and create a personal flying experience by actively conforming to your ears, your environment, and your preferences. The result is an extension of the amount and frequency range of noise cancellation. Learn more
  • Cyclist takes up flying while recovering from season-ending injury

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
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    Real Estate Investment SmartBrief

  • Midtown Manhattan struggles with growing office vacancies

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    Office vacancies are rising in Midtown Manhattan as tenants shift to areas downtown and at Hudson Yards, Savills Studley repo -More- 
  • Commercial development heats up in several cities

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    Construction of office buildings, hotels and apartments is picking up in cities including Atlanta, Chicago and Las Vegas as b -More- REITs Leverage CREModels Due Diligence Services CREModels provides comprehensive Due Diligence Services to both publicly traded and private REITs, enabling them to quickly and reliably complete acquisitions, dispositions, and quarterly reviews. CREModels' responsive team of analysts provide lease abstracts, financial analysis using ARGUS® and Excel®, CAM Reconciliations, and… Learn more
  • "G-fee" issue becomes important to housing finance

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    Guarantee fees charged by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have become a central issue as authorities and market participants striv -More- 
  • NAREIT Compensation Survey Covers 127 Positions

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    The 2014 NAREIT Compensation Survey is now available and includes compensation and benefits data from a record 130 participat -More- 
  • Citigroup: Debt indexes fail to exclude Fed's MBS holdings

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    Citigroup analysts say benchmark debt indexes include the mortgage-backed securities held by the Federal Reserve, which owns  -More- 
 
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    ASCD SmartBrief

  • Survey spotlights public opinion on education policies

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Public support for the Common Core State Standards has dropped from 65% in 2013 to 53% in favor now, according to a recent su -More- 
  • Colo. high school launches program to teach work ethics

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    A Colorado high school has added work-ethics lessons to its curriculum.  -More- Commit to collaborate PLC at Work Institutes are coming to Anaheim, Tulsa, Denver, and Charlotte! Join us to gain powerful strategies for sustained improvement, and then lead your school or district to success. You'll hear keynotes from education's leading experts and attend breakout sessions that delve deep to answer all of your implementation questions. Register today!
  • Stress-busting Strategies for Teachers: How do I manage the pressures of teaching?

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Veteran educator M. Nora Mazzone and nutrition and wellness consultant Barbara J.  -More- Instructional Designer, ESL Imagine Learning, Inc.
  • How to support, empower excellent teachers

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Empowerment is the key to developing top teachers for U.S.  -More- Student Growth Assessment Checklist Do your student growth data measure up? Quality data give you a clear picture of each student's learning, proficiency, and college readiness as you transition to more rigorous state standards. If you're ready to accelerate every student's achievement, download our student growth assessment checklist. Our 10 questions will help you choose the right assessment for your district's needs!
  • Physical activity may be linked to brain connectivity in children

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Brain scans of 24 9- to 10-year-olds showed differences in white matter structure among physically active children and their  -More- The language you use in the classroom can change students' lives. In Opening Minds Peter Johnston (author of the groundbreaking Choice Words) shows how words can shape students' learning, their sense of self, and their social, emotional, and moral development. Read Chapter 1: Choosing Words, Choosing Worlds.
 
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    CEC SmartBrief

  • Analysis: Demographic trends of students with Section 504 plans

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
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  • Nominate a shining star for a Yes I Can award

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Do you know a student who deserves national recognition for his/her accomplishments in academics, arts, athletics, school and -More- 
  • Physical activity may be linked to brain connectivity in children

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Brain scans of 24 9- to 10-year-olds showed differences in white matter structure among physically active children and their  -More- 
  • Astrophysicist highlights strengths of dyslexia

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Several studies suggest that individuals with dyslexia have advantages in seeing the "big picture," both literally and figura -More- FREE webinar: Understanding the Plight of the Harried, Hurried Child (Gr PreK-3) Jim Grant highlights how childhood is being eroded: over-scheduled with activities; exposed to adult themes; over-programmed and tested at school; too much screen time; and deprived of down time. Learn how to partner with parents to help make childhood a journey, NOT a race. Aug 28, 4-5 PM EDT
  • Researchers explore role of memory in math-skill development

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
     -More- Online Special Education Degrees Drexel University's School of Education is ranked among "America's Best Graduate Schools" by U.S. News & World Report. Online degree and certificate programs available in special education, applied behavior analysis, autism spectrum disorders, and more. Apply now for the Fall term.
 
 
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    ProChef SmartBrief

  • Nettles: Painful on the skin, joyful on the palate

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    European chefs have long recognized the flavorful potential of the stinging nettle, but it has been overlooked as an ingredie -More- 
  • What the best chefs have in common

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    Arizona Republic food writer Karen Fernau has spent 14 years observing chefs in their kitchens.  -More- 
  • Behind the scenes at Bon Apetit's top new eatery

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    Rose's Luxury in Washington, D.C., was named Bon Apetit's best new restaurant of the year.  -More- Rich's® versatile, delicious and truly authentic flatbreads make it simple to create a world of unique flavor experiences — so where you end up is up to you. Want to explore more? Click here to find recipes and ideas.
  • New York City emerges as a big town for brisket

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    New York City barbecue restaurants are increasingly focusing on brisket, and some are honing local styles of serving the smok -More- Mighty Flavorful. With UNCLE BEN'S® INFUSED® Rice, there are no seasoning packets to open, add and mix in. The great flavor of comes through in every grain. And that's mighty nice. Four varieties infused with Roasted Chicken, Mexican, Saffron or Rice Pilaf flavors. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back! ®/™ Trademarks ©Mars, Incorporated 2014
  • Tomorrow's culinary leaders start at the CIA

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    Put your kitchen skills to work in the CIA's associate degree program for advanced career experience students (ACE).  -More- 
 
 
 
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    NRF SmartBrief

  • Nordstrom charts a slow but steady course in Canada

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    Luxury department store Nordstrom will open its first store in Canada next month, after more than two years of planning.  -More- 5 technologies that boost store sales What makes a technology cool? For retailers, the answer is clear: it's a technology that brings more shoppers to the store, delivers a superior customer experience, and ultimately, results in higher sales. Get this new retail executive brief and see what 5 technologies are used by retailers today to realize these cool outcomes.
  • NRF SmartStat: Aug. 20, 2014

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    At current growth rates, tablets and smartphones are expected to account for half of all e-commerce visits by the end of 2014 -More- 
  • PetSmart considers sale

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    PetSmart will explore strategic alternatives including selling itself, as the national pet-goods retailer faces pressure from -More- 
  • RadioShack struggles to find a new digital path

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    RadioShack was a key player in the early days of the digital revolution, supplying Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Woz -More- 
  • Price is the name of the game for Sprouts, Whole Foods

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    The sales of organic foods increased by 12% to $29.5 billion in 2013, the sector's largest gain since 2008, according to the  -More- 
 
 
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