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Retail Giant Toys "R" Us® Renovates To Add Sustainable Initiatives

By the end of the year, Toys "R" Us will be opening 21 new stores and rehabbing 23 others. Each will include numerous environmental features to boost the sustainability initiatives of the company. Reducing the stores' overall impact on the environment and diminishing the company's carbon footprint is a current and future company goal. The sustainable features of the new and renovated locations...

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World Green Packaging Market to Reach $212 Billion in 2015

Global demand for green packaging is projected to rise 5.7 percent per year to $212 billion in 2015, with above-average demand growth in reusable and degradable packaging, a new report says. World demand for green packaging — including recycled-content, reusable and degradable packaging — will rise 5.7 percent per year to $212 billion in 2015, according to new projections from the...

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Why the U.S. Will Remain a Sustainability Laggard

I recently came across a list of the 10 most sustainable countries in the world. I am not surprised that the U.S. isn't in the top 10. It's painfully obvious this country isn't serious about green and clean energy initiatives. It could have something to do with the politics of big oil (spills). Or the fractured state of the U.S. economy. Or that TLC's "Kate Plus 8" isn't getting renewed for...

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Labor Day by the Numbers

In honor of the workers who keep this nation in business, here we take a look at some interesting facts and figures behind Labor Day. The men and women in the United States workforce have faced some serious challenges this year. Here we look at the fascinating statistics underlying Labor Day and the many hardworking professionals it celebrates. WHO WE ARE 154.8 Million Number of Americans over...

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Apathetic about Your Job? You're Not Alone

Employee engagement has been on the decline and increasingly more workers are looking to change jobs. This diminished loyalty and widespread apathy can undermine business performance. Half of all employees in the United States are really not happy. That's the takeaway from the latest installment of Mercer's What's Working study. Based on a survey of nearly 30,000 workers in 17 countries,...

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Are You Emotionally Intelligent at Work?

There's no shortage of stressors in today's workplace. What role does emotional intelligence play in not letting on-the-job stress get the best of you? With smaller staffs, higher stress levels and uncertainties about the economy, most employers today are putting more value on the emotional intelligence (EI) of their workers and prospective employees. When hiring and promoting employees, 34...

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Trucks to Face New Fuel-Efficiency Rules

New rules will require the nation's fleet of medium- and heavy-duty trucks to meet fuel efficiency and greenhouse-gas emission standards for the first time ever, beginning in 2014. Last month, the Obama administration announced the first-ever fuel efficiency rules for heavy-duty vehicles. The new standards are specifically designed to account for the different kind of work done by three...

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2011 Mid-Year Hiring Outlook

Following a brief uptick earlier this year, the U.S. employment situation is on the decline again, with jobless claims rising and many businesses cutting back payrolls. While mounting economic uncertainty may cause further problems, there are some positive signs in the hiring outlook for the remainder of 2011. While the overall United States economy has emerged from the recession, job growth has...

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How to Deal With Rude Customers

Customer service is one of the most important aspects of managing a business, yet some customers are simply impossible to please. Learn the best ways to deal with rude customers. A woman in Houston, Tex., was recently thrown out of a restaurant for posting an unflattering Tweet about the bartender. When the general manager found out about the message, he phoned in and had the woman removed. While...

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Making It Happen: Turning Good Ideas Into Great Results

In Making It Happen, author and entrepreneur Peter Sheahan details specific ways to convert an idea into a successful business strategy through five critical steps. The world is not short on ideas, but it is short on people who can transform their ideas into outstanding results. Whether you want to start a business, reinvigorate your company, or change the world, Making It Happen will show you...

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