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Bloomberg's sign-language interpreter points way to growing career ...

Without uttering a word, Lydia Callis had the nation eating out of her very expressive hands. An American Sign Language interpreter for Ne...

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Grandparents stepping up to help fund grandkids' education

Go to a workshop on how to pay for your kids’ college education, and you’ll see more gray hair in the audience than in years past. It’s......

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Holy lampshades! Holiday office parties make a comeback ...

Unpack the reindeer sweater, ‘tis the holiday party season again. After years forswearing year-end celebrations because of belt tightening,...

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Jobs that technology is leaving behind - MSNBC.com

Marc Mohan doesn’t look like a relic. But the Portland, Ore., man is among the last of his kind  — the video store clerk. For more than h...

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Landing a dream job sometimes involves taking a risk - Business on ...

Anne Hathaway says playing Fantine in the current release of “Les Miserables” was her dream job despite having to lose weight and chop off h...

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Ready for a career change? Test drive a new profession - Business ...

Some people quit whatever they’re doing to plunge headfirst into a new career. As glamorous as it sounds to chuck everything for a new passi...

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Want happy workers? Pour on the praise - Business on NBCNews ...

When it comes to rallying the troops, bonuses aren’t always the best way to go -- or the cheapest. As common as holiday bonuses are, some w...

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Why your blood pressure is high: Open-office floor plans gaining popularity

 Love them or hate them, open-plan offices are the new normal in the workplace. Despite research showing that non-traditional, open......

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Zombies and monsters put spotlight on makeup artists - MSNBC.com

Christina Kortum works with a lot of freaks. Kortum is an assistant makeup artist on NBC's “Grimm,” the TV show about a Portland, Ore., poli...