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Tennessee gun dealer says he will ship firearms to Ferguson, Missouri, to help arm residents
WATE-TV
A Knoxville, Tennessee, pawnshop owner says he will ship guns to Ferguson, Missouri to help arm people there. Harvey Whitehead says he had heard there was a gun shortage in Missouri and saw an opportunity. "Clearly there's some unrest there, and when I saw local law enforcement encouraging locals to arm themselves, 'Buy a gun, buy one soon,' well, I wondered if there were enough guns locally in the local shops to meet the demands," said Whitehead.
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Bunny Mellon's Blue Diamond sells for more than $32.6 million, sets 2 world auction records
Forbes
A 9.75-carat fancy vivid blue diamond from the collection of Paul Mellon sold for more than $32.6 million, shattering its high estimate of $15 million at Sotheby's New York. The price set a world auction record for any blue diamond; and at more than $3.3 million per carat, it set a world auction record for price-per-carat for any diamond.
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Mom sues gun shop over accidental gun death, wins $6 million in jury decision
Guns Save Lives
A Georgia mother was awarded $6 million by a jury for the accidental shooting death of her son. The defendant was a gun store owner who sold Tiffany Hardware, the plaintiff’s daughter, a handgun 14 years ago. The plaintiff was Hardware's mother, Tiffany Bullard. The gun in question was a Bryco/Jennings semi-automatic pistol chambered in .380ACP. At some point, the gun jammed and Hardware returned the gun to the owner of Shurlington Jewelry and Pawn in Macon, Georgia, where she purchased it.
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Unemployment has fallen in 27 states since last year
The Washington Post
Unemployment rates by state have fallen across the board, according to the latest government data. The change in unemployment between October of last year and the same month this year was statistically significant in 27 states, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And in each of those states unemployment fell.
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To motivate employees, help them do their jobs better
Harvard Business Review
Forward-thinking companies pay a great deal of attention to employee engagement. But should they? Over the past decades, scientific research has provided compelling evidence for the idea that engaged employees perform better, are less likely to leave or burn out and more likely to display organizational citizenship. Employee engagement has also been found to correlate positively with business level performance and other measures of organizational effectiveness.
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Blackberry offering up $550 for trade-in iPhone
MobileBurn
Blackberry really wants you to have its new Passport smartphone instead of an iPhone, so if you have been wanting to trade to BB's latest now is the time to do it, especially if you are the owner of Apple's flagship. The Canadian company has a new trade in offer that sees them offer consumers up to $550 for their iPhone, credit towards buying the Passport.
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How to deal with emotionally difficult situations at work
Fast Company
Keeping your personal life and your professional life separate isn’t always possible. While getting emotional at work isn’t ideal, it happens. And when it does it can be awkward to say the least. So what should you do if a coworker has a meltdown? Do you offer them a tissue? Give them space? Pretend it didn’t happen?
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Bulova introduces 24-karat gold watch
Diamonds.net
Bulova Corporation introduced a watch with a case made from 24-karat gold as a special edition timepiece from the company's Bulova Accu•Swiss brand. It is the first edition in the company's Joseph Bulova Collection and it was recognized by WatchPro as the 2014 "Innovative Watch of the Year."
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Why showing employees respect is so important
Inc.
It's incredibly important to convey respect when you're interacting with your employees. While that may seem obvious, unfortunately not nearly enough bosses do it. In a survey of more than 19,000 people by Harvard Business Review last year, 54 percent of respondents said they did not feel that they regularly got respect from their leaders. That lack of respect has huge consequences for employees, the survey found.
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