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Harvard study: Smartphone use makes you weak

Smartphone

In this Nov. 11, 2008 file
photo, the Xperia X1 mobile phone from Sony Ericsson, New York. (AP
Photo/Bebeto Matthews, file)

Smartphones and tablets have become symbols of the with-it executive doing
business and making money 24/7. Staring intently at their cellphones or hunched
over their iPad, tech savvy execs exude power.

Or do they?

A new study at Harvard Business School suggests that those who use
smartphones and tablets are less aggressive than their peers who use larger
screen devices, according to a report by CNET.

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More money in your pocket?

Does it feel like you have more money in your pocket?
CurrencyMaybe you do.
Personal income growth in Tennessee rose 3.9 percent in 2012, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
That was the 10th best state growth rate in the country and faster than neighboring states in the Southeast.
Tennessee also performed better than the nation overall. Nationally, “average state income growth slowed to 3.5 percent in 2012 from 5.2 percent in 2011, BEA reported.

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Cash or gold — which is best?

If you’re wondering how big time investors are handling their money in today’s ugly economy,
Culture_Currency(2).JPGhere’s an glimpse at what some Wall Street types are doing.

WSJ: How Wall Street Invests Its Money in Hard Times

If you’re tempted by scraping together everything you have to invest in gold, here’s something to consider.

New York Times: The Hidden Dangers in Safe Havens

This could be the silver lining

Here’s another reason job creation has been slow — some of Corporate America’s big dogs are sitting on piles of cash waiting to make their move.

Check out this story in the Los Angeles Times that talks about how some of America’s largest corporations — including Memphis-based  FedEx — have come out of the recession with plenty of money in the bank.

The question is when will they start to spend? When they do, we should start seeing improvement in the jobless numbers.