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Va. Beach weighs options to save ailing golf courses (Virginian-Pilot)
This city was all teed up to be a golfing destination on par with Myrtle Beach. But the increase in golf courses over the years never materialized into a rush of tourism dollars. And now the city-operated courses are struggling.

UVa studies Latino, Hispanic aversion to banks (Daily Progress)
A new study being spearheaded by faculty at the University of Virginia is examining why many Hispanics and Latinos don’t use banking services.

The Egg Market (Slate)
What determines the price of a woman’s eggs? SAT scores.

Holding back job growth? Workers’ awesome output (Washington Post)
When workers become more efficient, it’s normally a good thing. But lately, it has acted as a powerful brake on job creation. And the question of whether the recent surge in productivity has run its course is the key to whether job growth is finally poised to take off.

Why a $14/hour employee costs $20 (Fortune)
For Jim Garland, who owns a corporate aircraft cleaning and support services company, a $14 per hour worker has a true cost of $19.63 per hour, or about 40% more than base pay. This so-called “loaded rate” includes fixed expenses — federal and state taxes, health insurance, workman’s compensation, uniforms, and paid time off — along with soft costs like the time spent training a new hire.

The New Rules of Leadership (Inc.)
What does it take to be a great boss? We’ve talked to a new generation of CEOs who are tossing out the old rules in favor of a more progressive set of values. Here’s what they had to say.

Va. Beach weighs options to save ailing golf courses (Virginian-Pilot)
This city was all teed up to be a golfing destination on par with Myrtle Beach. But the increase in golf courses over the years never materialized into a rush of tourism dollars. And now the city-operated courses are struggling.

UVa studies Latino, Hispanic aversion to banks (Daily Progress)
A new study being spearheaded by faculty at the University of Virginia is examining why many Hispanics and Latinos don’t use banking services.

The Egg Market (Slate)
What determines the price of a woman’s eggs? SAT scores.

Holding back job growth? Workers’ awesome output (Washington Post)
When workers become more efficient, it’s normally a good thing. But lately, it has acted as a powerful brake on job creation. And the question of whether the recent surge in productivity has run its course is the key to whether job growth is finally poised to take off.

Why a $14/hour employee costs $20 (Fortune)
For Jim Garland, who owns a corporate aircraft cleaning and support services company, a $14 per hour worker has a true cost of $19.63 per hour, or about 40% more than base pay. This so-called “loaded rate” includes fixed expenses — federal and state taxes, health insurance, workman’s compensation, uniforms, and paid time off — along with soft costs like the time spent training a new hire.

The New Rules of Leadership (Inc.)
What does it take to be a great boss? We’ve talked to a new generation of CEOs who are tossing out the old rules in favor of a more progressive set of values. Here’s what they had to say.

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