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Why It's Important to Encourage Young Women to Be Entrepreneurs

One way to help the global economy prosper is to think of the poor and the middle class as untapped assets for entrepreneurship and job creation.

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These executives in 2014 began to realize their turnaround visions, handled tough tasks their companies threw at them, earned promotions or stuck their necks out on important matters. »


Some paid hefty fines, others lost the confidence of investors and a few respected industry leaders suffered untold damage to their reputations. Here are 10 individuals, groups of people and companies who are happy to see 2014 end and look forward to better days in 2015. »
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Pamela Joseph, U.S. Bank's vice chair of payment services and a ten-year veteran of the Minneapolis-based bank, plans to retire in mid-2015.

Veteran retail banking executive Deanna Oppenheimer has joined the mobile identity-authentication vendor Finsphere as a strategic adviser.

U.S. Bancorp in Minneapolis has appointed Amy Hurd as head of its in-store and on-site banking division.

Let this be the year that the financial industry stops using the phrase "big data" and remembers that the goal of technology is to make people's lives simpler.
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Whether corporate leaders should have a certain look is a controversial and sometimes awkward topic, but many companies and executive coaches are willing to help corporate climbers polish their appearance, stage presence and speaking style.
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JPMorgan Chase has named Jennifer Piepszak as the chief executive of its business-banking division that focuses on firms with revenue of $20 million and below.

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