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5 Tips on Making Your Chronological Resume a Functional Resume

People normally think of a chronological résumé as the "standard" résumé, but there are many different kinds of résumés, and each serves a different purpose. If you happen to be changing careers, have a gap in employment, or want to better customize your résumé for a particular job, you should consider using what's called a functional résumé, rather than a chronological one.

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How Would You Define Your Economic Class? — Survey of the Day

America is a middle-class nation, at least if you ask Americans. Gallup surveyed 1,009 adults if they were "upper class," "upper-middle class," "middle class," "working class" or "lower class."

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Which Companies Are on Consumer Reports’ ‘Naughty and Nice’ List? — Dollars and Sense

If you still need a list to check twice this holiday season, perhaps a good place to start would be the recently released annual Consumer Reports “Naughty and Nice” list.

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WRCA Is Sticking Around For The Next Couple Of Years In Amarillo

An event that makes an estimated $2 million annual economic impact for Amarillo will remain here through 2015.

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Higher Taxes and Higher Prices Are Coming in 2013 — Dollars and Sense

Regardless of the American economy’s checkered enthusiasm, it appears as if consumers are currently aboard the fast track to higher taxes and rising prices on things like health care and grocery items scheduled to come around at the turn of the new year.

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What Are The Richest and Poorest States in America? — Dollars and Sense

The average income of the American family is down for the second year in a row, with households earning nearly eight percent less than what they did in 2007 prior to having their financial throats cut by a downtrodden economy.

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Which Cities Have the Nation’s Lowest Unemployment Rates?

The nation’s unemployment rate is currently stuck at 8.3 percent, but in some cities, it’s much lower. So if you’re okay with relocating, where should you start your job search?

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How Will the Worst Drought in 50 Years Affect the Price of Beef? — Dollars and Sense

Beef lovers will soon feel the effects of the worst drought in 50 years as the price of meat rises sharply in the coming months. The ongoing drought gripping two-thirds of the country has caused crops to wither and sent the cost of feed soaring. Experts say this will cause meat prices to skyrocket.

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Why Are Children Items So Expensive?

I have a four year old son and a bunch of nieces and nephews.  Over the years I have realized that kids are super expensive.  I just don't understand why kid items are so expensive.

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Do You Support the Buffett Rule? — Survey of the Day

Named for billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who has argued that he shouldn’t pay a lower tax rate than his secretary, the Buffett Rule would mandate a minimum 30 percent tax rate for any household which makes over $1 million a year.

But is  the  rest of country onboard with such an idea?

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Which Cities Have the Best and Worst Job Markets?

Nationwide, employment numbers seem to be picking up. But when you break it down by city, all things certainly aren’t equal — so which ones have the best and worst job markets?

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Who Do You Blame for Rising Gas Prices? — Survey of the Day

As gas approaches an average of $4.00 a gallon, the public isn’t happy with the way President Obama is dealing with the issue.

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