White House backs off mandatory cybersecurity standards for companies The White House has backed away from its push for mandatory cybersecurity standards in favor of an approach that would combine voluntary measures with incentives for companies to comply with them. That approach reflects recognition of the political reality of a divided Congress that makes mandated standards difficult to push through, and a belief that an executive order President Obama signed in February could improve companies’ cybersecurity. More
How a phony tweet and computer trades sank stocks For a few surreal minutes, a mere 12 words on Twitter caused the world's mightiest stock market to tremble. No sooner did hackers send a false Associated Press tweet reporting explosions at the White House on Tuesday than investors started dumping stocks - eventually unloading $134 billion worth. More
Suspected LulzSec hacker arrested in Australia Australian police have arrested a man they say is affiliated with international hacking collective Lulz Security on a charge of attacking and defacing a government website, officials said Wednesday. More
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People are quitting their jobs at a faster clip and that's pushing small business owners to work harder to hold onto top talent.
Love inspires students to keep coming back for more lessons and brings in more than a quarter of the studio's revenue, says Bisconti, owner of a Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Willoughby, Ohio.
The approach is critical to retaining employees and avoiding unexpected resignations at the Boston-based company, which runs a website with coupons and cash-back deals, he says.
Communicating regularly with employees also gives owners a chance to provide feedback, something staffers want, says Michael Timmes, a consultant with HR provider Insperity, based in Houston.
 it's an opportunity to teach employees new skills.
Legacy Publishing trains its managers to speak to the company's 95 staffers in a positive way, to give constructive criticism and to pay attention to workers' quality of work life, says Rhonda Tracy, director of human resources for the Westbrook, Maine, company, which makes instructional software.
Owners and HR consultants say most people don't leave a job solely because of pay unless another employer offers them so much money they can't refuse.
 pay can be an issue at companies that slashed salaries during the recession, says David Lewis, president of OperationsInc, a human resources provider based in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Stocks are slumping in early afternoon trading, putting the market on course for its third straight day of losses.
Airlines stocks slid as investors feared that news of the first Ebola case in the U. S. might discourage travel.
Stocks are sliding in midday trading, putting the market on course for its third loss in a row.
Airlines stocks fell as investors feared that news of the first case of Ebola being diagnosed in the U. S. might discourage people from traveling.
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By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
For eight months, eBay CEO John Donahoe resisted Carl Icahn’s repeated calls to spin off its PayPal subsidiary — telling Fortune‘s JP Mangalindan that the two companies were more valuable together than they would be apart.
What made him change his mind?