Former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay stands outside the U.S. courthouse in Houston after the close of his bank fraud trial in May 2006. Two Stanford University researchers say that lying CEOs tend to use a lot of words that express positive emotion to overcompensate. Dave Einsel/Getty Images hide caption

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Gene Muller, president of Flying Fish Brewing in Cherry Hill, N.J., hopes to expand his microbrewery and hire more people once he can find the right space. Jim Zarroli/NPR hide caption

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