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And So We Meet, Again: Why The Workday Is So Filled With Meetings

As workers find themselves buried in meetings, and meetings preparing for meetings, experts say they're often a waste. Blame this "weapon of mass interruption" on office culture and poor leadership.

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Never Do Your Woman Wrong [#][*][Instrumental] Sly & the Family Stone
Untitled Roadside [Demo Version] Black Moth Super Rainbow
Spinning Cotton Candy in a Shack Made of Shingles Black Moth Super Rainbow
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Here Comes the Meter Man The Meters

Jed Brown drives 100 miles each day to work between Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Cheaper gas is making his commute more manageable, but he doesn't expect the low prices to last. Uri Berliner/NPR hide caption

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For Long-Haul Drivers, Cheap Gas Means A Sweeter Commute

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Ice Miner Leo Kottke

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Pop's New Old Sound: Retro Without Rules

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Examining The Sinister Background Of Argentina's Spy Agency

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Cornelia and Jane [Instrumental] Yo La Tengo
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Lori Lomas, an insurance agent with Feather Financial in Quincy, Calif., has noticed that her clients in San Francisco have many more health carrier options than her mountain neighbors. Pauline Bartolone for KXJZ hide caption

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Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls Back

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Do What She Told You Marco Benevento
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Cold Rain and Snow [Previously Unissued Instrumental Version] Grateful Dead
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