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Even as the real estate landscape in America has changed — plots have gotten smaller, families have moved from the cities to the suburbs and back again — most of us have held on to our dreams of home ownership. Despite ups and downs in the market, a home is still an incredibly valuable asset, and one that many of us feel more comfortable putting money into than the stock market. A home is tangible. Americans’ ideas about the value of owning a home haven’t significantly changed. Neither has the real estate industry itself. Until now. By Joshua Hunt

Training time: To pay or not to pay?
Employers are often confused about training time and whether it must be paid. Training can take many forms including: new employee orientation, a weekly staff meeting, a yearly Las Vegas conference, a training webinar, a college course, etc. As a general rule training time must be paid. However, if it meets all of the following four criteria, then the time would not be considered work time under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and does not need to be paid. By Kalen Fraser

 ColoradoBiz EXTRA       
Whether you are a manager looking to join the upper management ranks, or you have your eyes on the top leadership position, remember that those with an executive presence come in all different shapes and sizes. No matter your leadership style, and whether you are an extrovert or introvert, you can develop an executive presence. Here are some tips to get you started. By Derek Murphy

Who's the most powerful salesperson you know? Help us recognize the best of the best! Nomination deadline: April 1, 2014   
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KC Mathews: Economy, the sequel
UMB Bank Chief Investment Officer KC Mathews talks about how this year's economic forecast is like a sequel to last year's, with the same cast of characters but possibly some surprises along the way. 
TopCo CenturyLink
Scott Russell, CenturyLink vice president and general manager, talks about why his company was a 2013 Top Company finalist. Read more about CenturyLink.

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