How to answer the 7 most annoying job interview questions (and spot 2 that are illegal to ask)

You can never be too prepared for a job interview. Doing the all the right things before the big day can still leave room for surprises, especially if your interviewers have a few tricky questions up their sleeves. While some hiring managers prefer to call them “advanced” interview questions, job candidates view them as “annoying” or “frustrating,” often because they are poorly worded, have no right or wrong answer or just seem irrelevant. Whatever the reason, chances are that you’ll get caught


You can never be too prepared for a job interview. Doing the all the right things before the big day can still leave room for surprises, especially if your interviewers have a few tricky questions up their sleeves. While some hiring managers prefer to call them “advanced” interview questions, job candidates view them as “annoying” or “frustrating,” often because they are poorly worded, have no right or wrong answer or just seem irrelevant. Whatever the reason, chances are that you’ll get caught
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How to answer the 7 most annoying job interview questions (and spot 2 that are illegal to ask)

You can never be too prepared for a job interview. Doing the all the right things before the big day can still leave room for surprises, especially if your interviewers have a few tricky questions up their sleeves.

While some hiring managers prefer to call them “advanced” interview questions, job candidates view them as “annoying” or “frustrating,” often because they are poorly worded, have no right or wrong answer or just seem irrelevant. Whatever the reason, chances are that you’ll get caught in one.

Here are seven examples of the most annoying — and commonly asked — interview questions, along with tips on how to answer them with ease and intelligence.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-02-20  Authors: debcarreau, hours, getty images
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Top 10 most innovative companies, according to Fast Company

Apple has been dethroned as the world’s most innovative company, according to Fast Company. The tech giant fell to No. 17 in Fast Company’s 50 most innovative companies in the world for 2019, after taking the top spot last year. “They didn’t really break new ground with their devices, and hardware sales were sluggish,” Fast Company senior editor Amy Farley told CNBC on Wednesday.


Apple has been dethroned as the world’s most innovative company, according to Fast Company. The tech giant fell to No. 17 in Fast Company’s 50 most innovative companies in the world for 2019, after taking the top spot last year. “They didn’t really break new ground with their devices, and hardware sales were sluggish,” Fast Company senior editor Amy Farley told CNBC on Wednesday.
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Top 10 most innovative companies, according to Fast Company

Apple has been dethroned as the world’s most innovative company, according to Fast Company.

The tech giant fell to No. 17 in Fast Company’s 50 most innovative companies in the world for 2019, after taking the top spot last year.

“They didn’t really break new ground with their devices, and hardware sales were sluggish,” Fast Company senior editor Amy Farley told CNBC on Wednesday.


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Top 10 most innovative companies, according to Fast Company

Apple has been dethroned as the world’s most innovative company, according to Fast Company. The tech giant fell to No. 17 in Fast Company’s 50 most innovative companies in the world for 2019, after taking the top spot last year. “They didn’t really break new ground with their devices, and hardware sales were sluggish,” Fast Company senior editor Amy Farley told CNBC on Wednesday.


Apple has been dethroned as the world’s most innovative company, according to Fast Company. The tech giant fell to No. 17 in Fast Company’s 50 most innovative companies in the world for 2019, after taking the top spot last year. “They didn’t really break new ground with their devices, and hardware sales were sluggish,” Fast Company senior editor Amy Farley told CNBC on Wednesday.
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Top 10 most innovative companies, according to Fast Company

Apple has been dethroned as the world’s most innovative company, according to Fast Company.

The tech giant fell to No. 17 in Fast Company’s 50 most innovative companies in the world for 2019, after taking the top spot last year.

“They didn’t really break new ground with their devices, and hardware sales were sluggish,” Fast Company senior editor Amy Farley told CNBC on Wednesday.


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Thailand property: Chinese buying interest has surged in recent years

Chinese investors have continued pouring their money into Thailand’s property sector even as the kingdom barrels toward an uncertain national election. Thailand will hold general elections on March 24, but Juwai CEO Carrie Law said the company hasn’t seen “a link between the Thai election and Chinese property buying.” Even though that recent coup was the second in less than a decade, the political upheaval did little to cool Thailand’s huge property increases. Chinese buyers make up 70 percent o


Chinese investors have continued pouring their money into Thailand’s property sector even as the kingdom barrels toward an uncertain national election. Thailand will hold general elections on March 24, but Juwai CEO Carrie Law said the company hasn’t seen “a link between the Thai election and Chinese property buying.” Even though that recent coup was the second in less than a decade, the political upheaval did little to cool Thailand’s huge property increases. Chinese buyers make up 70 percent o
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Thailand property: Chinese buying interest has surged in recent years

Chinese investors have continued pouring their money into Thailand’s property sector even as the kingdom barrels toward an uncertain national election.

That underscores the Southeast Asian nation’s enduring popularity with the Chinese — tourists from Asia’s top economy have for years seen Thailand as a top spot for holidays. According to recent data from online Chinese real estate portal Juwai.com, Thailand was its most popular country when it comes to inquiries from potential real estate buyers in 2018 — climbing up from the sixth spot in 2016.

Thailand will hold general elections on March 24, but Juwai CEO Carrie Law said the company hasn’t seen “a link between the Thai election and Chinese property buying.”

“While the election is momentous for Thailand, most of the buyers we work with are unconcerned about the outcome,” she told CNBC.

Thailand’s economy has been powering ahead since its 2014 coup, reaching 3.9 percent GDP growth in 2017. That was its best in five years, but that growth is expected to slow a bit this year due to weaker global growth, the World Bank projected.

Even though that recent coup was the second in less than a decade, the political upheaval did little to cool Thailand’s huge property increases.

In fact, Sansiri — one of Thailand’s biggest developers — set up its international business unit in 2014 after seeing growing interest from foreign buyers, said Nanmanas Jiwattanakul, the company’s assistant executive vice president of international business development.

Chinese buyers make up 70 percent of Sansiri’s international sales, she said.

The development — not spurred by any marketing efforts — prompted the developer to set up showrooms in Thailand and overseas catering to such investors, she told CNBC.

“We started to drive (international sales) and also because we started seeing a number of foreign buyers in Thailand,” said Nanmanas.


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9 affordable US vacation spots for 2019

Looking to take the Great American Vacation this year? Hoping to spend a little less than you might if you ventured overseas or to an obvious — and overpriced — domestic hot spot such as New York City, Honolulu or Las Vegas? AARP, the advocacy group for older Americans, has done the due diligence for intrepid and frugal travelers — no matter their age — and compiled a list of nine lesser-known, yet compelling and more affordable vacation destinations across the country.


Looking to take the Great American Vacation this year? Hoping to spend a little less than you might if you ventured overseas or to an obvious — and overpriced — domestic hot spot such as New York City, Honolulu or Las Vegas? AARP, the advocacy group for older Americans, has done the due diligence for intrepid and frugal travelers — no matter their age — and compiled a list of nine lesser-known, yet compelling and more affordable vacation destinations across the country.
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9 affordable US vacation spots for 2019

Looking to take the Great American Vacation this year? Hoping to spend a little less than you might if you ventured overseas or to an obvious — and overpriced — domestic hot spot such as New York City, Honolulu or Las Vegas?

AARP, the advocacy group for older Americans, has done the due diligence for intrepid and frugal travelers — no matter their age — and compiled a list of nine lesser-known, yet compelling and more affordable vacation destinations across the country.


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Brewer Carlsberg sees lower growth ahead with China as bright spot

Danish brewer Carlsberg posted fourth-quarter sales above expectations on Wednesday, driven by a strong growth in China, but said it sees 2019 organic growth below last year’s level. The company said its price mix, which indicates if the company sold more of its expensive beers, was positive in most markets, most notably in China where it sold more of its premium beer brands. Sales stood at 13.95 billion Danish crowns ($2.13 billion) in the fourth quarter, above the 13.51 billion crowns expected


Danish brewer Carlsberg posted fourth-quarter sales above expectations on Wednesday, driven by a strong growth in China, but said it sees 2019 organic growth below last year’s level. The company said its price mix, which indicates if the company sold more of its expensive beers, was positive in most markets, most notably in China where it sold more of its premium beer brands. Sales stood at 13.95 billion Danish crowns ($2.13 billion) in the fourth quarter, above the 13.51 billion crowns expected
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Brewer Carlsberg sees lower growth ahead with China as bright spot

Danish brewer Carlsberg posted fourth-quarter sales above expectations on Wednesday, driven by a strong growth in China, but said it sees 2019 organic growth below last year’s level.

Carlsberg, the world’s third-largest brewer behind Anheuser Busch InBev and Heineken, said it expects operating profit to grow by mid-single-digit percentage in 2019, well below last year’s growth of 11 percent.

“We delivered a strong set of results for 2018,” Chief Executive Cees ‘t Hart said in a statement, referring to growth in sales, stronger profit margins and reduced debt.

The company said its price mix, which indicates if the company sold more of its expensive beers, was positive in most markets, most notably in China where it sold more of its premium beer brands.

The Chinese market is driven by international premium beer brands, which sell at two to three times the price of mainstream brands.

Sales stood at 13.95 billion Danish crowns ($2.13 billion) in the fourth quarter, above the 13.51 billion crowns expected by analysts in a Reuters poll.

The company said it would initiate a 12-month share buy-back programme of 4.5 billion crowns.

Carlsberg’s board will propose a dividend of 18 crowns per share, slightly below the 18.30 crowns expected by analysts in the poll.


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These were the most tweeted-about Super Bowl advertisers

Super Bowl Sunday is a night when the commercials get almost as much attention as the football on the pitch and advertisers will be hoping the millions of dollars they spent will pay off. If Twitter mentions are anything to go by, PepsicCo and brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) both did pretty well out of their marketing investments during Sunday’s game. Bud Light (owned by AB InBev) got the top spot in terms of mentions on Twitter, with just under 22,500, ahead of Pepsi with almost 17,800,


Super Bowl Sunday is a night when the commercials get almost as much attention as the football on the pitch and advertisers will be hoping the millions of dollars they spent will pay off. If Twitter mentions are anything to go by, PepsicCo and brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) both did pretty well out of their marketing investments during Sunday’s game. Bud Light (owned by AB InBev) got the top spot in terms of mentions on Twitter, with just under 22,500, ahead of Pepsi with almost 17,800,
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These were the most tweeted-about Super Bowl advertisers

Super Bowl Sunday is a night when the commercials get almost as much attention as the football on the pitch and advertisers will be hoping the millions of dollars they spent will pay off.

If Twitter mentions are anything to go by, PepsicCo and brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) both did pretty well out of their marketing investments during Sunday’s game.

Bud Light (owned by AB InBev) got the top spot in terms of mentions on Twitter, with just under 22,500, ahead of Pepsi with almost 17,800, according to an analysis by Salesforce emailed to CNBC.

AB InBev also took third place with Budweiser, which had around 12,800 mentions, while PepsiCo-owned Doritos got about 10,200. In fifth place was Avocados From Mexico, with just below 10,000 mentions.


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What you can expect to see in this year’s Super Bowl ads

As fans place their bets on which team will win the Super Bowl, advertisers are also placing (multi-million) bets that their commercials will pay off. It’s the biggest ad spend ever, and CBS is expected to bring in $500 million in revenue from in-game ads, even while the TV audience is shrinking. Last year, 103.4 million viewers watched the big game, down 7 percent from the year prior. In comparison, only 26.5 million viewers watched the Oscars in 2018, according to Nielsen data. Instead, the co


As fans place their bets on which team will win the Super Bowl, advertisers are also placing (multi-million) bets that their commercials will pay off. It’s the biggest ad spend ever, and CBS is expected to bring in $500 million in revenue from in-game ads, even while the TV audience is shrinking. Last year, 103.4 million viewers watched the big game, down 7 percent from the year prior. In comparison, only 26.5 million viewers watched the Oscars in 2018, according to Nielsen data. Instead, the co
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What you can expect to see in this year's Super Bowl ads

As fans place their bets on which team will win the Super Bowl, advertisers are also placing (multi-million) bets that their commercials will pay off.

This year brands are spending $5.25 million dollars per each 30 second spot. It’s the biggest ad spend ever, and CBS is expected to bring in $500 million in revenue from in-game ads, even while the TV audience is shrinking.

Last year, 103.4 million viewers watched the big game, down 7 percent from the year prior. However it’s still by far the largest TV audience event of the year. In comparison, only 26.5 million viewers watched the Oscars in 2018, according to Nielsen data.

Sports’ premiere game is “really attractive for advertisers, especially as consumers are watching on platforms and devices where there’s not always ads,” Jeanine Poggi, Ad Age’s senior editor, told CNBC’s “On the Money” in an interview. This year, she said commercials are expected to be more light-hearted and humorous in tone.

Coca-Cola, for the first time in more than a decade, will not be running an ad during the game. Instead, the company will run its spot just before the national anthem. The animated commercial promotes the idea that Coke is enjoyed by everyone no matter their race or beliefs.

“Of course the national anthem has been a source of controversy over the last two seasons, and I think Coca-Cola is really using it as a moment to bring people together,” Poggi said.

The anthem has become a polarizing moment for the National Football League a few years ago, ever since Colin Kaepernick knelt during the song to protest racial and social inequities.


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Red flags on your 2018 tax return could spark interest from the IRS

Here are your income tax changes for 2019 11:35 AM ET Wed, 9 Jan 2019 | 01:05Even though the IRS may be just getting back on its feet after the partial government shutdown — with another one potentially in mid-February — don’t assume you can pull a fast one on your tax return this year. Because much of the agency’s systems are automated to spot certain discrepancies, and some parts of tax returns generate more scrunity than others, the risk — albeit low — of hearing from the taxman still remains


Here are your income tax changes for 2019 11:35 AM ET Wed, 9 Jan 2019 | 01:05Even though the IRS may be just getting back on its feet after the partial government shutdown — with another one potentially in mid-February — don’t assume you can pull a fast one on your tax return this year. Because much of the agency’s systems are automated to spot certain discrepancies, and some parts of tax returns generate more scrunity than others, the risk — albeit low — of hearing from the taxman still remains
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Red flags on your 2018 tax return could spark interest from the IRS

Here are your income tax changes for 2019 11:35 AM ET Wed, 9 Jan 2019 | 01:05

Even though the IRS may be just getting back on its feet after the partial government shutdown — with another one potentially in mid-February — don’t assume you can pull a fast one on your tax return this year.

Because much of the agency’s systems are automated to spot certain discrepancies, and some parts of tax returns generate more scrunity than others, the risk — albeit low — of hearing from the taxman still remains.

And this year, there are more factors at play that could spur attention from the IRS, due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — which taxpayers are now dealing with for the first time as they prepare their 2018 returns.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-01-31  Authors: sarah obrien, frances twitty, getty images, mel melcon, los angeles times, -cari weston, director of tax practice, ethics for the american institute of cpas
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More than 8,000 investors were misled by this $1.2B Ponzi scheme. Here’s how to spot a fraud

If you’ve fallen victim to financial fraud, getting back the money you lost takes time — if it’s ever recovered at all. Take the latest developments with Woodbridge Group of Companies, a real estate investing firm that has been implicated, along with its former owner and related companies, for bilking 8,400 retail investors, many of whom were older Americans, through a $1.2 billion so-called Ponzi scheme. In a Ponzi scheme, money from one set of investors is used to pay off other, earlier invest


If you’ve fallen victim to financial fraud, getting back the money you lost takes time — if it’s ever recovered at all. Take the latest developments with Woodbridge Group of Companies, a real estate investing firm that has been implicated, along with its former owner and related companies, for bilking 8,400 retail investors, many of whom were older Americans, through a $1.2 billion so-called Ponzi scheme. In a Ponzi scheme, money from one set of investors is used to pay off other, earlier invest
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More than 8,000 investors were misled by this $1.2B Ponzi scheme. Here's how to spot a fraud

If you’ve fallen victim to financial fraud, getting back the money you lost takes time — if it’s ever recovered at all.

Take the latest developments with Woodbridge Group of Companies, a real estate investing firm that has been implicated, along with its former owner and related companies, for bilking 8,400 retail investors, many of whom were older Americans, through a $1.2 billion so-called Ponzi scheme. In a Ponzi scheme, money from one set of investors is used to pay off other, earlier investors, or is used for the perpetrators’ personal gain.

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday said it has ordered Woodbridge and its former owner and CEO, Robert H. Shapiro, to pay $1 billion in penalties and repayments. The regulator first filed an emergency action against the company in December 2017.


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