DON'T BE STUPID ABOUT CUPID: Love may permeate the air at this time of year, but a new study shows that many Americans would prefer to filter it out of the workplace.
The survey of 1,000 adults by the Employment Law Alliance said that two-thirds disapprove of relationships between supervisors and subordinates, saying they can foster favoritism or retaliation if a courtship sours.
But the San Francisco-based employment and labor law practice network found that 52 percent don't want regulations barring hanky panky between managers and underlings.
"People in the workplace recognize that these relationships cause lots and lots of problems, but don't want employers regulating them, and that's the paradox," said Glenn Dowd, a member of the alliance's board of directors.
TOPPING NEW CHARTS: There's more to being financially astute in the rock music world than just raking in piles of dough-re-mi from CD sales.
VH-1 and Money magazine recently released an index ranking the 25 most fiscally savvy acts in 2000, based on tour revenue, CD sales, star power (i.e., fan loyalty and crossover appeal) and financial power (i.e., licensing and merchandising).
'N Sync topped the playlist, followed by Dr. Dre/Eminem and Britney Spears. The Top 10 rundown continued with Tim McGraw/Faith Hill, the Backstreet Boys, Santana, Creed, the Dixie Chicks, Tina Turner and Christina Aguilera.
Six artists under the age of 20 were included in the rankings, perhaps indicating they're not frittering away their millions.
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