The Talent Docket: August 5, 2016

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Today’s top talent-related stories from around the web.

The U.S. economy added 255,000 jobs in July, beating expectations. Business Insider has more.

Cities in the U.S. have become centers of economic strength, reports The Wall Street Journal (Paywall), after years in which many economists expected urban centers to decay.

Startups may be losing their value faster than anytime in the last five years, according to this report from Quartz.

In contrast to their counterparts in the U.S., corporate bosses in Japan bring in very modest salaries, and they are having difficulty asking for more, reports The Economist.

Finally, these are the best books so far this year for entrepreneurs, according to Entrepreneur.