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Time Inc.

Oil Prices And The Significant, Long-Lasting Impact On The Economy

In 2014, a number of events will go down in history as major, market-moving events. From an economic viewpoint, though, <i>perhaps no other event will have a more significant and long-lasting impact than the collapse of oil prices.</i> At this time last year, oil was trading well above $100 per barrel. …

Oil & Gas Industry

What Motivates Employees?

Employee engagement – what makes it tick?<p>It’s a question that keeps HR folks up at night. In the 2014 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends research, 78% of business leaders rate retention and engagement as urgent or important.<p>But these days, if you’re typing “employee engagement definition” into …

Employee Engagement

The Economic Impact Of Falling Oil Prices: 'Expansionary Disinflation'

Forget about the “secular stagnation” theory of an ailing U.S. economy. Accordingly to the Labor Department, payrolls grew at a seasonally adjusted increase of 242,000 in December adding to the soaring U.S. job growth of 2014 which represents the strongest annual job creation since 1999. The …

Economics

Alan Turing’s Universal Computing Machine

A Turing Machine is a not a real machine, it is a theoretical idea which plays an important role in the foundations of mathematics and computer …

Analysts fear China financial crisis as deflation looms

Below-target inflation further sign of weakening<p>China’s inflation rate picked up slightly in December but remained sharply below the official target, signalling persistent weakness in the world’s second largest economy as a US investment bank warned that a credit crunch in China is “highly …

Verifone’s new NFC terminal supports all mobile payment platforms & devices, including Apple Pay

While an increasing number of retailers are adopting smartphones and tablets as mobile payment terminals, the deployment process can often prove to be expensive and time consuming as the sizes and form factors of devices continue to change. Leading NFC terminal maker Verifone aims to solve that …

Mobile

Cheap gas: Who wins, who loses?

Just how low can gas prices go?<p>Unleaded gasoline with ethanol has dipped under $1.90 a gallon in the Des Moines area — and prices could drop another 5 to 15 cents a gallon before spring, said Patrick DeHaan, a senior analyst at GasBuddy.com.<p>OPEC is pressing production in an attempt to regain market …

Japan Will Propose A Record $800 Billion Budget For Next Fiscal Year

The third annual budget since Abe swept to power in late 2012 also highlights his struggle to contain bulging welfare costs for the fast-ageing society while increasing discretionary spending in areas such as the military.<p>Abe's 96.3 trillion yen ($813 billion) draft budget for the year from April, …

Japan

Indian Economy to Grow at 7% in 2015: PwC

<b>New Delhi</b>: With India expected to 'turn the corner' on the back of structural reforms, its economy is projected to clock 7 per cent growth in 2015 …

Economics

Britain to reap economic windfall from oil's death spiral

Motorists and small and medium-sized businesses are cashing in but not everybody is celebrating the fall in fuel prices, reports Andrew Critchlow<p>For most Britons, the only significance of oil superpower Saudi Arabia comes when they’re anxiously watching the digital counter ticking over at the …