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Jilted woman from FBI list arrested in Mexico | Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican officials on Friday said they detained a woman on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list who is suspected of hiring assassins in the United States to kill her romantic rival.<p>Brenda Delgado is seen in an undated image released by the FBI April 6, 2016. REUTERS/FBI/Handout via …

United States

The Bloemhof incident: Affirmative action on death row | South Africa

A water crisis in South Africa's northwestern town of Bloemhof has led to the deaths of three infants and scores of children and adults admitted to hospital for severe diarrhoea. Preliminary results indicate that the area's main reservoir was contaminated with the E. Coli bacteria which causes …

Is Your Business Plan Missing This Vital Ingredient?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As many as half of startups are no longer in business just four short years later, according to some statistics. Most businesses are owned by entrepreneurs who are driven, passionate and ambitious. So, how is it possible that so many fail?<p>…

The 4 Mantras of Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs who make it beyond their first few “lean and mean” years learn to let the rewards of freedom trump the anxiety of “what if I fail?” They acquire a devotion to the rhythm of riding their vision, unshackled from the slavery of …

The Complete History And Evolution Of The Modern Stock Market [CHART]

In 1792, 24 stockbrokers and merchants signed the Buttonwood agreement on Wall Street, agreeing to trade on a commission basis. But the very first scrip (acknowledgment of debt) exchanged hands on Wall Street in 1674, according to Phil Mackintosh, the head of trading Credit Suisse.<p>The stock market …

The new hot startup model is being an exceptional middleman

Many new and valuable startups don’t really make anything. Instead of cutting out middlemen, they’ve become them, connecting people with specific genres of services or merchants.<p>Successful examples of this include transportation providers Uber and Lyft, and travel rental startup Airbnb. They have …

Startups

Meet The Young Nigerian Entrepreneur Rewarding African Achievement

Tonye Rex Idaminabo, a 29 year-old Nigerian lawyer and entrepreneur, is the founder of African Achievers Awards, a set of annual awards bestowed on Africa’s most accomplished achievers in politics, diplomacy and entrepreneurship. Now in its fourth year, the African Achievers Awards recognizes …

To Be Results Focused, Stop Focusing On Results

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many entrepreneurs, success is measured by profitability and achieved by increasing revenue and decreasing expenses. But just focusing on those desired outcomes is a mistake that will yield little change to the bottom line. The reason …

West Africa needs to look at partially decriminalising drugs, says thinktank

West African governments must treat drugs as a public health issue and consider partial decriminalisation to stop the region becoming "a new front line in the failed "war on drugs", a panel of experts convened by Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general, has warned.<p>In a stark assessment of the …