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Oil could crash to $10 a barrel, warn investment bank bears

Petrol prices could fall back to levels last seen in 2009 as major banks say there is no bottom in sight for the world's lopsided market<p>Oil prices have crashed to below $30-a-barrel amid warnings the rout could reach as low as $10 and bring down petrol prices to levels last seen in 2009.<p>Standard …

NASA tests the 'Ferrari of rocket engines' for mission to Mars

If we're going to get humans to Mars, we're going to need a bigger rocket with a much more powerful engine.<p>This is the RS-25, the engine designed for NASA's Space Launch System rocket, intended to launch the Orion spacecraft and, eventually, see humanity on its way to Mars: the next big leap in …

Space Travel

10 undervalued dividend shares for income AND growth

These 10 shares have 10-year dividend records, high yields and low valuations<p>What could be better than a share that is cheaply valued yet has a 10-year record of maintaining or increasing its dividend?<p>Many investors regard a company’s dividend record as a key indicator of success. Peter Lynch, who …

Investing

How to ask for help - and get it

The science of asking for help is complex: is it ever okay to beg? How do you guarantee a 'yes'? These are the five strategies for getting what you want<p>Do you struggle to ask for favours, or worry that seeking help is a sign of weakness?<p>US hedge fund manager and entrepreneur James Altucher has …

Why Good Managers Are So Rare

Gallup has found that one of the most important decisions companies make is simply whom they name manager. Yet our analysis suggests that they usually get it wrong. In fact, Gallup finds that companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time.<p>Bad managers cost …

Seven golden rules of investing as markets defy gravity

Stock markets have recorded their worst start of the year since the financial crisis in 2007, making it an excellent time to review the portfolio of savings<p>Whether you are buying your first share or preparing to drawdown a pension for retirement, the rules of investment are the same but often …

Week ahead in business and economics: January 12 - 18

Analyst expects housebuilder results season to mark the start of a tough year for UK housing sector<p>The house building sector, after a spell of reporting bumper profits, is waking up to a new reality this January.<p><b>Taylor Wimpey</b>, which will update the market on its full-year results today, saw its …

Research: 10 Traits of Innovative Leaders

Many organizations would like their leaders to create more innovative teams. But how exactly should they do this? If you ask highly innovative leaders what makes them effective you are apt to hear, “Well, I don’t know. I haven’t thought about it.” Or they will make something up that sounds …

5 Things Every MBA Student Should Do Before Graduating

But it's not just having the degree that counts. What you do with your time and energy while in school can make a critical difference to how your career unfolds after graduation. It's advice Care.com CEO Sheila Marcelo gives to all business school students, whether they're getting ready to …

This Is One Of The Worst Mistakes Managers Make

Gregoire tells Adam Bryant at The New York Times that one of the earliest management speed bumps he ran into was hiring people who were just like him.<p>"My team was completely homogeneous," he tells Bryant. "They were all people who kind of looked and acted and thought like I did. Almost zero …