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9 ways ‘wasting time’ can boost your career

A 2014 survey from Salary.com said that 89 percent of workers waste at least some time at work each day. And although plenty of people would guess …

World Economic Forum

The long-awaited plunge in oil production is here

The oil price crash is finally resulting in a big cut in production.<p>In a note Thursday, Deutsche Bank's Joseph LaVorgna notes that oil- and gas-well drilling production fell for the sixth straight month in March, according to the Fed's industrial production report.<p>Compared to a year ago, production …

Analyst: Apple Watch will become Apple's 'most profitable product ever'

What we know is that the first run of the Apple Watch had reportedly sold out within hours, and that there are shipping delays with watches being ordered now.<p>Those delays, referenced by Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts in a memo to employees last week, could be evidence of unplanned problems with …

You May Say 'Hola' to Your New Car as Mexico Ramps Up Auto Production

American motorists are used to driving imports. Brands like Toyota, Volkswagen and Hyundai account for a solid majority of the U.S. market. But before you say “konnichiwa,” (hello) to that new Honda Fit you might want to take a closer look.<p>Most of the models sold by Japanese brands these days are …

Moore’s Law turns 50, but will it soon cease to exist?

In 1950, at a time when there were fewer than 10 digital computers worldwide, Bill Pfann, a 33-year-old scientist at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, …