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4 Reasons Why Startups Committed to Social Responsibility Succeed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the past decade, we have seen startups rise to success from just a few dollars in their pockets, an idea and the will to do good. Their success has taught us there is no longer just one bottom line but a triple bottom line, or the …

Startups

Univ. of Phoenix faces gov't financial aid review

NEW YORK (AP) — Apollo Education Group said the U.S. Department of Education will review the administration of federal student financial aid programs by its University of Phoenix subsidiary.<p>The for-profit education company said Monday that the government review, which is scheduled to start Aug. 4, …

China Bought $22 Billion Worth Of US Homes Over A Recent 12-Month Span

Over the 12 months ended March 2014, Chinese buyers bought about $22 billion worth of properties in the U.S., accounting for about 25% of total international sales.<p>What's more, 76% of sales were all-cash purchases, while 24% required mortgage financing. But what exactly were Chinese buyers looking …

Real Estate

Overtime update for American workers long overdue, reports say

Only 18% of all US workers are eligible to receive overtime pay – and studies suggest raising the overtime threshold considerably<p>• Obama directs Labor Department to rule on increasing overtime pay<p>Millions of American are working more than 40 hours a week, but receive no overtime pay. And these …

Google tried to stop Facebook from poaching employees

​Court documents in the wage-fixing lawsuit reveal that several tactics were allegedly dreamed up to prevent the social network from hiring Google workers.<p>As Google, Apple, Intel, and Adobe wait for approval of their settlement offer in the wage-fixing lawsuit, new details have been released.<p>US …

Employment

States that workers want to escape from the most

Most employees are less than thrilled about going to work each day: Unhappy workers outnumber happy ones by two to one, according to a Gallup poll …

Employment

It's Time To Flip The Switch On Energy Poverty

As many as 1.3 billion people around the world are living in the dark with no access to electricity – this is both unbelievable and unacceptable.<p>The problem is most pronounced in sub-Saharan Africa and developing Asia. According to 2013 estimates, these regions are responsible for about 16 percent …

Banco Espirito Santo and bail-ins | Reuters

(Reuters) - Banco Espirito Santo’s woes may not reignite the euro crisis but could give useful information about who will pay the inevitable costs.<p>Under pressure after the discovery of financial irregularities at its family-controlled parent, BES is shaping up as a potential test case of the euro …

Economists are really worried about China's massive property sector

A dramatic building boom helped China to develop the world's second largest economy. But now, economists say, a runaway real estate sector poses the greatest risk to growth.<p>Eight out of 10 economists say the property market poses the biggest threat to the economy, according to a new survey …

Eric Holder: 'racial animus' drives some opponents of Obama administration

Attorney general says US is largely 'too afraid to confront racial issues' and talks about Sarah Palin during candid interview<p>Eric Holder, the US attorney general, has accused some of the Obama administration's conservative opponents of being motivated by “racial animus”, suggesting that both he …

Amazon: Friendly giant or unstoppable bully?

“There’s enough ruthless intrigue in this profile of the machine also known as Amazon,” writes the widely followed Twitter pundit who posts as …