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How to Ruin Business Relationships

Have you been letting a busy schedule erode your relationships? It's imperative to stay considerate no matter how much is on your plate.<p>Perhaps you know someone like our old business colleague. Let's call him Sam. When we worked with Sam, we spent time in each other's homes, went on international …

Startup Culture’s Lack Of Diversity Stifles Innovation

Startups disproprtionately create apps for the young and well-off… and they’re missing out on profits and innovation by ignoring other groups.<p>If you’re young and poor in America, odds are you use a smartphone. Back in 2010, Nielsen found that the majority of Americans 34 and under who made less …

Are Yahoo Employees Happy or Just Shell Shocked?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After a year of Marissa Mayer, Yahoo workers report a better work-life balance than people at tech …

China’s government just announced the most radical reform measure in years

Stodgy central banks aren’t generally known for making sudden, mind-blowing moves—especially those that are directly controlled by their country’s government.<p>But starting tomorrow, China’s will do something fairly shocking: It will lift the lending rate floor for banks, the central bank just …

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Stocks close out fourth straight week ahead

Stocks finished largely unchanged in lackluster trading Friday, with the S&P 500 squeezing out a small gain to finish at another record high, but a batch of disappointing tech earnings weighed down the market.<p>Despite the limp session, the Dow and S&P still logged their fourth-straight week …

Honda expands recall of compact Fit hatchback

Honda is expanding an earlier recall of its compact Fit hatchback, saying another 48,000 vehicles need to have their stability control software updated.<p>Thursday's announcement brings to 91,920 the number of Honda Fits from the 2012 and 2013 model years that are affected by the recall. The vehicles …

Apple buys Toronto startup in rare foray into Canada

Apple Inc. has made a rare acquisition of a Canadian company, buying a Toronto-based location data firm.<p>Apple has purchased a Toronto startup called Locationary, which specializes in highly specific location data that can be incorporated into enterprise IT systems and web publishing platforms. For …

Tech companies shed more than $61 billion in value thanks to disappointing earnings

It’s been a bad earnings season for technology and internet companies. Google, Microsoft, Intel, eBay, SAP AG and Oracle have all missed analyst expectations, sending their stock prices down. Overall, those six companies lost more than $61 billion in market value in the day after they reported …