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Germany not worried by U.S. corporate tax reform plans: Schaeuble | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is not worried by the prospect of cuts to corporate tax rates in the United States he told German magazine Wirtschaftswoche on the sidelines of the IMF and World Bank spring meetings in Washington.<p>German Finance Minister Wolfgang …

North Africa

Donald Trump ready to do trade deal with EU ahead of the UK

The US is ready to do a trade deal with the European Union ahead of any agreement with Britain, it has been reported.<p>Having promised Britain favourable treatment, Donald Trump has made reaching an agreement with the EU a higher priority.<p>According to The Times, the change of heart by the US …

Kickstarter launches a ‘request for projects’ program

You can’t be hanging around in the world of crowdfunding for as long as Kickstarter without spotting a few trends here and there. Taking a leaf out of Y Combinator’s Request for Startups, the crowdfunding site is highlighting what it thinks are opportunities in the coming year. While Kickstarter’s …

Four Gut Reactions That Can Derail Your 401(k)

The Debt-Free Degree: An eBook From Forbes<p>A diploma without debt is well within your reach. Strategize a plan to defeat student loans now.<p>Far too often, investors use their gut reactions to invest. For those saving for retirement, this is like bulking up on junk food. The end result is not …

Investing

What Next-Generation Wi-Fi Models Could Mean for Secure Mobility

With the adoption of the Internet of Things and Internet of Everything, advances in mobility and next-generation Wi-Fi are driving faster speeds, higher signal quality and more reliable connectivity. With the upcoming ratification of the two waves of the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, how are emerging …

Wi-Fi

UK on course to post strongest growth since 2007

Stronger levels of consumer spending pushes growth higher as ONS revises up GDP estimates over past year<p>Britain is on course to post its strongest annual growth since 2007 according to official data – though the same figures showed the recovery is badly out of kilter, with the UK’s trade deficit …

Economics

UK current account gap at 24-year high, growth revised up | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s current account deficit ballooned to its widest since 1989 in the third quarter, suggesting its strong recovery is vulnerable to weak growth overseas and highlighting concerns that the economy remains unbalanced.<p>Shoppers cast shadows as they walk along a pedestrianized …

Will Aunt Mary’s apartment lower Marriott’s prices?

It’s got name recognition, a group of loyal devotees, and as of Monday, a fancy new advertising campaign complete with its own short film. But is …

Chinamasa forecasts: Fact or fiction?

FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa yesterday presented the US$4,1 billion 2014 national budget,optimistically projecting a 6,1 % growth rate, up from …

How CoVenture's Founder Went From Sleeping In Union Square To Investing In 20 Companies

It was 19-year-old Ali Hamed’s summer before sophomore year at Cornell, and instead of taking a summer job or going home to Southern California he found himself sleeping in Union Square Park.<p>Hamed was a former athlete, attending Cornell to play baseball. His dreams of playing pro had been dashed …

The Economist on Twitter: "#BlackRock is easily the biggest investor in the world, with $4.1 trillion of directly controlled assets http://t.co/s5N3zWSkxR"

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Nine Formulas For Wealth Building

If you want to retire in style, you’d better know the numbers. We have some formulas that will provide them.<p>The objective here is to steer you to wiser investments and give you some insights about what will happen to your assets and liabilities over time. The formulas are not complicated. They all …

The $500 Million Baby: Meet 'Mo' Dewji, Who Vows To Be Africa's Richest Man

<i>After studying business at Georgetown University, Mohammed ‘MO’ Dewji returned to Tanzania, took over his father’s commodities trading business and transformed it what he describes as a $1.3 billion (revenues) manufacturing empire. He plans to become the richest man in Africa by 2023.</i><p>It’s a …

Great Leaders Trust Themselves...And You

Trust is a fascinating thing. You can’t see it, count it, put your hands on it – but its presence or absence is key to success. And this is true both personally and professionally: in most of the failed marriages <i>and</i> failed business relationships I’ve seen, lack of trust has been at least part of …

If You Want To Be A Sucessful Entrepreneur, Start Here

Invariably, when I talk to people about why everyone will need to become an entrepreneur–or at the very least master entrepreneurial thought and action—people immediately have questions such as:<p>What specific things will I need to know;<br>• How important are my networking efforts going to be and<br>• How am I …

7 ways to make your presentation message stick

1. Be different<p>Work out how you can stand out from all the other speakers. For example, Steve Jobs stood out as a presenter because of his …

Public Speaking

Alcohol without the hangover? It's closer than you think

Imagine enjoying a seasonal drink at a Christmas party without the risk of a hangover the next day, or being able then to take an antidote that would allow you to drive home safely. It sounds like science fiction but these ambitions are well within the grasp of modern neuroscience.<p>Alcohol is both …

Seven networking tips for introverts

But a key part of my job is getting out into the world and meeting people, conducting interviews and building up contacts – so it’s a good job I’m a …

Networking

How The 92nd-Ranked Tennis Player In The World Earns A Comfortable Living

In July Michael Russell won a tennis tournament in Manta, Ecuador, logging 8,628 miles just to get there and back. It was one of his best performances all year and the victory netted him $5,000, yet he barely broke even on the week-long venture. Welcome to the bizarre and trying world of …

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MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete

Here's a scary statistic: In 2007, 87 percent of households in the U.S. used air conditioning, compared to just 11 percent of households in Brazil …

The Future of Wearable Technology: Smaller, Cheaper, Faster, and Truly Personal Computing

For the past few years, industry pundits have been predicting the death of the personal computer. I look at it a bit differently—the personal computer is not dying, but is becoming even more personal. It is now something you’re going to wear—in your clothing, jewelry, shoes, glasses, watches, and …

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Why the 1% should pay tax at 80%

In the United States, the share of total pre-tax income accruing to the top 1% has more than doubled, from less than 10% in the 1970s to over 20% today (pdf). A similar pattern is true of other English-speaking countries. Contrary to the widely-held view, however, globalisation and new technologies …

I Just Used Square Cash To Pay A Contractor $500

I just used the brand spankin’ new Square Cash service, started by Twitter co-Founder Jack Dorsey, to send $500 to a contractor via email. Based on the experience I would have to say the credit card industry as we know it is dead. Or at least soon will be.<p>I run an online marketing firm. I have …

The World's Most Reputable Cities

What cities around the globe have the best all-around reputations? What does that even mean and why does it matter? The Reputation Institute, a global private consulting firm based in New York and Copenhagen, has just released its third annual list of 100 cities, ranked according to ratings in …

Tough Love: Should Boomerang Kids Pay Rent To Their Parents?

<i>By Lambeth Hochwald</i><p>When Carol Weis’ daughter graduated from college in 2006 with a degree in sociology, she didn’t have a job waiting for her. So, she got a lackluster retail gig and moved into her mom’s Massachusetts condo. At the time, Weis, who works as a substitute teacher and editor, says she …

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle. That’s right, early rising is a common trait found in many CEOs, government officials, and other influential people. …