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The 15 Flower Tricks We Swear By

From a penny in the water (genius!) to how scotch tape can make your arrangement perfect<p>Jessica Marshall, owner of Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio in Las Vegas and NYC, let our sister site, Cosmopolitan.com, in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your house with beautiful flowers easy …

Swimming Pools

The Only 5 Juice Recipes You'll Ever Need

The founders of LA's Pressed Juicery release their first book and share their secret recipes with BAZAAR.<p>If you're cool and you live in LA—or your name is Jessica Alba, Madonna, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Nicole Richie or Emma Roberts—then you're probably a huge fan of the Pressed Juicery, a …

These Interview Fake-Outs Reveal What Your Employer Really Wants To Know

By Joshua Rivera5 minute Read<p>There are few professional rituals as steadfast as the job interview. But there is one way in which interviews are …

How Many Jobs Does Fracking Really Create?

Frack­ing cre­ates jobs.<p>That’s the linch­pin of the oil and gas in­dustry ar­gu­ment for per­mit­ting the con­tro­ver­sial drilling prac­tice. And …

California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses, Then To Schools

Cannon Michael runs an 11,000-acre farm in California's Central Valley. His family has been farming in the state for six generations.<p>Michael's multimillion-dollar operation usually provides a wealth of crops including tomatoes, onions and melons. But recently, he's pretty pessimistic about work.<p>"It …

Gauge of US economy up for 3rd straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of the U.S. economy's health rose in March for the third consecutive month, a sign of stronger growth after harsh winter …

BP is refusing to pay for Gulf oil spill research

The company denied government requests for funding meant to assess the spill’s environmental impact<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>April 21, 2014 2:07pm (UTC)<p>Four years after the Deepwater Horizon Explosion, BP is making much of its commitment to clean up the Gulf of Mexico -- but it's refusing to cough up the money …

Fannie, Freddie cut housing-market forecasts for 2014 - Capitol Report - MarketWatch

On the heels of a choppy first quarter, federally controlled mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have cut their forecasts for the U.S. …

Top court declines Exxon's appeal in water pollution case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a ruling against Exxon Mobil Corp that ordered the company to pay $105 million in damages for polluting New York City’s groundwater with a toxic gasoline additive.<p>A view of the Exxon Mobil refinery in Baytown, Texas September 15, …

China just revealed a major state secret: nearly 20% of its farmland is polluted

Almost one-fifth of China’s farmland is polluted, according to a government report released this week. Officials have acknowledged the country’s problems with water and air pollution, but the extent of soil contamination has been a closely guarded “state secret,” for fear of incriminating certain …

Pollution

Payrolls in California grow by 11,800

California's employers added 11,800 jobs in March, a modest increase but one that nevertheless kept momentum going in the job market.<p>The unemployment rate, meanwhile, held steady at 8.1% from the month-earlier revised figure, the state's Employment Development Department reported Friday.<p>"We are …

Banks fiddled while Rome burned: how to predict the next global financial crisis

Looking back, it was easy to see that the crash was coming. There had been too much cheap money. Debt had exploded. Speculation was rife. The gap between rich and poor had widened. Welfare spending had risen. The financial system was so stretched that even a modest tightening of policy was enough …

Tax dodging: George Osborne plans to strengthen criminal law

George Osborne is planning to make it easier to impose jail terms or heavy fines on British residents using offshore tax havens to cheat the exchequer out of billions in revenue.<p>The chancellor, who is in Washington at the International Monetary Fund's spring meeting, has drafted a criminal offence …

Colorado Will Bring In More Than $100 Million In Marijuana Tax Revenues This Year

The state began levying sales and excise taxes on recreational marijuana on January 1, 2014. Moody's Investors Service, in a report released Friday, said legal sales in Colorado will reduce the size of the black market and revenue from legal sales will mean more tax payments flowing into state …

Five hurdles the troubled Co-operative Group must leap to get back on track

Another crucial week for the Co-operative Group begins on Monday as the troubled chain of supermarkets, pharmacies and funeral homes prepares to publish its annual results. Before he walked out after a leak to the <i>Observer</i> about his £6.6m pay deal, chief executive Euan Sutherland had warned that the …

Shark Fin Exports To Hong Kong Fall By 35 Percent, Demand Plunges In China

Here's some much-needed good news for our shark friends: The Hong Kong chapter of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) announced this week that the volume of shark fins exported to Hong Kong fell by about 35 percent between 2012 and 2013.<p>Shark fin exports to Hong Kong represent about half of the …

Japan Is Doomed Unless It Learns to Love Inflation

For 25 years, Japan has shied away from trying to increase inflation. But now that it's trying to get prices to rise by 2 percent, it needs to do much more.<p>It's hard to believe, but Japan's total economy is smaller now than it was 20 years ago.<p>The country's story has become an all-too-familiar one: …

Japan prices rise for ninth month ahead of tax increase

<b>Consumer prices in Japan increased by 1.3% in February compared with the same period last year, marking the ninth month in a row of gains.</b><p>The figure met analysts' expectations, but is still well below Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's inflation target of 2%.<p>Japanese consumer spending also slowed, …

Try It Now Inside the Market

Fed On Target To Raise Interest Rates In Spring 2015

Last Wednesday, Janet Yellen presided over a press conference as the new chairman of the Federal Reserve following the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC’s) two day meeting and its release of the official FOMC statement.<p>Markets hung on every word and some confusion was created …

17 million reasons to raise the minimum wage

I have 17 million reasons for wanting to increase the minimum wage. Yes, 17 million—the number of children whose lives would be a little more secure …

Income Inequality

Associated Press News

Consumer spending increases in February while inflation stays low

WASHINGTON -- Consumer spending increased last month the most since November as Americans appeared to start shaking off the effects of severe winter weather.<p>Spending rose 0.3% in February, up from 0.2% the previous month, the Commerce Department said Friday. The report was in line with economists …

At These Companies, Interns Make More Than The U.S. Median Household Income

It’s time to do some serious life evaluation. Glassdoor has compiled a list of the top 25 companies with the best-paid internships, and annualized, interns at all of these organizations make more than the median household income in the U.S., which sits at around $53,000. With that kind of money, …

Demographics

Time To Buy China?

Late last year, <i>Asia Confidential</i> made a seemingly outrageous call: that junior gold miners would likely prove the great contrarian trade of 2014. At the time, these stocks were the most hated assets on the planet. By a distance. But valuations were at more than decade lows. And many companies were …

Oil Industry Gets An Earful As It Eyes Florida's Everglades

As oil production goes, Florida isn't much of a player. The state produced less than 2 million barrels last year, which is how much oil Texas pumps from its wells each day.<p>That's about to change as the revolution in oil drilling technology comes to Florida.<p>One of the areas targeted for oil drilling …

High demand for pot jobs: huge turnout at Colorado marijuana job fair

Looking for a job as a bud-tender? Get in line.<p>A marijuana-industry job fair in Colorado saw a massive turnout Thursday of job seekers who waited in line for information about employment in the expanding industry following the legalization of recreational marijuana use in the state.<p>More than a …