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Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

11 Differences between the Middle Class and the Wealthy

When I was in college, my grandfather gave me a book to read, titled The Richest Man in Babylon. And he told me that if I read it and lived by it, I …

Income Inequality

10 steps to starting a business while keeping your full-time job

I listed a number of reasons why this makes sense. I even included some practical steps.<p>But I didn't go far enough.<p>So here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people how to create meaningful self-employed careers.<p>(His online courses "Launching a Business …

This 'investment banking training’ course bundle could help you land a job in finance

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>How far can you go in the finance industry? Thos Robinson/Getty Images If you're vying for an entry- or junior-level position at a top …

Economists agree...A huge tax hike is coming

The latest is Inequality: What Can Be Done by Anthony Atkinson, where he argues this is an issue that cannot be left to the market, but one that requires political debate and action.<p>Indeed, even Republicans are talking about these issues. And Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton …

Economics

STOCKS GET SLAMMED, DOLLAR SURGES: Here's what you need to know

First, the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow:</b> 18,041.54, -190.48, (-1.04%)• <b><br>S&P 500:</b> 2,104.20, -21.86, (-1.03%)• <b><br>Nasdaq:</b> 5,032.75, -56.61, (-1.11%)<p>And now, the top stories on Tuesday:<p><b>DON'T MISS: Stock market complacency is back »</b>

Asia stocks ruffled by Greece crunch, Fed rate hike views

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were ruffled Wednesday by Greece's impending cash crunch and expectations the Federal Reserve will …

Stock Markets

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Welcome to Wednesday.<p>The mood has improved since Tuesday's drop.<p>Here are five things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:<p><b>1. Stock market overview:</b> U.S. stock futures are holding steady following a Tuesday pullback. Investors seem to have been concerned about an upcoming …

Stock Markets

China sets up giant gold fund to expand its market power

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — China has set up its largest gold-investment fund ever, expected to total 100 billion yuan ($16 billion), aiming to invest …

Self-Taught Investor Beating Peers With Lesson From Lynch

Finny Kuruvilla has a master’s from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a doctorate and medical degree from Harvard University.<p>In his spare …

Investing

Central banks have restored the fortunes that were lost during the financial crisis

Bond investors also enjoyed big gains as yields fell and prices rose. For example, US bond mutual funds had capital gains totaling $522 billion since the start of 2009. As we noted yesterday, the 12-month average of the median existing home price is up 29% since February 2012, while real estate …

China has more than 1 million millionaires

Show me the yuan!<p>China is now home to more than one million millionaires, thanks to soaring private wealth in the world's second-largest economy, according to a report by Bain and Co. The biggest concentration -- at least 100,000 -- is to be found in Guangdong province, just over the border from …

China

Cannabis ads have marketers seeing green

Supplying marijuana for medicinal use is already a well-established industry in Canada. Now, as recreational use of marijuana becomes legal in more …

It's official: Chinese stocks have surged over 100%

Chinese markets just keep powering ahead.<p>The Shenzhen Composite rallied 3.6% on Tuesday, pushing gains so far this year over 100%, and easily making it the world's top performing stock market.<p>Stocks in Shanghai and Hong Kong have also surged year to date, climbing 20% and 52% respectively.<p>That …

Stock Markets

Bond Traders Uncover Secret to Rates That Fed Doesn’t Get

Forget 2015. The real play for bond traders is 2016.<p>For years, the $12.6 trillion U.S. Treasury market has signaled -- correctly -- that the Federal …

The US economy goes into recession every year

Putting aside why economy-watchers are so easily fooled or confused after so many episodes of the same show, it's worth understanding why this occurs.<p>Bank of America Merrill Lynch's US economist Ethan Harris explains the quirks in the data that lead to this annual freak-out (emphasis mine):<p><i>The</i> …

Fed’s Fischer sees short-term rate at 3.25%-4% in three to four years

HERZLIYA, Israel---Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said Monday the central bank expects to follow a “gradual and relatively slow” …

The Fashionable Investing Trend You Should Avoid

Recently a simple approach to value investing has become fashionable: Instead of hunting for bargains, buy all the stocks in the market, but "tilt" …

GOLDMAN: On Friday, we witnessed the 'first sign' of a major turn in US oil production

Data from the driller Baker Hughes showed that the oil-rig count fell by just one. Though it was the 24th straight week of a decline, it was the slowest pace seen during this streak.<p>In a note published Friday, Goldman Sachs' Damien Courvalin and Raquel Ohana further point out that the horizontal …

Forex manipulation further undermines trust in international banking

A new scandal undermining the reputation of international banking has been added to a long list of previous cases. Under the spotlight this time is a group of leading institutions in Europe and the US.<p>Analysts say a regulatory void underlies the accusations<br>and subsequent multi-million dollar fines …

Stocks cautious over Greece, China notches another big gain

TOKYO (AP) — European shares mostly fell Tuesday as markets reopened after holidays in several countries, with concerns over Greece's debt crisis …

Stock Markets

The New Data Options That Drive Decisions

Companies with better data win, right? Well, it’s not that simple. In fact, the increasing amount of data available for companies to interpret (or misinterpret), the new mobile and social platforms available to marketing executives, and the natural resistance to data-driven decision-making combine …

Big Data

Transportation Stocks Are Spoiling The Market's New High Party

With the DJIA, S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes making new highs, clearly stocks are enjoying positive market times – right? Well, maybe not. There is an apparent smudge on this happy picture, put there by wrong-way transportation stock performance. (The table below shows the numerous backwards movements …

Stock Markets

Opinion: Selling stocks in May can keep your cash cool this summer

The month of May has been pretty merry for investors, with the S&P 500 up more than 2%.<p>So maybe the old adage to “sell in May and go away” is a bad …

What I wish I knew about money on graduation day

On Graduation Day you're probably giddy from people telling you: "Congratulations!" and "Seize the day!"<p>Here's what they should tell you: Dream big about many things, including your finances.<p>Paying your bills is part of saving the world. In fact, the better you are at handling your money, the more …

Personal Finance

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Australia dumbs down as government bets on baristas over brains

Every country in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has a plan to grow its scientific enterprise and aid its translation into …