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14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Self-improvement

How an 'oddball' team created one of Facebook's biggest threats to Google

Last quarter, 80% of company's $5.63 billion in ad revenue came from injecting a wide variety of different ad types amid the vacation pics, BuzzFeed quizzes, and political rants you see on your smartphone News Feed.<p>But the ads that Facebook makes money from don't just appear on Facebook (or …

The Last Strong Part of Nintendo’s Business Is In Trouble

Be it free-to-play mobile games or the Nintendo NX, the company will need a boost soon.<p>The common refrain when it comes to Nintendo's economic troubles is that the sales of handhelds prop up whatever else the company is doing. Even Shigeru Miyamoto admits that the Wii U is a flop, but Nintendo …

The Rise Of The Branded Internet In China [Infographic]

Every day, an estimated 150,000 new Chinese shoppers join the ranks of the hundreds of millions in the country who have discovered the world of e-commerce. Online retail penetration in China reached 11% in 2014 and surpassed RMB 2.9 trillion in total value. Penetration is expected to double by …

China

In the last 115 years, only one thing has stopped a profit collapse from leading to recession

Corporate profits are tanking.<p>For yet another quarter, American companies have taken a hit on their bottom lines.<p>And while a drop in corporate profits hasn't yet led to a broad economic slowdown, history says that it is only a matter of time until we're in recession.<p>Unless something drastic happens.<p>…

How Bernie Sanders, the Socialist, Quietly Entered the Top 4% of Earners

Bernie Sanders has charted his own, highly unbeaten path in politics. A self-described Socialist, Sander hasn’t just eschewed the familiar trappings …

A former Bear Stearns exec describes what it's like to be a mom on Wall Street

"I was shocked," Sherry tells Business Insider.<p>To protect themselves from having no coverage should she not return from maternity leave, Sherry says her former employer, Bear Stearns, where she was a managing director for 11 years until she left in the 1990s, had brought someone else in to share …

7 common pieces of financial advice you should probably ignore

Despite the fact that financial experts have your best interest at heart when espousing advice, the truth is, everyone's situation is different, and advice that works well for one person won't necessarily do the same for another.<p>With that in mind, the following are seven pieces of financial advice …

Fallen giants block path to S&P bull market

Anyone expecting a quick exit from the first global bear market in four years should take a look at all the money being lost in sectors dear to individual investors.<p>In a switch from 2015, consumer and technology companies have come to dominate the list of worst-performing American stocks this year, …

Stock Markets

6 Bank Stocks to Buy Now Before They Snap Back, Says BMO Capital Markets

<i>Editors' Pick: Originally published Feb. 16.</i><p>Bank stocks have reacted strongly to the global market meltdown, and analysts from BMO Capital Markets, a …

3 Smart Investment Strategies for 2016

Choosing where to invest can be an extremely difficult task for most people. No matter how much knowledgeable you are, there is always a risk of incurring losses if the investment is not handled correctly. It isn't possible for an individual to handle his/her wealth on his own.<p>The market is …

Investing

Why Real Estate Is One of the Best Ways to Make Money

<i>This post appeared first on</i> <i>Make Money Your Way</i><i>.</i><p>After a decade of saving and investing, I think real estate is one of the best ways to make money and build wealth. Here is why.<p>There are many ways to turn a profit with real estate.<p>When you buy a stock, the only way you can make money is if the stock …

'Poisonous and grossly irresponsible' conspiracy theories are floating about Justice Antonin Scalia’s death

The predominantly right-wing conspiracy theorists who believe foul play might have been involved point out that Scalia's cause of death has not been officially determined and an autopsy was not ordered.<p>Some note that Scalia, who died at 79, was pronounced dead over the phone and was allegedly found …

30 years of bear markets - history tells us what's next

Is the bear market here to stay? We look back at previous sell-offs to try and find the answer<p>Global stock markets have suffered their worst start to the year since the Great Depression.<p>Britain’s leading blue chip share index, the FTSE 100, has fallen 20pc since last April.<p>Last week the panic …

Stock Markets

How the market panic unfolded across the globe

Market turmoil: Five days that shook investors and sent stock and bond markets into a tailspin<p><i>This is one part of The Telegraph's coverage of the week's market carnage.</i><p><i>You can also read about the week that shook financial markets, and the potential spillovers from European banks.</i><p><i>Monday</i><p>A tumultuous …

Stock Markets

3 reasons why the gold rally is the real deal

Gold prices peaked at $1,900 per ounce in September 2011. It was the end of a spectacular, decade-long bull market, during which the precious metal's value increased a phenomenal 645 percent.<p>Since then, gold has struggled to regain momentum as an ever-climbing stock market has drawn more and more …

Have we reached the tipping point for investing in renewable energy?

As oil prices bottom out and fossil fuels no longer offer strong returns, investment dollars are starting to move to renewable energy<p>Divestment – the decision to voluntarily reduce one’s fossil fuel investments – has been a hot button topic of discussion since 2011, when university students began …

Renewable Energy

Can An MBA Change Lives? This Stanford AND Harvard Grad Thinks So

Investing in a business education is a major undertaking, and applicants focus a lot of attention on the immediate return that a place in a top business school will achieve. Whether in the data provided by schools on the latest graduating class, or in media rankings such as Forbes and the FT, …

College & University

New Lender Worry: Oil Firms Max Out Credit Lines — Energy Journal

Struggling oil and gas companies are maxing out revolving credit lines typically used to cover short-term funding gaps, raising fresh concerns about banks’ exposure to the decline in energy prices.

Dow Jones

South Korea’s ugly sell-off capped an awful week for Asian stocks

It’s been a bad week for the stock market in Asia. Japanese stocks have had their worst week since the global financial crisis, and Hong Kong shares recorded their worst start to the Chinese New Year in more than 20 years.<p>But today (Feb. 12), the pain was felt most acutely in South Korea. Trading …

Stock Markets

Corporate results offer little hope to wary U.S. stock investors | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As Wall Street struggles to find its footing after a shaky start to the year, investors are not getting any solace from corporate earnings.<p>Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) February 12, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid<p>Bleak profit expectations for …

Markets

The guy who predicted the 10-year would fall to 1.50% now thinks it's going even lower

Could problems with the banking sector depress US growth? Not really, because the decline in energy prices and the plunge in emerging market valuations hold only limited risk for the US banking system.<p>And if you have a lingering doubt about whether the Fed rate hike on December 16 has anything to …

Don’t get smoked by your marijuana investment

Marijuana sales continue to boom and more people are looking for ways to cash in. However, as investment opportunities increase, so do risks.<p>The …

The Federal Reserve is bracing for deflation for the first time since the 1930s

Deflation is a scary proposition for central bankers and investors alike, and the fact that the Fed is including it in this year's stress tests is both reassuring that the tests will be so thorough, but it's also a scary omen that Janet Yellen and Co. think deflation could be on the horizon.<p>The …

Canadian dollar strengthens as crude oil prices surge | News Home | Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar rose against its U.S. counterpart on Friday as a surge in oil prices supported the risk-sensitive commodity currency, even as solid U.S. retail sales data helped drive broader gains for the greenback.<p>A Canadian dollar coin, commonly known as the "Loonie", is …

Business (Canada)

Why boomers are loading up on debt and millennials aren’t

A new report from the New York Federal Reserve shows older Americans have been ramping up their debt while younger Americans have not.<p>In real terms, …

Those Who Dismissed The Importance Of Declining Airfares Now Are Learning A Tough History Lesson

Low oil prices are still fueling the unprecedented profits party at the U.S. airlines, even as financial markets fall and economies stumble badly. But some of the financial carnage suffered in the last 50 days might have been avoided had investors and those who attempt to manage economies not …

Oil

Prepare for the worst: Venezuela is heading toward complete disaster

THE POLITICAL drama in Venezuela, where a populist, authoritarian government is attempting to cling to power despite losing a legislative election by a landslide, tends to obscure a deeper crisis. Though it is awash in oil, the country of 30 million people is facing an economic collapse and a …

Venezuela