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Unlocking potential: Growth strategies for female entrepreneurs

This course will challenge how you think about growing your business, giving you the necessary tools to help you plan and execute your next level of growth<p>Not-news-flash: workplace inequality is still a major issue. Even women who work for themselves still face the reality of economic disparity …

The ugly truth behind Guatemala’s fast-growing, super-efficient palm oil industry

Guatemala is among the world’s most prolific palm-oil-producing countries, but it also appears to be one of the cruelest.<p>A new report (pdf) released by the international labor watchdog Verité details the labor and human rights problems in Guatemala’s fast-growing palm oil industry. And there are …

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The U.S. Cities Where the Rich Are Most Segregated From Everyone Else

Vietnam's Solution for Corrupt Bankers: Firing Squads

BANGKOK — For the most part, American bankers whose rash pursuit of profit brought on the 2008 global financial collapse didn’t get indicted. They got bonuses.<p>Odds are that scandal would have played out differently in Vietnam, another nation struggling with misbehaving bankers.<p>The authoritarian …

India Is Becoming A New Frontier In Mining Personal Data

My last article described how Indian marriage web sites publish far more intimate details about people than Americans are accustomed to, including details such as blood type and HIV status. These disclosures cover millions of people. Indians are totally fine with it: the upside of revealing such …

A Guide to Citigroup's Troubles with the Feds

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Wednesday night, <i>The New York Times</i> reported that the FBI and U.S. attorneys in New York City …

Blacks fall further behind whites, Latinos in job market, report says

African Americans are falling further behind their white and Latino counterparts when it comes to employment and income, according to a new report from the National Urban League released Thursday.<p>The annual report, called the State of Black America, noted that 13.1% of African Americans were …

Paid App Market Is Shrinking With Stunning Speed

Tired and disgusted with free apps that try to hawk in-game purchases and ads to you at every turn? There is no escape; the entire app market is going freemium. The reason for the rapid transition is spelled out by App Annie’s new survey. It claims that revenue from paid apps dropped by a drastic …

Weird weather and war are making your food more expensive

The winter of 2014 hasn’t been kind to the cost of breakfast, lunch, and dinner.<p>Food prices have jumped more than 5% since the start of the year, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s food price index, which was updated this morning with new data for March. Sugar, cereals, and …

T-Mobile CEO Fires Back After Losing BlackBerry Sales Arrangement

BlackBerry and T-Mobile executives should read Jordan’s #love column. Breaking up over the Internet is rough on everyone.<p>In a letter released this evening, T-Mobile’s outspoken CEO John Legere talked about BlackBerry’s separation with the wireless carrier and reassured BlackBerry customers that …

Shipping industry sees signs of hope

Headwinds facing the shipping industry have seen widespread rationalisation and many operators go under.<p>However, there seem to be glimmers of hope.<p>Dubai's DP World, the world's fourth-largest port operator, saw stronger net profit last year, up 10.9% at $604m, from $545m in 2012.<p>So has it weathered …

Unsurprisingly, Microsoft Is Bullish About Developer Reaction To Its New Tools

This morning Microsoft announced a grip of new developer tools and other goodies at its Build conference in San Francisco. Crowd reaction during the lengthy keynote appeared to be mostly friendly to the stage show.<p>I sat with Microsoft’s corporate vice president Soma Somasegar this afternoon after …

U.S. trade deficit climbs to $42.3 billion in February

The U.S. trade deficit climbed to the highest level in five months in February as demand for American exports fell while imports increased slightly.<p>The deficit increased to $42.3 billion, which was 7.7% above the January imbalance of $39.3 billion, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.<p>U.S. …

How Nigeria will become Africa's biggest economy

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1066000/1066624_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524653655_9217f75ea6aacb0aad6687125631d3cc<p><b>Nigeria is to "rebase" its gross domestic product (GDP) on Sunday 6 April, which should push it above South Africa as the continent's biggest economy.</b> …

Overdraft fees hit a record

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Gold ends above $1,300, scores gain for the week

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gold futures closed back above $1,300 an ounce on Friday to score a gain for the week after analysts said data showing …

Companies rein in flashy perks, find other rewards for CEOs | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - For some executives, corporate perks are getting just a little less exciting.<p>U.S. casino magnate Steve Wynn, head of Wynn Resorts Ltd and Wynn Macau Ltd, introduces the company's latest casino resort during a news conference in Macau June 5, 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip<p>A number of …

China bank stress tests reportedly in the works