John Scuras

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The recession fearmongers might have it dead wrong

The recession fearmongers might be dead wrong.<p>We recently detailed why some economists are spooked about the economy.<p>Harvard professor Larry Summers also noted that the consensus of economists has failed to forecast a recession one year in advance in post-war America. So, once again, we may not …

Samsung Pay finally available to Verizon users with a Galaxy S6/edge/edge+ or Note 5

With Verizon’s logo notably absent from the list of Samsung Pay U.S. launch partners, it had been unclear if or when the company might allow its customers to use the service. That uncertainty has now ended, with the app available to Verizon customers in the Google Play store. Customers on other …

Google Play

Cisco partners with Fanuc for IoT

Cisco CEO Chuck RobbinsBusiness Insider<p>See Also<p>Cisco's new CEO Chuck Robbins is convinced that the company's future rests on the big new thing called the Internet of Things, where all kinds of machines and objects get sensors, apps and join the internet.<p>On Monday, at a press conference at the …

Internet of Things

'Glue' trick grows bigger perovskite solar cells - Futurity

Perovskite solar cells are cheap to make and their efficiency is improving. They need to scale up from lab size, and a little trick may make that …

Video lets you imagine Earth breathing

NASA video simulating a massive typhoon spinning toward China, with something extra added. Plus a word about the Gaia hypothesis.<p>A friend sent a link …

Universe

How to Create To-Do Lists in Notes

The improvements to the Notes app are some of the most helpful upgrades for iOS 9. Now you can add links, include sketches, and create checkable to-do lists. Whether you want to set yourself weekly goals or you want a grocery list you won’t forget at home, it’s easy and ever so efficient.<p>To create …

Butter Cookies

Is Google Maps draining your battery? Here's how to fix it

Battery life – it’s one of those things every single one of us wants more of. And while it’s understandable apps will make that juice trickle out of your phone little by little, it seems some are just punching a whole through the battery and letting all the goods stream out.<p>Even more annoying is …

Android News

Here's how the growing corporate debt bubble could burst

Wall Street bankers have pushed corporate executives to become more and more comfortable with debt. Perhaps they have pushed too far.<p>Earlier last …

Market history is calling, and it's saying stock performance will be crappy for another ~10 years

If history is a guide, it's likely to stay weak for at least another 10 years.<p>Why?<p>Because stocks are still fantastically expensive relative to most of recorded history.<p>And in the past, when stocks have been this expensive — or close to this expensive — performance over the next decade has been …

Stock Markets

US high-speed wireless is actually among the world's slowest

Early adopters of 4G LTE cellular technology such as the US and UK are falling behind in terms of speed as more nations deploy and upgrade their networks.<p>The US is rapidly falling behind the majority of other countries when it comes to high-speed wireless technology LTE, commonly known as 4G, …

4G LTE

Problems at Volkswagen Start in the Boardroom

There is a long tradition of scandal and skulduggery in the auto industry, but few schemes appear as premeditated as Volkswagen’s brazen move to use sophisticated software to circumvent United States emissions standards.<p>That such a thing could happen at Volkswagen, Germany’s largest company and the …

Volkswagen

Pratt prepping for big production increase on F-35 jet engines

The logo of U.S. manufacturer Pratt & Whitney is seen on an engine of Swiss airline's new Bombardier CS100 passenger jet at Zurich airport near the town of Kloten Thomson Reuters<p>By Andrea Shalal<p>NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) - Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp , on Monday said it …

Alibaba pins U.S. growth hopes on Goldman's China rainmaker | Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is hoping a Canadian Olympic gold medallist once tipped to be the next chief executive of Goldman Sachs Group Inc will help them make it big in the United States.<p>Michael Evans, who turns 58 this month, retired from the U.S. investment bank in 2013, …

China

Misery is deepening in Puerto Rico

He's turned off the air conditioning to lower his power bill. With fewer customers, he's cut staff hours and tried to make up the lost income by raising some prices. But Puerto Rico's entrenched economic crisis is leading people to either cut their personal spending to the basics or flee to the …

Caribbean

Advocates fear more impunity in Mexico photographer killing

MEXICO CITY (AP) — With an investigation barely underway, Mexican journalist protection groups are already expressing fears that authorities won't …

Mexico

Hundreds of civilians killed in US-led air strikes on Isis targets – report

The air campaign against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has killed more than 450 civilians, according to a new report, even though the US-led coalition has so far acknowledged just two non-combatant deaths.<p>More than 5,700 air strikes have been launched in the campaign, which nears its first …

Middle East

'Hey Dad, What Does Good Leadership Look Like?'

<b>"Hey Dad, What Does Good Leadership Look Like?"</b><p>My youngest recently challenged me with this question. It was something he was asked in an interview to join a Leadership Academy. It should have been fairly straightforward to answer. After all, I work to support leaders everyday. Yet how do I explain …

Avoid These Three Traps and Become a More Decisive Leader

I recently oversaw a study designed to clarify the relationship between pivotal decisions and leadership. Based on our nationwide survey of 500 …

What golf has taught me about leadership

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Rudyard Kipling must have been a golfer. In his famous poem, …