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US Volkswagen chief admits knew of emissions problem in 2014

In testimony released ahead of his hearing with the House energy committee, Michael Horn offered a "sincere apology" for Volkswagen's use of a software program "that served to defeat the regular emissions testing regime."<p>He also admitted he was made aware of "a possible emissions non-compliance" in …

Market Capitalization

Volkswagen scandal: now millions of petrol cars could be affected

Campaigners warned that petrol cars could also be drawn into the Volkswagen diesel scandal<p>British motorists with petrol-fuelled cars were warned they face being dragged into the Volkswagen emissions rigging scandal, that is threatening the future of diesel cars.<p>On Tuesday Transport Secretary …

Dear Self-Published Author: Do NOT Write Four Books a Year

No matter what experts tell you, no matter what trends, conventional wisdom, social media chatter or your friends in the Facebook writers group insist upon, do NOT write four books a year. I mean it. Don't.<p>Unless they're four gorgeously written, painstakingly molded, amazingly rendered and …

Writing

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is having twins.</b> She says she will work throughout her pregnancy and take "limited time away" after giving birth.<p><b>2. Twitter tested new GIF-making tools during the VMAs.</b> The new features allow Twitter users to create animated videos and overlay them with stickers.<p><b>3. Today</b> …

Advertising

The 29 Best Movies on Netflix You Should Watch Right Now

You may not realize how many <i>great</i> movies there are on Netflix right now, including brilliant documentaries about sushi masters, mass murderers and Bob Marley, and tons of movie classics you've always meant to watch, like "Sunset Blvd." and "The French Connection."<p>There are also devastatingly good …

Bob Marley

51 free online resources for starting a business

Being an entrepreneur means sticking your neck — and wallet — on the line for a product you believe in.<p>It won't be cheap.<p>There will be plenty of costs, some you've never expected.<p>Thankfully, there are free tools to start a business available online.<p>We've compiled this list of free tools to start a …

Small Business

Boston Consulting Group executive says the best managers practice these 5 habits

Recognizing that things like meeting structure, team communication, and payroll determination need to be changed is one thing, but knowing <i>how</i> to lead through these changes is another.<p>Perry Keenan is a senior partner and managing director at Boston Consulting Group, and from nearly three decades …

Management

How rich Warren Buffett was at your age

In fact, 99 percent of his immense wealth was earned after his 50th birthday, reports Business Insider.<p>That doesn't mean Buffett, 84, was a late bloomer in any sense. He started his financial path toward wealth at a very young age and built his fortune slowly over the years, decade by decade — …

Demographics
Education Technology

Batman V. Superman's Henry Cavill Teases Warner Bros. Big Plans For DC Comics Movies

Even Superman knows that he’s far from the center of DC’s Cinematic Universe.<p>The Man of Steel himself, Henry Cavill, recently touched on Warner …