Mohammed Salah

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No, Free Trade Didn't Lift Millions Out of Poverty

One of the biggest myths one hears about free trade is that it has "lifted millions out of poverty." This thoughtless piece of happy-talk is a favorite boast of Thomas Friedman (author, <i>The Lexus and the Olive Tree</i>) types and those who never woke up from the late-1990s dream of uncontrolled …

Economics

Good Stocks for Bad Times

<b>By Jon Birger</b><p>Illustration by Mario De Meyer<p>December 3, 2015, 6:30 AM EDT<p><i>The world is rife with turmoil and volatility. But we’ve found 16 investments</i> …

Investing

PayPal, Square and big banking's war on the sex industry

For nearly a decade, PayPal, JPMorgan Chase, Visa/MasterCard, and now Square, have systematically denied or closed accounts of small businesses, artists and independent contractors whose business happens to be about sex. These payment processing authorities have also coerced websites to cease …

How the attacks in Paris might change Islamic banking

Will the atrocities in France change the future for Sharia-compliant banking?<p>When Daud Vicary Abdullah stood in front of a packed ballroom at the Global Insurance Symposium in the US city of Des Moines, Iowa, in May, he could feel tension filling the room.<p>Abdullah was there to talk about a sector …

Islam

Barclays' new CEO wants 'Queen of Commodities' Blythe Masters to run its investment bank

Staley has spoken to Masters about joining the bank late next year but it is not clear if she will, the source said. He declined to be named because details of the approach were confidential.<p>A spokesman for Barclays declined to comment.<p>Masters, best known for helping to create the …

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Finance

10 Facebook tricks everyone should know

You probably check Facebook multiple times a day, but do you know how to use the world's most popular social network like a real pro?<p>From hiding people you don't want to see in your News Feed to making sure you never get a request to play "Candy Crush" again, we've got you covered:

Social Media

Inside the World of Egypt's Salafist Muslims

Jihadists in the ultraorthodox branch of Islam have been tied to terror attacks—including those in Paris—but most Salafists see politics as a distraction from religion. Photographer Paolo Pellegrin gained rare access to a group of Salafists in Egypt. Here is what he found.<p>This month's deadly …

This Is the Best Wireless Speaker I've Ever Heard

For years, home audio companies have been trying to design speakers that are physically smaller, while somehow making their sound almost magically …

Tech Trends

Why No One Will Implement the Best Solution to Economic Stagnation

The other day, something remarkable happened. One of the most beloved brands in the world attributed its poor results not to competition, innovation, or talent…but to flat incomes. The average person, Hershey said, was simply too poor to keep buying its products, and so allow the company to …

Economics

The psychological benefits of gratitude closely mirror those of meditation

Recently, I was watching television with my son when an ad came on for a cell phone company. The tagline for the ad said, “Get ready for Thanksgetting.”<p>“Wow.” My 17-year-old looked at me in disbelief. “It kind of seems like they are missing the point.”<p>I still am not entirely sure how we were …

Mindfulness

Barclays fined £72m for poor oversight on financial crime

The Financial Conduct Authority says the British bank cut corners on financial crime checks and did not properly monitor a £1.9bn transaction carried out on behalf "politically exposed" ultra-rich clients<p>Barclays has been hit by a £72m fine for failing to properly carry out anti-money laundering …