Niels Ebbe Jacobsen

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The Euro Meltdown Just Crossed An Ugly Milestone

This comes as economic data continues to confirm deterioration in the euro area economy.<p>Earlier today, we learned Germany's IFO business climate index fell to 104.7 in September from 106.3 in August. This was worse than the 105.8 expected by economists.<p>"Weak growth in Eurozone trading partners, …

CEOs Get Paid Too Much, According to Pretty Much Everyone in the World

Rumblings of discontent about executive wages, the 1%, and wealth gaps know no borders. And neither does fierce debate about income inequality in general. But until now, it’s been relatively unclear how much people think CEOs should really make compared to other workers on a global scale.<p>In their …

Find Your Brand's Proof Points

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What makes your company unique? What makes your brand so special that it stands apart from the others?<p>In discussing brand positioning (a topic of our ongoing series), flesh out a product's or service's attributes -- the features …

Marketing

Virgin's Richard Branson offers staff unlimited holiday

<b>The boss of Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson, is offering his personal staff as much holiday as they want.</b><p>On his website, he said that his staff of 170 could "take off whenever they want for as long as they want".<p>He added that there was no need to ask for approval, nor say when they planned to …

Researcher shows that black holes do not exist

Black holes have long captured the public imagination and been the subject of popular culture, from Star Trek to Hollywood. They are the ultimate …

U.S. Creates Largest Protected Area in the World, 3X Larger Than California

White House announces expansion of national monument around remote Pacific islands.<p>NEW YORK—The Obama administration announced Thursday that it will create the largest marine reserve in the world by expanding an existing monument around U.S.-controlled islands and atolls in the central Pacific.<p>The …

Cognitive complaints in the elderly are often dementia harbingers

Sometimes a missing set of keys is just that - an inconvenience borne of lapsed attention. But a new study suggests that when seniors report they are plagued by missing keys, forgotten appointments, words that can't be retrieved and names that don't come, those complaints should not be lightly …

Dementia

Water discovered in a small, warm exoplanet’s atmosphere for first time

Astronomers have detected water vapour in the atmosphere of a planet that orbits a star far beyond our solar system.<p>Observations of the Neptune-sized planet, which lies 120 light years from Earth in the constellation of Cygnus, revealed that its atmosphere was mostly hydrogen with around 25% made …