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One Chinese company makes one-third of the world's cigarettes

When it comes to the tobacco business, bigger has long been considered better in China.<p>The numbers are staggering: China is the world's largest tobacco maker and consumer, boasting roughly 365 million smokers. The industry supports 3.6 million farmers, four million tobacco retailers and half a …

How Practicing Gratitude Can Transform Your Finances

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you’re probably acutely aware of all the reasons you should boost your personal gratitude quotient.<p>Hint: Because it can help you get happier, healthier, less stressed-out—and more optimistic overall.<p>Another …

The cost of renting in your 20s? £66,800

Comment: 'Generation Rent' is in denial about the eye-watering sums they are paying to landlords, says Katie Morley<p>Last weekend buy-to let investors were delivered another dollop of delightful news: Finally, <b>they'll be allowed to hold, via a fund, residential property in their pensions</b>, a move which …

Housing

Euro Weakens Despite Better Jobs Data Amid Concerns of Slowing Inflation

Euro snapped a three-day streak of gains on Thursday despite better than expected German employment numbers as ECB President Mario Draghi called for …

Nigeria says too much boom time oil savings spent on state governors | Reuters

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria’s finance minister said on Thursday that a significant portion of the billions of dollars drained from the oil savings account over the past two years was distributed to powerful governors instead of being saved for a rainy day.<p>Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer, is …

This 24-Year-Old High School Dropout Is Tackling A Problem Every Startup Hates To Deal With

That experience led her to do something more serious for her next business. She leased servers out of a few data centers and created a fully managed hosting service for small businesses, which she describes as a "cheaper version of Rackspace." She had about four part time employees and generated …

TOMS Founder: 'Focus on Your Passion. Nothing Else Matters.'

As founder and chief shoe giver at TOMS, a retail company with a mission of social entrepreneurship -- Blake Mycoskie launched his company eight years ago intent on giving back. The premise of TOMS was simple: For every purchased pair of shoes another pair would be donated to children in need in 60 …

Millennials Aren't That Different After All

Don’t think you can stand one more article about how millennials are so special and will change everything about the workplace? You don’t have to. After years of the terrifying battle cry, “The millennials are coming! The millennials are coming!” there’s news: Millennials aren’t that different …

What’s the difference between crowdfunding and panhandling?

<b>Dear Moneyologist,</b><p>Last week, I received a message from a Facebook friend asking for money. He is a performance artist. I had to look him up. I had no …

Five Unsettling Reasons Your Thanksgiving Turkey Is So Cheap

The average cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10 this year is $49.41, up 37 cents from last year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. Their typical dinner doesn’t include mashed potatoes – an unforgivable oversight, in my view. Otherwise, however, it’s pretty substantial, with turkey, …

Norway Is Being So Smart About Oil That Its People Will Be Set For Generations

Not a cook but a chef, whose specialties range from salmon sashimi to roasted venison and whose 100 customers range in age from 1 to 6.<p>His open kitchen area, which forms the center of the daycare, is constantly invaded by happy, hungry, and inquisitive children.<p>"We have lots of space so they can …

Thousands of new rental homes are coming to the South East, if you can't afford to buy

The Government and RBS to deliver 5,000 new homes - ready to rent from 2016<p>It will be student living but not as we know it.<p>Forget grotty kitchens, dank bathrooms and hallways littered with junk mail.<p>The Government's Build to Rent programme is designed to replicate purpose-built student …

What are the highest paid jobs of 2014?

Ever wondered which are the best paid jobs in the UK and what it is like to have one of them? The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014, so we have taken a look at what you need to land one of the top 10 jobs, and asked people who do them to …

A Super-Tough Question Morgan Stanley Asks Bankers Who Want To Join Its Wealth-Management Team

It's harder than you might think.<p>So we asked Morgan Stanley to send us a tough interview question, one that separates the men from the boys, or the women from the girls.<p>This is a question that shows you how the bank wants its wealth managers to think.<p>Here it is:<p><b>"The client is always right. Describe</b> …

Utter this phrase to have your customer service problems fixed instantly

Have a complaint about your energy supplier or bank? Using this phrase might help to get it resolved<p><i>Are You Being Served?</i> was a marvellous show, and not just for the wonderful delivery of double entendres from the late John Inman.<p>Even for me at a young age, I was struck that shoppers at Grace …

Tour The Gulfstream G650, The Best Private Jet $65 Million Can Buy

It also takes a lot of patience to get your hands on one. If you want one, you'll have to wait years for delivery after you place an order.<p>But once you're on board, you can fly around the planet faster and higher than on any commercial jet, in a cabin flooded with natural light and filled with air …

Returnees boost Nigerian economy | DW | 28.11.2014

The economic slowdown in the Western world, coupled with the positive economic outlook in many African countries, is paving the way for Africa's …

Africa

How to become wealthy: It's simpler than most 'experts' say

Ask any honest financial planner how to become wealthy, and they'll tell you the simple act of saving money is far, far more important than picking the next hot stock.<p>So I was surprised when I came upon an article from The Billfold titled "You Don't Get Wealthy from Savings." The article was so …

11 Startup Skills You Won't Learn in School | Inc.com

While some people knock advanced degrees, many entrepreneurs benefit from formal business training. But there are certain things even the best programs don't usually teach (or teach well) that are critical for you to master.<p>Eleven founders from YEC name the startup skills that only on-the-job …

Entrepreneurship

Little things that mean a lot

JUDGING from the condemnation, Facebook just “friended” Satan. The company has been pilloried for academic research it published, showing that by …

Looking for a Great Business Idea? Try This | Inc.com

Here's something fun and instructive to do on a rainy Saturday.<p>Go to the nearest closeout store--the one that buys up all the products (rugs, clothing, small appliances, and sporting goods) that other retailers weren't able to move--and spend 20 minutes wandering through the aisles.<p>You will find …

Wall Street

How a Family-Owned Firm Can Beat the Odds and Pivot

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Statistics show that only 30 percent of family-owned businesses survive to have a second generation of leadership, according to the Family Business Institute. Sometimes it's hard to pinpoint the exact reason businesses fall apart. But …