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Best Buy Officially Waves Farewell to Physical CDs

Streaming services move into the forefront.<p>Best Buy has officially stopped selling physical CDs at stores nationwide. Starting today the electronics retailer will move forward from selling compact discs as a result of sales decreasing. According to ABC 13 sales were down 18.5% last year, a perfect …

Selling

2018 Best Apps and Websites for Teaching and Learning

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced its 2018 Best Apps and Best Websites for Teaching and Learning at the American Library …

Apps

Want to Get Rich? Ten 1-Sentence Personal Finance Rules Anyone Can Follow to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

Sometimes the best advice on personal finance comes in 1-sentence bites.<p>Every month I get a number of advance copies of personal finance books.<p>Each includes tens of thousands of words that promise and occasionally deliver something new, even though wealth building, like losing weight, can be summed …

Personal Finance

Could smartphones replace bank branches?

<b>Banks now send more than 16 text alerts every second in an indication of how much we now rely on smartphones rather than computers to manage our money.</b><p>Some 512 million alerts were sent last year telling people their salary had been paid in or that they were heading into an overdraft, a report shows.<p>…

40% of Americans can't cover a $400 emergency expense

Can you cover an unexpected $400 expense?<p>Four in ten Americans can't, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve Board. Those who don't have the cash on hand say they'd have to cover it by borrowing or selling something.<p>The bright side? That's an improvement from half of adults being unable …

Personal Finance

Warren Buffett Says if You Hire Somebody Without This Trait, 'You Really Want Them to Be Dumb and Lazy'

No, it's not intelligence. But it should be a non-negotiable in building strong teams and companies.<p>Billionaire investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett has been dazzling us with wisdom for nearly half a century.<p>As one of the most successful value investors in the world, the Oracle of Omaha …

Self-improvement

Banking by mobile app 'to overtake online by 2019'

<b>More consumers will use apps on their smartphone than a computer to do their banking by as early as next year, according to forecasts.</b><p>Last year, 22 million people managed their current account on their phone, industry analyst CACI said.<p>It has predicted that 35 million people - or 72% of the UK …

Banking

California now world’s 5th largest economy, surpassing UK

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s economy has surpassed that of the United Kingdom to become the world’s fifth largest, according to new federal data made public Friday.<p>California’s gross domestic product rose by $127 billion from 2016 to 2017, surpassing $2.7 trillion, the data said. Meanwhile, …

You've been charging your phone wrong for years - this is the correct way

You are falling to asleep, but you jolt back upright and suddenly remember you have failed to do one thing: plug your phone in to charge.<p>We all put …

Electric Vehicles

Blood sugar and glucose levels: what they mean, and what they should be

Your blood sugar level is in constant flux, depending on what you've eaten, when you ate it, and what you did afterwards. A finger-prick blood test can ascertain your level at any moment in the day – it's a crucial tool for diabetes sufferers, as they need to manage their body's insulin response.<p>In …

Diabetes

Three Things the Best Bosses Do That Keep Employees Engaged

Give employees some control over their own work.<p><i>What habits do successful managers practice when it comes to employee engagement? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Hector Macdonald,</b> …

Employee Engagement

Amazon Just Bought a Startup Rejected on ‘Shark Tank’ for Over $1B

The sharks said “I’m out,” but Jeff Bezos said, “I’m in.”<p>Amazon announced last night that it had acquired smart video doorbell company Ring. …

Bank of America's 500 new branches show the death of the bank branch might be overstated

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.</i><p>Bank of America (BofA) announced plans to open more than 500 new branches across the US over the next four years, according to The Wall …

Americans prefer bank branches over mobile apps for opening new accounts

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mobile banking apps keep getting better, but 60 percent of Americans would still rather open a new checking account in person at a bank branch than on a phone, tablet or desktop computer, according to a new survey.<p>Set for release on Wednesday by consulting firm Novantas, the …

A male backlash against #MeToo is brewing

Men are scared, and feminists are delighted. But the urge to call out and punish male sexual transgression is bound to clash with an inescapable …

Sex Hurts. Help!

It is a relatively common myth that penises can be too large.<p>As a professional, I can assure you they generally are not.<p>From time to time I receive a query from a girlfriend wondering if her potential new partner is perhaps too large. One of the perks of having an obstetrician and gynecologist as a …

Time I

Japan's Fujifilm to take over Xerox in $6.1 billion deal, create JV

(Reuters) - Japan's Fujifilm Holdings is set to take over Xerox Corp in a $6.1 billion deal, combining the U.S. company into their existing joint venture to gain scale and cut costs amid declining demand for office printing.<p>The acquisition announced on Wednesday comes as Xerox has been under …

IT

Xerox Cedes Control to Fujifilm, Ending Its Independence

Xerox Corp., a once-iconic American innovator that became synonymous with office copy machines, is ceding control to Japan’s Fujifilm Holdings Corp. …

Donald Trump interview viewers 'distracted' by President's bizarre glass of water - prompting speculation he 'fears' Piers Morgan

Donald Trump and Piers Morgan's interview through up a lot of questions - with viewers demanding to know what was going on with his glass of …

Bank of America customers protest requirements for free checking with Change.org petition

Some Bank of America customers are protesting a rule change that makes it harder for consumers with low balances to continue receiving free checking.<p>This month, the banking giant switched e-banking customers into accounts that require a $12 monthly fee unless they have a direct monthly deposit of …

Fintech won’t be the end of the big banks. Tech-fin might be

In my last blog, I questioned whether up-and-coming Fintechs had the capability to challenge the more established big banks in the long-term. I …

The President In 1885 Didn't Stop Immigrant Friedrich Trump From Coming To America

Donald Trump’s disparaging remarks about immigrants from Haiti, Africa and elsewhere should remind us of an earlier era when the countries of other immigrants were viewed unfavorably, immigrants like Donald Trump’s grandfather, Friedrich Trump.<p>“Friedrich Trump was not leaving home so much as …

Donald Trump

In China, cash is dead

In major Chinese cities, paying by paper money is all but dead thanks to the convenience of mobile payment, which has now surged to US$5 trillion in the mainland.<p>Ask Lin Nianbao, owner of Ruyi Restaurant that sells noodles, dumplings and rice dishes on Shanghai's Lancun Road. Lin is now a firm …

Wells Fargo bank teller stole nearly $200,000 from a customer and spent it on a down payment for his home and several vacations

The former employee, 29-year-old Phelon Davis, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of interstate transfer of stolen property this week after a 2014 encounter with a homeless customer who tried to deposit $185,000 in cash at a Wells Fargo branch in Washington, DC, the court documents said.<p>The …

Corruption

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

Language

Amazon Didn't Kill JC Penney And Sears Jobs, Bad Leadership Did

The biggest job killer in American retailing isn’t the Amazon technology that features stores without cashiers. It’s bad leadership, which distances itself from its core customers; and the wave of store closures that sends everyone straight to the unemployment lines.<p>At least that’s been the case …

Macy's

Bank tellers are in danger of extinction as the ATM of the future takes over

Retail bank branches remain stubbornly relevant, despite an onslaught of digital and tech innovations.<p>But bank tellers' days in those branches could be numbered.<p>The largest banks in the US have been investing millions in updating the capabilities and physical appearances of their thousands of ATMs …

15 questions about sex you were too embarrassed to ask

Whether you're single or in a relationship, there are probably some niggling (and rather awkward) questions about sex that you still need answers</i> …

Sexual Health

When It Comes To Business, Sometimes Nice Guys Do Finish Last

When I first started my company, BodeTree, I swore to myself that I would be a kinder, gentler sort of leader. <br>My goal was to always resort to reason, rather than force when dealing with employees, partners, and customers. I consistently tried to be nice in the hope that people would respond in …

Leadership