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Adrian Peterson active and will play today

Reuters<p>Any questions about whether Adrian Peterson will play for the Vikings today have now been answered.<p>Peterson is active for today’s game against …

Adrian Peterson plays in Vikings' loss

MINNEAPOLIS -- His heart heavy two days after the death of his 2-year-old son, Adrian Peterson turned his attention to a football game he said he …

The Secrets Of Networking For Introvert Entrepreneurs

Just as it helps you overcome a fear of rejection by exposing you to it on an almost daily basis, being an entrepreneur also demands that those of us who identify as introverts find ways to balance our natural reticence with the need to meet and network with potential clients and and collaborators. …

What It's Like to Work for a Nine-Year-Old in a Sweatshop

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Few people learn what working for a nine-year-old feels like. (Most would consider the idea of …

North Dakota's Delay In Reporting Oil Spill Raises Questions

The handling of an oil spill in North Dakota is raising questions, after a state agency waited to tell the public it had taken place. A wheat farmer was the first to recognize the spill had happened; it became public knowledge nearly two weeks later.<p>Here's how the AP describes the spill's discovery:<p>…

Twitter Could Become Profitable In 2015

Twitter filed its S-1 SEC form to go public last Thursday. The company has over 218 million monthly active users worldwide (49 million in the U.S.) who send out over 500 million Tweets per day and generated $139 million in revenue in the June quarter. I have built a model with Twitter’s financial …

What’s a “Shark Tank” Appearance Worth? A Top Spot in the App Store.

Image courtesy of Scan<p>Garrett Gee’s startup Scan didn’t necessarily need the $1 million he was pitching investors for on Friday night’s episode of …

Tighter rules threaten Cuba's independent clothes sellers

<b>Cuba's privately run clothes stores range from folding tables piled with accessories on a front porch to glass-fronted, air-conditioned shops full of the latest Latino fashions.</b><p>In the three years since the island's communist government expanded the opportunities for private business, the clothes …

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Nationwide 'misleading customers' over cash Isa transfers

<b>Nationwide is misleading existing customers who have a cash Isa maturing. I have just received the maturity form along with the preprinted list of cash Isas to which I can transfer my funds.</b><p><b>Having checked the products, I have found that the first two options (Easy Saver Isa Issue 3 and Flexclusive</b> …

Banking leaders sound default alarm

Leaders of some of the world’s largest banks said on Saturday that they don’t know exactly what would happen if the United States defaults on its debt — but they are sure it would be disastrous.<p>Congress is spending the weekend trying to figure out how to get around an impasse over raising the …

Twitter flotation: what do superstars of tech do with riches? Carry on creating

Leave it to Justin Timberlake to utter the most important phrase in <i>The Social Network</i>, a film that charted the tumultuous rise of the Facebook founders. It was about money. "A million dollars isn't cool," he quipped in his role as Napster founder and early Facebook backer Sean Parker. "You know …

The mega-port that threatens to sink Sudan | Ethiopia

As plans for a mega-port on Kenya's northern-most coast begin to take shape, new concerns are emerging that the project could damage already-strained relations between Sudan and South Sudan.<p>Kenya's $25.5bn Lamu Port and New Transport Corridor Development to Southern Sudan and Ethiopia (LAPSSET) …

Richard Branson: I didn't leave UK for tax reasons

Sir Richard Branson has insisted he did not leave Britain for tax reasons, saying he was living on his holiday island of Necker in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) because he loves the place.<p>Branson was writing in his blog after the Sunday Times said his decision to leave Britain was a turnaround …

The Rise Of Social Commerce, And How It Will Completely Transform The Way We Shop On The Internet

Social commerce is all about inspiration and product discovery. Sites like Pinterest, Wanelo, OpenSky, and others are more like digital catalogs or virtual malls where shoppers can browse and connect with people interested in the same products and brands. But entrepreneurs and retailers are anxious …

Manchester Airport to receive investment from China

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1018000/1018725_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524747431_8d90d4c0d89b426a8ba491e2454fc236<p><b>A Chinese company will be part of a group investing £800m in Manchester Airport to develop its surrounding business.</b><p>The news was announced as …

A job engine sputters as hospitals cut staff

Hospitals are cutting thousands of jobs, undercutting a sector that was a reliable source of job growth, even through the recession.<p>Hospitals, a reliable source of employment growth in the recession and its aftermath, are starting to cut thousands of jobs amid falling insurance payments and …

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to go after more strategic defaulters

Anyone thinking of skating on mortgages owned by either<p>Fannie MaeorFreddie Macmay want to think again. As a result of new government reports, the two companies say they are going to do a better job of going after so-called strategic defaulters.<p>Fannie and Freddie can pursue judgments against …

IMF eyes tax potential of the world's super-rich

It was impossible to find anybody at last week's meeting of the International Monetary Fund willing to believe that the US will actually default on its debts. The universal belief was that the game of chicken would end before Thursday's deadline for raising the debt ceiling, if perhaps only at the …

As Obamacare Looms, Insurers Look Beyond Fee-For

The nation’s largest health plans say they are rapidly moving toward transparency and away from paying doctors and hospitals on a fee-for-service basis, four insurance executives said this morning at Forbes Healthcare Summit 2013.<p>UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Humana (HUM) and several Blue Cross and …