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Six changes to your finances from 1 April

1 April brings changes to some important rates and taxes. Here the BBC explains how your finances could be affected.

Household savings ratio falls to record low, says ONS

<b>UK economic growth was "robust" in late 2016, but economists have warned of worrying signs as the savings ratio fell to a record low.</b><p>The Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirmed the UK economy grew by 0.7% in the final three months of 2016.<p>Economists said that was driven by a rise in consumer …

Tesco fined £129m for overstating profits

<b>Tesco has agreed to pay a fine of £129m to avoid prosecution for overstating its profits in 2014.</b><p>Its subsidiary, Tesco Stores Ltd, reached what's known as a deferred prosecution agreement with the Serious Fraud Office after a two-year probe.<p>Tesco said there was "regret" over the issues of 2014 and …

Three Trends That Are Shaping the Future of Advertising | Inc.com

New communication technology --including social media, wearables, virtual reality -- is turning the advertising industry upside down.<p>Consumer behavior is shifting rapidly towards these new modes of communication -- and the advertising industry is following suit. In 2017, digital advertising is …

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Gulf airlines shook up aviation — and now face their own disruption

Arabian Gulf airlines — arguably the most successful global businesses the region has produced — look set for a period of transformation under the …

SpaceX to fly two tourists around Moon in 2018

<b>US private rocket company SpaceX has announced that two private citizens have paid to be sent around the Moon.</b><p>The mission is planned for late 2018, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said, adding that the tourists "have already paid a significant deposit".<p>"This presents an opportunity for humans to return to …

VW cracks down on executive pay after diesel scandal

<b>Volkswagen will set caps on executive pay, the German carmaker said as it announced a return to profit for 2016 following the "dieselgate" scandal.</b><p>Under the new rules, pay will reflect financial performance more closely.<p>The chief executive's package will be limited to 10m euros (£8.5m), with a 5.5m …

Snap is dispensing with any pretense that its shareholders have a say in what the company does

Snap, the parent company of popular disappearing-messages service Snapchat, claims to be doing something unprecedented in its IPO: conducting an initial public offering on a US stock exchange with entirely non-voting stock.<p>According to paperwork filed today, Snap has three classes of common stock: …

No more sad desk lunches if this 500 Startups-backed service has its way

DishDash’s lovingly packed meals. Photo credit: DishDash.Too much to do, too little time – work just keeps piling up so you can’t even afford to line …

Marissa Mayer not on new Yahoo holding group board

<b>Yahoo says its chief executive Marissa Mayer will not be on the board of a company that emerges from the $4.83bn (£4bn) takeover deal by Verizon.</b><p>Yahoo is in the process of selling its email, websites, mobile apps and advertising tools to Verizon.<p>What is left after that sale will be owned by a …

Protests over huge N Dakota oil pipeline

<b>More than 100 protesters have gathered in Washington DC to express their fears about a huge oil pipeline which will cross four states in the western US.</b><p>The $3.7bn (£2.8bn) Dakota Access pipeline has prompted huge protests, notably in North Dakota where Native Americans have halted its …

North Dakota’s Pipe Dreams Are the Key to Its Future

By Dec. 1, construction of the 1,172-mile Dakota Access Pipeline will be all but finished. The only thing left to build, says its owner, Energy …

Dakota Access Pipeline to be rerouted

<b>Near Cannon Ball, North Dakota (CNN) —</b> Celebrations, tears of joy, chanting and drumming rang out among thousands of protesters at the Standing Rock site after the Army Corp of Engineers announced it will look for an alternate route for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North …

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Are Big Data, Predictive Analytics And Social Media Getting In The Way Of Basic Marketing?

I recently purchased an accessory for a phone that required assembly instructions. Unfortunately, the English instructions were unintelligible—incorrect grammar, missing words, sentence fragments, etc.<p>Last month, I received an offer for a credit card—which I already have and regularly use—that was …

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Goldman Sachs Targets a New Kind of Customer: People in Credit Card Debt

They can apply for a loan for up to $30,000<p>If you’ve racked up some credit card debt—or plan to sometime down the line—Goldman Sachs is looking for …

What workers crave more than money

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>For older workers, a pay raise is great. But what many really, really want, in the words …

If You Think Zara Does Not Do Marketing, Think Again.

A student in class last week raised his hand and asked me how Zara is successful without doing marketing. Even though it is early in the semester, I was horrified that I had not yet succeeded in teaching my students what marketing is. As I thought about it some more, my horror calmed down. I know …

Emirates Is Considering Unbundling Business Class

Over the past several years we’ve seen the US carriers add an almost endless number of fees for passengers. Fees are really what’s driving US …

India’s largest and best funded laundry startup shuts shop. Here’s why

Photo credit: Shuck..This was a startup we’d applauded when it made it into the first batch of Google Launchpad accelerator, all ready to scale up. …

This startup has no offices and unlimited vacation, and its cofounder has lived in more than 30 countries in 5 years

Nearly six years later, the company is "flying way past" $100 million annually, has clients ranging from the Cleveland Cavaliers to Airbnb, has hundreds of employees — and not a single office space anywhere in the world.<p>Beneschott cofounded Toptal while he was still in school at Princeton …

A company you've never heard of is quietly leading the driverless-car revolution

NVIDIA (pronounced en-vid-eya) has been around for 23 years, but you may not have heard of it.<p>That's because it's a company working on big projects behind the scenes. It's first foray into the tech world was as a 3D-graphics company, primarily designing the graphics used in video-gaming. But that …

Check Out These Pitch Decks From Airbnb, YouTube and Other Famous Startups

Airbnb described its service as a way to “save money, make money, and share culture.” BuzzFeed billed itself as a “one stop shop for web buzz.” And …

Tesla's Innovations Are Transforming The Auto Industry

Tesla. The company name evokes very different yet equally strong responses from critics and fans. Critics argue Tesla loses money on each car sold. Indeed, with losses of $290 million in 2014 and $888 million in 2015, it’s unclear when the company will eventually hit profitability. Critics also …

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A man was awarded $115,000 after a random Facebook post destroyed his life and business

Here's what happened.<p>Kenneth Rothe, the man awarded the damages, owned two hotels, the Nirvana Village and Blue Dolphin Motels, located in the Australian coastal town of Nambucca where he lived with his family.<p>One day, out of the blue, his hotels were accused of being a haven to pedophiles, a claim …

5 Reasons Why Social Entrepreneurship Is The New Business Model

Today’s young people are as concerned with making a positive impact on the world as they are with making money. A whopping 94% want to use their skills to benefit a cause. Meanwhile, only half of Americans have confidence in the free market system, down from 80% just 15 years ago.<p>Against this …

Entrepreneurship

Innovation Shifts from Products to Solutions

A new survey examines trends in R&D spending.

Will corporate intrapreneurs put entrepreneurs out of a job?

There's nothing more faddish than some of the terms used when devising corporate strategy, and now, for better or worse, "intrapreneurship" is back.<p>Born in the late 1970s, when sudden market shifts first started to demonstrate that the average corporate entity isn't actually good at adapting to …

The Danger of Using Personality Tests to Hire Employees

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …