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Pollution is driving foreign executives out of China

A majority of American companies operating in China are having trouble recruiting senior executives from abroad due to rising concerns over intense air pollution.<p>Fifty-three percent of firms are having trouble filling executive roles, according to a survey released Wednesday by Bain & Company and …

Pollution

Puerto Rico prepares to debate value-added tax proposal

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico legislators prepared to hold public hearings on a proposed 16 percent value-added tax after the governor …

8 Really Smart Ways to Create an Ideas Culture in Your Small Business

A new study reveals that innovation increases with a company's size. What's a not-so-big enterprise to do?<p>Is innovation one of your employees' top strengths? It turns out the smaller your company is, the likelier you are to answer no to that question.<p>This surprising finding comes from a recent …

employees

Greece is facing a day of reckoning

The extraordinary meeting of the Eurogroup (the body of finance ministers) was called last week. It has become clear that the Greek government will not agree to an extension of the country's bailout and will effectively run out of cash in the near future if nothing is done.<p>Greek Finance Minister …

Urban Outfitters under fire for tapestry 'eerily' similar to concentration camp uniform

Retailer Urban Outfitters is under fire again for selling merchandise that the Anti-Defamation League claims is "eerily reminiscent" to the uniforms concentration camp prisoners were forced to wear by the Nazis during the Holocaust.<p>The offending item this time is a striped tapestry featuring pink …

Premier League TV deal: Sky Sports break bank to dominate £5.136bn contract

Sky fend off challenge from BT Sport as Premier League secure massive increase on current contract<p>Premier League clubs will share in a staggering £5.136 billion windfall from next year after Sky Sports broke the bank to retain the lion’s share of UK television rights.<p>The surge in the value of the …

WhatsApp messenger makes move to the web

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs<p>The WhatsApp web client works well in Google Chrome.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/22/1421923867199/cf7ed0b5-0cb3-48a0-8e93-ef7a71b5b209-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Samuel Gibbs<p>The WhatsApp web client works well in Google …

Windows Phone

The Internet will vanish, says Google's Eric Schmidt

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Digitally speaking, we're not even plodding along yet.<p>Why, AT&T is throttling my data this month and my phone still won't work too well in half of California's Wine Country.<p>However, Eric Schmidt, Google's …

Microsoft is turning Skype into its own version of iMessage in Windows 10

Microsoft is integrating Skype directly into Windows 10, and the result looks a lot like Apple's iMessage service. While the company unveiled some of its Skype integration at a special Windows 10 press event in Redmond yesterday, the software maker didn’t show its new Messaging app on the PC …

Collapse in number of young homeowners revealed

First-time buyers peaked in the mid-80s when one in three 16- to 24-year-olds could afford a home<p>The collapse in homeownership by individuals and families under 30 years old over the past decade is laid bare in an official analysis of the housing market in Britain since 1980.<p>The report, by the …

All of the major commodities may fall in price this year, World Bank says

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)—This year could mark the rare occurrence when all of the nine major commodity price indexes decline, according to a World …

World Bank

Sinking feeling: Scotland struggles as oil price plunges | Europe | DW.DE | 22.01.2015

Aberdeen, in the northeast of Scotland, looks like a city on the up. Cranes pepper the skyline of this once quiet fishing town. Expensive four-wheel …

Oil & Gas Industry

Starbucks' profits soar 82% in final three months of 2014

Chestnut praline lattes and Teavana teas helped return the froth to Starbucks over the festive season as like-for-like sales rose by 5% worldwide, allaying concerns that the coffee chain had gone off the boil.<p>Howard Schultz, chairman and chief executive, described the results for the 13 weeks to 28 …

UK 2014 car production rises to highest since 2007

LONDON (Reuters) - British car production rose to its highest level since 2007 last year, up 1.2 percent to 1.528 million cars, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said on Friday.<p>A worker watches robots at Futaba Industrial in Foston, central England January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Darren …

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Think Facebook is a media powerhouse? Just wait til its video player takes over

Facebook's already considerable power in media is about to become dominant.<p>The social network has already shown the ability to put content in front …

Why online learning needs to get serious about apps

Last month, New Oriental Education, China’s largest provider of private educational services, and Tencent, the leading texting provider in China with nearly 500 million users on its WeChat app, agreed to launch an integrated, chat-centric education service. The question every university should be …

Exclusive: Facebook hiring spree hints at ambitions in virtual reality and beyond

SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Virtual reality goggles, drones and data centers are all driving a hiring spree at Facebook Inc (FB.O) that is set to swell its ranks as much as 14 percent in the near term, according to a review of job listings on the company’s website.<p>A Facebook logo reflected in …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

U.S.: Marijuana Tax Millions? Hallucinations Up In Smoke, Yet Feds Propose 50% Federal Tax Too

Excited Coloradans thought legalizing marijuana would mean huge tax revenues. They were hardly alone. Nationwide, with medical marijuana, and especially with recreational, the drum beat has been about money, jobs, real estate upticks, and spillover effects into many fields. The loudest cries of all …

Cannabis

The boy who put a star in a jar

Jamie Edwards made history when he built a working nuclear fusion reactor at school<p>The moment came on 5 March last year, when Jamie Edwards, then 13, flicked the switch and waited with bated breath. “Seeing that purple glow that [was] the best part,” said Edwards. As the neutron detector confirmed …

Physics

Hubble Revisits an Icon, the Pillars of Creation

Twenty years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope snapped one of its most iconic images ever. The three towering columns of gas bathed in the light of hot, young stars came to be called the Pillars of Creation — and they showed up on everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs to rugs. Now, to celebrate its …

Universe

These GIFs from GE's new body scanner are gruesome and marvelous

Hell yeah, science<p>If you haven't personally had to lay down and slide into a CT scanner, you've probably seen one on television. They're super X-ray machines that put image "slices" together from head to toe to create a 3D representation that lets doctors see detail inside your body. And General …

A Star Just Got Swallowed By A Warp In Space-Time

Om nom nom<p>A star has slipped out of view thanks to the space-time warp it creates as it orbits.<p>The disappearing star is part of a binary star system called J1906. It's a pulsar, which means it's a rotating neutron star, the result of a massive star collapsing in on itself. Researchers have been …

House prices will drop across the UK in 2015, says CEBR

London will see the first marked falls for more than five years, with property prices slipping by 3.3%<p>House prices will fall across Britain this year, according to a leading economic forecaster, with the greatest declines expected to be in London.<p>In sharp contrast to 2014 – when prices jumped by …

These Types of People End Up More Successful and Make More Money

• Self-discipline is a better predictor of success than IQ.<p>Happiness translates into success and happier people are more successful. Just don’t be too …

Real Estate

Business school isn’t a hotbed of entrepreneurship—nor should it be

The notion that business school can be a launching pad for budding entrepreneurs becomes catchier with every dinky startup that becomes a multibillion-dollar business. So catchy, in fact, that MBA programs are falling over themselves to convince students that their campuses are basically souped-up …

Entrepreneurship

This Amazing Chart Shows How Fast China Is Adding Billionaires

As you've probably heard, China has gotten really rich, really fast.<p>You can see it in the number of absurdly wealthy people the People's Republic now holds.<p>According to GQ, which analyzed the Hurun Report list of Chinese billionaires, there were three billionaires in China in 2004.<p>By 2014, there …

How To Win The War For Talent In 2015

There has been a seismic shift in the war for talent. Those that don’t understand that shift and change their approach to talent management are going to fall into a newly opened crevasse from which they may never escape.<p>As the US approaches full employment and Millennials become the largest cohort …