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20 Things Every Man Should Have In His Wardrobe

The essential building blocks of your personal style<p>The list of basic essentials that should constitute the wardrobe of every stylish man is not particularly long. From simple (yet high quality) shirts to perfectly cut chinos, to the one suit you have no excuse not to own; here, we've selected the …

Men's Fashion

Amazon Blasted Over China Echo Factory Conditions

A watchdog group is calling on Amazon.com Inc. to improve conditions for factory workers in China who make Echo speakers and Kindle e-readers, …

Jeff Bezos

Xi extolls free trade at Asia meet as G-7 ends in disarray

QINGDAO, China (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping extolled free trade and criticized "selfish, short-sighted" policies Sunday during a closely orchestrated gathering of a Beijing-led bloc, standing in stark contrast with the G-7 summit that ended in disarray over trade tensions.<p>"We should reject …

China

Gap Shares Jump on Sales Gains, Forecast

<b>SAN FRANCISCO, United States —</b> Gap shares jumped 6 percent Friday after posting surprisingly strong sales for January issuing a bold fourth-quarter …

Uniqlo’s Main Road is Overseas

Uniqlo has reached saturation in Japan and is now focusing almost all of its investment overseas, where it plans to open more than 400 stores in the …

This is what the world's largest solar plant looks like when it's catching rays

A massive solar plant in the Mojave Desert officially began operation today after years of construction, testing, and development. Co-owned by NRG Energy, BrightSource Energy, and Google, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is said to be ready to generate nearly 30 percent of all solar …

Out of the 'Shadows': Pot Sellers Can Now Do Business With Banks

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration issued new rules Friday intended to ease the concerns of banks wanting to deal with businesses that legally sell marijuana, something the nation's banks have so far declined to do.<p>The rules, issued by the Treasury and Justice Departments, are intended to "move …

Viber messaging app acquired by Japan’s Rakuten for $900 million

Japanese company Rakuten, the owner of Kobo e-readers and online retailer Play.com, is acquiring Viber for $900 million. Rakuten has an ambitious goal of becoming "the world’s No.1 internet services company," and acquiring the Viber messaging and video calling app will help it access a global user …

Sustainable nuclear fusion breakthrough raises hopes for ultimate green energy

US researchers have achieved a world first in an ambitious experiment that aims to recreate the conditions at the heart of the sun and pave the way for nuclear fusion reactors.<p>The scientists generated more energy from fusion reactions than they put into the nuclear fuel, in a small but crucial step …

First Week of February 2014 Options Trading For TJX

Investors in TJX Companies (NYSE: TJX) saw new options begin trading this week, for the February 2014 expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the TJX options chain for the new February 2014 contracts and identified one put and one call contract of …

Acquisition-hungry Valeant buys U.S. dermatology firm for $475-million

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. has struck an agreement to acquire PreCision Dermatology Inc. for $475-million (U.S.), the latest deal in its bid to become one of the world's top five drug companies by the end of 2016.<p>Canada's largest publicly traded drug company said on Monday it will …

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Named Business Leader in Energy Efficiency

<b>Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Named Business Leader in Energy Efficiency</b><p>WATERBURY, Vt.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. …

Green Mountain shareholders frothing over Coke deal

QKR buys African gold mine for $110m

One of the private financing vehicles set up to buy mining assets as the industry’s largest companies retrench has struck its first deal, buying an …

Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future

Populations are growing and cities are booming – but could we soon see skyscrapers turned into centres for crop production? From Chicago warehouses to the south pole growth chamber in Antarctica, the concept of growing food indoors is catching on. Plant scientist Dr Erik Murchie, from the …

NASA is now accepting applications from companies that want to mine the moon

NASA is now working with private companies to take the first steps in exploring the moon for valuable resources like helium 3 and rare earth metals.<p>Initial proposals are due tomorrow for the Lunar Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown program (CATALYST). One or more private companies …

Blackstone Dominated the Top Travel IPOs of 2013

Blackstone had its hand in four of the twelve major travel-related initial public offerings of 2013, with the $2.35 billion Hilton Worldwide IPO — …

Airbus calls for minimum 18-inch seat width in long-haul economy

Following a study into passengers’ in-flight sleep quality, Airbus has called on all airlines to introduce a minimum 18-inch seat width on economy …

As Software Eats The World, Agile Tool Provider Hansoft Raises $8.4M To Steal Competitors’ Lunch

Launched all the way back in 2005, Sweden-headquartered Hansoft provides tools to help teams collaborate and manage the development of products and services using “Agile software development” — the umbrella term for a group of software development methods based on iterative and incremental …

Google to buy artificial intelligence company DeepMind | Reuters

(Reuters) - Google Inc said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire privately held artificial intelligence company DeepMind Technologies Ltd.<p>A Google logo is seen at the entrance to the company's offices in Toronto September 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Helgren<p>Technology news website Re/code, which reported …