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US INTELLIGENCE: Surface-To-Air Missile Was Fired At Malaysian Plane In Ukraine

But the intelligence has not confirmed the origin of the missile, according to the report, and it is "divided" over its source. The White House declined to comment on the reports.<p>None of the 295 passengers and crew aboard MH 17 survived Thursday's crash near the Ukrainian border. An adviser to …

Bar Owners Worry Over Lime Shortage

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12 Air-Purifying Houseplants To Decorate Your Home With

Plants are very often used in interior décor and we tend to think that’s only due to their beauty and to the fact that they’re green and so they make …

General Mills: If You Clip This Coupon, You Can't Sue Us!

The dangerous implications of a new rule at General Mills<p>General Mills, the food mega-corporation that owns Betty Crocker, Nature Valley, and basically every sweet cereal you ate and served your kids, has a startling new legal policy making it illegal to sue the company after you:<p>- download or …

The Incredible Isolation Of North Korea — In One Map

The website MarineTraffic displays live data of cargo ships over 299 gross tonnage, and while South Korean ports of Incheon, Busan, and Ulsan are bustling with activity, shipboard cargo movement in the North barely registers, despite the country having eight major seaports.<p>City AM notes:<p>Perhaps …

Top 3 Small-Business Challenges And Solutions For 2014

For small businesses, 2014 is shaping up to be a year for recovery and reassessment.<p>Although the economy appears to be rallying, this is no time for complacency—it’s a good bet a few more bumps will appear along the road to recovery. Steering clear of those obstacles will require company owners to …

Man Convicted Of Selling $2.6 Million In Knockoff Batteries To The US Navy

Federal prosecutors say Didier (Did-ee-yay) De Nier was convicted Wednesday of conspiracy and wire fraud. His wife previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy.<p>De Nier was CEO of a company that sold the government 80,000 batteries that were used as emergency backup power for Navy vessels.<p>Authorities say …

Taxes IRS | GOBankingRates

Understanding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)<p>The IRS is often viewed as the villain of working America, withholding earnings from everyone’s …

Want A Job You Love? 3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before The Interview

In my senior year of college, my roommates and I would prep together for our finance and accounting interviews. They would discuss valuations; I would run through different assets and liabilities. We wrote questions for our interviewers: What is the work-life balance like? What is a typical career …

Why Aren’t You Delegating?

You have way too much to do, you’re buried in work, and it seems there’s no way out from under it all. But there is: delegation. Yes, yes, you know it’s important to do and you know it will save you time and help others develop new skills. So why aren’t you doing it?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b><br>Delegation …

Spewing sewage into the ocean is bad: toxic algae and man-sized jellyfish edition

Once a swampy backwater of fewer than 20 million people, the Pearl River Delta—the southern swath of mainland China above Hong Kong—now has three times that population. Tens of millions more humans in the Pearl River Delta means many more toilets a-flush, pumping a steady gush of human waste into …

12 Habits of Really Successful People (‘Mad Men’ Edition) | Inc.com

Years go by, fashion changes, but the things that really successful people do each day are timeless.<p>Here's a case in point: <i>Mad Men</i>, the hit television show about the partners and employees in a 1960s advertising agency, which aired its last episode in 2015.<p>I've written before about how the real …

4 Types of Savings Addicts: Which One Are You?

While it seems more like a utopian concept, the argument that some consumers could be addicted to saving money might not be as inconceivable as it …

Apple has all the ingredients to cook up a massive mobile payment system, Morgan Stanley says

Apple may be gearing up to build its own proprietary mobile payment system.<p>That’s according to a study titled “Mobile Payments — Blue Paper Revisit, EMV in Focus” from Morgan Stanley’s Research group in Europe. The study was obtained by VentureBeat exclusively.<p>Morgan Stanley’s PR team did not …

9 Maps That Show How Americans Speak In Different Regions

American English dialects and pronunciation have been a point of interest from coast to coast among linguists for years.<p>In 1999, the Harvard Dialect Survey, a research project conducted by Professor Bert Vaux, used a series of questions, to collect information about what terms, word pairs and …

China's Rejection Of GMO Corn Has Cost U.S. Up To $2.9 Billion

By Tom Polansek<p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - China's rejections of a banned variety of genetically modified U.S. corn have cost the U.S. agriculture industry up to $2.9 billion, a grain group said on Wednesday in the first estimate on losses from the trade disruptions.<p>The National Grain and Feed Association …

14 Surprising Things That Affect Your Willpower and Decision Making | Inc.com

President Obama only wears blue or gray suits.<p>As he tells <i>Vanity Fair</i>, it's a way of managing his willpower.<p>"I'm trying to pare down decisions," he says. "I don't want to make decisions about what I'm eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make."<p>Obama's focus on routine is …

When SMART Goals Don't Work, Here's What to Do Instead

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business doing what you love, losing a lot of weight, quitting smoking, completing a triathlon -- these are all lofty aspirations.<p>The standard wisdom for achieving any of them is to set a goal that’s specific, measurable, …

Got Sleep? 20 More Minutes Boosts Your Brain Power | Inc.com

REM rip-off<p>Signs of REM rip-off are irritability, excessive focus on the negative/inability to see the positive/glass half empty/general crabbiness, and less ability to enjoy life.<p>Why? Because your hippocampus and anterior cingulate cortex (part of the prefrontal cortex where creativity, planning, …

The Singular Secret For A Leader's Success: Self-Awareness

The National Advisory Council of a prestigious west coast business school was asked what single quality they thought would be most valuable for their graduates to acquire as they graduated. The answer was self-awareness.<p>I have found, however, that this term is interpreted in widely different ways. …

Stop Being So Nice. It's Hurting Your Company | Inc.com

What's your gut reaction when an employee makes a poor suggestion during a meeting? Do you nod and try to appease him or her with a noncommittal, "Yeah, that's a good idea. We should look into that"? Or do you respond honestly by saying, "That's not the direction we want to go, but thanks for your …