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Philippines still struggling to rebuild

After two months, survivors of the earthquake that struck central Philippines have been trying to cope with the damage.<p>A magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck the Philippines in October has left widespread damage. <br>It destroyed schools and roads and has affected the lives of thousands of people. <br>Many …

PS4 cost $381 to build - Report

Every PlayStation 4 unit costs Sony $381 to build, just $18 under the system's $399 price point, a new teardown analysis from research firm IHS has revealed. The report will be revealed later today, but AllThingsD was able to get a look at the data ahead of time.<p>The gross margin for the PS4 is …

China expecting a modest baby boom under revised one-child policy

BEIJING — At soon as Luo Yuannan heard about the change in China's one-child law, she began to calculate when it would be best for her 2 1/2-year-old son to get a baby sister, because, like many modern Chinese women, Luo is pining for a girl.<p>"I was amazed," said Luo, 31, who lives in the southern …

Why The CEO Of American Express Values EQ Over IQ

The person overseeing that group and the rest of Travel Related Services at the time was Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., who later went on to become CEO of RJR Nabisco and then IBM.<p>Gerstner advised Chenault against getting involved with the offshoot business selling jewelry, stereo equipment and other odds …

5 Things To Leave Off Your Resume

Instead of creating a resume tailored to the position you were applying for, your first draft read like a self-congratulatory piece. Eventually, you learned the person responsible for hiring interns was looking for a concise summary of relevant skills and experiences — just like every other person …

This Chart Reveals The Perspective Of A Typical Chinese Shopper

Every major retailer is trying to capitalize on China's booming e-commerce market.<p>A recent report by Goldman Sachs explains what kind of products are most likely to resonate with Chinese shoppers.<p>Fine jewelry is much more likely to resonate than designer shoes, according to lead researchers Joshua …

How To Sell Yourself In 30 Seconds And Leave People Wanting More

Whether you're at a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or run into Warren Buffett in the elevator, quickly persuading others to think you're the most interesting person they'll meet is no easy task.<p>"Most people can't present what they've done effectively," Paul McDonald, a senior …

Here's Why Paid Vacation Motivates Employees Better Than Cash

Performance and profit-sharing bonuses are common (even to the point of being taken for granted). Although employees rarely give back a check, when it comes to getting them to really lean in, there may be a better way to go.<p>Recent studies show that employees respond better to non-cash rewards and …

Successful Entrepreneurs Do One Thing Really Well

Zeroing in on one idea and executing it exceptionally is the key to entrepreneurial success, argues Daniel Roberts in "Zoom: Surprising Ways to Supercharge Your Career." You don't need a complex, multifaceted idea to succeed in today's market, Roberts argues. Just pick one thing, and do it better …

3 Reasons Why Costco Is Beating Wal-Mart And Target

The retailer is posting gains even as competitors like Wal-Mart and Target have struggled to attract cash-strapped consumers.<p>Analysts at Trefis have pinpointed a few reasons for Costco's incredible success.<p><b>1. Customers want deals.</b> It's estimated that shoppers can save up to 55% on groceries from …

This Simple Icebreaker Will Improve Your Company's Culture

At the cocktail hour, the team regularly plays an ice-breaking game, Errett tells the New York Times. They take a deck of cards, place the cards — which feature images and words like "love," "forgiveness," and "anger" — face down on the table, and ask everyone to draw three cards.<p>"Then we'll go in …

Apprenticeships Can Lead To High-Paying Jobs For Those Without Degrees

According to a recent report published by the office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, enrolling in an apprenticeship program can be a cost effective way to boost earnings while gaining the job training you need.<p>Most of these programs require apprentices to train with an …

Why Some Companies Are Ending Employee Performance Ratings

Industries like defense and aerospace, for example, tend to value execution over creativity, so need a way to measure and compare employees. Ranking workers on a bell curve that features a set number of high, average, and poor performers meets that need.<p>But increasingly companies are moving in the …

The 14 Most Stressful Jobs In America

To find out what the most stressful jobs in America are, we reached out to career information expert Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., who compared the stress levels of the 747 occupations identified by the U.S. Department of Labor.<p>This list is ranked by the stress tolerance for each job, which measures how …

12 Leaders Share Their Biggest Management Pet Peeves

From half-baked ideas to working around the clock, we've collected the management pet peeves of 12 of the world's most influential leaders.<p>Most items on the list are smart things to avoid in general. For example, media mogul Oprah Winfrey is likely not the only person who considers loud gum chewing …

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Supermarket chain Booths hails 'specialist' positioning despite fall in sales

The upmarket grocery chain Booths insists it is trading well despite a fall in like-for-like sales and profits.<p>The supermarket chain Booths, known as “the Waitrose of the North”, has reported a slight drop in annual like-for-like sales and profits as it tackles cautious consumer spending.<p>The …

Oil spill contained on Philippines coast

A massive oil spill on the Philippines coast has been contained.<p>The accident was another unwanted consequence of Typhoon Haiyan.<p>It came after a power barge hit the rocky shores of Estancia at the height of the storm when it was battered by intense waves.<p>It is understood around 200,000 litres of oil …

China to relax one-child policy and end labour camps

Chinese state media has announced the relaxation of the country’s one-child policy.<p>In future, couples will be allowed to have two children if just one of the parents was an only child.<p>Currently, both parents must have been sole children to have a second child.<p>China’s one-child policy was introduced …

Libya: dozens killed in clashes with militia

Libyan officials said 32 people had been killed and almost 400 wounded in clashes in Tripoli between militiamen and protesters.<p>The violence highlights the government’s inability to control the armed groups that helped overthrow Muammar Gaddafi two years ago, but kept their guns.<p>Demonstrators said …

Albania rejects US request to destroy Syrian chemical weapons on their soil

After days of protest, demonstrators had left the Albanian prime minister in no doubt as to how they felt about a US request for the country to dismantle Syrian chemical weapons.<p>Now the Prime Minister Rama has told the US that it can’t be done on Albanian soil.<p>His announcement was greeted by a loud …

Aid continues to reach survivors in Philippines

More international aid is continuing to reach the survivors of typhoon Haiyan in the central Philippines.<p>US soldiers delivered packs of food, water, medicine and blankets on Saturday to the heavily affected coastal town of Ormoc in the eastern Leyte province.<p>Tens of thousands of people are still in …

Italy: protests in Naples over toxic waste dumped by mafia

Thousands of people have demonstrated in Naples against the dumping of toxic waste in the region.<p>Protesters say the local mafia, known as the Camorra, has been leaving tonnes of radioactive rubbish, paints, chemicals and glues in the surrounding countryside over the last two decades .<p>Among the …

Australia National Day of Climate Action: thousands take part in protests

Three thousand people in Sydney, Australia braved the rain to call for stronger action on global warming as part of the National Day of Climate Action.<p>Rallies were held in cities across the country.<p>The Australian government led by Prime Minister Tony Abbot began the process of abolishing the carbon …

Typhoon survivors gather for prayers as the massive relief effort steps up

Filipino typhoon survivors gathered for prayers in a ruined church on Sunday amid the devastation caused by the typhoon that has claimed the lives of thousands and displaced millions.<p>People inundated the heavily-damaged Our Lord of Transfiguration Church in Palo, a town which is outside Tacloban …

Typhoon Haiyan and the language of disaster

A lie repeated often and confidently enough can become widely mistaken for the truth, becoming a belief that obscures the facts. False beliefs about disaster follow this model; their poison is concentrated in a few oft-deployed words, notably "mobs," "panic" and "looting."<p>This poison is being …

Stay the Dogs of War on Iran

No honest person can know whether the nuclear negotiations with Iran will produce a sound agreement, least of all the know-it-alls who are fighting …