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Retailers scramble as shipper bankruptcy puts goods in limbo

NEW YORK (AP) — Some major retailers are scrambling to work out contingency plans to get their merchandise to stores as the bankruptcy of the Hanjin shipping line has thrown ports and retailers around the world into confusion.<p>They don't have a lot of time. Giant container ships from the South …

Almost 46 million people trapped in slavery with North Korea, India key offenders: global index

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 46 million people are living as slaves globally with the greatest number in India but the highest prevalence in North Korea, according to the third Global Slavery Index launched on Tuesday with Australian actor Russell Crowe.<p>Actor Russell Crowe launches …

Why Facebook Is Killing It—Even When Nobody Else Is

Facebook is killing it.<p>As its biggest rivals stumble, Facebook wildly beat Wall Street’s expectations when it released its earnings yesterday. The …

These 17 life hacks will change the way you use Gmail

But that doesn't mean it can't be better.<p>A bunch of apps and plug-ins floating around the internet can make your experience using Gmail so much more enjoyable. With these amazing add-ons, you can see when people are tracking your emails, automatically know everything about people who email you, and …

Apps

A brief guide to everything that’s annoying about Apple

This week, the tech giant reported its first fall in sales for 13 years. Have we finally fallen out of love with its shiny new iPhones? Not quite – but there are some small issues ...<p>Is this the beginning of the end for Apple? The tech giant’s inexorable growth has been a given for most of the 21st …

Budget Deficit

“Don’t Take It Personally” Is Terrible Work Advice

paul garbett FOR HBR<p>I was recently working with a leader who had just lost a much-valued employee to a competitor. He had invested a large amount of time in mentoring and training the person and had high hopes and expectations for his career. The employee was someone clearly identified as “top …

Great Leaders Embrace Office Politics

A rising young executive found herself strategically ousted in an internal power play. Jill had all the chops to rise to the corner office: consistent top 10% performer, hardworking, intelligent, personable, driven, multilingual, an MBA from a top-tier school. Handwritten thank-you notes from the …

The Greatest Barriers to Growth, According to Executives

A large, iconic multinational is now struggling to keep growing while being chased by leaner, more aggressive competitors. To find the next wave of growth, they were taking a hard look at their bureaucracy.<p>“When I joined the company, the front line management jobs were the best,” the CEO told us. …

These 9 Incredible Images Are a Mind-Boggling Remind of How Far Technology Has Come

Never forget.<p>Sometimes, while waiting for quantum computers to become a thing, or complaining that your stupid laptop keeps dying on 5 percent …

Particles

Things could get a lot worse for Apple

If one assumes that Apple can maintain its current profits, the stock is outrageously inexpensive. Its net cash represents about 30% of the company's market capitalization at this point, putting the cash-adjusted P/E ratio at just about 7 based on last year's earnings.<p>But investors making this …

Average Selling Price

Why good leaders make you feel safe

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a …

China's rapidly ageing population is an economic ticking timebomb

HSBC global economist James Pomeroy argues, in the latest in a series of reports on demographics in the world's emerging markets, that while there are several major emerging economies — including Russia and many Eastern European nations — that could face big problems thanks to an ageing population, …

Economic Development

The 20 Best Cities for Small Business Growth

Have you ever dreamed about quitting your day job? So many more of us are turning our passions into profit by making and selling things online. With more and more small businesses popping up all the time, payment app Square shared a recent study on the best cities across the country in which to run …

There's a course for that: deciphering the Montreal job market

Ndamuso Makelele is stressed out. A refugee from Burundi in her 20s, she is being interviewed for the first time in Canada for a job with a major …

Where you're born affects how much you earn. Here's why

The possibility that place of residence has an influence on life chances has been a long standing concern in debates about inequality and public …

Japan announces $7 billion plan to develop Mekong region

BANGKOK (AP) — Japan's foreign minister announced a $7 billion initiative Monday to promote development in Southeast Asia's Mekong region, which …

South-east Asia

Google is starting its own hardware division

Google is creating an internal hardware division, and is bringing back an old executive to lead the charge.<p>Rick Osterloh, who departed Google when it sold Motorola to Lenovo, is returning to the company to lead this new hardware division. According to Re/Code (which received confirmation from …

Microsoft is turning DNA into the ultimate storage device

Imagine that future civilisations are looking for evidence of us. Digital human life. And they find nothing.<p>No Buzzfeed. No Slack. No GitHub. Nothing.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing business in Amsterdam in May?Join us<p>That’s actually a distinct possibility as …

Why women and graduates of color get lower-paying jobs

Students getting ready to graduate college are about to confront a real world problem: Women and people of color struggle to earn as much as their …

techinsider: “ Here’s where all the parts in your iPhone come from ”

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

Licensing Laws Are Shutting Young People Out Of The Job Market

<i>This is</i> <i>In Real Terms</i><i>, a column analyzing the week in economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns?</i> <i>Email me</i> <i>or drop a note in the</i> …

Ethical consumers are unattractive and boring, aren’t they? | Oliver Burkeman

It’d be nice to think that making ethical choices inspired others to do the same<p>I’m on thin ice telling Guardian readers that being an ethical consumer makes you irritating, but you can’t argue with science. In a recent study, US researchers offered people various information before buying jeans, …

15 years of labor shortages predicted for the U.S. economy

Whenever unemployment drops as low as it is now — 5 percent in the U.S. as of March — employers start to complain about labor shortages. Business associations for manufacturers, small businesses and technology firms have been beating the drum for several years now saying it is ever-more difficult …

The Class of 2016: The labor market is still far from ideal for young graduates

Introduction and key findingsThe Great Recession has had lasting effects on employment prospects of young people entering the workforce after …

High School

Why Intel Is Laying Off Thousands of Workers

These days, it’s hard to conjure the sense of dread that the word “Wintel” inspired during the PC era. In the waning decades of the 20th Century, …