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U.S retail sales cool in November after strong gains

U.S. retail sales barely rose in November as households cut back on purchases of motor vehicles, suggesting some loss of momentum in economic growth in<p>the fourth quarter.<p>The Commerce Department said on Wednesday retail sales edged up 0.1 percent after two straight months of strong gains.<p>October …

Economics

Why Facebook and Twitter Are Embracing Ecommerce

Likes and retweets are fine, but the new buzz word at Facebook and Twitter seems to be “buy.”<p>Facebook announced on Thursday that it has begun testing …

More people than ever oppose the NSA practices Edward Snowden revealed. Why should he spend his life in prison?

The justice system would never allow Snowden to present a real defense at trial. That's just one reason to give him amnesty<p>The Guardian's riveting video interview with Edward Snowden this week ended with one of the biggest unresolved question in the debate over Snowden's decision to leak classified …

To Understand Mobile Payment Technology, Head to Disney World

One of the biggest questions in the retail/consumer/shopping industrial complex is this: Will any of these new mobile payment or automated service …

Top 10 Things to Do in Japan

In a nation as culturally rich as Japan, it can be hard to know how to spend your time there. Here are ten of our favorite things to do.<p><b>Visit Kyoto’s Ancient Sites</b><br>Japan’s capital from 794 to 1868, Kyoto is bathed in history. The most iconic remnant of the city’s imperial past is the outrageously …

Japan

Away from the Races at Saratoga Springs: Swampland Mansions, Spas and Casinos on the Looney Front

Saratoga Springs in upstate New York may be best known to many as home to a world famous race track for thoroughbred horses, the second oldest in the United States that began its long life in 1863. It may also be best known to James Bond film fans as the setting for a melodramatic scene from</i> …

The Strong Link Between Your Self Image And Business Success

The vast majority of business people focus on tactics to be successful – strategy, marketing, sales and systems.<p>Yet after doing this religiously for 10 years still often complain that they have not achieved what they had hoped.<p>Is there something more they needed to work on to succeed at a high …