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Who needs bitcoin? Venezuela has its 'sucre'

QUITO, Ecuador--Satoshi Nakamoto and Hugo Chávez had at least one thing in common: Both created virtual currencies whose popularity is growing but …

Venezuela

5 huge finance stories you probably missed

Slide 1 of 7<p>The big financial stories of 2013 have been hard to miss, be it the surging stock market, the Fed’s policy moves or the Twitter IPO. But …

Top Tax Stories Of 2013

When it comes to taxes, one thing you can’t say about 2013: it definitely wasn’t boring.<p>Here are the top ten most popular tax stories on Taxgirl this year, by reader views:<p>11 Reasons Why I Never Want To Own A House Again. Who knew when I wrote this that there would be such a reaction – on both …

Shareholder to bank leaders: It\’s hard to trust you

“Human CliffsNotes” Brad Grossman Is The Secret Weapon Of The Most Productive Braniacs

“He’s like a human CliffsNotes,” says Beth Comstock, GE’s CMO, who recently hired Grossman when she needed a quick study in the history of military strategy. Grossman isn’t so much an expert on the topic as he is a professional autodidact. “I didn’t fit in and wasn’t good at very much,” says …

Celebrity Gossip

Apple shares fall on Wells Fargo downgrade

Bank warns that the iPhone 6 is likely to be less profitable than previous versions and that telecoms companies are losing enthusiasm for hefty subsidies<p>One of Wall Street's biggest investment banks has downgraded Apple, warning that the iPhone maker can expect lower profit margins and less support …

Can Greece repair its reputation?

Is Greece, the country that nearly brought Europe to its knees, fit to take over the EU presidency?<p>Brussels bureaucrats are not known for their humorous side, nor indeed are German politicians or Eurozone finance chiefs. But anyone wandering through Syntagma Square in Athens these days could be …

Europe

A Crash Course In Leadership For 20-Something CEOs

Five essential lessons for today’s crop of young leaders.<p>Traditionally, leaders spent 20 or more years rising through the ranks before they made it to the corner office. But we’re seeing a rise in CEOs in their 20s and 30s, who either founded their own company or rose quickly through the ranks of …

Leadership

IMF paper warns of 'savings tax' and mass write-offs as West's debt hits 200-year high

Debt burdens in developed nations have become extreme by any historical measure and will require a wave of haircuts, warns IMF paper<p>Much of the Western world will require defaults, a savings tax and higher inflation to clear the way for recovery as debt levels reach a 200-year high, according to a …

The Secret To Interviewing: It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It

Long before humans developed language skills, we found ways to communicate with one another. Even in the absence of recognizable words, we were highly attuned to nonverbal clues (think: lots of grunts and hand gestures). We had to be if we wanted to survive.<p>Of course, language eventually came along …

Facebook mined private messages to advertisers, lawsuit claims

US lawsuit claims that Facebook "misleads users into believing they have a secure, private mechanism for communication"<p>Facebook is being sued over claims it mines users’ private messages to advertisers without their consent.<p>According to a complaint filed in California, the social network “misleads …

100 companies eyeing a 2014 London listing

London's stock exchange is set for another bumper year while investors will scrutinise upcoming flotations more closely<p>The London Stock Exchange could see up to 100 new listings in 2014 as companies seek to capitalise on rising investor confidence in the resurgent UK economy.<p>Of these listings, …

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How To Discourage Unhealthy Eating: Make It Expensive And Make People Feel Bad About It

A lab experiment shows that some public health food policies, from healthy food subsidies to anti-obesity advertisements, may only have a small effect on eating habits. Taxes, though, work pretty well.<p>We don’t really know how to encourage healthy eating. Calorie counts on menus are a popular idea …

Google to a trillion, Buffett's five-year miss and beware the animal spirits - Need to Know - MarketWatch

By Shawn Langlois<p>Reuters<p>The New Year got off to a decidedly frigid start on Wall Street Thursday, both on the yellow-snow-covered streets and in the …

The Hackers Who Revealed Snapchat's Security Flaws Received One Response From The Company...Four Months Later

On New Year’s Day, the website SnapchatDB.info released the usernames and redacted phone numbers of 4.6 million U.S. Snapchat users. Months earlier, an Australian security outfit called Gibson Security published a thorough account of the security vulnerabilities plaguing the company.<p>The identity of …

House prices: most believe 2014 is a good year to sell

A willingness to sell could ease some of the upward pressure on house prices in coming months, experts suggest as Halifax publishes its regular housing market confidence tracker<p>More than half of people believe that 2014 would be a good time to sell a property as housing market confidence continues …

Why hackers want your phone number

Though most people wouldn’t give their phone number to a stranger on the street, they’re happy to share their digits with Google GOOG, -0.92% , …

Cyberbullying

How to be smarter about money in 2014

Every January, many of us make financial New Year’s resolutions to do things like spend less or contribute more to our 401(k)s. And every year, more …

RBS settles bonus fight with former risk boss

RBS had argued Gary Cottle didn't deserve the final portion of £1.9m bonus as he refused to take an alternative post at the bank<p>State-backed lender Royal Bank of Scotland has settled a lawsuit with its former head of risk in its investment banking division over a £700,000 bonus.<p>RBS had asked a …

Judiciary

10 easy ways to make money in 2014

You’ve heard it before: Resolutions are for quitters. So don’t burden yourself with a list of useless declarations about not spending money in …

Personal Finance

22 of the best ways to save money in the New Year

A new year, a new you and time to get your finances in shape.<p>We've put together 22 tips to help get you started.<p>1. Ditch your bank and earn up to £200<p>Switching is quicker and easier than you think. And it can garner you instant cash.<p>HSBC* is currently offering £200 to new customers who switch its …

This Note-Taking System Turns You Into An Efficiency Expert

Bullet Journal is an all-new system for note-taking that’s better than any schmancy designer notebook.<p>Note-taking is a skill not easily acquired. In the hands of an artist, designer, or Hollywood serial killer (à la <i>Seven</i>‘s John Doe), an idea-crammed notebook can even become a rarified, and in the …

(Paid) interns mean talent, value, and profit

In a world where experience trumps education and personality trumps all, internships are an essential stepping stone to the professional career. …

Employment

Budget 2013: A Budget for business, but not for right now

Reflecting on this year’s Budget, a panel of small businesses gathered recently at a roundtable event to share their views and insights on what …

Cyprus needs €75m before bailout

Civil servants and pensions in cash-strapped Cyprus could go unpaid this month because of a shortfall of at least €75m (£64m) in public finances, an official warned on Monday.<p>Rea Georgiou, the government's Accountant General, told parliament's finance committee that the government was trying to …

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