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How to mend ... your jeans

The crotch is usually the first area on your denim to show wear and tear, so patch up the problem with a few simple steps<p>How to sew on a button<p>I know what it’s like to be completely attached to one pair of jeans. But if you wear the same denim day after day, at some point it will wear out and more …

How to mend ... a cracked iPhone screen

If the iPhone in your pocket is sporting a broken screen right now, you’re not alone. Nearly a quarter of iPhones on the streets look just like yours. After the glass cracks, your options are pretty limited: either pay for an expensive repair, or keep swiping at the shattered glass until your …

3 questions every stock investor needs to answer

Investors are worried about rising interest rates, and yet rates are lower than at year-end 2013. Folks fret that stocks are overvalued, and yet the …

Are You Up For a Challenge? Try ‘The 6 Minute Dirty Edit’

The video above is called <i>The 6 Minute Dirty Edit Challenge</i>, and it’s an interesting project/dare by photographer Jeff Rojas. The goal is simple: how …

The Malaysian flight that crashed in Ukraine was on the same route it flew every day

A Malaysian airlines plane was reportedly shot down over Ukranian airspace today. The story is developing and moving fast, but data from airline data firm FlightAware shows that particular flight - Malaysian Flight 17 - runs daily and always goes through Ukranian airspace. In other words, today's …

Is Your CIO Burning Cash? Here Are 5 Ways To Tell

Your CIO holds some of the longest levers when it comes to maximizing ROI. Whether it’s doing more with less, or unlocking entirely new value chains, IT investment packs a lot of bang per buck—<i>but only if spent wisely.</i><p>According to analysts at Gartner, your CIO might not be pulling their weight when …

Fed Chair Yellen gives investors mixed messages

The headliner of the day on Tuesday was Fed Chair Janet Yellen's Senate testimony.<p>“If the labor market continues to improve more quickly than …

Fund managers are most bullish on stocks since early 2011: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Why gold just posted its biggest drop this year

(The following is a complimentary article from MarketWatch’s premium newsletters. For information on Mark Hulbert’s insightful commentary, including …

This is the sneakiest thing stores do to trick consumers

Thanks to a combination of slick pricing, frequent couponing and confusing discounting, retailers routinely trick consumers into thinking they got a …

Think twice before you invest in a bear-market fund

Market milestones — like Dow 17,000, the recently broached record high for the Dow Jones Industrial Average — tend to bring out the doomsayers, the …

You can build your own Aereo — at a cost

Thanks for nothing, Supreme Court — there’s no other simple or cheap way to watch network television stations on a mobile phone or tablet now that …

Why mortgage rates haven’t risen as expected

By most estimates, mortgage rates were expected to climb this year, with rates on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage predicted to exceed 5%. Instead, …

The best way to loan your child money to buy a home

With real estate prices rebounding strongly in many areas and interest rates still low, now could be a good time for a young person starting out to …

Recap: Goldman Sachs CFO says environment mixed with historically low volatility levels

How Valuable Are Your Customers?

Not all customers are created equal. If you’ve ever run a business (or even just been a customer yourself), then you know that some customers provide more revenue (and incur fewer costs) than others. Figuring out which to focus on and invest in is critical if you want to maximize your profit.<p>Many …

Big banks, analysts mess with investors’ minds

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. fueled early-morning gains in the equity market after beating …

Bullish analyst compares GoPro to Facebook

3 ways to avoid the next Cynk

The mystery of Cynk Technology Corp.’s CYNK, -99.00% trading frenzy has engrossed the financial world since the stock saw its recent surge reach …

Why Marketing Needs to Hire a Corporate Folklorist

Early last year, I helped craft a presentation for a gathering of senior managers at a clothing company. Looking for a hook, I asked questions about previous eras when its leaders faced challenges like the ones they face today.<p>“Oh, you need to talk with our corporate historian,” their head of …

Take a look at your business through someone else’s eyes

<b>There is a great book called “On Looking</b><b>” by author Alexandra Horow</b><b>it</b><b>z. In the book the author takes walks around her neighbourhood in New York with</b> …

Customers

How to Explain a Career That Looks Stalled

People hold on to jobs too long for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes it’s loyalty to co-workers at a company you’ve outgrown, or maybe you spent a long time thinking you were just about to get promoted… but never got the call. Or perhaps you simply had a lot going on in your personal life and your …

How to turn a small business into a bigger one

by Conrad Bates<p>Australia is a nation of small business owners and most of those remain comfortably a part of the small business community for much of …

What the Murray financial industry report means for your business

Business groups have raised concerns about a number of proposals included in the Federal Government’s interim report for its Financial System …

Superannuation

If physical retail is dying, someone forgot to tell Dick Smith CEO Nick Abboud

by Michael Bailey<p>Dick Smithchief executiveNick Abboudstands by his ambition to grow its store network from 377 to 450 in the medium term, claiming …

eCommerce

America’s biggest untapped market is hiding in plain sight

The consumer marketplace has been overwhelmingly youth-oriented (even youth-obsessed) for decades — but this about to change dramatically, and in …