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Tougher energy efficiency target would boost UK economy by £62bn – study

A 40% cut in energy use by 2030 through efficiency measures would increase the UK’s GDP by £62bn and create 40,000 new jobs, according to unpublished EU figures.<p>Hitting a lower target of 30% would create 13,000 jobs and boost the economy by £17.3bn, says the study by independent consultancy …

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

Good morning! Here's what you need to know for Monday.<p><b>1. Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff led in Sunday's first round of elections but,</b> after failing to win a majority of the vote, will have to run against pro-business candidate Aecio Neves in the second round of the contest on Oct. 26.<p><b>2. After</b> …

Watch Jerry Seinfeld rip apart the ad industry on its biggest night

“I love advertising because I love lying,” comedian Jerry Seinfeld told a banquet hall full of advertising executives at the industry’s annual awards show on Oct. 1. He didn’t appear to be joking.<p>The deadpan acceptance speech for his honorary Clio award drew cheers and applause from the crowd, …

HP to split into two companies

The next step for computing giant Hewlett-Packard's restructuring is a split into two companies.<p>HP (HPQ) announced Monday that it plans to put its PC and printer operations under one roof under the name HP Inc., and its business that provides software and services to corporate customers under …

One chart explaining what happened to the European debt crisis

There always comes a time we have to face our past.<p>For economists, it often happens when updating data long left sitting in a remote corner of our desktops.<p>It happened to me recently. I refreshed an old chart and suddenly realized how—and why—an issue that spooked economists and financial markets …

Tesco aims to rebuild trust with independent director duo

Under fire supermarket announces appointment of two non-executive directors to "rebuild trust" in Tesco<p>Tesco has announced that it is adding two non-executive directors to its board this month in a move to "rebuild trust" in the supermarket chain.<p>The grocer said on Monday that Richard Cousins and …

9 Top Free Sites for Income Investors

Five years ago, Kiplinger’s turned to longtime investment writer and in-house income guru Jeff Kosnett to launch a newsletter designed to steer …

The 10 Things You Need To Know In Advertising This Morning

<b>1. Hundreds of advertising beacons have been hidden inside phone booths across Manhattan, without the consent of residents</b>. A BuzzFeed News investigation has found that more than 500 of the devices — which can potentially be used to track smartphone users' movements and browsing habits — have been …

Rocking the e-Learning Industry, One Template at a Time

If these two brothers achieve their goal, they will build the world's largest library of templates for online training programs.<p><i>Everyone at eLearning Brothers (#331 on the 2014 Inc. 5000), a $2.5 million developer of assets for online training programs, calls each other "Brother" or "Sister." For</i> …

FBI Director: China Has Hacked Every Big US Company

Speaking to CBS' "60 Minutes," James Comey had the following to say on Chinese hackers:<p>There are two kinds of big companies in the United States. There are those who've been hacked by the Chinese and those who don't know they've been hacked by the Chinese.<p>When asked whether Chinese hackers were …

Financial Planning | My Money | GOBankingRates

Financial planning involves much more than creating a budget, although that’s a great place to start. Your financial plan should mirror your life …

How The iPhone 6 Compares To Its Biggest Android Rival, Samsung's Galaxy S5

The iPhone 6 is Apple's slimmest, yet one of its largest phones to date. (The iPhone 6 Plus is even more massive, but it'll compete with Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 4 phablet). For the first time in two years, Apple upgraded the screen resolution and gave its smartphone a completely new …

The Exact Amount Of Time You Should Work Every Day

New research reveals exactly how much downtime you should be taking.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>You know that taking frequent breaks is good for your productivity, focus, and creativity, but you just never seem to get …

How to deal with negative Facebook comments on your brand's page

People use Facebook to share their latest thoughts and happenings, where they have been recently, what they have eaten recently and their thoughts on …

Is It Tax Deductible?

The government itself estimates that individuals and businesses spend more than 6 billion hours a year dealing with their tax returns and all the …

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4 Odd Yet Effective Ways The Smartest People Prioritize Their Days

You’ve tried everything to organize your priorities better, and still end up scattered. Try these outside-the-box ideas for sorting your day.<p>The hardest part is getting started.<p>When there’s a long list that needs tackling every day, the hardest part is tackling what needs to be done first. You may …

World on the brink of oil war as Opec bickers over price

Oil prices ended last week in freefall as the world’s largest group of producers from petro-states in the Middle East dithered over whether to cut output<p>A secretive group of the world’s most powerful oil ministers will soon gather in Vienna to take arguably one of the most important decisions that …

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Social Media Use by Small Businesses [Infographic]

Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) now spend more on social marketing than on any other media category, according to a recent report from BIA/Kelsey.<p>…

Neuroscience: How to Become Immune to Stress

New research shows that exercise really does combat the ill effects of workplace stress.<p>Most people intuitively understand that exercise can improve your mood, but it was only last week that scientists figured out how it works. Their findings are of enormous importance to everybody who experiences …

6 Personal Finance Tips to Help You Save

Thinking about making New Year’s resolutions in the fall? Sure, it may sound a bit crazy, but it’s never too late to revamp your financial habits and …

The next 36 hours could determine the future of Hong Kong

HONG KONG—The city’s top official, chief executive Leung Chun-ying, issued an ultimatum today to the protesters who have taken over three neighborhoods in the city: Clear the roads and a stronghold in front of the government’s headquarters by early morning on Monday, Oct. 6, or he will “take all …

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First Selfies, Now Shapies? Scanning Booths Capture the Moment in 3-D - Bloomberg

Those bobble-heads on your desk may soon get some competition -- from you.<p>This month, Luxembourg-based Artec began shipping 3-D body scanning booths …

PODCAST: Here's Why The Netflix-Adam Sandler Deal Is Strange

Here's this week's episode of the Jay and Farhad show. As usual, it's me and New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo running through some of the biggest stories in tech this week.<p>We record this podcast on a weekly basis. You can subscribe to it in iTunes here. If you use a podcast app, here's …

This Is North Korea's Version Of The iPhone

The North Korean government first released the "Arirang" smartphone in 2013, which appeared to run a modified version of Google's Android operating system. The updated Pyongyang Touch now comes in a range of colors and is reminiscent of the iPhone 3.<p>Internet access is banned in the country, which …

Why Your Current Social Media Strategy is Wrong

<i>Piers Cooper is CEO of Addvocate, a startup that created a platform to let brands harness the trust and breadth of the people who know their companies best.</i><p>Some of the biggest brands in the world are spending big bucks in the hope of turning paid likes and followers into measurable ROI. Guess what: …

Golden Week: Why the Chinese Prefer to Spend Millions in London Than in Asia

Nothing demonstrates China's growing emergence as a fully paid up member of the international consumer economy quite like Golden Week.<p>The autumnal …

Struggling Tesco supermarket takes delivery of private jet - FT

LONDON (Reuters) - British grocer Tesco (TSCO.L) has taken delivery of a corporate jet worth $50 million (31.31 million pounds) just days after announcing it had overstated its profits by 250 million pounds, the Financial Times reported on Saturday.<p>The signage of Tesco Extra is silhouetted against …

Gold Prices to Drop Further Next Week on Dollar Strength

Prices are down 1.9% for the week as a whole<p>Gold prices are set to drop further next week as the prospect of a stronger US dollar, buoyed by a …

Apocalypse Soon: Meet The Scientists Preparing For the End Times

The men were too absorbed in their work to notice my arrival at first. Three walls of the conference room held whiteboards densely filled with …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …