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10 Terms To Look For In Job Offer Letters

<i>This is a guest post by</i> <i>Tammy Marzigliano,</i> <i>Laurence S. Moy and Piper Hoffman. Moy and Marzigliano are partners at Outten & Golden LLP, a plaintiff-side employment law firm. Hoffman is a writer and former partner at Outten & Golden. She blogs at piperhoffman.com.</i><p>If you get an offer letter when you are …

Growth is hard to find at Tesco

Tesco is cut to 'hold' from 'buy' as growth at the supermarket remains elusive.<p><b>Non-food weakness</b><p>1. Tesco's first-quarter numbers were grim, not just in its troubled UK business, but internationally as well. UK same-store sales, excluding VAT and fuel, fell 1pc, despite the investment in its …

Top women earn more than men

Women who make it to the top job earn more then their male counterparts, a study has found.<p>The few female chief executives at FTSE 350 companies are paid on average £1.8m, compared to £1.3m for men, according to a survey carried out by Southampton University. The researchers said that the close …

More signs of weakness in Chinese economy

Growth in China's inductrial production has slowed, as the country's exports weaken<p>Further signs of weakness in the Chinese economy have emerged, as growth in the nation’s industrial output slowed.<p>Industrial production, which measures output at Chinese factories and mines, rose 9.2pc year-on-year …

Two Book Chapters That Changed Warren Buffett's Life

<b>Forbes 2013 Investment Guide</b>— <b><br>Wealth Wizards</b> <b><br>Warren Buffett, CEO Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Do you have enough cash yet? Warren Buffett, the third-richest person in the world, says that he had all the money he needed by age 25, when his net worth reached $200,000.<p>“Money has given me the independence to do …

Going Long Billionaires: Investing With Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn, And Others At The Depths Of The Crisis

Stephen Schwarzman<p>The Blackstone Group<p>The world’s largest private equity group, Blackstone went public about a year before the market meltdown. Its stock has been on a steady climb since the middle of 2012, and it has accelerated with the stock market in the latest rally.<p>Return: 374%<p>Carl Icahn<p>Icahn …

London on top in race for growth

LONDON’S grip on the British economy is continuing to grow, after a survey revealed almost one-third of the UK’s fastest growing companies are based …

What if bonuses were decided by co-workers?

Employee motivation is one of those issues employers often try to solve with bonuses. Who receives the treasured prize is up to the managers; tough …

3 Motivational Mind Tricks Designed To Power Progress

What building a Lego figurine, frequenting coffee shops, and “deliberate practice” teach us about completing the task at hand–happily.<p>Progress is untapped power. It fuels our motivation and performance like no other incentive yet is broadly overlooked by managers.<p>To gain that integral sense of …

Are all bankers going to hell?

How Do You Deal With A Sucky Job?

Advancing your career in a swamp of a company is tough work–but if you know how successful people managed to do it, you can still blossom into awesomeness.<p>Good people get into bad situations. Over at Hacker News, a storm of insight is abrewing over the travails of a pseudonymed engineer who’s …

Hot 100 2013: The full analysis

<b>The biggest outtakes from the 2013</b> Investec Hot 100 <b>are these:</b><p>Hit on the right formula, and your business can withstand the tough climate. One-third …

Vitamin supplements are good for you, right? Wrong, says a new book – they're a multibillion-pound con and in high doses can increase your risk of heart disease and cancer http://bit.ly/15Hjs6e Photograph: Liz McBurney for the Guardian

Watermelon Mojito

<i>A refreshing cocktail, cool down with this delicious recipe for watermelon mojito. This recipe can be repeated to serve as many as you like.</i><p><b>Serves</b> …

Is this the secret to the perfect-fitting bra?

Are you sitting comfortably? If not, is it because you are part of the estimated 80% of women who are suffering from that scourge of modern times, …

It is 10 years since the human genome was first sequenced. In that time the cost per person has fallen from $2.7bn to just $5,000. Revealing our full DNA will revolutionise medicine – but it will also raise huge ethical questions about what we do with the information… http://bit.ly/11JXT0u Photograph: Alamy

House price falls worsen in Greece and Spain

A world league table of property markets has shown values are falling fastest in southern Europe, as a recovery gathered pace in major markets across the globe.<p>Prices in Greece, where the economy has been crippled by the weight of government debt and by austerity measures, fell by 11.8pc in the …