Christine Curran

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America: Where the Poor Don't Get Holidays Off

Vacation inequality, it turns out, is an actual problem in the United States.<p>The funny thing about national holidays in the United States is that they're not really <i>national</i> holidays. Unlike the rest of the developed world, we don't guarantee every worker paid time off. Not for summer vacations. Not …

Oil recoups losses as U.S. data beat expectations

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Oil futures recouped most losses Thursday as U.S. new-home sales and jobless-claims data beat expectations, helping offset …

Burberry Just Pulled Off An Incredible Comeback Thanks To China

The company has several things going for it that have helped it in the China market, including targeted expansion, a solid digital strategy, and an apparel-heavy merchandise collection.<p>Burberry's digital strategy, which has been highly cognizant of e-commerce and social media, has paid off greatly, …

Luxury Lifestyle

Someday, you may use bitcoin without even knowing it

Bitcoin backers have big dreams—dreams of reinventing the financial system based around a currency not issued by governments and not subject to the whims of central banks. But the cryptocurrency’s volatility over the last few months has raised questions about whether most people would want to …

Bitcoin

Wal-Mart And Gap Refuse To Sign Legally Binding Bangladesh Safety Plan

The country's government is talking about raising the minimum wage for garment workers, and major companies such as H&M and Inditex (which owns fast-fashion brand Zara) have agreed to a legally binding safety accord that also requires a financial commitment from the retailers that sign on.<p>But …

Walmart

Brazilian oil: still drawing punters

Brazil’s oil industry has not been the source of much good news recently but this week might just go down as one of its best yet.<p>On Monday, the …

24-Year-Old Ogilvy Employee Dies From 'Overwork'

According to local TV news program Yangzi Evening News, the Ogilvy & Mather Beijing employee died of "overwork." He had been working overtime the month prior to his death, not leaving the office before 11p.m.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Ogilvy Denies 24-Year-Old China Employee Was Worked To Death.<p>Reports say that Yuan …

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Four Financial Steps to Wedding Bliss

An incredible 43% of the general population admitted to not talking finances before marriage, according to a study by American Express. With all the emotion surrounding money, it’s no surprise that financial issues cause trouble once the honeymoon is over.<p>I recommend newlyweds tackle financial …