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Quantitative easing may have hampered growth, says Andrew Sentance

Former Bank of England policymaker claims later asset purchases accentuated the squeeze on real incomes by holding down the value of the pound<p>Quantitative easing may have slowed Britain’s recovery, according to a former Bank of England policymaker.<p>Andrew Sentance, who sat on the Monetary Policy …

Economics

The Companies That Are Using The Most Solar Power

Stores like Ikea, Costco, and Walmart are turning themselves into renewable energy powerhouses.<p>550,000 solar panels. 1 million panels planned by 2016. Thirteen wind farms. You might be thinking we’re talking about a fair-sized utility. But no. The company with all this renewable energy capacity is …

Rolls-Royce seeks long-term uplift with new aero engines | Reuters

DERBY, England (Reuters) - British engineering company Rolls-Royce (RR.L) has outlined plans designed to maintain long-term dominance in large aircraft engines, showcasing two new models that could improve efficiency by up to 10 percent.<p>The logo and sign of Rolls-Royce is seen at its Seletar campus …

How To Follow Up On A Job Interview

Sarah Stamboulie, a New York career consultant, had a young Japanese client whose work visa was due to expire in just six weeks. The man was determined to find work at a hedge fund that would allow him to stay in the U.S., but he spoke with a strong accent, his written English was poor, and he had …

U.S. senators scold prosecutors, Swiss bank in tax spat | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators lashed out at federal prosecutors on Wednesday for a lack of zeal in going after Swiss banks that helped Americans dodge taxes, blaming both sides for billions of dollars in missed revenues.<p>The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations this week alleged …

Internships Aren't Worth It -- Here's Why

After reading a damning recent New York Times piece about perma-interns who drift from one unpaid post to another through their twenties, you should, like me, be asking yourself why college students and young grads are still buying into the notion that internships are the best way to launch their …

Qantas to shed 5,000 jobs

Australian airline to launch major restructuring after posting a loss of £126m<p>Qantas is shedding 5,000 jobs, cutting routes and downsizing its fleet after recording a A$252m (£135m) half-year loss and warning of "some of the toughest conditions...it has ever seen".<p>The embattled Australian is …

Brazil raises interest rates to 10.75pc

Brazil has raised its benchmark interest rate to 10.75pc from 10.5pc<p>Brazil's central bank has raised its benchmark interest rate to 10.75pc from 10.5pc, slowing the pace of monetary tightening to avoid hurting an economy that is flirting with recession.<p>Thirty-four of 47 economists polled by Reuters …

This Twitter Logo Redesign Takes Simplicity Too Far

Simple, flat digital design is in, but you can take those things too far. Case in point: this conceptual makeover of Twitter’s cheery blue bird.<p>First launched in 2010, Twitter’s icon–a cheery blue bird–has become an important part of the micro-blogging service’s visual identity. At a time when …

Asian stocks cautious, take comfort from Yellen's comments | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks were steady on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s comments reiterated her confidence in the U.S. economy.<p>Visitors walk near logos of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) at the TSE in Tokyo January 30, 2014. REUTERS/Toru …

China risks deflation trap as true GDP crumbles

China is sliding towards a deflation trap and may be in outright recession already if data are measured accurately, with serious knock-on risks for the global economy.<p>“It is too late to avoid a hard-landing,” said Patrick Chovanec from Silvercrest Asset Management and a former professor at …