Edward Hauser

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Social Security increase unlikely next year; blame gas prices

For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in benefits next year, which is unwelcome news for more than one-fifth of the nation's population.<p>They can blame low gas prices. By law, the annual …

Hit movies moving from Netflix to Hulu with Epix deal

Hulu's new front in its competition with Netflix involves "The Hunger Games" and "Transformers."<p>Netflix (NFLX) said Sunday that it had decided to let its distribution deal with Epix expire, which covers popular movies from the studios Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount.<p>A few hours later, Hulu said it had …

The Best Workouts for Losing the Last 10 Pounds

So, you've come a long way on your weight loss journey, but now, whether it's five or 10 pounds you're really struggling to lose that last little bit of weight.<p>Don't worry, you're totally not alone.<p>Nearly every expert we spoke with agreed: Losing those last few pounds is tough for pretty much …

How Long Do All Your Favorite Foods Last After They're Opened?

<i>By: Lee Breslouer</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock/Jennifer Bui/Thrillist</i><p>After you've opened a jar of pasta sauce and put in the fridge, it's good basically forever, right? Sorry, Andre 3000, it's not good forever, or even forever ever. Because we're often confused about how long our favorite packaged food, …

Verizon Is Turning Any Car Into A Connected Car With Hum

Car makers are building all sorts of connectivity into their cars. And for older cars, a number of startups like Automatic, Zubie and Mojio have emerged with gadgets that let people turn their plain old dumb cars into a connected car.<p>Now Verizon is jumping into the game with Hum. A …

Internet of Things

Dubai property slowdown due to tighter rules, not oil slump

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai’s tighter property rules aimed at preventing a housing bubble are the main cause of a slowdown in the emirate’s real estate sector rather than a sustained drop in oil prices, industry experts said.<p>Dubai has a low reliance on oil despite hydrocarbons providing three-quarters …

Oil

Global stock sell-off is a big test of U.S. economy's resiliency

A frenzied sell-off in international financial markets Monday heightened anxiety about the global economy, sending officials at central banks around the world looking urgently for ways to ease the latest bout of shocks and keep their economies from sliding further.<p>Though the U.S. economy has been …

Who’s really in charge of company culture?

How much does the board influence company culture? Corporate governance expert Lucy Marcus goes behind the scenes.<p>Recent stories about the culture at online retailer Amazon gave me pause. An investigative report by the New York Times described a fairly toxic work environment, using phrases such as …

Watch This Video Essay That Convincingly Argues Daniel Is The Villain Of “Karate Kid”

Nothing will ever be the same again.<p>Up until now, I’ve only had one qualm with <i>The Karate Kid</i>: the circumstances that force young Daniel Russo to become a kid who does karate. Early on, Daniel relocates from New Jersey to the San Fernando Valley. Despite the daunting task of having to fit in with a …

Greece and Its Misguided Champions

With the Tsipras government having resigned and Greece (probably) heading to the polls to vote on September 20, it may be time to consider how we got here. While much can be said about internal dynamics within Greece, we shouldn’t underestimate the impact of some global thought leaders who have …

Economics

CEOs Can’t Give Feedback Only to Their Direct Reports

Steven Moore for HBR<p>I began my tenure as CEO of Campbell Soup Company in 2001 with the mandate to turn around an iconic but struggling consumer products company. Soon after, I asked Gallup to conduct an engagement survey of our leadership to assess the level of personal commitment employees felt …

Leadership

How to Make Debt Work For You

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the September 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Many personal-finance experts consider debt to be evil, whether they’re talking about a credit card charging 15.8 percent, an auto loan at 1.9 percent or …

Personal Finance

The Difference Between Leading & Managing, The Hard Way - DAIC, 8/24/15

Tyler Starrine from Huge's presentation from Digiday's Agency Innovation Camp in Vail, CO - August 24, 2015

Don't Panic About Stocks. It's Not 2008 All Over Again, Economist Says

The big price drops on Wall Street in recent days have had many people worried. We asked people on social media to send us some questions about the stock market volatility and we turned to economist Austan Goolsbee for answers.<p>NPR's Ari Shapiro spoke with Goolsbee, who was chairman of the White …

Get Unstuck: Three Ways To Get Out Of A Career Rut

For the majority of our academic careers, we feel like we’re constantly evolving. We choose new classes each semester, and with that comes new coursework, teachers and classmates. We learn new things, ace exams and actually feel ourselves getting closer to our ultimate goal: graduation.<p>But once the …

Employment

The long party for commodity producers is so over

August 24, 2015 | 3:59 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2015/08/24/economy/long-party-commodity-producers-so-over/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Why credibility is the future of journalism

“Are newspapers dying. Yes or No?” This question was a recent headline for an online media platform that argued, as has been written in hundreds of …

How do you create jobs in a low growth world?

In a world transforming at full-throttle pace, the fastest changes aren’t driven by huge leaps in the capacity of new computer chips or the streaming …

4 Ways to Manage Employees Who Like to Figure It Out Themselves

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s plain to see that workers are becoming more and more self-sufficient by the day. Credit the Internet and the power of three simple words: “just Google it.” Consequently, some (or maybe most) of your employees will continue …

Employee Engagement

Stock Market Meltdown: What Is A Correction -- And Does It Really Matter? History Shows US Markets Are Entering A Months-long Cooling Phase

With all three U.S. stock market indices down on Monday by an average of more than 12 percent from their peaks earlier this year, investors are …

3 A's of Resolving Social Customer Complaints

Anyone can master the art of resolving and preventing customer complaints online. Here is how.<p>For most people, it's common sense that you should apologize when you've done something wrong. However, this staple of etiquette is often lost in brand interactions on social media.<p>It stands to reason that …

Customer Experience

Celebrate Windows 95 With These Delightfully Terrible Retro Videos

Microsoft’s classic operating system turns 20 today. To celebrate, a nostalgic trip back to the ’90s via some deeply weird videos.<p>It might be news to many of today’s selfie-snapping, hashtag-happy millennials, but Windows 95 was a huge deal. I’ll never forget the day my dad came home from CompUSA …

Data-Driven Management Can Also Be Compassionate

HBR STAFF<p>Should he desire, Jeff Bezos has a simple, powerful and culturally-compatible way to combat accusations that Amazon is a soulless, dystopian workplace: double down on being data-driven. Preempt bad employee vignettes with better empathic analytics.<p>Amazon should explicitly measure for the …

Leadership

5 Tips for Becoming a Brilliant Conversationalist

2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter how meticulously you plan your words, you can never control how your message is received. However, several things are within your control, like timeliness, intensity and volume. Knowing what’s within your power and …

Public Speaking

How I made money when the Dow lost 1,000 points

When Ryan Cutter woke up today, he was focused on getting to the gym and gearing up for his first day of business school.<p>Then he checked the stock market.<p>"I just looked at it and thought, 'Everything is on sale today,'" Cutter told CNNMoney.<p>The Dow plunged over 1,000 points shortly after the …

Start Me Up! Microsoft's Breakthrough OS Windows 95 Turns 20

Exactly twenty years ago Monday, Microsoft launched a new version of its desktop operating system that would end up in the hands of millions as PCs dominated Macs and other, lesser brands in the late '90s. It was, of course, Windows 95.<p>It was a sort of golden age of PC buying: HP, Dell and Gateway …