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Citizen's Financial Fails To Wow In Biggest Bank IPO Since Financial Crisis

It’s the biggest bank IPO since the financial crisis, but investors seem to have used up all their enthusiasm for Alibaba’s market debut last week: Citizens Financial Group, a spinoff from the Royal Bank of Scotland, priced below its expected range and failed to wow with its performance in its …

Walmart to Begin Offering Checking Accounts

Walmart wants to be your one-stop-shop for financial services as well.<p><i>UPDATED—2:37 P.M.</i><p>Walmart is no longer just your doctor, supermarket, or big box …

eCommerce

Contemporary Holiday Villa in Koh Samui Offering Spectacular Coastal Views of Thailand

With a dramatic cliffside location overlooking Koh Samui’s port town of Nathon, <b>Lime Samui Villa 4</b> offers guests spectacular coastal views of …

Innovative Turning Boxes Adapting Sharifi-ha House to the Climate Changes of Tehran

<b>Nextoffice – Alireza Taghaboni</b> completed the design and development of <b>Sharifi-ha House</b>, an innovative residence that can ingeniously adapt to the …

A Complete Guide To A Perfect Bachelor Pad

Decorating a bachelor pad can be really challenging for any of us, even if at first it doesn’t seem to be so complicated. A bachelor pad should …

Interior Design

13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …

Cleaning

Color Obsession of the Week: Peacock Blue

A folding chair, a pouf, a lamp, and more finds in Peacock Blue.<p><b>This week's finds:</b><p>1. Spare Peacock Folding Chair, $50. crateandbarrel.com.2. Tovolo Silicone Spatula in Teal, $10. amazon.com.3. Magnolia Pouf, $216. luluandgeorgia.com.4. LSA Velvet Decanter, $141. amara.com.5. Robert Abbey Peacock …

Nails

Adorable & Stylish At-Home Coffee Stations

<b>A cup of coffee in the morning</b> before work or one on a Sunday evening hanging out with your gal pals, if you’re a lover of coffee then the set-up …

Interior Design

Glass Home Architecture With Minimalist Style

Presenting a perfect blend of serenity, opulence and minimalist elegance, this gorgeous glass house in Oakville, <b>Ontario</b> was crafted by architect …

23 Brilliant Ideas & Projects For Your Home Office

I don’t know about you, but even though my school days are long over, the onset of September still gets the butterflies in my stomach going and I …

30 Examples of Logo Design Concept Presentations for Inspiration

In addition, spending time on your design concept presentations also gives your clients a better understanding and appreciation of the visual brand …

10 awesome brochure designs for your inspiration

In this today’s competitive and technological world, it’s impossible to survive without a firm marketing strategy. Mediums to reach target audience …

30 Web & Graphic Design Studio Websites for Your Inspiration

It’s always interesting to see what design creative studios and agencies crafted for themselves. These people design websites for the whole world and …

Graphic Design

What I’m Reading: artnet’s Sophie Neuendorf

<i>Keeping up with the art world requires curiosity, persistence and good taste. But when the internet has opened the floodgates for artistic</i> …

Microsoft has nearly $93 billion in overseas cash, and it's reduced its tax bill by almost $30 billion

Microsoft’s stash of cash stored overseas, not subject to U.S. taxes, is growing.<p>In its latest regulatory filing, the software giant said it has now stockpiled $92.9 billion offshore and that this money could have cost the company $29.6 billion in taxes, but didn’t.<p>That compares to $76.4 billion …

Report: Tesla building I-80 supercharger station

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Tesla Motors is building a supercharger station in the Sierra Nevada north of Lake Tahoe where drivers of the company's electric cars can recharge along Interstate 80, a newspaper says.<p>Tesla officials previously announced plans to build a station near Truckee, Calif., about …

Nut price surge could leave Nutella-lovers shelling out

Prices of hazelnuts have surged in recent weeks after cold late winter weather and bitter frosts caused a poor harvest in the nut's chief exporter Turkey.<p>The rise has been so sharp it risks driving up the prices of popular consumer products like chocolate spreads or nut-filled chocolate bars.<p>Half …

Nutella Prices May Rise After Poor Weather In Turkey

Prices of hazelnuts have surged in recent weeks after cold late winter weather and bitter frosts caused a poor harvest in the nut's chief exporter Turkey.<p>The rise has been so sharp it risks driving up the prices of popular consumer products like chocolate spreads or nut-filled chocolate bars.<p>Half …

Wine Bottles All Over Napa Valley Were Shattered In The Bay Area Earthquake

The San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday was rocked by the largest earthquake to hit the area in almost 25 years.<p>One of the biggest casualties so far from the quake, which struck about six miles south-southwest of Napa: The wine bottles of Napa Valley.<p>From Twitter user Anindya Chaudhuri, here's a photo …

U.S. rice farmers see opportunity in China

Greg Yielding was given a quixotic task: travel to China and determine if consumers there would be willing to eat American rice.<p>So he set up tables at some of the most popular supermarkets in southern China, hung American flags and began dishing out steamy samples of rice from Arkansas and …

Learn How To Make Coffee From A CEO

What’s the secret to great leadership? It might have something to do with coffee. We asked three executives–Tony Conrad (VC and founder of about.me), Stephen Baker (COO of Attivio) and Simon Collins (recently stepped down as dean of Parsons Fashion School)–about how they brew their morning fuel.

Coffee

What to Expect From Windows 9 | Inc.com

According to multiple sources, Microsoft plans to finally take the covers off Windows 9 at an event later next month, code-named Threshold, as an early tech preview. The new operating system will finally address several serious design flaws including the dreaded "charms" that appear on the side of …

Starbucks and McDonalds Raise The Heat On Coffee Wars | Inc.com

<i>--This story first appeared on Slate.</i><p>Competition for coffee drinkers is heating up as bean supplies dwindle and prices everywhere increase. Now two big players in the industry are testing new strategies to peddle their caffeinated wares.<p>Starbucks is focusing its efforts on some of the biggest …

Coffee

5 Things Successful Leaders Do in a Crisis

Running your own business can be difficult, and sooner or later it's going to test you. Here are the traits you'll need to remain a successful leader during those challenging times.<p>A lot of people believe that the true leadership capacity of a person is tested during times of crisis. Performance …

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