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Three Reasons The Economy Is Sicker Than You Think

Some economic indicators are showing signs of life, but real growth, it seems, is getting harder to find.<p>To recap the, er, good news:<p>— Home prices are up 10% from a year ago.<p>— Car and light truck sales climbed 7%.<p>— New jobless claims are at a 5-year low (though the unemployment rate is still a …

Why startups should embrace intrapreneurship

Intrapreneurship (entrepreneurship within a larger company) is taking off as companies look to innovate and experiment with new products. For startups, the idea of devoting time to such projects might feel like a distraction; but if done right, these small, scrappy efforts can offer big rewards.<p>Is …

Hiring With Science: Big Data Brings Better Recruits

Analytics fans say big data is the key to <b>hiring great talent</b> and <b>reducing attrition</b>.<p>It can also help you pay <b>real market salaries</b>, and <b>increase your diversity</b>.<p>So what should you know before you turn recruitment over to the robots?<p>As the U.S. economy improves, private-sector employee-quit rates are …

30 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Frequent Flyers

Your iPhone could be your most valuable travel companion. It can help you get the best seats on and off the plane, get you to the gate on time, find convenient airport lounges, avoid weather cancellations and even help you find the bathroom in a pitch dark hotel room. All these apps are available …

Anyone Who Wants To Short Gold Must Consider This Eye-Popping Chart

Gold has been one of the worst performing asset classes in the global financial markets this year, strengthening the bears' case that the yellow metal has no intrinsic value.<p>With gold prices trending lower and the dollar moving higher, the short-sellers have been piling on.<p>But while the investment …

Google and competition: Google and competition: as users we can give our own verdict

Back in February, I wrote for Comment is free about the Google investigation being undertaken by the European commission. I emphasised the importance …

Can You Outthink Apple CEO Tim Cook? Probably Not -- And That's Why America Is Doomed!

People ask me why I am so negative on America. Not the least of my concerns is that U.S. corporations have long been splurging so much on buying back their own shares.<p>Of course, investors love the trend and, as an investor myself, I know that buybacks often do wonders for a share’s short-term …