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UK profit warnings rise to crisis highs amid Brexit uncertainty

Britain’s biggest companies have issued the highest number of second-quarter profit warnings since the ­financial crisis, new analysis has shown, as Brexit has compounded an uncertain economic outlook.<p>The second quarter saw 66 listed companies alert investors to declining fortunes, according to the …

EU Referendum

Clare Mackintosh wins Crime Novel of the Year award

<b>A former police officer's debut novel has won the £3,000 main prize at one of the UK's top crime-writing festivals.</b><p>Clare Mackintosh said it was "a dream come true" to see I Let You Go named best crime novel at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.<p>She beat five authors, including Robert …

Creative Writing

Bank of England holds UK interest rates: what the economists say

Reaction to the news that the monetary policy committee has voted to keep rates at their record low of 0.5%<p>The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee (MPC) voted 8-1 to keep interest rates unchanged at their record low of 0.5%. Its newest member, Gertjan Vlieghe, backed an immediate quarter …

Bank of England

24 books to read this summer that will change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

London bankers are facing 2 options after the Brexit

Some investment banks, anxious not to stir speculation of an exodus from the historic City of London and its modern counterpart at Canary Wharf, have given out "business as usual" messages since last week's shock referendum result.<p>But beyond the soothing words the wider industry is hastily …

Brexit: Norway-style deal with EU would help UK avoid damaging recession, says Morgan Stanley

Britain must pursue a Norway-style agreement with the EU if it is to avoid a damaging recession, according to Morgan Stanley.<p>The bank said negotiating membership of the European Economic Area (EEA) and retaining access to the single market would help the UK to secure a "civilised divorce" from the …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Tutorials

Artificial intelligence is changing SEO faster than you think

By now everyone has heard of Google’s RankBrain, the new artificial intelligence machine learning algorithm that is supposed to be the latest and greatest from Mountain View, Calif. What many of you might not realize, however, is just how fast the SEO industry is changing because of it. In this …

WriteWell Gives Students and Professionals Templates to Jumpstart Research Papers

If you’ve ever had to write a reference paper, essay, or lab report, you know what it means to struggle with an overwhelming amount of information to …

Summer Reading List 2016! Featuring 42 Comedy and Other Books

<i>Every year we put out a summer reading list of 42 book recommendations to keep you busy by the pool, at the beach, on vacation, or wherever you plan</i> …

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The world economy is running on monetary fumes

As our new Council on Foreign Relations Global Monetary Policy Tracker shows, a record 23 countries — accounting for a quarter of world GDP — now have central-bank policy rates of zero or less. A further six — including the United States — have policy rates of 1 percent or less. This means that the …

The 15 best books to read on your commute

Our friends at Amazon put together a list of the best books for your commute. Whether they're divided into small chapters, filled with tips to get you ahead at work, or just feature a train prominently, these 15 books are perfect for reading on the way to and from the office.<p>We've included blurbs …

Books

Lena Dunham's surprise book sells out in 24 hours

Is It Evil Not to Be Sure? is a collection of her journal entries from a decade ago, and will raise money for the nonprofit group Girls Write Now<p>A surprise new book by Lena Dunham, collecting her journals from a decade ago, has sold out less than 24 hours after the writer announced its …

Feminism

The 5 books Bill Gates thinks you should read this summer

Want to know what the richest man in the world reads?<p>Bill Gates has written a blog post, recommending five books to his fans and followers.<p>He wrote on his website: "This summer, my recommended reading list has a good dose of books with science and math at their core. But there’s no science or math …

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The Zero-Calorie 'Miracle' Noodle

Shirataki noodles are a unique food that's very filling yet low in calories.<p>These noodles also contain a type of fiber that has impressive health …

22 Summer 2016 Books You Won’t Want To Miss

Soak up these family dramas, advice column collections and near-future hijinks.<p>This summer, in addition to the obvious 2016 warm-weather pastime of drinking watermelon water while listening to “Lemonade,” we’re looking forward to reading new books! Because, although we are big proponents of couch …

Books

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The 50 best UK holiday cottages for summer 2016

We round up the best coastal gems, rural retreats, architectural wonders and romantic hideaways for two – all with availability this summer<p><b>BEST SEASIDE COTTAGES</b><p><b>Spectacular views</b>: <b>CORNWALL</b><p>A renovated 1930s wooden hideaway on the cliffs overlooking Whitsand Bay, <b>Rockwater Cabin</b> takes some beating. Dine …

Ireland

Brexit could spell end for farming and car industry, says transport secretary

Farming and the car industry could disappear from Britain like coal mining in the 1980s because of the financial shock of leaving the EU, Patrick McLoughlin, the transport secretary, has warned.<p>Brexit could lead to recession, says Bank of England<p>Read more<p>The cabinet minister, a former miner, made …

United Kingdom

12 Brilliantly Literary Hotels for Book Lovers

Add this grand, dramatic hotel set in a palace built in 1894 to your bucket list, not just for the regal digs, but for the massive library, which …

Books

Students who use digital devices in class 'perform worse in exams'

Allowing students to use computers and the internet in classrooms substantially harms their results, a study has found.<p>The paper published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that students barred from using laptops or digital devices in lectures and seminars did better in their exams …

Education

Who owns America's debt?

Donald Trump says he can "make a deal" on America's debt.<p>Last week, he implied that he could negotiate with America's creditors to get them to accept a lower rate of repayment, such as 85 cents for every dollar.<p>It sounds shrewd, until you think about who would get hurt under this scenario. Who …

Jake Tapper

Q&A recap: questions about trickle-down economics open the floodgates

Personal and philosophical questions about the value of tax cuts to companies and higher income earners spark sharp debate<p>The first election campaign episode of QandA was stolen by an audience member with a simple question that split the panel like splinters.<p>“I’ve got a disability and a low …

Economics

This remote-controlled camera that sticks to walls could replace selfie sticks

While selfie sticks have revolutionized the personal photography game, they're not without their downsides. They're kind of awkward to carry around, and chances are there's still going to be an outstretched arm jutting egregiously out of frame. Plus, they're banned at most theme parks.<p>Podo is a …

How to Sell Your Home Without a Real Estate Agent

13 tips from an HGTV expert.<p>If you’re an HGTV fan, chances are good that you’re familiar with the series “Income Property” and its host, Scott …

Goldman Sachs is going after Main Street

The Wall Street firm has made some significant changes in recent weeks that hint at a strategic shift away from its traditionally elite clients and toward more common investors.<p>Last month the bank began offering a digital savings account, available to anyone with as little as a $1 deposit.<p>It …

Google's AI has read enough romance novels to write its own

In an effort to make its apps more conversational, Google fed its AI engine a whopping 2,865 romance novels so it can improve its understanding of language.<p>The idea is to improve the way Google products respond to users. Software engineer Andrew Dai, who led the project, told BuzzFeed News that …

Writing

Photography Business Cards: 5 Ways To Make Yours Stand Out

Do people use business cards anymore? With so many technological devices these days, some are eschewing the 3.5×2 cards once collected in Rolodexes …