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Lehman's collapse: 'These were very dangerous times'

<b>The failure of investment bank Lehman Brothers five years ago brought UK and US banks to "within hours" of collapse, says former UK Chancellor Alistair Darling.</b><p>Its failure saw the start of a global crisis, with governments across the world scrambling to avert a possible financial meltdown, and five …

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Zuckerberg: US government 'blew it' on NSA surveillance

Facebook CEO joins Yahoo's Marissa Mayer in saying the US did 'bad job' of balancing people's privacy and duty to protect<p>Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, struck back on Wednesday at critics who have charged tech companies with doing too little to fight off NSA …

2008 financial crisis: Could it happen again?

Five years since the great collapse, the U.S. financial system looks healthier — but problems persist.<p>Fear gripped the USA five years ago. As Americans awoke on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, they learned that Lehman Bros. had collapsed in bankruptcy, inflicting billions of new losses on a financial …

Syria crisis: No clear winner in Russia-US G20 duel

<b>Both sides have claimed victory in this G20 gladiatorial contest over Syria, but identifying who is on which team is not straightforward.</b><p>So who backed Russia and who backed the United States?<p>According to President Vladimir Putin, the outcome was not a 50/50 split, but a balance of opinion in …

Geopolitics

The global economy’s long climb back to the new normal

There is perhaps no more potent symbol of the post-Lehman Brothers global collapse than what happened in Detroit.<p>A bankrupt city. A crippled auto industry. Workers with no future.<p>Fast forward five years. Last week, Ford Motor Co. repatriated much of the production of the Fusion – a popular sedan …

The 1936 book that every business person should read

Strauss Zelnick is chief executive and chairman of the company that makes Grand Theft Auto, BioShock and other cutting-edge videogames. But he says the book that has most influenced him is Dale Carnegie’s 1936 bestseller, <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>.<p>“The title is unfortunate because it …

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China’s internet hit by the country’s “largest ever” attack

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/karen roach<p>Early Sunday morning, China experienced what it is now calling its “largest ever” DDoS attack. …

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The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

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J. Crew's Smart Pinterest Play: Move Beyond Inspiration To Make A Sale

With back-to-school season ebbing, J. Crew slipped in a little extra inspiration for shoppers to keep spending. The retailer offered its Pinterest followers a special sneak peak of a few items from its upcoming Fall catalog. Could this be the makings of a “September Issue” for the social commerce …

Slowing investment flows may put a chill on emerging economies

After several years of riding high on foreign investment cash and commodity revenue, emerging markets are in for a shock.<p>The shift is already under way. Net capital inflows in emerging markets stood at $3.9-trillion (U.S.) between 2009 and 2012. Between 2004 and 2012, net capital flows in emerging …

The US is cutting its deficit faster than it ever has before

The latest US budget statement is due at 2 p.m. ET and is expected to show that the US deficit continued to decline in July, falling to a consensus -$90.5 billion. That’s still in the red, to be sure. But it’s worth noting just how sharply US deficits have been declining. Check out this chart from …

Economics

11 Impossibly Difficult Job Interview Questions

Ever had to sit through a 5-hour interview filled with team projects, skills tests and a question-and-answer period in front of five company managers? If not, be grateful.<p>For while many job interviews can be rough, there are a select few so difficult that applicants should be excused for any …

How Much Should You Invest In International Stock Mutual Funds?

A good company is a good company, whatever country its headquarters happen to be; but in the United States tend to think more locally when it comes to our investments.<p>Investment Company Institute data for 2012 shows US equity funds make up nearly 3x the dollar amount held by US investors over …

IBM researchers get closer to brain-like computing

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: DARPA<p>IBM (s ibm) researchers say they have whipped up a programming language, algorithms and applications to deploy on …

Quantum Computing

Des Moines Tops List Of The Best Places For Business And Careers

Last week’s jobs report for July showed unemployment dropping from 7.6% to 7.4%, which marks the lowest rate since December 2008. Good times, right? Not exactly. The rate fell in part because more and more Americans have ceased looking for work. Wage growth has been anemic and the recovery from the …

Why does Yahoo! buy failed startups? It's the only way it can get good developers

The acqui-hire isn't bad business<p>Yahoo bought Rockmelt today, a startup that debuted with a wave of media fanfare touting it as the company that would reinvent the browser for the age of the social web. It didn't catch on, Rockmelt pivoted, and eventually the company faded into obscurity, at which …

Verizon, BT, and Vodafone reportedly assisted UK's massive Tempora spying effort

In June, <i>The Guardian</i> reported that Tempora — the surveillance program that is essentially the UK's version of PRISM — was tapping into undersea fiber-optic lines to access massive amounts of emails, social-media posts, video chats, and other online data. On Friday, the German newspaper <i>Süddeutsche</i> …

Dell shares jump 5.5% as board agrees to new buyout offer

<b>Dell's shares have risen 5.5% after the firm's board accepted a new buyout offer from founder Michael Dell.</b><p>The latest proposal add a one-off payment of 13 cents a share to last week's $13.75 a share offer.<p>Mr Dell, together with investment firm Silver Lake, is trying to buy back the computer giant …

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Many Americans Earn More Than They Think They Do

How much money do you make? Many Americans know what their wages and salary are. But they might be surprised to know that, on average, wages account for less than half the income of a U.S. household.<p>Others might pull Adjusted Gross Income off their income tax return. That adds sources such as …

NSA spy leaks: US denounces Snowden's Russian asylum

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/999000/999385_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518161263_97ccffd079a87ead2f780a729f5a4a25<p><b>The US has labelled Russia's decision to grant asylum to fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden as "extremely disappointing".</b><p>The White House is …

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9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

JP Morgan Accused Of Manipulating US Energy Markets Using 8 Different Trading Strategies

The bank's physical energy business is housed within JP Morgan Ventures Energy Corporation. Back in May, the New York Times reported that regulators warned the bank that it was being investigated for allegedly manipulating markets in Michigan and California.<p>According to the report, it was …

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