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Modi passes budget test despite lack of reform dazzle

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India’s reform-minded prime minister, Narendra Modi, appears to have passed a major test with a budget that pleased economists and investors with pledges to spend more on modernising India’s ageing roads and railways while keeping borrowing in check.<p>Prime Minister …

40 Maps They Didn’t Teach You In School

By the time we graduate high school, we learn that they never taught us the most interesting things in there. Sure, you might be able to name the …

McDonald's

The myth of "getting what you pay for"

Why are some investors obsessed with, well, paying more and getting less?<p>“It’s expensive, so it must be worth it.”<p>“You get what you pay for.”<p>We use these phrases to justify paying high prices for everything from coffee to cars, and even moreso when it comes to financial assets.<p>High price must mean …

Investing

'The Chinese Helped Build America'

This May is the 145th anniversary of that epic moment and the Department of Labor will install a plaque honoring the Chinese workers in its Hall of Fame.<p>This recognition from the highest levels of our government is most welcome and long over-due. The story of the remarkable contribution of these …

Falling Dollar? It Depends on Your Index

When the Federal Reserve adopted a super easy monetary policy in response to the financial crisis and recession, many analysts, along with their predictions of hyper-inflation, predicted a collapse of the dollar. Furthermore, many advocated measures to strengthen the dollar in foreign exchange …

Emerging Markets: Separating The Sheep And The Goats

Investors who thought emerging markets were the bee’s knees have suffered agonizing reappraisals. After several years of Federal Reserve-fueled rallies, less developed markets are now in the doldrums. Emerging economies depend on exports for growth. That means Europe and North America. …

What's A Bubble?

Robert Shiller was surprised when he got the call telling him he'd won the Nobel Memorial Prize in economics — surprised that he'd won (of course), but also surprised that he was sharing the award with Eugene Fama.<p>"He and I seem to have very different views," Shiller told me. "It's like we're …

Global Economic Outlook

Collection<p>A quarterly publication that offers insights from Deloitte economists around the world on trends and events shaping the marketplace. Each …

Trends

5 Resumé Secrets That Give You an Edge

Step inside a hiring manager's head<p>It doesn't take long to leave an impression: Recruiters and hiring managers spend an average of 6 seconds reviewing a candidate's resumé before they make an initial assessment, according to a study from the job-search website TheLadders.<p>Six seconds.<p>Now that you’re …

Managing People on a Sinking Ship

When your business is facing declining sales, a potential buy-out, or even certain closure, how do you manage people who are likely panicking about their future? Can you keep your team’s motivation and productivity up? The short answer is yes: Even when it’s clear that a company’s in trouble, there …

5 Things You Can Do Today to Become More Productive

Do you feel like your to-do list and the clock are engaged in constant battle? Kevin Kowalke, a mortgage broker and business strategist, believes you …

The right way to ask hard questions

<i>Q. My company operates in several countries where regulation means we must keep records detailing who our customers are and what their financial position is. We need to ask customers sensitive questions and have to decide whether or not to do business with each person, based on whether we feel they</i> …

Customers

Career curveballs: Handling the toughest turns

As the old saying goes, when life hands you lemons, make lemonade.<p>That’s as important in the scope of a career as in any other part of life. And in the course of any professional’s career track, there will surely be a few curveballs.<p>It’s a topic LinkedIn Influencers took on this week, with glimpses …

Spirituality

This startup says it can find the algorithm that defines your data

Think about being a hospital that wants to improve survival rates for patients. You have lots of data about patients — their medical histories, EKG …

Procrastinators: How to Fight Your Genes and Get Stuff Done Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Never leave that til tomorrow which you can do today," said Benjamin Franklin.<p>Pretty good advice, especially considering it comes from a guy who was an absolute whiz at productivity (Franklin was somehow an author, printer, politician, …

Procrastination

Deciding How to Decide

Artwork: Matt Phillips, Painting (for Myra), 2007, oil and collage on canvas, 66″ x 96″<p>Senior managers are paid to make tough decisions. Much rides on the outcome of those decisions, and executives are judged—quite rightly—on their overall success rate. It’s impossible to eliminate risk from …

China or America? Indians pick U.S.

<i>Editor’s note: Bruce Stokes is the director of global economic attitudes at the Pew Research Center. The views expressed are the writer’s own.</i><p>During the Cold War, the Indian government attempted to position itself between Moscow and Washington by claiming leadership of the Non-Aligned Movement. As …

Survey Data on the Growth/Shrinkage of Web Marketing Channels in 2014 | SparkToro

I recently downloaded ExactTarget’s 2014 State of Marketing, and found the data extremely compelling. Here’s what they had to say about methodology …

Marketing

Accept the Job Offer or Walk Away?

The hiring manager calls with great news: the job is yours. Phew, the hard part is over, right? Maybe not. Determining whether to take a job offer can — and should — be a difficult decision. In a bad economy or if you’re eager to get out of your current job, it can be tempting to accept any offer. …

How to Negotiate Your Next Salary

Negotiating a salary can be an uncomfortable process. You want to get what you’re worth but you also don’t want to offend or scare off your future employer. This situation is only more complicated in a tough job market. When offers are few and job seekers are plenty, you might be tempted to take …

For Long-Range Thinking, Imagine the Future Self

For individuals and businesses alike, in the short term, delinquency pays. Cheating on a test earns a good grade; overstating quarterly earnings …

Unemployed? How to use your time

If you’ve lost your job, taken a severance or redundancy package or ventured into the great unknown of time off between jobs, the first few weeks of unemployment can be both frightening and freeing.<p>The fears — about finances and finding the next job — can often give way to a temporary sigh of …

Employment

Mastering the building blocks of strategy

Increase your likelihood of developing effective strategies through an approach that’s thorough, action-oriented, and comfortable with debate and …

How to Double Your LinkedIn Connections in Just 5 Minutes Per Day

You have a great LinkedIn profile, and you have some connections.<p>This infographic by whoishostingthis.com helps you double your LinkedIn connections …

How to Create the Perfect LinkedIn Profile

Got a LinkedIn profile? Congrats. Now you’re only competing for attention with another 500+ million users.<p>By putting some time into building your …