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Scepticism voiced over figures saying small retailers are leading recovery

'Shops are seeing flat sales at best,' says independent retail body in response to Office for National Statistics report<p>Reports that small-scale shops are leading growth on the high street have been met with scepticism by independent retail bodies.<p>"These figures raised all our eyebrows," said …

Davos faces up to weak growth and rising inequality

The 2014 World Economic Forum will also probably be talking about threat of internet meltdown, the situation in the Middle East – and the ongoing dearth of women delegates<p>More than 2,500 of globalisation's movers and shakers gather for their annual four-day mountaintop conclave this week, aware …

Can Shanghai's free trade zone spur China's growth?

<b>So far, not much appears to have happened.</b><p>The old bonded warehouses and factories are still here, just as they were four months ago, when this industrial park in the eastern suburbs of Shanghai was formally designated as a new free trade zone.<p>There is evidence of a few new buildings taking shape …

China

Bitcoin’s Recent Price Stability Could Point To Growing Maturity

The nearly boozy Bitcoin rallies and crashes of 2013 led to endless media coverage, rising mass market knowledge of its existence, and piece by piece, the growing maturity of its underlying network.<p>No asset that regularly loses or gains 50% in a day can be treated as anything more than a …

Waarom zijn vezels nou zo gezond voor mensen?

Lezersvraag: waarom zijn vezels zo gezond voor mensen en waar zitten ze in?<p>Vezels zitten in: groenten, zaden, noten en aardappelen. Vloeibare vezels …

Gezond ontgiften door lever en nieren te stimuleren | Gezonde voeding

Inleiding<p><b>Ben je er tijdens de voorbije feestdagen ook zo stevig ingevlogen? Dan kreeg je lichaam het ongetwijfeld bijzonder zwaar te verduren. Was je</b> …

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10 dingen die je niet moet eten voor je gaat slapen

’s Ochtends moeite met opstaan en ’s avonds nog actief en vol energie? Het kan aan je eetgewoontes liggen. Hieronder een lijstje met 10 dingen die je …

The 24 Tiniest Homes On Earth

These small spaces will put your 500-square-foot studio to shame. Small spaces are trending in real estate these days, and these folks are grabbing the bull by the horns.<p>Here are 24 of the smallest homes we could find, from all over the world. They're on roofs, on wheels, and in backyards.<p>They may …

Living Rooms

4 Ways Cohabiting Couples Can Protect Their Finances When They Break Up

While plenty of unmarried couples who live together end up tying the knot or continuing on blissfully, more than a quarter break up within the first three years of living together, according to a report by the National Center for Health Statistics.<p>And calling it quits with your roommate comes with …

Something else for Europe to worry about: the disastrous consequences of a huge bee deficit

The great bee die-off in the US and Europe has been known about for a while. A shortage of honeybees, it’s feared, threatens various crops that depend on them as pollinators. But now some research has put numbers on just how bad the bee deficit is in Europe. And the numbers are alarming, to say the …

Ecology

Your Boss Is Happier Than You

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>New research from Pew Social Trends says that you have been right for all of these years: Your boss …

Coins and stamps now more profitable than art and wine

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Profit

One in ten kids globally are child laborers—and that’s considered good news

Wondering how 168 million child laborers could be a positive thing? Well, the number represents about a third fewer workers aged 5 to 17 than there were in 2000. The fastest decrease in child laborers has come in last four years, even though child advocates had feared an increase because of the …

Child Labor

New York cracks down on false reviews

The Big Apple is cracking down on fake online reviews. Today, regulators in New York are unveiling settlements reached with more than a dozen companies, totaling $350,000 for writing fake reviews -- giving themselves raves or falsely slamming the competition.<p>"We’re in the stage where a customer …

Freebies

Restaurant chain loyalty? It's all about the booze...

Forget about Bloomin' Onions or boneless wings, for many consumers, the choice of where to dine often comes down to a different factor: which restaurant has the best booze.<p>"Alcoholic beverages can be a key driver of traffic, differentiation, and loyalty," said David Decker, president of Consumer …

The big energy problem that happens while you’re sleeping

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>When we were young, our mothers would tell us to turn off the lights before going to bed. But our mothers’ best efforts to …