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10 things you need to know today

<b>Friday's jobs report was a flop.</b> US companies added just 126,000 nonfarm payrolls in March, which was well short of the 246,000 that was expected. The unemployment rate held at 5.5% while hourly earnings rose 0.3% month-over-month.<p><b>Markets are in the red</b>. In the US, Dow and S&P futures are down …

Hong Kong's underground cookie trade

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> There's a booming black market in Hong Kong, but it's not for fake Apple Watches, or the iPhone.<p>Instead, people are going crazy for tins of butter cookies.<p>Tourists and locals line up around the block for several hours just to get their hands on Jenny's cookies -- at $9 a tin.<p>Its …

Hong Kong

Goldcorp to sell 40% stake in Nevada project to Premier Gold

Goldcorp Inc. has a preliminary agreement to sell its 40 per cent interest in a Nevada project to Premier Gold Mines Ltd.<p>Barrick Gold Corp. owns the other 60 per cent interest in the South Arturo mine project, which is eight kilometres from Barrick's Goldstrike mining operation, and has right of …

​The chaebols: The rise of South Korea's mighty conglomerates

They are cornerstones of the economic, political and social landscape: Part one of a series looks at how these conglomerates -- like Samsung, LG and Hyundai -- saved South Korea from crushing poverty and defined a country's role on the global stage.<p>There was a joke in South Korea back in the 1990s. …

L.A. Clippers Need Career Performance from J.J. Redick in 2015 NBA Playoffs

As the temperatures have gotten warmer, so has J.J. Redick.<p>The Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard is in the midst of a career season, and lately, it's only getting better.<p>Redick, who's easily shooting a career high from the field and from long range, is knocking in 3.1 threes a night over his past …

How to Deal with the 7 Worst Female Habits

Sure, women can be fickle, but there are certain things you can rely on. We are much prettier than you are. We smell great, even on Saturday. If we find ourselves at a baby shower, we generally don't pass the time scouting out a quiet corner to shotgun a beer.<p>Sadly, you can also rely on this: There …

Make a First Impression that Leaves Her Wanting More

Last summer I had a date with a prison guard named Shawn. He had tattoos on his neck: "Alisha" and "Jasmine." The names of his daughters, it turned out—not ex-lovers sharing everlasting real estate on the banks of his carotid artery.<p>I have no desire to speak with Shawn again, for reasons unrelated …

Relationships

Master the Art of Flirtation

You pick me up at 8, and it's game on.<p>I want you to win. But I fear failure.<p>Yours. Mine. Ours.<p>In the court of dating and mating, women are judge and jury, but the testimony we hear—mostly from our hearts, but also from our Greek chorus of girlfriends—will all take place out of your earshot. The …

Relationships

4 Ways to Stop a Stroke Before It Strikes

Don't wait until it's too late. Change this behavior today<p>A stroke could change your life—or end it—in an instant. But the damage that leads to a brain attack is often years in the making.<p>That’s why David Liebeskind, M.D., a professor of neurology at UCLA, is using MRIs and CT scans to detect …

Choose the Best Cut of Beef

Anyone can order a steak, but a true meat man searches for the cut that suits his tastes best. Jake Dickson, owner of Dickson's Farmstand Meats in New York City, is here to help.<p><b>The Better-than-Filet Steak</b>New York StripSure, tenderloin yields to a spoon. But what good is tenderness if there's no …

Foods to Increase Your Brain Power

Your noggin depends on a variety of nutrients to keep itself balanced. Unfortunately, Cheetos and beer aren't exactly brain foods.<p>So instead of downing a gallon of Breyer's the next time you're feeling down or stuffing yourself with leftover danishes from the break room before that big presentation …

Nutrition

The World's Most Powerful Eating Strategies

Every nation has its weapons in the nutrition wars. For the Chinese, it's antioxidant-rich green tea. The French have their red wine. In Italy, it's olive oil—cans and cans of the stuff.<p>Americans? We tend toward fad diets and expensive shortcuts like gastric-bypass surgery. But we're also big on …

Nutrition

No, Quitting Smoking Won’t Make You Fat

Science puts the kibosh on this common excuse<p>You might have heard that when you quit smoking, you pack on pounds. The logic: Nicotine suppresses your urge to eat and stimulates your metabolism, so without it, your body may burn fewer calories.<p>But that’s a pretty lame reason to keep puffing. New …

Is Milk Really Healthy for You? Learn the Facts

"Milk is a deadly poison," according to the Dairy Education Board. In fact, if you peruse this special interest group's Web site, notmilk.com, you'll find dozens of articles about the purported evils of this popular beverage. One claim, for example, is that milk from cows contains cancer-causing …

Nutrition

5 Foods to Give You Superhuman Powers

When it comes to superheros, how do you stack up? Have abs like Christian Bale in Batman Begins? Relax—that's a rubber-coated Kevlar chest piece. Recognize any kindred spirits among the Fantastic Four? Who wouldn't want Mr. Fantastic's flexibility, the calorie-burning skills of the Human Torch, or …

Nutrition

Hong Kong Real Estate: Is The Lack Of Land A Myth?

Ronnie Chan, the chairman of Hung Lung Group, compared himself to Brad Pitt during a real estate conference in Hong Kong in December. “I am a man. Brad Pitt is a man. We aren’t exactly fungible assets. In the case of commercial real estate, I am Brad Pitt,” he declared.<p>Chan was making a point that …

The Chinese stock market gold rush continued this week

China’s stock market is on fire this year. It’s up more than 47% in just a few short months; that includes a 7.5% surge in the last week alone, making it a standout in world markets.<p>That’s the kind of eye-popping performance that invites lots of skepticism, and there’s no shortage of that.<p>Quartz …

7 money-saving tax tips for homeowners

Buying a home, particularly your first one, can be intimidating. In addition to making a huge purchase, you're also forced to take on a long list of roles including gardener, electrician, plumber and interior designer.<p>To many Americans, navigating the labyrinth of potential tax deductions and …

Why New York City is the best choice for European Startups

The tech industry is fast, international, and brutal. It simply does not make sense to think local, especially when it comes to European startups.<p>As a continent, Europe consists of many small countries, which all follow different jurisdictions, speak dozens of different languages and have their own …

Startups

N.Y. teen accepted by all 8 Ivy League schools

High school senior Harold Ekeh didn't just get into one Ivy League university. He was accepted into all eight.<p>Now comes the really hard part: Deciding where to go. He actually got into all 13 schools he applied to, including MIT and Johns Hopkins.<p>"I am leaning toward Yale," he told CNNMoney. "I …

Soaring dollar puts the world on sale for Americans

Americans have long complained that the dollar doesn't buy much anymore. Suddenly, the dollar's problem may be that it buys too much — a change that has huge implications across the global economy for consumers, businesses, investors and governments.<p>The U.S. currency's value has surged over the …

Economy

These 8 narrow chokepoints are critical to the world's oil trade

Over half of the world's oil supply moved through set maritime routes in 2013, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), often aboard massive tanker ships. To minimize costs, tankers transport oil along established paths that are as short as possible. Many pass through a small …

A Little-Known Student Loan Protection Remains Mired In Mystery

A group of Democratic senators identified a clause in federal student loan contracts that could lead to billions in debt being forgiven. But nobody, including the Education Department, knows how the clause works in practice.<p>They were searching for a way to help thousands of students nationwide who …

Jay Z's music streaming site isn't about helping musicians — it's about making more money

There was a lot of speculation before the press conference about what Jay Z would announce. New albums from Jay Z, Kanye West and Rihanna were all rumoured. Another smart guess came from the hashtag that musicians were using to tweet about Tidal: #TIDALforALL. Maybe Jay Z's streaming site would …

Billboard Charts

2015 has broken everyone's assumptions so far

Cheap gasoline is supposed to power consumer spending.<p>Falling unemployment is supposed to boost wages.<p>Low mortgage rates are supposed to spur home buying.<p>America's economic might is supposed to benefit its workers.<p>Yet all those common assumptions about how an economy thrives appear to have broken …

NBA Awards Odds 2014-15: Predicting the Favorites for NBA's Prized Hardware

Tax Day is stressful for most Americans, but it will be doubly so this year for those media members with NBA awards ballots to cast. Once their sums have been sent away to Uncle Sam, voters will have to get down to the nitty-gritty of sussing out their top five MVP candidates and their top threes …

Basketball

Lee's authoritarian legacy may fall short for new Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP) — Lee Kuan Yew brought prosperity to Singapore with an authoritarian system designed to outlast him, but that legacy may be ill-suited …

8 Ways To Get Work Done Faster

John Maynard Keynes, a famous economist in the 1930’s, predicted that his grandchildren would have a three-hour workday. Sadly, it did not happen–In fact, we now have the reverse! Organizations are looking for ways to do more with less, the population is aging, and the pace of work is …

Leadership

3 Warren Buffett Habits We Should All Adopt

While we can't be Warren Buffett, there are three things we can do to help us try to match his success.<p>Warren Buffett has grown from a boy who at 7 …