Laura Christensen

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Preparing for Black Friday? Check Out These Stats About Online Sales. (Infographic)

You can set your watch by it. The minute those Halloween decorations come down and snowflakes and reindeer make their way to shop windows, it's clear the holiday season is upon us once again.<p>And it's probably safe to say that no shopping day makes quite an impression like the day after …

eCommerce

Solar power could be world’s main energy source by 2050

By mid-century, the sun could be the largest source of energy and help reign in global warming by preventing the release of billions of tons of …

This Is How Pro-Independence Supporters Are Partying On The Eve Of Scotland's Historic Vote

The pro-independence Yes campaign was partying way into the night in Edinburgh ahead of the Scottish independence vote on Thursday.<p>Throughout Wednesday Yes campaigners could be seen in numbers across the city handing out fliers and generally appearing to be having a great time. As evening came …

Scotland

Wal-Mart Really Wants To Be Your Bank, Retailer Launches Mobile Checking Account

Wednesday Wal-Mart and prepaid card provider Green Dot launched GoBank, a mobile-first checking account that aims to serve the nation’s under-banked.<p>“GoBank is breaking down the barriers to traditional banking and brings the benefits of a FDIC-insured checking account that’s loaded with features to …

Lying on resumes: When business execs go rogue

David Tovar, the VP of corporate communications at Walmart (WMT), had been a rising star at the retailer. One big problem: He lied on his resume. …

Americans don’t just work longer hours—they also work stranger hours

Much has been made lately of how American work culture can make overwork into a badge of honor, instead of a pathology that ends up diminishing productivity and quality.<p>Although Americans put in more hours than most other wealthy nations, a few countries work even more, including Korea and Mexico. …

Europe