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Trade leak feeds Dem insurgency

Democrats in Congress are fuming over the leaked environmental provisions of a massive Pacific trade deal that would dwarf the North America Free Trade Agreement, casting further doubt on President Barack Obama’s trade agenda just as his administration kicks it into high gear.<p>The latest release by …

Sammy Watkins Will Enter 2014 NFL Draft

Sammy Watkins, one of the top wide receivers in college football, will leave Clemson and declare himself eligible for the 2014 NFL draft.<p>Clemson confirmed the news on Monday:<p>"I am very thankful for the past three years at Clemson University that have enabled me to grow academically, athletically, …

An Unholy Alliance Is Forcing Veterans To Pay For 12 Years Of War

In doing so, it was given aid and comfort by knowledge-starved pundits, axe-grinding editorial boards, and self-anointed armchair analysts everywhere, as it left the military and veteran community standing with their jaws on the ground in despairing disbelief. Exploiting pressure to strike a budget …

Littoral Combat Ships

The euro zone’s credit crunch will get worse before it gets better

Another month, another grim data point on bank lending in the euro zone. The latest numbers, covering November (pdf), show that loans to companies in the euro zone are falling at a 3.9% annual pace, the fastest rate of decline in more than a decade. Loans to households are holding up better, but …

Economics

Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no managers, no hierarchy

Zappos is known for its zany corporate culture. The company’s Q4 “All Hands” meeting in November was aptly-themed “Gone Wild”: one female employee voluntarily climbed into a case filled with tarantulas to win a $250 gift card. The event opened with a <i>Lion King</i> performance put on by employees at the …

Team Building

New career strategies for a new year

Along with the perennial pledges of “lose weight” and “eat healthier” many people’s New Year’s resolution lists include getting a better job or advancing their career. But just like losing that weight, this is often easier said than done.<p>Career Coach turned to experts to find out what jobseekers — …

Employment

The Chinese village with the secret to long life

Tourists paying homage to Bama's centenarians are bringing in millions. But the Guangxi county's success may be its undoing<p>Her T-shirted charges trailing behind her, the young guide swept into Huang Puxin's home and flicked her tour flag towards the centenarian, who was waiting on the sofa beneath …

$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

Federal regulators this month opened a new era in the treatment of a deadly liver virus that infects three to five times more people than HIV. Now the question is: Who will get access to the new drug for hepatitis C, and when?<p>The drug Sovaldi will cost $1,000 per pill. A typical course of treatment …

Target's Massive Data Breach Is Bringing Everyone Down, Even Hackers

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Earlier this month, Target disclosed that 40 million credit cards used at its retail locations were …

Encryption

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Sell Your Product Before It Exists

There’s crowdfunding and then there’s crowdfunding. While most startups who set up pages on Kickstarter, Indiegogo or a host of other crowdfunding sites are looking to hit a specific goal and then get started making their project a reality, a new crop of businesses are using the platform for as a …

Sprint reportedly interested in acquiring T-Mobile

The big four U.S. Carriers could be going down to just three sometime in the future, at least if a new report from the Wall Street Journal proves accurate. Reportedly Sprint is currently considering making an offer to buyout T-Mobile. Right now Sprint is said to be studying regulatory concerns but …

Telecoms

The 25 Best Companies To Work For In 2014

Job community site Glassdoor released its annual Employees' Choice Award, which measures employee satisfaction on a scale of one to five, as well as their overall experience at the companies.<p>Employees were asked to rate how satisfied they were with their company, CEO, career opportunities, …

Employment

Are Gold, Art And Bitcoin Worth Your Money In 2014?

It has been a great year for stocks, but T. Rowe Price’s U.S. equity chief warns that investors shouldn’t expect a repeat in 2014.<p>“Moving forward, U.S. stocks are unlikely to match their recent strength,” he said at a recent event in New York, noting that 2013 marks one of the few years since World …

YouTube revenues may rise by 50% to $5.6bn

Report by eMarketer says the online video website, owned by Google, has become a major draw for advertisers<p>YouTube's advertising revenues will rise by more than 50% to $5.6bn in 2013, according to a report that confirms the threat posed by the internet to traditional TV ads.<p>The report by eMarketer …

Here’s how AT&T is going to build its gigabit service in Austin

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Credit: Jamani Caillet / EPFL<p>AT&T is set to launch its GigaPower fiber to the home service in Austin, Texas, any day now but …

Warren Buffett's secrets uncovered by new study

Is Warren Buffett's success as an investor the result of luck or skill?<p>Is Warren Buffett's success as an investor the result of luck or skill? That's the question two analysts at AQR Capital Management, one of the world's largest and most sophisticated hedge funds, and a professor at New York …

Biden: US commitment to Asia beyond doubt

The US vice president has said there should be no doubt about US commitment to its strategic shift to Asia.<p>Speaking on Friday in Seoul, the South Korean capital, Joe Biden said there would be no change to President Barack Obama's new security strategy that emphasises a shift, or "pivot", towards …

This company wants to help you escape your terrible corporate job

After three years of working at Ernst & Young in London as a management consultant, Dominic Jackman felt unfulfilled and decided it was time for a change. In 2009, he asked his boss for a sabbatical but was told “no.” In the past three months, six of his colleagues had also asked for sabbaticals …

Goldman Sachs

Global elites deeply anxious about income inequality, refuse to fix it

Study reveals business leaders identify the wage gap as one of the planet’s biggest problems. They had us fooled<p>Global elites are getting a bit antsy these days.<p>A new study by the World Economic Forum based on a survey of 1,592 leaders from academia, business, government, and the non-profit world …

This ‘air modem’ could hack your PC or phone via sound waves — without any electronic connection

The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.<p>Not so much, …

The secret to unlocking creativity at the office

Creativity happens when boundaries are crossed.<p>Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams were just small town teachers in Woodland Park, Colorado, when they came up with an idea they believed could change the way many students are taught.<p>They wanted a way to avoid boring lectures and tedious homework. So they …

Creativity

The #1 Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

I’ve started 4 companies and have invested in 25 more. And I can say, with supreme confidence, that I have made or seen almost every mistake possible.<p>…

Maybe Snapchat Is Crazy To Turn Down $3B, But Was Facebook Nuts To Offer It?

Apparently for Facebook, $3 billion is the new $1 billion. With reports that the social-networking giant tried to buy upstart Snapchat for 3 times what it paid just last year for Instagram, it’s clear CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes that if you can’t beat them, buy them. But while most of the …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment

Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

Estimates for Internet of Things or IoT market value are massive, since by definition the IoT will be a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire consumer, business-to-business, and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number of …

Internet of Things