Matthew Harland

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How Instagram and Snapchat Are Distorting Your View of Entrepreneurship

Your biggest misconceptions on entrepreneurship might be coming from social media. Here's how to avoid them.<p>Working with entrepreneurs has been one of the most interesting things I've done in my career. Particularly because I've been working in this space for nearly 10 years, before it was cool and …

5 Most Important Attributes All Good Leaders Need

If you need to fix your leadership problems, focus intently on these five traits first.<p>A dismal reality about the state of the American workforce remains true: According to Gallup, nearly 70 percent of U.S. workers have been either "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" since 2000.<p>So who's to …

The plane that runs on hydrogen and emits only water | CNN Travel

(CNN) — The dream of sustainable air travel is now one step closer to reality, after a team of researchers in Germany flew a plane that emits nothing but water vapor into the atmosphere.<p>The plane runs on fuel cells -- devices producing an electrical current from a supply of hydrogen and oxygen -- …

Alternative Fuel

​3D Printing in Space Is Really Hard

Long-haul space missions are going to need a way to produce their own supplies.<p>One day in the future, humans might jump ship from Earth and move to space. But with resupply missions from Earth proving both lengthy and costly, we'll need to produce our supplies in space. What will we need for that? …

Morrisons' losses soar to £800m

Supermarket plans to close 23 convenience stores and cut more than 300 jobs after recording worst results for eight years<p>Morrisons is to close 23 small stores and slash payouts to shareholders after the Bradford-based supermarket chain recorded a loss of nearly £800m last year.<p>Revealing a set of …

Marks & Spencer

Cineworld's profit doubles after strong year for UK cinema

Profits at the cinema operator have jumped to £67.3m<p>Strong takings at the UK box office led Cineworld's pre-tax profits to rise to £67.3m in 2014, from £30.9m the year before.<p>Films including <i>The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Lego Movie</i> and <i>Paddington</i> were a hit among cinema-goers last …

Average UK household incomes near pre-crisis levels, thinktank claims

Institute for Fiscal Studies report finds that falls in inflation and unemployment, together with modest wage rises, have raised household spending power<p>After the longest decline in living standards this century, the fortunes of Britain’s workers have turned – with the average household ending the …

Economics

Thirty years after the miners' strike trade unions are annoying, but not scary

The Conservatives should spend more time celebrating this great victory<p>Thirty years ago today, <b>Margaret Thatcher</b> won what many see as her greatest (<b>or most notorious, depending on your politics</b>) victory. The National Union of Mineworkers ended its campaign of industrial action. The miners’ strike …

Private schools have done too little for too long

Under a Labour government, the independent sector will work for the common good or lose its tax breaks<p>‘Poor and indigent scholars.” Time and again that is the phrase embedded in the founding ideals of England’s great public schools. Harrow was established as a grammar school “by instinct of …

Russia Is Tumbling Toward Its Economic Catastrophe Scenario

Russia's non-gold international reserves have dropped from $457 billion at the start of this year to $383 during October. The ruble has plunged 30% since the start of the year. To stem the drop in reserves, Russia's central bank on November 10 allowed the ruble to float freely in the market. I …

Pay Squeeze Is Back Again Due To Shock Inflation Rise, Official Figures Show

Britons will have to wait a bit longer to feel the benefit of the pay squeeze ending, as official new figures indicate any wage gains have been …

ECB trains its sights on banks' in-house risk models

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank (ECB) plans to inspect the internal models that banks use to calculate their risks to ensure that these systems behave consistently, a senior policymaker said on Tuesday.<p>A euro logo sculpture stands in front the headquarters of the European Central …

U.K. stocks gain ground, pound rises as inflation ticks up

LONDON (MarketWatch) — U.K. stocks rose Tuesday, with AstraZeneca PLC shares higher on talk about the potential for a new bid for the drug maker. At …

Bank of England’s Forbes says UK banks pulling back on overseas lending

Monetary policy committee member warns decline in international banking flows could increase the UK’s vulnerability to domestic shocks<p>UK banks are pulling back from lending overseas at a faster rate than banks in any other country as they focus increasingly on the domestic market, according to a …

Goldman Sachs FX trader suspended over rate rigging probe - WSJ

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N), which was not part of last week’s international settlement over allegations of manipulation in the foreign exchange market, dismissed a former HSBC trader for his alleged involvement in the manipulation, the Wall Street Journal reported.<p>A Goldman Sachs …

China May Be Slowing, But Still Fastest Growing Economy On Earth

Although the hard landing aficionados won’t admit defeat, China’s command and control economy has managed to orchestrate a soft-landing. And despite slower growth, the world’s No. 2 economy will outpace every emerging market around. Only smaller frontier markets will do better in percentage …

UK Employers Plan to Expand into European Union Despite Calls for Brexit

Political pressure for the UK to leave the European Union (EU) has not scuppered some businesses' aspirations to expand into the economic and …

UK inflation picks up slightly in October to 1.3 percent

LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation edged up in October from a five-year low but prices are expected to weaken again soon, underscoring why the Bank of England is signalling it won’t start to raise interest rates until well into next year.<p>A woman passes racks of greetings cards displayed in a shop …

UK grocery sales in decline for first time in 20 years

A price war and the falling cost of food commodities have hit Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsburys and Asda<p>UK grocery sales have gone into decline for the first time in at least 20 years as a raging price war and the falling cost of food commodities hit Britain’s supermarkets.<p>In good news for shoppers, the …

Nine facts you may not know about Mahatma Gandhi

The campaigner for Indian independence, soon to be honoured with a statue in Parliament Square, was a complex and ambiguous figure who saw good in everyone - including Hitler<p>Mohandas Gandhi – often known by the honorific “Mahatma”, meaning “great soul” - led the struggle for India’s independence …

Fossils dug up at airport may be largest flying bird ever found

Prehistoric creature flew 25m years ago and had a wingspan twice that of the royal albatross, the largest bird alive<p>A clutch of fossilised bones uncovered during the expansion of an airport terminal in the US may belong to the largest flying bird ever found.<p>The prehistoric creature had a wingspan …