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Five Announcements Nintendo Should Make Right Now

As expected, yesterday Nintendo’s stock plunged by 18% after the news that they were cutting their Wii U and 3DS forecasts by huge margins as the fiscal year draws to a close in a few months. I wrote about how their own warped perception of their success is almost more dangerous to the company than …

This One Chart Shows Why We Shouldn’t Fear Another Real Estate Meltdown

The Housing market had a great year in 2013, with the last reading of the Case-Shiller housing index showing a more than 13% appreciation of home …

15 Quotes To Inspire You To Greatness in 2014

Sometimes we need an extra push to follow our dreams in the new year. Great quotes can inspire us, motivate us, and help us get through hard times. In 2014, it’s time to take your career to a whole new level.<p>No more making excuses for why you can’t go after your dream job or the title you know you …

Judge Rules Unpaid Intern Cannot Bring Sexual Harassment Claim Since She's Not A Paid Employee

The lawsuit came after a supervisor allegedly groped and tried to kiss an intern.<p>The saga for unpaid interns is showing no signs of letting up anytime soon.<p>A New York judge ruled Oct. 3 that a former female intern for Phoenix Satellite Television US, Inc. cannot bring a sexual harassment claim …

So what is behind all this talk of cable TV consolidation?

There were two stories that caught my eye today:<p>And they both pointed to one thing — John Malone, the original cable cowboy, is back. For those who …

Online retailers hit back at tax plan

The Treasury has been warned that introducing a tax for online retailers would be a "barrier to entrepreneurship" in the UK.<p>The idea of a tax on online sales is being examined by the British Retail Consortium as a way of rebalancing the tax burden between online-only retailers and the high street. …

Britain's future is bright – so show some optimism

At a dinner for top FTSE 100 chairmen recently, I asked what they thought about the prospects for the UK economy.<p>The response varied from "dire" to "flatlining" to "corrugated iron". Friday's business headlines described morale at RBS as rock bottom, the G8 prospects as dented<br>and explained how …

Busting the myth that bonuses are best for business

Taxi drivers are less inclined than the rest of us to believe that drinking water is good for you, a risk director at a major insurer recently explained to me.<p>Even those who suffer from pain in their gallstones are more resistant, despite overwhelming evidence that consuming bottles of water will …

Hubble May Have Discovered A Planet That Shouldn't Exist

TW Hydrae, a star located about 176 light years away, is one of the closest things in the universe we have to a time machine. That’s because it’s only about 8 million years old, and its believed to look a lot like what our own Solar System looked like in the first few million years of its …

What effective networking is really about

Everyone accepts the importance of networking. Many of us get our best work through personal introductions, or hire our best people on the basis of a …

How Frank Ocean, Warren Buffett, And Other Badasses Deal With Soul-Sucking Haters

If jerks are being jerky to you, just “don’t ever forget the reason you started doing what you do.” That and five other smart tips on not letting the steez-challenged mess with your steez.<p>As we in the career hustle know, the moment you start doing awesome work, you become vulnerable to people …

Frank Ocean

How to be clever in the battle of disputes

Disputes in business are an unpleasant fact of life. Litigation is a bruising process, likely to impact significantly on cash flow and time. To avoid …

Dispute Resolution

Greek coalition in disarray after state broadcaster's closure

Greece's fragile coalition government is in disarray after the prime minister tipped the country into an unexpected crisis following a decision to …

Foreign exchange rate benchmarks called into question by investigation

The integrity of foreign exchange rate benchmarks has been called into question after the City regulator launched an investigation into potential …

Indian Billionaire Naveen Jindal In Trouble, Again

On Tuesday India’s Central Bureau of Investigation filed a case against Indian industrialist Naveen Jindal and former coal minister Dasari Narayan Rao for allegedly misallocating mining rights. Jindal, the head of Jindal Steel & Power and a Member of Parliament with the ruling Congress Party, is …

Stocks slide; Dow posts first 3-day losing streak of year

Stocks finished near session lows in choppy trading on Wednesday, with the Dow posting its first three-day losing streak this year, amid lingering worries of Fed tapering.<p>The dollar regained its footing against the yen, after dropping as low as 95.16 earlier in the session. The dollar index, which …

Stock Markets

Court To Monsanto: You Said You Won't Sue, So You Can't

A federal appeals court slapped down a quixotic legal campaign against Monsanto's biotech patents this week.<p>Organic farmers had gone to court to declare those patents invalid. The farmers, according to their lawyers, were "forced to sue preemptively to protect themselves from being accused of …

If Amazon Beats IBM For CIA Cloud Deal, It Could Shake Up A Whole New Market

On Tuesday, a top exec for Amazon's cloud business, known as Amazon Web Services, didn't downplay the importance of landing big government agency contracts.<p>"The federal government opportunity is enormous," Adam Selipsky, an AWS VP, told The Wall Street Journal's Spencer Ante. "We believe that will …

Amazon Web Services

How Big Data Is Transforming The Mobile Industry

CIBC, a Canadian bank, predicts that information-generation growth will increase 50 times over the next decade. IDC, a market research firm, similarly forecasts a 44-fold increase in data volumes between 2009 and 2020. Mobile is playing a large part in driving this explosion in data.<p>Apple upended …

CBI warns Osborne 'infrastructure key to recovery'

<b>The CBI has warned the chancellor he will put economic recovery at risk unless he makes infrastructure spending top priority of his spending review.</b><p>The business lobby group wants the government to press ahead with key projects, including building more roads and houses.<p>It says infrastructure …

Economic Development

Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed defends libel action

<b>Prince Alwaleed of Saudi Arabia has defended his decision to sue the business magazine Forbes.</b><p>The billionaire is seeking damages over what he claims were "seriously defamatory comments" made about him.<p>In March, Forbes calculated Prince Alwaleed's fortune to be $20bn (£12.7bn), placing him 26th on …

Saudi Arabia

'Tax havens' hit back at G8 pressure

<b>The Isle of Man and Jersey have hit back at accusations that they facilitate tax evasion and avoidance ahead of next week's G8 summit.</b><p>The offshore jurisdictions, frequently described as tax havens, suggest recent pressure from world leaders is politically motivated.<p>They also argue that they are …

Northern Ireland

How to answer those bizarre job interview questions

<b>A colleague of mine once went for a job as a trader at an investment bank in the City.</b><p>During the interview he was asked, "How many one pence coins could you fit into this room?"<p>He immediately started doing some calculations, and after a minute or so, announced his "best guess" on the answer.<p>He did …

Employment

Business news and markets: as it happened - 14 June, 2013

Paul Tucker's decision to stand down as deputy governor is a 'huge loss' for the Bank of England, according to analysts.<p><b>• Deputy govenor Paul Tucker to leave Bank of England</b> <b><br>• Annual decline in UK construction output slows sharply</b> <b><br>• Asian markets follow US to post positive gains</b> <b><br>• US markets rise</b> …

Hello, 999? A prostitute I’ve called for sex is ugly

A peeved punter was so upset when the prostitute he ordered did not match his expectations, he rang 999 to complain to police.<p>The shameless customer …

Bank Indonesia’s magic numbers: Rp10,000 & $100bn | Financial Times

After months of warnings from some economists about the need to increase interest rates, Indonesia’s central bank reacted only when the exchange rate …