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Solve Every Crisis

Travel Intelligence<p>You can’t safeguard against every travel upset. But what’s the worst move travelers make? They leave home unprepared, says Alex Puig of International SOS, a U.S. company offering emergency evacuations. Here’s a primer on how to bounce back gracefully from a trip gone awry.<p>I’ve …

Strikingly Luxurious and Diverse Laurel Way Residence in Beverly Hills

Cascading down a hill in Beverly Hills, California, Laurel Way Residence can easily be mistaken for an exotic holiday resort. Whipple Russell …

The Most Valuable Airline Brands of 2013

Airline brands don’t usually show up in the list of global most valuable, loved or biggest brand rankings done by various agencies such as Interbrand …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

5 Free Apps That Will Record Your Life, Read You The News, Make Flying Less Sucky, And Much More

If you wish news stories could be read to you or just be much shorter, you want to skip town for a few days, or you keep forgetting what you did last week, this edition of Free App Friday is for you.<p>As always, while they’re free now, we can’t guarantee how long they’ll last–so don’t wait too</b> …

"We will be the only country in the world charging for the use of the sun. Strange things are happening in Spain." Plans to tax householders who generate electricity from solar power have got Spaniards hot and bothered. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24272061 The government says that it still needs those who can use solar panels to pay for maintenance of the conventional electricity grid because they would rely on it should the solar power fail. Where do your sympathies lie?

Green energy to cost consumers £400 over next five years

Every British household will pay an average of more than £400 in higher bills over the next six years to pay for subsidies under controversial Government plans to hit green power targets.<p>The money will go solely to paying for otherwise uneconomic offshore wind turbines, onshore wind farms, biomass …

Burning issue remains as Asia powers to centre-stage for energy use

European policymakers may still be fixated on building largely unprofitable wind farms to help to cut our dependence on fossil fuels but in South- East Asia, traditional energy sources such as oil, coal and gas will remain the main drivers for their booming economies for decades to come.<p>The …

Trading places: how to succeed in China

Rebecca Burn-Callander talks to three entrepreneurs about their experiences exporting to China and picks up a few tips.<p>China is the world’s second-largest economy and, unlike our nearest trading partner the eurozone, it has been going gangbusters over the past decade. GDP growth slowed to 7.6pc …

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2015 Cadillac Escalade First Look

It's bigger, it's bolder and it's more beautiful<p>Even the pouring rain and high winds couldn’t dampen the spirits of the crowd of dealers, executives, second string celebrities and media on hand to see the debut of the 2015 Cadillac Escalade. Between bottles of Brooklyn Lager and basil encrusted …

So far, so good for furnishing duo

Rohan Blacker, co-founder of Sofa.com, talks to Rebecca Burn-Callander about launching an e-commerce pioneer, battling copycats and coping with the rising costs of pay-per-click advertising.<p>"I never wanted to be a furniture salesman,” admits Rohan Blacker, co-founder of the UK’s first online sofa …

Galaxy Note 3 review: To ink or not to ink? That is the question.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 arrives in stores this Friday, where customers can decide if the large handset with digital inking is worth the purchase. Now …

US shutdown: a guide for non-Americans

Please explain what just happened<p>The US government has begun shutting its non-essential services. Hundreds of thousands of workers are waking up to the news that they are on unpaid leave, and they don't know how long it will last. The shutdown, triggered at midnight Washington time, will bring a …