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10 Stocks To Deliver 20% Growth From Asia

In an article posted earlier, I looked at Citi’s claim that Asian equities could deliver 20% of upside next year. The premise is that they have been dramatically sold off, far beyond fundamentals, and that sooner or later a jolt will prompt a positive correction. But what are the best stocks to …

China’s Schools Teaches Kids to Take Tests, Obey the State, and Not Much More

China may have made huge strides recently, but its school system languishes as a relic that teaches children by rote and exists merely to make …

Why Target and Coke are setting up tech incubators in India

In 2014, Target will set up a tech incubator in Bangalore. The Target Accelerator Program will invest up to $30,000 in one or two companies every year, likely in return for equity but more importantly for first dibs on new products the start-ups make. As Target’s Beth Jacob told TechCrunch, which …

Startups

Work until 70? Why old dogs must learn new tricks

The Grattan Institute this week published a report which confronted the problem of the ageing population and also revealed how big a political issue it has become.<p>Despite the report also suggesting the GST be broadened to include food and education, overwhelmingly the media attention focused on the …

A Phone Charging Device For The Next Billion Turns Heat Into Power

The Voto is an intuitive handheld device that could change that situation, and it uses a technology that has gained a reputation as too finicky and …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Why 50 is the magic number for job-hunting

BBC News, Los Angeles<p>"It's not what you know but who you know," is an old saying about job-hunting.<p>In the world of social networks we "know" more people than ever and we can be connected to the people they know as well, making it easier to find work and hear about people using our personal networks.<p>…

Employment

By 2015, Chinese tourists could spend more than all the world’s luxury shoppers combined

In two years, Chinese tourists could be spending as much as $194 billion a year in Europe, the US, Asia and other vacation spots. That’s according to Morgan Stanley, in a research note this week on luxury companies.<p>That figure speaks of the growing economic clout of China’s middle class—but also …

China

Medicare Penalizes Nearly 1,500 Hospitals For Poor Quality Scores

While the health law's insurance markets are still struggling to get off the ground, the Obama administration is moving ahead with its second year of meting out bonuses and penalties to hospitals based on the quality of their care. This year, there are more losers than winners.<p>Medicare has raised …

Supercapacitor: Today's energy revolution

November 04, 2013 | 7:30 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/11/04/tech/supercapacitor-todays-energy-revolution/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Point This Magical Scanner At Your Food And It Will Count The Calories

The TellSpec could be the missing link for people watching their weight or trying to avoid certain ingredients–if its creators can manage to bring it to the market.<p>Today there are wearable trackers available for just about every move you make and step you take. Almost. If there’s a missing link, …

Why Most Startups Don't 'Get' Press

"I can't tell you how many times we've met with early-stage companies, and they start by telling us their big vision. They say, 'This is what we're …

Public Relations