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Robots are preparing to fill 200,000 vacant construction jobs

However, that may not be the case in the construction industry.<p>In fact, with a growing shortage in labor, it's one sector that's particularly well-suited for an automation takeover.<p>According to a report released by McKinsey & Company earlier this year, the world of construction suffers from …

How to Protect Your Brand From Identity Theft Online

Businesses have gone online and in the process, have also made themselves susceptible to duplicity and identity theft on an unprecedented scale.Now, …

11 brutal truths about creativity that no one wants to talk about

Humanity has revered creativity throughout time, from the ancient Greeks to modern-day painters, poets, and web designers.<p>It’s one of those ineffable things that’s extremely hard to define but you absolutely know it when you see it. It’s also the driving force for so many of us, to the point where …

Creativity

Six Strategies That Can Help Sellers Win On Amazon

Over the last two decades, Amazon has evolved from a purveyor of goods to a conglomerate active in other areas like digital media, devices and logistics. Since its founding in 1994, Amazon has continuously redefined commerce and now holds the title as the world’s largest internet retailer. In fact, …

eCommerce

How internet celebrities are making millions on China's biggest social networks

Posts on social media platforms are no longer dominated by amateur writers or part-time enthusiasts, but by a rapidly maturing and lucrative business - some are chains and franchises - of content producers.<p>The popular Chinese messaging app, which boasts 1 billion active monthly users, is now a …

Online learning startup Coursera raises $64M at an $800M valuation

As the cost of in-class education continues to rise, and the cost for computing continues to fall, we’re seeing a flourishing of startups that target the market for online learning. As one mark of the trend, one of the leaders in this space, Coursera, is today announcing $64 million in a Series D …

What Happens When You Use Facebook Ads to Sell Your Story Instead of Your Products?

Facebook ads in ecommerce are often product focused. And, for the most part, being direct works. But what happens when you focus your ads on your …

The Brutal Truth About Getting Publicity That No One Wants to Hear | Inc.com

One afternoon Leonard Kessler ran into his old friend from art school--a remarkably talented artist who had since become rich in the field of fashion illustration. Despite his success, his friend had been trying for years to gain recognition as a fine artist but had not made much headway. Glad to …

Mark Cuban Says This Will Be the No.1 Job Skill in 10 Years

It's not coding.<p>Study after study has shown that millions of jobs are at risk of becoming automated in the coming years.<p>And the U.S. is not prepared, …

This company's productivity soared after replacing 90% of employees with robots

It's hard to argue against automation when statistics are clearly illustrating its potential. The latest evidence comes out of a Chinese factory in Dongguan City.<p>The factory recently replaced 90 percent of its human workforce with machines, and it led to a staggering 250 percent increase in …

Most Americans not benefiting from Dow 20,000

As Wall Street cheered the Dow hitting 20,000 for the first time in history this week, Donna Coomer just shrugged.<p>Coomer doesn't have a cent in the stock market. Sure, she handles a lot of money every day as the manager of a busy Valero gas station in Beattyville, a small town in eastern …

Wells Fargo fails 'living will' test, faces restrictions: regulators

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials on Tuesday limited Wells Fargo & Co’s (WFC.N) ability to grow its business, punishing the bank for not having a sufficient plan to protect markets in the case of bankruptcy.<p>A man walks by a bank machine at the Wells Fargo & Co. bank in downtown Denver, …

JPMorgan fined $360 million for manipulating key interest rate

Europe has fined JPMorgan Chase €337 million ($360 million) for manipulating a key interest rate.<p>The European Commission on Wednesday announced €485 million ($520 million) in fines against three banks -- Credit Agricole (CRARY), HSBC (HSBC) and JPMorgan (JPM) -- that colluded in order to manipulate …

Trump Treasury pick vows to curtail Wall Street regulations

NEW YORK — As Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin would have significant influence over the way the financial system, particularly Wall Street, operates. And the former Goldman Sachs banker indicated Wednesday that he would at least partially be relying on his time as a regional banker to guide his …

New Guide: Facebook Ads for Ecommerce Entrepreneurs

Most people who use the Facebook aren’t “searching” for a product that will add more value to their lives; they’re searching for that next funny or …

School of Life: How a Self-Taught Wedding Expert Cashed in on Courses for Creatives

“I’ve never been a wedding person,” says Emily Newman. Eight years ago, she and her husband skipped the fanfare and eloped.Today, however, she’s the …

Trump Bond Sell-Off Should Scare Central Banks

With inflation risks rising, a test of credibility is at hand.<p>The bond riot triggered by the election of Donald Trump, amid rising investor concerns about his aggressive pro-growth policies, means that a credibility test beckons Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda. This is because of the latest …

Wells Fargo's CEO Would Make Over $100 Million Even if He Was Fired for Phony Accounts

Some, including fervent Wall Street critic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, have called for the CEO of Wells Fargo to resign in light of its phony account …

Working From Anywhere: How These Digital Nomads Run a 100% Remote Business

Entrepreneurship in a digital era presents a unique lifestyle choice for today's business owners: the opportunity to work from <i>anywhere</i>.All you need …

Wells Fargo CEO: 'I am Deeply Sorry' for 'Unethical' Practices

The chief executive officer of Wells Fargo & Co on Tuesday apologized for the bank's opening as many as 2 million bogus customer accounts that could generate fees for the lender.<p>"I accept full responsibility for all unethical sales practices," CEO John Stumpf told a congressional panel.<p>The bank's …

Wells Fargo CEO pummeled on Capitol Hill over multiyear scam

Wells Fargo’s longtime chief executive endured more than two hours of stiff questioning during a Senate hearing Tuesday, as his attempt to apologize for a scandal involving millions of sham accounts reignited anger over whether the big banks are being held accountable for their misdeeds.<p>In the …

Finance

Hedge fund legend Leon Cooperman charged with insider trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Leon Cooperman of Omega Advisors with insider trading.<p>The trading involves Atlas Pipeline Partners, according to the SEC complaint.<p>Cooperman is a hedge fund industry legend and manages Omega, an iconic New York fund with about $5.5 billion in …

Watch 5 Famous Entrepreneurs Give Crucial Advice to New Business Owners

Source: Brian Ach / Associated Pres.After concluding Shopify's 6th annual Build a Business competition, we flew this year's winners to the …

5,300 Wells Fargo employees fired over 2 million phony accounts

Everyone hates paying bank fees. But imagine paying fees on a ghost account you didn't even sign up for.<p>That's exactly what happened to Wells Fargo customers nationwide.<p>On Thursday, federal regulators said Wells Fargo (WFC) employees secretly created millions of unauthorized bank and credit card …

Finance

Co-Marketing: How to Reach New Customers With Strategic Partnerships

Building a business can be a lonely endeavour. But marketing one doesn’t have to be.Co-marketing is about sharing audiences and resources between two …

iPad Art by Ra! - Blog - Using Flipboard to Promote your Art

While in Palo Alto recently I decided to create a companion piece video for Flipboard’s MagMaker series on Illustrators that use Flipboard. I shot …

Meet The Online Artists Drawing Millions Of YouTube Viewers

Video may have killed the radio star, but it’s doing wonders for a select group of visual artists using YouTube to build brands and businesses. Though it’s unlikely that anyone in the art instruction category is going to be the next PewDiePie or Markiplier, artists on YouTube are producing high …

Online Life

Branding Secrets from 14 Fashion Industry Experts

On my walk to work, a runner whisks past me on the left. She’s a blur of snug-fitting black and fuchsia performance fabric. At the intersection of …

30 Creators Share Their Secrets To Success

You’re dedicating 2016 to getting serious about your craft, and we at Patreon are here to help. We asked 30 creators — artists, musicians, …

Podcasting

How to Be a Creative Genius

What Picasso, King, and Einstein have to teach entrepreneurs<p>Creativity isn't some esoteric quality that only the Bob Marleys and Salvador Dals of the world possess -- it's a learnable, trainable skill that can be honed into a process. Once you have the process down, you can use it to solve problems …