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3 ways to boost e-mail productivity in 2015

The time was 7:14 p.m. on Sunday. My kids were otherwise occupied, so I decided to get a jump on sending the emails on my to-do list. One was a note …

6 Years Later, 7 Lessons from Lehman's Collapse

Six years after the Wall Street crisis, lessons endure for Main Street investors<p>Exactly six years ago today, Wall Street came closer to imploding …

The global economy’s long climb back to the new normal

There is perhaps no more potent symbol of the post-Lehman Brothers global collapse than what happened in Detroit.<p>A bankrupt city. A crippled auto industry. Workers with no future.<p>Fast forward five years. Last week, Ford Motor Co. repatriated much of the production of the Fusion – a popular sedan …

Why are emerging economies failing? | Latin America

Emerging markets are having a tough time the world over, but who is to blame? Is it the rich world's monetary policies or have more deep-seated problems merely been masked for years by stellar economic growth?<p>A few months ago, the headline was simple: The blame for slumping currencies from Brazil …

Verizon’s Vodafone buyout isn’t about wireless control, it’s about connecting everything

Microsoft’s(s msft) planned $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s(s nok) device business overshadowed a far bigger deal over weekend: Verizon …

Happy Labor Day... for Wall Street

Labor Day, established in the late 19th century, "is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers," according to the Department of Labor's website. It is a "tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, …

Paul Krugman: Stimulus Was 'Too Little,' And Now It's Almost All Gone

We never spent all that much money on President Obama’s stimulus, and now we're spending almost nothing on it, and that's a shame, according to Paul Krugman.<p>The most the nation ever spent on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which passed in 2009, amounted to 1.6 percent of the economy, …

Unions are driving Hyundai and General Motors out of South Korea

South Korea’s highly unionized labor force is holding its car makers to ransom, yet again. Workers for the country’s top automaker, Hyundai Motor, and its affiliate Kia Motors have voted to strike, after talks with the management over increased pay and better benefits collapsed. The unions and …

Why the global economy may be doomed to lower growth—maybe forever

We’re more than halfway through the second-quarter corporate earnings season. And while the results for US companies show corporate growth, it’s been slower than normal—even the last few years’ normal. For the last four years, the “surprise percentage” of the S&P 500—the percentage by which all …

Economics

Too Many Young Adults Are Still Living at Home, and It's Hurting the Economy

Why Mega-Projects Always End Up Costing More Than Expected

Inflationistas and the global supply shock

2013-07-30T16:24:10.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Here’s a funny thing.<p>There was an amusing altercation between self-declared Austrian Peter Schiff (of “I …

Why traffic jams are the sign of a healthy economy

Sitting in traffic may be frustrating, but to INRIX, a company that collects data on millions of miles of road around the world, it’s the sign of a healthy economy. And looking at INRIX’s data through the first half of 2013, American roads are indicating the US economy is improving, while European …

Traffic

GOLDMAN SACHS: Here's Our Outlook For 13 Key Commodities

But for investors, the case for holding commodities as a strategic move is still clear, according to Goldman Sachs commodity strategist Jeffrey Currie.<p>Currie tells clients three reasons why: "1) commodities as a hedge against hostile markets amid rising geopolitical risks, 2) significant …

South Korea economic growth beats forecasts

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/997000/997573_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534450727_1edaeda5c04b4cb2b221f08d859c7e98<p><b>South Korea's economy grew by more than forecast in the April to June period, boosted by a jump in domestic consumption and government …

Economics

These Stocks Vulnerable To China's Slowdown

A U.S.-style financial crisis brewing in China threatens to cut both private and public spending there, potentially tanking an economy that many American corporations dearly need to be healthy now. Without the grand economic growth China has provided in recent years, expect some version of the …

Think Europe is stable again? Portugal sure isn’t

It’s been a volatile few weeks for yields on Portuguese 10-year bonds (essentially the interest rate the Portuguese government would have to pay if it borrowed money for 10 years). Today, they plunged dramatically, hitting 6.5%, from 6.99% on July 19. That’s after nearing 8% on July 3, and again on …

Europe

7 Steps To Outstanding Sales Growth For Your Startup

“If you build it, they will come.” It’s a line from an old movie “Field of Dreams” which is still leading to the demise of too many startups, led by entrepreneurs who really started their business to build an exciting new product or service. Most struggle with the idea and practice of marketing and …

The Credit Crisis May Not Be China's Biggest Problem

The best investment ideas rarely come from the latest news item or brokerage research report. They’re often found on the fringes of finance or outside the field altogether. Right now, everyone is focused on China’s poor economic data and the potential for a hard landing in future. This is fair …

How To Reduce Copyright Lawsuits And Make The Internet A Better Place To Share Content

What do you get when you mix the Internet, millions of content creators, and a growing list of social media and networking sites that support media sharing and remixing? A lot of complicated copyright questions—and plenty of litigation as well.<p>For example, on June 26, New York-based photographer …

World Bank’s Jim Yong Kim: A doctor’s bold prescription to cure poverty

Jim Yong Kim, the Harvard-trained physician who completed his first year as World Bank president earlier this month, must be the only person in history who has gone on television to apologize for saving lives.<p>In 2003, when Dr. Kim was the World Health Organization's point man on HIV-AIDS, he …

The Dollar Is Getting Smooshed

Earlier we mentioned how Ben Bernanke gave some decidedly dovish comments during the Q&A of a speech held in Boston this evening.<p>He said two things that were definitely of note.<p>One was that there was some concern at the Fed that the rise in interest rates could slow the recovery. That's a hint that …

Interest Rates

12 Essential Tips To Get Social Media Traction

Whether your company sells cookies, widgets, or consulting sessions, social media can be a force--and it's not as hard as you think.<p>I am still amazed at the number of companies that use social media badly (or ignore it altogether). The rules of social media are simple, and if you ignore it you the …

Why Germany’s employment miracle continues

German unemployment fell unexpectedly in June to 6.8%, down slightly from 6.9% in April. The decline seems extraordinary, as many other European countries continue to set unemployment records. Even youth unemployment in Germany is low: just 5.6% for people under 25, and falling. (In other European …

Exports

US CEOs now earn 273 times the typical worker’s pay

CEOs: They used to be just like us. Well, at least a lot <i>more</i> like us. Thirty years ago, the average chief executive of a large public company earned less than 30-times more than the typical worker. But today they rake in between 202 and 273-times the pay, as shown in the graph below from a new …

CEOs