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Why it matters that so few mutual fund managers are women

NEW YORK (AP) — Diversify. The financial industry says you have to do it with your investments.But when it comes to who's running mutual funds, …

Investing

Apple workers complained to CEO Tim Cook for this unusual reason

Days after the Worldwide Developers Conference announcements earlier this week, documents from a 2013 lawsuit against Apple (AAPL) have been released.<p>…

How to Turn Your Development Skills Into a Sustainable Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While many developers dream of turning their new mobile app into the next Instagram or Vine, the truth is a lot of great designers struggle to make money building apps. They work a day job while tinkering with projects on the …

Apps

America's big companies are sitting on a record $1.82 trillion in cash

"Standard and Poor's Ratings Services' rated universe of <b>nearly 2,000 US nonfinancial companies held $1.82 trillion in cash and short- and long-term investments</b> as of year-end 2014, an almost 5% increase from 2013," S&P's Andrew Chang said.<p>These cash and investments comprised over 10% of the …

Which degree should you study to get rich quick?

If you want to be earning the big bucks within five years of graduating, what degree should you choose?<p>Students who want to make money as quickly as possible should study economics at university and steer clear of the more creative degrees.<p>Economics graduates can expect to be earning £45,000 within …

Virgin Atlantic could expand fleet in deal to replaces 747s

DETROIT - (Reuters) - Virgin Atlantic [VA.UL] plans to decide within six months on how to replace seven Boeing 747s it flies from London’s Gatwick airport, and could expand its overall fleet in the process, the British airline’s chief executive said Thursday.<p>A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400, with …

Virgin Atlantic

Ageing UK population will increase strain on public spending, OBR warns

The financial cost of Britain’s ageing population will require a fresh £20bn wave of spending cuts or tax increases from 2020 to bring the national debt back to pre-recession levels in 50 years time, the government’s public finances watchdog has said.<p>Long-term projections by the Office for Budget …

5 Ways to Connect and Network With Other Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Connecting and networking with other entrepreneurs can benefit you in several ways -- from new perspectives that spark business growth to new contacts and mentors to bounce ideas off.<p>Here are five ways to connect and network with fellow …

Entrepreneurship

Britain faces fiscal crunch from demographic timebomb

Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) casts doubt over George Osborne's plans to run a budget surplus in times of economic growth<p>Britain's fiscal watchdog has cast doubt over the Government's pledge to spend less than it receives in revenues in times of growth, as an ageing population puts …

How to Host an Incredible Networking Dinner

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A classic way for entrepreneurs to become connectors is through convening people over food. (After all, Keith Ferrazzi’s classic networking book was called <i>Never Eat Alone</i>.) As I describe in my new e-book <i>Stand Out Networking</i><i>,</i> dinner …

Asian markets round-up: Most bourses trade in the green amid heavy data

Asian markets outside India traded higher on 11 June in a data-heavy session.<p>The Japanese Nikkei finished 1.68%, or 336.61 points, higher at …

Obey These 5 Facebook Commandments for Social Media Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s a common misunderstanding that because you know how to use Facebook for personal use, you know how to utilize it for your startup or business. Nothing could be further from the truth, as evidenced by many unsuccessful Facebook …

Social Media

U.S. passage of 'fast-track' bill will be welcome move for Japan - Amari

TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of a bill giving President Barack Obama “fast-track” trade negotiating authority will be a welcome move for Japan, which sees it as essential for signing a Pacific Rim trade pact, Economics Minister Akira Amari said on Friday.<p>Japan's …

Japan

4 Tips to Use Crowdfunding to Make Startup Dreams a Reality

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Crowdfunding is becoming a more popular and conventional route for startups to procure early rounds of funding. Crowdfunding platforms are convenient, simple to use and reach a wide audience of investors at a low cost.<p>After President …

Crowd Funding

Should You Warn Employees Before You Fire Them?

When it's time to let an employee go, do you owe them a final warning first?<p><i>Editor's note: Inc.com columnist Alison Green answers questions about workplace and management issues--everything from how to deal with a micromanaging boss to how to talk to someone on your team about body odor.</i><p>A reader …

The Workplace

Nightclub mogul Sam Nazarian lists Bel-Air estate for $33.5 million

Illustrating the surging market for high-end real estate in Los Angeles, nightclub and restaurant mogul Sam Nazarian has purchased a Bel-Air estate from Paramount Chief Executive Brad Grey for $25 million and simultaneously listed it for sale at $33.5 million.<p>Masked by tall privacy hedges, the …

Japan OKs long-term Fukushima cleanup plan despite unknowns

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government approved Friday a revised 30- to 40-year roadmap to clean up the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, but many questions …

Creditors pile pressure on Greece as IMF withdraws its negotiators - as it happened

Greek crisis escalates further as International Monetary Fund team heads home, and EU Council President warns that Greece must stop gambling<p>Earlier:<p>9.35pm BST<p>That is all for tonight, I reckon. Thanks as ever. We’ll be back tomorrow. GW<p>9.21pm BST<p>Despite the rising tensions, Tsipras is still smiling …

Tap that Watermelon (& 9 Other Fun Ways to Serve Party Drinks)

<i>Long days full of sunshine are the genesis of so many good things—but especially casual, wine-addled parties. Let's plan.</i><p><i>Today: Style writer Jessica Romm shares 10 clever ideas for serving drinks—both boozy and benign—that will make your guests swoon.</i><p><b>1. Tap that watermelon.</b> Nothing says summer like …

3 Kitchen Design Tips to Follow (and 3 Mistakes to Avoid)

We don't have to tell you twice that we consider our kitchens the center of our homes. In this most-important room, both smart, intuitive design and attractive aesthetics are equally important.<p>We don't have to tell you twice that we consider our kitchens the center of our homes. In this …

Best-Ever Grilled Cheese

Makes 1 awesome sandwich<p>After rigorous scientific testing for this best-ever grilled cheese, we’ve determined that sandwiches sliced in half on a diagonal actually taste better.<p>March 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 slices ½”-thick Pullman or other white bread<p>2 tablespoons mayonnaise<p>1 tablespoon unsalted …

Twice-Baked Potatoes

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 35 min<p>Total Time: 2 min<p>If you’ve got a microwave, you can cook the potatoes in less time, but use the oven for the second bake.<p>March 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 large russet potatoes<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>½ cup sour cream<p>¼ cup unsalted butter<p>¼ cup finely chopped fresh chives<p>1 …

Chocolate Éclairs

Makes about 25<p>The éclairs will begin to get soggy as soon as they are filled, so be sure to wait until just before you're ready to make the chocolate fondant to add the pastry cream.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Pâte à Choux<p>½ cup whole milk<p>6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1" pieces<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>½ …

Baking

Obama drops in at congressional ball game on eve of trade vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On the eve of a vote in Congress that could determine the fate of his Pacific Rim trade pact, President Barack Obama put in a surprise appearance on Thursday night at the annual congressional ball game between Republicans and Democrats.<p>Obama brought along beer to be awarded …

Trade Pact

Australia to expand on security crackdown with tougher new laws

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will expand a crackdown on Islamist militant groups with more tough security legislation, the attorney general told a regional summit aimed at combating violent extremism on Friday.<p>Australia is on high alert for attacks by radicalized Muslims including home-grown …

Middle East

Thai students detained in Pakistan have no Islamic State links: government

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Five Thai students detained in Pakistan for trying to board a plane with a pistol and ammunition have no links to the Islamic State militant group or any criminal organization, a Thai government spokesman said on Friday.<p>The men, who had been studying at a religious school in …

National Security Council

Islamic State group ‘blows up’ two warplanes at Libya base

The militant group Islamic State’s Libya wing released a video on Thursday purportedly showing it blowing up two warplanes at an air base while its fighters paraded heavy weapons in a show of force.<p>The video showed the group’s fighters manning a tank, firing a mortar gun and destroying the planes …

France opens criminal inquiry into Germanwings crash

French prosecutors have formally opened a criminal inquiry into Germanwings plane crash to investigate whether mistakes were made in monitoring the psychological health of the co-pilot.<p>Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin told a news conference in Paris on Thursday that the investigation will be led by …

Romania's Manea joins Chelsea, Hagi's son moves to Fiore

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania’s young defender Cristian Manea has signed for Premier League champions Chelsea from FC Viitorul Constanta while his team mate Ianis Hagi is joining Serie A side Fiorentina, the club said on Thursday.<p>“Manea and Hagi deals were completed,” Viitorul general director …

Soccer

Zlatan Ibrahimovic transfer tug-of-war between Milan clubs

AC Milan and Inter Milan are set to battle it out for their former player Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer.<p>Milan have taken the first step, with their …

Soccer