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Activists on the rise as Electra vote looms

Electra is about to discover whether activist investor Edward Bramson has been successful in staging a boardroom coup<p>Roger Yates, the chairman of Electra Private Equity, should have been putting his feet up on Sunday, after a frantic week of meetings with the company’s investors.<p>But Yates, a City …

12 Shoes for 12 Lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz: Part 1

Artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz has never been one to be afraid of pushing the boundaries and his latest project entitled 12 Shoes for 12 …

What's the Origin of the Word "Dude"?

For some time now, we have known the basic outline of the story of “dude.” The word was first used in the late 1800s as a term of mockery for young …

Heirloom Tomato Pie from Alex Hitz

Now is the season for truly delicious tomatoes — in every variety. And this pie recipe lets you revel in all their juicy glory.<p>I won't insult your intelligence by gushing on about the glories of late-summer tomatoes. I know you get it. But these days, we're all so accustomed to eating tomatoes …

The real reason women are leaving Wall Street

In my first job on Wall Street in 1982, I shared an office with the assistant to the top auto industry analyst, Maryann Keller. Our workspace was across the hall from hers, and I could watch and hear her through the glass. She never rested. From before I came in until after I left, Keller worked …

What ShoeDazzle taught us about subscription commerce

ShoeDazzle may no longer be dazzling, but it’s delivering useful lessons in subscription commerce.<p>I still remember the thrill of receiving my first …

Startups Apparently Do Not Care That Android Is Better

In a must-read post for the tech industry, Twitter experience designer and serial startup founder Paul Stamatiou writes: “Android is Better.” His op-ed serves as something of a wake-up call for the industry, where developers building the next generation of mobile applications still heavily prefer …

A washout

THE traditional August shutdown of Italian factories usually lifts the spirits of blue-collar workers, who can look forward to up to four weeks away …

Economics

4 Reasons Why Millions Of Americans Are Leaving The Workforce

The unemployment rate only includes people who don't have jobs and are looking for work. A much larger swath of people — about 36 percent of U.S. adults — don't have jobs and aren't looking for work at all. That figure is higher than it's been in decades (and, conversely, the share of adults in the …

Venture Capital Funding At Its Lowest Since 2010 -- A By The Numbers Look

According to new research by the Dow Jones Venture Report venture capital funding to U.S. companies was down year-over-year in the second quarter of 2013, reaching levels last seen in Q2 2010.<p>But it’s not all bad news for hopeful entrepreneurs: despite slower than average funding, an increase in …

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“THE staff at Jessops would like to thank you for shopping with Amazon.” With that parting shot plastered to the front door of one of its shops, a …