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5 Email Newsletters That Will Teach You More Than an Harvard MBA

These newsletters are packed with content you need day in and day out.<p>When you imagine high-powered CEOs starting their morning, you probably picture them kicking back with a copy of <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> or <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> to get a handle on the day's news.<p>But you'd be wrong.<p>Quartz recently …

Startups

How Lenovo Became The Largest PC Maker In The World

Computer maker Lenovo Group was originally founded in a dusty, two-room Beijing guardhouse in 1984. Today, it’s the largest PC maker in the world and a Fortune 500 frontrunner in smart connected devices with employees in more than 60 countries. But the initial innovative and entrepreneurial spirit …

Hong Kong

Britain is sleepwalking into a new recession

The sleepers think that the economy has never been better. Jobs are up. Unemployment is down. Things are good. Most people, including you, are asleep.<p>And then there are the people who are awake. We call these people economists. They spend their time looking into the future, and mostly they see an …

Economics

6 unconventional business books that will completely change your perspective

And to what end? Aren't most of them just about the same? So many repetitions of the same tired advice. It can feel like there isn't much left to learn.<p>But that's actually an illusion created by conventional wisdom. It's human nature to like things that you agree with and that confirm what you …

Spirituality

Emerging economies let currencies slide to stay competitive

The currencies of emerging nations in Asia have especially suffered in recent weeks from market speculation that the US Federal Reserve will lift interest rates this year -- possibly as soon as September.<p>According to Societe Generale analyst Kit Juckes, those countries "fear a resumption of …

Economy

Fed minutes keep September interest rate hike in play

It looks like a toss-up whether the<p>Federal Reservewill hike its benchmark interest rate next month.<p>An account of the Fed's last meeting in July, released Wednesday with the usual three-week lag, indicated that “almost all” policymakers wanted to see further improvement in the job market and …

No, stocks aren’t a good inflation hedge. Try bonds (really).

2015-05-06T07:16:42.000Z<p>Stocks are basically bonds where the coupons tend to grow faster than the level of consumer prices. That makes equities <i>sound</i> …

Stock Markets

Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

Pain

The weekend is over and oil is getting slammed

Good evening!<p>The weekend is over, futures markets are open, and oil is getting slammed again.<p>On Sunday night in New York, West Texas Intermediate crude was down as much as 2% to as low as $43.90 a barrel, the lowest price for WTI in six years.<p>Near 9:30 pm ET, WTI had recovered a bit, but was still …

Oil

Goldman Sachs has a stunning new forecast for the euro

In currency markets, "parity" is when two currencies have the same value, or a 1:1 exchange rate.<p>The euro has fallen considerably over the last year and is currently at around 1.05 to the dollar. The euro hasn't been at parity with the dollar since late 2002.<p>In a note to clients on Friday, …

Stock Markets

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

The secret of Google Maps' accuracy revealed

The maps we use to navigate have come a long way in a short time. Since the '90s we've gone from glove boxes stuffed with paper maps to floorboards …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

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