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Female Founders Speak Up: Winning Strategies For Raising Capital

“I go into everything with a huge ego,” DailyWorth founder Amanda Steinberg told more than 100 entrepreneurs this July at an event co-hosted by TheLi.st and weeSpring. What she conceded could be seen as a huge personal defect in the social world turned out to be her biggest strength in raising well …

When Stress Takes Over, Employee Burnout Can Set In

As Labor Day honors American workers, stress weighs on many. A changing world — and therefore a changing workplace — has many employees on the job and staring at screens for hours upon hours. Some have reached a breaking point.<p>John Challenger, CEO of workplace consulting company Challenger, Gray & …

Latest banking fee? Using a (human) teller

Banks now want you to pay for face time, as more institutions charge fees for what was once the norm for withdrawing and depositing your money: talking with a teller.<p>The banks are finding that more customers are like Calee Himes. In 2007, Himes had just graduated from college and was looking for a …

Banking

Banks cancel smaller companies’ overdrafts as cash crisis continues

Britain's small businesses could face a cash-flow crisis as banks continue to withdraw overdraft facilities.<p>According to new research from finance provider Syscap, the value of outstanding small business bank overdrafts has fallen 25pc since 2011 – from £20.3bn to £15.4bn this year.<p>Philip White, …

Canada's August jobs numbers unlikely to impress

Jobless Canadians and others looking for signs the economy is gaining traction aren't likely to take any solace from Statistics Canada's newest jobs numbers.<p>According to Bloomberg, economists are predicting that the release of August's Labour Force Survey on Friday will show a paltry gain of 20,000 …

Do showcase spending schemes really boost economies?

<b>You've heard of Abenomics? Well how about Thaksinomics?</b><p>In Thailand, a single political force has won all five general elections held since 2001. It has had various names - Thai Rak Thai, PPP, Pheu Thai - but it has always been loyal to and largely funded by the former Prime Minister, Thaksin …

Education Policy

Lawyers at top City firm 'earning minimum £1.3m a year'

Partners at the City’s most profitable law firm are earning a minimum of £1.3m a year, according to a new report, though researchers warned that the broader picture is of firms fighting for business in an “overlawyered” world.<p>Slaughter & May’s 113 equity partners were the biggest earners in law …

Lenovo CEO gifts $3 million from his own bonus to junior employees, again

Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing is spreading the wealth around again this year, giving away some $3.25 million from his personal bonus to the company’s employees around the world, reports Bloomberg. That’s an extra $250,000 over the $3 million he gave away in an identical gesture last year, and will …

Home Price Growth Beginning To Slow Down, Says S&P/Case-Shiller

Home prices continued their upward march in June, if at a slightly slower pace.<p>U.S single-family home prices in 20 metropolitan areas rose a seasonally-adjusted 0.9% in June from a month earlier, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, after rising 1% in May.<p>The gain puts home prices …

Illustrating Phrases That Don't Exist in English

There are so many human foibles that English lacks words to explain, so we English-speakers have to steal them from other languages and italicize …

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