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Donald Trump has no idea how to run a superpower, says Chinese media

Communist party-controlled Global Times says Trump ‘is not behaving as a president who will become master of the White House’<p>Donald Trump appears to have not a clue how to lead a superpower.<p>That was the conclusion of China’s Global Times newspaper on Monday morning as the country’s media weighed in …

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Interest rates are rising in the US, but in other places they're still below zero — here's what that means

It's only the second time in a decade. On Wednesday December 14, the Federal Reserve hiked its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percent to the range of 0.5% to 0.75%. That number doesn't affect most Americans directly. It's a target for the rate charged when banks lend money to each other …


Why Apple's big event tomorrow is going to be exciting, even if the iPhone 7 is boring

That's what everyone is saying about Apple's upcoming iPhone because, apparently, it won't come with a beautiful new design. That's what we'd usually expect this year, considering that the latest iPhone — the 6S — is the "tock" in Apple's two-year tick-tock cycle.<p>Instead, the iPhone 7 will …

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The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Google Trends gives a good indication as to why Nike decided to get out of the golf equipment business.</b> Interest in golf is on the wane.<p><b>2. Snapchat stars love Instagram's new copycat product.</b> It's easier to discover users on Instagram, plus more brands are already using it.<p><b>3. Larry Page and</b> …


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Former GE CEO Jack Welch says leaders have 5 basic traits — and only 2 can be taught

For some people, the question of whether leaders are born or made is truly intellectual — fodder for a good classroom or dinner party debate.<p>But for people in front-line positions to hire, promote, and fire, the question, "Who has the right stuff to lead?" definitely has more urgency.<p>Getting the …


There's a worrisome problem with electric cars that no one's talking about

What you might not know is that all-electric cars suffer far greater in winter time — in terms of fuel efficiency — compared to gasoline and diesel guzzlers.<p>But there is a way to lengthen the life of your battery during these frigid times.<p>Let's first compare the numbers:<p>When temperatures drop below …

Electric Vehicles

This tiny chip could charge your iPhone much faster

A professor in Singapore has invented a tiny chip that he claims could speed up how quickly batteries charge — while also making them safer.<p>Rachid Yazami at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) has developed a chip that will monitor potential faults in batteries and alert the user if …

Clean Energy

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google stock soared on news of an earnings beat and monster buyback program.</b> The company beat Wall Street expectations for the quarter and is buying back as much as $5 billion of Class C stock, sending stock shooting up 10% after-hours.<p><b>2. Amazon shares went wild after an earnings beat.</b> The stock …

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