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Will Volkswagen's New SUVs Finally Provide A Winning U.S. Formula?

The automotive world throws up some weird imponderables.<p>How is it that Lexus sells high price premium vehicles in the U.S. and steals sales from the Germans, but struggles in Europe with the same ones?<p>How can Honda sell the Fit in the U.S. as a sporty, trendy little car beloved of the young, but …

Berkeley Study Argues That America Could Have Massive Economic Growth If It Had More Housing

Leading economists are pessimistic that America will ever have enough government revenue to afford either Donald Trump’s ambitious tax cut plans or Democrats’ hopes for government-run public healthcare; but, a new economic study suggests massive economic growth and revenue is possible if America …

Scientists planning their own march in Washington

<b>(CNN) —</b> As more than a million women and their allies were making final plans for marches in Washington and around the world to protest Donald Trump, a commenter posted on a Reddit thread, "There needs to be a Scientists' March on Washington."<p>Other users -- who'd been discussing the changing White …

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Text of Trump's executive order on border security

<i>The following is the executive order President Trump signed Wednesday on border security and immigration enforcement improvements:</i><p>BORDER SECURITY AND IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT IMPROVEMENTS<p>By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, …

US woman killed by superbug resistant to every available antibiotic

A woman in Nevada has been killed by a superbug that proved resistant to every antibiotic available in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said.<p>The woman’s condition was deemed incurable, and 26 different antibiotics were tested in vain before she died in September.<p>She …

Someone came up with a clever Tinder move to ensure responses

Have you ever matched with someone on a dating app like Tinder, only to have no clue what to do after that?<p>You're not alone.<p>Joe Bagel has been there …

How Chinese Counterfeiters Continue Beating Amazon

“Amazon has zero tolerance for the sale of counterfeit items on our site. We work closely with manufacturers and brands to identify offenders, and remove fraudulent items. We are taking legal action and aggressively pursuing bad actors.”<p>The above was a copy and paste statement from Amazon’s media …

How Trump’s Attacks on U.S. Intelligence Will Come Back to Haunt Him

Donald Trump’s wild, swinging attacks against the intelligence community have been so far off the charts of traditional behavior for a president-elect that it is hard to wrap one’s mind around—and impossible not to wonder what lies behind it. That Trump is trying to throw everyone off the track of …

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Prime payback: Amazon amps up rewards with new credit card

Amazon is rolling out yet another new benefit for its Prime members, but this one's a mouthful: It's called the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature card.<p>If you're as overstocked with Amazon trivia as I've become, you may know that Amazon already has three other branded credit cards. So what's the …

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The 5 biggest global risks to business in 2017 do not include Brexit, populism or terrorism

WEF said the following five themes that pose the greatest risks are:<p>1. Unemployment or underemployment.<p>2. Energy price shock.<p>3. Fiscal crises.<p>4. Failure of national governance.<p>5. Profound social instability.<p>"This year's findings are testament to five key challenges that the world now faces. The …

Why a Single Run Makes You Smarter

And other low-impact ways to enhance your brain.<p>If only getting smarter worked the way it does for the robots on <i>Westworld</i>—a few taps on a tablet, and boom, instant IQ points. Until then, we still have to hack our brains using more old-fashioned tactics. And while the results are less dramatic—you …

NOBEL ECONOMIST: 'I don’t think globalisation is anywhere near the threat that robots are'

Angus Deaton, who won the Nobel Prize last year for his work on health, wealth, and inequality, told the Financial Times he believes robots are a much greater threat to employment in the US than globalisation.<p>Addressing the theory that Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential elections was …

Find It Depressing To Read Job Ads? Here's Why

Why do hiring managers and HR people load up their job ads with Essential Qualifications and other requirements that most job-seekers don’t possess? They do it because they believe they can.<p>They believe that smart, capable, enthusiastic job-seekers are everywhere and that their job as recruiters …

Software Dominates Deloitte's 2016 Technology Fast 500

• BounceX, Doximity, Gainsight, Datadog, AppLovin, WalkMe, Pure Storage, Inc., Tanium, Inc., The Muse and Box are the ten fastest growing software companies in 2016.<br>• Leading software companies including ServiceMax, MuleSoft, Workday, Zendesk, Tableau Software, Veeva Systems, Zuora, Splunk, Marketo, …

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The Key to Treating Depression? Exercise, Research Says

You're 75% more likely to develop depression if you don't workout.<p>If ever you had any doubts about the mind-body connection, listen up: New research suggests that physical activity may be the key to fighting depression.<p>Three recent studies pooled data from past research involving a total of …

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A Behavioral Interview Question To Test If Someone Can Motivate Themselves

Today’s organizations want to hire self-motivated, self-leading and self-sufficient people. Companies want people who are internally driven to give 100% effort at work; not people who require bribes, babysitting or cajoling to give maximum effort.<p>Of course, that’s a tough attribute to assess in an …

With Trump’s win Silicon Valley investors start losing their damn minds

We’re only hours into what is a now Donald J. Trump’s ascendancy to the Presidency and already Silicon Valley’s investor class is losing its collective damn mind.<p>TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington had it just about right when he retweeted the Drudge Report.<p>A Trump win is antithetical to a Silicon …

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Canada to let 300,000 immigrants enter country in 2017

Some government officials suggested an increase to quota, which maintains this year’s target, to help spur economic growth for top companies<p>Canada said on Monday it would let 300,000 immigrants into the country in 2017, maintaining this year’s target despite recommendations to increase it to help …

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This Is How To Overcome Social Anxiety: 5 Powerful Tips Backed By Research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

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The Clinton Foundation's gender pay gap worried campaign

Hillary Clinton says men and women should make equal pay. But the Clinton Foundation's leadership team had an average $81,000 average gender pay gap, according to the most recent figures available.<p>This pay gap was so wide that the Clinton campaign worried that the "huge discrepancies" would be …

Ottessa Moshfegh on Writing Predators and Their Victims

<i>In “An Honest Woman,” your story in this week’s issue, a man named Jeb tries to seduce his much younger neighbor. You go out of your way to make Jeb as unattractive as possible—both physically and psychologically. Why? How did this character come to life for you?</i><p>The inspiration for writing “An …

Did You Have A Genetic Test? Analyze Your Raw Data At Home!

Personalized medicine allows you not only to take genetic tests at home, but also to analyze your DNA in your living room. You do not need to install …

Why unique baby names are trending in the U.S.

Babies in the United States are less and less likely to share their names with other kids, new research finds.<p>The trend toward increasingly unique …

Most of the world breathes polluted air, WHO says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Almost everyone on Earth now breathes polluted air, according to an air quality map released Tuesday by the World Health Organization.<p>The interactive map, based on global air pollution data, confirms that 92% of the world's population lives in places where outdoor air quality fails to meet …

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The era of big data is coming: Scientists need to step out of their comfort zone

As every area of research becomes data-intensive, emphasis is shifting from data generation to data analysis, bringing new challenges to researchers, …

Working For Steve Jobs And Johnny Cash Taught This Leader Two Valuable Communication Secrets

“Johnny Cash and Steve Jobs were master storytellers,” Cameron Craig told me during a visit to Polycom’s headquarters in San Jose, California. Craig should know. He’s worked for both men in black and today transfers the lessons he learned to his role at director of global communications for the …

Of Course Immigration Is Economically Helpful - How Could It Be Otherwise?

One of the nastier political debates is over immigration–and of course not all of that is about the economics of the subject. Some of it is undoubtedly about the fears of the indigenous population that the place they know and love will be changed by said immigration. That’s not a totally invalid …