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U.S. Tech Firms May Be Feeling Bite From NSA Spying Reports

Recent disclosures about NSA surveillance have affected U.S. relations with allies and tainted America's image around the world. Now the fallout seems to be creeping into the U.S. tech sector.<p>Cisco Systems, which manufactures network equipment, posted disappointing first-quarter numbers this week …

Mexican city gears up as new Motor city

<i>Corrected: An earlier version of this story mischaracterized the history of Aguascalientes.</i><p>For centuries, Aguascalientes has been known for its thermal springs in Mexico’s central high plains desert, adding industries such as food processing, railroad repair and textile factories over the years. …

Olympics brought Britain extra £11bn in business, claims government

Britain has beaten the target set for winning extra business and investment as a result of hosting the London Olympics in 2012, the coalition claims.<p>UKTI, the government's trade and investment arm, was given the task of notching up £11bn-worth of economic benefits from the Games within four years, …

Van Damme's Volvo video: the Art of Going Viral

Movie star Jean-Claude Van Damme doing an improbable-looking split -- with each leg set on a truck that is driving backwards.<p>A cute kid in a Darth Vader outfit using "special powers" to unlock car doors.<p>A group of adorable babies dancing with adult versions of themselves.<p>These ads have millions of …

By 2015, Chinese tourists could spend more than all the world’s luxury shoppers combined

In two years, Chinese tourists could be spending as much as $194 billion a year in Europe, the US, Asia and other vacation spots. That’s according to Morgan Stanley, in a research note this week on luxury companies.<p>That figure speaks of the growing economic clout of China’s middle class—but also …

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The dark side of diamonds | Latin America

<b>No subject is off limits - Redi Tlhabi talks frankly to inspiring and intriguing personalities from across the world.</b><p>"A diamond is forever," claims the marketing - and yes, this precious stone has come to signify eternal, sparkling romance.<p>But diamonds also have a dark side - as a commodity that …

Bitcoin Companies and Entrepreneurs Can't Get Bank Accounts

In the first week of July, Jay Shore got bad news. U.S. Bank and Chase informed him they were closing the accounts for his company, Coinabul, a San Diego-based precious metals buyer that sells silver and gold for Bitcoin. They didn’t want to house his half-million dollars. Chase was mum on the …

Tesco recalls ice cream cones after customers find 'pain relief' tablets in cornets

The supermarket recalls its own brand of chocolate and nut ice cream cones<p>Tesco customers have been warned to avoid the supermarket's own brand ice cream cones after “pain relief” tablets were found in two cornets.<p>The supermarket giant has issued a recall of its own brand chocolate and nut ice …

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Does Your Startup Really Need to Hire In-House Developers?

<b>7. Outsourcing allows your team to focus on marketing</b><p>The most important part of any business is getting customers in the door. If you can’t do that, then you can’t exist.<p>That being said, customers are the first thing your company should be thinking about. Many times, entrepreneurs who are starting …

The complete guide to fixing your credit score

A couple of years ago, I found myself in a catch-22. I decided it was time for me to start building my credit. The advice from nearly everybody: "Just apply for a credit card." Easier said than done: as soon as I started applying, I received rejection letters letting me know that I was not eligible …

New York State considers licensing Bitcoin traders

On Friday, the New York State Department of Financial Services announced it will be holding a public hearing on virtual currency regulation, specifically considering whether a certification called "BitLicense" might help manage the spread of online currencies like Bitcoin. The new license would …

David Cameron orders inquiry into trade union tactics

David Cameron has ordered an inquiry into the tactics of the trade unions in the wake of the bitter industrial dispute which almost led to the closure of the Grangemouth oil refinery in Scotland.<p>Downing Street said the wide-ranging review, headed by Bruce Carr QC, would investigate allegations of …

Twitter Employees Reveal The Worst Things About Working At Twitter

They rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars and 85% would recommend it to a friend, according to job hunting site Glassdoor.<p>But Twitter isn't perfect and employees are starting to complain about it's shortcomings, mostly due to how fast its grown. According to 89 reviews posted on Glassdoor, employees are …

Britain boosted by $150bn Middle Eastern spending spree on new aircraft

Emirates orders 50 new Airbus A380s, while Boeing puts Dreamliner woes behind it with "record-breaking" launch of 777X<p>Britain's aerospace industry is to benefit from a $150bn (£93bn) spending spree on new planes by Middle Eastern airlines.<p>As part of a wave of orders unveiled at the Dubai airshow, …

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U.S. stock market nears milestone heaven

The white-hot stock market in 2013 has turned a record-setting year into milestone mania.<p>NEW YORK — The stock market, which has been melting up most of this record-breaking year, is on the cusp of achieving a troika of major milestones.<p>Dow 16,000 is within easy reach for the first time. The …

Households less optimistic on finances, says Markit survey

<b>New figures suggest that householders are feeling less optimistic about their finances than at any time since April.</b><p>The Markit Household Finance Index (HFI) showed a particularly sharp decline between October and November.<p>The index, which measures perceptions of financial well-being, fell from 41 …

Bloomberg Suspends Reporter After Claims China Story Was Spiked

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Bloomberg journalist who wrote a controversial spiked story about connections between Chinese …

Tesco accused of carrying rubbish in food trucks to cut costs

Tesco is using its food delivery lorries to pick up rubbish from stores in an attempt to cut costs.<p>The UK's largest retailer has stopped using waste contractors to pick up and dispose of general rubbish, including unsold food, from its 600 largest supermarkets. Instead, bags of waste are piled into …

Sony sells more than 1 million PlayStation 4s

Sales of the next-gen home video game console is fastest start ever for popular product.<p>Sony's PlayStation 4 is off to a hot start. Consumers in North America bought more than 1 million PS4s within the first 24 hours of the new $399 home video game console going on sale Friday. That's the fastest …

News of the World

Inside Flipboard / October 7, 2013<p>The watershed moment for cable news was the Gulf War, in 1991: Who can forget Wolf Blitzer & Co.’s live reports—the …

The Week in Review: Magazines for Nobel Laureate Wannabes

Inside Flipboard / October 11, 2013<p>It’s been a big week for a select few of the world’s leading scientists and artists as the recipients of the 2013 …

The Week in Review: When the Lights Turned Back On

Inside Flipboard / October 18, 2013<p>The government shutdown has ended, but it isn’t over. Arguably, it’s just begun.<p>The United States Congress voted …

The Week in Review: Snowden Leaks Into Europe

Inside Flipboard / November 1, 2013<p>Edward J. Snowden remains in the news this week with the latest batch of files released proving the United States …

What I'm Reading: Photographer Bill Rose

What I’m Reading: Photographer Bill Rose<p>Inside Flipboard / November 6, 2013<p>Photographer Bill Rose is on a mission to document the last signs of …

On the Red Couch with Travel Journalist and Author Porter Fox

Inside Flipboard / November 14, 2013<p>Porter Fox was a travel journalist for many years before he decided to shake it up. Tired of the demand to …

The Week in Review: Typhoon Haiyan Takes Its Toll

Inside Flipboard / November 15, 2013<p>Nearly a week after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines, the local government is still struggling to …