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Opinion: The one thing stopping the Fed from raising rates

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — There’s only one thing holding back the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates, and it’s not weak wage growth, …

Greece’s debt deal isn’t the end of eurozone drama

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Rejoicing over the tentative resolution of the latest round of eurozone debt drama? Good for you. You’ll get to go through …

The Federal Reserve Bitcoin Strategy

<b>This morning The Federal Reserve Bitcoin Strategy was released in a paper outlining multiple options for improving the U.S. payment system.</b><p>In the …

Fed upbeat on US economy; sticks to rate hike plans

Washington, Jan 29:<p>The Federal Reserve has said that the US economy is expanding “at a solid pace’’ with strong job gains in a signal that the …

The U.S. Economy Will Soon See Its Best Years in a Decade, Forecasters Say

By<p>Josh Zumbrun<p>Josh Zumbrun<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JoshZumbrun<p>josh.zumbrun@wsj.com<p>The White House, Congressional Budget Office and Federal Reserve unanimously see the nation on the cusp of the best years for the economy in a decade or more.<p>In its latest round of economic forecasts, released …

Economy

US Federal Reserve 'unlikely' to raise rates soon

<b>Officials at the Federal Reserve are unlikely to raise interest rates soon, the latest minutes from the bank's January meeting have revealed.</b><p>Policymakers worried about lower-than-expected inflation as well as slow wage growth in the US economy, the world's largest.<p>The Fed has kept its benchmark …

Federal Reserve cautioned to watch its language over interest rates

With investors parsing every word that comes out of each meeting, split language about raising rates have some wishing the Fed said less<p>Federal Reserve officials are increasingly at odds over how “patient” they should be with record-low interest rates, according to the minutes of the central …

Mobile banking revolutionising personal finance in Africa

Across the world more and more people are using mobile banking services and nowhere more so than in Africa. Seven out of ten Africans have access to a mobile network and the surge in mobile banking has had a big impact on the continent’s economic growth.<p>“This century will see major changes in the …

Online banks offer higher interest on savings, survey shows

The average interest rate for savings accounts was 0.18 percent in the second quarter, a newly released survey shows, but some banks, particularly online institutions, paid significantly more overall.<p>In its second-quarter survey, MoneyRates.com found that most of the top payers were online banks, …

Banking for everyone: Africa's next big challenge

Today in Africa only one person in 10 has access to banking services. This may be because of a lack of revenue, irregular wages or the peculiarities of a cash economy. So, while Africa’s economic development is on course, the next big challenge for the continent is getting people into the banking …

Rampant food waste a barrier to cutting poverty - World Bank

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world loses or wastes a staggering 25 percent to 33 percent of the food it produces for consumption, losses that can mean the difference between an adequate diet and malnutrition in many countries, the World Bank said in a report released on Thursday.<p>“The amount of food …

An 8-Step Process

PROBLEM Formulation<p><b>Step 1:</b> Problem Finding literally consists of finding or anticipating problems and opportunities. The result is a continuous flow …

Management

How to solve a problem (in seven easy steps)

If someone were to ask you how you go about solving a problem or making a difficult decision, how would you reply? Would you say that you go about …

How To Increase Self-Esteem And Success In Business

In my years of mentoring entrepreneurs, a problem I have seen too often is low self-esteem, and over-compensating through arrogance and ego. These entrepreneurs find it hard to respect customers or team members, and their ventures usually fail. As an employee, low self-esteem leads to low …

Kids With Lesbian Parents Report Higher Self-Esteem Than Kids With Heterosexual Parents: Study

Same-sex parents might still have an uphill battle to forge, but a new study seems to provide a helpful push in the right direction.<p>In a study billed as the first to compare adolescent-parent relationships and adolescent well-being in intact lesbian and heterosexual families, children of lesbians …

Selfie-esteem: Teens say selfies give a confidence boost

So much has been written about the kids these days and their selfies: They’re empowering! They’re a cry for help! They’re creating narcissistic adolescent monsters who don’t know how to be respectful at funerals!<p>In the Ideal to Real TODAY/AOL Body Image survey, teenage girls revealed something …

A catwalk of confidence: Secrets to self-esteem

TODAY style editor and author of "The Power of Style," Bobbie Thomas highlights style secrets to self-esteem from some powerful body image heroes.<p><b>The fit</b> <b>factor</b><p>A talented singer, as well as a role model, Jordin Sparks is proud to flaunt her figure in fashions that accentuate, rather than hide, her …

Why Revenge and 'Proving Someone Wrong' Are Bad Motivators

Shortly after my high school beau and I finally ended our on again, off again relationship, he said he’d always underestimated me.<p>I immediately …

How to Increase Productivity, Motivation and Engagement From Your Top Employees

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p><i>“Simplifying organizations is the groundwork for competitive advantage” -</i>- Yves Morieux, senior partner and managing director in BCG’s Paris office. (He is an expert in corporate transformation)<p>Despite breathtaking advances in communication …

Employee Engagement

The 80/20 Rule of Time Management: Stop Wasting Your Time

Small-business owners waste their time on what I call $10 an hour work, like running to get office supplies. Meanwhile, they forgo the activities that earn $1,000 an hour, such as sending the right email to the right person, or negotiating a lucrative contract, or convincing a client to do more …

How Managing Your Time Is a Waste of Time

Everyone seems to be obsessed with self-improvement, personal productivity and time management these days. This might seem counterintuitive, but the pursuit of those crazes can actually be self-defeating. In other words, they may actually do you more harm than good.<p>Don’t get me wrong: It’s great to …

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How to Teach Time Management Skills to Teens

While your teen may get by OK by waiting until the last possible second to complete her high school science lab or her math project, procrastination …

Time Management

Work smarter: Five time-saving tips for 2014

Time is money. As companies make more demands for efficiency and productivity, employees need to respond by working smarter. Here are five tips for maximizing the hours in your day.<p>Time Management tips, tutorials, training and more: http://www.lynda.com/Time-Management-training-tutorials/1369-0.html

Productivity

The Secret to Prioritizing Your Time

Author of Real Leaders Don't Follow<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m not a big believer in reading about other people’s work habits. That’s probably why I rarely write about mine. I mean, just because something works for me doesn’t mean it’ll work for you, right?<p>Now, …

Time Management

8 Tips For Collaborative Leadership

Today’s corporation exists in an increasingly complex and ever-shifting ocean of change. As a result, leaders need to rely more than ever on the intelligence and resourcefulness of their staff. Collaboration is not a “nice to have” organizational philosophy. It is an essential ingredient for …