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Business News, Personal Finance and Money News - ABC News

Steve Jobs' tech giant Apple now worth $1 trillion<p>Facebook stock plummets nearly 20 percent in 2 days<p>Facebook's market value plunges 19% in one …

Trump Administration

World equity indexes up on U.S. data, ECB hopes; gold slumps

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - World equity markets rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 ending at a new record following strong U.S. economic data, while the euro softened against the dollar on expectations of more rate cuts from the European Central Bank.<p>A man is reflected on an electronic stock quotation …

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Online betting site Betway<p>From the first kick to the last stride. Every shot, every point, every race, every win – experience it like never before at …

Horse Racing

The Price of Wall Street’s Power

Artwork: Hubert Blanz, Four Elevators, 060, 2006, black-and-white baryta print on aluminum, 80 x 199 cm<p>Boeing’s launch of the 787 was marred by massive cost overruns and battery fires. Any product can have technical problems, but the striking thing about the 787’s is that they stemmed from exactly …

Are You A High Performer? Try This Test

There are two ways to excel in business:<p>The first is by developing effective strategies. The second is making those strategies happen, in a highly effective manner.<p>The latter is all about personal high performance, yet very few executives and entrepreneurs spend much time improving their own …

Bernie Madoff is back in the news and other banking reads

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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Five Signs That Japan's Long-Dead Real Estate Market Has (Finally) Come Back To Life

After decades drowning in deflation, Japan’s property market is re-emerging, with average prices for new condos in Tokyo hitting levels not seen …

11-Foot Giant Squid Caught By Japanese Fishermen, ‘Significant’ Catch Captured On Camera [VIDEO]

Japanese fishermen have caught a giant squid measuring 11 feet long and weighing 220 pounds.<p>The anglers were trawling for flatfish and crabs when …

Putting an End to Conferences Dominated by White Men

Many business conferences are notable not only for the prominent people on stage, but also for those who are missing. For instance, at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland this week, fewer than 18% of the speakers are women. Women’s under-representation at such events …

Davos 2014 - Crystal Awards

Pakistan: trying to stem the gold flows to India | Financial Times

Print this page<p>As India’s current account deficit ballooned to unsustainable levels last year, the government slammed the breaks on gold imports with …

UK unemployment rate falls to 7.1%

The Bank of England sent a clear message that it has no immediate plans to raise interest rates, despite a shock fall in the unemployment rate close to the level at which the Bank said it would consider a hike.<p>Policymakers sought to ease fears of a rise after Britain's jobless rate fell sharply to …

Why We Love Narcissists

Have you ever wondered why selfish, arrogant, and entitled individuals are so charming? These narcissistic people have parasitic effects on society. When in charge of companies they commit fraud, demoralize employees, and devalue stock. When in charge of countries they increase poverty, violence, …

Finding a Job When You’ve Been Out of Work a While

While the economic recovery has marched steadily along, job growth continues to be anemic (see the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report). So there are still plenty of people out there looking for work. How can they find the right match in this market?<p>Finding a new job is a lot like finding a …

It's Time For A Bigger iPhone 6, And For Apple To Show Us Something New

Another week brings more rumors of an iPhone 6 with a bigger screen; this time around the skinny from a Chinese analyst is that the next Apple superphone will arrive in two larger sizes — 4.7 and 5.7 inches, and as soon as Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference typically held each June.<p>If the next …

Moving on in Life

Retirement is a new phase of life, and, for many, a chance to consider new surroundings. Here is our new list of 25 top U.S. cities for retirement. Data we sifted included housing and living costs, taxes, weather and air quality, crime rates, doctor availability, and active-lifestyle rankings for …

Marketers, Do You Really Know What Your Target Audience Wants?

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr. day in the US. This article was inspired, in part, by his efforts in giving the world so much hope and optimism. He gave his supporters exactly the kind of leadership they needed to make change. So you might say he knew what his customers needed, and gave it to …

7 Reasons You Won't Ever Be Successful

Dear Business Owner,<p>I’m sorry I have to be the one to tell you.<p>It would have been better coming from one of your close friends, but since they didn’t do it, I guess it falls on me.<p>You see, you have a number of nasty habits that are keeping you from being the successful business owner you always …

Know What You're Spending

Keep track of what you spend each month with a pencil and paper, computer programs such as Excel and Quicken or websites like www.mint.com. This is an easy way to identify those areas you can cut back on without impacting the quality of your life.

Why China Can't Outgrow Its Debt Burden

<i>A modified version of the article was published on Asia Nikkei Review on Jan 16, 2014.</i><p>The National Audit Office (NAO), China’s state auditor, released the results of the government debt (re)audit on Dec 30, 2013. The audit covered debt obligations within five layers of government, including …

BRIC or MINT? Investors suffer acronym anxiety

LONDON (Reuters) - Which investment takes your fancy: BRIC, MINT or CIVETS? For many fund managers seeking the next big thing in emerging markets, the answer is none.<p>A full moon rises behind the skyline of Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in New York, January 15, 2014. REUTERS/Gary …