Global Markets

Australian one dollar coins surround a U.S. one dollar note in this photo illustration taken in Sydney July 27, 2011. Australian consumer prices rose by more than expected last quarter while underlying inflation proved alarmingly high, reviving pressure f

Australian Dollar Outlook – December 23, 2014

It was another quiet night as the markets head into the Christmas break. The USD remains strong. The AUD did rise to USD 0.8170 during the day yesterday, but is back around the recent lows of USD 0.8115.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

An employee counts Russian ruble banknotes at a private company's office in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, December 17, 2014. Russia's ruble strengthened on Wednesday after dramatic falls against the dollar in the previous two days but remained extremely volatile

Global Markets Overview – December 23, 2014

The Santa Clause rally is rolling on in global equities with sentiment remaining positive as the S&P marches towards its record high yet again. The S&P closed at a record 2077 and is within a couple of points of its December 5 intraday record high of 2079.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Stan Shamu, IG Markets Strategist

A view of a neighborhood with three story homes in Las Vegas, Nevada April 4, 2013. The buying of foreclosed homes and other distressed homes by three big institutional buyers is reshaping the housing market in Las Vegas.

Australian Stock Market Report – Morning December 23, 2014

In US economic data, the national activity index rose from a revised reading of +0.31 in October to +0.73 in November. Existing home sales fell by 6.1% to a 4.93 million annual rate in November, down from an expected level of 5.2 million.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Craig James, CommSec Chief Economist

Water tanks storing radiation contaminated water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture November 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shizuo Kambayashi/Pool

TEPCO Removes Spent Fuel At 1st Of 4 Fukushima Reactors

Spent radioactive fuel in reactor number 4 of the Fukushima nuclear power plant had been cleared.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

A Westjet Boeing 737-700 takes off at the International Airport in Calgary, Alberta, May 3, 2011. WestJet Airlines Ltd, Canada's No. 2 carrier, reported a 20-fold jump in quarterly earnings on Tuesday, lifting its stock, as fare increases introduced

WestJet Pilots Approve 4-Year New Collective Bargaining Contract

WestJet Airlines and its 1,250 pilots have signed on a new collective bargaining contract.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

New York Stock Exchange

Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon December 22, 2014

Australian shares improved for the fourth straight day with the ASX 200 Index up 1.9 per cent and finishing near intraday highs. Generally markets are quiet as we approach Christmas; however a surge in oil and iron ore prices on Friday have helped both energy and mining industries gain strongly.

Monday, December 22, 2014 by Steven Daghlian, CommSec Market Analyst

The new Blackberry Classic smartphone is shown during a display at the launch event in New York, December 17, 2014. BlackBerry Ltd launched its long-awaited Classic on Wednesday, a smartphone it hopes will help it win back market share and woo those still

Blackberry, Boeing Working On Self-Destructing Smartphone

Blackberry and Boeing are working on a new smartphone that self-destructs when tampered with.

Monday, December 22, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

US

Water tanks storing radiation contaminated water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture November 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shizuo Kambayashi/Pool

TEPCO Removes Spent Fuel At 1st Of 4 Fukushima Reactors

Spent radioactive fuel in reactor number 4 of the Fukushima nuclear power plant had been cleared.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

A newborn baby

Brain-dead Irish Woman Used as Live Incubator to Give Birth, Sparks Protests and Anger

A clinically dead woman sparked a mix of protests and support after being kept alive to serve as human incubator.

Monday, December 22, 2014 by Precious Silva

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter holds a a rocket-propelled grenade launcher as he takes up position in an area overlooking Baretle village (background), which is controlled by the Islamic State, in Khazir, on the edge of Mosul September 8, 2014. The Kurdish f

ISIS Unbeatable By Air Strikes Alone – 1st Western Journalist That ISIS Allowed Inside Its Turf

As ISIS sets out to "conquer the world," it will eradicate all other religions that what will be left will only be the Jews and Christians, described as the original "people of the book.

Monday, December 22, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Jami White shakes snow off a potential Christmas tree to cut as her parents Corey (L) and Jessica (R) watch at the Rum River Tree Farm in Anoka, Minnesota, December 8, 2013. A massive winter storm that left parts of Southeastern United States in a deep fr

Canada In For Storm On Christmas Day: Snow Forecast

There's a looming storm for Canada this week.

Monday, December 22, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman Amy Pascal poses during the premiere of "The Interview" in Los Angeles

'The Interview': North Korea Calls President Barack Obama For Joint Probe Into Sony Cyber Attack

The issue has become bigger and crucial.

Sunday, December 21, 2014 by Pooja Bhagat

Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks during the Presidential Council on Science and Education at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, December 8, 2014. Putin said on Monday that Russia should make a leap in developing its fundamental sci

Russia Fights a "Holy War" in Ukraine But US Finds an Excuse to Engage in Nuclear Warfare

Russia's actions in Ukraine compared to "Holy War" while United States finds a way to engage in war.

Saturday, December 20, 2014 by Precious Silva

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar west of Mosul, line up to receive food at the khanki camp on the outskirts of Dohuk province, September 13, 2014. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

ISIS Does Killing Spree Of Over 150 Women, Girls Because They Refused To Marry Mad, Crazy Jihadists

The ISIS has recently killed over 150 women and girls because they refused to marry the jihadists.

Friday, December 19, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

World

Some Of Bitcoin Enthusiast Mike Caldwell's Coins Are Pictured At His Office In Sandy, Utah

Bitcoin Now Taxable in Australia Under New ATO Rules

The Australian Tax Office has ruled that Bitcoin transactions must be subject to goods and services tax.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Reissa Su

An Air New Zealand Plane Flies Over Mount Victoria

New Zealand Beaches At Risk For Poor Water Quality; Swimmers Advised to Obey Caution Signs

New Zealand's beaches were rated based on water quality including acceptable bacteria levels.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Reissa Su

A suspected sex worker puts on clothes at a hotel room during a police raid, as part of plans to crackdown on prostitution, in Dongguan, Guangdong province, February 9, 2014. Chinese authorities have carried out a rare crackdown on the sex trade in the &q

New Zealand Sex Worker Wins Case Against Abusive Boss: Awarded Compensation For Alleged Sexual Harassment

It is all about respecting the dignity of labour irrespective of the profession.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Kalyan Kumar

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Speaks During The Launch Of A Student Mobility Program

#thankstony And #PutYourIronOut Trends Across Social Media

Prime Minister Tony Abbott is under fire once again after sexist comment

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Athena Yenko

Water tanks storing radiation contaminated water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture November 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shizuo Kambayashi/Pool

TEPCO Removes Spent Fuel At 1st Of 4 Fukushima Reactors

Spent radioactive fuel in reactor number 4 of the Fukushima nuclear power plant had been cleared.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

The new Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott (front row 4th L) pose with the Governor-General Quentin Bryce (front row 5th L) and his new ministry after their official swearing in at the Government House in Canberra September 18, 2013. Abbott unveiled

Pm Tony Abbott’s Cabinet Reshuffle In Full

Prime Minister Tony Abbott announces his new cabinet ministry

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Athena Yenko

Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman Amy Pascal poses during the premiere of "The Interview" in Los Angeles

US Planning International Cyberattack Response With Aid of Australia, New Zealand, UK

The United States government is consulting with Australia, New Zealand, UK, China and other countries in the fight against international cyberattacks.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Reissa Su

Economy

Some Of Bitcoin Enthusiast Mike Caldwell's Coins Are Pictured At His Office In Sandy, Utah

Bitcoin Now Taxable in Australia Under New ATO Rules

The Australian Tax Office has ruled that Bitcoin transactions must be subject to goods and services tax.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Reissa Su

People watch a fashion show at the opening night of the Millionaire Fair in Moscow November 27, 2008.

Rich Russians Flee As Country Moves Toward Recession

Like their Chinese counterparts who snapped up properties in London, New York, Sydney and other global cities when Beijing imposed cooling measures on its red-hot real estate market, uber rich Russians are abandoning ship.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Vittorio Hernandez

Australia's Treasurer Joe Hockey holds a news conference after a meeting of G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors during the IMF-World Bank annual meetings in Washington October 10, 2014.

Treasurer Hockey Forecasts Australian Unemployment Rate To Hit 12-Year High Of 6.5% In 2015

In his Sunday announcement of Cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the changes are geared towards making the jobs and families a top priority in the coming year, 2015.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Vittorio Hernandez

Water tanks storing radiation contaminated water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture November 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shizuo Kambayashi/Pool

TEPCO Removes Spent Fuel At 1st Of 4 Fukushima Reactors

Spent radioactive fuel in reactor number 4 of the Fukushima nuclear power plant had been cleared.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

A Westjet Boeing 737-700 takes off at the International Airport in Calgary, Alberta, May 3, 2011. WestJet Airlines Ltd, Canada's No. 2 carrier, reported a 20-fold jump in quarterly earnings on Tuesday, lifting its stock, as fare increases introduced

WestJet Pilots Approve 4-Year New Collective Bargaining Contract

WestJet Airlines and its 1,250 pilots have signed on a new collective bargaining contract.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

The new Blackberry Classic smartphone is shown during a display at the launch event in New York, December 17, 2014. BlackBerry Ltd launched its long-awaited Classic on Wednesday, a smartphone it hopes will help it win back market share and woo those still

Blackberry, Boeing Working On Self-Destructing Smartphone

Blackberry and Boeing are working on a new smartphone that self-destructs when tampered with.

Monday, December 22, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter holds a a rocket-propelled grenade launcher as he takes up position in an area overlooking Baretle village (background), which is controlled by the Islamic State, in Khazir, on the edge of Mosul September 8, 2014. The Kurdish f

ISIS Unbeatable By Air Strikes Alone – 1st Western Journalist That ISIS Allowed Inside Its Turf

As ISIS sets out to "conquer the world," it will eradicate all other religions that what will be left will only be the Jews and Christians, described as the original "people of the book.

Monday, December 22, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Companies

A Logo Of Sony Corp Is Pictured At An Electronic Store In Tokyo

Sony Hack Update: Sony Xperia Z4 Concept Design For James Bond Movie ‘Spectre’ And Release Date Leaked—Report

Leaked information from Sony hack sheds light on the Sony Xperia Z4’s design and release date.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Pavithra Rathinavel

The Apple logo is pictured at a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco, California

Apple Inc (AAPL) Stock Positive Growth To Continue in 2015; Analysts Mixed On Apple Watch Performance

The positive growth of Apple stock is expected to continue as analysts predict strong iPhone 6 demand to continue despite mixed forecasts on Apple Watch.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Reissa Su

Conservative leader and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen glaze hot cross buns during a campaign stop at a bakery in Mississauga, Ontario April 23, 2011. Canadians will head to the polls in a federal election on May 2. REUTE

Consumer Advise: Canada Bread Buys Saputo Bakery for $120M

Canada Bread buys Saputo's bakery division for C$120 million ($103.38 million).

Friday, December 19, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Current gas prices are shown at a Chevron gas station in Encinitas, California October 10, 2014.  Oil prices are hovering just above $90 per barrel, a level last seen in June 2012, putting a strong spotlight on OPEC producing countries. They face calls to

Sliding Oil Prices Forces Chevron To Abandon ‘Indefinitely’ Canadian Arctic Drilling Project, Shares Up

Chevron Corp announced on Wednesday it is putting on hold "indefinitely" its arctic offshore drilling program in Canada due to the continued fall of world oil prices.

Friday, December 19, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

A man holds an iPhone 6 in a mobile phone shop in Moscow September 26, 2014. Official sales of Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus started at midnight on Friday across major cities in Russia, according to local media. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Apple Faces Court Action In Canada Over iPhone Anti-Competition Deals, Phone Maker to Counter

Apple Canada had been ordered by the Canadian federal court to release pertinent documents needed by the Competition Bureau over allegations of anti-competition deals.

Friday, December 19, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Investigators comb the area around an Air Canada plane on the tarmac of the Edmonton International Airport following an emergency landing several hours prior in Edmonton November 7, 2014. Four people were sent to hospital after a rough landing at Edmonton

Unruly Female Passenger Who Assaults FA Forces Air Canada To Divert Flight

Air Canada needed to divert a flight from London to Toronto because of an unruly female South African passenger.

Friday, December 19, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

South Korean tourists (L-R) Heemok Ann, Eunyi Ji, and Mijung Jung take their own picture in front of the U.S. Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington after the U.S. government shutdown, October 1, 2013. The U.S. government began a partial shutdown on T

If ‘Selfie’ Was The Word Of The Year In 2013, Selfie Stick Is Top Christmas Gift In 2014

It's not really a very high-tech product, but the selfie stick is tipped to become the top-selling Christmas gift of 2014 in Australia, retail experts said, beating other electronic gadgets such as fitness wristbands, cameras and game consoles.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 by Vittorio Hernandez

Tech

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple event announcing the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch at the Flint Center in Cupertino

iPhone 7 To Feature Sapphire Display And Wireless, Cheaper 4-inch iPhone 6 To House A7 Chipset, 1 GB RAM And More

Apple is rumoured to be working on a cheaper 4-inch iPhone 6C along with iPhone 7 that will come with sapphire display and wireless charging.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Anvinraj Valiyathara Sivanandan

MasterCard and VISA credit cards

Malware Hits Staples’ Sales System, Exposing Millions Of Credit Card Information

Staples recently confirmed that a malware attack infected its sales systems that may have breached 1.16 million credit cards.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Edgar Jr. Reyes

Microsoft Logo

Find Out When The Microsoft Band Will Be Available Again

Microsoft Band to be available by early 2015.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Anvinraj Valiyathara Sivanandan

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestured during his keynote address

Microsoft Band Will Not Be Available Until Early 2015

The Microsoft Band will be out of stock until 2015 in Microsoft Store.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Pavithra Rathinavel

HTC CEO Peter Chou shows the new HTC One M8

HTC One (M8) Spotted Running Android 5.0.1 Along With HTC Sense 6.0

The HTC One (M8) was caught running Android 5.0’s next minor version 5.0.1.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Pavithra Rathinavel

A Logo Of Sony Corp Is Pictured At An Electronic Store In Tokyo

Sony Hack Update: Sony Xperia Z4 Concept Design For James Bond Movie ‘Spectre’ And Release Date Leaked—Report

Leaked information from Sony hack sheds light on the Sony Xperia Z4’s design and release date.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Pavithra Rathinavel

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) smiles as he gives field guidance at the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang Textile Mill in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang December 20, 2014.

Sony Entertainment Pictures Hack Won’t Stop Kim Jong Un Satirical Game ‘Glorious Leader!’

The Kim Jong Un satirical game "Glorious Leader!" will be moving forward despite the cyber attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment over "The Interview."

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by Anne Lu

Forex

EURUSD Daily Forecast: January 09

EURUSD Forecast     The EURUSD had a bearish momentum yesterday bottomed at 1.3553. The bias is bearish in nearest term. As you can see on my daily chart below, price is testing the lower line of the bullish channel. A clear break and daily close below the bullish channel and 1.3550 – 1.

Thursday, January 09, 2014 by swibowo

GBPUSD Daily Forecast: January 09

GBPUSD Forecast The GBPUSD had bullish momentum yesterday topped at 1.6471. The bias is bullish in nearest term testing 1.6530. Immediate support is seen around 1.6435. A clear break below that area could lead price to neutral zone in nearest term testing 1.6400 or lower but as long as stays above 1.

Thursday, January 09, 2014 by swibowo

USDJPY Daily Forecast: January 09

USDJPY Forecast The USDJPY was indecisive yesterday but overall still able to maintain its bullish intraday bias so far. The bias remains bullish in nearest term especially if price able to make a clear break above 105.00 testing 105.50 – 106.00 target area. Immediate support is seen around 104.70.

Thursday, January 09, 2014 by swibowo

USDCHF Daily Forecast: January 09

USDCHF Forecast The USDCHF continued its bullish momentum yesterday topped at 0.9127. The bullish momentum was not as strong as I had expected, but the bias remain bullish in nearest term testing 0.9190. Immediate support is seen around 0.9100.

Thursday, January 09, 2014 by swibowo

Asian Session Notes: 1/09/14

AUDUSD Resistance: 0.8916 moderate / 0.8935 moderate / 0.8951 minor Support: 0.8881 moderate / 0.8842 moderate / 0.8822 moderate Wednesday saw the Aussy easing off to close just above its lows with prices now in the middle of its consolidation from December.

Thursday, January 09, 2014 by mdelapaz

EURUSD Daily Forecast: January 08

EURUSD Forecast     The EURUSD was indecisive yesterday. The bias remains neutral in nearest term. Important intraday range to be closely watched is seen between 1.3675 – 1.3595. A clear break above 1.3675 could trigger further bullish pressure testing 1.3850 key resistance. On the other hand, a clear break below 1.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 by swibowo

GBPUSD Daily Forecast: January 08

GBPUSD Forecast The GBPUSD had another indecisive movement yesterday. There are no changes in my technical outlook. The bias remains neutral in nearest term. Important intraday range to be closely watched is seen between 1.6435 – 1.6335.  A clear break above 1.6435 could trigger further bullish pressure testing 1.6475 or higher.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 by swibowo

Education

Student loan default rate rising

The Department of Education (DoE) said that default on student loans climbed to 7.0 percent in fiscal 2008, up from 6.7 percent in the prior fiscal year - yet another manifestation of the sluggish economy and bleak jobs market.

Saturday, September 18, 2010 by Palash R. Ghosh

China sends more students to US B schools than India this year

Big brother China has beaten India for the first time in the number of students to US management schools.

Friday, September 17, 2010

US universities attract fewer students

The share of foreign students coming to the United States has been going down every year since 2000, shows a study released by an international body comprising the developed nations of the world.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Recession makes more people take up higher studies

If there is one single benefit to the US due to the recession, it is that more people are studying in colleges than ever.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Bonus Points: Setting Targets for CFO Compensation in Times of Crisis

The recession has caused all sorts of difficulties for CFOs: falling earnings, tumbling stock prices and, occasionally, knotty negotiations with lenders.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth: Managing Information Asymmetry in IS Consulting

A cynic might say that information systems consultants shortchange their clients. They can, for example, promise more than they deliver.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Boston: beyond the familiar MBA recruitment faces

Despite experiencing a good number of mergers and acquisitions over the past five years, notably Procter and Gamble's acquisition of Boston mainstay Gillette, Boston is still home to some of the most recognized MBA recruitment brands.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 by Dan Beaudry And Susan Peppercorn

Auto

Fisker to Debut Karma Hybrid at 2010 Paris Motor Show

Irvine, California-based Fisker Automotive will debut the first factory-built Karma at the upcoming 2010 Paris Motor Show this October.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

BMW recalls 350,000 cars, including Rolls-Royces

BMW is voluntarily recalling 350,000 cars worldwide due to a possible brake problems that the world's biggest premium carmaker said have not caused any accidents.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

GM posts gain amid still-slow auto market

General Motors Co posted an annual sales gain of 10.5 percent in September amid evidence that the U.S. auto market remained stuck in a slow-moving recovery at the start of the fourth quarter.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Electric cars arrive while posing test for grids

Top automakers finally have electric cars ready to purr into dealer showrooms. Now the question is whether the charging infrastructure and electricity supply are up to the task.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Luxury carmakers return to records of old

Europe's luxury carmakers fear no double-dip thanks to a fresh supply of wealthy customers in emerging markets who have just earned enough money to buy their first Mercedes-Benz or Ferrari.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Fiat to launch new models end-2011

Italian automaker Fiat has decided to launch new products only at the end of 2011 or early 2012 due to the weakness of the market

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Autos would get up to 62 mpg under proposal

Automakers would have to achieve sharply higher fuel economy -- between 47 and 62 miles per gallon -- by 2025 under a preliminary plan released by the Obama administration

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Jobs

Monster US online jobs index rises to 138 in September

A monthly gauge of online labor demand in the United States edged up in September from a month ago and was 16 percent above the reading from a year ago.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Private sector job cuts raise Fed easing chance

U.S. private employers unexpectedly shed jobs in September, reinforcing the belief that the U.S. Federal Reserve will embark on another round of monetary policy stimulus to support the economic recovery as early as next month.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Private sector sheds 39,000 jobs in Sept

Private employers unexpectedly cut 39,000 jobs in September after adding an upwardly revised 10,000 jobs in August, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Prices gain on unexpected private jobs decline

U.S. Treasury debt prices climbed on Wednesday, pushing benchmark note yields to the lowest since January 2009, after ADP Employer Services said private payrolls unexpectedly contracted in September.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Meet Claudia! Objective: Make a successful career change from teaching into counseling.

The best part of my job is reuniting candidates with their self-confidence. In today's job market I know it is so difficult to remain positive and to not take rejection personally.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010 by Samantha Nolan

#1 Problem with All Resumes, Job Searches, and Interviews

Imagine sitting in a lobby waiting for an interview. You look around and all those waiting are as professional and qualified as you...

Wednesday, October 06, 2010 by Rosa E. Vargas

The New Grad Quagmire

It's an interesting dilemma for new grads these days. Assuming you're lucky enough to score a job, you'll find yourself thrown into a workforce for which you've (probably) received little or no formal training. Sadder still, you probably won't receive much on-the-job training either.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010 by Emily Bennington

Health

Morning sickness may signal healthier pregnancy

New research confirms that women plagued by morning sickness in early pregnancy are less likely to miscarry.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Nobel-winning work is matchmaker for molecules

The three winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry all developed new ways to make carbon atoms stick to one another -- a mundane-sounding process that in fact underlies the very basis of life.

Friday, October 08, 2010

FDA to push for more investment in science

Health regulators plan to spend millions of dollars to step up their scientific prowess in a move that officials say will help quickly get new treatments to patients and protect the public against possible health threats.

Friday, October 08, 2010

How Republicans could block healthcare reform

Republicans could keep their promises to stop healthcare reform even if they cannot repeal it, simply by blocking legislation needed to pay for it, one expert argued on Wednesday.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Poor healthcare may shorten American lives: study

Americans die sooner than citizens of a dozen other developed nations and the usual suspects -- obesity, traffic accidents and a high murder rate -- are not to blame, researchers reported on Thursday.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Ultra-Running and Race Day Nutrition

Ultra-running (as defined by any running race longer than the marathon of 26.2 miles) requires a whole different nutritional viewpoint when compared to the gels and quick shots of Gatorade normally

Thursday, October 07, 2010

International Walk to School Day is October 6

The Partnership for a Walkable America sponsored the first National Walk Our Children to School Day in Chicago in 1997. It was a simple day, designed to highlight the need to create communities that are walkable. The day was created, in part, on a similar concept celebrated in the United Kingdom.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Travel

Queenstown’s romantic-adventure band-wagon

I battle desperately not to climb aboard Queenstown's romantic-adventure band-wagon; but I fail miserably.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by Kip Brook

Historic Pera Palace Hotel in Turkey opens for business

After two and a half years of renovation costing $ 29 million, the five star luxury hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul Turkey opened its doors to guests.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Camper & Nicholsons (CNI) offers yacht-charter to cruise the Indian Ocean

Even as your contemporaries sail to the Caribbean to celebrate to Christmas, you take a different course.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Mahe

The largest of the Seychelles archipelago, Mahe is an African island rich with hidden treasures.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fly to space with Boeing in 2015

You just have wait till 2015 for a trip into the space, as US aerospace giant Boeing and Space Adventure have tied up to put tourists into low-level orbit in a futuristic capsule.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hotels come under Britain’s Fair Trading scanner

Speaking to the BBC, Dorian Harris, Managing Director of Skoosh.com said hotels would email, call and threaten legal action over his website openly offering hotel discounts.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Boeing ventures into space tourism with partner

Aerospace major Boeing announced its entry into the space tourism market in partnership with its Space Adventures, and the partnership hopes to sell seats on rocket trips to the International Space Station very soon.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Life Style

Ugg Australia: Comfortable Fall Fashion Trends

Uggs Australia get a lot of grief in the fashion world, but they're undeniably comfortable and now they're more fashionable as well.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 by Carly Zinderman

Keira Knightley Stars in New Chanel Campaign

Stunning actress Keira Knightley turned heads in Paris the other day while filming a sexy new ad campaign for Chanel.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A romantic evening for Katie Holmes in Jason Wu

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise got cozy at the premiere for 'The Romantics' in New York City and we were on hand to report on Katie's latest style antics.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Kalamazoo's Outdoor Kitchen is Cutting-Edge Cookery

Those wanting to up the ante on their backyard "stay-cation" and holiday hospitality should consider Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet's extravagant outdoor kitchen, which is more like an outdoor cooking "resort.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by Merilee Kern

Emerald Jet Charter Expands with Helicopter Travel

Emerald Jet Charter announced that it now is offering helicopter travel along with chartering private business jets.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by James Rothaar

Watch that brings back old world charm

If you are tired of the modern looking watches then check out the latest traditional looking wristwatch from Carl F Bucherer - the new Manero ChronoPerpetual.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ralph Lauren opens exclusive men’s store on Madison Avenue

To commemorate the opening of his original store in New York, Ralph Lauren is redefining his vision of men's high fashion by launching an exclusive men's store in the same space.

Saturday, September 25, 2010