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Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon July 22, 2014

It was another very quiet day on the Aussie market with total market turnover only at 2Billion shares well down own the daily average. Investors nervous about entering the market at present and larger investors sitting the day out from trading ahead of tomorrow´s June quarter inflation numbers (CPI)...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Juiana Roadley, CommSec Market Analyst

Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to reporters during a meeting in Brasilia July 16, 2014

Malaysia Airlines MH17: Russian Govt Tinkering with Wikipedia Info; Separate Web Site Points to a Pro-Russian Group as Behind the Attacks – Reports

A Twitter bot had caught a Russian media outlet allegedly tinkering and rewriting the information on a Wikipedia page dedicated for the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Cattle cool down and drink water at a man-made reservoir in the mountains near Ignacio, Colorado June 11, 2014. The land where the cattle graze is leased from the Forest Service by third-generation rancher Steve Pargin. Several times a year, he and a crew

Health Canada Orders Labeling of Mechanically Tenderized Beef Meat

Health Canada has ordered processors and sellers of mechanically tenderized beef meat to label their packages effective August 21.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Gaza

Australian Stock Market Report –Midday July 22, 2014

Usually a 2 points gain at the start of trade would not be seen as a strong start but since the SPI futures had our market set for a decline and we had weakness in overseas market this was a good start. But the joy was short lived with the market moving into the red within 30 minutes of trade.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Craig James, CommSec Chief Economist

Malaysian Airlines Jet

Malaysian Airlines Ukraine Tragedy Hits Asian Stock Markets

Only Shanghai gained 0.17 per cent or 3.48 points to 2,059.07 over the weekend at the close of bourses in the Asian market, while most of the major stock exchange in the region logged losses after the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was hit by a missile and crashed on Thursday.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Vittorio Hernandez

An imprint of where a body used to lie on the ground is seen at a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev (UKRAINE - Tags: DISASTER POLITICS TRANSPORT)

Malaysia Airlines MH17: Investigation into Cause of Crash Could Stretch to a Year; Black Box May Not Prove Missile as Cause

Mourning families and loved ones of the 298 lives that perished from the downed Malaysia Airlines MH17 may have to condition themselves to further bear the painful accident. Investigators looking into the aviation accident said the probe could stretch into a year.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Senior Ukrainian separatist leader Aleksander Borodai (centre R) gestures as a rebel (L) places the black boxes of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on a desk, during their handover to Colonel Mohamed Sakri (R) of the Malaysian National Security Council, in D

Malaysia Airlines MH17: Vital Black Boxes Finally Land in Hands of Malaysian Authorities, Rebels Announce Ceasefire (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

The black boxes or flight recorders of downed Malaysia Airlines MH17, an essential electronic recording device placed in an aircraft that would greatly facilitate investigations in the event of an aviation accident or incident, are finally in the hands of Malaysian authorities.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

US

Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to reporters during a meeting in Brasilia July 16, 2014

Malaysia Airlines MH17: Russian Govt Tinkering with Wikipedia Info; Separate Web Site Points to a Pro-Russian Group as Behind the Attacks – Reports

A Twitter bot had caught a Russian media outlet allegedly tinkering and rewriting the information on a Wikipedia page dedicated for the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (R) sits near a television monitor showing images of him and his wife Veronica Lario during the taping of television program Porta a Porta (''Door to door'' in Italian) in Rome May 5, 2009.

Italian Appeals Court Overturns 2013 Sex with Underage Prostitute Conviction Against Former PM Silvio Berlusconi

Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi is now a freed man after an Italian appeals court overturned a lower tribunal's guilty verdict handed down in June 2013.

Monday, July 21, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

The International Space Station's robotic arm, Canadarm2, grapples the Orbital Sciences' Cygnus cargo craft, as seen in this still image taken from NASA TV July 16, 2014. The Orbital Sciences Corp cargo ship reached the International Space Stati

Space Race On in Middle East, UAE Plans Planet Mars Mission in 2021

A new player has joined the worldwide list of nations hurtling space missions to Mars. The United Arab Emirates recently announced plans to send a mission to the red planet by 2021.

Monday, July 21, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Villagers affected by the Mount Sinabung eruption earlier this year head to a polling station in Medan, Sumatra July 9, 2014. Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo looked to be heading for a narrow victory in Indonesia's presidential electi

End of Times Indicators: Japan’s Mount Fuji in ‘Critical State’ to Erupt, Could Affect At Least 1.2M People

Japan's highest peak Mount Fuji has been placed by a team of researchers in a "critical state" to erupt, spurred by the pressure built underneath it by the 2011 magnitude-9 Tohoku-Oki earthquake.

Monday, July 21, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Residents ride an electric bicycle past a fallen tree against strong wind and heavy rainfall as Typhoon Rammasun hits Zhanjiang, Guangdong province July 18, 2014. A super typhoon slammed into China on Friday killing one person, as the government ordered a

Typhoon Rammasun Claims 18 Lives in China, Incurs $4.32B Losses (PHOTOS)

At least 18 people have died after typhoon Rammasun struck Hainan island off China's southern coast on Friday.

Monday, July 21, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Former U.S. defense contractor Edward Snowden is seen during an interview with "NBC Nightly News" in Moscow

Edward Snowden Says Young NSA Employees Ogle at Nude Photos Intercepted by Spy Agency

Although employees of the National Security Agency (NSA) are professionals trained in the art and science of espionage and intelligence gathering, its young workers are no different from regular youth who still get aroused seeing naked images of men and women.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 by Vittorio Hernandez

Leaders of BRICS and UNASUR attend the summit

BRICS Create Development Bank to Rival IMF, World Bank

Emerging super nations BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have finally made good a plan flaunted in 2012 to establish a BRICS development bank that could rival and possibly topple the IMF and World Bank.

Friday, July 18, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

World

Jeremy Meeks Death Hoax: Handsome Felon's Fake Death after Release from Jail Goes Viral

Jeremy Meeks initially became a viral star for his handsome and sexy Stockton Police Department mug shot that spread online. The “handsome felon” went viral once again but this time for a different reason which is a death hoax article posted on the Huzlers.com Web site.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Jenalyn Villamarin

New Zealand Dollar Notes

New Zealand Polls to See Regional Development as a Key Issue

In the run up to the elections in New Zealand, regional development is becoming a serious poll issue, reports NZ Herald. Both the National and Labour parties seem to be drumming up support from regional development bodies by showcasing their approach to regional issues pertaining to development.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Kalyan Kumar

Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to reporters during a meeting in Brasilia July 16, 2014

Malaysia Airlines MH17: Russian Govt Tinkering with Wikipedia Info; Separate Web Site Points to a Pro-Russian Group as Behind the Attacks – Reports

A Twitter bot had caught a Russian media outlet allegedly tinkering and rewriting the information on a Wikipedia page dedicated for the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

An imprint of where a body used to lie on the ground is seen at a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev (UKRAINE - Tags: DISASTER POLITICS TRANSPORT)

Tony Abbott Launches #BringThemHome Operation for MH17 Victims; Black Avatars Trending on Social Media

TAs anger mounts over the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that killed 298 people, including 193 Dutch, many people in The Netherlands have turned to social media to stage a protest. Dutch social media avatars have gone "black" and called for the bodies of their fellow citizens to be brought home at the soonest possible time.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Reissa Su

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, carries her son Prince George as he examines a butterfly on the hand of his father Prince William during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, July 2, 201

Happy Birthday Prince George: 5 Things to Know About Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Son

Prince George turns one on Tuesday. Kate Middleton and Prince William were blessed with their first child on July 22, 2013. The royal baby soon became one of the most popular babies of the world. He is third in line to succeed the throne of England after his grandfather Prince Charles and father Prince Williams.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by jaskiran kaur

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, carries her son Prince George as he examines a butterfly on the hand of his father Prince William during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, July 2, 201

Prince George’s Birthday Celebrations: Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla to Remain Absent from Grandson's First Birthday Party Plus Other Details- Report

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s son Prince George celebrates his first birthday on July 22, 2014. This day marks a very special celebration in the life of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who were blessed with their bundle of joys and another heir to the throne of England. Prince George is third in line to succeed the royal throne.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by jaskiran kaur

The Mount McAllister wildfire burns 34 miles west of Chetwynd in British Columbia

Wildfires in Canada & U.S. ‘Still Active’

The wildfire, which is suspected to have been caused by humans, drove hundreds of residents of Canada and the United States from their houses.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Sounak Mukhopadhyay

Economy

Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to reporters during a meeting in Brasilia July 16, 2014

Malaysia Airlines MH17: Russian Govt Tinkering with Wikipedia Info; Separate Web Site Points to a Pro-Russian Group as Behind the Attacks – Reports

A Twitter bot had caught a Russian media outlet allegedly tinkering and rewriting the information on a Wikipedia page dedicated for the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Cattle cool down and drink water at a man-made reservoir in the mountains near Ignacio, Colorado June 11, 2014. The land where the cattle graze is leased from the Forest Service by third-generation rancher Steve Pargin. Several times a year, he and a crew

Health Canada Orders Labeling of Mechanically Tenderized Beef Meat

Health Canada has ordered processors and sellers of mechanically tenderized beef meat to label their packages effective August 21.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

An imprint of where a body used to lie on the ground is seen at a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev (UKRAINE - Tags: DISASTER POLITICS TRANSPORT)

Malaysia Airlines MH17: Investigation into Cause of Crash Could Stretch to a Year; Black Box May Not Prove Missile as Cause

Mourning families and loved ones of the 298 lives that perished from the downed Malaysia Airlines MH17 may have to condition themselves to further bear the painful accident. Investigators looking into the aviation accident said the probe could stretch into a year.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Senior Ukrainian separatist leader Aleksander Borodai (centre R) gestures as a rebel (L) places the black boxes of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on a desk, during their handover to Colonel Mohamed Sakri (R) of the Malaysian National Security Council, in D

Malaysia Airlines MH17: Vital Black Boxes Finally Land in Hands of Malaysian Authorities, Rebels Announce Ceasefire (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

The black boxes or flight recorders of downed Malaysia Airlines MH17, an essential electronic recording device placed in an aircraft that would greatly facilitate investigations in the event of an aviation accident or incident, are finally in the hands of Malaysian authorities.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

New York Stock Exchange

Australian Dollar Outlook - 22 July 2014

Bell FX Currency Outlook: FX markets trade was again quiet, with yesterday's Japanese holiday quelling whatever latent interest may have been around.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Christine Gaylican

Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (R) sits near a television monitor showing images of him and his wife Veronica Lario during the taping of television program Porta a Porta (''Door to door'' in Italian) in Rome May 5, 2009.

Italian Appeals Court Overturns 2013 Sex with Underage Prostitute Conviction Against Former PM Silvio Berlusconi

Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi is now a freed man after an Italian appeals court overturned a lower tribunal's guilty verdict handed down in June 2013.

Monday, July 21, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

The International Space Station's robotic arm, Canadarm2, grapples the Orbital Sciences' Cygnus cargo craft, as seen in this still image taken from NASA TV July 16, 2014. The Orbital Sciences Corp cargo ship reached the International Space Stati

Space Race On in Middle East, UAE Plans Planet Mars Mission in 2021

A new player has joined the worldwide list of nations hurtling space missions to Mars. The United Arab Emirates recently announced plans to send a mission to the red planet by 2021.

Monday, July 21, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Companies

New Zealand Dollar Notes

New Zealand's Largest Snack Food Company Bought for NZ$700 Million

The largest snack food company in New Zealand is sold to the Philippines' Universal Robina Corporation (URC) for NZ$700 million or US$609 million. Griffins, owned by Pacific Equity Partners which is a private equity fund manager in Australia, will be paid NZ$100 immediately.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Reissa Su

Earphone

Fairfax Chief Executive Greg Hywood Reiterates Commitment to Radio; No Merger With Macquarie Radio

Fairfax Media Chief Executive Greg Hywood reaffirmed the company's commitment to radio amid talks it is discussing a merger with Macquarie Radio Network. He said at a Melbourne Press Club event that the 180-year-old newspaper company is thriving, while adjusting to new commercial reality and creating new revenues.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Vittorio Hernandez

A woman holding an ice cream walks out of a KFC restaurant in Beijing

KFC & McDonald’s Accused of Serving ‘Expired’ Meat to Customers

McDonald’s and KFC workers allegedly kept food on the floor before serving their customers. They have also been accused of mixing fresh meat with “expired” meat.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Sounak Mukhopadhyay

Apple's iPhone 5S is displayed at an Apple shop in Tokyo's Ginza shopping district

Foxconn And Pegatron Corp Readies For Apple's iPhone 6 Mass Production This Month

Foxconn and Pegatron Corp, the manufacturing partners of Apple Inc, will start mass production of 4.7 inches iPhone 6 on the third week of July and 5.5 inches iPhone 6 on the second week of August

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Karen Wong

Malaysian Airlines Jet

Malaysian Airlines Ukraine Tragedy Hits Asian Stock Markets

Only Shanghai gained 0.17 per cent or 3.48 points to 2,059.07 over the weekend at the close of bourses in the Asian market, while most of the major stock exchange in the region logged losses after the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was hit by a missile and crashed on Thursday.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Vittorio Hernandez

Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 relatives of victims

Malaysian Airlines Flight 17: Air Carrier to Give $5,000 Assistance to Victims’ Families; Bankruptcy Looms as 2 Air Mishaps Would Cost Firm Minimum $80.55 M Compensation

Almost $1.5 million would be deducted from Malaysian Airlines shaky finances as the embattled air carrier announced on Monday that it would grant $5,000 assistance to each of the families of the 298 victims of MH 17.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Vittorio Hernandez

Qantas

Parliament Passes Changes to Qantas Sale Act, Flag Carrier Will Remain Majority Australian Owned

The two houses of Australia's Parliament have passed on Friday legislation that would ease foreign ownership restrictions on flag carrier Qantas. However, the airline would still remain 51 per cent or majority owned by Australia.

Monday, July 21, 2014 by Vittorio Hernandez

Tech

Earphone

Fairfax Chief Executive Greg Hywood Reiterates Commitment to Radio; No Merger With Macquarie Radio

Fairfax Media Chief Executive Greg Hywood reaffirmed the company's commitment to radio amid talks it is discussing a merger with Macquarie Radio Network. He said at a Melbourne Press Club event that the 180-year-old newspaper company is thriving, while adjusting to new commercial reality and creating new revenues.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Vittorio Hernandez

Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to reporters during a meeting in Brasilia July 16, 2014

Malaysia Airlines MH17: Russian Govt Tinkering with Wikipedia Info; Separate Web Site Points to a Pro-Russian Group as Behind the Attacks – Reports

A Twitter bot had caught a Russian media outlet allegedly tinkering and rewriting the information on a Wikipedia page dedicated for the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Raspberry PiB+ Gets More USBs and MicroSD

The Raspberry Pi, the credit card-sized computer which has made a lot of changes in the world of electronics, has now got a major update. After 2 years, the Raspberry Pi B+ has been launched on July 14, 2014.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Sandhya kiran

BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen holds up the unreleased Blackberry Passport device during the company's annual general meeting for shareholders in Waterloo June 19, 2014

BlackBerry Passport Video Leak, Release Date, Five Fresh Features to Anticipate [Watch YouTube Clip] --Reports

Despite reports that the Canadian telecommunication company BlackBerry is struggling, a video of BlackBerry Passport leaked online which was viewed by tech enthusiasts as perhaps the last ditch for the company to save itself.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Ma Evelyn Castino Quilas

A Google logo is seen at the garage where the company was founded on Google's 15th anniversary in Menlo Park

Top 10 Amazing Google Features and Tricks To Know [Watch Videos]

With millions of people hitting the Google search engine home page every day, many may have not known that there exist a plethora of amazing features and tricks on this Web site.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Ma Evelyn Castino Quilas

A Google Search Page is Reflected in Sunglasses in This Photo Illustration Taken in Brussels

Google Nexus 8 Release Date Soon Along with 2 More HTC Android Tablets – Reports

Release date of the Google Nexus 8 is coming soon as a newly-leaked information ‘confirmed’ its existence plus that of two more Android L-powered tablets that will roll out from HTC’s assembly lines in Taiwan.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Erik Pineda

NVIDIA Shield Gaming Tablet with Tegra K1 SoC Reported to be Released on July 29

NVIDIA Shield is expected to come to the market on July 29. The gaming tablet is based on Android and will feature a Tegra K1, a new mobile processor from NVIDIA. The latest leaked photos of the NVIDIA gaming tablet are on the Internet now.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Sandhya kiran

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