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Why traders should listen to their hearts

Advances in our understanding of the connection between physiology and performance could help traders. ||| Singapore - Traders who are better at listening to the clues their bodies give them about market patterns make more money andShow More Summary

What do we learn from donating shoes?

Do programmes that distribute shoes to children whose families can’t afford them actually improve recipients’ lives? ||| Washington - It’s a simple idea to make a positive difference: when someone buys a pair of their shoes, the for-profit company TOMS gives one to an impoverished child. Show More Summary

Time to ditch the 9-5 day?

We should decide how and when to get our work done - yet so many of us are stuck on the clock. ||| New York - Jessica Piha gets to work whenever she wants and leaves whenever she wants - really. “There's really no set schedule,” said...Show More Summary

Listen: Babies are more costly than ever

Average American parents will pay about $245 000 to raise a child born in 2013 to the age of 18. ||| New York - Having a baby costs more than ever. Average American parents will pay about $245 000 to raise a child born in 2013 to the age of 18, according to the US Department of Agriculture. Show More Summary

Unpredictable hours are harmful

Unstable working hours can harm employees’ financial security and amplify their stress. ||| Washington - Want to increase your happiness? Look no further than your work schedule. Unstable working hours can harm employees' financial security...Show More Summary

Remy’s $80 000 cognac takes on China

If China’s thirst for luxury goods is on the wane, nobody’s told Remy Cointreau. ||| London - If China’s thirst for luxury goods is on the wane, nobody’s told Remy Cointreau. The distiller has opened its first-ever store dedicated entirely...Show More Summary

Tough choice lies ahead for Carney

Mark Carney has been taking the big decisions for Britain's economy for three years - but his next one will be much more personal. ||| London - Mark Carney has been taking the big decisions for Britain's economy for the past three years, but his next one will be much more personal. Show More Summary

Huawei starts making phones in India

Huawei is set to begin assembling phones in India with manufacturing partner Flextronics International. ||| Bangalore - Huawei Technologies will begin assembling phones in India with manufacturing partner Flextronics International, establishing a beachhead in the world’s fastest-growing smartphone arena. Show More Summary

Email hack: Yahoo doesn’t need this right now

Yahoo has been struggling for years to retain its users - and that challenge just became far more daunting. ||| San Francisco - Yahoo has been struggling for years to keep people coming back to its digital services, such as email. That challenge just got more daunting after hackers stole sensitive information from at least 500 million accounts. Show More Summary

Yahoo reveals massive security breach

A cyber attack on Yahoo has been described as unprecedented in size, with at least 500 million accounts affected. ||| San Francisco - Yahoo said on Thursday that at least 500 million of its accounts were hacked in 2014 by what it believed...Show More Summary

It’s the end of an era for Maersk

The owner of the world’s largest container shipping line will stop ordering newly built vessels and instead pursue takeovers. ||| Copenhagen - The owner of the world’s largest container shipping line will stop ordering newly built vessels and instead pursue takeovers in an industry that has been plagued by overcapacity for almost a decade. Show More Summary

Facebook gave advertisers inflated video metrics

Facebook only counts a video as “viewed” if it has been seen for more than three seconds. ||| San Francisco - Facebook has been giving advertisers an inflated metric for the average time users spent watching a video, a measurement that may have helped boost marketer spending on one of Facebook’s most popular ad products. Show More Summary

More checks for Galaxy Note 7 batteries

Samsung's battery supplier will have to test every single lithium-ion battery intended for the Note 7 before they are shipped. ||| Seoul - Samsung Electronics on Thursday was ordered to carry out more safety checks of its Galaxy Note...Show More Summary

Toy industry bets on Pokemon Go to fuel sales

America’s toy industry is wagering that the Pokemon Go craze will command a lot of space on children’s wish lists this Christmas. ||| New York - Coming off its best Christmas in years, the United States toy industry is wagering that the Pokemon Go craze will command a lot of space on children’s wish lists. Show More Summary

VW balks at compensation in showdown talks

Volkswagen offers no hint of concessions after a meeting with EU regulators over demands that the company offer compensation to the bloc’s consumers. ||| Brussels - Volkswagen AG agreed to repair cars affected by the diesel-emissions...Show More Summary

Zuckerberg, Chan pledge funds to fight disease

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan will spend more than $3bn over the next decade to work on curing diseases. ||| San Francisco - Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are pledging to spend more than $3 billion over the next decade to work on curing diseases. Show More Summary

Maersk to spin off energy operations

Denmark's AP Moller-Maersk splits into separate transport and energy divisions after being rocked by low freight and oil prices. ||| Copenhagen - Rocked by low freight and oil prices, Denmark's AP Moller-Maersk will split into separate transport and energy divisions under a keenly-anticipated revamp announced on Thursday. Show More Summary

Disney pulls costume after ‘brown face’ furore

Disney withdraws Halloween costume depicting the tattooed Pacific demi-god Maui after being accused of promoting “brown face”. ||| Wellington, New Zealand - Disney on Thursday withdrew a children's Halloween costume depicting the tattooed Pacific demi-god Maui after critics accused the entertainment giant of promoting “brown face”. Show More Summary

Twitter gets more official requests to remove posts

Twitter received 4 434 requests for content removal from governments or police agencies during the first half of this year. ||| San Francisco - Twitter saw a jump in official requests to remove posts in the first half of this year, the company said on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Is Apple really trying to buy McLaren?

McLaren in denial after reports surface that US tech giant is keen on acquiring British sports car maker. ||| London - British supercar maker McLaren said on Wednesday that it was not in talks with Apple about a possible acquisitionShow More Summary

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