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How to keep your gym habit

‘Might a commitment strategy allow you to pay yourself to go to the gym?’ How are those resolutions going? Still going to the gym? If not, you’re not alone. Let’s think about incentives. If some benevolent patron had paid you a modest sum — a few pounds a day, perhaps — for keeping your resolution […]

Libson:The Tax Treatment Of Mixed Business And Personal Expenses

Adi Libson (Bar-Ilan), Taxing Status: Tax Treatment of Mixed Business and Personal Expenses, 17 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 1139 (2015): What is the proper tax treatment of mixed business and personal expenses? This question has much baffled legislators, courts and legal academics. This Article proposes a new approach to...

The no. 1 rule for disrupting an industry? Do your homework

Picture the scene: "Tech bros" with money to burn surround the table. The disruptor-in-chief is rallying the troops to the tune of nine figures. The pitch is some variation of a model that has failed repeatedly and without exception for decades. "Today," he states, "we will finally change real estate because we have -- technology!"...

Cycle Screening Measures Set Up Increases Odds of Severe Weakness

Cycle screening measures weakened on Monday. All 9 measures were weaker. Just 2 of them remain on the buy side on balance. The aggregate measure fell deep into negative territory but is not near oversold by bear market standards. Daily Market Update Pro subscribers (Professional Edition), click here to download complete report in pdf format. Show More Summary

This house builder gave a vital clue as to why Britain isn't building more houses

Britain has a terrible shortage of housing. Basically there are too many people looking to buy a property and too little available on the market. In turn, this sky rockets prices. People are desperate for properties. So what's holding house builders back? Home builder Redrow gave a clue in its results statement today. Show More Summary

Deutsche Bank stock is rising as European markets stabilise

Deutsche Bank has managed to calm the market over its ability to make coupon payments on its bonds. For now. The bank fell 9.5% in trading on Monday on fears it won't make scheduled distributions, but is up more than 3% in FrankfurtShow More Summary

America Has a New Highest-Paid CEO

Google's parent company appears to be satisfied with how Sundar Pichai has performed during his four months as Google CEO, judging by the gargantuan $199 million equity award revealed in a securities filing. Alphabet stated that Pichai was awarded 273,328 Class C Google stock units on Feb. 3, bringing...

Pfizer names new executives

Pharmaceutical titan Pfizer unveils new leadership structure for when it closes its deal with Allergan. ||| New York - Pfizer announced a new leadership structure for when it closes its $160-billion deal with Allergan, naming two Pfizer executives and an Allergan employee to run three different segments within the company’s two main businesses. Show More Summary

Botswana’s diamond exports decline

Exports of diamonds mined in Botswana fell 38% to $2.4bn last year from $3.9bn in 2014. ||| Gaborone - Exports of diamonds mined in Botswana fell 38 percent to $2.4 billion last year from $3.9 billion in 2014, the southern African country's lowest shipment of gems in six years. Show More Summary

Supplier Risk and Compliance as a Managed Service: Global Risk Management Solutions (GRMS)

Categories: Risk Performance and Compliance, Supplier Management, Suppliers, Supply Risk Management Tags: PRO The rise of managed services is expanding the pie for supplier management, enabling procurement, finance and supply chain organizations...Show More Summary

French budget deficit narrows in 2015

Paris says deficit slashed to €70.5bn as spending fell, tax revenues rose.

German production, exports fall

Official data signal unexpected economic softness for Europe's largest economy in December.

'Embarrassing error' behind Telstra outage

Telstra admits to 'an embarrassing human error' as the main culprit for a nationwide outage.

Daily market update: Feb. 9, 2016

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news...

This obscure indicator is flashing red for the US economy

The US economy is flashing warning signs, particularly the industrial and manufacturing sectors. Demand for oil, and particularly so-called distillates – which are refined oil products such as jet fuels and heating oils – is crashing. Here's...Show More Summary

These four points unlock the secret to cracking China's luxury market

The huge anti-corruption and anti-extravagance campaign led by president Xi Jinping, has transformed China's burgeoning luxury goods sector forever. Luxury goods have become less accessible to the growing Chinese middle class, and less...Show More Summary

What’s New? How to Use Social Media for Trend Research

The wealth of content and information shared on social media everyday can be particularly useful for marketers looking for timely consumer trends and new ways to engage with online audiences. The post What’s New? How to Use Social Media...Show More Summary

The IRS Scandal, Day 1006

USA Today op-ed: Washington's Culture of Corruption Rots On, by Glenn Reynolds (Tennessee): Last week saw the passage of a grim milestone in government corruption: Pepperdine University Law Professor Paul Caron’s TaxProf blog marked the 1000th day of the scandal involving the IRS’s deliberate political targeting of conservative “Tea Party”...

Cybersecurity Company Digital Shadows Grabs $14M

Digital Shadows says it continuously monitors more than 100 million data sources in 27 languages to provide client organizations with an “attacker’s eye view” of their exposed data and risks that need to be protected against. The company...Show More Summary

They Broke the Silver Fix

Last Thursday, January 28, there was a flash crash on the price chart for silver. Here is a graph of the price action. The Price of Silver, Jan 28 (All times GMT) If you read more about it, you will see that there was an irregularity around the silver fix. Show More Summary

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