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Daily Archives: May 12, 2015

China Smartphone Market Slows in The First Quarter

China Smartphone shipments to the world’s biggest market, China, have contracted for the first time in six years, according to market research firm IDC. The number of smartphones shipped fell by 4% from a year ago to 98.8 million units in the January to March period. Between the last quarter …

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The Toughest CEO Position In The World

As CEO of a home you are not just the Chief Executive Officer, you are the Chief Everything Officer. You are responsible for the finances and budgeting; the facilities cleaning, repairs, and maintenance; the laundry; the transport; the scheduling and project management; the cooking; all human resource responsibilities such as …

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Business Solutions To Poverty For Under $100

Non-profits are driven to do good and change lives. Non-profits are also learning to think more like businesses. And one market-orientated mantra has become especially important: the customer is king. You might think you have a life-changing, problem-solving product, but if you don’t have a product customers actually want, it’s …

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How a Con Man Stole Millions Selling Fake Facebook Shares

The pitch seemed irresistible: Here was a chance to connect with a money man for billionaire Carlos Slim. But the supposed financial whiz, who called himself Ken Dennis, wasn’t who he said he was, authorities now claim. In truth, he’s Troy Stratos — and is now standing trial in a …

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Five Things Everyone Will Be Talking About Today

China cuts rates The People’s Bank of China reduced interest rates again over the weekend. In the last six months the central bank has cut benchmark rates three times and reduced the amount banks need to hold in reserve twice. The Shanghai Composite rallied over 3% to start the week. …

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Oil Retreats on Speculation Global Crude Supply Glut to Endure

Oil dropped a third day in London amid speculation that a global oversupply will persist. An excess of oil around the Atlantic may curb rallies, according to Morgan Stanley and Barclays Plc. Unsold exports from West Africa, Azerbaijan and the North Sea are piling up, resembling conditions last summer when …

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