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Bitwalking – The Latest Financial Nonsense

By Alexander Baron

How would you like to make money simply by walking? A company funded mainly by Japanese investors and led by two app developers claims you can, and has provided a platform to do so. One might suppose they are either cros or cranks, but Nissan Bahar and Franky Imbesi have an impressive track record with […]

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Super-Sized Pharmacy Will Alter US Drugs Market

By Tim Sandle

The terrain of pharmacies and drug dispensing has shifted in the US following the announced merger between Walgreens and Rite Aid. The Walgreen Company (Walgreens) is the second largest drug store in the US; it was founded in 1901 by Charles R. Walgreen with a drugstore on the corner of Bowen Ave and Cottage Grove, […]

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Silicon Valley ‘Unicorns’ Valued At $1 Billion

By Tim Sandle

According to new estimates, 100 start-up companies alone, operating out of Silicon Valley, are worth $1 billion. This is according to Andreessen Horowitz, one of Silicon Valley’s most venture-capital firms. The new estimate as to the value of Silicon Valley’s top start-ups comes from a profile in Vanity Fair, designed to highlight the extent to […]

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UK Minimum Wage Rise Will Hurt the Poorest

By Enza Ferreri

The UK government has just increased the national minimum wage, as part of the new Budget. The idea that governments can change the way markets operate is entirely illusory. With this rise in what has been re-branded as the “National Living Wage”, what will happen? If a worker A’s skills don’t have enough value for […]

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2015 – The Grand Year for US Automakers

By Dean Smith

After the car financial year-end in March, the sales departments are ready with the next year’s sales forecast complete with analysis. No different is the case, as we come closer to see off the year 2014, sales forecasts have been popping their heads up everywhere for over a month now. Some walk their destiny tall, […]

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Islamic Finance – The Solution To Bank Fraud

By Alexander Baron

Currently, a former city trader (so-called) is standing trial at Southwark Crown Court accused of manipulating LIBOR. Banks worldwide lend money to other banks at interest for short periods constantly, and LIBOR is at the centre of that. So was Tom Hayes, who is said to have boasted about keeping the 3 month LIBOR rate […]

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Microsoft Is The Top Contender For The Big Blackberry Buy

By Warren Simons

Blackberry, a company that has made a mark for itself in the smartphone market worldwide, seems to be a potential buy for quite a few Silicon Valley giants. At the moment, both Apple  and Microsoft are locked in a race to acquire it, with the latter loing the determined, according to Learnbonds. A few weeks […]

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Drop In Oil Prices Has Hardly Benefited The US Economy

By Warren Simons

There is probably one common thing most of the economists had agreed to at the start of the year – a fall in the oil prices might help in the US economy’s recovery. However, they all seem to be far from being right, as it just hasn’t worked out that way at all. The economy seems to […]

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10 Communication Skill-Improving Tips That You Should Begin Using Now

By Dean Smith

There are many skills in life we need to master: effective communication is one of them. Unfortunately, it is also one many people disregard. Being able to communicate better and effectively can have a profound effect on your life, so focusing on enhancing it is something that you should prioritize. Whether you simply just want to improve the […]

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Len Blavatnik Is Britain’s Richest Man

By Tim Sandle

Len Blavatnik, the owner of Warner Music, has been named as the richest man in the U.K. The music mogul has a fortune worth around £13.17 billion, according to the newspaper Sunday Times. The newspaper compiles an annual list of the most the wealthiest people who reside in the UK (that is have the country listed […]

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