California Tests a Digital ‘Fire Alarm’ for Mental Distress

Last winter, several dozen people who were struggling with suicidal urges and bouts of intense emotion opened their lives to a company called Mindstrong, in what has become a closely watched experiment in Silicon Valley. Mindstrong, a venture co-founded by a former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, promised something that no drug […]

After Woodford fund suspension, focus turns to its stewards

LONDON (Reuters) – The suspension of Neil Woodford’s flagship fund has put the focus on a little known firm tasked with ensuring his investors were being looked after properly. FILE PHOTO: Neil Woodford, founder and fund manager at Woodford Investment Management, is seen in this undated handout picture released on June 10, 2019. Jonathan Atkins/Handout […]

Is Success Purely Financial?

More often than not, we tend to define success using purely financial or monetary terms. For a lot of us, this definition of success is seen from an early age: those kids with the most money can buy the most sweets, for example, and so we tend to associate them with success. As we grow […]

Differentiating with Algorithms: A Case Study

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Jedi Car of the Future Jim Sinur One can’t go anywhere today without hearing about AI, but I would say that half of it is around projecting how AI will be affecting our future and the other half is about data focused approaches. While there is […]

Elizabeth Warren: Here's My Plan To Cancel Student Loan Debt

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) Photo credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS Elizabeth Warren wants to cancel your student loan debt and now she has a legislative proposal. Here’s what you need to know. Proposal: Cancel Student Loan Debt  U.S. Senator Warren (D-MA), a 2020 presidential candidate, and U.S. Representative James E. Clyburn (D-SC), the […]

Advice From A CEO On Beginning Your Career After Graduation

graduates on a hill Baim Hanif via Unsplash We’re at the tail end of graduation season, and tens of thousands of young people across the country are settling into post-college life, waking up early and commuting to their first jobs as graduates. Your first job can be an emotional experience. On the one hand, there’s […]

Your Money: Millennials should shrug off annuities for now

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The days of guaranteed pensions from work are long gone, but can annuities make up the difference for millennials? U.S. one dollar bills blow in this photo illustration. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo Congress is on the cusp of passing retirement reform legislation that will open 401(k) plans to annuity products which guarantee […]

ENGIE acquires ChargePoint Services in bid to speed up EV ambitions

ENGIE buys up ChargePoint Services to expand its UK EV charging business | Credit: ENGIE French utility snaps up charge point provider for undisclosed sum as it beefs up plans to become a ‘leader in green mobility’ French utility ENGIE has today announced its acquisition of UK electric vehicle (EV) charging firm ChargePoint Services for […]

Sadiq Khan: London needs an 'electric revolution'

Rapid charging hubs to enable business fleets to go electric are part of the Mayor’s new EV infrastructure strategy | Credit: Engie As energy giants rush to invest in charging networks, London Mayor sets out plan for flagship charging hubs across the capital as part of EV Infrastructure Delivery Plan “We must make sure all […]

10 Ways To Stay Sane Whilst Running A Business

Entrepreneurs and business owners have some of the hardest jobs out there. Running a company, growing a team, managing processes and predicting the future whilst keeping quality high is a juggling act that only the best can do effectively. However, get it right and you’re winning! No matter what the world is throwing at you, […]

What are your challenges? Add your voice here

What are the challenges in your rural place or small town? We’d like to know! Photo by Becky McCray. Every small town has its own set of assets, issues and opportunities, but many of us share common challenges. We created the Survey of Rural Challenges so you could share your own view of rural, and […]

Target sets sights on new renewable energy goal

US retail giant commits to sourcing all its electricity from renewable sources by 2030 The march towards a low-carbon economy took another step forward last week, as one of America’s largest retailers pledged to switch to 100 per cent to renewable power. Retail giant Target publicly committed to sourcing all its electricity from renewable sources by […]

Nice gas, Gromit: Wensleydale by-product to generate green energy

Agreement between the Wensleydale Creamery and Iona Capital will see whey permeate converted into 10,000MWh of green energy A by-product from the manufacture of wensleydale cheese will be turned into 10,000 MWh of green energy, thanks to a deal announced last week between the Wensleydale Creamery in the Yorkshire Dales and sustainable fund manager Iona Capital. The […]

Cheapest Summer Travel: 24 Best Places To Go Now

Ashley Renne, an expert in sustainable travel, is pictured in Porto, Portugal, one of the best (and cheapest!) places to travel this summer. Photo courtesy of Ashley Renne Summer travel season is here, which usually means big crowds, inflated prices and higher airfares. The good news is that in 2019, gas prices are on the decline. But that only […]

Reports: EU edges towards net zero goal, as Germany drops opposition

European Council meeting expected to set out timetable for adopting sweeping new net zero strategy for the world’s largest trading bloc The European Union could adopt a world-leading net zero target for mid-century early next year after Germany signalled it would back ambitious new decarbonisation plans for the bloc. News agency EURACTIV reported late last […]

10 LinkedIn Background Photo Ideas To Make Your Profile Stand Out

Browsing photos Brooke Cagle Having a solid LinkedIn profile is one way to increase your visibility and open up more professional opportunities for yourself. People often invest most their efforts into capturing their career accomplishments in the “Experience” section. Unfortunately, the profile picture and background header photo are often an afterthought. However, not carefully considering the […]

Fed likely to resist pressure to cut U.S. rates this week

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve, facing fresh demands by President Donald Trump to cut interest rates, is expected to leave borrowing costs unchanged at a policy meeting this week but possibly lay the groundwork for a rate cut later this year. FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve building is pictured in Washington, DC, […]

Harassment, Equality, Power: What Leaders Said at the New Rules Summit

The New Rules Summit hosted last week by The New York Times explored the progress of women in the workplace. The following excerpts have been edited and condensed. A Report From the Front Lines More than a year after #MeToo became a global call to action, transforming the conversation around gender, power and who gets […]

Where Weary Travelers Can Lay Their Heads, and Watch Planes Go By

On opening day of the TWA Hotel at Kennedy International Airport in May, visitors could be excused for any confusion. Were they in the lobby of a new hotel in 2019, or had they stepped back in time to the bustle and glamour of the jet-setting 1960s? On a balcony overlooking a sunken cocktail lounge […]

Marin Alsop Raises the Baton for Women Conductors

“I’ve been the first woman to do a lot of things, and I’m really proud, but I also think it’s absolutely pathetic,” Marin Alsop, the first woman to lead a major American orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, said in a conversation with Michael Cooper, the classical music reporter for The New York Times. Her point? […]

Taking CBS News to ‘a Better Place’

Even before she was offered the job of president of CBS News, colleagues were lobbying Susan Zirinsky to take it. “Help us,” one correspondent implored her via email. It would be a challenging moment for anyone to manage: Charlie Rose had been fired from “CBS This Morning” and “60 Minutes” after being accused of sexual […]

Work-Life Conflict Doesn’t Stop After Maternity Leave

Here’s a math problem: You have two working parents and two children, one of whom has a seemingly endless configuration of end-of-the-school-year special activities. On Monday there is a theater performance at 2:15 p.m. On Tuesday there’s a class breakfast at 8:30 a.m. On Wednesday someone has to run to the 24-hour pharmacy for hair […]

‘How Perfect Do I Need to Be?’

Conversations about the gender gap are usually focused on dollars and cents, because women still earn 80 cents for every dollar a man makes. Yet the gap is wider than that, and encompasses more than just wages. A new report from the compensation data company PayScale found that in 2019 women remain less likely than […]

Helping Women Overcome Society’s Outdated Messages on Money

To explain why women make 80 cents for every dollar men make, why men are vastly overrepresented in executive positions and why female-led start-ups often struggle to secure funding, Sallie Krawcheck had one answer: society. “We receive these messages that we’re flibbertigibbets when it comes to money,” said Ms. Krawcheck, the chief executive of Ellevest, […]

World War II Planes Can Still Fly, but Who Will Keep Them Flying?

As the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy approached this month, Garrett Fleishman, a 20-year-old college sophomore, flew a restored Douglas C-47 Dakota troop carrier named Placid Lassie out of an airport in Oxford, Conn. The plane and a half dozen others of that era were being flown over New England as part […]

What Makes a Leader?

“You’re too accessible.” That’s what Susan Zirinsky, the new head of CBS News, was told early in her career — because she was seemingly everywhere at once. It was during that era that she agreed to meet with a young woman named Hannah Yang, who was on the verge of quitting what she had thought […]

Oil prices rise after tanker attacks stoke Middle East tensions

TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Monday after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington will take all actions necessary to guarantee safe navigation in the Middle East, as tensions mounted following attacks on tankers last week. FILE PHOTO: An oil rig is seen in the waters on the southern coast of Pengerang, […]

2 Great lessons to boost your results, from marketing that stinks!

I’d like to share an example of shockingly bad marketing with you today. In fact, you could say this marketing stinks! However, there are 2 great lessons to learn, which you can apply directly into your business. Here’s what happened. I’ve used the same brand of deodorant for years. Recently, my brand wasn’t in stock, […]

Target says payments vendor faces glitch; registers back online

FILE PHOTO: Employees work at a Target store at St. Albert, Alberta, January 15, 2015. REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber/Files (Reuters) – Target Corp on Sunday said it was unable to process select card payments at some stores for nearly 90 minutes due to a vendor-related issue – the second consecutive outage faced by the retailer in a […]

‘Massive Failure’ in Power Grid Causes Blackout in Argentina and Uruguay

BUENOS AIRES — A blackout stripped all of mainland Argentina and Uruguay of power early Sunday, affecting tens of millions of people in an electrical failure that officials called unprecedented in its scope. The cause remained under investigation by late Sunday, when power had been largely restored to both countries. Much of Argentina was hit […]

Huawei prepares for 40%-60% fall in international smartphone shipments: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is preparing for a 40% to 60% decline in international smartphone shipments, Bloomberg reported on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Huawei’s new Honor 20 smartphone at a product launch event in London, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo The Chinese technology company is looking at options that include pulling the latest […]

Long-awaited London-Shanghai share listing project goes live

FILE PHOTO: People check their mobile phones as they stand outside the entrance of the London Stock Exchange in London, Britain. Aug 23, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Companies listed in Britain will be able to sell shares in China on Monday with the launch of a long-awaited London-Shanghai Stock Connect project that […]

U.S. chipmakers quietly lobby to ease Huawei ban: sources

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Huawei’s American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the U.S. government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant, even as Huawei itself avoids typical government lobbying, people familiar with the situation said. FILE PHOTO: A Huawei company logo is seen at a shopping mall […]

General strike for climate receives backing from first MP

Labour MP for Leeds North West Alex Sobel urges workers to join the prospective strike, scheduled to take place on 27 September Calls for a general strike to demand radical action on climate change received backing from a Member of Parliament for the first time on Friday, when Labour MP Alex Sobel spoke out in […]

Dunkirk auction provides boost for France's offshore wind industry

France is seen as having one of Europe’s most promising coastlines for offshore wind – offshore-picture-three.jpg Winning bid of just €50/MWh came from a consortium led by EDF Renewables, Innogy and Enbridge The winning bid to build a 600MW offshore wind farm off the coast of Dunkirk came in at a price of just €50/MWh, […]

KPMG: Europe leads field in climate change preparedness

Singapore and Hong Kong score highly for private sector readiness to cope with the challenges of climate change Switzerland is the country most prepared to implement the transformative change necessary to adapt to the climate crisis, according to a report released Friday by KPMG, which ranks 140 countries based on their capacity to address climate change and […]

A strong carbon price to help the UK get to net-zero

Carbon pricing could form the policy bedrock for a net zero target, argues Josh Burke Inaction on climate change puts the world in grave danger. Action must, therefore, be accelerated. This is as much the case in the United Kingdom as anywhere, even though the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions…

Goldman Sachs combining its private-investing units: WSJ

FILE PHOTO: The Goldman Sachs company logo is seen in the company’s space on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, (NYSE) in New York, U.S., April 17, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc is combining its private-investing arms, with the resulting new division to have about […]

Deutsche Bank to set up 50 billion euro bad bank: FT

FILE PHOTO: Employees of Germany’s largest business bank, Deutsche Bank, gather ahead of the bank’s annual shareholder meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank is planning to overhaul its trading operations by creating a “bad bank” to hold tens of billions of euros of assets and shrinking or […]

Goldman skeptical of 'insurance' U.S. rate cuts from Fed

(Reuters) – Goldman Sachs economists said on Sunday they are skeptical of “insurance” U.S. interest rate decreases from the Federal Reserve to forestall possible slowing in U.S. economic growth due to global trade tensions. FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve building is pictured in Washington, DC, U.S., August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo A surprise escalation […]

Women In Tech: 3 Simple But Effective Tactics On How Companies Can Bridge The Gap

Companies committed to bridging the gap of women in tech will benefit in all areas of business from profit to performance  photo credit: Getty Getty Women in tech aren’t exactly a rarity but being in a male-dominated industry can be an uphill battle . Mason Frank International  acknowledges technology being one of the worst represented industries with women making […]

Power Cut Hits Argentina and Uruguay, Affecting Tens of Millions

BUENOS AIRES — A widespread power failure early Sunday left all of mainland Argentina and Uruguay without power, a blackout that an energy company official called “unprecedented.” By midday, power was slowly returning to parts of both countries. The Energy Secretariat of Argentina said that one-third of the supply had been restored as of 1:30 […]

Boeing says will take time to win back confidence

PARIS (Reuters) – The head of Boeing said on Sunday the U.S. planemaker had made a mistake in implementing a faulty cockpit warning system on the 737 MAX and predicted it would take time to rebuild the confidence of customers in the wake of two fatal crashes. FILE PHOTO: Boeing Co Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg […]

Boeing crisis, trade tensions cast pall over air show

PARIS (Reuters) – Safety concerns, trade wars and growing security tensions in the Gulf are dampening spirits at the world’s largest planemakers as they arrive at this week’s Paris Airshow with little to celebrate despite bulging order books. A man takes a picture of aircrafts on static display, at the eve of the opening of […]