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Category archives: Business

The secret link between money and happiness

You’ve heard the saying, “money can’t buy happiness,” but what if a certain amount of money actually does make you happier? And don’t people feel unhappy when they learn a colleague is earning more money for doing the same amount of work? At the very least, money, or lack of it, can bring some level of joy or despair. Several LinkedIn Influencers weighed in this week on why salaries shouldn’t […]

Forced sex trade profits highest in Asia, but traffickers earn more per victim in developed nations: UN report

Trafficking, forced labour and modern slavery are generating profits estimated at US$150 billion a year, and two-thirds of that comes from sexual exploitation, the U.N. labour agency said Tuesday. In the wake of a new report by the International Labor Organization, the National Post takes a graphic look at the US$99-billion sex-trafficking industry around the world.   Please follow and like us:

why you should show your group pension plan some love

If your boss offered you a $5,000 raise for the same amount of work, would you say no? That fact is that many Candians are turning this down by not taking advantage of their companies matching of RRSP contributions The obvious reason is that money is tight for many people and the idea of having less in your pocket each paycheque can be painful. But the question must be asked: What […]

Here Are 14 Things You Can Only Buy At A Wal-Mart In China. 12 Put My Jaw On The Floor.

It seems like you can find anything at your local Wal-Mart, and most of the products are of course made in China these days. But that doesn’t mean that you’ll feel at home when you walk into a Wal-Mart in China. It’s quite the contrary based on these pictures. After all, China is known for its exotic, if not eccentric, food tastes. Take a look. 1. Crocodiles in the frozen meat section   […]

5 Inevitable Phases Every Entrepreneur Goes Through

Trying your hand at being an entrepreneur is very admirable, and dare I say, crazy. The rewards are priceless and the falls are devastating. You put so much of yourself into a single idea and you over-extend to make sure the idea succeeds. Because you’ve put on your blinders to focus on “making it,” you may not even take stock of the things that happen to you on your entrepreneurial […]

US economic growth slows sharply to 0.1% in first quarter

Pic :Unusually bad winter weather had contributed to the economic slowdown, the US Commerce Department said US economic growth slowed sharply in the first quarter of the year, growing at an annual rate of 0.1%. The rate is the slowest for a year and a large fall on the 2.6% increase in gross domestic product (GDP) in the final quarter of last year. An unusually cold and disruptive winter, coupled […]

Is this the end of 99p downloads? Tax crackdown on firms including Amazon and Apple could see costs rise

Measure announced in Budget will force online retailers to pay VAT Amazon and Apple’s 99p singles would rise to £1.16 Tolerance for those who do not pay ‘fair share’ has gone says Osborne The 99p music download could end after a tax crackdown on online retailers such as Amazon and Apple. The cheap one-click service – which has been credited as killing CD sales – has flourished under previous laws […]

Exclusive interview with Chirag Kulkarni who received a valuation of over 6 million dollars and exited his first company at age 18

  ClamorWorld :Tell us about yourself Chirag :I’m an entrepreneur, speaker and startup advisor based in Boston, MA. I have been starting companies since the age of 15, however, my two most notable are STR and C&M Group. ClamorWorld :What inspired u to be an entrepreneur ?  Chirag :My inspiration to become an entrepreneur stemmed from my Dad, who told me to “never get a 9-5 job”. He would always […]

Is this the world’s most expensive dog? Pair of very big, very slobbery Tibetan mastiffs go for $3.2-million in China

In Pic :An unidentified man with two Tibetan mastiffs after they were sold at a “luxury pet” fair in Hangzhou, in eastern China’s Zhejiang province. One of the Tibetan mastiff puppies (L) was sold in China for almost $US2-million, a report said on March 19, in what could be the most expensive dog sale ever. BEIJING — A Chinese dog breeder said Thursday that a property developer paid him 18-million […]

UK joins 'super-microscope' project

  The UK government has allocated £290m for new international science projects. The Science Minister David Willetts will earmark £165m to join a project to build a “super-microscope” in Sweden He will also pledge up to £100m to build the largest telescope ever built in South Africa and Australia. Critics warn that spending on projects that bring economic benefits to the UK must not be at the expense of basic […]