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Will Martin

The 'conundrum' at the heart of the British economy is getting worse — and economists are baffled

UK unemployment fell to a fresh record low this week, but wage growth is still failing to gain momentum. Andrew Goodwin, lead UK economist at Oxford Economics, calls this the "conundrum" at the heart of the British labour market. Sadly, there seems to be no end in sight to stagnant wage growth for British workers.

LONDON — UK's unemployment rate fell to just 4% this week — it's lowest level since comparable records began in the early 1970s — and some commentators took it as a sign...


Russ Espinoza, Contributor

September Premiere Dates For The 2018 TV Season, New Series Abound

So many options to steal your time it's almost paralyzing.


Jeff McMahon, Contributor

If You're Heating With Propane Or Oil, Study Says, Go Electric

Analysts were studying the carbon benefits of switching homes to electric heating when they discovered financial benefits too, in some homes.


Jeff McMahon, Contributor

Much Of The Grid Clean Enough To Electrictrify Home Heating

In some American cities the electric grid is already clean enough that carbon emissions would drop if homes converted to electric heating, according to a new study by the Rocky Mountain Institute.


Kimberly A. Whitler, Contributor

How To Navigate The Dreaded Networking Event Successfully

Tackling the dreaded networking event can be frightening. Ivan Misner, founder of BNI.com (the world’s largest networking organization), and the author of Networking Like a Pro, provides insight on how to turn fear into success.


Doug Gollan, Contributor

Dine Like A Billionaire At Mira Five Stars In Miami's South Beach

The beautiful dining room and impeccable service is only matched by the excellent food.


Anhar Karim, Contributor

We Should Have Seen Star-Lord's Actions Coming In Infinity War

Peter Quill most definitely holds part of the blame for the failure at the end of Infinity War. However, we must understand that if the character had acted in any other way, he would not have been the Peter Quill we have come to know thus far.


Greg Petro, Contributor

More Debt, Less Stuff: The Millennial Spending Dilemma

Millennials carry the greatest heft when it comes to sales potential for decades to come. Yet they aren't spending as much as Gen Xers or Boomers. Understanding how Millennials shop is paramount for retailers and brands looking to target them.


Bob Cook, Contributor

Rich Parents' Home Training Facilities For Their Kids Intensifies The Athletic Arms Race

The ravages of income inequality are becoming more and more apparent in the youth sports world.


Panos Mourdoukoutas, Contributor

China Should Get It Right: America Is Rising Not Declining

America is rising not declining, and it won't be overtaken by China anytime soon.


Russell Flannery, Forbes Staff

"In A Party Of Three, There Must Be One I Can Learn From"

Tencent co-founder Chen Yidan reflects on success of new education prize


John Archer, Contributor

Xbox And PS4 Join Forces To Make Cutting-Edge Games Look Even Better

Setting aside rivalries for the good of gaming? That’ll do nicely.


Megan Gorman, Contributor

The Retirement Planning Challenges In Age-Gap Relationships

Over the last 50 years, American life expectancy has increased significantly. As a result, marriages where spouses are more than half a generation apart are becoming more common. This age gap creates unique financial planning opportunities that should be addressed.


David Phelan, Contributor

Apple AirPower Wireless Charging Pad Just Weeks Away, New Report Hints At Price

The much-anticipated wireless charging pad was announced almost a year ago - now it seems it's almost here.


Tara Haelle, Contributor

Young Boys Allegedly Abused By Air Force Colonel Now In His Sole Custody

The Air Force colonel alleged to have abused his two 6-year-old sons has just been awarded sole custody of the boys, who have lived only with their mother for five years.

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Alex Morrell and Olivia Oran

Goldman Sachs has hired a senior healthcare banker away from Barclays as outside hiring spree continues (GS, BARC)

Goldman Sachs has hired senior dealmaker Jonathan Piazza to bolster its healthcare coverage.  Prior to Goldman, Piazza spent a decade in investment banking with Barclays.  It's been a monster year for mergers and acquisitions, and healthcare M&A has been especially hot.  Goldman is tapping into this deals fervor by hiring a slew of senior dealmakers from rival firms — something it rarely used to do. 

Goldman Sachs has hired a senior dealmaker away from Barclays to bolster its...

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Bob Bryan

These are the states that would be wrecked by Trump's proposed tariff on cars

President Donald Trump proposed a 25% tariff on imported cars in May. While the tariff is currently on hold, it represents a threat to US workers, according to the auto industry. Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama have the highest percentage of workers in the auto industry and would likely be the hardest hit states.

President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on imported cars and auto parts would cause massive economic upheaval in the US, but some states would get...

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Matthew DeBord

Forget about Tesla going private — there's still time for Apple to buy the company (TSLA, AAPL)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is in the middle of a go-private saga around the carmaker. Various ways to fund a potential deal have been debated, but nothing solid has yet emerged. Yet again, Apple and its pile of cash and trillion-dollar market cap could ride to the rescue.

The circus maximus of  Tesla's go-private plan has been with us for about two weeks. I've already pointed out that we shouldn't be surprised that Elon Musk doesn't want to be the CEO of a public company anymore, but to be honest...

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Troy Wolverton

The founder of a beloved productivity app thinks Hollywood has a better blueprint for innovation than Silicon Valley —and he's taking his cues from Netflix to fix it (NFLX)

Phil Libin, the founder of Evernote, thinks Silicon Valley could learn a lot from Hollywood when it comes to fostering innovation. He thinks Netflix in particular offers an ideal model. His new company, All Turtles, is intentionally trying to follow the blueprint Netflix uses for making shows and movies and bring it to the tech industry. Libin thinks the model will help encourage the development of products and ideas that don't have the potential to be billion dollar companies and allow...

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Melia Robinson

A startup founder says job candidates focus on the wrong thing when negotiating their pay with startups — here's what they should look at instead

Henry Ward, cofounder and CEO of Carta, says tech workers make a common mistake in evaluating job offers from startups. Those offers are typically heavy weighted toward stock options or other kinds of ownership stakes, rather than cash salaries. Job candidates tend to focus too much on how much those grants are worth in the near term and not enough on what they could be worth in the future, he says. Options can offer a huge payoff if a startup is successful — but they can also be worth...

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