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Greece may request 24 Billion Euro in its first tranche of the bailout package. - 08/03/2015

Having firmly dealt with a rising rebellion in his party, the Greek government led by Alexis Tsipras, may now seek 24 billion euros, in the first tranche of the bailout package. As per a pro-government newspaper in Greece, in the first tranche of its bailout package, Greece is likely to request 24 billion euros to its international creditors sometime this August. With this monies in hand, it will...

A hike in U.S interest rates is a distant possibility. - 07/31/2015

An analyses of the statements coming out of the Federal Reserve show that policy makers are worried about a downturn than inflation and if the momentum of the 2nd quarter results are maintained, a hike in interest rates is very much on the table. The Federal Reserve said announced that with the job market and burgeoning U.S economy continuing to strengthen a possible interest rate hike is likely...

Tie Up Your Attention - 07/30/2015

A knock on the door, the phone rings, the sound of incoming mail. All day long, we are constantly interrupted and distracted. Technical devices, people, unforeseen situations - they are constantly demanding our attention. Carson Tate in his book, "Work simply" gives tips on how to minimize the impact of various factors on our attention. Three minutes of attention Gloria Mark, a professor of the...

To Hire or Not to Hire? That's the Question - 07/27/2015

Many startups are built on the model of independent contractors. If you have time and desire - you can earn by giving a ride, clean someone's apartment or go shopping. However, such services are faced with a serious challenge. They are made to legally hire their voluntary employees. The movement for the rights of those who work freelance for numerous start-ups, is gaining momentum. Why the same...

Analysts try to figure out the strategy behind Microsoft’s hardware division - 07/23/2015

With Microsoft announcing a record loss, analysts are left wondering what is its hardware strategy? Microsoft’s cash counters are singing: sales of Xbox gaming consoles and Surface tablets are reaching newer heights and yet, strangely, they are contributing to less than 10% of the company’s revenue, making analysts scratch their heads and wonder – are these barely profitable? Or are they...

Work, You're My Obsession - 07/21/2015

This article is more meant for workaholics. Almost every company has at least one person who constantly talks about work. Some look at it with indulgence, but more often, it causes irritation. This is annoying for at least three reasons: •    The interviewer is not competent in the subject of conversation. If you work in a high-tech, IT or another specific industry or position,...

United Technologies to sell its Sikorsky division for $8 billion to Lockheed Martin - 07/20/2015

As per sources familiar with the matter, but not wanting to be named since they were not authorized to speak on the matter – Lockheed Martin is all set to acquire United Technology’s Sikorsky - of Black Hawk fame - for $8 billion. United Technologies Corp has decided to sell its Sikorsky Aircraft division for a whopping $8 billion to U.S aircraft giant, Lockheed Martin Corp. The deal will help...

What to Do with Bad Guys, and How Not to Become the Same? - 07/16/2015

Have you ever been in a team with an upstart who kept on the alert the whole team? Cooperation with such people affects productivity, overall atmosphere and self-esteem of each team member. After all, the effect of upstarts’ behavior is cumulative because negative interactions affect our moods more strongly than positive ones. Robert Sutton of Stanford University in his book ‘The No Asshole Rule:...

US launches program to reduce digital divide - 07/16/2015

US government has announced a pilot program to introduce free or subsidized Internet service in 27 US cities, especially in the low income families.   The pilot program, called ConnectHome, which was announced Wednesday will cover more than 275,000 households. The White house is estimating that the program will provide online access for almost 200,000 children. The program will aim to...

Is subscribing to Amazon’s Prime worth it despite the late deliveries? Totally. - 07/15/2015

Although subscribing to Amazon’s Prime membership will cost you $99 a year, and despite the late deliveries, if any, read on to find out why it is still worth paying for Amazon’s Prime. With Amazon’s Prime deliveries being handled by the United Parcel Service Inc. instead of a private player in this field, the quality of service has become spotty, with the result that many online buyer’s love...
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