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10 Key Energy Trends To Watch For In 2016

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Energy investors got clobbered in 2015, and are hoping for things to turn positive as we head into the New Year. What can we expect in 2016? Here is a rundown of some key trends to watch for: 1. U.S. oil production contracts. Oil output in the U.S. has declined by about 300,000 barrels per […]

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The writers of hit show 'Mr. Robot' want to make you paranoid about all the technology you use

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If “Mr. Robot,” the USA Network’s critically-acclaimed, award-nominated TV thriller, has gotten you paranoid about this whole “computer thing” — well, that’s what the show’s writing team is going for. “If it ups your level of paranoia, it’s a good thing,” said Mr. Robot writer Kor Adana, on stage at CES 2016’s CyberSecurity Forum. That’s […]

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Techs, Oil Both Knocked Hard In Broad Market Sell-Off

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The Nasdaq extended its sell-off to a fifth straight session Wednesday, and the S&P 500 closed below the 2000 level for the first time in nearly three months. In other words, stocks acted exactly the way they should during a market correction. The tech-filled Nasdaq composite fell 1.1%, extending its losses over the past five […]

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Apple paid CEO Tim Cook $10.3 million in 2015

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(Reuters) – Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook’s compensation rose 11.5 percent to $10.3 million in 2015, a year when the company had a rocky ride due to fears of slowing shipments of its new iPhone models. Cook’s base pay increased about 14.4 percent to $2 million last year, while non-equity incentive compensation rose about […]

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Data-Driven Marketing in 2016: Bigger, Faster, Better

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As technology-savvy, data-driven marketers, our job is to get the right message in front of the right audience at the right time to drive the desired consumer behavior — more efficiently and effectively than traditional approaches. This isn’t easy – and it’s not for the faint of heart. Data-driven marketing requires a new mindset, organizational […]

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Adele's Fans Buy Millions, But Record Sales Continue to Drop

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Even though Adele broke records for album sales with “25,” she couldn’t stop overall record sales from continuing to decline in 2015 as consumers keep switching to on-demand streaming services. According to Nielsen Music’s 2015 year-end report, total album sales dropped 6.1 percent to 241.4 million, from 257 million in 2014. Even digital track sales […]

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16 Shocking Predictions for 2016

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We’re starting to understand that things are coming to an end, yet in many more ways, we feel that we’re on the brink of a new beginning. Without a doubt, we’re in the middle of a crisis like never before. Our saving grace lies in acknowledging the totality of what is happening. We must admit […]

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20 Content Ideas for When You're Running Low on Inspiration

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Content marketing is demanding if you’ve fully dedicated yourself to the strategy. Larger companies and brands need fresh, new, unique, insightful content churned out on a daily basis, and even smaller companies might have large-volume needs–with only one or two people to get the job done. In any case, it’s common to hit a creative […]

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It's Never Too Late to Thank Your Teacher

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With election season well underway, education is sure to come up as a hot topic. Politicians make big promises but come up with nothing more than empty bromides. Who can argue with a policy called No Child Left Behind or Every Student Succeeds? But it takes more than political promises to truly inspire children, show […]

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Oil Falls To $34; U.S. Stockpiles At Record High

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Oil dropped below $34 a barrel in New York after U.S. gasoline inventories surged the most in 22 years and crude supplies at the American hub climbed to a record. Brent oil fell to an 11-year low in London as West Texas intermediate tumbled to a seven-year low in New York. Gasoline stockpiles rose 10.6 […]

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Why Psychology is the Key to Growing Your Business

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Gaining an advantage Much in the same way that sports men and women are seeking the services of sports psychologists to develop ways to achieve peak performance, so now are businesses turning to psychology to look for ways to gain an advantage over their competitors and maximise the potential of their employees. Leaders are learning […]

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I refused to put money into the office Powerball pool because of math — but my boss' rationale for playing is economically sound

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Business Insider considered the dollar costs and probabilities involved in winning Wednesday’s massive $500 million Powerball jackpot, and concluded that buying a ticket is a pretty bad decision. In other words, a rational person who is all about the numbers and the money would not play. However, for many people, playing the lottery is about […]

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Hearts get blood pumping on tour

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If your new year’s resolutions include getting in shape, consider this, dancing at a show counts as cardio. The Hearts When: Jan. 8 Where: Amigos What: The Hearts (formerly Jeff Stuart & The Hearts) are one option to get that organ pumping. If you’re not quite ready to leave the glitter of the holidays behind, […]

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Clicks sum up at John Lewis

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BUMPER online orders helped John Lewis ring up a 4.1 per cent rise in festive sales to £1.81billion despite a drop in takings at its department stores and Waitrose supermarkets. read more >>> Source : The Daily Express