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After a huge loss on old reinsurance contracts, GE contemplates a break-up
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Flannery kitchen-sinks it DECISIONS made long ago, and often long since forgotten, can come back to haunt. General Electric (GE), an American industrial conglomerate, has discovered that to its chagrin. On January 16th the company said it would have to take a $9.5bn charge (before tax) on old reinsurance contracts in its financial arm, GE […]

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Masayoshi Son may raise yet more cash to pump into tech
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AT AN investor briefing in 2015, Masayoshi Son, chief executive of SoftBank, flashed up a picture of a goose. The company is like the bird of legend that produces golden eggs, he explained. In his quest to encourage more laying, Mr Son has taken SoftBank well beyond its telecoms business. The firm also manages the […]

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Innovative materials from bamboo are helping a new industry to sprout
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A bamboo spider rides high FANNING out from the sodden delta of the Yangtze, and southward to the flanks of the Nanling mountains, over 6m hectares of emerald bamboo groves—one-fifth of the world’s reserves—flourish in China. Giant pandas nibble the softest shoots. Around 40bn pairs of disposable chopsticks are made from bamboo twigs annually in […]

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How 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Star Terry Crews Went From Sweeping Floors to Huge TV Star Success
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‘Do something that will just make everyone’s eyes bug out,’ he says.

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9 Ways the Government Shutdown Could Affect Your Small Business
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The Senate failed to pass a stopgap measure so the government is officially shut down.

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25 Simple Daily Habits Which Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else
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Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen?

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Digital Is Dead
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The days when the digital world could stand alone in blissful ignorance of how the rest of the world does business are clearly waning

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Chinese tech companies plan to steal American cloud firms’ thunder
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WHICH of the world’s tech giants boasts the fastest-growing computing cloud? Many would guess either Amazon or Google, which operate the world’s largest networks of data centres, but the correct answer is Alibaba. In 2016 the cloud-computing business of the Chinese e-commerce behemoth grew by 126%, to $675m. Growth is unlikely to slow soon. Simon […]

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Our Big Mac index shows fundamentals now matter more in currency markets
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IT IS usually considered quaint to predict foreign-exchange movements by reference to whether currencies are dear or cheap. Metrics such as The Economist’s Big Mac index, a lighthearted guide to exchange rates, hint at how far currency values are out of whack. But they are often driven further out of kilter by capital flows, by […]

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Legacy airlines are facing new competitors on transatlantic routes
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EVEN for a global industry like aviation, Primera Air’s business model seems remarkably cosmopolitan. The Icelandic-owned budget airline is headquartered in Latvia, but mainly operates low-cost flights from Denmark and Sweden to sunny places in the Mediterranean. This summer, it will begin long-haul flights from Britain and France to America. The company bears more than […]

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