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9 things bosses do that make great employees quit

Flickr/Erich FerdinandLinkedIn Influencer Dr. Travis Bradberry published this post originally on LinkedIn. It's pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about — few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door. Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on … [Read more...]

Trump will meet with Boeing’s CEO after criticizing the price of its upcoming Air Force One plane

APThe CEO of Boeing is meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago just weeks after a public spat over the cost of the Air Force One project. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg is meeting with Trump on Wednesday. Earlier this month, Trump said that the price of two new Air Force one planes was "out of control" and suggested he didn't want to go ahead with the project at that … [Read more...]

7 mental tricks US Olympic athletes use to perform under pressure

Clive Rose / Staff / Getty ImagesWhen you're competing against the best athletes in the world, everyone's in great shape, having spent years crafting the perfect physique to perform at the top of their game. But physical prowess will only get you so far. Many Olympians will tell you that success is also a product of their mindset and of their ability to not get intimidated by their opponents and … [Read more...]

This graphic shows how out-of-control San Francisco housing prices have gotten

Shutterstock / prochasson fredericIf you're at all attuned to America's real estate market, you've heard about San Francisco's ongoing housing crisis. Residents have been doing crazy things to survive the sky-high cost of living, from camping out in Google's parking lot to taking up residence on a sailboat.  But according to a recent report by online real-estate broker … [Read more...]

Before-and-after photos show just how bad California’s drought has gotten

California's historic drought is in the middle of its fifth year. Satellite images, taken by the US Geological Survey and NASA Landsat 7 and 8 satellites and collected by the online lake reference site Lakepedia, show the drought's devastating impact on major lakes in California. Original Reporting by Erin Brodwin Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook … [Read more...]

Stocks haven’t been this boring since 1992

Tony Lewis/Getty ImagesStocks look like they're taking a bit of a holiday break. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been unable to break the 20,000 mark and it appears that investors are taking it easy. The VIX index, the measure of the stock market's volatility, briefly slipped below 11 on Wednesday — hitting its lowest level since August 2015 and the second-lowest since June 2014 … [Read more...]

Poll: The most annoying word or phrase in America is ‘whatever’

YouTube / MovieClipsPOUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — A poll has found that the most annoying word or phrase used in casual conversation in America is "whatever." The Marist College poll released Wednesday indicates the word irritates 38 percent of Americans. The pollsters offered up five options for most annoying word or phrase: "Whatever," ''No offense, but," ''Ya know, right," ''I can't even" and … [Read more...]

Here’s how the Fed’s decision to raise interest rates could impact your life

ReutersIf you've ever borrowed money or opened a savings account, then the Federal Reserve matters to you. The US central bank just raised its benchmark interest rate for the first time in a year — to a target of 0.5% to 0.75% — and signaled that there are more increases to come. That rate, called the Fed funds rate, serves as a benchmark for basically every interest rate on … [Read more...]

Nigeria seems to be committed to policies that have ‘strangled’ its economy

Akintunde Akinleye /ReutersBack in late June, Nigeria finally did the painful thing everyone said it had to do and unpegged its currency, the naira, from the US dollar. Well, kind of. The official exchange rate has actually been kept artificially stronger than the parallel market rate since then — which we outlined back in July. Fast forward to today, the government appears to be … [Read more...]

Early acceptance rates to Ivy League schools are drastically higher than regular — but the reason why isn’t as obvious as it seems

Courtesy of Stefan StoykovThe Ivy League classes of 2021 are one step closer to attending the school of their dreams. Last week, every Ivy League school, with the exception of Columbia University, reported the number of students who applied and were accepted early this year, giving a glimpse into the college choices of tens of thousands of students. The figures may look a little out of sync with … [Read more...]

TRUMP: Berlin Christmas market slaughter an ‘attack on humanity’

AP Photo/Andrew HarnikOutside his Florida estate Mar-a-Lago, President-elect Donald Trump told reporters that the attack on a Christmas market in Berlin was "an attack on humanity." Trump had previously issued a statement on the Monday truck attack, which killed 12 people and injured dozens. ISIS claimed responsibility. When a reporter asked Trump about his previously stated plans to ban … [Read more...]

How to pack your suit so it doesn’t wrinkle

Dan Trepanier/Articles Of Style Following up on yesterday’s “flight suit” article, here’s a quick guide on how to fold a suit and shirt to avoid wrinkling in your suitcase. The suit First, lay the jacket flat: Dan Trepanier/Articles Of Style The key is that all four panels are laying perfectly flat (front and back, including the vents). The pin is optional (I … [Read more...]

10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, LULU, HSC, UBS, BCS)

Reuters/Ilya NaymushinHere is what you need to know. US stocks are at all-time highs. On Wednesday, the major US averages put in their 12th record high since Donald Trump was elected president on November 8. Notable was the performance of the Dow Transports, which closed at an all-time high for the first time in two years. The S&P 500 is set to open little changed near 2,239. The ECB meets on … [Read more...]

Online junk food ads targeting children are banned in the UK

Getty The advertising of high fat, salt, or sugar (HFSS) food or drink products targeting under-16s has been banned across all non-broadcast media, UK advertising regulator the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has announced. That includes online and in social media, in print, and in the cinema, "bringing the non-broadcast advertising in line with the TV rules," the committee said in its … [Read more...]

A behavioral economist reveals when it’s time to quit to your job

Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and author of "Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations." He discusses how to tell if it's the right time to look for a new job.  Follow BI Video: On Twitter … [Read more...]

A Danish MP suggested shooting at boats carrying migrants to keep them away from Europe

AFPCOPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Security forces should shoot at the boats of migrants trying to reach the European Union illegally, a member of parliament for the Danish government's main political ally, the Danish People's Party, suggested on national television. "The only efficient way is to turn the boats and say: 'You cannot sail within this national border and if you do, you will either be shot at … [Read more...]

A Pakistan passenger plane issued a Mayday call before a deadly crash that killed everyone on board

AFP/AAMIR QURESHISaddha Batolni (Pakistan) (AFP) - A Pakistani aircraft carrying 47 people issued a Mayday call before losing radar contact and crashing into a mountain, killing everyone on board, authorities said, as they began collecting DNA Thursday to identify victims.   The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight smashed into a hillside in the country's north after one of its two … [Read more...]

Michael Jordan just won a landmark case over Chinese copycats

Thomson ReutersSHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's highest court has ruled in favor of former basketball star Michael Jordan in a long-running trademark case relating to a local sportswear firm using the Chinese version of his name, overturning earlier rulings against the athlete. The former Chicago Bulls player sued Qiaodan Sports in 2012, saying the company located in southern Fujian province had built … [Read more...]