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|Business Insider: 10 Things We Learned From Elon Musk This Week|
Tesla Motors' first all-electric SUV, the Model X, will be unveiled later this year. Tesla is also working on its affordable car design, the Model 3, which will start around $35,000 before incentives.
|BusinessWorld: Nearly 5,000 Filipinos left the Philippines daily from 2010-2013|
Between 10 million and 12 million Filipinos live and work overseas. With the average Philippine family comprising five members, that means at least half the population could depend on a relative working overseas sending money home to feed, clothe and educate their families.
|CBSNews: 8 tips to stop annoying robocalls|
Many automated calls are becoming more frequent and more infuriating. Weren't they supposed to be banned? Yes,says the Better Business Bureau, but that hasn't happened in practice.
|CNBC: The religion of millionaires|
A new study found that more than two-thirds of the world's millionaires are affiliated with a religion, with more than half identified as Christians.
|Newsweek: Manila?s Fireworks Won New Year?s Eve|
A video taken from a skyscraper shows fireworks bursting from dozens of locations throughout the Philippine capital city?s metro area at midnight on January 1. Frank Scheungel of Amadeus Photography recorded the two-minute video from the tallest building in the city, according to GMA News.
|The Boston Globe: Russian science is amazing. So why hasn?t it taken over the world?|
The characteristics [of] a society that are necessary for commercial success in technology do not exist in Russia?and those characteristics are social and legal and political and economic.
|The Guardian: Japan suffers lowest number of births on record as population shrinks |
Japan?s estimated number of newborn babies last year fell to 1.001 million, the lowest figure on record, further contributing to the ageing and shrinking of the country?s population, official data showed Thursday.
|The Guardian: 2014 revealed the insecurity behind China?s economic might |
China cracked down on foreign businesses, raising fears of xenophobia and economic nationalism. Authorities raided many firms, ostensibly for violating a six-year-old anti-monopoly law: Microsoft, Qualcomm, Daimler, Audi, Mercedes Benz, and a dozen Japanese auto-parts makers. They fined the British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline $465m for bribing Chinese doctors and hospital officials to sell its drugs.
|Vox: Why oil prices keep falling ? and throwing the world into turmoil|
Low prices are excellent news for oil consumers in places like Japan or the US, where gasoline is the cheapest it's been in years. But it's a different story for nations reliant on oil sales. Russia's economy is facing a potential meltdown. Venezuela is facing serious unrest.
|Yahoo! News: Why the US will power the world economy in 2015|
Six years after its financial system nearly sank and nearly that long since the recession ended, the United States is expected to grow in 2015 at its fastest pace in a decade. Its expansion from July through September ? a 5 percent annual rate ? was the swiftest for any quarter since 2003.
|The Economist: Why the oil price is falling |
Demand is low because of weak economic activity, increased efficiency, and a growing switch away from oil to other fuels. America has become the world?s largest oil producer. Though it does not export crude oil, it now imports much less, creating a lot of spare supply.
|Fortune's 20 favorite books of 2014|
Published this year, hand-picked by Fortune staffers, consider this a recommended reading guide that should last you into the holidays and beyond.
|Radio Free Europe: After Stormy 2014, Russia Braces For Fateful New Year |
Over the past year, Putin challenged the West and upended the existing international order with the first forceful change of borders since World War II. And with the costs only now becoming apparent, 2015 is shaping up to be one of the most consequential in Russia's post-Soviet history.
|NYTimes: Amazon Offers All-You-Can-Eat Books. Authors Turn Up Noses. |
Self-published writers, who owe much of their audience to the retailer?s publishing platform, are unhappy. One problem is too much competition. But a new complaint is about Kindle Unlimited, a new Amazon subscription service that offers access to 700,000 books ? both self-published and traditionally published ? for $9.99 a month.
|AT&T: 6 common mistakes to avoid when making technology investments for your small business|
An investment in technology that doesn?t fit your business needs or which is underutilized is a costly hit to your bottom line. Here are some common mistakes to avoid when investing in technology.