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(Reuters) – A Florida couple has won a nearly year-long legal battle for their right to cover their house and wall with a mural of Vincent van Gogh’s famed “The Starry Night” painting, after being told the unusual decoration violated city code. Nancy Nembhauser poses in front of the house with the “Starry Night” mural painted on it in Mount Dora, Florida, U.S., January 29, 2018 in this handout photo provided July 18, 2018....

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Burberry burns bags, clothes and perfume worth millions

Image copyright Getty Images Burberry, the upmarket British fashion label, destroyed unsold clothes, accessories and perfume worth £28.6m last year to protect its brand. That was 6% higher than the value of products the company disposed of in the previous financial year. Fashion firms including Burberry destroy unwanted items to prevent them being...

Ex-FBI chief James Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterm elections

Carsten Koall | Getty Images Former FBI Director James Comey talks backstage before a panel discussion about his book ‘A Higher Loyalty’ on June 19, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Former FBI director and long-time Republican supporter James Comey is urging American voters to support...

China’s fintech companies offer ‘enormous’ opportunity, investment manager says

Anthony Kwan | Bloomberg | Getty Images Mobile payment platforms Apple Pay and Alipay are displayed for a photograph in Hong Kong, China, on November 1, 2016. Despite a slowdown in growth and trade tensions, there are “enormous” and “stunning” opportunities...

National Savings to cut Direct ISA rate

Image copyright Getty Images National Savings and Investments (NS&I) is cutting the interest rate it pays on its Direct Individual Savings Account (ISA), affecting nearly 400,000 savers. From 24 September, NS&I...

The Top 19 Bad Leadership Traits

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Good leaders may also exhibit bad leadership traits every now and then. But if a leader consistently exhibit bad traits, then you better do something about it because the organization may suffer because...

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Leadership Styles – Autocratic Leadership

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An autocratic leader is one who makes unilateral decisions, meaning to say, deciding based on his own judgment and does not invite opinions from others. Also known as a dictator, his words are, metaphorically speaking, law to those under his charge, to be obeyed without debate. Though not always so, an autocratic style of leadership is commonly used alongside...

Leadership – Contributing Factors That Make an Exceptional Leader

There are many contributing factors that lead to effective leadership. Every successful business owner knows that the biggest reason for their success is great leadership. While not everyone possesses the characteristics necessary to...

Leadership in Sports

Growing up in the suburbs of Detroit, sports were a huge part of my life as a child, and continue to be today. Back in those days, the only Detroit sports team that could actually be considered competitive was the Detroit Red Wings. Throughout...

How to Determine Small Business Size

Among the things that an entrepreneur needs to have in mind is, the size of the small business they hope to set up. The size is important when it comes to issues like financing and management. The Small Business Administration agency...

Asia Markets: Asian shares mixed in wake of U.S. stock market’s weakness

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IStockphoto An aerial view of Tianjin, one of China’s main gateways. Asian stocks were mixed Friday in the wake of the...

U.S. Medigap plans fall short on protections for pre-existing conditions

CHICAGO (Reuters) – (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) A technician stocks the shelves of the pharmacy at White House Clinic in Berea, Kentucky, U.S., February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston Thinking of adding a Medigap supplemental policy...

In One Chart: This 1 chart puts mega tech’s trillions of market value into eye-popping perspective

Michael Batnick This is what absolute dominance looks like. A picture is worth a thousand words but a pie chart may be more...

Goldman Sachs pressed on strategy as new CEO confirmed

(Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc was pressed for details on new businesses after an uneven second-quarter performance, a likely preview of challenges incoming Chief Executive David Solomon will...

How To Use Kanban To Become Insanely Productive: A Short Guide

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Kanban board via Shutterstock Are you searching for the perfect productivity system? First the bad news: It doesn’t exist. You’re going to have to do the work no matter what...

Why Helsinki's Whim Is NoFad…

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The last few years has seen greater changes to urban mobility than in most of the last century, the design of which was largely influenced by the automobile. The vast majority of these changes,...

Study Finds Link Between Heavy Use Of Digital Media And ADHD In Teens, But Questions Remain

(Photo By: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) Concerns continue rising about how much time we’re spending on our smartphones and the effects digital immersion is having on both...

What If Tesla's Musk Premium Becomes A Discount

As news of Elon Musk’s bizarre tweetstorm over the weekend hit the wires, Tesla’s shares fell Monday.  Of course, it’s impossible to know if these two things are related.  Coincidentally,...