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    1. The Motley Fool: Inflation, debt market affect rates

      The Motley Fool: Inflation, debt market affect rates

      Interesting interest rates Q: What makes interest rates go up and down? A: Interest rates are strongly influenced by inflation and the debt market (think Treasury notes, bills, bonds, etc.). Inflation has been low in recent years, averaging about 3 percent annually over decades. Interest rates have started inching up but are still below average. After all, the prime rate topped 20 percent in 1980.

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    2. Retiring in 2018? You Might Need $280,000 to Cover This One Big Expense

      Retiring in 2018? You Might Need $280,000 to Cover This One Big Expense newsfeedback@fool.com (Christy Bieber) Save So you think you're ready to leave the workforce? Before you hand in your notice, make sure you're fully prepared to support yourself during retirement. And this doesn't just mean having enough money in your travel fund. There's one big expense that could cost you a fortune during your senior years: healthcare.

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    3. Retiring in 2018? You Might Need $280,000 to Cover This One Big Expense

      Retiring in 2018? You Might Need $280,000 to Cover This One Big Expense

      Retiring in 2018? You Might Need $280,000 to Cover This One Big Expense Christy Bieber, The Motley Fool Reblog So you think you're ready to leave the workforce? Before you hand in your notice, make sure you're fully prepared to support yourself during retirement. And this doesn't just mean having enough money in your travel fund. There's one big expense that could cost you a fortune during your senior years: healthcare.

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    4. Can I Get on Medicare as Soon as I Retire?

      Can I Get on Medicare as Soon as I Retire? newsfeedback@fool.com (Maurie Backman) Save Millions of seniors rely on Medicare to pay for their health-related needs. But many near-retirees make one dangerous assumption: that they'll be eligible for Medicare coverage the moment they leave the workforce. If you're wondering whether you can get on Medicare as soon as you retire, the answer is that it depends on when you decide to bring your career to a close.

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    5. How Your Company's Logo Influences Purchase Decisions

      How Your Company's Logo Influences Purchase Decisions

      Square? Circular? Geometric? Organic? These elements actually communicate different things. Be sure you know what those are.

      Your company’s logo is the visual figurehead of your brand, so it’s important to get it right. Whether intentional or not, every detail of your logo will influence people who see it. That's why nothing should be arbitrary.

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      Mentions: Amazon Branding
    6. Workflow and Business Efficiency -- 5 Strategies You Ignore at Your Peril

      Workflow and Business Efficiency -- 5 Strategies You Ignore at Your Peril

      Emails alone don't cut it as an efficient way to communicate with team members. You're not still depending on email, are you?

      An inefficient business can cost you a lot more than just growth -- it can affect your revenue, too. According to a report by IDC, your business runs the risk of losing 20 to 30 percent of your revenue due to inefficient systems.

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    7. Hong Kong now has more super-rich people than any other city

      Hong Kong now has more super-rich people than any other city

      New York is no longer the city with the biggest super-rich population. Hong Kong overtook the Big Apple to become the top destination for the planet's wealthiest people last year, according to a study published Thursday by research firm Wealth-X. The number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) residing in the Asian financial hub rose by almost a third in 2017 to 10,000, the study said. Wealth-X defines a UHNWI as a person worth $30 million or more.

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    8. The 5 Most Important Questions to Consider Before Beginning Your Entrepreneurial Journey

      The 5 Most Important Questions to Consider Before Beginning Your Entrepreneurial Journey

      Grit and taking calculated risks are the essentials if you are to achieve anything notable.

      Every entrepreneur’s journey starts with a story, whether an account of overcoming adversity or an anecdotal moment of inspiration found in an unlikely situation. When one digs deeper, he or she discovers that these stories have one common thread: courage.

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    9. Dollar Tree Is No Dollar General -

      Dollar Tree Is No Dollar General -

      A quick look at the numbers reveal that the flagship Dollar Tree banner continued to perform well from a sales perspective, with comps of 3.7% matching those of Dollar General and helping to offset Family Dollar's flat YOY performance on a same-store basis - which in turn improved about one percentage point sequentially. Further separating Dollar Tree from Dollar General was the former's less audacious footprint expansion, which weighed in my March decision to favor the latter as a more compelling investment.

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    10. Trade war: China suffers three-month export downturn as Donald Trump’s tariffs bite - POLITICO

      Trade war: China suffers three-month export downturn as Donald Trump’s tariffs bite - POLITICO

      The powerful export machine of China is quickly losing steam amid threats of a full-blown trade war with the United States, an index compiled by Beijing suggests.
      The “new export order” subindex in China’s official purchasing manager index – the first available indicator to gauge China’s export sector’s health every month – fell sharply in August even when only a small portion of Washington’s threatened additional tariffs on Chinese products kicked in, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

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    11. 4 Mistakes to Avoid When You Have to Deliver Bad News

      4 Mistakes to Avoid When You Have to Deliver Bad News

      One of the most important jobs of leaders is to tell people what’s going on, even when the news is bad. Leaders must be able to address everything from an individual performance issue to the denial of budget for new personnel or other resources, the loss of a client or project, even an existential threat to the business, such as a tariff or regulatory change.

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    12. Why You Should Focus on Your Strengths as a Business Owner

      Why You Should Focus on Your Strengths as a Business Owner

      People always say to focus on your weaknesses, but as a business owner, focus on what you're good at instead.

      We hear a lot about taking our weaknesses and working on them until we become strong in those areas.

      Unfortunately, trying to turn weaknesses into strengths might not be the best or most efficient use of your time as a business owner. Recently, I came across a philosophy that recommends you focus on your strengths, rather than wasting time on weaknesses.

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    13. Walmart same-store sales grow at fastest pace in 10 years as e-commerce spending climbs - MarketWatch

      Walmart same-store sales grow at fastest pace in 10 years as e-commerce spending climbs - MarketWatch

      Walmart Inc. reported same-store sales growth at the strongest levels in more than a decade, offsetting analyst concerns about major investments in areas like e-commerce, where the retail giant expects to have losses for the year.

      Walmart WMT, -0.26%   U.S. saw same-store sales jump 4.5% during the second quarter, with traffic and ticket growth of more than 2%. Sales of $128.0 billion, beat the FactSet consensus of $126.0 billion.

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