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What gives a dollar bill its value?

What gives a dollar bill its value? If you tried to pay for something with a piece of paper, you might run into some trouble. Unless, of course, the piece of paper was a hundred dollar bill. But what is it that makes that bill so much…

How does the stock market work?

In the 1600s the Dutch East India Company employed hundreds of ships to trade gold, porcelain, spices, and silks around the globe. But running this massive operation wasn’t cheap. In order to fund their expensive voyages, the company…

How big is bitcoin’s carbon footprint?

How big is bitcoin's carbon footprint? The bitcoin gold rush comes with dirty baggage mining, the virtual currency and its transactions are estimated to cause more pollution than a small country every year. A fact that companies and…

Panasonic forecasts jump in profit

Betting on rebounding economies around the world Panasonic expects operating profit to jump by almost a third this business year. On Monday, the Japanese maker of items from bicycles to hairdryers, forecast operating profit to rise to 3…

The Golden Rules Of Customer Service

The Golden Rules Of Customer Service Everything I know about customer service I learned from working at McDonald's as a teenager. Hard to believe, but true! In this day of highly competitive cyber business, the companies that will succeed…