Stocks falter at start of final week
Stocks fell Monday, closing lower on one of the final trading days of a dismal year, amid global tensions and downbeat corporate news. The Dow Jones industrial average settled at 8,483.93, down 31.62 points or 0.37 percent, after falling more than 1.5 percent earlier in the session. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index retreated 3.38 points to 869.42. The Nasdaq composite fell 1.3 percent, 19.92 points, to 1,510.32. Trading has been subdued recently, with many investors on vacation or holding off on large transactions until 2009. On Friday, stocks drifted higher in a thinly traded sess...
Obama announces new education initiative led by corporate CEOs
Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday announced a new initiative led by the top executives of major U.S. corporations that seeks to improve education in science, technology, engineering and math. The nonprofit initiative, called Change the Equation, involves 100 chief executive officers and has $5 million in funding for its first year of operation, according to information provided by the White House. "These are actually the kinds of things that 10 years from now, 20 years from now, we're going to look back and say it really made a difference," Obama said. The initiative was...
Lay may distract Wall St.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) -- Wall Street may see a retreat Tuesday from two sessions of gains after stock investors take in the latest corporate news on top of what is expected to be a stony silence from former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay, who is due to appear before a Senate Committee. Early indications point to a lower open for the major U.S. stock indexes. Lay is the most public figure in the rise and fall of Enron. Investigators and investors alike will want to know what he knew about the questionable partnerships that brought down the company. Lay was subpoenaed by the Senate Commerce Committee aft...
Evaluating business mobility needs
Mobility is about enabling untethered use of business networks, applications and data to enhance availability, response times, processing efficiency and more. Mobile device management can do more than stop bad things from happening -- it can also enable workers to be more productive. Achieving that benefit begins with identifying your workforce’s mobility needs. Wireless business traffic is expected to nearly double between 2013 and 2015, driven largely by mobile devices, according to Forrester Research’s 2013 mobility survey. For this reason, examining the traffic carried by your WLAN can be...
How dependent is Europe on Russia for gas?
Russia's state-controlled energy giant Gazprom said Ukraine will now have to pay for its gas supplies up-front, after last minute talks between the two countries failed. This could have a knock-on effect on Europe, which gets around 15% of its gas from Russia via Ukraine. Explore the map above to find out just how much Europe needs Russia's gas.
Tech giants owe huge thanks to the United Kingdom
Over the last 15 years, I've been lucky enough to work in the industry of tech-driven start-ups, and I've watched as revolutions have taken place. Technologies we now take for granted -- wifi, the iPhone, Twitter and Facebook, for example -- have transformed the way we communicate, do business and even facilitate political upheavals. Yet they remain youthful technologies. Wifi had its earliest start around 1991, and didn't hit the mainstream until the early 2000s. It's now in every decent coffee shop and threatening to infiltrate the last bastion of un-connectivity -- the London underground. ...
Amazon unveils 3-D Fire Phone
Amazon entered the smartphone business Wednesday -- and made a big splash doing it. At an event in Seattle, the retail giant unveiled the Fire Phone, a high-end, 3-D smartphone. It is the first smartphone Amazon has produced on its own. Display: The Fire Phone has a 3-D, 4.7-inch high-definition display. It uses infrared lights and cameras mounted on the phone's surface to track a user's head movements and render images accordingly. Bezos compared the Fire Phone's 3-D feature to the introduction of geometric perspective and the vanishing point in 14th century artworks.
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Recently, company performed outdoor recreational program to motivate all its staffs. Employee Recreation represents a unique departmentally sponsored program designed to improve recruitment, retention, enjoyment, enthusiasm and commitment among student employees. All the employees found happy and satisfied by the activity.The rationale for the program centers upon its effectiveness as a medium to positively impact programs and personnel. The opportunity to separately assemble employees in a setting which combines sports/recreation with social ingredients has the potential to stimulate some ex...
Company plan to Launch new smartphone
Smartphones that bend- When fashion and technology meet, good things can happen. Sometimes. This might be the case with bendy screen smartphones. Samsung has already shown its OLED display technology, which means this tech could be in our hands – or wrapped around our wrists. It’s likely to be called the Galaxy Skin and will feature everything you expect in a smartphone – camera, high-res screen and a decent processor.