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Nike to slash 1,400 jobs, cut sneaker styles in shakeup

Nike wants to be more nimble on its feet and sell more shoes directly to customers online as part of a restructuring in which it plans to cut about 1,400 jobs and reduce the number of sneaker styles it offers by a quarter. The company announced several changes to its …

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India’s poultry producers cash in on feed cost slump, beef slaughter curbs

India’s poultry producers are posting record profits as feed costs have dropped to a five-year low and on rising chicken demand after cattle slaughtering restrictions were enacted in the majority Hindu country. Poultry company profits should continue to rise as raw material costs are set to remain depressed and demand …

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‘Request for ideas’: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos asks Twitter followers how to donate his money

Amazon.com Inc’s billionaire founder Jeff Bezos on Thursday turned to an unusual source of inspiration for how to donate part of his wealth: Twitter. “I want much of my philanthropic activity to be helping people in the here and now – short term – at the intersection of urgent need …

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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV Review

The Volkswagen Tiguan is like Jackie Chan. At first glance, it’s not intimidating; so not aggressive. Rather, it has a smile on its face and walks about, doing its things. It doesn’t even have a brawny look; so though there is a bit of muscle, it’s doesn’t really show. But, …

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Mira Erda Becomes The First Indian Female Driver To Race In Euro JK Series

Mira Erda from Vadodara, Gujarat, will become the first Indian female driver to compete in the Euro JK Series championship. One of the highest classes of Formula racing in the country, the Euro JK series is part of the upcoming JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship. Mira has been active in …

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Your Favorite Way to Relax Could Make Summer Workouts Way Easier

For many, N-O-P-E is the only answer to exercising in the summertime, when heat can make your effort feel extra laborious. While that’s an A+ excuse to spend the season on your butt (you do you!), research recently published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research suggests bathing can …

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Agri-tech startups have a field day as farmers, investors sow seeds of growth

In Indian agriculture, the scope—and application—of technology has long been limited to genetically-modified crops, high-yield seeds and, of late, a handful of sophisticated tools like aerial images and GPS technology. Needless to say, a lot of challenges that farmers faced remained unresolved, partly because there were no problem-solvers around. But …

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On the rise of unproductive entrepreneurs like Travis Kalanick

Entrepreneurs are universally celebrated, but what if modern day entrepreneurship is creating ventures that do more harm than good? A piece this week in Harvard Business Review by Robert E. Litan and Ian Hathaway reminds us of this point by citing the work of William Baumol, who passed away last …

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Ever thought of taking a boat into a Hawaiian volcano spouting lava?

Is your experience with volcanoes limited only to what you learn in school and the movies Volcano (1997) and Dante’s Peak (also 1997)? You think they’re something only to be viewed on the Discovery Channel? Well, for your next holiday you should consider exploring the Kilauea Volcano, Kalapana in Hawaii. …

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Big discounts on ACs, cars, phones to beat GST deadline

Customers are being given discounts and cashback offers on several product categories such as TVs, laptops, mobile phones, air conditioners and refrigerators.(Mohd Zakir/HT File Photo) It is raining discounts as we approach the July 1 rollout date for the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Cars, ACs, TVs, washing machines, shoes, …