• LIFE
    Why pizza affects your life insurance rates

    Unlike some life insurance pricing variables that are out of your control, such as your age, blood pressure is something you can change. Even if high blood pressure runs in your family, a healthy lifestyle can keep yours in check. One of the best steps you can take is limiting foods loaded with sodium, which […]

  • NEWS
    Small Business Loan Approval Rates Surge

    Big banks have long been accused of turning a blind eye to small businesses’ credit needs, but things are changing for the better now. According to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, March 2016, the monthly analysis of more than 1,000 small business loan applications on Biz2Credit.com, loan approval rates at big banks and institutional […]

  • MOTIVATION
    Start-up Failure Rates Vary — Choosing the Right Industry Matters

    May 28, 2008 by Scott Shane In Startup 41 3 Shares 2 6 1 Email this ArticlePrint This Article I’m following up my posting of a few weeks ago on new business failure rateswhere I said that there are considerable differences across industry sectors in business failure rates. Below is Figure 7.1 (p.113) from my […]

  • NEWS
    Amazon India revises commission rates for third-party sellers

    A file photo of an Amazon India warehouse in Sonipat, Haryana. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint Bengaluru: Amazon India has raised commission rates for sellers in certain categories such as consumer electronic devices, while reducing fees in others such as large appliances, after a festive season showdown with local rival Flipkart. Amazon raised the fees for sellers […]

  • LIFE
    Liquid fund returns can decline with lower interest rates

    iStockPhoto I have been keeping money in bank recurring deposits (RDs) for my short-term goals. Are liquid funds a good option for such goals? —Chetan Singh Liquid funds are a good option to park your surplus money temporarily instead of allowing them to lie in your savings bank account as they typically deliver higher returns […]

  • NEWS
    U.S. Postal Service REDUCES Postage Rates for Regular Mail

    On April 10, 2016, the U.S. Postal Service will reduce postage rates for regular mail — for the first time in 97 years. Small businesses have become conditioned to hearing about postage rates going up. But, in a move called “historic” certain postage rates are being reduced. The biggest news is that First-class mail will go down by […]

  • NEWS
    Banks may cut interest rates in next few days: Shaktikanta Das

    A file photo of economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: Asserting that India is moving towards a low interest rate regime, economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das on Friday said banks are expected to cut interest rates over the next few days in light of the recent monetary policy easing by RBI. […]