• Flush with success, Texas toilet-seat artist ready to retire

    Barney Smith, the man known as the “King of the Commode,” has been creating works of art out of toilet seats for more than 50 years. But he’s finally calling it quits, FOX 29 in San Antonio reported. The 96-year-old retired plumber from Texas created the Toilet Seat Art Museum to showcase his porcelain masterpieces. Over the […]

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    North Korean Defector Tells Lester Holt ‘World Should be Ready’

    SEOUL, South Korea — A senior North Korean defector has told NBC News that the country’s “desperate” dictator is prepared to use nuclear weapons to strike the United States and its allies. Thae Yong Ho is the most high profile North Korean defector in two decades, meaning he is able to give a rare insight […]

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    Making start-ups “investor ready”

    WE RECOMMEND Trump can be a blessing in disguise for Indian IT players, says Ambani Five stocks which hit new 52-week high today MORE FROM THE AUTHOR Get ready for a Digital Tsunami Bringing digital India to life Start-ups are multiplying rapidly in India. There are just too many of them. Most of them are […]

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    Get Ready for Lower Capital Investment Expensing

    The amount the U.S. tax law allows businesses to deduct in a year for investments in new property, equipment and computer software is falling. From 2010 to 2013, businesses could deduct up to $500,000 in investments in a single year instead of depreciating that investment over time. But this year, due to changes in the […]

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    Tata-Mistry spat: Courts ready for prolonged legal battle

    According to the Bombay high court website, Mistry filed as many as seven caveats against various Tata group companies. Photo: Reuters New Delhi: Minority shareholders of three Tata group companies moved the Bombay high court against the removal of independent director Nusli Wadia, the Business Standard reported late on Tuesday. The dispute around the Tata […]

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    How to Get Ready to Make Your Pitch to Investors

    Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”  Those words are just as true today as they were when he said them.  When your business is poised on the brink of scaling up, when you absolutely need money to take your company to the next level, you’re going to have to […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    6 Things Your Small Business Must Do to Get Ready for New Overtime Rule

    The Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, which raises the annual salary threshold for exempt employees from $23,660 to $47,476, goes into effect Thursday, December 1, 2016. Unprepared businesses are scrambling to make changes to avoid detrimental overtime and noncompliance expenses and fines. According to the DOL, approximately 4.2 million American workers are currently classified […]

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    HP, a Silicon Valley Icon, Is Ready for Its Break-Up

    One of the nation’s most storied tech companies will split in two this weekend, another casualty of seismic shifts in the way people use technology – and big-company sluggishness in responding. Hewlett-Packard was an early pioneer of what became the model for Silicon Valley startups: Founded in 1939 by two Stanford graduates in a Palo […]

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    Is Ritesh Agarwal ready to grow up?

    OYO Rooms founder Ritesh Agarwal. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint On 24 January, Manoj Thelakkat, a Bengaluru-based recruitment professional, took to social networking platform Facebook to share his experience of being an OYO Rooms customer. The roughly 1,400-word post, headlined ‘The Ordeal called OYO Rooms’, details his frustrating experience of first being denied a pre-paid room at […]