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Young Professionals

7 financial steps every young professional should take
If you're a young professional, chances are you've heard that you should pay off school loans, save for your future, create an emergency fund and contribute to a 401(K). But how should you prioritize? Read on to find out.

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They're hiring! These great employers have 108,622 openings
The 25 'Best Companies' with the most openings are each looking to fill more than 1,200 jobs in 2015, including: Deloitte, KPMG, Nordstrom, Pricewaterhous Coopers and Marriott International. Read this article to learn which job titles have the most openings and what kind of employee these companies are looking for.

Android

5 Things from the Internet of Things
Here are five good examples of the coming connected world as seen at CeBIT, a major IT fair in Hanover Germany. The vision of adding sensing, computing and communications capability to all kinds of hardware is manifesting itself in increasingly interesting ways.

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5 Really Hopeful Things About U.S. We Took Away From Forbes Reinventing America Summit
Forbes Reinventing America Summit celebrated American ingenuity with panels concluding such facts as this country is full of mind-blowingly smart young people, that one passionate entrepreneur really can change the world, and that there is still reason and political courage in America.

Oprah Winfrey

Rags To Richest 2015: Billionaires Despite the Odds
You will probably know the names of some the billionaires in this article, but you probably will not know their personal stories. Did you know that Oprah was born to a teenage mom and raised by her grandmother? Or that China's richest man, Li Ka-shing, had to quit school at age 12 after his father died of tuberculosis?

China Oil

A Word on China's Economic and Energy Demand Growth
The Chinese economy is undergoing an "intentional and monumental transformation" from an export-dependent manufacturer to a consumption-driven economy powered by its own internal growth. So what does this mean for energy demand? It means a lot more demand for oil and coal!

Business

15 Body Language Blunders Successful People Never Make
Be careful what you say without ever opening your mouth! Your body language could be sabotaging your career. What follows are the 15 most common body language blunders that many people make, but that emotionally intelligent people are careful to avoid.

Mixing Desk

That huge 'Blurred Lines' verdict came out of left field and sets a terrible precedent
Name that $7.3 million tune! Jury returns huge verdict for the Marvin Gaye family, finding that "Blurred Lines" infringes on Gaye's hit, "Got to Give It Up." This decision could have a huge impact on the entire music industry

Road Map

China's Economic Roadmap
If you want to know China's priorities and how they might impact your doing business in China, there is no better place to look than China's current Five Year Plan (the 12th such plan). That plan sets out the six economic priorities discussed in this article

Fantasy Football

The 5 Most Profitable Industries in the U.S.
As a part of Inc.'s annual look at the best industries for starting a business, they have decided to highlight the niche sectors that may not make as many headlines based on revenue, but that have higher-than-usual profit margins.

New Job

9 successful people share the toughest lessons they learned at their first jobs
Business Insider asked CEOs, authors, and entrepreneurs: What advice would you give to someone just starting their first real job?

Kids

38 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know
1.Nobody cares about what you say, only what you do.
2.Funding is not the end, only the beginning.
3.Once you take on funding, the stress gets worse, not better.Click below to read more things that every entrepreneur should know.

Air Jordans

Record 290 Newcomers Join Forbes Billionaires List, Including Michael Jordan.
The most famous rookie on Forbes billionaire list is none other than basketball legend Michael Jordan. Most of this sports icon's cash comes from Nike's payout for the Jordan brand, which grossed an estimated $2.25 billion in 2013, earning his Airness some $90 million.

Smart Watch

Huawei CEO Says Wearable Devices Will Rule - Mobile World Congress
"Smartphone, your days are numbered." So says Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Executive Ken Hu, who says those ubiquitous black slabs in users' pockets will slowly turn into an array of wearable objects and virtual-reality devices.

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What Clicks Well Online? Here's What 2.7 Billion Social Shares Reveal
This article unravels the mysteries of what makes a blog post or article go viral, capturing readers' interest so that they share it again and again across social media platforms.

ICFourth Week at #1 on Inside Counsel Magazine!
Harper Lee, Henri Matisse, and Karl Marx were all well on their way to becoming lawyers, but then their lives dramatically changed course. Learn more by reading WHGC's "10 Celebrities who almost became lawyers instead of becoming famous," now in its fourth week as the #1 Most Popular Article on Inside Counsel.
Maldives

100 trips everyone should take in their lifetime
From eating pizza in Naples to sleeping in a luxurious overwater bungalow in the Maldives, these are the 100 trips everyone should take in their lifetime.

Dubai

5 Global Cities of the Future
Inc. presents five global alternatives to traditional hotbeds of startup creation. Each city offers unique advantages to American entrepreneurs. Some are great places to launch a business or expand into new markets. Others offer access to expertise or technologies that may not yet be available in the U.S.

Immigration Law

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: DHS Extends Work Permits for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants
DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants Seeking Employment-Based Lawful Permanent Residence.

IC

10 celebrities who almost became lawyers instead of becoming famous
Third week at #1! Congratulations Rebecca Bellow and WHGC! Your article is now going on three weeks as the most popular article in Inside Counsel.

Staff

How These 5 Companies Beat Their Counterfeiters: See how companies like Zippo and Rosetta Stone are Fighting Fakers
Counterfeiting accounts for $350 billion in global online sales annually, according to MarkMonitor. In 2012, for example, Element Case founder Jeff Sasaki went to Hong Kong technology show and found three companies showing off imitation Element products. This article shows how companies like Element Case can fight back.

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7 Habits of the World's Richest People
Wealthy successful people exhibit different behaviors and attributes from people living in poverty. What are those characteristics? Inc. Magazine shares seven of these habits, arrived at from five years of observations.

Pharmacists

The 25 highest-paying jobs with the most openings right now
Did you know that a pharmacy manager makes an average base salary of $131,099, and that there are currently 1,787 openings for such a position right now? Find out which other jobs pay well and which ones have the most openings in this article.

Twitter

How a 23-year-old makes $500,000 a year tweeting random facts
UberFacts was born when Kris Sanchez started tweeting random facts every 15 minutes. By 2012 he had over 200,000 followers and an ad network reached out showed him how to make money off of his idea. "They helped me see how I could actually make money ... by building galleries and tweeting links," Sanchez said. Soon he was getting checks of $600 or more a week.

Start Up Success

7 Habits of Remarkably Successful Startup Entrepreneurs
On the surface, successful entrepreneurs seem to be the same as everyone else. But look closely and you'll see that in a few ways they are very, very different--and so is how they start and run their businesses. Here are seven important habits that should be developed by anyone that is running a business.

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The 8 Best Industries for Starting a Business (In Detail)
Inc. presents its annual look at the best industries for starting a business. Think of these industries not as New New but as Hot Hot. They are up and running but still very much in their early days. If you have the right skills and focus, you have plenty of opportunity not only to jump on the bandwagon but to call the tune.

Hong Kong

The 20 most-visited cities in the world
Several cities in Asia have officially become the most visited cities in the world by international travelers. Hong Kong took the top spot, with over 25 million international visitors. Singapore and Bangkok trailed right behind. In fact, 11 of the top 20 cities are located in Asia.

Facebook

Facebook looked completely different 11 years ago - here's what's changed over the years
See how different Facebook looked 11 year ago, and how much it has evolved in its design and capabilities over the years. You can even see Mark Zuckerberg's profile from 2006. It's hard to believe how much this site has changed in just ten years, from when it was called Thefacebook, and it was only open to college students.

Google

14 secret tricks to get more out of Google
There's so much Google can do for you beyond its most popular products like search, Google Maps, and Gmail. There are tons of free, easy-to-use Google tools you could be taking advantage of

Tablet

The 13 best new apps you might have missed recently
Business Insider has collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out. You're bound to find something you like, whether in Microsoft's killer new Outlook email app or in fun little games for passing the time like Psych.

Start up

26 enterprise startups to bet your career on in 2015
Here is B.I.'s list of companies with great technology, leadership, backing, or all the above. Every year, Business Insider surveys the field of startups to find the ones they think are sure-fire winners. Enterprise has become a hot area for startups, and this year B.I. had difficulty narrowing the list down to these select few.

Radioshack

RadioShack in Talks to Sell Half Its Stores to Sprint, Shutter the Rest
RadioShack may be preparing to shut down the almost-century-old retail chain in a bankruptcy deal that would sell about half its store leases to Sprint Corp. and close the rest. The locations sold to Sprint would operate under the wireless carrier's name. However, the deal could still fall through.

Successful People

7 ways highly successful people achieve more
Successful people don't just work harder, nor do they just work smarter, they do both! They do the work in spite of disapproval or ridicule, and they accept that fear is part of the process. Here is a list of seven principles to follow so that you can do your best EVEN ON YOUR WORST DAY!

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US Tech Companies Are Partnering With Chinese Firms To Survive In China
U.S. tech companies in China are forming alliances with domestic firms to make it easier to operate in the increasingly tough environment for foreign businesses in the world's second-biggest economy. China has been openly pushing for the use of more Chinese and less foreign-made technology.

Pfizer

Pfizer's outlook disappoints as it struggles with patent expirations
Some of Pfizer's top drugs, including Celebrex and Lipitor, are losing their patent protections and sales of these drugs declined 31% and 6% respectively last year. The dollar's rise on international currency markets is also impacting the company's bottom line.

Unicorn

The Age of Unicorns
Once upon a time, a billion-dollar private startup was just a fantasy - like the unicorns. Now, there are 80 such companies. In this article, Fortune magazine examines how companies like Slack and Uber are cashing in (literally) on a wave fueled by enthusiastic venture capitalists and a six-year-old bull market.