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Cashmere is one of the most sought-after fibers in the world. It’s fine hairs are softer, lighter, and can be up to three times more insulating than sheep wool. It has been a prized material for centuries, but its quality comes at a cost and a luxury cashmere jumper could cost you well over $500.
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The dawn of instant global communication can be traced back to entrepreneur Cyrus West Field and his long-shot experiment to link the United States and Europe by telegraph in the 1850s. Video by Raymond Schillinger Graphics by Christian Capestany Series by Neville Gillett and Tom Gibson Archival Footage Courtesy of AT&T Archives and History Center
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Up to 50 billion tonnes of sand a year is being mined, dredged and even stolen to satisfy the global appetite for infrastructure, according to the UN, and it’s disappearing faster than it can be replenished. The plunder cuts biodiversity destroys fishing communities and increases the risk of flooding. Curbing the problem could include improved
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Take our survey and tell us what you’d like to see more of from our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/33SJ8AI. ► Read Trade war risks dominates investors’ radar screens https://on.ft.com/2GyAITP Russia’s most ambitious energy project since the fall of the Soviet Union – the Power of Siberia – will be its first gas pipeline to head east,
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At IGNITION, Business Insider asked real estate mogul and “Shark Tank” host Barbara Corcoran to share her advice on how to successfully ask your boss for a raise. Corcoran also talked about what you should do if you receive an offer from another company. Following is a transcript: Barbara Corcoran: If you want to get
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Doug Williams is a former Oklahoma City detective sergeant. As an officer in the department’s internal affairs and polygraph unit, he conducted thousands of polygraph tests. In the late 1970s, however, Williams began to doubt that the so-called lie detector actually is such a thing, and within a decade he had evolved into one of
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► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs Aug 18, 2011: While not exactly pretty to look at, the spacious and functional Pilatus Porter airplane takes practicality and utility to a new level, says Rohit Jaggi. ► The World Of Transport: http://bit.ly/1JD6JHj ► FT Technology News: http://bit.ly/1LNlR4g ► Take a Test Flight in a
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Take our survey and tell us what you like about our YouTube channel and would like to see more of: https://bit.ly/33SJ8AI The FT’s Leo Lewis looks at how the Japanese workplace is faring a year after prime minister Shinzo Abe passed legislation to address karoshi, or death from overwork. Read more at https://on.ft.com/2QDeJmv ► Check
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Terry Crews, actor, former NFL player, and the host of Netflix’s “Ultimate Beastmaster,” discusses the diet he’s followed for the last five years to stay in great shape. ————————————————– Follow BI Video on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1oS68Zs Follow BI on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1W9Lk0n Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ ————————————————– Business Insider is the fastest growing business news site in the
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Charlie Rose talks to Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio about his film “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The actor reveals what he learned from conman Jordan Belfort and shares behind-the-scenes stories from the set of the movie. To see the full interview go to www.charlierose.com. ———- Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg
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There are plenty of ways to make a mistake when drafting a résumé. Take advice from Amanda Augustine, career-advice expert for TopResume, in order to ensure that you’re representing yourself in a way that will impress recruiters. ————————————————– Follow BI Video on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1oS68Zs Follow BI Video On Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1bkB8qg Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ ————————————————– Business
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Back in the 1990s, Portugal faced a heroin crisis. Most people knew someone affected by the lethal drug. Just two decades later, the country has one of the lowest drug-related death rates in the world. This dramatic turnaround isn’t credited to a hard-line approach, but instead by decriminalizing all drugs. Video by Tom Gibson ———-
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Read ‘Why bond yields are so low’ : http://on.ft.com/2e9kOE0 Negative yielding bonds are bonds which have a negative interest rate. It means that when a person buys those bonds, instead of generating profit, they lose money. Why would anyone buy such bonds then? Some institutions are forced legally, others are betting and hope to make
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Emirates Flight Catering in Dubai makes all the snacks, main dishes and desserts served aboard the airline’s 200,000 flights each year. The facility runs 24-7, dishing out 110 million meals a year. Emirates’ 1,800 chefs from around the world create region-specific menus for each flight. A previous version of this video inaccurately identified lamb chops
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►Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs John Nash, the US mathematician who has died at 86, is hailed with putting game theory at the heart of economics. Ferdinando Giugliano explains why his work is so important and how the Nash equilibrium theory works. ► FT Wealth: http://bit.ly/1e3996C ► FT Global Economy: http://bit.ly/1J5mmqH ►
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In less than one year, WeWork went from having a $47 billion valuation and being the darling of the venture capital world to needing an $8 billion infusion to avoid running out of money. This is the story of Adam Neumann, Softbank’s risky investment, a failed IPO and how we got here. ——– Like this
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The FT meets the key players and influencers in the obsessive world of sneaker resale, where trainers like those from Nike Air Jordan and Adidas Yeezy can make a fortune for entrepreneurs that treat shoes like stocks on platforms including StockX. Read more on the sneaker business with one free story: https://www.ft.com/content/2155aa3e-d08b-11e8-9a3c-5d5eac8f1ab4 Music soundtrack by
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Terry Crews, actor, former NFL player, and host of Netflix’s “Ultimate Beastmaster,” discusses why he decided to build his own PC and how he used Facebook to help. ————————————————– Follow BI Video on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1oS68Zs Follow BI on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1W9Lk0n Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ ————————————————– Business Insider is the fastest growing business news site in the
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What would happen if the president of the United States wanted to launch a nuclear weapon? Here are the steps the commander-in-chief would need to take. ———- Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and
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The FT’s Stefania Palma explains the corruption and money-laundering inquiry at the state development and investment fund in which charges have been filed against two former Goldman Sachs bankers, local financier Jho Low and ex-1MDB employee Jasmine Loo Ai Swan ► Subscribe to FT.com here: http://bit.ly/2GakujT ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs
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Oil paint is simple. At its most basic, it’s just a mixture of oil and pigment. But depending on the color and quality, a liter of this paint could cost you $285 to $1,100. While the rise of oil paint is associated with the Renaissance, paintings using poppy-seed oil have been dated as far back
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