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Yes, summer is the perfect time to relax and recharge. But, it's also the perfect time to pick up a few new skills. Put that relaxed brain (and work schedule) to good use! How accomplished would you feel if, when September rolls around, you could open up your resume and add another skill to it? Very, we're guessing. ...

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With the Fourth of July holiday weekend right around the corner, eBay has launched a campaign that offers discounts on designer sunglasses based on temperatures in the Hamptons and New York City. The company is hosting an airstream at the Montauk Beach House on July 4 and Flatiron Plaza on July 7 and 8, where attendees will receive discounts...

BBC News
Greece has agreed to the creation of a new independent fund that will manage assets to privatise. The target is to generate a total of €50bn (£35.5bn, $55bn). But the cash won't come quickly. The aim is to generate that kind of money over the "life of the new loan". We haven't been told how long that...

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It used to be that you only had to dodge questions about whether you had a significant other at family gatherings, but nowadays you get to work and everyone wants to know about the status of that other must-have relationship. Do you have a mentor? What kinds of things do you do together? Does your mentor have a friend...

Bloomberg.com
Plans for a skyscraper at 22 Bishopsgate in the City of London go on show for the first time today before developers Axa Real Estate and Lipton Rogers seek planning approval. Axa bought the site in February, three years after work halted on the tower during the financial crisis. The plot became known as “the stump” because only...

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Taxi booking app Uber has been fined $7.3m (£4.6m) in California for not giving regulators enough information about its service and operations. A judge at the California Public Utilities Commission - the regulator that allows the company to operate in the state - said Uber had not filed all the reports required by the body. It was...

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Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has reported a 30% rise in revenues for the first six months of the year, helped by "solid" smartphone sales. Revenues climbed to 175.9bn yuan ($28.3bn; £18bn), boosted by the smartphone business and growth in other business areas, the company said. Huawei is the third biggest smartphone seller in China, behind Apple and Xiaomi, according...

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Mining giant BHP Billiton has said it is taking a $2bn (£1.3bn) writedown on the value of its US energy business. It said the majority of the charge related to its Hawkville gas field in South Texas, with the rest stemming from its deal to buy US firm Petrohawk Energy in 2011 BHP announced in January that it was...

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Your summer schedule's probably filled with weekend getaways, extra downtime, and happy hours galore. And, well, basically anything that's relaxing. While we're all for chilling out (it's good for you!), wouldn't it also be nice to use that extra time to do something you couldn't normally fit in during the busier months? We've lined up five ways...

NBC News
General Motors announced on Friday a recall of about 780,000 vehicles due to faulty gas struts. The company said it was aware of 56 reported injuries but no crashes or fatalities related to the issue. The recall includes certain year models of the Saturn Outlook, GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave midsize crossover vehicles. ...

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