Author Archives: Loknath Das

CII Business Confidence Index sees sharp rise

NEW DELHI, APRIL 9:   India Inc seems optimistic about the economy as the CII Business Confidence Index has seen a sharp rise after it remained subdued for the past few quarters. The CII Business Confidence Index has gone up to an all-time high of 64.1 during the fourth quarter of 2016-17 as against 56.5 recorded in the previous quarter. In ... Read More »

Adam Sandler’s Daughters Aren’t Crazy About His Movies

Oh, the burden of being a celebrity parent. On one hand, your children are precious gifts who must be carefully guarded from voracious paparazzi. On the other, they’re liable to grow up and decide that your life’s work isn’t that cool. Thanks a lot, kids! Such has apparently happened to Adam Sandler, who just confessed to Ellen DeGeneres that his ... Read More »

Canada Today: Miracle Babies, Trudeau Fashion and La Meute

Each week, Canada Today mixes The Times’s recent Canada-related coverage with back stories and analysis from our reporters, along with opinions from our readers. During the depths of the Great Depression, the world’s attention focused on the area in and around North Bay, Ontario. In Corbeil, a village about 10 miles from the city’s downtown, five identical daughters were born ... Read More »

Make Wellness Travel a Staple in Company Trips for Happy, Productive Employees

The world has become obsessed with the pursuit of wellness, and the travel industry is far from immune. In fact, wellness travel is one of the fastest-growing tourism industries today, with predictions that it will rake in $680 billion in 2017 alone. Related: 6 Ways to Curb Jet Lag and Travel Fatigue Wellness travel is popular, of course, because it seeks to push “pause” ... Read More »

Patriot power: How France’s alt-right seeks to sway election

France, despite its reputation as a beacon of progressive liberalism, has been at the forefront of a burgeoning pan-European far-right movement. Marine Le Pen, an anti-immigration Eurosceptic who may well top the first round of France’s presidential election on 23 April, is riding a populist insurgency that has been growing over the past 15 years. Its themes are familiar in ... Read More »

Labor Judge Says T-Mobile Must Disband Illegal Union

T-Mobile must shut down an internal program called “T-Voice” for call center employees to air gripes, a federal administrative judge ruled on Tuesday. The employee complaint program, which started in 2015, violated laws prohibiting management-run labor organizations that resemble unions, Sharon Levinson, a judge for the National Labor Relation Board, said in a 47-page decision. The ruling comes as labor ... Read More »

Seattle tunnel, among world’s biggest, takes step toward completion

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Bertha, one of the world’s largest tunnel boring machines, emerged north of downtown Seattle on Tuesday shrouded in clouds of dust and chunks of falling concrete, completing the most difficult phase of a plan to build a highway under the heart of the city. The breakthrough of the cylindrical drilling machine marks a major step in one ... Read More »

Move Over Snap, Facebook Has Its Own Stories

  This video was recorded on March 28, 2017. Mac Greer: It’s Tuesday, March 28th. Welcome to Market Foolery! I’m Mac Greer, and joining me in studio, we’ve got Ron Gross from Total Income and Jason Moser from Motley Fool Million Dollar Portfolio. Gentlemen, welcome! Jason Moser: Hey! Ron Gross: Hey, how are you? Greer: Guys, I’m good. Let’s begin with Facebook news that looks a whole lot ... Read More »

Do Millennial Men Want Stay-at-Home Wives?

Millennials, generally defined as people born between 1982 and 2000, were supposed to be the generation that forged what has been called “a new national consensus” in favor of gender equality. Indeed, in February the prominent Columbia professor Jeffrey Sachs labeled the 2016 election, where an extremely qualified female candidate lost to a man with a history of disrespecting women, ... Read More »

McDonald’s Canada Says Job Applicant Information Was Hacked

McDonald’s Canadian unit said on Friday personal information of about 95,000 restaurant job applicants was compromised in a cyber attack on its careers website. The information included names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and employment backgrounds of candidates who applied online for jobs at McDonald’s Canada restaurants between March 2014 and March 2017. The careers website was shut down after ... Read More »