Print out your favorite family or barkada pictures--and your selfies, too--and get on with these easy, fun holiday decorating ideas. More »Use your photos to personalize your holiday decor!
Sandell Asset Management intends to announce that it will move for change at Bob Evans, possibly including replacing its directors, people briefed on the matter said. More »Activist Investor Plans to Increase Pressure on Bob Evans
Eight major companies, led by Google and Microsoft, are calling for tighter controls on surveillance of their customers’ data by governments worldwide. More »Tech Giants Issue Call for Limits on Government Surveillance of Users
NINGDE, China—The price of nickel, a metal used to make stainless steel for everything from sauce pans to guitar strings, spiked past $50,000 a metric ton in 2007 from less than $10,000 just a few years earlier. With nickel largely controlled by Western companies, China's swelling economy was especially vulnerable—until some of its steel producers figured out how to substitute a lower-grade "nickel pig iron," unlocking a mother lode of cheap supply. The innovation has sent nickel prices tumbling to less than $14,000 a metric ton, and turned China into a leading nickel producer. The country now turns out more than 400,000 metric tons of nickel pig iron a year, equal to a fifth of world-wide demand. More »Innovation and Investment Pop Commodity Price Bubble
It's a great time to be a foodie in Manila these days as more and more restaurants that serve a variety of cuisines are opening at a steady pace around the metro. More »An ‘Awesome Secret Foodies Tour’ just off The Fort
Christmas is just around the corner, and it's that time of year again when stuffing yourself silly at midnight is acceptable and eating sometimes does not stop until the sun comes up. Aside from the usual Christmas ham and fruit cake, there are other food ideas one can introduce for Noche Buena, just to mix things up a bit. Here are some suggestions for your midnight feast: More »Mix up your Noche Buena feast with these festive suggestions
Are you a beauty-obsessed gal who wants to spread the love this Christmas, but needs to keep the spending low because of budget concerns? No problem! Here are some beauty gifts under P500 that your equally kikay friends would love to receive this Christmas. More »5 of the best beauty gifts under P500
In the final week of 2013 that the Senate and House are scheduled to be in Washington at the same time, lawmakers and aides are optimistic that negotiators can reach a budget accord and continue to make progress on a farm bill and other measures. Meanwhile, a Senate rule change pushed through by Democrats should help ease the way for confirmation of several of President Barack Obama's executive-branch and judicial nominees, even as Republicans still have the power to prolong the process. Lawmakers' top priority is avoiding the prospect of another government shutdown, after congressional warring led to a partial closure in October. Late last week, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D., Wash.) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) appeared to be closing in on a modest budget deal expected to allow spending of roughly $1 trillion in each of the next two years, potentially averting the threat of a shutdown with weeks to spare before current government funding runs out Jan. 15. More »Congress Readies a Year-End Dash
Instead of completely cutting out those things that make life worth living, why not make you own healthier versions instead? More »Healthier D.I.Y. snacks for the junk food addict!
Christmas gift buying can be tricky, as different presents suit different tastes and budgets, but one thing almost everyone can agree on is that food is a great thing to receive during the holiday season. More »4 foodie Christmas gift suggestions
A J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. investigation of its overseas hiring has found emails suggesting a link between a decision to hire the son of China Everbright Group chairman Tang Shuangning and the bank's pursuit of business from that state-backed conglomerate, according to a person familiar with the messages. J.P. Morgan, Citigroup Inc., Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank AG are now the subjects of Securities and Exchange Commission inquiries into whether the firms hired family members of foreign officials with the intent of winning business, according to people with knowledge of the inquiries. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, N.Y., is also examining J.P. Morgan's hiring practices. J.P. Morgan disclosed the SEC and Justice Department probes earlier this year and launched its own investigation with help from outside counsel as it examined roughly 200 hires across its Asian operations. More »J.P. Morgan Emails Note Hire's Family Ties
Some of the world's biggest investors are changing the way they trade in U.S. markets in response to what they say are rising risks for institutions of their size. The strategies include conducting more "upstairs trades," in which deals are executed among big institutions, bypassing the broader market, as well as other sophisticated order-routing techniques designed to avoid pitfalls that have become increasingly apparent to investment managers. Investors say such measures are increasingly necessary because the proliferation of algorithmic trading and other structural issues, including thefragmentation of the market, are hurting their ability to get the best prices and execute large trades quickly. A trade has the possibility of wending its way through 13 exchanges and more than 40 "dark pools," off-exchange trading venues that don't publicly display stock trades. More »'Upstairs' Trading Draws More Big Investors
U.S. stocks' amazing run in 2013 raises the stakes for next year. Will markets keep rising, powered by steady economic growth and low interest rates, or will they take a breather after the Federal Reserve begins paring back economic stimulus? Friday's 1.3% gain in the Dow Jones Industrial Average following a positive employment report left money managers hoping for a strong finish to what so far is the best year for stocks in a decade. The Dow is up 22%. Reuters The Fed will remain supportive of stocks, and could well resume stimulus if markets began to drop, but its stance would be the least supportive at least since 2011. More »Heady 2013 Rally Unlikely to Repeat Next Year
Are the markets random or cyclical? It depends on who you ask. Here, we go over both sides of the argument. More »Financial Markets: Random, Cyclical Or Both?
When delivering a presentation before an audience, our words aren't the only thing people pay attention to. Consider this advice for making better eye contact, staying calm and more. More »10 Body Language Tips Every Speaker Must Know (Infographic)
When award-winning music photographer Niña Sandejas gets asked what camera she recommends for beginners, she'll ask five other questions of her own. More »Cameras for beginners: 5 questions you need to ask yourself
Hollywood has a long history with Nelson Mandela, whose life story was seemingly made for the big screen -- and stars and filmmakers have lined up to pay tribute to him. By mere chance, his death on Thursday was announced during the London premiere of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," the movie version of his 1994 autobiography that took 19 years to come to fruition. Morgan Freeman, who played the South African leader in Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated 2009 film "Invictus," called Mandela "one of the true giants of the past century. "Nelson Mandela was a man of incomparable honor, unconquerable strength, and unyielding resolve -- a saint to many, a hero to all who treasure liberty, freedom and the dignity of humankind," he said. More »Hollywood hails Mandela, after long walk to big screen
Veteran rapper Jay-Z topped nominees for the 2014 Grammys announced Friday with nine nods, while Taylor Swift and Daft Punk were also among those in the running in major categories. But Jay-Z other major stars including Justin Timberlake failed to score any nominations in the major categories, which saw a mixture of rap and pop in the running for the top honors at music's equivalent of the Oscars next month. In second place with seven nods apiece were California hip hop star Kendrick Lamar and rapper Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, as well as Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams, while rapper Drake scored five. More »Jay-Z tops Grammy nominations, snub for Timberlake
Apple officially activated iBeacon on Friday, meaning customers in all 254 of its U.S. stores can be tracked and sent notifications as they shop. More »Attention, Apple Shoppers: You're Being Followed
A look at how admitting ignorance to your employees can improve communication, why you should avoid doing business in some countries and more advice for business owners. More »Admit the Things You Don't Understand and Other Must-Read Business Tips