China is about to open the world’s longest sea bridge. It cost $20 billion and is 20 times as long as the Golden Gate Bridge.

Bobby Yip/Reuters After nine years of construction and controversy, China is set to officially unveil the world’s longest sea bridge on Tuesday at a ceremony in Hong Kong. At more than 34 miles long, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is part of a master plan to create a global science and technology hub by connecting two […]

Costco exec says the company still pays better than any rival following Amazon’s decision to raise wages to $15 per hour (COST)

Tim Boyle / Getty Images Costco is unconcerned about losing potential employees to Amazon despite the e-commerce giant’s higher minimum wage. CFO Richard Galanti said that Costco’s average pay still “dwarfs any other retail or retail-type entity out there” in a call with investors on Thursday.  According to Galanti, Costco workers make an average of […]

Economists care about where they publish—to the cost of the profession

LIKE most academics, economists are obsessed with how many research papers they produce, and where they are published. A new paper by James Heckman and Sidharth Moktan from the University of Chicago shows why—and why that might not be good for the profession. The authors analyse the career paths and publication records of researchers at […]

Fuel price WARNING – This simple error could cost you an extra £300 annually

Motorists could be paying significantly more for their petrol or diesel than they need to by refuelling at motorway service stations compared to supermarket forecourts. New research suggests that drivers are paying almost 20 per cent (18 per cent) more to refuel their vehicle on the motorway than at a supermarket. On average drivers paid […]

‘Labour’s Starmer may have just cost his party the next election’ – George Galloway

Former Labour MP George Galloway has told RT that Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer’s announcement that his party must retain the option of another public vote on Brexit “may have just cost Labour the next election.” Galloway was responding to Starmer statement to Labour members at the party’s annual conference, in which he said all […]

What Does United Nations Peacekeeping Cost America?

President Donald Trump strode into the United Nations General Assembly in Midtown Manhattan this week with a skeptical view of the 193-member body, even though he likes the neighborhood: One of Trump’s own skyscrapers sits just across the street. He critiqued the organization’s bureaucracy and highlighted what he called the undue burden borne by U.S. […]

British automaker group meets with EU, says Brexit could cost billions

[unable to retrieve full-text content] ‘Our industry is deeply integrated across both sides of the Channel.’ Continue reading British automaker group meets with EU, says Brexit could cost billions British automaker group meets with EU, says Brexit could cost billions originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms […]

100 days to Christmas: How to cut the cost of the festive season & pay for the big day NOW

It’s only a day Every year we’re bombarded by months of adverts and promotions in the shops and online. Amid the madness, remember: Christmas is just one day out of 365. Don’t spoil 2019 by starting out in debt for the sake of 24 hours! I love Christmas, but I won’t let it spoil my […]