McDonald’s Sells China Operations

US fast-food giant McDonald’s will sell a controlling stake in its China and Hong Kong business for up to $2.08 billion to a consortium including state-owned Citic and the Carlyle Group, it was announced Monday. The deal is part of an international turnaround plan by the Golden Arches as it struggles with sluggish growth at […]

Chinese Silk Road – One Belt One Road

Time for a long trip along the new silk road. China sent its first freight train to London earlier this week in what is one of the world’s longest train rides. The train left Yiwu West Railway Station in Zhejiang province Sunday and is headed for the British capital. The trip will take two and […]

$632K For A Single Tuna

A sushi chain boss paid $632,000 for a 466-pound bluefin tuna at auction on Thursday. The 74.2 million yen winning bid for the prized but imperiled species was the second highest ever after a record 155.4 million yen bid in 2013 at the annual New Year auction at the famed Tsukiji market. Kiyomura Corp. owner […]

Gold-Plated Trump iPhones for $151,000

If you have six figures to drop on someone very special this Christmas, why not go for a gold-plated iPhone case featuring Donald Trump’s face? The solid gold smartphone, which is also encrusted with diamonds, is priced at about $151,000. Goldgenie is selling the phone, a business that adds gold plates to any item customers […]

Internet Tax

Buying things online could get pricier after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a case Monday that could ultimately lead to states collecting billions of dollars in sales taxes lost to increasingly popular internet retailers. The court would not hear a challenge to a Colorado law requiring online sellers such as Amazon.com to notify customers and […]

Teach English in Nantong, China

The right candidate is expected to be energetic, enthusiastic, patient and reliable when working with children. Foreign teachers are obligatory to prepare lesson plans ahead of time and aided with a Chinese assistant when giving lessons. Foreigner teachers have 40 officially working hours per week. All the classrooms are equipped with computers, electronic whiteboards, WiFi […]

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10

For months Microsoft has been describing Windows 10 “as a service” and now we know why. Microsoft is going to introduce a monthly subscription fee for Windows 10 usage… That cost will be $7 per user per month but the good news is it only applies to enterprises, for now. The new pricing tier will […]

The Busy Person’s Lies

HOW’S life? Oh, busy. So goes the mindless modern conversation — a constant assertion of the scarcity of time. A poll found that 61 percent of working Americans said they did not have enough time to do the things they wanted to do. Some of us feel this more acutely than others: A 2015 survey […]