• HOME & GARDEN
    Plan and budget for a good return on your garden investment

    This April 2010 photo taken near New Market, Va., shows a large supply of vegetables awaiting transplanting into home gardens. Buying supplies in bulk and then dividing them with your neighbors will provide a healthy financial return. (Dean Fosdick via AP) The first of the 2018 seed catalogs will be arriving soon in the mail, […]

  • NEWS
    The Value of Losing Business Plan Competitions

    The next Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition will take place on Thursday, November 3, 2016 in Downtown Detroit. If you are in Michigan and have started a company, you should participate. First prize is $500,000, which is a lot of money for an early stage company to bring in. Last year, Banza, a producer of chickpea-based […]

  • ALL DEALS
    A child life insurance plan is essentially an investment plan

    iStockPhoto What is the cost of a living rider in a life insurance policy? —Kanishk Mahapatra There are two types of cost of living riders. One is a benefit to account for inflation and the need to replace higher income. Several life insurance products factor this in by having an increasing sum assured with age. […]

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    Internet Address Gatekeeper Icann Approves Plan to Break From US

    The gatekeeper of Internet addresses on Thursday approved a plan to break from US oversight, shifting those symbolic functions to the broader global online community. The plan, which now heads to the US government for approval, aims to maintain Internet governance under a “multi-stakeholder” model which avoids control of the online ecosystem by any single […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Infosys, Wipro join Barack Obama’s $4 billion ’Computer Science for All’ education plan

    Photo: Jason Henry/The New York Times Washington: Three major Indian information technology firms—Infosys Ltd, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS), and Wipro Ltd—have joined US President Barack Obama’s “computer science for all” initiative as part of a public-private collaboration, pledging thousands of dollars in grants. Obama announced the plan in his weekly address on Saturday as […]

  • NEWS
    Google Search ‘Destinations’ Helps You Plan Entire Vacations on Mobile

    With smartphones around, it’s always easier to search for your next vacation and even plan one from the phone itself. Google’s new Destinations feature is aimed to make planning a complete vacation even easier on your smartphone. The new feature works right from the Google Search on the smartphone which will allow you to browse […]

  • ALL DEALS
    The teacher with a million-dollar plan

    Robin Chaurasiya, one of the 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize 2016. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint Mumbai: Robin Chaurasiya, one of the 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize 2016, knows what she is going to do with her million dollars if she wins—she will share it with the nine others. “They all need the […]