First class meal: could the declining US postal service deliver food to the needy?

Students in St Louis propose to help millions of food insecure people and reduce Americas mountain of food waste … by piggybacking on the vehicles and shuttered offices of the United States Postal Service Despite living in one of the wealthiest nations in the world, throw out about 60m tonnes of it a year. Typically…

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The woman on a mission to get rid of bad dating photos – BBC News

Saskia has grown Hey Saturday by word of mouth and by following a marketing mantra known as “know, like and trust”. To do this, she writes blogs and articles for both news and dating websites, takes part in podcasts, and offers dating advice. The idea is that people will get to know, like and trust…

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First minister travels to United States – BBC News

The Scottish parliament has started its Easter recess. A Scottish government spokeswoman said: “The First Minister’s visit will focus on promoting trade and investment, boosting tourism, sharing best practice across the public and private sector and promoting Scottish innovation and entrepreneurship. “The relationship between Scotland and America is an important one with deep and long-standing…

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The UK’s first online dating profile photographer – BBC News

Saskia has grown Hey Saturday by word of mouth and by following a marketing mantra known as “know, like and trust”. To do this, she writes blogs and articles for both news and dating websites, takes part in podcasts, and offers dating advice. The idea is that people will get to know, like and trust…

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Brad Stone: We should watch Uber and Airbnb closely

The author of new book The Upstarts on how the new breed of tech startups changed the rules of the game At the start of the book you note that the dictionary definition of an upstart is either a newly successful person or someone who does not show proper respect to the established way of…

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What’s on the agenda for Tuesday in Washington

Washington (CNN)The first Tuesday of the new administration is set to be full of confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill. Here’s what’s going on in Washington on Tuesday: Energy committee vote on interior and energy secretaries postponed

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People power in Puerto Rico: how a canal community escaped gentrification

How do you improve a neighbourhood without causing land prices to rise? Residents along a polluted waterway in San Juan set up a community land trust to help save their homes, as well as the environment For years a graffiti message has appeared throughout San Juan, Puerto Ricos capital, as an urgent demand: Dragado ya!…

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Conservative Small Business Owners Are Not Victims of Progress

Lets first operate under this knowledge from the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council: In 2012, according to U.S. Census Bureau data, there were 5.73 million employer firms in the [United States]. Firms with fewer than 500 workers accounted for 99.7 percent of those businesses, and businesses with less than 20 workers made up 89.6 percent.…

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Trump must convert surging US confidence into real growth | Mohamed El-Erian

The exuberant market reaction to his win has not been translated into progress he must work with Congress to deliver Financial markets seem convinced that the recent surge in business and consumer confidence in the US economy will soon be reflected in hard data, such as GDP growth, business investment, consumption, and wages. But economists…

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Green energy in a coal state: the struggle to bring solar jobs to West Virginia

Local entrepreneurs want to replace disappearing coal jobs with employment in solar but thats a tough move in a state that lacks the solar-friendly regulations of places like California If solar energy were Dan Conants only passion, the West Virginia native could have stayed in Vermont, working for a fast-growing startup in a state friendly…

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