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Are Unpaid Internships Acceptable? NEW YORK, United States — Forget fringe.

Are Unpaid Internships Acceptable?

Not one British city made it into the top 50 best cities to live. It seems our tiny corner of the planet isn’t all that great.

Not one British city made it into the top 50 best cities to live

Not a single British city was included in the list of the top 50 best places in the world to live in 2015. ‘Best’ places should not be confused with ‘happiest’ places (although we’re probably not on that list either). ‘Best’ refers to the best quality of life, which was measured based on 30 qualitative and quantitative factors spread across stability, infrastructure, education, healthcare and environment. MORE: Chelsea ‘enter talks over Alexandre Lacazette transfer’ The Top 50. Manchester Named The Best City In The UK To Live In.

Manchester has been named as the best UK city to live in.

Manchester Named The Best City In The UK To Live In

It was the only city in the country to make the top 50 in the annual Global Liveability Survey, which is compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Manchester jumped from 51st the previous year into 46th place. The survey rates cities out of 100 on a combination of factors, including health care, education, stability, culture and environment and infrastructure. So it's more about quality of life rather than individual happiness. London came in at number 53, and the highest ranking European city was Vienna. American Apparel Raises ‘Going Concern’ Doubts as Losses Mount. LOS ANGELES, United States — American Apparel Inc. said it may not be able to sustain operations as a going concern for the next 12 months, even after the clothing chain increased its credit line.

American Apparel Raises ‘Going Concern’ Doubts as Losses Mount

A group of lenders, including hedge fund Standard General, replaced its $50 million credit facility with a larger $90 million one, the Los Angeles-based retailer said on Monday. Is American Apparel A Dead Brand Walking? “We believe that we may not have sufficient liquidity necessary to sustain operations for the next twelve months,” read a release from American Apparel, connected to a regulatory filing triggered by its inability to meet a scheduled debt payment to one of its major creditors Monday.

Is American Apparel A Dead Brand Walking?

“These factors, among others, raise substantial doubt that we may be able to continue as a going concern.” Translation: American Apparel may have just months to live. Do You Know Who Your Consumer Is? LONDON, United Kingdom — ‘Wine o’clock’ browsing from your iPad in London, an impulse buy made on your mobile phone in Los Angeles, a purchase returned to a flagship store in Shanghai.

Do You Know Who Your Consumer Is?

It isn't easy keeping tabs on today’s increasingly mobile and digital consumers, who now interact with brands and retailers across a dizzying array of touchpoints. According to Bain’s 2014 Global Luxury Study, more than 50 percent of all luxury goods spending takes place outside the home countries of consumers. Meanwhile, according to a recent report by McKinsey, nearly half of luxury goods buying decisions are influenced by what consumers hear or see online, on retailer sites and beyond. And in the data trails left by consumer interactions, brands and retailers are trying to piece together a unified ‘single view’ of individual customers across devices and geographies. “The thing that companies are trying to do is identify customer signals to trigger a marketing activity,” explains Masri. The Global Economics of Clothing: Part 2 - Fashion. Introduction.

The Global Economics of Clothing: Part 2 - Fashion

What is the biggest threat facing the world today? ‘Distorted’ home prices in Vancouver, Toronto push market higher. Average home prices in Canada jumped strongly again in July, new figures from the country’s real estate association released Friday show, mainly as a result of sustained exuberance among buyers in Vancouver and Toronto.

‘Distorted’ home prices in Vancouver, Toronto push market higher

“These [cities] remain the only places in Canada where home prices are growing strongly,” Gregory Klump, chief economist at the Canadian Real Estate Association, said in a statement. The average home price climbed 8.9 per cent last month, to $437,699, but excluding the “distortion” created by Vancouver and Toronto – which account for 60 per cent of the national market – prices climbed a much more tame 4.1 per cent (to an average $341,438).

Rock Creek and Westbridge evacuated; 2,500 hectare fire threatens homes. WATCH: People are fleeing an enormous wildfire in the BC interior.

Rock Creek and Westbridge evacuated; 2,500 hectare fire threatens homes

John Hua has the latest. NEAR ROCK CREEK — A fire that is now 2,500 hectares in size has caused the evacuation of hundreds of residents and campers in the Rock Creek area. Investing in Girls' Education Delivers Results. Past, Present and Future of Blogging: 3 Infographics. Blogging started in the 1990′s as online diaries.

Past, Present and Future of Blogging: 3 Infographics

In 2011 Huffington Post, which became the largest blog in the world was sold to AOL for $315 million. Blogging has changed! We are witnessing the biggest revolution in publishing since the Gutenberg press was invented over 570 years ago. The printing press enabled writers to become best selling authors by providing them with the means to mass produce books for the first time. The Future Of How We Shop [infographic] Technology has changed the way we shop, buy, and sell. It has revolutionized the marketing landscape, forever altered the way businesses connect with consumers, and had far reaching impacts on the retail marketplace.

As mobile technologies proliferate, consumers gain unprecedented access to novel resources that enhance the shopping experience. How Current Social Networks Compare To Our Global Economy. Adidas struggles to catch up with Nike’s runaway success. East Africa: The next hub for apparel sourcing? In the past two years, a number of European companies—among them, H&M, Primark, and Tesco—began sourcing some of their garments from Ethiopia. The rest of the apparel industry took notice: since 2013, there has been rising interest in not just Ethiopia but also other East African countries as potential sourcing destinations for apparel. Also contributing to the buzz is the renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which gives certain countries in sub-Saharan Africa duty-free access to the US market. What is the true potential of East Africa to grow into a major garment-sourcing hub? Captured by cotton: Girls duped into bonded labour in India's textile mills.

Stella Jean Leverages Multicultural Heritage to Empower Women in Need. Can a New Label Help Eradicate Child Labor in the Garment Industry? A 400% rent hike is forcing london's fashion designers out of their studios. You Can Now Drop Off Your Unwanted Clothes at Any Levi's Store. PETA Strikes Victoria's Secret Off Its List of Cruelty-Free Brands. Currency Devaluation, Prada Demand Wanes, Hong Kong Rents. Yuan Devaluation Points to China’s Growing Risk for LVMH, BMW.