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Investing.com – West Texas Intermediate oil futures edged higher on Tuesday, as market players assessed demand prospects from the U.S., while awaiting new developments from Ukraine and the Middle East.

On the New York Mercantile Exchange, crude oil for delivery in September rose to a session high of $103.38 a barrel, the most since July 9, before trimming gains to last trade at $103.15 during European morning hours, up 0.28%, or 28 cents.

U.S. oil futures tacked on 0.89%, or 91 cents, on Monday to settle at $102.86. New York-traded oil futures were likely to find support at $101.48 a barrel, the low from July 21 and resistance at $103.62 a barrel, the high from July 9.

Market players awaited key U.S. weekly supply data to gauge the strength of oil demand from the world’s largest consumer.

The American Petroleum Institute will release its inventories report later in the day, while Wednesday’s government report could show crude stockpiles fell by 2.8 million barrels in the week ended July 18.

Elsewhere, on the ICE Futures Exchange in London, Brent oil for September delivery inched up 0.36%, or 39 cents, to trade at $108.07 a barrel.

Sentiment recovered after pro-Russian rebel leader Aleksander Borodai handed over the black boxes of the downed Malaysian passenger plane to Malaysian experts earlier Tuesday.

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve a resolution calling for an international probe into the incident and unimpeded access to the crash site.

The U.S. initially blamed pro-Russian separatists for the act, while Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of being behind the downed passenger plane.

European Union foreign ministers are to meet later Tuesday to discuss another round of sanctions against Russia, as the country continues to violate Ukraine’s sovereignty and back separatists.

Russia is one of the world’s top producers and exporters of oil and gas.

Meanwhile, the United States stepped up efforts to secure a ceasefire in the Gaza strip, as fighting between Israeli security forces and Hamas militants continued. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and United Nations chief Ban Ki Moon arrived in Cairo for talks aimed at stopping the bloodshed.

Market participants are worried that a flare up in the conflict could draw in neighboring countries and affect oil supplies.

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Investing.com – Copper futures moved higher on Tuesday, as geopolitical concerns in eastern Ukraine and the Gaza strip eased.

On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, copper for September delivery rose to a session high of $3.221 a pound, the most since July 17, before trimming gains to last trade at $3.214 during European morning hours, up 0.45%, or 1.4 cents.

Copper ended Monday’s session up 0.46%, or 1.4 cents, to settle at $3.199. Futures were likely to find support at $3.173, the low from July 21 and resistance at $3.226 a pound, the high from July 17.

Sentiment recovered after pro-Russian rebel leader Aleksander Borodai handed over the black boxes of the downed Malaysian passenger plane to Malaysian experts earlier Tuesday.

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve a resolution calling for an international probe into the incident and unimpeded access to the crash site.

The U.S. initially blamed pro-Russian separatists for the act, while Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of being behind the downed passenger plane.

European Union foreign ministers are to meet later Tuesday to discuss another round of sanctions against Russia, as the country continues to violate Ukraine’s sovereignty and back separatists.

Meanwhile, the United States stepped up efforts to secure a ceasefire in the Gaza strip, as fighting between Israeli security forces and Hamas militants continued. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and United Nations chief Ban Ki Moon arrived in Cairo for talks aimed at stopping the bloodshed.

Elsewhere on the Comex, gold for August delivery shed 0.44%, or $5.80, to trade at $1,308.10 a troy ounce, while silver for September delivery dipped 0.35%, or 7.4 cents, to trade at $20.93 an ounce.

Later in the day, the U.S. was to release reports on consumer price inflation and existing home sales, amid speculation over when the Federal Reserve may start to raise interest rates.

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Investing.com – Copper futures moved higher on Tuesday, as geopolitical concerns in eastern Ukraine and the Gaza strip eased.

On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, copper for September delivery rose to a session high of $3.221 a pound, the most since July 17, before trimming gains to last trade at $3.214 during European morning hours, up 0.45%, or 1.4 cents.

Copper ended Monday’s session up 0.46%, or 1.4 cents, to settle at $3.199. Futures were likely to find support at $3.173, the low from July 21 and resistance at $3.226 a pound, the high from July 17.

Sentiment recovered after pro-Russian rebel leader Aleksander Borodai handed over the black boxes of the downed Malaysian passenger plane to Malaysian experts earlier Tuesday.

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve a resolution calling for an international probe into the incident and unimpeded access to the crash site.

The U.S. initially blamed pro-Russian separatists for the act, while Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of being behind the downed passenger plane.

European Union foreign ministers are to meet later Tuesday to discuss another round of sanctions against Russia, as the country continues to violate Ukraine’s sovereignty and back separatists.

Meanwhile, the United States stepped up efforts to secure a ceasefire in the Gaza strip, as fighting between Israeli security forces and Hamas militants continued. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and United Nations chief Ban Ki Moon arrived in Cairo for talks aimed at stopping the bloodshed.

Elsewhere on the Comex, gold for August delivery shed 0.44%, or $5.80, to trade at $1,308.10 a troy ounce, while silver for September delivery dipped 0.35%, or 7.4 cents, to trade at $20.93 an ounce.

Later in the day, the U.S. was to release reports on consumer price inflation and existing home sales, amid speculation over when the Federal Reserve may start to raise interest rates.

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25 Inspirational Movie Quotes That Will Teach You The Most Valuable Life Lessons  By Anna Chui

Movies’ one of the most influential sources of inspiration for me. When my life goes rough, motivational movies remind me to be stronger.

Here I’ve collected 25 inspirational movie quotes which will teach you the most valuable life lessons.

1. Be determined. Instead of intending to just try, do it.

    Do, or do not. There is no “try”. – Yoda, from Star Wars

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Accept Yourself (Flaws and All): 7 Benefits of Being Vulnerable   By Daniel Wallen

Mentally strong people don’t hide their true nature behind a veil of secrecy.

If you find it difficult to accept yourself, please consider these seven benefits of being vulnerable.

1. You will learn to appreciate the quirks that make you unique.

Being vulnerable will help you embrace the strange (interesting) and quirky (unique) things that make you special. While you might call certain personal characteristics are “awkward,” they are only awkward if you don’t accept yourself, and consequentially feel uncomfortable in who you are.

We are all crazy in our own ways; and if you’re going to be weird, you might as well be confident about it.
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What Chess Can Tell About Our Life Will Surprise You

Communication Motivation By Anna Chui

Chess is a board-game that most of us are familiar with. Duh! But there’re more things about chess that you never knew were so related to our life.

Sudhir Srinivasan has shared his view on how chess is similar to our life on Quora:

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10 Great Books For Every Entrepreneur To Read

Work by Scott Christ

What is one thing the world’s wealthiest people all have in common? 88 percent of them read for at least 30 minutes a day (compared to just two percent of the general population).

If you aspire to join the ranks of wealthy entrepreneurs, reading is an invaluable skill. Books lead us into new ways of thinking, help us push through the tough times, and teach us how to become successful business men and women.

If you’re an entrepreneur or an aspiring entrepreneur, here are 10 must-read books.

1. Choose Yourself by James Altucher

This is an amazing book. Altucher’s writes like an old friend and his self-depreciating style is raw, honest, and the kick in the pants every entrepreneur needs. Here’s my favorite quote from the book:

    The only skills you need to be an entrepreneur are the ability to fail, to have ideas, to sell those ideas, to execute on them, and to be persistent so even as you fail you learn and move onto the next adventure.

2. Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson

Rework is not your average business book. It shows you a smarter, faster approach to succeed in business. This is the best book I’ve ever read about entrepreneurship. It defies “traditional” rules and offers simple, no-nonsense advice for starting your own company. Like this:

    The best way to get there is through iterations. Stop imagining what’s going to work. Find out for real.

3. Purple Cow by Seth Godin

Godin is one of the greatest entrepreneurial minds in the world. In Purple Cow, he advocates building something so amazing that people can’t ignore you. There are a lot of great lessons in this book—it’s definitely one you’ll be making notes on throughout.

    You must design a product that is remarkable enough to attract the early adopters – but is flexible enough and attractive enough that those adopters will have an easy time spreading the idea.

4. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

  Seven Habits is a classic book about leadership and success. There’s a reason it has sold millions of copies: the lessons are timeless and they work.

My personal favorite is the “Win-Win” habit, which says that one of your first priorities should be to create a product or service that benefits your customer, and then worry about the rest.

5. Tribes by Seth Godin

Godin makes this list twice because “Tribes” should be required reading for every entrepreneur. Here’s the most important takeaway:

    Almost all growth that’s available to you exists when you aren’t like most people and when you work hard to appeal to folks who aren’t most people.

Choose your audience first, then find a product that fulfills an unmet need.

6. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

If there’s one book that changed the way I think more than any other, it’s this. Being an entrepreneur is about finding balance in your life. It’s a constant juggling act and Meditations, the classic book of wisdom from Stoic philosopher and Roman emperor Aurelius, will help keep you grounded.

    You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

7. Creative Confidence by Tom and David Kelly

This book will help you unlock your inner creativity, even if you think it’s an area where you’re lacking. A must-read for entrepreneurs.

    Take time to ask yourself each day “When was I at my best?” or “When was work most rewarding?” It can help point you toward roles or activities that will enrich your work and reveal what gives you the greatest pleasure or fulfillment.

8. To Sell Is Human by Daniel Pink

Even if you don’t consider yourself a “sales person,” all entrepreneurs need to understand how to sell. This book breaks down the stigmas about salesmanship and shows you a simple strategy for “moving others.” It’s a fantastic read.

9. The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

The Slight Edge philosophy is based on doing little things, which, done consistently over time, add up to the big accomplishments. This is a great read for entrepreneurs because it shows you how doing the “little stuff” and continuously improving are the keys to success.

10. The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris

Ferris lays out a brilliantly simple plan for taking your new “big idea” to market: pick a specific topic you know and have experienced more about than your audience; test different types of positioning and find out what your audience needs help with; then develop a product that meets their needs.

This is one of my favorite books of all-time that will show you plenty of shortcuts for taking your entrepreneurial dream to reality.

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/work/10-great-books-every-entrepreneur-should-read.html

Economy: Chinamasa blames US dollar

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