1. We use ‘the’ when we are talking about specific things. We use no article when we are talking generally.

I got the emails you sent.
We try to reply to emails within 24 hours.

The information in this report gives us the power to target our advertising.
Information is power.

I sent the invoices this morning.
Invoices must be paid within 30 days.

I work in the insurance business.
Business is going well at the moment.

Thank you for the information.
Information is power.

2. A common mistake is to use the with plural nouns and uncountable nouns used in a general way.

Jobs are hard to find these days.
Time is money.
For me, football is like life.