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There are only 25 women CEOs in the Fortune 500 — here's the full list

Women make up 58% of the American workforce, but when it comes to leadership positions at top companies, they are drastically outnumbered.<p>Only 25 of this year's Fortune 500 companies had women CEOs. The list includes Mary Barra of General Motors, the highest-ranking company with a woman at the …

Ulta Beauty

These are the 20 biggest retailers in America

It's no surprise that Walmart and Amazon are two of the biggest retailers in America right now.<p>A recent ranking in the National Retail Federation's Stores magazine used sales data from Kantar Consulting to take a look at the top 100 retailers in America. It found that the biggest retail companies, …

List-Worthy

The rise and fall of China’s vaccine queen

On a busy street in the northeastern Chinese city of Changchun, two tired-looking security guards stand at the entrance to a vast, apparently …

Changchun

Elon Musk, the new king of debt

Tesla is nearly $10 billion in debt and Elon Musk is buying Tesla stock using loans he got by putting up shares of Tesla stock as collateral. What …

Tesla

Could This Be Apple's Next Billion-Dollar Business?

For years, Apple has focused on growing the services included in its ecosystem. Here's one way Tim Cook could kick the division into high gear.<p>Five …

Apple Music

How NYC’s crazy-rich Asians spend their billions

The buzzy new movie “Crazy Rich Asians” starts off in New York City, but it’s not until the characters fly to Singapore that the scenes of true …

Real Estate

6 Pieces of Timeless Business Advice From Ford, Hamilton, Rockefeller and More

Here's what entrepreneurs can learn from some of the wealthiest and most successful individuals of their time.<p>In the 2015 musical <i>Hamilton</i>, Alexander Hamilton is championed for furthering his career “by working a lot harder, by being a lot smarter, by being a self-starter.” In a 2016 episode of</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway now owns a whopping $50 billion-plus stake in Apple, its largest in any single company

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway can't seem to get enough of Apple.<p>A regulatory filing released on Saturday showed that the conglomerate added 2.67 million shares to its stake in the first quarter, which was worth nearly $50 billion as of June 30. Berkshire Hathaway owned approximately 246.5 …

Investing

Why Apple Is the Future of Capitalism

With Apple Inc. now exceeding $1 trillion in market capitalization, it’s tempting to understand this moment in terms of the dominance of all-too-large companies and technology in our lives.<p>Those interpretations obscure Apple’s other accomplishment — pioneering a financial model that is the envy of …

Investing

The Truth About Cord Cutting

It's bad and getting worse, but maybe not as bad as some reports suggest.<p>Cord-cutting is accelerating, there's no doubt about it: The industry first …

Cord-Cutting

Buy This Awesome Home, Race Go-Karts Whenever You Want

There's also a racing office, swimming pool, and sauna, but who cares?<p>Everyone loves go-kart racing, and we do mean <i>everyone</i>. Small tracks with small …

Swimming Pools

A Chinese electric car startup that has delivered zero cars is now valued at $3.6 billion

How deeply convinced investors are of the strength of China’s electric vehicle market? They’ve put hundreds of millions of dollars into EV startups that have yet to mass produce their vehicles.<p>The latest example is Xiaopeng Motors, an Alibaba-backed EV startup that completed a four billion yuan …

Electric Vehicles

Jackie Gleason's Spaceship-Like Party House in the Woods Is Listed for $12M

In the early 1950s, high-flying TV comedian <b>Jackie Gleason</b> embarked on a project to build a one-of-a-kind party house in the woods north of New York …

Real Estate

How Pepsi's CEO predicted the death of soda and saved the beverage giant in the process

PepsiCo's CEO Indra Nooyi is leaving the company after 12 years — a period of time that has been marked by turmoil and massive change in the soda industry.<p>When Nooyi joined Pepsi in 1994, the soda business was booming. Soda consumption in the United States reached its peak in the late 1990s, with …

Pepsi

Cities Are for Rich People Now and Wooing Amazon Only Makes It Worse

Local officials across America are trying to attract the mega-corporation's new headquarters. That is not going to help your rent.<p>If there are two facts of life in the modern American city, they are that rent will be too damn high, and that attracting investment from a mega corporation will seem to …

Housing

At 18, she launched a startup. At 22, she's blazing a trail in the VC world

Cathy Tie has accomplished more in her 22 years than most people do in a lifetime.<p>Her research on genomics has been published in science journals, she's founded a profitable genetic testing company and she recently became the youngest partner to join Silicon Valley venture capital firm, Cervin …

Startups

The nine types of startups Y Combinator thinks the world needs in 2018

Every year, thousands of startup founders apply to Y Combinator in the hope that their company will be funded and join the ranks of YC alumni like Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, Instacart and reddit. Through the application process, we at YC get to see what some of the smartest, most creative people on …

Startups

India Inflation: From Health To Education, The Cost Of Services Is Rising Faster Than Goods In India

A rise in so-called ‘core inflation’ in India has led to the assumption that the demand-supply gap in India in closing. That rising core inflation, …

9 Things Super Productive People Do Before Noon, According to Research

Along with health benefits, being a morning person can help you capitalize productivity and achieve success.<p>We can’t all be morning people, but …

Time Management

How Chinese Retailer JD.com Uses AI, Big Data & Robotics To Take On Amazon

Often referred to as the Amazon of China, JD.com started in 1998 as a brick-and-mortar store in Beijing, but it has aspirations to be the world’s leading e-commerce retailer. Based on its tremendous growth, it might not take long for the company to get there. Richard Liu, the company’s founder, …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon, Walmart, Apple, and Target Have Huge Back-to-School Sales Right Now. Here Are the Best Deals

You can shop tax free in many states too.<p>Now is the time to get your back-to-school shopping done. Not only are major retailers like Walmart, Amazon, …

Shopping

World’s Priciest Precious Metal Set to Blossom as Shortage Looms

The world’s most expensive precious metal is set to get even pricier as a mining retreat in South Africa threatens a supply shortage.<p>Rhodium -- a …

South Africa

Walmart Testing Automated Carts to Speed Up Grocery Orders

New York (AP) -- Walmart is testing automated carts that retrieve bins of groceries from storage as it tries to speed up the process of packaging …

This One-of-a-Kind Biplane Embodies the Thrill of Airshow Flight

Picture the scene: a beautiful day, a gentle breeze, green grass underfoot and concessions tents all around. As showtime draws near, families lay out …

Air Shows

Where Americans found jobs: Business services, factories

Hiring sizzled in July in business services, manufacturing and hospitality.<p>Professional services, which includes jobs in computer systems, architecture and temporary help, added 51,000 jobs last month. Over the past year, it has hired more than a half-million Americans and stands as the leading …

Financial Services

These are the 15 coolest things at airports around the world

International air travel is normally a pretty stressful affair. We hustle just to get to the airport. Then we stand through long lines in both security and passport check. We are usually charged fee after fee just to board the plane and get our bags through; and to top it off, the seats are usually …

Airports

Why This Healthcare Innovator Sees a Brighter Future

NuVasive is going through some growing pains, but the spinal surgical equipment maker has high hopes.<p>Advances in medical technology have greatly …

Investing

Walmart employees dish on what it's actually like to work at the retail giant

Walmart store employees — all 2.3 million of them worldwide — have a unique inside view of the retail giant.<p>They see the best the company has to offer its workers— and, occassionally, the worst.<p>Walmart currently has a 3.2 out of 5 rating on Glassdoor, and 55% of Glassdoor posters said they would …

Employment

His Company Is Growing 300 Percent a Year -- Because He Took Jobs He Wasn't Fully Prepared For

If you're willing, agile, attuned to the market and ready to learn, there's never a wrong time to change your business plan.<p>This story appears in the July 2018 issue of . Subscribe »<p>It was supposed to be a simple job: The legendary Los Angeles-based grocery and liquor delivery company Pink Dot had …

Business Strategy

The Obamas are worth 30 times more than when they entered the White House in 2008 — here's how they spend their millions

Former President Barack Obama is a busy guy.<p>From speaking at events around the world to writing a memoir and, most recently, signing a massive production deal with Netflix, Obama's life after the White House has been full and very lucrative.<p>These endeavors — along with the six-figure pension all …

The White House