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14 Pointed Predictions For 2014

After recapping the hits and misses and misses of last year’s predictions (I did well on oil, less well on Apple; scored on the movies, struck out in sports), it’s time to look ahead to 2014. The recent budget deal in Congress makes fiscal shenanigans less likely, but the Fed’s decision to begin …

10 things not to buy in 2014

<b>1. Cable TV</b><p>Cable television’s heyday is over. Subscribers have been declining since 2004, and analysts say there’s no end in sight. Roughly 54.8 …

2014 Will Begin With Some Big Economic Events — Here's Your Complete Preview

This week markets will probably be quiet again as many investors and traders will likely be preparing for and recovering from New Year's Eve festivities.<p>However, there is a lot of economic data coming to kick off 2014.<p>Here's your Monday Scouting Report:<p><b>Top Story</b><p>Is Inflation Coming?: There has been …

A Hard-to-Believe China Prediction for 2014

China has a tendency to make prognosticators look foolish. Just ask anyone who confidently forecast in 1990 or early in this century that the country's Communist Party was on its last legs, expressed certainty in 2001 that China's high growth rates couldn't possibly go on for more than another …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

10 Tips To Get Your Career In High Gear For 2014

It’s that time of year when you’re measuring your success for the past twelve months and thinking about your goals for the coming year. While you’ve been pondering what you want to accomplish and how you want to be rewarded for your hard work, I’ve been reaching out to members of my brand community …

Industries To Watch In 2014: The 10 Fastest-Growing Fields

<i>(Note: This data has been updated and can be accessed here.)</i><p>One of the amazing things about business is that when one industry prospers, outsiders often find a way to tap into that success. A growing industry can need new suppliers, distributors or back-office service providers, or a booming field …

The Career Resolution That Will Put You In Charge In 2014

Skip the long list of resolutions this year. If you really want to take charge of your career in 2014, you only need to make one: Stop delegating control of your career to others.<p>It’s easy for most of us to get psychologically dependent on the companies, institutions and clients that pay our bills. …

Top Health Trend For 2014: Telehealth To Grow Over 50%. What Role For Regulation?

For many years, telehealth advocates have accused payers of being unwilling to reimburse for proven telehealth interventions, which can significantly reduce medical costs.<p>Well, we have crossed that chasm, and telehealth is about to experience explosive growth. RNCOS Business Consultancy Services …

The Metro Areas With The Most Economic Momentum Going Into 2014

America’s economy may be picking up steam, but it remains a story of parts, with the various regions of the country performing in often radically divergent ways.<p>To identify the regions with the most momentum coming out of the recession, we turned to Mark Schill, research director for the Praxis …

What To Watch Out For From Facebook In 2014

That's a truism, of course, because the social network has more than 1 billion members: every year will be a big year for Facebook.<p>Having said that, if you're interested in how the service will evolve, how the stock will perform, and where CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to take the app in the future, …

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New TV Networks Scorecard: Eight Cable Channels to Watch in 2014

Viewer fragmentation, on-demand streaming video platforms and threats from cable companies to prune under-performing networks didn't stop new …

Formula One Racer Michael Schumacher in Critical Condition from Skiing Accident

Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was in critical condition after undergoing brain surgery following a skiing accident in the French …

Miley's Family Portrait: Then And Now

Try to remember this wholesome image that Miley shared on Twitter when her masturbation-themed video for "Adore You" drops.

Miley Cyrus Says She's Just Playing A Character, Doesn't Want To Glamorize Drug Use

It was a big jump from Disney darling to a tongue-wagging, molly-endorsing sexpot, but Miley Cyrus may not have really made the leap after all.<p>In a candid interview with the New York Times, Cyrus proves she not only doesn't understand why her VMAs performance was dubbed a "minstrel show," but …

Miley Cyrus Chews Out Joe Jonas While Chewing On Kellan Lutz

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>Today in celebrity gossip: Miley Cyrus has strong words for Joe Jonas and strong actions for Kellan</i> …

Miley Cyrus Dancing To Britney Spears Is The New Taylor Swift Dancing To, Well, Everything

We've all come to know and resent love Taylor Swift's quirky, off-beat dance moves at every awards show and concert she attends. But who would have thought Miley Cyrus would become the New Taylor Swift?<p>A crop top wearing Cyrus was spotted first row at Britney Spears' first Las Vegas show yesterday …

Selena Gomez Reportedly Battling Lupus, Taking Time Off To Deal With Health Concerns

When Selena Gomez announced that she was canceling the Asian and Australian leg of her tour to take some time for herself, rumors that the singer was rehab-bound after suffering a breakdown began buzzing. But according to a new report, the "me time" Gomez is seeking is to deal with the fact she's …

Justin Bieber Is Not Retiring, Just Trying To Shift The Media's Focus

It's hard to keep track of Justin Bieber's current working status these days.<p>One day he's doing a radio interview saying that he's going to quit making music. Then the interview is declared a huge joke. Then, a few days later, Bieber announces on Twitter that he's officially retiring. Now, …

Taylor Swift Beats Harry Styles For Most Charitable Celebrity Title

Taylor Swift was able to fake surprise yet again this year, when she topped DoSomething.org's list of "Top 20 Celebs Gone Good of 2013." The 24-year-old singer beat out ex-boyfriend Harry Styles, who was honored at the No. 2 spot along with the rest of One Direction.<p>The list is curated not only …

Celebrity stories of 2013 that made us cringe

A look back at some 2013 celebrity stories that made us shudder or cringe — sometimes with disgust, others in embarrassment. A few of them pretty much wrote themselves...

Selena Gomez 'Happiest I've Been in a While' Since Canceling Tour

Since announcing plans to cancel her Australian tour next year, Selena Gomez is enjoying some time to herself with a very adorable someone.<p>Cuddling a …

What's Under the Tree? 19 of Film's Most Famous Christmas Presents Ranked from Worst to Best

Taylor Swift & Her Brother Sport Matching Onesies

Like brother, like sister.<p>Taylor Swift, 24, got into the festive Christmas Eve spirit on Tuesday night by sporting a red, plaid onesie alongside her …

Duck Dynasty Family 'Happy' to Put Controversy Behind Them: Source

The last year brought dazzling highs and disappointing lows for the Robertson family, who found fame with <i>Duck Dynasty</i> and more than a little …

Miley Cyrus and Kellan Lutz Fuel Dating Rumors in Vegas

Miley Cyrus and Kellan Lutz did nothing to quash the increasingly loud rumors that they may be hooking up when they were spotted together in Las …

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