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What Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Other Top Execs Ask During Job Interviews

Savvy CEOs and executives know that interview questions like, “What’s your biggest strength?” and, “What’s your biggest weakness?” aren’t as telling …

10 Amazing Adventures You Need to Do on Your Next European Vacation

Photo: Linny Le<p>When you think of a European vacation, you're probably picturing museums, cafes, and tours through the cities. Don't get us wrong, that side of Europe is amazing, but the continent is also home to some incredible outdoors locations waiting to be explored. From amazing waterfalls to …

Pigskin Literature: The Best Books Ever Written About Football

The sport has inspired some of our best writers, who’ve tackled everything from fandom to concussions. This reading list should hold you all the way …

NFL

Tax-Smart Moves When Selling Real Estate

<b>Updated March 2017</b> — If you jumped into real estate at the bottom of the market around 2008, or if you've been holding onto an asset even longer, you …

This 1990 Mercedes 190E Cosworth Evo 2 is Ripe For the Picking

After a 25-year lockout, American roads will very soon become subjected to a new level of Euro-racing terror. This 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E Cosworth Evo 2 has just passed the magic 25-year-old mark, meaning it may be the first of its kind to legally be imported into the United States.<p>While the 190E …

The Ariel Atom 3S Is 360 Horsepower of Grin-Inducing Insanity

More rocketship than car.<p>The Mazda Miata weighs 2,200 pounds and has 155 horsepower. That is enough for it to be considered a quick lightweight sports car. Now, imagine a car that weighs 900 pounds less and has twice the power.<p>Yeah.<p>If you describe the Ariel Atom to someone, they'll think it's just …

Jazz greats in their prime

Limited Runs has teamed up with Getty Images to curate Metronome's photographs of some of the greatest figures in jazz history.

Dow Tumbles, Hitting 2015 Low on Growth Worries

Stock losses come as Fed officials appear divided on potential interest-rate increase<p>Sharp declines in previously high-performing U.S. stock sectors point to growing investor caution, fueled by uncertainty over the pace of world-wide economic expansion and the timing of likely U.S. interest-rate …

Stock Markets

How Loudspeakers and Balloons Heighten Tension Along the Korean Border

North and South Korea, locked in one of the world’s most intractable conflicts, exchanged fire on Thursday.<p>Tensions along the inaptly named “demilitarized zone” on the border between North and South Korea flared up on Thursday, as the two countries exchanged rocket and artillery fire for the first …

North Korea

Why Oracle just bought a marketing company called Maxymiser

Maxymiser was founded in 2006 and had raised about $15 million in venture funding through 2012 and then a round of undisclosed private equity investment in 2013, according to Crunchbase. Later that same year, two of the three founders left to launch other startups.<p>The third founder, Mark Simpson, …

From Apple computers to fast food, China's slowdown is going to hurt some of America's biggest companies

The U.S. stock market just had its worst day in 18 months, and it's all because of China.<p>China's stock market struggles might be happening thousands …

Stock Markets

China's Market Collapse and Currency Devaluation

This morning I heard an expert from a respected economic think tank talk about China on a nationwide radio show. He started off his comments by saying that China's currency had devalued by three percent against the U.S. dollar, which was a "dramatic drop." He then went on to say that it was …

Intuit says goodbye to an old friend: Quicken

Financial software company Intuit dropped a bomb while reporting its latest quarterly numbers Thursday: It will be selling off Quicken, its original …

Small Business

This app is everything OS X Finder wants to be

Maybe it’s just me, but Finder is one of the default Mac apps I find most annoying. Even though Apple introduced tabs to the default experience a few years ago, Finder still makes it harder than it should to move files from one folder on your computer to another.<p>Commander One, a Finder alternative …

23 Underrated Horror Books You Have To Read ASAP

You won't sleep with the lights off ever again.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

Samsung’s ‘Safety Truck’ Features a Camera and Live View Display

Samsung wants to help make roads safer by incorporating some camera technology into semi-trailer trucks. By adding a front camera and a giant rear …

Architecture Students Build A Suit That Simulates Sleeping In Zero Gravity

Sleeping in space seems great–you have an incredible view of the stars, for one thing, plus without gravity pulling you down, you probably won’t wake up up with a sore back. Architecture students at AA Visiting School Slovenia figured out a way to simulate the feeling of sleeping in space: by …

Abenomics: Japan’s dramatic push to save its economy

Tsuyoshi Nishikawa and his wife Rina look every bit the modern Japanese couple as they walk cheerfully along a street in Tokyo's sparkling Marunouchi district.<p>The stylish pair live in Saitama prefecture, just outside the capital. Mr. Nishikawa, dressed in a crisp navy jacket and suede shoes, works …

5 can't-miss apps: 'Squares,' Reuk, MoneyWiz 2 and more

'Ace Ferrara and The Dino Menace'<p>MoneyWiz 2<p>Reuk<p>'Squares'<p>'WRC The Official Game'<p>Between kicking off the New Year and fighting off your first hangover …

Apps

5 steps for structuring an ideal work day

With looming end-of-year deadlines and the holidays imminent, it’s one of the most stressful times of the year. Are you maximizing your work days to …

The New Economics Of Oil: Sheikhs Vs. Shale

The official charter of OPEC states that the group's goal is "the stabilisation of prices in international oil markets". It has not been doing a very good job. In June the price of a barrel of oil, then almost $115, began to slide; it now stands close to $70.<p>This near-40% plunge is thanks partly to …

What Does It Take To Earn $90,000 As An Uber Driver?

If you want to pull down close to $90,000 a year as an Uber driver, you'll need to spend most of your waking hours behind the wheel working.<p>Drivers for the car-sharing service in New York probably need to put in close to 80 hours a week to make around $90,000 a year, according to a blog post from …

Apple's iOS Has Once Again Decimated Android When It Comes To Data That Matters

Adobe, which is tracking online shopping, reports the following: "iOS users drove four times as much mobile sales revenue as Android users, 79 and 21 percent respectively."<p>IBM's data produced similar findings:<p><b>iOS vs. Android:</b> iOS once again led the way in mobile shopping this holiday season, …

Ray Rice's return to the field: Colts, Broncos two teams to watch

Now that Ray Rice has won his appeal, he hopes to convince a team to take a chance on signing him. Could the Colts or Broncos be interested?<p>Ray Rice, …

DNA smeared on a rocket survives re-entry and tells of life's origins

Well, would you look at that: scientists have discovered that DNA can make it through the hellish ordeal of atmospheric re-entry after all. German and Swiss researchers dotted a rocket's grooves and screw heads with fragments of genetic blueprints to see how they'd fare in situations that could've …

The Chinese Economy Is Facing A $6.8 Trillion Nightmare That Could Get Worse

<b>Six-point-eight trillion dollars.</b><p>That's according to a report from China's National Development and Reform Commission and the Academy of Macroeconomic Research, written up here in the Financial Times. The report says that amount has been "ineffective investment."<p>For sure, $6.8 trillion is a …

The World's Most Famous Assault Rifle Is Getting Rebranded

The AK-47 is possibly the most recognizable weapon on earth, and it's getting a new logo and ad campaign.<p>​ After years of being among the most recognizable symbols of death and destruction the world over, the Soviet-made Kalashnikov assault rifles (the most famous of which is the AK-47) are being …

Cleveland officer who killed boy, 12, previously deemed unfit for duty

The rookie Cleveland police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice last month had been deemed unfit for duty at a previous police department and was in the process of being fired when he resigned from his post, according to records released Wednesday.<p>Cleveland police have said Officer …

Cleveland Police

Want $20 million to work for the government? Just quit a Wall Street job first

If investment banker Antonio Weiss wins Senate confirmation as a Treasury under secretary, he'll walk away with a parting payment of up to $21 million.<p>Talk about a win-win.<p>The financial services firm Lazard, where Weiss is the global head of investment banking, has agreed to pay him about $16 …

Apple deleted users' non-iTunes music and didn't tell them about it

Long before Apple was shoehorning the latest from U2 into your iTunes account, it was deleting songs originating from rival services. Tell us if this sounds familiar: You grabbed Lady Gaga's <i>The Fame Monster</i> from Amazon MP3 in 2009, threw it in your iTunes library, went to sync your 160GB iPod …