Alain Charles

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The Hidden Costs of Those Cheap Transatlantic Flights

Chicago to Reykjavik for $99. Los Angeles to Barcelona for $149. Denver to London for $199. It’s never been cheaper to fly across the …

Flying

I Never Pay Full Price for Flights—This Is Where I Book

The first time I ventured overseas I was 18 and worked two jobs to buy a return ticket to Phuket, Thailand. Determined to pay my own way, I spent …

Air Travel

Trump's Plan to Repeal Dodd-Frank Won't Help Small Businesses

It's not the main reason you can't get a loan--and repealing it won't fix much.<p>If you voted for Donald J. Trump believing that he would make it easier to get a small-business loan, you may be in for four long years of disappointment.<p>In recent days, the president-elect and his advisers have repeated …

Small Business

Black Architect Interrogated and Humiliated by Bank After Depositing Paycheck

According to a post on her Facebook page, architect Trish Cole Doolin relocated to Seattle in September to work at Nelson Connections as a job …

Social Media

How Magicians Trick Your Brain

The renowned Slydini holds up an empty box for all to see. It is not really a box—just four connected cloth-covered cardboard walls, forming a floppy …

Magic

​Appliance Science: How smoke alarms alert you to fires

Smoke detectors save lives. By warning the occupants of a house when a fire starts, they give them more time to either deal with the fire or evacuate. But there is an increasing debate about how they are best used, and what type of smoke alarm is the best type to use. Let's look at the science …

Home Automation

This Is the Easiest Way the U.S. Can Stop Corporate Tax Dodgers

Last week, the New York-based drugmaker Pfizer scuttled its proposed $150 billion merger with Irish-based competitor Allergan after the Obama …

How to Start a Business On (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of …

U.S. Oil Production to Drop to 5 Million Barrels Per Day over Next 12 Months

With the amazing drop in Oil Rigs just over the last two months, the pain for U.S. Oil Producers is just getting started, expect U.S. Oil Production …

Oil

What You Need to Know About Student Loan Refinancing -- How Your Repayment Terms Affect How Much You Repay

Student loan borrowers typically refinance their student loans to save money over the lifetime of their loan, often refinancing at lower interest rates with shorter repayment terms. However, some borrowers find themselves in positions that they would like to keep or extend their repayment term by …

Tesla Stock Stuck In Neutral Until Two Things Happen

After increasing 639% between December 31, 2012, and February 25, 2014, Tesla shares have been stuck in a trading range of $180 to $280 for the past 22 months (and is actually down 3% since then). The company has announced earnings 7 times since February 2014 and except for some short-term moves …

Should you fear the ETF?

GRAPHIC<p>Exchange-traded funds have suddenly become scary—at least to some in the investment community.<p>“It may be time to re-examine the entire ETF …

Investing

Why You Should Be Drinking Port as a Digestif

Make port your go-to digestif for 2016.<p>Until fairly recently, digestifs were the types of beverages drunk by old Italian men alongside a cup of …