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'Glass House' views the rise and fall of US industrialism through one town

'Glass House' is Lancaster, Ohio, native Brian Alexander’s account of his hometown and its change from a prosperous, vibrant community to a bedroom …

Modern Architecture

Alzheimer's could be caused by excess sugar: new study finds 'molecular link'

People who eat diets high in sugar could be at greater risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.<p>For the first time, scientists have established a "tipping point" link between blood sugar glucose and the degenerative neurological condition.<p>Researchers from the University of Bath found …

Dementia

Microsoft and Airbus Just Got Drone Fever

The venture capital arms of Microsoft and Airbus are betting that the business of drones will one day soar.<p>AirMap, a startup specializing in software …

Drones

Exclusive: Goldman Sachs hedge fund folding London operations, shifting staff to U.S. - sources

NEW YORK/LONDON – Goldman Sachs Group Inc's hedge fund Goldman Sachs Investment Partners (GSIP), which was one of the largest-ever hedge fund launches in history, is closing its London operations and shifting staff members to New York, four sources told Reuters.<p>About eight staff members who made up …

Wall Street

'I'm the best golfer of the rich people': Trump insists GE CEO Jeff Immelt tell the story of the time Trump hit a hole in one

GE CEO Jeff Immelt regaled an assembly of some of the largest manufacturing company executives in the world with a story of the time President Donald Trump hit a hole in one while playing golf with Immelt.<p>This story did not come unprompted, however, but was requested by none other than Trump …

Golf

What Nobody Tells You About Taking VC Money

You don't need venture capitalists to make it; all you need is an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong grasp of your goals.<p>With worldwide venture capital activity for 2016 down by 24 percent -- and total deal funding down from $141 billion in 2015 to $127 billion in 2016, according to a KMPG report …

Venture Capital

Transatlantic flights at $65: A new era of budget flying or cheap marketing?

This particular deal may not last. But the trends driving it are likely to continue.<p>February 23, 2017 —If you can spare $65, Norwegian Air Shuttle …

50 Jobs, Gigs and Side Hustles You Can Do From Home

If your dream is to work from home, and you don't know where to start, this list has something for you. Guaranteed.<p>Ah, working from home. If you’re sick of long commutes to a boring office, where you’re stuck 9-to-5, Monday through Friday, remote work sounds like a distant paradise.<p>But the reality …

Small Business

Wireless CarPlay is coming to more cars

Apple’s CarPlay is a terrific piece of technology that we like quite a lot. But perhaps the biggest annoyance with CarPlay (aside from its persistent bugginess) is that you have to plug in your phone in order to make it work. Sometimes, particularly for short drives, pulling my iPhone out of my …

BMW

Museum or church? St. Isaac's becomes bone of contention in Russia

The governor of St. Petersburg announced last month that the city would return the iconic cathedral – which has served as a museum since the Soviet …

Here's Where Colorado Spends Its Skyrocketing Pot Tax Revenue

The first state to legalize recreational adult use of marijuana is now funding a host of programs with the proceeds.<p>Colorado moved first into creating a regulated recreational marijuana system, and the state is starting to see the benefits in a huge way. According to numbers from the state, …

Tsunamis

Does HOA legislation work for owners, residents?

Legislation is often crafted by the industry, not the people who live with HOAs<p><i>By</i> <i>Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities</i><p>I’m hearing from …

Housing

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One of my favorite television programs is <i>The Amazing Race.</i> In this reality show, ten couples are sent to a foreign country where they must race, via …

The Company That Ruined The Bookstore Industry Is Doing The Unthinkable

Markets

App-only bank Monzo raised £19.5 million at a £65 million valuation and is crowdfunding again

LONDON — App-only bank Monzo is raising £22 million to launch its current account in the UK.<p>Monzo has closed £19.5 million in Series B funding — the second injection of institutional money — and is planning to raise a further £2.5 million through crowdfunding.<p>The £19.5 million has been raised from …

Banking

Ivanka Trump Proposes New Child Care Tax Benefits to Congress

Ivanka Trump doesn't need an official title to get her ideas in front of Congress.<p>Last week, the first daughter proposed a child care tax benefit to …

Taxes

Why You 'Get What You Pay For' in SEO

With search engine optimization, you'll be paying for a service, not a product, so price has much more room for variance and fluctuation.<p>"You get what you pay for" is an adage most of us are familiar with, though its practical usage varies. For most consumer products, there is some degree of …

SEO

'Apple has Samsung on the ropes like never before,' says Wall Street analyst

The competition for the lucrative high-end of the smartphone market is a race between two companies: Apple and Samsung, which ship over 36% of smartphones globally, according to an IDC estimate.<p>The war between the two companies for smartphone buyers has raged for years, but the power balance seems …

Samsung

Germany runs up record $25 billion budget surplus

Frankfurt am Main (AFP) - Germany notched up a surplus in its public finances of nearly 24 billion euros last year, its largest since reunification in 1990, official data showed Thursday.<p>The country's federal, state and local governments together achieved an overall surplus of 23.7 billion euros …

GDP

Daily Bible Reading Devotional [Matthew 5:38-48]-February 23, 2017

Scripture Reading(s)<p>Matthew 5:38-48<p>5:38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’<p>5:39 But I say to you, Do not …

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says the Trump administration is 'committed to get tax reform done' by August

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin laid out the timeline for tax reform and predicted that the US economy would see a serious growth boom in an interview Thursday morning.<p>Speaking with CNBC's Becky Quick, Mnuchin said that the administration is considering a number of tax-related proposals but hopes …

Taxes

New iPhone Patent Suggests Touch ID May Live on in a Different Form

One of the more contentious iPhone 8 rumors we've seen recently is the claim that with the removal of the home button, Apple will ditch its Touch ID fingerprint recognition technology and replace it with another form of bio-recognition hardware.<p>While several possible alternatives have been put …

iPhone

How Marc Andreessen got Cisco's John Chambers to invest in a startup that's conquering 'the next interface'

"I viewed voice as the past, where it's really the future," says Cisco Executive Chairman and former CEO John Chambers.<p>That's why he's made a personal investment in hot voice security and fraud-fighting startup Pindrop, and it's why he's joining the company's board of directors, Chambers tells …

Cisco Systems

A legendary dealmaker was asked about the one mistake he made again and again, and his answer was brutal

Henry Kravis is a Wall Street legend.<p>The firm he founded with his cousin George Roberts in 1976, KKR, now manages $130 billion. It has just under 1,000 different investors, many of which are state and municipal pension funds, and its portfolio of companies stands at more than 100.<p>The firm has done …

Wall Street

Trump administration poised to rescind guidelines on protections for transgender students

The Trump administration was set Wednesday to reverse an Obama-era directive aimed at preventing discrimination against transgender students, casting the decision as one respecting states’ rights.<p>White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters to expect new guidance from the departments of …

Equality

Natalie Dormer reveals what it's like to become a video game character

This isn't the first time Natalie Dormer's voiced a video game character, but it's definitely the first time she's voiced a blue, inter-galactic space doctor.<p>Dormer, who's previously starred as Margaery Tyrell in <i>Game of Thrones</i>, was announced as one of the main characters in the video game <i>Mass</i> …

Game Development

Deportation spat overshadows Trump envoys' talks with angry Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A bid by U.S. President Donald Trump to deport non-Mexican illegal migrants to Mexico that has enraged Mexicans will top the agenda when officials from both countries meet on Thursday amid a deepening rift between the two nations.<p>The U.S. government on Tuesday said it would …

Mexico

Conservative Provocateur James O'Keefe Says He Plans To Release Secret CNN Tapes

O'Keefe tells the network in an interview that the media is a "huge target" of his and he's targeting CNN specifically because it "has a very …