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14 mind-expanding TED Talks to watch if you have 20 minutes to spare

Over the past several years, TED talks have brought insights from the most prominent academics, business leaders, and writers to the masses.<p>If you want to get some quick enlightenment, look no further than this list of some of the most thought-provoking and mind-expanding TED talks available.<p>These …

Jim Rogers Says Next Bear Market Will Be Worst in His Life

Jim Rogers, 75, says the next bear market in stocks will be more catastrophic than any other market downturn that he’s lived through.<p>The veteran …

Global stocks tumble as Wall Street braces for more losses

LONDON (AP) — Stock markets around the world took a battering Tuesday, following a dramatic sell-off on Wall Street that triggered concerns that a …

Bitcoin Dips Below $7k Amidst News of China’s Full Ban of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Bitcoin (BTC) hit a new multi-month low on Monday, Feb. 5, dropping below $7,000 for the first time since the middle of November 2017.<p>According to …

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Sport<p>Last weekend, Didier Deschamps chalked up another significant achievement in a remarkable career.He became the longest-serving coach of France...<p>…

The Best Modern Philosophy Books

<b>We’ve now explored both the most important philosophy books as well as the best philosophy books for beginners, however – naturally these lists are</b> …

3 Reasons to Retire as Early as You Can

Are you forgetting about one of your most valuable assets in life?<p>Time is one of the most valuable assets at your disposal. Unfortunately, many …

Jeff Bezos on Amazon's Alexa: 'We don’t see positive surprises of this magnitude very often'

There was a lot to like about Amazon's Street-beating holiday-quarter earnings results.<p>But company CEO Jeff Bezos singled out one thing in particular for praise: Amazon's popular and market-leading Alexa voice assistant.<p>"Our 2017 projections for Alexa were very optimistic, and we far exceeded …

Google hid another nerdy math joke in its latest earnings report

In its Q4 earnings report on Thursday, Google's parent company Alphabet announced plans to buy back some of its stock — $8,589,869,056 of stock to be exact.<p>There's a likely reason Google chose that specific value for their planned buyback: It's what mathematicians call a "perfect number."<p>Perfect …

This reliable contrarian indicator says investors shouldn't hit the sell button on US stocks just yet

US bond yields are on the charge, hitting multi-year highs on Thursday.<p>And after a stonking run to start the year, US stocks are starting to take notice, wavering in recent sessions after rising to record highs late last week.<p>It's got many asking whether a pullback is on the cards, or perhaps …

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A major South African city is about to run out of water, and officials say it will be the worst disaster since 9/11

Cape Town, a coastal South African city of about 4 million people, is about to run out of fresh water.<p>After three years of persistent drought, the government is warning that "Day Zero" — when it will be forced to turn off most faucets — will be May 11. That's when reservoirs and water sources are …

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Warren Buffett has been speaking out about the cost of healthcare for years — and it could hint at what’s to come with a new health venture

Jamie Dimon, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett have a new plan to tackle the rising cost of healthcare in the US.<p>Bezos's Amazon, along with Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and Dimon's JPMorgan, are teaming up to form an independent venture that'll be focused on healthcare for their US employees.<p>"The …

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On-Demand Dog Walking App Wag Nabbed $300 Million in Fresh Cash From SoftBank

Wag, the nation’s largest on-demand mobile dog walking and care app, is taking some major steps forward with a new chief executive and a fresh …

Bill Gates has a new favorite book — and he says everyone should read it

Billionaire philanthropist and avid reader Bill Gates has announced, after more than a decade, that he's got a new favorite book.<p>The book is "Enlightenment Now" by cognitive scientist Steven Pinker, and true to the typical bibliophile's ways, Gates thinks everyone should read it.<p>Pinker is held in …

Indonesia's fintech lending boom exploits shortfall in bank loans

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Fintech firms, offering loans of as little as a few hundred dollars, are seeing a spike in lending in Indonesia where tens of millions of people have little or no access to bank credit - helping alleviate a financing shortfall estimated at more than $73 billion.<p>Employees work at …

Bezos to Amazon Studios: Go Big or Go Home

Last week, <b>Amazon</b> (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced it was canceling three shows on its Prime service: <i>I Love Dick</i>, <i>One Mississippi</i>, and <i>Jean-Claude Van Johnson</i> (I know readers everywhere will miss that one). The cancellations follow the September cancellations of <i>Z</i> and a number of other projects in development. …

What is 5G?

5G will be the lifeblood of the new economy.<p>Self-driving cars, virtual reality, smart cities and networked robots will all be powered by 5G networks someday soon. 5G promises to open the door to new surgical procedures, safer transportation and instant communication for first responders.<p>It's no …

Ikea Founder Ingvar Kamprad Dies at 91

Ingvar Kamprad, whose boyhood business of selling pencils and seeds from his bicycle in Sweden eventually grew into the Ikea furniture chain, has …

Stocks are facing a barrage of sell signals as the market's 'non-stop euphoric cabaret' rages on

Every week the stock market hits new highs. And every week the number of sell signals grows as conditions get more stretched.<p>It's an inevitable result for a scorching-hot equity market that's enjoying overpoweringly strong sentiment. And it's something that appears to be largely ignored by …

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The Psychology of Human Misjudgement - Charlie Munger Full Speech

Abe says BOJ buying ETFs for monetary policy, not to influence stocks

TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday that the Bank of Japan was buying exchange-traded funds for monetary policy and not to influence the level of the stock market.<p>Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gestures as he makes a speech at an opening of a new session of parliament in …

Kodak makes last desperate bid for relevance with cryptocurrency

Today Kodak and WENN Digital, in a licensing partnership, announced the launch of the KODAKOne image rights management platform and KODAKCoin, a …

Millennials Are Doing Their Shopping at Dollar Stores and Discount Racks

Consumer<p>While legacy department stores like Macy's and J.C. Penney are shuttering locations, off-price stores like T.J. Maxx are growing their brick and mortar presence.<p>In March alone, T.J. Maxx (which already has upwards of 1,000 stores), is opening in a slew of new locations. The discount …

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

U.S. wage growth, tax-bonuses spark shopping in retail stocks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund managers are betting that rising wages and the effects of the Republican-led corporate tax cut will prove a lifeline to middle-market retailers who have struggled to remain relevant in the age of Amazon.<p>Wells Fargo, CM Advisors and Plumb Funds are among those asset …

Walmart is teaming up with one of the world's biggest e-commerce companies to take direct aim at Amazon

Walmart is taking aim at Amazon's Kindle business and diving into the business of selling ereaders, ebooks, and audiobooks through a partnership with Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten.<p>As part of the deal, Walmart will start selling Aura-branded ereaders made by Kobo, a division of Rakuten, in …

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Crypto market put on notice — yet again

SEC Commissioner Jay Clayton is <b>once again</b> warning the crypto market about regulation.<p>Lest his interest be underestimated, he wrote an op-ed with the …

With Nacho Fries, Taco Bell enters—and dominates—the French fry game

Loyalties to fast food French fries run deep. But for all the love they garner, few fast food chains have made attempts to innovate. There’s Wendy’s, …

Billionaire Charlie Munger: Advice for Business and Life (2017)

9 things to do with apple cider vinegar that can make you healthier — and 5 that won’t

If you've taken a look around on social media or any wellness-focused lifestyle sites lately — chances are you've seen something about the benefits of "taking" apple cider vinegar.<p>Bloggers and websites tout the benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar, primarily that it will ramp up your metabolism …

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