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You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Trains

Is Inflation Coming? Markets Say Yes, Data Says No

Traders are at odds with consumers when it comes to the inflation outlook, a divergence that some investors are betting will lead to a sharp market reversal.<p>A University of Michigan survey of consumer expectations for annual inflation over the next five to 10 years hit 2.3% for December, data …

Economics

Meet the man who has spent three years travelling the world for free on container ships

For globetrotters on a very tight budget, or those who love being at sea but not cruise ship crowds, travelling the world by cargo vessel could be the way forward. And for advice on the pros and cons of such a venture, there's no one better than 37-year-old Dane Torbjørn C. Pedersen, known as …

World Records

10 Downright Dreamy Trains to Take Before You Die

The most romantic — and civilized — way to travel.<p>If you've had enough of the indignities of air travel (and there are so very many) and long car …

New York Times Investigation Reveals Just How Huge Trump's Global Business Conflicts Could Be

Remember when Donald Trump was running for President and how incredibly shady it was that he refused to release his tax returns? Well, one reason why …

Donald Trump

The Weird Economics of the Traffic Jam

Traffic isn't all bad (unless you're stuck in it).<p>In 2008, researchers in Japan were finally able to capture a phenomena all too frequent, but rarely understood: they captured a phantom traffic jam on camera. Yes, the kind that happens every day in every highway in every major city in America, nay, …

Transportation

Investors Preparing for Fed Hike, Avoiding Bonds and Dividends

The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday yet left the door open for a potential hike in December. However many investors have already started preparing for a hike as improving economic data allows the central bank more leeway in tightening monetary policies. Consequently, we …

Investing

Malcolm Gladwell on the 1 Biggest Problem Every Successful Person Faces

On Lance Armstrong's "The Forward" podcast, Gladwell hits on a simple yet profound truth -- and a universal conflict that never goes away.<p>Malcolm Gladwell has a way of putting something into words, something that you had never really thought about and definitely never articulated yourself -- but …

Top 10 Countries Where to Invest Your Money in the World

When you start investing in things then countries come together with safe travel and Bretton Woods put their research on the investors of top …

Investing

Here's How Much the Stock Market Could Plunge If Trump Becomes President

Donald Trump could cost our collective 401(k)s, and other investment accounts, as much as $2 trillion.<p>Donald Trump promised he would “jump-start …

Business leaders call Trump bad for economy in new letter

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen big-name business leaders, including lifelong Republicans and independents, say they won't support real estate mogul Donald Trump for president. They say he would be bad for the economy, and they question how successful he's been as a businessman.<p>"For sustained investment, …

Donald Trump

The 14 Phrases Every VC Wants to Hear in Your Pitch

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Venture Capital

Timelapse Evolution Before And After Of Famous Cities

Things around us are changing rapidly and the world is evolving very quickly. The city that we grew up in is not the same anymore. A lot of factors …

United Arab Emirates

The subprime auto market is turning toxic

Delinquencies of 60 days and higher among subprime auto ABS increased by 22% year-over-year in August, Fitch Ratings reported on Friday - now amounting to 4.9% of the outstanding balances that Fitch tracks and rates. And subprime annualized losses increased by 27% year-over-year, reaching 8.9% of …

Markets

Included in This $32 Million Texas Mansion: An Actual Water Park

The home has 17.5 bathrooms and a 10-car garage to boot<p>Even if you’re not prone to cliches, you might buy into the one about everything being bigger …

Paperspace raises $4 million for enterprise virtual desktops

Paperspace has raised $4 million in funding so that enterprise users can run a full computer in the cloud and stream it to any device.<p>The startup aims to bring a slick virtual desktop experience to the enterprise. Paperspace is already being used by architects, designers, lawyers, accountants, and …

Computer Science

This Map Shows Airport WiFi Passwords Across the World

Never yearn for Internet connection during your layover again.<p>Perhaps a traveler's greatest frustration: Being stuck in the terminal, with plenty of emails to check, but no WiFi to do so.<p>Squander no longer. While many airports require you to join a particular VIP airline club to snag WiFi …

Is profit-sharing an economic plan that suits all Americans? Clinton says, yes

There are two reasons why these ideas are creeping back into public discussion and the presidential candidate is banking on them winning over voters<p>Amid all the drama and hyberbole, it slipped by almost without being noticed.<p>Early in the first presidential debate last Monday, Hillary Clinton said: …

Finance

Why Trump's Economic Policy Will Be Good For the Country

Donald Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci says the key to Trump’s success is getting across his message on taxes.<p>In an interview with Fortune’s digital …

Harvard economist Rogoff: I'm 'nervous' about Trump winning

But this year is different.<p>He says the prospect of Republican nominee Donald Trump winning the presidency has him "nervous."<p>"It just creates so much uncertainty," Rogoff told Business Insider. "I don't know what his economic policies would be. I know what he says."<p>That's not to say Rogoff agrees …

Donald Trump

The Experiment: Capitalism versus Socialism

Paul Driessen writes:<p>University of Delaware climatology professor (and amateur history buff) David Legates offers some fascinating insights into a …

Communist Party

Are Yankees pivoting on Starlin Castro and youth movement?

TORONTO -- With the Yankees' chances of securing a playoff berth dwindling -- Fangraphs.com has their chances of earning an AL wild-card spot down to …

Baseball

This is a 'government invitation for helicopter money'

In its statement, the BOJ said it will purchase Japanese government bonds, or JGBs, with the aim of keeping the 10-year Japanese Government Bond rate "more or less at the current level" of about 0%.<p>In a special report sent out to clients on Wednesday, Deutsche Bank Strategist George Saravelos says …

Haruhiko Kuroda

Edmonton Oilers rookie ignores migraine to get into fight with giant Calgary Flames prospect

PENTICTON, B.C. — Anyone with a history of migraines knows they can leave you virtually helpless, unable to perform basic human tasks like walking, …

Ice Hockey

The government is trying to figure out how to stop people from cheating Obamacare

In a release Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said it plans to roll out a pilot program to assess the effect of more stringent requirements for people signing up for insurance through the ACA's public exchanges outside of the open enrollment period.<p>In theory, only those in …

Health Care

Stanford Professor Releases Free University-Level Digital Photography Course

A Stanford professor releasing his entire course for free. It sounds too good to be true, no? Fear not, for it has actually happened.<p>Marc Levoy is a …

Humanities

Why Nordstrom Stock Surged 14% in August

Investors responded positively to the department store's better-than-expected earnings, despite a steep decline in profitability.<p>What happened<p>Shares …

Investing

Progress slows on uninsured as health law blame game goes on

WASHINGTON (AP) — Progress in reducing the number of people without health insurance in the U.S. appears to be losing momentum this year even as rising premiums and dwindling choice are reviving the political blame game over President Barack Obama's health care law.<p>The future of the Affordable Care …

Health Care

This data analytics startup has raised $70 million

C3 IoT, a data analytics startup, has raised $70 million in equity, Bloomberg reports.<p>Leading the round of funding was TPG Capital, the world's ninth largest private equity firm by assets under management.<p>C3 IoT leverages data collected from sensors primarily in the industrial space. When the …

Internet of Things