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U.S. eliminates a mid- to high-level ISIS figure every 2 days, official says

The United States has been eliminating a mid- to high-level Islamic State figure every two days, on average, contributing to President Obama’s decision to send a new Special Operations force to Iraq to intensify efforts to locate and kill militant leaders there and in Syria, a senior administration …

You're Out: Klopp sanctions swap-deal for £16m Liverpool attacker and 'fantastic' Milan star

On Tuesday, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp claimed that he's 'absolutely satisfied' with the goalkeeper situation at Anfield, but the Reds continue to …

How can we do a Hawaii trip on a reasonable budget?

Although our limp travel dollar means you might have to reduce your beachside mai tai intake, there are ways to shave a few bucks from your vacation in Hawaii – by thinking creatively and avoiding some pricey pitfalls.<p>"Getting here, staying here and eating here are often expensive, but what you do …

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

The Secret German Scheme To Invade America Before The First World War

Nearly two decades before the onset of World War I, Kaiser Wilhelm II set his imperialistic sights on the Americas. But to establish a presence …

Joe Stiglitz Knows How to Solve Inequality, if Anyone Will Listen

Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, is one of the world’s most influential thinkers in the battle against economic inequality. He’s …

The Best Ski Resorts in the East

Don't sleep on the East: you don't have to get on a plane for good vibes and bad-ass terrain.<p>Bretton Woods<p>Bretton Woods, New Hampshire<p><b>Vertical Rise:</b> 1,500 feet<b><br>Acres of Terrain:</b> 464<b><br>Average Snowfall:</b> 200 inches <br>Across from Mount Washington in what meteorologists call an upslope snowbelt, Bretton …

Skiing

Twenty Billionaires Have More Wealth Than Half U.S. Households

<b>400 billionaires are wealthier than 190 million of their fellow Americans.</b><p>When should we be alarmed about so much wealth in so few hands?<p>The Great Recession and its anemic recovery only deepened the economic inequality that's drawn so much attention in its wake. Nearly all wealth and income gains …

America's Investment Crisis is Getting Worse

For an economy to grow, somebody has to be willing to spend money–be it consumers, the government, or the business sector.<p>Without money changing …

Only 6% of Cities are Preparing for Driverless Cars

In a study released last month, the National League of Cities found that only 6% of cities’ current long-term transportation plans consider the …

Is venture capital killing startups?

Image by: Heisenberg MediaJust the other day, I had the somewhat unpleasant job of presiding over the shutdown of one of our investee companies. Not …

Venture Capital

Economic radicalism is the only answer: The most practical way to fix our broken economy

<b>(AP/Robert F. Bukaty)</b><p>“Between Debt and the Devil” author Adair Turner on how our fears of fiscal deficit are holding us back and more<p>Lynn Stuart Parramore<p>November 22, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><i>Adair Turner, Chairman of the Board of the Institute for New Economic</i> …

Economics

How Silicon Valley Made Big City Housing A Major Cause Of And Solution To Inequality

San Francisco is a living crystal ball of what happens when a city refuses to build enough housing to accommodate the dense clustering of high- tech and service workers natural to modern industries.<p>The median rent has skyrocketed above $3,500/month and over 12,000 residents have been evicted from …

Silicon Valley