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Home sales are slumping all over the country

<b>But it just started. Could it be the new tax law and sky-high home prices?</b><p>The National Association of Realtors is already blaming rising mortgage rates. Pending home sales - an indicator of future home sales, based on contract signings - in January fell 3.8% from a year ago, to their lowest level …

House Prices

There’s precedent for Amazon competing with so many companies. It doesn’t end well.

Perhaps no other company in history has sold so many different products (354 million) while competing against so many other companies (hundreds). In the past, that power hasn’t lasted. Amazon is betting it will be different.<p>Amazon today is a retailer, a logistics network, a book publisher, a movie …

5 best places for beautiful views in LA

From rooftop bars to hiking trails

Trails

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak launches Woz U institute to train people for tech jobs

Steve Wozniak, one of Apple’s three original founders, has launched a new training initiative designed to get people ready for “high-paying technology” jobs.<p>The Woz U digital institute is initially launching as an online-only affair and promises to deliver a “new approach” to education for tech …

Tech Industry

Jared Kushner Cements His Status as the World’s Worst Real-Estate Developer

Borrowing $1.75 billion right before the financial crisis continues to be a really, really bad idea.<p>The problem with nepotism, as <b>Donald Trump</b> has failed to realize, is that legacy candidates tend to be unqualified for their jobs. Naturally, we speak of First Daughter <b>Ivanka Trump</b> and First …

The Top 10 Cities for Amazon's Second Headquarters

As the race heats up and cities state their cases to house Amazon.com's (AMZN) second headquarters, Moody's Analytics has some suggestions for the …

Top 10

This is how Walmart, Amazon, Target and others are coming up with new ways of getting more stuff to you faster

The battle for e-commerce and delivery dominance is here.<p>I remember watching the fanfare around Alibaba’s IPO in 2014 and marveling at the number of transactions done online in China. At the time, I was running an on-demand delivery startup. I was getting more interested in e-commerce and …

FORGET BITCOIN: An $8 trillion bubble in global markets is waiting to pop

For all the hype about bitcoin, far more investors are exposed to an $8 trillion bubble in financial markets.<p>It's all the government and corporate bonds that still have negative yields eight years after the financial crisis, according to Torsten Sløk, the chief international economist at Deutsche …

Markets

8 Proven Ways to Make Money in Real Estate

You don't need an enormous amount of capital to find and execute lucrative deals.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Real estate has produced more wealth than any other industry in the history of time. However, people still remain skeptical about entering into the fray. …

Real Estate

Microsoft and Amazon unveil Gluon to help developers adopt machine learning

Collaboration in the realm of artificial intelligence leads to some strange bedfellows in the tech world. That’s certainly the case today, when Microsoft and Amazon Web Services announced their collaboration on Gluon, a new programming library for machine learning.<p>It works by providing a consistent …

Machine Learning

3 Stocks to Buy, Hold for the Next 75 Years

Buy and hold on to Berkshire Hathaway, McDonald's, and Clorox for decades to come.<p>Among all of the investing legends, you will find no day traders …

Investing

La Niña is expected this winter. What will that mean for our weather?

La Niña, the cooler sibling of El Niño, is likely to form over the next few months, federal government forecasters said Thursday.<p>Specifically, there's a 55 to 65% chance that a La Niña will develop during the fall and winter of 2017-18, the Climate Prediction Center said.<p>The La Niña climate pattern …

Weather

How to Conquer Your Fear of Starting a Business

It's all about finding the courage to take the first step.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fear, uncertainty and self-doubt are all raw feelings people experience when they consider the idea of starting their own business. It's scary. No doubt about that. Entrepreneurs …

Entrepreneurship

Canada Is Offering Free Admission to Its National Parks in 2017—Here’s Where to Stay

The new year marks the 150th celebration of Canadian Confederation, and to commemorate the country’s birthday, Parks Canada is offering free …

National Parks

Mermaid School’ Makes a Splash in Spain

‘Sirens’ academy lures wannabe mermaids amid budding industry for monofin fans<p>TARRAGONA, Spain—After Susana Seuma shattered her leg in a car accident a few years ago, she was physically unable to continue her job as a sales floor manager. Ms. Seuma’s partner asked her if she had ever dreamed of …

Mermaids

What Is Killing America’s Bees and What Does It Mean for Us?

There was a moment last year when beekeeper Jim Doan was ready to concede defeat. He stood in the kitchen of his rural New York home, holding the …

Get ready for 'Drone Nation'

We’re taking the drone out for a spin. It’s a sun-drenched Friday in Indianapolis’s Broad Ripple neighborhood, and though it’s late afternoon the …