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A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

A computer predicted the success of Etsy, Spotify, and other major startups 8 years ago — and it's just generated a new list

The domain of picking "start-up winners" was — and largely still is — dominated by a belief held by the venture capital (VC) industry that machines do not play a role in the identification of winners.<p>Ironically, the VC world, having fuelled the creation of computing, is one of the last areas of …

Venture Capital

He invests like a machine, buying and selling by rule

<b>Michael Epp</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Architect<p><b>The portfolio</b><p>A diversified selection of nearly two dozen stocks, including shares in Dorel Industries Inc., Metro Inc., 3M Co. and Verizon Communications Inc.<p><b>The investor</b><p>Michael Epp started his portfolio 15 years ago at the age of 40. He never owned a car, which helped …

Investing

5 Best Dividend ETFs for Income Investors

Even dividend stocks can crack, so don't bet the farm on just one or two. Buy a basket or two instead via these five ETFs.<p>It’s a strange time to be …

Investing

The best investing books for novices – as chosen by our readers

Well, you certainly are a well-read bunch.<p>Last week, in response to a reader's question, I asked people to send in their picks for the best investing books and other resources for novice investors. I received dozens of suggestions – a few of which came up more than once – and today I'll share …