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Korean Air Lines exec could spend 15 years in prison over 'nut rage'

In early December, a Korean Air Lines executive delayed a flight leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City when a flight …

OBAMA: Enjoy Your Gas Savings Because They Won't Last Forever

The decline in gas prices has effectively served as a tax cut for American consumers.<p>But President Barack Obama is warning Americans that this won't last forever.<p>In an interview with The Detroit News' David Shepardson, Obama said Americans should use the savings wisely.<p>"I would strongly advise …

Oil

Paypal founder Peter Thiel becomes marijuana's first big investor

Peter Thiel has never shied away from investing in companies so experimental that they’re too new to even be part of an industry.<p>So it’s hardly surprising that Thiel’s Founders Fund has become the first institutional investor to make an investment in the nascent cannabis industry – a business that …

Cannabis

Ebay to Spin Off PayPal in 2015

EBay Inc (EBAY) said it would spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments business, into a publicly traded company in the second half of 2015, marking an about-face for the company.<p>The news of the tax-free spinoff to shareholders sent eBay's shares up 10 percent to $58.15 in premarket trading.<p>EBay …

PayPal now lets shops accept Bitcoin

PayPal, meet Bitcoin.<p>This week, the payment processing company PayPal took its first venture into the world of all-digital money.<p>Merchants that work with eBay's (EBAY) PayPal can now easily start accepting payments from customers that use Bitcoin (XBT), an independent, government-less …

US economic growth revised upwards again

<b>The US economy grew at an annual rate of 4.6% between April and June, faster than the previous estimate of 4.2%, according to revised figures from the US Department of Commerce.</b><p>The revision was due to larger rises in exports and business investment.<p>Growth estimates are revised as more information …

Economy

The Dangerous Impacts of Social Media on Mental Illnesses

<i>Mariel Norton is a copywriter for a digital marketing agency, and is also a relationship blogger for WeLoveDates.</i><p>Less FaceTime, more face-to-face time.<p>Tallulah Wilson was just 15 years old when she took her own life back in October 2012. The gifted ballerina had been receiving treatment for …

Secret, The Anonymous App Worth $100 Million, Launches A Spin-Off Notification App Called 'Ping'

Ping has no tie to Secret's flagship app; it came out of a company hackathon. It's a simple notification tool that pushes topical content to your phone's locked homescreen.<p>"We were fascinated by the idea of an app that could tell you what you need to know, right when you need to know it," Secret …

Apps

Say Goodbye to the Original Yahoo Directory

Yahoo has announced it will finally, officially shut down the Yahoo Directory on December 31, 2014.<p>No, we didn't know the Yahoo Directory was still a …

PayPal Co-Founder Takes Aim at Credit Card Industry With New Startup

The most miserable year of Max Levchin’s life began in 2002, shortly after he sold off his ownership stake in PayPal to eBay for an estimated $34 …

FinTech

A craft brewer goes to Germany ... to make American-style beers

Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder of the tenth-largest craft brewer in the United States, knows a thing or two about making beer.<p>Koch has built Stone …