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Your music taste might reveal how your brain works

Do you like the sweet sounds of Billie Holiday or the hard edge of Metallica? A new study from the University of Cambridge says your choice shows whether you're an empathetic or systematic thinker.<p>Now that music has gone digital, there must be all sorts of algorithms and marketing studies out there …

'Don't Write Business Plans': Advice For Startups From One Of Silicon Valley's Top Seed Investors

“Don’t write business plans,” warns venture capitalist and angel investor, Dave McClure, of 500 Startups. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, McClure and many of his colleagues has a pedigree from Facebook and PayPal. His firm employs a “cast a wide net” approach, with a particular focus on emerging …

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Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Get ready for another full day of earnings and oil price gyrations.<p>Here are the four things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:<p><b>1. Crude creeping up:</b> Oil prices continue to push higher Wednesday. Crude futures are currently rising by about 2% to trade around $61.80 per barrel.<p>…

How The Millennial Generation Could Affect The Economy Over The Next Five Years

This year, millennials are expected to surpass Boomers as the largest living American generation, and soon, their effects on the economy will be felt in even greater measure, according a new Standard & Poor’s report released Wednesday.<p>The report by Beth Ann Bovino, Standard & Poor’s U.S. chief …

Two House Bills Would Completely Legalize Marijuana Across the U.S.

Yes, the United States federal government might just legalize marijuana. Two congressmen just filed two separate House Bills on Friday that together …

Roubini Sees $70 Barrel as `New Normal' for Oil Prices

April 28 -- Nouriel Roubini, chairman of Roubini Global Economics LLC and a professor at New York University's Stern School of Business, talks about …

Meet the 17-year-old investor who tripled his money

Brandon Fleisher is making a fortune.<p>He has more than tripled his investments in two years -- from $48,000 to $147,000.<p>That might not sound like much, until you realize that Brandon is a 17-year-old high school senior. While many teens try for the perfect Instagram and Snapchat selfie, Brandon …

How Bill Gates, Andy Grove, And Steve Jobs Found Success Without Business Training

The CEOs of Microsoft, Intel, and Apple were famously flawed leaders, so how did they manage to transform their companies?<p>Strategy without execution is as worthless as execution without strategy.<p>Getting both right is a challenging task, but one that Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs all …

Why Multi-Tasking Is Worse Than Marijuana For Your IQ

What makes you more stupid – smoking marijuana, emailing while talking on the phone or losing a night’s sleep?<p>Researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry at the University of London studied 1,100 workers at a British company and found that multitasking with electronic media caused a greater decrease …

Rand Paul’s terrifying vision for America: The truth about his plan for “Economic Freedom Zones”

The senator’s detailed economic policy agenda is like something out of an Ayn Rand fever dream<p>Presidential campaigns are usually long on sloganeering and short on substance. The first Republican candidate out of the gate for 2016, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, gave an announcement speech asking listeners to …

This chart shows why everyone is scared about China's economy

China's broad money growth — which includes physical currency, some sorts of deposits in banks, and some sorts of very liquid securities — has slowed to the point at which it is actually slower than that of the US. Growth in money supply is definitely not perfect, but it provides a rough measure of …

Robert Reich: The rich have bought America’s silence

The former secretary of labor on the insidious ways colleges and nonprofits are beholden to their wealthy donors<p>Not long ago I was asked to speak to a religious congregation about widening inequality. Shortly before I began, the head of the congregation asked that I not advocate raising taxes on …

Smartphones Drive Internet Use in Emerging Markets

According to the latest global study by International Data Corporation (IDC), the combined total market of smartphones, media tablets and PCs is now …

U.S. Oil Reserves, Resources, and Unlimited Future Supply

<i>“With only 2% of the world’s oil reserves, we can’t just drill our way to lower gas prices,”</i> President Obama, 2012<p>The difference between a “reserve” and a “resource” is a really big deal in the energy business. Reserves impress banks and bring in shareholders, but it’s the resource that indicates …

Of Course Immigrants Take Jobs From People; But They Also Create Them For Others

One of the standard arguments against immigration is that those immigrants then take a job or two that could have been done by some native born worker. This is, of course, entirely true: immigrants do indeed take jobs that could have been done by someone else, native born or not. However, that’s …