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It’s No Accident Americans Are Still Broke in a Booming Economy

A new study shows exactly how badly you're getting screwed, and why.<p>Populist appeals to Americans angry at their place in the world powered Donald Trump to the presidency. But even though Trump has spent his time in the White House pushing policies that benefit the monied classes as opposed to …

KPMG slammed in watchdog's damning report of auditors

The accounting watchdog has released a damning report into Britain's big four accountancy firms, singling out KPMG in particular for the "unacceptable deterioration" in the quality of its audits.<p>The Financial Reporting Council said 50pc of KPMG's audits of FTSE 350-listed companies required more …

KPMG

How crowdfunding has made flipping houses a lot easier

David Berneman isn't developing an app. His company isn't venture backed. In fact, his business is about as low-tech as it gets: He buys houses, fixes them up and flips them.<p>But he too is funded by the crowd.<p>Berneman's family business, Golden Bee Properties, borrowed $1 million to buy a West Los …

Burger King Got Snoop Dogg to Teach Staff How to Make Hot Dogs

With Burger King about to roll out their version of the hot dog, who better to train their employees than a closely-named rapper from Long …

Burger King

Nextbit Robin unboxing and hands-on [Video]

Meet Robin, Nextbit’s new flagship smartphone. There’s a lot of hype surrounding this phone right now and we’re going to get into the box and see what it’s all about. The fancy pants packaging you see in the video below is not actually what you’ll get when you purchase this smartphone. They sent us …

Mobile Technology

AT&T to Begin Testing 5G, 10-100 Times Faster Than 4G LTE

AT&T has announced that it will begin trialing 5G wireless technologies this year, including lab tests in the second quarter and outdoor tests over the summer. The carrier anticipates 5G speeds to be 10-100 times faster than today's average 4G LTE connections, with reduced latency.<p>Customers will …

4G LTE

Hackers are selling your Netflix password for a measly $0.25

Following Netflix’s international expansion to a total of 190 regions worldwide, security software firm Symantec reports there’s a growing demand for stolen Netflix passwords.<p>According to Symantec, hackers are stealing thousands of login credentials on a daily basis through multiple phishing …

The leaders of Christianity's 2 biggest churches will meet for the first time in 1,000 years

Vatican City (AFP) - Pope Francis heads to Cuba on Friday looking to heal a 1,000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a tour of Mexico dominated by modern day problems of drug-related violence and migration.<p>The Argentine pontiff is due to spend about two hours in private conversation …

Pope Francis

Negative 0.5% Interest Rate: Why People Are Paying to Save

When you lend somebody money, they usually have to pay you for the privilege.<p>That has been a bedrock assumption across centuries of financial history. But it is an assumption that is increasingly being tossed aside by some of the world’s central banks and bond markets.<p>A decade ago, negative …

Interest Rates

How to trick your brain into being productive when you can't focus

Or, worse, it's completely blank, save for the cursor mocking you each time it blinks (rude).<p>It's happened to all of us, and it's a <i>really</i> frustrating feeling. Especially when you've dedicated specific time to work on this project, and it is quickly ticking away.<p>It's even more nerve-wracking — and …

Productivity

How 20 Minutes Can Make You More Productive

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Watch how much money Apple, Google and Facebook are making every single second

Tech companies are making a helluva lot of money. In fact, in terms of market capitalization Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft and Facebook are now all beating their closest competitors: the oil companies.<p>Yes, tech is bigger than oil, and you can see just how much money these companies are making every …

Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information

Using spaced repetition as a study technique is effective because you are deliberately hacking the way your brain works<p>Late night dates with a 600-page textbook and a multipack of Red Bull are a familiar encounter for many people. Whether in school, university or work, we all find ourselves in …

The Brain

Flat Social Security checks spark debate

Advocates for retirees cried foul after the government announced recently that Social Security recipients won't be getting a cost-of-living increase next year because of falling prices, arguing officials aren't considering their distinctive spending patterns.<p>AARP and the Senior Citizens League said …

Inside the ISIS Blueprint for Winning

Back in 2010, ISIS was on the downswing. The terrorist group then published a think tank-like pamphlet on how to get a country of its own.<p>Despite the …

ECB reveals capital hole in Greek banks as unpaid loans soar

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Greece’s banks need to raise more than 14 billion euros (10 billion pounds) of extra capital to cover mounting unpaid loans, the European Central Bank said on Saturday as it announced the results of stress tests intended to rehabilitate Greek lenders.<p>A Greek flag flutters in …

Syria conflict: Russia's scars from Afghanistan

<b>It is more than 26 years since Soviet troops pulled out of Afghanistan. But today Russia, once again, is at war outside the former Soviet Union - in Syria.</b><b>The BBC's Steve Rosenberg in Moscow met some veterans of that Soviet war to find out what lessons were learnt.</b><p>Modern Russia often claims it has …

Russia

Lithium-Air Battery Breakthrough May Mean Game Over For Gasoline

The lithium-air battery is the holy grail of energy storage only better.<p>Now, thanks to a breakthrough made by scientists at Cambridge University, it may also be a lot closer to commercial reality than previously believed.<p>First things first. What is a lithium air battery?<p>A battery has three basic …

Clean Energy

Colleges are spying on prospective students by quietly tracking them across the internet

“So, where else are you applying?”<p>It’s a question—sneaky, disquieting, and likely familiar to anyone who’s applied for a job—that used to be asked by many of America’s 4,800 colleges. Nervous applicants’ answers could be taken, sometimes unfairly, as indicators of how likely they were to accept an …

Obama vetoes massive defense bill over budget spat

President Barack Obama issued the fifth veto of his seven-year presidency on Thursday, rejecting the sweeping $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act in a move designed to prevent Republicans from getting an edge in nascent budget negotiations.<p>The expected veto of the defense policy bill — …