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‘It Can’t Be True.’ Inside the Semiconductor Industry’s Meltdown

It was late November and former Intel Corp. engineer Thomas Prescher was enjoying beers and burgers with friends in Dresden, Germany, when the …

Steve Smith

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 13 years, calls for a new approach<p>• Johann Hari Q&A: ‘I was afraid to dismantle the story about depression and anxiety’<p>In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, …

Depression

Savings: Where to earn the best interest on your money right now

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to grow your savings, one smart strategy is to keep your money in an account earning the most interest.<p>The Federal Reserve has been slow to raise interest rates, and even recent hikes haven't trickled down to consumers in the form of better savings yields. …

Personal Finance

Why Do We Get Allergies?

Corporeality can be, at times, pretty great. And yet for all its advantages, there are certain downsides to being trapped in a sack of rotting limbs …

Immunotherapy

Here’s How Your Credit Score Really Gets Set

How’s your credit rating?<p>Balances on mortgage, auto, and student loans in the U.S. all rose in the first quarter, according to a report from the …

Personal Finance

The Holy Grail Of Investing - A Barbell Approach

After a nine-year bull run, the market is overvalued.<p>Traditional balanced approaches will underperform in a rising rate environment.<p>A lopsided …

Investing

Opinion: Ben Carlson: My 12 favorite (and free) websites for investing information and tools

A great thing about the internet is that it’s opened barriers to information.<p>Investors can now become more informed than ever before if they know …

Investing
Economics

This Photo Has No Red Pixels: A Fascinating Optical Illusion

I initially refused to believe it when this photo came across my feed. My eyes aren’t broken! I can see they’re strawberries, and they’re definitely …

Virtually Everyone Agrees That Current Stock Market Valuations Are Not Sustainable And That A Great Crash Is Coming

Current stock market valuations are not sustainable. If there is one thing I want you to remember from this article, it is that cold, hard fact. In …

Stock Markets

Sorry But Successful People Don't Care About Your Brilliant Idea

Having an idea is so close to nothing that nobody who has actually done anything cares about your idea.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ideas, ideas, ideas.<p>Everybody has an idea that they want to get off the ground. Everybody thinks his or hers is the greatest …

Success

As Bulls Continue To Run, Signs Of Stress Appear

<b>Bulls Keep Runnin'</b><p>Let's start with a quick update from last week.<p><i>"Since the beginning of January, the markets have remained in a very low volatility</i> …

We dug into the drug company Martin Shkreli sold out to the feds, and man is it ugly

Now, don't get me wrong — we're no fans of Martin Shkreli.<p>But we owe him credit for doing something right. In 2014, he complained to the feds— specifically the Federal Trade Commission — about a drug company's anticompetitive behavior.<p>That company is called Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, or MNK, and …

Pharma

Foreign governments are dumping Treasurys like never before

Some, like China and Saudi Arabia, are unloading their foreign exchange reserves to counteract capital flight, prop up their own currencies, or defend a currency peg.<p>Others might sell US Treasuries because QE is over and yields are rising as the Fed has embarked on ending its eight years of …

French Government
Investing

Efforts To Prolong My Husband's Life Cost Him An Easy Death

For the past seven months, I’ve carried around my husband’s advance medical directive in my purse. During this time, I’ve shown this lawyer-prepared and notarized document to dozens of doctors, nurses, ambulance crews, surgeons, dialysis center teams, hospital emergency room workers and …

Medicine

Martin Shkreli Just Went to War Against the Pharmaceutical Industry

Biopharma may dismiss Martin Shkreli as the industry’s black sheep. But the infamous drug price hiker is on a mission to show that he’s just one of …

Biotechnology

Why Do We Get Fat? Sugar, Says Science Writer Gary Taubes

“You’ve got sugar always at the scene of the crime.”<p><b>David Ludwig</b>, MD, PhD., is a practicing endocrinologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, professor …

Diabetes

China will make it rain over an area 1.7 times the size of France

China is creating rain in an area 1.7 times the size of France.<p>The massive Asian country will spend 1.15 million yuan ($168 million) to modify …

The Author Of ‘The Case Against Sugar’ Unpacks His Hatred For The Sweet Stuff

Gary Taubes has studied nutrition for 28 years and he’s come to one conclusion: If you want to get thin and stay healthy, then you need to cut out carbs and sugar from your diet. Completely.<p>He’s written a new book on the subject called, The Case Against Sugar — in which he asserts that diabetes and …

Diabetes

Photos taken on mobiles can now be used for passports (but no selfies, please)

The Home Office will now accept passport photographs that have been taken on mobile phones – so long as they are not selfies.<p>The move will make it easier for travellers to renew their passports, but it won’t affect those applying for their first passport or those replacing a lost or stolen passport …

How Do You Know If Aid Really Works? Turns Out ... We Often Don't

<b>This post has been updated to include more information about the evaluation work done by GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance.</b><p>It seems like a no-brainer. Before you spend big bucks on a massive effort to improve life for the world's poorest — say, distributing millions of free bed nets against malarial …

Public Health

MORGAN STANLEY: A 'correlation crash' is happening in the markets

"'Crash' is not a term used lightly (indeed our editors here at Morgan Stanley won't let us use it without a good reason)," Phanikiran Naraparaju and a team of strategists wrote in a note on Friday.<p>"But we struggle to think of another word to describe just how much, and how sharply, cross-asset …

Markets

Scientists Say There’s More Proof Eating Hot Peppers Could Prolong Life

More evidence people who fear death after biting into something dangerously hot have it all wrong: A new study, building on a prior link, suggests …

Donald Trump

Davos elites suffering acute anxiety over the dawning of the Trump era

The global economy is in better shape than it's been in years. Stock markets are booming, oil prices are on the rise again and the risks of a rapid economic slowdown in China, a major source of concern a year ago, have eased.<p>And yet, as political leaders, CEOs and top bankers make their annual trek …

Economics

5 ways to spot a fake diamond

We spoke with Reyne Hirsch, a 20th-century decorative arts expert and consultant for the global online marketplace Lofty, about how to tell when a diamond is real, and when and why to take it to an expert.<p>Whether it's with jewelry you inherited or something you found at a garage sale, it's easy to …

Fine Art

Hot Toddies Are Better for Your Cold Than Cough Syrup

We'll drink to that!<p>Winter colds are a tough. It's already freezing outside and then your head has to fill up with congestion, your throat gets dry and scratchy, and a barking cough gives you sore abs. Obviously you want to cut this torture as short as possible, but turning to cough medicine might …