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First genetically modified humans could exist within two years

Humans who have had their DNA genetically modified could exist within two years after a private biotech company announced plans to start the first trials into a ground-breaking new technique.<p>Editas Medicine, which is based in the US, said it plans to become the first lab in the world to …

360-degree camera makers are focusing on the consumer market

Jim Malcolm pulls up a video on his smartphone he recently shot at Disneyland.<p>At first, it looks like a typical family vacation video: We see a ride from Jim's point of view as a carriage whooshes into tunnels and back out again.<p>With a swipe of his finger, the camera spins around and we see Jim's …

Coca-Cola sends a message with label-free cans

<b>(CNN) —</b> Coca-Cola wants everyone to imagine a world without labels. And as an example, the beverage company is dropping its own.<p>Coke has introduced a new version of its iconic red-and-white can in Middle Eastern countries for Ramadan, the Muslim holiday that ends July 17. The new red cans feature …

Open-Mindedness

Greece: How did it get into this mess?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Greece's affair with the euro began with the grandest of hopes. The country approved the euro in 2001, in time to be among the first countries to use the new currency.<p>At first, the most ambitious attempt ever to create a new multinational currency all seemed to go so well. The predicted …

Europe

This Entrepreneur Is Literally Growing The Future Of Manufacturing

At two factories located in upstate New York, products aren’t being made – they’re being grown. That’s all part of the vision of Eben Bayer, Gavin McIntyre, and the company they cofounded, Ecovative.<p>Bayer, who was highlighted in the 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30 List in Manufacturing, grew up on a farm …

4 Signs It's Time to Fire Your Client

Here are four times it's OK to fire your client.<p>One of the unfortunate aspects of entrepreneurship is having to deal with terrible clients. Granted, they make up a small minority of overall clientele, and it takes a lot to be a truly bad client. It's unpleasant to think about and it's certainly a …

Entrepreneurship

Witness’s Live-Streaming App Is A Panic Button For The Smartphone Age

What if live streaming, like those streams that run today on apps like Periscope or Meerkat, could be used to save lives? That’s the premise behind an app called Witness, which made its debut today at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon.<p>Built over the course of the weekend, developer Marinos …

What Is a Reverse Mortgage?

A reverse mortgage is a type of home loan that doesn't require any payments until after you die, as long as you continue living in your home. If you move out or decide to sell your house while still alive, the reverse mortgage comes due immediately. You can receive the loan proceeds in one lump sum …

How the Fed and other factors determine interest rates

Decode the mysterious ways interest rates move up and down. It could pay off for you.

Warren Buffett: I was wrong on interest rates

Warren Buffett, the world’s most admired billionaire, faced a lot of criticism on his home turf at this year’s annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway …