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United Airlines' Plan to Beat Delta and American Could Lower Airfares for Everybody

Scott Kirby has a very specific view about how the three U.S. hub-and-spoke airlines work best, having managed two of them. In his current job as …

Flying

Sanofi buys Ablynx for $4.8 billion in biotech M&A boom

article<p>French drugmaker Sanofi has agreed to buy Belgian biotech company Ablynx for 3.9 billion euros ($4.8 billion), beating Novo Nordisk and marking its second big deal this month after buying Bioverativ.<p>Continue Reading Below<p>The deal is a further sign of accelerating mergers and acquisition …

Coffee meets 7UP in Keurig, Dr Pepper Snapple deal

(Reuters) - Keurig Green Mountain has struck a deal worth more than $21 billion to combine with soda maker Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc (DPS.N) to form a North American drinks company with brands like Green Mountain Coffee, 7UP, Snapple and Sunkist.<p>The latest in a five-year string of acquisitions by …

Coffee

Planet 9 hypothesis alive and well

Is there an unknown, massive planet on the fringes of our solar system? New work that claims to remove “observational bias” also supports this very …

Universe

Dirk Nowitzki to Big3? Ice Cube certainly hopes so

The way BIG3 co-founder Ice Cube sees it, this is just the beginning of his 3-on-3 basketball league, with the vision that former NBA All-Stars can transition into a more relaxed-yet-competitive post-retirement venture to keep collecting a paycheck for the game they love while providing for the …

Basketball

Yes, Amazon is convenient, but is it just too damn powerful?

Amazon is arguably the most feared name in all of consumer business at the moment.<p>The online shopping juggernaut is smothering retail chains, …

Kano's Pixel Kit is a charming introduction to coding

We all know the importance of code. It's the backbone of computing, the internet and so much else we come into contact with on a daily basis. But learning to code is still a tricky and poorly defined pursuit. I've booted up Codecademy a few times, only to try a couple of courses and realise I have …

My Dividend Growth Portfolio Update - 51 Holdings, 4 Sales, 3 Buys

I received $760 in dividend income during June.<p>Q2 saw 51% year over year dividend growth.<p>I removed four positions while buying two existing and …

Investing

4 Smart Financial Moves for Your 20s

Want to be rich ASAP? Build a strong basis for future wealth with the following tips.<p>Making the right financial moves from the very beginning of your …

Personal Finance

The Secret to Making More Money Could Actually Be This Simple | Inc.com

You're probably familiar with influencer marketing. Even top brands like Amazon are using it.<p>But did you know that it can be an extremely effective way to establish trust, and engage a relevant audience? And a trusting, highly-engaged audience is the best way to increase sales.<p>Here are some of the …

Marketing

The Best Way To Align Leaders: Disagree, Debate, Repeat

When Uber announced in mid-June that it would organize a 14-person governing body to run the company while its CEO had a time-out, critics immediately pounced on the idea. How on earth could you run a fast-charging tech company with such an unwieldy group? How would all those leaders align?<p>The …

Leadership

How Can You Tell You're a Good Leader? You Motivate Others By Doing These 4 Things Daily | Inc.com

Have you noticed how everyone seems to have an opinion about motivation -- how one is motivated, and how leaders motivate their troops? It's such a broad term, there are more than 100 definitions about the concept of motivation.<p>Thinking of motivation simply as, for example, "the energy a person has …

Leadership

To Be a Strong Leader, There Are 6 Things You Must Give Your People (Most Rarely Do) | Inc.com

The impact of work cultures on the bottom line is a hot business topic. More execs and HR leaders are connecting the dots on how an ecosystem of commonly held values, beliefs, and positive work behaviors drives engagement, innovation, and high performance.<p>Yet culture doesn't just happen. It takes …

Leadership

Here's How to Save $100,000 by Age 30

Start by saying no more often.<p>You might have heard an absurd-sounding parable that often makes the rounds on personal finance blogs. This story is …

Personal Finance

Why the 8-hour workday doesn’t work

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and …

Tennessee Could Give Taxpayers America's Fastest Internet For Free, But It Will Give Comcast and AT&T $45 Million Instead

"Tennessee will literally be paying AT&T to provide a service 1000 times slower than what Chattanooga could provide without subsidies."<p>Chattanooga, Tennessee has the fastest, most affordable internet in the United States. Many of the rural areas surrounding it have dial up, satellite, or no …

Net Neutrality

Apple partner Foxconn makes $27 billion offer for Toshiba’s storage business

Apple manufacturer Foxconn is said to have made a large bid for Toshiba’s NAND storage unit. According to a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Foxconn this week offered up $27 billion for the business, a bid considerably higher than had previously been offered by companies such as …

Tesla Overtakes GM as America's Most Valuable Automaker

For the first time in the era of the modern automobile, the most valuable U.S. car maker is not based in Detroit.<p>Silicon Valley’s Tesla (tsla) …

Tesla

Boeing uses first FAA-approved 3D-printed parts for the 787

Boeing expects to shave $2 to $3 million off each 787 Dreamliner's manufacturing costs by 2018, thanks to 3D-printed titanium. The company has teamed up with Norwegian company Norsk Titanium to create the first printed structural titanium components for a plane. As <i>Reuters</i> notes, General Electric …

Scientists invent new material for storing data

The ultra-thin multilayer film harnesses tiny magnetic whirls called skyrmions to store and process data on magnetic media.<p>A nano-sized piece of film could hold the key to storage that is faster, holds more data and uses less power compared with current solid-state memory.<p>Scientists at the National …

Nanotech

People are having second thoughts about taking Uber

Americans really are fed up with Uber.<p>Just 13.9% of US consumers say they’d consider Uber the next time they needed transportation, according to “purchase consideration” data compiled for Quartz by YouGov BrandIndex, a market research firm. That’s down from Uber’s recent high of 18.3% in November …

Transportation

US disrupts giant botnet used for spam and ransomware

Department of Justice targets network it says is responsible for spam emails, distributing ransomware and malware.<p>US authorities are working to take …

U.S. Department of Justice

Nvidia releases beta Mac drivers for Pascal GPUs like the GTX 1080

Nvidia has made good on its promise to release Pascal drivers for the Mac. This makes it possible to drive macOS with 10-series cards like the popular Geforce GTX 1080, or the newly released Titan Xp.<p>Up until now, users wishing to use modern Nvidia GPUs on a Mac were forced to use last-gen …

What actually happens when you go on a sugar detox?

Sometimes, making healthy choices is easy—I mean, it doesn’t sound <i>so</i> terrible to take more baths, have more orgasms, or go on more vacations in the …

Health Care

5 Big Predictions for Artificial Intelligence in 2017 - MIT Technology Review

Last year was huge for advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning. But 2017 may well deliver even more. Here are five key things to …

Artificial Intelligence

A laser printer without ink or toner

Lasers that ‘softly’ burn paper could be the next evolution in printing. Former students of the University of Technology in Delft, Netherlands, have developed a technology that can print on any kind of paper without consumables, such as toner or ink.<p>This technique is not unlike burning paper using …

France moves to suspend Vitamin D supplement after baby dies

France has introduced measured to suspend sales of a vitamin D medication for children. The move follows the death of a 10-day-old baby who had been …

Wellness

Japanese white-collar workers are already being replaced by artificial intelligence

Most of the attention around automation focuses on how factory robots and self-driving cars may fundamentally change our workforce, potentially eliminating millions of jobs. But AI that can handle knowledge-based, white-collar work are also becoming increasingly competent.<p>One Japanese insurance …

Artificial Intelligence