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The CME will close most of its open outcry trading pits by this summer

The CME Group just announced that it will close most of its futures trading pits in Chicago and New York by this summer.<p>"As open outcry futures trading has fallen to just one percent of the company's total futures volume, CME Group today announced it will close most of its futures trading pits in …

S&P 500

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

The Best Movies & TV to Watch on Netflix in January

It's a new month, and that means a new batch of movies just hit our favorite streaming site. Peruse the best, plus, see the 9 best fashion documentaries on Netflix.<p><b>1) The Quiet Man (1952)</b> <br>Sean Thornton (John Wayne) returns to his hometown in Ireland and falls in love with Mary Kate Danaher (Maureen …

10 Energy Breakthroughs of 2014 That Could Change Your Life

Hoverboards aside, 10 technologies debuted to save energy—and the planet.<p><b>From a new kind of light bulb to a carbon-removing power plant, a dazzling array of new technologies debuted this year that promise to save energy and help fight global warming.</b><p>They're not just gee-whiz hoverboards—levitating …

Report: North Korean dictator would speak to South's President if 'mood' right

Kim Jong Un is not officially on speaking terms with South Korean President Park Geun-hye. But on Thursday, in his New Year's address, he said that could change.<p>Last week, North Korea's government news agency branded Park's election as fraudulent and her father -- himself a former President -- a …

North Korea

Groundbreaking Study Reveals The Main Reason Behind Most Cases Of Cancer

The researchers said Thursday that random DNA mutations accumulating in various parts of the body during ordinary cell division were the prime culprits behind many cancer types.<p>They looked at 31 cancer types and found that 22 of them, including leukemia and pancreatic, bone, testicular, ovarian, …

Energy-rich Turkmenistan devalues currency against dollar

The secretive Central Asian country has vast oil and gas reserves and has erected grandiose marble-clad palatial government buildings and sports complexes, but failed to raise living standards for most of its five million people.<p>On Thursday, the website of Turkmenistan's central bank published the …

IoT Report: How Internet of Things technology is now reaching mainstream companies and consumers

<i>This is a preview of the Internet of Things (2018) research report from Business Insider Intelligence. To learn more about the IoT ecosystem, tech trends and industry forecasts, click here. Current subscribers can read the report here.</i><p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming how companies and …

Internet of Things

Future cities may harvest energy from human footsteps

<b>(CNN) —</b> From footfalls to climbing stairs, to opening doors, the cities of the future will look at ways of tapping energy from all the mechanical energy we expend going about our daily lives.<p>When looking at the amount of kinetic energy produced in the average metro station at rush hour, or even on …

India Is Going To Build The Largest Solar Power Plant In The World

India's "ultra mega solar power plants" are part of a 25 GW plant to make the country a solar powerhouse.<p>For some perspective, that's enough solar energy to power the equivalent of 4.1 million U.S. homes, and about half of the solar expected to be installed in all of 2014, so the opportunity for …

The Ultimate Guide to Good Skin

Steven Macari, holistic health practitioner, nutritionist at Drive 495 and founder of the SLVRBK mat, shares his tips to getting your best skin ever.<p>Everyone wants great skin, some people have it naturally, others have to work really hard to maintain a clear complexion. While topical remedies or a …

President Obama Made One Of History's Greatest Stock Market Calls In March 2009

Barack Obama is having a pretty good month. On Thursday, the Supreme Court voted in favor to uphold the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.<p>You could argue that he's having a pretty good presidency overall. On comedian Marc Maron's podcast on Monday, he listed a bunch of things he accomplished while …

Stock Markets

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

11 Remarkable Health Advances From 2014

From groundbreaking new drugs to doctor-assisted suicide, 2o14 was full of historic moments that are bound to play on in a big way throughout 2015 …

The High Heel Survival Guide

Party season means countless occasions on which to wear all those sparkly, impractical, towering heels. Here, expert tips and products for getting through the night without winding up as the barefoot girl on the dance floor.<p>Party season means countless occasions on which to wear all those sparkly, …

Living On Bitcoin

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Contributor Kevin Cruz writes for BitcoinMagazine and so he knows a few things about Bitcoin. But with the help of a BTC to cash service he tried to live for weeks using only bitcoin.</i><p>I write for a living and sometimes people pay me in bitcoins. I’m aware that I’m being paid in a …

Beyond Christensen: new models of industry disruption

Most are familiar with the kind of disruption Clayton Christensen first described in his classic, <i>The Innovator’s Dilemma</i>: A new technology comes …

Here's Why You'll Never See Louis Vuitton Products On Sale

So why not wait a while for the next sale and snag one of the luxury brand's bags then?<p>According to Mark Ellwood, author of "Bargain Fever: How To Shop In A Discounted World," there's one problem with that idea: Louis Vuitton products never go on sale.<p>According to Ellwood, there's a method to the …

Post Rakuten Acquisition, Slice Buys Unroll․Me To Add Email List Control To Its Shopping App

Slice, the shopping and package tracking app acquired by Rakuten earlier this year, has now made an acquisition of its own. It has bought Unroll.Me, an app that lets users roll up and manage mass-email subscriptions and unsubscribe to those that have tipped into the point of being useless …