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Lithium processors prepare to meet demand in era of electric car

LONDON (Reuters) - Producers of processed lithium - an essential element for batteries used in electric cars - are agreeing long-term contracts with their customers to fund the investments needed to address a looming shortfall.<p>FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of the brine pools and processing areas of …

Environmentalism

3 Little-Known Oil Stocks to Put on Your Radar

Oil prices are on the upswing, which should provide oil stocks with plenty of fuel. However, there is a tendency among investors to buy well-known names during an upturn simplybecause it is the easiest route. While that could work just fine, we think investors are missing out on some potential …

Better Buy: Illumina, Inc. vs. Thermo Fisher Scientific

It's been a really good year for <b>Thermo Fisher Scientific</b> (NYSE: TMO). The medical and laboratory instrument maker's stock is up nearly 36% so far in 2017, nearly double the increase for the <b>S&P 500</b> index. But it's been a really <i>great</i> year for <b>Illumina</b> (NASDAQ: ILMN). The gene-sequencing pioneer's …

7 Tech Stocks With Explosive Growth Potential

Tech giants Alphabet Inc. (GOOG, GOOGL), Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) comprise 23% of all U.S. corporate holdings outside the …

Quinoa genome unveiled in search for hardy crop to feed world

Some strains can tolerate 38-degree days, salty soils and high altitudes, say researchers<p>The near-complete genome of quinoa was unveiled on Wednesday by scientists who say the grain cultivated centuries ago by Incas in the Andes could help feed a hungry world.<p>“Quinoa is incredibly resilient, and …

Saudi Arabia

How married couples who run small businesses can simplify their taxes

Let’s say you and your spouse jointly own and operate an unincorporated small business and share the profits. For federal tax purposes, you may have …

Retirement

These smart glasses automatically focus on what you’re looking at

They could become available in two to three years<p>When Carlos Mastrangelo hit his early 50s, he started suffering from a vision problem many people have as they age: he couldn’t focus up close anymore and so, his eye doctor told him, he needed to wear glasses whenever he wanted to read a book.<p>“I …

The Most Common Terminal Commands Worth Knowing for the Raspberry Pi

While the Raspberry Pi’s operating system is Linux, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should go out and memorize every Linux command. The Pi is a …

Top 3 Reasons To Buy Valeant Now

<b>Investment Thesis</b><p>Source: Tradingview<p>Valeant (NYSE:VRX) has been under constant selling pressure since it peaked at $260/share, and it has not …

The One Way To Trade The Trump Win

The markets have reacted. World leaders have expressed their views. The mainstream U.S. media is still stunned.<p>But what should <i>you</i> do? You still need to save for retirement, college and many other things. There is one strategy that works during a high-uncertainty period: Stay the course and keep on …

Letter: Re-elect Larry Haler as state representative

Are you voting for a fiduciary in the Aug. 2 Washington primary? Webster’s dictionary defines “fiduciary” as “a person who holds something in trust …

Here’s What You Should Post on Snapchat if You’re a Business Owner or Entrepreneur

Snapchat, the shiny social media platform, has consumers and marketers itching to exploit it. Don’t get me wrong: As a digital marketer, I understand …

Buy one Turtle Shell 2.0 outdoor speaker, get one free

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Why water-related stocks are the wave of the future

Drought conditions in California have eased and interest in global water scarcity as an investment theme has become less prevalent. For Royal Bank analyst Rajan Bansi (supported by at least one rather famous hedge fund manager), now is an ideal time to invest in water-related stocks because over …

A new class of investor can now invest in startups

A new class of investor is expected to emerge today.<p>That’s because starting today, any American adult can buy stock in startups and small businesses …

Venture Capital

3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy in May

Many income-focused investors look at the <b>S&P 500</b>'sdividend yield of only 2% and believe they can do better. After all, there are plenty of stocks on the market that offer up yields well above that of the index, so doesn't it make more sense to simply buy a basket of high-yielding stocks as a way to …

Free Yourself From Cables With This Compact Cordless Impact Wrench

Lugnuts and lag bolts don't stand a chance against this new compact impact wrench from Bosch.<p>The new Bosch 18V brushless 1/2-inch impact wrench has enough power that you'll consider ditching your air tools. At just over 3.5 pounds and with head length of 6.4 inches, this impact wrench has one of …

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Worried About Social Security? Buy These 4 Stocks

IMAGE CREDIT UNSPLASH ON PIXABAY.<p>Millions of Americans depend on Social Security to help them meet their basic needs, so its easy to understand why so many are worried about the program's longer-term viability. The gradual graying of the American population is destined to put continued pressure on …

There's one constant in the stock market going all the way back to the early 1800s

A couple of weeks ago I covered a little discussed topic involving the the use of historical market data. Namely that you have to take market returns that go back to the turn of the 20th century with a grain of salt because costs were much higher in those days so no one was really receiving those …

LG's 360 Cam makes it easy to take 360-degree photos and videos

Google, Facebook, Samsung, LG — basically all the tech heavyweights of today, with the notable exception of Apple — are all pushing the same message: …

Ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became<p>interestedobsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to “get a part-time job.”<p>But …

9 helpful tools for fixing your credit

You know you have a problem — a credit score problem — but you don’t know how to fix it.<p>There are so many different possibilities that could be the …

Personal Finance

Microsoft's new Windows Ink 'puts the pen front and center'

Microsoft is trying to put styluses "front and center" with its next update to Windows 10. To do that, it's introducing something called the Ink Workspace, which appears to be a hub within Windows for launching apps meant for writing and sketching. To help people fill that section out, Microsoft is …

3 Things You Never Knew About Medicare

Image source: Medicare.gov.<p>If you're getting close to age 65, or have even reached or surpassed it, you may be assuming that you know all you need to know about Medicare. If you mainly just know that it will provide health insurance for you in your golden years, you need to learn a little more. For …

Five lesser-known things to consider when claiming Social Security

The age at which you choose to start receiving retirement benefits from Social Security will materially impact your monthly budget and will in many …

Retirement

Heres How to Get the Maximum Social Security Benefit

SOURCE: PIXABAY<p>I won't keep you in suspense: The maximum Social Security Benefit is $3,576 per month in 2016, but don't get too excited yet. Social Security payments are determined by a combination of your Social Security wages over 35 years and the age you take Social Security (those who wait …

Donald Trump’s Tax Plan Could Tack $10 Trillion onto America’s Debt

As voters in Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii head to the polls on Tuesday for the GOP primary, they should take a closer look at the …