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How Bill Gates resurrected his favorite business book of all time

In 1991, shortly after they first met, Warren Buffett passed along John Brooks’ <i>Business Adventures</i> to Bill Gates.<p>“Oh I knew he’d like it. I mean that was written for him, it was written for me too,” Buffett says in a video introducing Gates’ review of the book.<p>It remains the best business book Bill …

10 Brands That Will Disappear In 2015: 24/7 Wall St.

Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 American brands that we predict will disappear before the end of the next year. This year’s list reflects the fact that mergers and acquisitions are at unprecedented levels. While some of the companies on this list may disappear because they continue to be at …

How Republicans can save themselves — as the party of legal weed

<b>(AP/Reed Saxon/aastock via Shutterstock/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>A modest proposal that might redeem the GOP (or at least make it a lot cooler): Seize the marijuana moment<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>July 12, 2014 4:30pm (UTC)<p>Dear Republicans: Believe it or not (and you won’t), I am here to help. There is a path …

Look up! First 'supermoon' of the summer rises Saturday night

Get ready moon gazers! There's a supermoon rising Saturday night and you don't want to miss it.<p>This supermoon is especially cool because it is the first of three consecutive extra-big, extra-bright full moons. The second one will happen on Aug. 10; the third on Sept. 9.<p>If that makes you feel as …

Zero To $360M: How Check Won At Mobile

One of the first apps on Apple’s iOS platform was Pageonce, a service to help keep track of usernames and passwords. Yet the company would eventually change its focus to personal finance and billing. To this end, there was a new name for the service as well: Check.<p>It was not easy getting traction …

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years

IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri stirred up a hunger and awareness throughout the U.S. for something like a Star Trek computer that really worked — an artificially intelligent system that could receive instructions in plain, spoken language, make the appropriate inferences, and carry out its …

Artificial Intelligence

White House: Most kids at border won't stay in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday that most unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are unlikely to qualify for …

Why liberals are abandoning Obamacare employer mandate

Robert Gibbs’ prediction that Obamacare’s employer mandate would — and perhaps should — be jettisoned shocked Democrats back in April.<p>By July, the former aide and longtime confidant of President Barack Obama had a lot more company. More and more liberal activists and policy experts who help shape …

Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown | Nafeez Ahmed

Social science is being militarised to develop 'operational tools' to target peaceful activists and protest movements<p>A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme is funding universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world, under the …