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The Best Music Albums of 2015: Kendrick Lamar, ‘Hamilton,’ and More

All the greatest albums of the year, from an Obama-approved rap manifesto to riot grrrl legends’ roaring comeback.<p>Adele may have conquered the sales …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

CANNABIS DEAL Marijuana firms Aurora, CanniMed reach $1-billion deal in milestone for cannabis sector Subscriber content<p>Canada-U.S. crude price gap grows to widest in four years Subscriber content<p>Campbell Soup closing 87-year-old Toronto facility; 380 jobs to be affected<p>U.S. trade commission …

A Wall Street analyst just nailed the most important thing we don't know about China's economy

It's on that last point where we find the most urgent, complicated, and mysterious issue with China's transitioning economy right now. For months the government has said that it is committed to restructuring the country's corporate sector, especially state-owned enterprises (SOEs), but officials …

Wall Street

Billion-dollar startup CEOs get trapped by their own success, says one unicorn CEO

Unicorn is the tech-industry term for startups that have raised huge sums of venture capital money and are valued at $1 billion or more.<p>Benioff believes that unicorns aren't really worth their valuations, but that "they've manipulated the private markets to achieve these valuations." He says he's …

Venture Capital

The highest-earning college major on Wall Street is not what you would expect

You might have a guess which college major is most common among Wall Street professionals.<p>But do you know which majors end up earning the most money?<p>Business Insider asked Emolument— a salary-benchmarking website that collects self-reported pay data — which college majors are the most lucrative on …

College & University

Meet The 6-Year-Old Drummer Whose System Of A Down Cover Is Taking Over The Internet

What were you getting up to at age six? Exciting stuff, we imagine. (If memory serves, all my free time was spent getting nose bleeds and watching <i>Jem</i>.) We’d like to introduce you to a Kindergarten-aged Brazilian girl that’s been liquifying brains online with her insane drumming skills and putting …

Drums

One of the most bullish Wall Street strategists just offered one of the most bearish outlooks for 2016 we've read yet

"We believe the S&P 500 will likely suffer its first calendar year loss since 2008," Belski and his team wrote in their 2016 outlook note to clients on Wednesday.<p>He has a 2016 year-end target of <b>2,100</b> on the S&P 500, with an earnings-per-share target of $130.<p>On Wednesday, the index closed near 2,089.<p>…

Stock Markets

A booming Wall Street business is about to be tested for the first time

The growth of the market — which matches borrowers with investors, who purchase the loan ― has in part been predicated on an extended period of low interest rates.<p>Soon, though, market conditions will change. The Federal Reserve is being tipped to up interest rates in December.<p>That will create a key …

Interest Rates

10 Designers I Would Like to Thank

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, it feels appropriate to thank the many designers whose craft, integrity, foresight and vision have improved and …

Noel Gallagher Predicts The Vinyl Revival Will End

<b>Noel Gallagher</b> has predicted that the vinyl revival will end by "the end of the decade".<p>The songwriter's new album 'Chasing Yesterday' is the highest …

This Video Game Crowdfunding Platform Is Doing Something Totally New

The next campaign on newly launched video game crowdfunding platform Fig will support unaccredited investment, delivering on its initial promise and marking a first in the history of games. Basically what this means is fans can actually have a financial stake in a game's success. Investment isn't …

Real Estate

How Cocaine Changes the Brain

<b>The burst of energy and hyperactivity that comes with a cocaine high is a rather accurate reflection of what’s going on in the brain of its users,</b> …

Neuroscience

These stats show how insane Israel's startup scene is

Australia's Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy is currently touring Israel, trying to unearth secrets of the country's "startup miracle".<p>There is a lot to learn from. Israel has one of the world's highest concentrations of startups in the world and is a global leader in research and …

Startups

Google's genius futurist takes 100 pills a day to help him live forever — here's what some of them do

Google's resident futurist and famed inventor Ray Kurzweil takes 100 pills a day to help him reach "singularity," the point at which he believes exponential developments in technology will allow him to live forever. He stopped by our office and talked to us about food science and supplemental …

Singularity

TROUBLING: Oil and gas companies are edging toward default

In a note on Friday, JPMorgan's Vivek Juneja broke down the results from the 2015 Shared National Credits exam, a Federal Reserve initiative to review and classify large syndicated loans.<p>The review captures any loan bigger than $20 million that is shared by three or more supervised institutions. …

Loans

20 of the best books by the most influential thinkers in business

Since 2001, the Thinkers50 organization has hosted what the Financial Times has dubbed the "Oscars of management thinking," an award ceremony for the top 50 management thought leaders whose work has most affected the business world.<p>From elite business-school professors to insightful career coaches, …

Self-improvement

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

App Store

Here's the silver lining behind Black Monday's stock market purge

Still, if the turbulent trading of recent days has you nervous, here's some good news to keep in mind: The sharp selloff hasn't been prompted by some sudden worsening of the economic picture in the U.S.<p>The market's dive was set off by fears about China's slowing economy and, to a lesser extent, by …

Stock Markets

Astronauts have captured a troubling new trend in images of cities from space

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are snapping photos of Earth at night, and the images are telling a troubling story.<p>Using the photos, a citizen science project called Cities at Night has discovered that most light-emitting diodes (LEDs) — which are touted for their energy-saving …

Space