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Here are 185 books Bill Gates has read and thinks you should too

Like many prolific business leaders, Bill Gates is a great reader. Gates reads about 50 books per year which means he is going through one per week. …

Books

Will Coinbase Add Litecoin Cash? How to Get the Surging New Cryptocurrency

The "forked" cryptocurrency is surging.<p>Despite plenty of doubt and skepticism, Litecoin Cash, or LCC, continues to soar two days after the …

What New Horizons Is Looking For On Pluto, And How

After nine years and three billion miles, here’s what we're learning from it all<p>At 7:50am EDT tomorrow, July 14, New Horizons, the fastest spacecraft ever launched, will perform the first close-encounter flyby of Pluto and its system of five known moons. During that approach, New Horizons will be …

Solar System

2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Priced at "Just" $190,275

It’s not every day that we can say we’re surprised by how little a hyper-luxurious car costs, especially when it involves anything with “Mercedes” or “Maybach” in its name. Today isn’t a normal day, then, because the new 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600, which we just drove for the first time, is coming …

NFL coaches on the hot seat

With 20 of the NFL's 32 teams sitting at .500 or better after Week 13, most coaches and players in the league are hoping a December hot streak will carry them into the playoffs.<p>But elsewhere, heat of another kind is starting to build. Regime change is a constant in the ever-evolving NFL, and …

Did North Korea Hack Sony?

Hard to believe, but Sony executives and U.S. spies suspect that the huge hack that has taken Sony Pictures' office offline for more than a week was …

2014 BMW 4-series Debuts: Four is Better than Three, Right?

It's not a 3-series anymore, except it is.<p>For more than 20 years, BMW's most visible coupe was sold as the 3-series. This made lots of sense, as the car is and always has been based on the 3-series sedan. Meanwhile, Audi launched the A4-based A5 coupe, and Mercedes-Benz was brazen enough to come up …

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG

The style rebel steps on the gas.<p>Subtlety doesn't cut it anymore in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim. The new CLA-class, proclaimed a "style rebel" by design chief Gorden Wagener, has made that clear with its voluptuous lines and playful styling elements. This "four-door coupe" appears compact, but it’s …

Hyundai HND-9 Concept: A Glimpse Into the Future of the Genesis Coupe

Since Peter Schreyer became design chief at Kia, there’s been quite a lot made of that brand’s emerging style. But the parent company, it would seem, isn’t content to let Kia take all the visual plaudits, as Hyundai appointed Schreyer to oversee global design for both brands earlier this year. As a …

2014 BMW 328d Sedan

Unlike the last 3-series diesel in the U.S., this one's all about fuel economy.<p>When BMW introduced the 2009 335d, it was touted as a great blend of performance and fuel economy. In truth, most diesel buyers are more fuel-economy focused, but at the time, BMW was gingerly testing the diesel waters …

2014 Porsche Panamera

It may look the same, but the five-door Porsche gets stronger and longer.<p>For 2014, Porsche is giving its Panamera a mid-term face lift. Let’s get the bad news out of the way first: A manual transmission is no longer offered in the Panamera. The six-speed gearbox was previously available in …

Detroit Electric Reveals Two-Seat, All-Electric SP:01 Sports Car in the Motor City

An old name returned to Motor City Wednesday evening, riding in on what we believe to be a re-purposed Lotus Elise chassis. Under the moniker SP:01, the first vehicle offered by the newly re-christened Detroit Electric Company was introduced to the automotive world. The Detroit manufacturer …

2013 BMW 760Li

Why be chauffeured when you can slay sports cars in stoplight drag races?<p>The chrome “V-12” badge on the cover of the owner’s manual is the only place you’ll find a direct reference to the BMW 760Li’s engine configuration. Not a single exterior emblem declares the lofty cylinder count. In fact, the …

The Economic Story of the Year: The Stock Market vs. the Labor Market

No matter how you want to break down the schism -- 99% vs. 1%; wages vs. wealth; labor vs. capital; local vs. global -- this is big economic story, now<p>Reuters<p>On Tuesday, the S&P 500 and the Dow closed at nominal all-time highs. Three days later, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the …

Can decorative pillows save JC Penney?

JC Penney’s business has been in free fall over the last year. Sales at the American department-store chain have plummeted and the company has been burning through cash. Today, JC Penney launches a crucial part of its turnaround: boutiques that sell home goods within its department stores. The …

Job Growth Slows Sharply, But Unemployment Rate Dips

From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Yuki Noguchi talks with David Greene about the latest employment report<p><b>Listen · 3:42</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>There were just 88,000 jobs added to private and public payrolls in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates.<p>But the nation's jobless rate still edged …

Apple to develop digital wallet in next year or two, says analyst

Apple may finally step its toes into the digital wallet world over the next year or two, forecasts Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.<p>The analyst believes a payment option for iOS users may launch with the iPhone 6 in the first half of 2014. Apple will use a technology other than or in addition to …

Tensions Endure in Two Koreas, Drills Broadcast