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Why Oil Prices Are Going to Stay Put for a While

Freezing oil production simply won’t cut it. For the oil markets to begin moving to the upside anytime soon, Saudi Arabia and the other major oil …


Amazon's continual failure to protect user details could put your other accounts at risk

As the world grows increasingly security conscious, Web users are placing their trust in strong encryption, two factor authentication and bulletproof passwords that can’t be brute forced in a single lifetime, or several lifetimes for that matter.<p>Thing is, all the cryptology in the world can’t save …

These Wall Street Firms Did Surprisingly Well in 2015

In 2015 on Wall Street it appeared that it wasn’t the size of the dog in the fight that mattered.<p>This year, in the face of over $5 trillion of …

Wall Street

Low oil prices are intensifying competition between OPEC members

With swelling crude oil inventories and rising global oil production, oil prices have now fallen below 11-year lows. On Monday December 21, 2015, Brent was trading at $36.04 per barrel while the WTI benchmark was trading at $34.74 a barrel.<p>While investment bankers from Goldman Sachs are predicting …


SunPower's CEO: How the Paris Climate Agreement Impacts Solar

Tom Werner, the CEO of solar company SunPower, is one of the most powerful men in the solar industry. He’s led SunPower, which makes high efficiency …

Solar Power

A breakthrough may make the mega flow battery commercially viable in the near future

With renewable power becoming more common, researchers are increasingly focused on figuring out how to safely store and discharge large amounts of energy. Expensive lithium-ion batteries don't do this well. Flow batteries, on the other hand, show a lot of promise — and a new design from researchers …

Clean Energy

National Geographic Travel

A futuristic 'garden' that lets you grow food in your home just raised $230,000 on Kickstarter in 4 days

That's what a startup called Grove wants to help you do with its Ecosystem, which they describe as "an intelligent, in-home garden."<p>Grove Labs, a startup based in Sommerville, Massachusetts, was founded by two MIT students who wanted to give people the ability to grow their own food, regardless of …


DISTRESSED INVESTOR: 'We're getting closer'

That's bad news for some investors, but for a certain breed of investor — those that look to make money from assets that are in distress — these are exciting times.<p>"What you saw in the third quarter of this year could well have been a harbinger of things to come over the next year or two," Bruce …


Google takes part in $100 million funding round for secure messaging startup Symphony

Reports surfaced last week suggesting that Google was in talks to invest in secure messaging startup Symphony, and a new report out Monday morning (via Re/code) suggests that the company is about to announce $100 million in funding raised in a recent round from several investors including — as was …

AngelList To Power The World’s Largest Seed Fund With $400M From Chinese Private Equity Firm

It’s heady amounts of money for heady times.<p>AngelList, the investing platform that has scaled to support $205 million in investments across 650 startups including Uber, is aiming even bigger.<p>One of China’s largest private equity firms is now tapping the platform and the know-how of its angels and …

Venture Capital

WeWork Used These Documents To Convince Investors It's Worth Billions

What the $10 billion co-working company’s internal financial documents tell us about how a decacorn is built.

America's Prettiest College Campuses

From big Ivy Leagues to teeny tiny liberal arts colleges, there's no shortage of gorgeousness when it comes to higher education. These are our 11 picks for the most beautiful academic establishments in the country.<p><b>Cornell University: Ithaca, New York.</b> <b>View Panoramic.</b><p>A mix of historic and modern, the …

College & University

8 Essential Apps for Traveling Abroad

Travelers used to carry along guidebooks about each place they were visiting when exploring the world, but now you can find all the information you need in the palm of your hand. There's an app for virtually everything these days and many of them are designed to make traveling easier. Here are …


The 10 best burger joints in America, according to TripAdvisor

The list is based off millions of TripAdvisor users' reviews and opinions.<p>The burger joints that made the list are all over the US, from Florida to South Dakota to Hawaii.


T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge reportedly receiving Android 5.1.1 OTA!

Samsung has never been the fastest when it comes to updating to newer versions of Android but thankfully this situation has changed a bit with Lollipop, as the Korean giant has done a pretty good job of pushing the update out to many of its flagship devices. Of course, Android isn’t standing still …

Android News

Five Stocks That Could Triple If Boone Pickens Is Right About $6 Natural Gas

Over the past six months, energy prices have taken a dramatic fall. The price of oil traded as low as $42 in mid-March, nearly half of its value just last November, and natural gas dropped by almost 40%.<p>Stocks with high exposure to these key commodities, particularly producers, have been hammered, …

Oil & Gas Industry

Can Pimco's quiet point man shine in public?

Battling poor returns and management turmoil early last year, Pacific Investment Management Co. posted a promotional video on its website to reassure nervous investors.<p>Co-founder and celebrated bond manager Bill Gross, a ubiquitous presence on financial TV channels, was flanked by new faces, …

Fewer tantrums in kids with autism after parent training - Futurity

Children with autism sometimes have serious behavior problems, including tantrums, aggression, and self-injury. A training program for parents can …