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Fall of the Western Roman Empire

To many historians, the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century CE has always been viewed as the end of the ancient world and the onset …

J.P. Morgan Chase Bans Buying Cryptocurrency With Credit Cards

Customers at J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America, and Citigroup cannot buy cryptocurrencies with credit cards, CNBC reported today, Feb.3.<p>J.P. Morgan …

Commonwealth Bank pumped AU$752m into tech during H1 2018

Putting AU$375 million of its profit aside to pay its expected Austrac bill, Australia's largest bank has reported AU$4.9 billion in after-tax profit …

Wall Street: Investors flee for the exits amid fears the 'bondcano' is about to erupt

In the space of just a couple of days, the market's sunny disposition leading into corporate reporting season has suddenly turned very …

Tunnel under Se La: The pass where the Chinese smashed into India in 1962

<b>The pass in Arunachal has a history that few military veterans want to recall, but none can dare forget. It was the site of India’s humiliation in</b> …

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?<p>It’s nothing much to look at, but the tangle of pipes, pumps, tanks, reactors, chimneys and ducts on a messy industrial estate outside the logging town of Squamish in western …

Fossil Fuels

It's Looking A Lot Like 2008 Now...

Economic and market conditions are eerily like they were in late 2007/early 2008.<p>Remember back then? Everything was going great. Home prices were …

Amazon Wants to Disrupt Health Care in America. In China, Tech Giants Already Have.

BEIJING — Amazon and two other American titans are trying to shake up health care by experimenting with their own employees’ coverage. By Chinese standards, they’re behind the curve.<p>Technology companies like Alibaba and Tencent have made health care a priority for years, and are using China as …

Health Care

The Greatest Bubble Ever: Why You Better Believe It, Part 1

During the 40 months after Alan Greenspan's infamous "irrational exuberance" speech in December 1996, the NASDAQ 100 index rose from <i>830</i> to <i>4585</i> or by</i> …

Alan Greenspan

Here's what could happen to America's hundreds of dead malls

As one of the first postwar suburban shopping centers in the US, the Northgate Mall in northern Seattle defines classic mall architecture.<p>Its architect, John Graham Jr., pioneered the dumbbell, big-box shape for malls, in which two rows of stores face each other and a department store anchors each …

Urban Design

How Do Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles Work?

How do intercontinental ballistic missiles — including the one North Korea launched Tuesday (Nov. 28) that flew more than 10 times higher than the …

All You Need to Know About Bitcoin’s Rise, From $0.01 to $15,000

The initial price of bitcoin, set in 2010, was less than 1 cent. Now it’s crossed $16,000. Once seen as the province of nerds, libertarians and drug …

Bitcoin

A new California gold rush for homeowners, the poorhouse for renters

I lived in an apartment until I was 8, when my parents scraped together a down payment and bought a modest little house on a cul-de-sac, taking hold of a deed that was our ticket to the kingdom of suburban California royalty.<p>Housing developments grew out of the dust all around us in eastern Contra …

EU demands in next round of talks set to enrage Cabinet Brexiteers, leak reveals

EU negotiators are already laying the groundwork to hit the UK with demands in the next stage of Brexit talks that are unacceptable to key figures in …

A theory of cycles suggests a new golden economic age

As of now, no one knows how to break the grip of low incomes, blighted towns and popular anger in the U.S. and elsewhere. But a Venezuelan economist …

Economics

WATCH: Art agents frantically bid on a rare $450 million painting

The world's most expensive painting was auctioned off at a staggering price of $450 million Wednesday, offering a glimpse not only at the supposed artwork of a world-renowned artist, but the prohibitively expensive world of art.<p>Bidding on Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi," which translates to …

Fine Art

Trump's Panama tower used for money laundering by condo owners, reports say

Trump Ocean Club drew people accused of corruption and future president benefited from laundered funds, reports say<p>The Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower soars over Panama City bay, a 70-storey skyscraper shaped like a sail. Donald Trump’s first international hotel venture, it opened in …

Corruption

How to Launch a Product Without Starting a Business | Inc.com

There has never been a better time to pursue a product idea.<p>I really believe that.<p>You don't have to drain your savings account or quit your day job to get a concept off the ground. You don't need co-founders, investors, or even to write a business plan.<p>From the advent of rapid prototyping and …

Innovation

Landlording Has Never Been Easier Thanks To This Company

Back in 2011, once the economy had recovered a bit from the 2008 housing crisis, many investors returned to the real estate market with the idea of becoming part-time landlords.<p>Ryan Coon and Laurence Jankelow, old time friends since studying together at the University of Illinois, who were both …

Housing

Opinion: This should be your No. 1 criterion when buying stocks now

Investing is a forward-looking endeavor. Investors need to build a portfolio for the economy that lies ahead, not the one in the rearview …

Investing

This tiny modular home could be the future of housing

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>Home of the Future</i><i>, a four-part video series co-produced by Curbed and</i> The Verge<i>. Each month, we'll take you inside one innovative home and explore how the technology of today informs the way people will live in the future. To follow along, stay tuned for new video episodes on our</i> <i>Facebook</i> …

Housing

We’re addicted to debt and headed for a crash. It could be worse than 2007

Ten years ago the culprit was sub-prime mortgages. Personal credit is out of control in Britain now. We seem to have learned absolutely nothing<p>When Provident Financial lost £1.7bn in share value a little over a week ago, a handful of people asked whether this was a Northern Rock moment. The …

Finance

The 27 Scariest Moments Of The Financial Crisis

Businesses went down, and people lost their jobs.<p>But the memory of the key events of the financial crisis is slowly fading. Hearings, lawsuits, bailouts — it all gets muddled together.<p>Business Insider has outlined the major moments from 2007 to 2009.<p>From the initial reports of subprime defaults to …

Markets

15 year table of UK asset class returns

Study the table of <b>asset class returns</b> below. It is one of the most important graphics you’ll ever see in investing.Created by Vanguard, the table …

Investing

Danish startup teams up with the world's largest defence contractor to develop anti-drone technology

The rapid adoption of private drones presents new security challenges, especially for critical infrastructure. On August 7, Sweden's busiest airport, Arlanda, was forced to halt all air traffic for an hour during the afternoon due to an unidentified drone entering the air space. According to the US …

Drones

We should never have told people to start taking vitamins, and new research linking one type to cancer shows why

Not so fast. A growing body of research— including a study published August 22 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology— suggests that some supplements can carry real health risks. These risks range from vomiting and nausea to an increased risk of cancer and death.<p>Epidemiologists at two American cancer …

Wellness

Say Goodbye to Spain's Glorious Three-Hour Lunch Break

Catalonia plans to shorten work hours—but don’t call it the end of the siesta.<p>Updated: July 21, 2017 Editor's Note: Writer Feargus O’Sullivan has posted a follow-up story to address some of the issues raised by readers in this piece.<p>Is the typical Spanish daily schedule about to change forever? For …

Blood Test Finds Cancer Before Symptoms Start

Researchers say they have taken a big step towards developing a test that can tell people if they have cancer long before the first symptoms show up.<p>The blood test detected the majority of cancers in people with four of the biggest cancer killers: breast, colon, lung and ovarian cancer, the team at …

Cancer