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Forget France's 75% And 100% Tax, Tax Rate In Hawaii Hits 367,000%

If you are paying high taxes, you know it can always get worse. But as pointed out here, Hawaii’s Top Marginal Tax Rate: 367,100%, some tax rates are worse than others. We’re not talking about broad tax rates applying to lots of income. We’re talking about tax cliffs, where one dollar of additional …

365 Ways To Get Rich

<b>From the Forbes 2014 Investment Guide, wealth building tips to last you through the year. (For more detailed advice, click on the link in each tip.)</b><p>#1<br>Sir John Templeton: “Invest at the point of maximum pessimism.”<p>#2<br>Don’t mistake a low P/E ratio for a value stock.<p>#3 <br>Benjamin Graham: “Patience is the …

Why The Apple-Beats Deal Makes Sense, And Why It Doesn't

Rumors are flying about the imminent purchase of headphone maker and streaming music service Beats Electronics by tech giant Apple for a reported $3.2 billion, which has caused a lot of head scratching in both the tech and music communities. Should this deal come to pass, a number of questions come …

Rich list: more than 100 billionaires in Britain for the first time

The number of billionaires living in Britain has risen to more than 100 for the first time, a study has found.<p>Some 104 billionaires are now based in the UK – more than triple the number from a decade ago – with a combined wealth of more than £301bn, according to the Sunday Times rich list.<p>It means …

40+ Passive Income Ideas and Ways to Make Extra Money

Do you want to earn $100, $1000 — or even more — on the side? You can start earning extra income today with the help of this list of ideas I’ve put …

This Company Can Make Water Appear Out Of Thin Air

A new company called Skywell is trying to make all that happen themselves. The idea is that this machine takes in air and then cools and condenses it to create water. It then purifies the water so that it's drinkable.<p>The company's goal was to create an environmentally friendly solution that would …

A Swedish Broadband Company Did An Amazing Experiment With The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset

What would happen if you were living one-third of a second in the past? What about 3 seconds? Could you ever actually <i>do</i> anything?<p>It sounds like a half-baked thought experiment, but Swedish broadband provider Ume.net wired up a webcam and Raspberry Pi to an Oculus Rift VR headset in such a way that …

Superfan Trent Girone Is The Best Thing To Happen To Wheel Of Fortune

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx3x4h8BHG0<p>Last night <i>Wheel of Fortune</i> had its first-ever special needs contestant, Trent Girone, a superfan who immediately won our hearts when solving the first toss-up puzzle by correctly getting “a smashing success.” He also charmed host Pat Sajak when he …

T-Mobile is winning the wireless wars, at a price

T-Mobile was the winner in America’s wireless market during the first quarter of 2014. The mobile carrier had its best quarter in terms of customer additions in its history, and for the first time in at least a year, added more contract customers than its three bigger rivals.<p>But it also lost more …

Just who exactly benefits from a minimum wage hike? Take a look

President Obama stood in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday after Republicans blocked a minimum wage hike bill and argued that "they prevented a raise for 28 million hardworking Americans."<p>That number sounded high -- a lot higher than ones Republican lawmakers used as they voted against …

Income Inequality

14 Awesome Credit Card Perks You Didn't Know About

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A Remarkable Mirror That Shows What You Look Like Under Your Skin

Using medical imaging and a Kinect camera, the device shows your true inner-self (complete with blood and guts), even as you move.<p>The typical X-ray, printed out on a black-and-white slide, hasn’t changed that much in the last hundred years. It’s something patients rarely see; most of us have only a …

Marks & Spencer targets 19 million customers in online drive | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Marks & Spencer, Britain’s biggest clothing retailer, launched a new online push on Thursday, targeting the 19 million customers a year who shop in its UK stores but do not use its website.<p>A window display is seen at a Marks & Spencer shop in central London May 21, 2013. …

This Is How Facebook Decides Who To Hire

Julie Zhuo, director of product design at Facebook, revealed how the company hand-picks its team of designers in an interview with First Round Review. She started with the company as a product designer in 2006, when she was 22 years old.<p><b>How Facebook finds its candidates</b><p>"The best way to find great …

How Hedge Funds Are Pushing Companies To Leave America

Mallinckrodt is a pharmaceutical company specializing in pain treatment. Its name may sound foreign, but it traces back to the Mallinckrodt brothers, who founded the company in St. Louis in 1867. Most of the company’s sales take place in the U.S. and its main corporate office remains in Missouri. …

Apple's iPad Business Is Collapsing

Apple is close to losing its dominance in tablet sales, as the iPad slipped to less than a third of all tablet devices sold in Q1 2014, according to research firm IDC. A year earlier, Apple's iPad was more than 40% of all tablets sold. Put another way, the iPad's market share declined by 19.1% …

Brace yourself for the European Uber war

The Uber Wars have officially arrived across Europe’s cities. As the ride-sharing app (or, as is the preferred parlance these days, “transportation network company”) has rolled out across the continent, its parent company has become embroiled in a complicated mesh of courtroom battles and public …

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Goodbye, And Good Riddance, To The Hotel Minibar

Say good-bye to the $10 hotel-room Diet Coke. Hotel minibars are falling out of favor with travelers and hotels.<p>Mini-bar sales dropped a stunning 28 percent from 2007 to 2012, according to a study from PKF Hospitality Research, which collects data from thousands of U.S. hotels. To save money, hotel …

Jeremy Grantham Makes A Very Specific Call About When The Bubble Will Burst

The S&P 500 had a rough start in April, shedding about 3% halfway through the month, only to end up 0.6% for the month. The S&P 500 finished April close to a record high, while the Dow closed at a record high.<p>Many investors are wondering if we're in a bubble or if there's a correction coming.<p>In his …

How A Redesigned Meal Tray Is Saving Virgin Atlantic Millions

Virgin Atlantic reminds us that even when measured in grams, the dividends of good design can pay off big.<p>At 35,000 feet, small design decisions have big consequences. Ounces saved, in the design of aircraft equipment, can vastly reduce carbon emissions for an airline’s entire fleet.<p>Case in point: …

How to Handle an IRS Audit of Your Tax Return

Don’t panic, but arm yourself with knowledge. We provide links to the manuals IRS agents use to know what to look for when auditing various kinds of …

Finance

Be Ready For The Next Market Decline

It’s the stuff of nightmares for near-retirees: A sudden, dramatic plunge in the stock market, just months away from your last day at work.<p>That happened to a lot of people in 2008 and 2009, folks who diligently saved and prepared to leave their working life on good terms, only to be forced to wait …

What Killed Google+ And What Can Save It

The demise of Google+ is a cautionary tale of rivalry, missed opportunity, and of course, drunk geeks waltzing. (…I’ll explain.)<p>As an active user of Google+ and casual clairvoyant of Google’s strategy, it’s no surprise that you’re almost as likely to be bodyboarding with Gisele Bündchen as reading …

Microsoft Acquires GreenButton To Deliver Big Compute

The news is that Microsoft is buying high performance computing vendor GreenButton. The back story is even more interesting involving Kiwis, Hobbits and some very cool live demos.<p>If I had to draw a venn diagram with cloud in one circle and my home of New Zealand in the other, the overlap would be …

Virtual Legality: Legal Letters Claim Oculus VR Made The Oculus Rift Using ZeniMax IP

Proving once again the old adage that you know a technology is hot when the writs start flying, the Wall Street Journal has reported that ZeniMax Media, the owners of Oculus CTO John Carmack’s former home id Software, has sent Oculus VR and Facebook, which agreed in March to buy Oculus for $400 …

$2B Facebook Acquisition Raises Question: Is Equity Crowdfunding Better?

As CEO of Crowdfunder, I was invited on Fox Business News recently to talk about the recent $2 billion Facebook acquisition of Oculus Rift, a company that had previously been crowdfunded.<p>Fox and the media had caught wind of the growing Oculus Rift backlash from people who had donated to the $2 …

China's Alibaba Poised To Be World's Biggest IPO

When investors get too pumped up on a Chinese internet stock, things tend to get ugly. But for now, word on the Street and in Shenzhen is that Alibaba’s initial public offering this quarter will be the largest the world has ever seen.<p>Although China’s social media firm RenRen was not as large, …

LinkedIn Revenue Rises 46%; Firm Tempers Street Outlook

LinkedIn reported a 46% jump in first quarter revenue, to $473 million, but higher expenses hurt earnings, while the company’s latest update of its overall 2014 outlook fell slightly short of analysts’ hopes. The professional-network company’s shares slipped about 4% in after-hours trading, after …