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What is quantitative easing?

What is quantitative easing?<p>It is also called “printing money”. But rather than dishing out sacks of newly minted coins and notes, central banks use a more complicated process to inject cash into their economies – by buying assets, typically government bonds, from banks or other financial …

Economics

Malaysia confident ASEAN will be economic community in 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, will be able to declare itself an economic community by …

The Golden State Warriors Are Dominating The NBA, And Nobody Saw It Coming

The game was hyped going in because both teams are Western Conference contenders, and video surfaced of James Harden making a pre-game speech in which he said of the Warriors, "They ain't even that good."<p>The Warriors went out and clubbed the Rockets, leading 102-78 going into the fourth quarter, …

Why This New McDonald's Lawsuit Could Be Big Trouble for Fast Food

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GE Earnings: What to Watch

By<p>Ted Mann<p>Ted Mann<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@TMannWSJ<p>ted.mann<p>Google+<p>Ted.Mann@wsj.com<p>General Electric Co. is scheduled to report financial results for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 on Friday before the market opens. Here’s what you need to know.<p>EARNINGS FORECAST: Earnings of 55 cents a …

Markets

Honda and Takata sued by woman claiming airbag paralyzed her

A Florida woman has sued<p>Hondaand Takata, saying she was paralyzed by an overpowered replacement airbag in her Honda Civic.<p>The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday on behalf of 76-year-old Patricia Mincey, seeks millions of dollars in damages and alleges that Honda and Takata concealed potentially dangerous …

Investment Fund Pours Cash Into Cleaner, Greener Fish Farming

Like it or not, our seafood increasingly originates not in the deep ocean but on fish farms hugging the coasts. Aquaculture already supplies about half of the world's seafood, and global production is going to have to more than double by 2050 to meet demand, according to the World Resources …

The Most WTF Things We Saw At CES 2015

The nopes, huhs, whyyys, and wtfs of the Consumer Electronics Show<p>The International Consumer Electronics Show is an incredible event, showcasing some astoundingly innovative technologies each year. It’s also a place where a lot of weird stuff happens. While scouring the showroom floors at this …

OPEC Losing Its Grip? No, The Saudis Are Partying Like It's 1981

Falling oil prices have provided the equivalent of a $1 billion-a-day tax cut to U.S. consumers. That’s the good news.<p>The bad news is despite all the crowing about OPEC losing its ability to control oil prices, quite the opposite might be happening. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting …

How Long Can Sony's PS4 Afford To Remain $400?

Microsoft announced yesterday that the holiday price cut of the Xbox One to $350 down from $400 would now be permanent going forward. This is pretty expected, given that it would have been odd to follow up two consecutive months of better-than-Sony sales with a price hike to kill that momentum. …

Selling

Whistleblower Lawsuit Calls Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong's Healthcare Startup 'Fraudulent' And Dangerous

On the television newsmagazine “60 Minutes” and in a cover story for Forbes, Patrick Soon-Shiong, the world’s richest doctor, has promised that his new company, NantHealth, can dramatically improve care for cancer patients everywhere. “I’m incredibly encouraged to say that we are on the path,” …

Panama City

An Open Letter To Everyone Tricked Into Fearing Artificial Intelligence

Don't believe the hype about artificial intelligence, or the horror<p>Earlier this week, an organization called the Future of Life Institute issued an open letter on the subject of building safety measures into artificial intelligence systems (AI). The letter, and the research document that …

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

Top 10 Mistakes that Cause Blurry Photos

If your photos are not sharp, you are not alone! The most common question I get asked by beginning photographers is "how do you get your images so …

Top 10

5 Odd yet Strangely Delicious Instant Noodles Sold at Local Groceries

Today’s grocery aisles no longer offer just instant pancit canton and beef bulalo bowls. Rustan’s, SM Hypermart and Supermarket, and Metro …

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Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

China's New Military Robots Pack More Robots Inside (Starcraft-Style)

One of the most interesting developments at the Zhuhai 2014 arms show has been the introduction of a family of armed and support unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), demonstrating China’s deep interest in the cutting edge of robotics and war.<p>The Sharp Claw 2 is a 1 ton armored, 6X6 UGV with sensors and …