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What to expect from Apple in 2017

iPhone sales were down for the first time in the product's history.<p>The iPhone 7 turned out to be a great phone, but Apple upset a lot of people by removing the headphone jack.<p>The AirPods were delayed two months, meaning most people couldn't get them in time for the holidays. (You'll have to wait …

MacBook Pro

Investors brace for 2017 shocks after surprise 2016 run

The benchmark S&P 500 is set to post a roughly 10 percent price gain for 2016 and around 12 percent on a total return basis, including reinvested dividends. That tops the single-digit increase expected by market participants polled by Reuters a year ago, with more than half of the advance coming …

10 Success lessons from JK Rowling – “Billionaire Author” for entrepreneurs

Share59<p>Tweet<p>Share40<p>+15<p>Shares 104<p>British author JK Rowling wrote the first Potter books while a single mother living on welfare. Written on a manual …

Motivation

4 Things You Must do Before 2017 Arrives

It's tough to start a new chapter while you're still reading the last one. Here's how to end 2016 right.<p>There is a magic to the new year; a chance to start anew, to leave the past behind, to reinvent ourselves. It may just be symbolic but it's meaningful none the less.<p>However, in our rush to move …

15 tips every iPhone 7 owner should know

The Verge 2016 tech report cards: Cameras and gadgets

Cameras<p>Two things immediately struck me when I walked onto the show floor at this year’s Photo Plus Expo. Nikon’s booth was all about the company’s new line of action cameras, including the one that shoots 360-degree photos and videos. Just across the way, Canon’s booth was covered in imagery of …

Bernie Sanders Warns Donald Trump Against Privatizing The VA

It would be “an insult to the more than 22 million veterans who risked their lives to defend our country."<p>WASHINGTON ― Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) warned Donald Trump that the president-elect would face stiff opposition if he tries to privatize the Department of Veterans Affairs. The remarks from …

China's plans to lead the global economy are being foiled by... China

America’s traditional stewardship of the global economy is in limbo. As president-elect Donald Trump sees it, the United States’ role in the world isn’t necessarily to lead it. Sure, the US will still engage with other countries—but only in line with Trump’s guiding principle of “America …

A Look Inside Donald Trump's Lavish, $200 Million 'Palace'

If Donald Trump were to actually win the presidency, one of his homes almost certainly would be in the spotlight: Mar-a-Lago. Already, when Trump won …

Pot blocks: obstacles keep small business owners from a multibillion-dollar market

Marijuana retail sales could reach $4.3bn this year and create new jobs, but some aspiring entrepreneurs warn that weed is not an easy business<p>This year’s election may have been dominated by Donald Trump, but it was also about marijuana. California, Massachusetts and Nevada made recreational use …

Putin congratulates Trump, not Obama, in New Year's statement

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated US President-elect Donald Trump, rather than President Barack Obama, in his annual New Year's greetings statement to foreign heads of state and government.<p>However, Putin did convey his seasonal greetings to Obama, his family and the American …

12 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Should Do In January

What a year 2016 has been. I hope this year has been a thriving one for your business. Regardless of whether this was a growth year or a stagnant year for you, I think it’s vital to an entrepreneur’s long-term success to spend intentional time reflecting on the past and planning for the future.<p>Here …

Entrepreneurship

9 best Frank Lloyd Wright homes for sale in 2016

Some with original furniture, and some still on the market<p>For enthusiasts of Frank Lloyd Wright and his extraordinary homes, 2016—the year he would have been 149—offered what felt like an embarrassment of riches on the real estate front. The covetable properties popped up everywhere, from Michigan …

3 Biotech Stocks That Turned $10,000 Into Over $100,000

Some biotech stocks have made shareholders a lot of money over the last decade. Few, though, have performed as well as <b>Opko Health</b> (NASDAQ: OPK), <b>Incyte</b> (NASDAQ: INCY), and <b>China Biologic Products</b> (NASDAQ: CBPO). These three biotech stocks turned an initial investment of $10,000 into more than …

Apple Is About to Cut Production of the iPhone

Apple Inc will trim production of iPhones by about 10 percent in the January-March quarter, the Nikkei financial daily reported, citing calculations …

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Best of 2016: Watches

<i>365 days is a lot of time to seek out stories on adventure, gear, and everything in between. Here’s a look back at the best stories our watch writers</i> …

Keeping your money too close to home could cost you

If you’re an investor, the ideal opportunity would be one that promised you great return for little risk. But, in reality, hitting that one perfect bet is tough, if not impossible: a company’s revenues can shift, its industry may fall out of favor, or economic news may suddenly paint a different …

So Long, Corporate World. Hello, Start-Up!

EACH MORNING, AS HOMES IN THE DALLAS SUBURB of McKinney empty out and residents head off to work and school, the Rasmussen residence transforms from a comfortable home into the headquarters of a thriving young business. A handful of employees of the Rasmussens' company, freshbenies, arrive and …

EgyptAir flight MS804: smoke detected in 'multiple locations' before crash

French investigators confirm alerts sent in last minutes of flight indicated smoke in cabin, as Egyptian military releases pictures of debris<p>Smoke was detected in multiple places on board the missing EgyptAir flight MS804 minutes before it crashed, French investigators have confirmed, as the …

Airplanes

GM's $1 Billion Acquisition Caught in Legal Battle

General Motors’ $1 billion acquisition of autonomous driving startup Cruise might not all be smooth driving.<p>Cruise founder and CEO Kyle Vogt has …

Albee Layer Skipped The Eddie For This… - The best Jaws barrel ever ridden

Days after suffering a bad neck injury, Albee Layer decided to pull out of the Eddie. But when Jaws calls, I guess somebody like Albee just can’t …

Aquatic Sports

5 Easiest Places For The Novice International Traveler

Travel is awesome. See cool things, meet new people, eat amazing foods. I’ve spoken to a lot of people who want to travel, but were worried since they’ve never left the country. To them (and you, if you’re still reading), have no fear. People are friendly everywhere.<p>To make it a little easier, I’ve …

New Zealand

People Keep Crashing Into Google's Self-Driving Cars

Robots, however, follow the rules of the road<p>You want to know why we can't have nice things? People, that's why. Self-driving cars are just trundling along, minding their own business, when people decide to do something crazy. That's what Chris Urmson, the director of Google’s self-driving car …

Russia revises military doctrine to name NATO as chief threat

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed into law a new defense doctrine that identifies NATO as the chief threat to Russian security and claims the right to use nuclear weapons to counter any aggression that "threatens the very existence" of Russia.<p>The revisions to the 2010 defense …

Watch This Incredible Timelapse and Drone Footage of Iceland

Patrick and I have been in Iceland for 2 weeks with Elia Locardi filming our next tutorial on landscape/travel photography. We brought a truck-load …

The Journey Through Time National Scenic Byway

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