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Now Anyone With $2,000 Can Invest in a Startup

You don't have to be a venture capitalist -- or even an accredited investor -- any more.<p>If you’ve ever wished you could invest in cool startups like …

Venture Capital

This Solar Hub Provides Clean Water, Electricity, And Internet In One

A remote village in Ghana is now being served life-changing infrastructure in a box.<p>While American cities try to figure out how to deal with lead pipes and an aging power grid, a remote village in Ghana has skipped traditional infrastructure completely. The Watly–a sleek, spaceship-like hub that …

How to start a side business without quitting your current job

Not all entrepreneurs started out their businesses fresh from college – or quit halfway through.<p>Most entrepreneurs already had careers before they decided to go it alone. But making the jump can be terrifying, especially if you have overheads to pay. That’s why a growing number of people are …

Small Business

7 ways you're wasting money while traveling

Seemingly tiny expenses can add up quickly when you're traveling. And often it's money that's better spent elsewhere.<p>Here are seven expenses you can (and should) avoid paying for on your next trip.

Personal Finance

A terrible environmental disaster is unfolding in Los Angeles — and it's practically invisible

What's worse, workers are not even close to stopping the flow.<p>The leak sprung from a Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) natural gas storage facility in Aliso Canyon, and it has been gushing methane — a highly flammable and potent greenhouse gas — into the sky since October 23.<p>No one knows …

Oil & Gas Industry

China's new counter-terrorism laws force all tech companies to decrypt data

China has adopted counter-terrorism laws that give it a wide range of new powers, including obligations on technology companies to provide assistance when requested.<p>According to Reuters, the new laws were passed into effect on Sunday, having dropped a provision that would require all companies to …

Japan, South Korea Reach Historic Deal on Wartime 'Comfort Women'

SEOUL, South Korea — The foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan on Monday reached a deal meant to resolve a decades-long impasse over Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II, an important breakthrough for the Northeast Asian powers.<p>The deal, which included an …

South Korea

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Reportedly Passes the Bechdel Test

Audience members who watched the premiere of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> Monday night in Hollywood happily tweeted that the film passed the Bechdel …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Samsung wants to take patent battle with Apple to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — In its patent dispute with Apple, Samsung is asking the Supreme Court to take a digital-age look at an issue it last confronted in the …

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement

American women start their own businesses because they have no other choice

Call it a calculated risk: Camilla Ley Valentin, the mother of two little girls, earned three times her husband’s salary when she decided six years ago to leave her corporate job in Denmark to start her own business. It was also the start of the Danish financial crisis.<p>But neither financial nor …

Entrepreneurship