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The most elite school for Silicon Valley startups just threw a wrench into the works

Y Combinator graduates get an even $120,000 investment in exchange for seven percent of equity. From there, the alumni network helps take care of their own, but there's no more financial support from the program.<p>The system has worked. The elite startup school that has funded more than 800 startups …

Venture Capital

A Constitutional Right to Hovercraft?

The U.S. Supreme Court considers an odd case from Alaska, with the fraught question of federal management of Western lands hovering in the background.<p>“Raisins are not wild animals even when they are dancing,” Michael McConnell told the U.S. Supreme Court last term, thereby winning the first annual …

Forests

A rare supermoon total lunar eclipse will rise Sunday

Get ready. A very special, very rare moon is rising this weekend.<p>On Sunday, the full moon will be at its closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit …

The war in Ukraine's east has come back to Kiev

IGOR DEBRIN, a 24-year-old conscript in Ukraine's national guard, had a seemingly safe posting in Kiev, far from the country's embattled eastern …

4 Credit Mistakes That Can Derail Your Startup

Never use credit as a crutch after the initial startup period.<p>When Collin Slattery, 26, needed cash to grow his New York City-based digital marketing …

Eight Things to Watch For in Donald Trump’s Tax Plan

Donald Trump is expected to release a tax plan in the next few weeks. What will it say?<p>It’s always risky to predict what Mr. Trump will do, but we can find some clues from his recent comments on taxes, which have spooked supply-side tax-cutting conservatives with their extensive hints about his …