Judy Johnson

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New Kickstarter campaign offers incredibly functional travel backpack | Adventure Sports Network

When you’re traveling and living out of a suitcase, it can seem like even the smallest number of belongings can be overwhelming. Dirty clothes …

Boost Your Metabolism by Eating More?

What's the number one easiest way to lose weight? By boosting your metabolism! Boosting your metabolism is the key to passive fat loss. The faster …

Behold Samsung’s New $5,800 Smart Refrigerator

Whether we want them or not, appliance makers seem hell bent on connecting their creations to the Internet, thereby making them “smart.” Samsung’s …

These are the 10 most powerful brands in the world

Only one technology firm made it into the top 10 — but it wans't Apple. Retail, media, and financial companies dominated the list.<p>Brand Finance evaluated companies by their familiarity, loyalty, promotion, marketing investment, staff satisfaction, and corporate reputation. Using these factors, each …

China's Economic Slowdown Is Biggest Business Story of 2015

WASHINGTON — China's economy lost some luster and its leaders their aura of invincibility. A commodities boom went bust, spreading pain from Texas oil fields to Indonesian coal mines.<p>Seven years of near-zero interest rates ended in the United States, while easy money kept flowing elsewhere. …

Bank of China

Blood Moon in pictures: Total 'supermoon' lunar eclipse seen around the world

Supermoon

Global regulators reach agreement on bail-in bonds plan for top banks | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Global regulators have reached a draft agreement on a rule on stopping banks from being “too big to fail” by requiring them to hold enough equity capital and bonds to avoid taxpayers being called on in a crisis.<p>The Goldman Sachs logo is pictured on their post as traders work on …

Investing

America's richest (and poorest) states

To identify the richest and poorest states with the highest and lowest median household income, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed state data on income from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 American Community Survey.<p>The Magnolia State has the lowest median income — $39,680. The highest? That's the Old Line State, …

Demographics

Meet Donald Trump's biggest rival in the golf business

Donald Trump continues to lead in the polls for the Republican presidential nomination, but he trails by a far margin in the most recent rankings for …

Golf

Microsoft is rolling out Uber, PayPal and Evernote add-ins for Outlook

Microsoft is expanding the preview of its redesigned Outlook.com and powering up Outlook 2013 and Office 365 with support for a host of new add-ins from partner platforms.<p>Newly announced partners include Evernote, Yelp, IFTTT and Wunderlist. Of these, only Evernote is available today, being rolled …

Salvage Companies Show How Airplane Debris is Retrieved

Facebook will reportedly expand livestreaming to any verified user soon

It was just last week that Facebook opened up livestreaming capabilities to celebrities via its VIP Mentions app. Naturally, the first question on our minds was when it would open up to more people.<p>It seems some of us won’t have to wait too long. TechCrunch reports that the company is planning to …

Livestreaming

Apple Pay Adds 35 New Participating Issuers in United States

Apple updated its Apple Pay participating issuers list today with 35 additional banks, credit unions and financial institutions supporting the contactless payment service in the United States. Apple Pay now has over 375 participating issuers nationwide, and dozens more plan to support the NFC-based …

FinTech

Qualcomm announces major workforce restructure

Qualcomm has been on top in the mobile processor space for a number of years now, powering everything from budget smartphones to high-end flagships. But this year the company has seen its revenue and operating income drop by around $1 billion, as some expected. This has caused Qualcomm to announce …

Qualcomm

How to Spot a Travel Scam

When was the last time you booked a vacation with the help of a real person, whether it was a travel agent or a customer service representative? Assuming you have access to the Internet, it's safe to say it probably wasn't recently. Though booking sites and social media have made it easier than …

What the new J.D. Power study says about hotels -- and their cranky, crafty guests

J.D. Power’s new North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction study, released Wednesday, shows us what we see as the “best-in-class” hotels, including a large and ongoing surprise, but it also reveals a lot about those of us who stay in hotels.<p>For the ninth year in a row, Missouri-based Drury Hotels is …

Hospitality

Exclusive! Rihanna Reinvents Herself Again, This Time as a Sock Designer

At this point, it’s become clear that when it comes to <b>Rihanna,</b> you can never quite know what you’re going to get. Will it be a nineties-era R&B chick, all low-slung jeans and body chains? A prep throwback in a shirtdress and sneakers? A full-on red-carpet sweeping glamazon, or Josephine Baker–style …

Red Carpet

US Chamber calls for long list of reforms for the SEC, and the watchdog isn't pleased

The Chamber's key recommendations lay out ways to bolster due process for defendants in SEC enforcement actions by strengthening policies surrounding in-house trials, admissions of wrongdoing and "Wells notices," sent by the agency as a final warning to companies and individuals that it plans to …

China stocks fall despite surprise 7pc GDP growth

The Chinese stock markets continue to fall, following a month of turmoil<p>China’s stock markets continued to be in turmoil on Wednesday despite better-than-expected economic data showing the region's economy had grown by 7pc in the past year.<p>China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell by 4pc to …

Stock Markets

Obama vigorously challenges critics of landmark Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vigorously challenging his critics, President Barack Obama launched an aggressive and detailed defense of a landmark Iranian …

South Asia

European Stocks Hit Six Consecutive Session of Gains

Greece drives gains as it prepares to vote on its latest international bailout deal<p>By<p>Josie Cox<p>Josie Cox<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JosieCoxWSJ<p>josie.cox@wsj.com<p>European stocks notched a sixth-consecutive session of gains Wednesday ahead of a vote in the Greek parliament that could pave the way …

Stock Markets

IMF appears to be only one looking out for Greece's long-term future

In a short, sharp and merciless analysis of the bailout terms for Athens, the International Monetary Fund predicts we will all be back here again soon<p>Imagine you are Barack Obama looking at events in Greece from the other side of the Atlantic. Your European allies have been telling you for the past …

Europe