Karen Cromar

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Utah’s Unicorns, How “Silicon Slopes” is Gaining Momentum

It’s snowing this time of year along the Wasatch Front, a patch of connected cities spreading from Ogden to Provo, that some in Utah refer to as the “Silicon Slopes.” But this part of the Rockies isn’t just turning out large amounts of fluffy, white stuff, it also seems to be producing a strong …

Startups

Early Education Can Help Unlock Future Success

As an educator, I'm always trying to keep track of the latest research and trends about how we can best help our children succeed. There are many theories about what works about motivating children to learn, what will help them develop skills of all kinds, but something that recently has been …

Parisians Take to Social Media to Continue Celebrating Life

In the wake of Friday’s deadly terrorist attacks, Parisians are taking to social media to make one thing clear: they’re not going to stop living …

There's an enormous long-term cost of holding cash

As a result, a sizeable portion of U.S. households are placing a disproportionate amount of their savings in cash.<p>While this is understandable, and in the short term even prudent, it comes with an enormous cost: With cash yields likely to remain low for the foreseeable future, many families will …

Retirement

Top 7 Beliefs Keeping You Broke

When you sit down and turn on your laptop or desktop, you become tense.<p>Your fingers tremble as you type in your bank's URL and enter your username and password. You flinch because your balances are not as large as you hoped and expected. On the other hand, your credit card balances are larger which …

Personal Finance

Overstock.com is hoarding more than $10 million in gold and silver just in case the banking system collapses

The company has enough food, cash, and digital currencies stored up to survive a disaster scenario that would doom the average online retailer, CEO Patrick Byrne told Buzzfeed News.<p>"I want a system that can survive a three month freeze," says Byrne. "If the whole thing collapses I want our system …

Hedge Funds

Anonymous Declares War On ISIS After Paris Attacks

#OpParis has taken down more than 2,000 pro-ISIS accounts so far, the hactivist collective said Sunday.<p>After the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for Friday’s wave of attacks that killed more than 130 people in Paris, the hactivist collective Anonymous declared war on the terrorist …

Paris Attacks

Governors From Several States Say They Will Still Accept Syrian Refugees

As several state governors announced on Monday that they would refuse to accept Syrian refugees, governors in Pennsylvania, Vermont, Connecticut, Washington, and Colorado reaffirmed their willingness to resettle them.<p>Governors in Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Connecticut reaffirmed their willingness …

France to intensify airstrikes against Isis in Syria

French president calls for coalition to ‘fight terrorist army’ and dispatches aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to eastern Mediterranean<p>In a dramatic escalation of France’s war against Islamic State, François Hollande has pledged to intensify his country’s airstrikes against the terror group, as …

Donald Trump and T-Mobile's CEO clashed on Twitter, and things got ugly

In one corner, folks, we have an outspoken businessman running for president. In the other, the outspoken CEO of T-Mobile.<p>Grab some popcorn, because …

Surprise! Hillary was a Wall Street donor darling before 9/11, too

It’s already widely regarded as Hillary Clinton’s worst moment yet in the two debates, and it’s going to get worse. After Bernie Sanders’ expected …

Minneapolis protests erupt after police shoot black man allegedly in handcuffs

Black Lives Matter protesters march through streets after witnesses said the man, who is now reportedly on life support, was handcuffed when he was shot<p>A Minnesota agency is investigating the shooting by a Minneapolis police officer of a black man suspected in an assault, an incident that sparked …

Justice

Paris attacks: France to call for effective suspension of Schengen open borders

France will call for Europe to reinstate emergency internal border controls at a summit on Friday, the Telegraph can confirm<p>France is to call for an effective suspension of the Schengen Agreement on open borders across Europe this week, as it demands other European nations begin border identity …

Paris Attacks: 168 Raids as France Goes to 'War With Terrorism'

PARIS — French police launched dozens of raids overnight as part of a colossal manhunt following the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.<p>Prime Minister Manuel Valls told the RTL radio more than 150 raids were carried out across the country.<p>"We are at war with terrorism," he told the station. "The …

Britain's David Cameron Says the U.K. Stopped 7 Attacks in Past 6 Months

LONDON — Intelligence services in the United Kingdom have stopped around seven attacks in the past six months, Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday.<p>The British leader told BBC Radio 4's Today program that his country's security services have prevented "something like seven attacks in the last …

Anonymous Launches 'Biggest Operation' Against ISIS in Response to Paris Attacks

Responding to the Paris attacks, hacker collective Anonymous has declared war against ISIS by launching what they call their “biggest operation” …

Paris Attacks