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Why Average Investors Do Not Make Money (XOP) | Investopedia

The average investor makes poor returns on his money. In 2015, Dalbar's Quantitative Analysis of Investor Behavior (QAIB) reported that the average …

The 19 most productive countries in the world

New research from business-to-business marketplace Expert Market has shed some light on where in the world people are the most productive. Expert Market compared data from 35 of the world's biggest economies before compiling their ranking.<p>To do this, they looked at the GDP per capita of nations and …

Europe

It's not a wage gap, it's poverty – and the US needs a development agenda

The US ploughs billions into fighting global poverty yet ignores similar issues closer to home. Embracing the sustainable development goals could change that<p>There is no doubt that the US is suffering from what feels like the unravelling of social order.<p>Recent shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota, and …

Sustainable Development Goals

Three very good reasons Americans should worry about the militarization of the police

Last week, the Dallas police used a bomb robot to kill a man who had shot five police officers. Their decision, along with recent images of police outfitted in riot gear and other heavy-duty equipment during protests against police brutality across the US, has set off a storm of debate about the …

Law Enforcement

Egypt's Urban Consumer Inflation jumps to 14% in June

Egypt’s urban consumer inflation jumped for a third straight month in June as consumer demand spiked during Ramadan, official data showed on …

Economics

Egypt's population jumps 17 million over last decade: Statistics agency - Politics - Egypt

Egypt's population increased by over 17 million in the past decade, the country's official census authority said in a statement on Monday to mark …

Geography

These 5 Facts Explain ISIS's Ramadan of Terror

Ramadan. A month of peace and prayer, this year the annual Muslim holiday was punctuated by ISIS violence that grew increasingly intense. These five …

Al-Qaeda

The Extraordinary Privilege of the Wealthy Suburbs in Egypt

A Cairo group finds a massive geographic disparity in infrastructure spending between so-called “new cities” and existing ones.<p>The Egyptian group 10 Tooba recently published findings on government spending on the country’s built environment—and the results are stark. The study looks at public …

Here’s How You Can Get a Flight to Europe for $150

If you’re already thinking about how you’re going to spend your time away from the office this holiday season, please allow us to offer up a few suggestions: Why not catch a show in London’s West End or take a wander along the picturesque canals of Amsterdam? Or maybe spend a few days totally …

Newark Liberty International Airport

Want To Retire In Your 30s And Travel The World? This Woman Did

Most people think you need to wait until the retirement age of 65 to stop working and escape the 9-to-5 grind. Ever thought about what it would be like to retire early and travel the world? Anita Dhake, a former Chicago-based lawyer, had that fantasy — and she was so driven that she quit her job …

Retirement

British Airways abandons flights to Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh resort 'indefinitely' amid terror fears

British Airways has abandoned flights to Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh resort "indefinitely" amid terror fears in a blow to the country’s tourism industry.<p>No flights have operated between the UK and the Red Sea resort since November last year after the bombing of a Russian passenger plane, which killed …

EgyptAir black boxes badly damaged, likely to prolong probe

CAIRO — The voice and data recorders from the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean nearly a month ago are “extensively damaged” and will need repairs before they can be analyzed, an Egyptian official said Friday, dampening hopes for quick answers as to what caused the disaster.<p>The …

Airplanes

Price hikes in Egypt bite hard during holy month of Ramadan

CAIRO (AP) — Shop owner Hassan Mahmoud laid out his heaps of dried fruits and nuts at a multicolored Ramadan tent in the Egyptian capital to catch shoppers' eyes for the holiday, like he does every year. Only this time, he said, "people aren't buying."<p>"Things get more expensive every year but this …

Economics

Omar Mateen scouted Disney complex, Pulse, official says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Investigators believe the Orlando nightclub gunman made surveillance trips to the club and a Disney shopping complex earlier this month -- the same week Disney and other sites were hosting Gay Days 2016.<p>Omar Mir Seddique Mateen's visits to the Pulse gay nightclub and Disney Springs happened …

Mass Shootings

How the luxury resorts on Egypt’s perfect beaches turned into abandoned “ghost hotels”

The Seashell is a resort with grand ambitions. Its villas, apartments, pools and bars have room for several hundred guests, and its domed roofs and arched balconies look across the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia. Every morning, the sunrise fills the mountainous coastline with reddish gold light that …

Swimming Pools

EgyptAir Crash Brings Disaster Fatigue to Troubled Country

A life jacket, a shoe, a white handbag, a tattered blue airline blanket: these were among the fragments recovered from the EgyptAir passenger jet …

George Washington University

Egypt can't catch a break: Flight 804 disaster adds to a litany of woes

A troubled economy, a potent Islamist insurgency, mounting concerns over human rights and media freedoms – and now this.<p>The crash of<p>EgyptAir Flight 804is the latest calamity in a country that has lurched from crisis to crisis in the five years since the protests that forced longtime President Hosni …

How to calculate a monthly return on investment

Wondering how your investments are performing? Use these simple methods to calculate the returns on your portfolio each month.<p>Long-term investors …

Muslim states block gay groups from U.N. AIDS meeting; U.S. protests | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A group of 51 Muslim states has blocked 11 gay and transgender organizations from attending a high-level meeting at the United Nations next month on ending AIDS, sparking a protest by the United States, Canada and the European Union.<p>A pedestrian walks across a rainbow …

North Africa

Egypt Clamps Down on Protests Over Red Sea Islands

Egyptian security forces quickly snuffed out a series of protests across Cairo against the government’s decision to transfer control of two Red Sea …

Tahrir Square

WATCH: Fareed Zakaria And Reza Aslan Discuss Saudi Arabia's Influence On Terrorism

On April 25, Fareed Zakaria will present a special CNN program titled “Why They Hate Us," a follow-up to his post-9/11 Newsweek story that explored the reasons for the hostility of terrorists towards America. The new special will focus on what’s currently driving religious extremist rage in the …

Saudi Arabia

Egypt warns of firm action against protesters

Cairo - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his interior minister warned on Sunday on the eve of planned anti-government demonstrations that …

Secrets of the sunken city at the British Museum

In ten metres of swirling Mediterranean murk, four miles from shore, French archaeologist and maritime explorer Franck Goddio was preparing to end a …

Archaeology

Egypt protest after tea vendor 'killed by police'

<b>Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Egypt's capital, Cairo, to protest after a tea vendor was allegedly shot dead by police.</b><p>The unrest erupted after a policeman allegedly killed the man and wounded two others during an argument over the price of a cup of tea.<p>The policeman has been …

Extremism

President defends Egypt's investigation of Giulio Regeni murder

Abdel Fatah al-Sisi claims allegations that security forces were involved in Italian student’s killing are putting country at risk<p>The Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, has defended his country’s handling of the investigation into the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni, and said that …

Cairo

Egypt's Regeni crisis: The repercussions of European hypocrisy

In a recent rambling address to the nation, Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi stressed that he resorts to neither lying nor deceit (as if the …

This Is Why Facebook Has Egyptians Terrified

“Egyptians don’t get to have the internet that the rest of the world has.”<p>CAIRO — Maryam Nour is scared to post anything on Facebook.<p>The 20-year-old Egyptian university student traces her fear to three examples from the last few months of fellow Egyptians landing in jail for posts gone awry. …

'Those islands are Egyptian!': Ceding of territory to Saudi Arabia prompts outrage

Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets on Friday to protest their government's decision this week to cede two Red Sea islands to neighboring Saudi Arabia.<p>The islands, Tiran and Sanafir, sit at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba, the lone gateway to the Red Sea for both Israel and Jordan.<p>Critics of …

Red Sea

Egypt relinquishes control of strategic islands

According to the Egyptian newspaper Al-Youm Al-Sabaa, the Egyptian cabinet announced an agreement with Saudi Arabia on Saturday, delineating the …