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How Modern Economics Is Built On 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

I reported earlier this month that the Financial Times published a pair of important articles asking why the goal of a firm is to maximize short-term shareholder value is still being taught in business schools.<p>“While there is growing consensus that focusing on short-term shareholder value is not …

Online retailers attack plans for sales tax

A row between online and high street retailers has reignited after some of the industry's biggest web-only businesses dismissed suggestions for an …

These Stocks Vulnerable To China's Slowdown

A U.S.-style financial crisis brewing in China threatens to cut both private and public spending there, potentially tanking an economy that many American corporations dearly need to be healthy now. Without the grand economic growth China has provided in recent years, expect some version of the …

Six Flags bracing for roller coaster death fallout

In an earnings call Monday, the CEO of amusement park operator Six Flags Entertainment said that the 14-story Texas Giant roller coaster from which a woman fell to her death Friday will remain closed until officials are assured it is safe to ride.<p>James Reid-Anderson's comments came as the company …

China Working Quietly To Buy Up Gold

The Fed’s preferred measures of inflation are so low they’re in the Fed’s panic zone. What gives?<p>“There’s an ideal playbook, and it would look something like this,” James Rickards, author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Currency Wars,</i> explained. “You’d have higher inflation than we have today, but …

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New BMW electric car “agile and engaging to drive”

Although it’s still a year from reaching U.S. showrooms, BMW has set a price of $42,275 for the new i3 electric vehicle that will serve as the launch platform for its all-new battery-car brand-within-a-brand, BMW i.<p>The little battery-electric vehicle will primarily target urban commuters who are …

Electric Vehicles

Acura bets on China, but still focused on US

Honda’s long-struggling luxury brand Acura reportedly plans to start building cars in China in 2016, targeting what is soon expected to become the world’s largest market for highline vehicles.<p>But Acura officials insist that even as they look for other opportunities abroad, they are increasing their …

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Senators again try to replace dollar bill with coin

WASHINGTON – Remember the Susan B. Anthony $1 coins of the 1970s? And the 1990s version – the Sacagawea coin? Consumer advocates and five senators think it's time to give the $1 coin another chance.<p>But first — wipe out the dollar bill.<p>Eliminating the dollar bill in favor of the coin would save …

T-Mobile slams AT&T, Verizon's 'deceptive' early upgrade plans

T-Mobile says its Jump program is materially different than early upgrade programs its larger rivals offer and it wants to educate the customer.<p>In the latest wireless war of words, T-Mobile appears to be having the most fun.<p>In an advertisement debuting on Tuesday, T-Mobile takes a juicy quote from …

Volvo sees crash-free car by 2020

A promotional video by Volvo details many of the active safety technologies it has developed and is in the process of developing, all with the goal of eliminating accidents.<p>In the above video, Volvo details some of the technologies it is developing in its quest toward accident-free driving. This …

Student Loan Deal Set To Increase Borrowing Costs, Swell Government Profit

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan Senate accord supported by the White House to overhaul the federal student loan program is forecast to boost government profit and increase borrowing costs in the coming years, leading student groups and some Democrats to denounce the deal.<p>The compromise, reached by eight …

MillerCoors Urges Federal Reserve Crackdown On Wall Street's Aluminum Dealings

The Federal Reserve should toughen oversight of big banks such as Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase due to their negative influence over commodities, including the aluminum in beer cans, brewer MillerCoors will urge on Tuesday.<p>The maker of popular beers Coors Light and Miller High Life will tell the …

Which Wonder Woman Wore It Best?

Style<p>Keep up-to-date on new celebrity styles and style news. Get the hottest fashion trends and beauty tips.<p>Hip-Hop<p>Dan's designs defined the look of …

Best Engagement Rings - Unique, Affordable, Beautiful Styles

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Nate Silver Didn't Fit In At The New York Times, And Some Reporters Will Be Glad To See Him Go

According to New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan, Nate Silver and the rest of the NYT staff weren't the craziest about each other.<p>Silver didn't always quite fit in with the Times' "culture." It's something he was aware of, Sullivan says, and it could have played a small role in his …

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Great tech-spectations: What's next in tech for 2013

A boring summer for tech is about to get a lot more exciting. Here's what to expect.<p>The dog days of summer are here, and with them, a certain ennui seems to have washed over the tech world. But as July becomes August, things will begin to kick into high gear.<p>The big dogs of the tech industry -- …

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Seriously Stylish Wooden Framed Bicycles

With the increased popularity of bicycles for city residents as a means of transportation, many companies have popped up that create bikes out of different materials and with a wide range of customizable features. This is definitely the most stylish wooden framed one we've ever come across. …

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Insanely expensive cars on auction at Pebble Beach

Auction house Gooding & Company will be selling off these rolling pieces of art. Better bring your banker — the prices are in the millions.

Incredible Online Gallery of High-Res Film Scans from Every Apollo Mission

The title sort of gives it away, but did you know that there is an online archive that contains high-resolution film scans from every Apollo mission? …

These Photos Of Detroit's Golden Age Show How Far The City Has Fallen

The city has long been in decline and rapidly losing population, but it hasn't always been that way.<p>The automobile industry had its home base in Detroit and the population spiked from just over 285,000 in 1900 to over 1.5 million by 1930. Downtown was bustling with large industrial buildings, …

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15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber …

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