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Can sports betting be learned like poker?

There once was a time when almost everyone in poker discovered the game via either sports betting and/or casino gambling. The first poker players …

Why there will be lines for the $10,000 gold Apple Watch

Remember the customers carrying bundles of cash who queued up last September to buy as many iPhones as Apple would sell them?<p>It could happen …

Smartwatches

3 High-Growth Stocks You Don't Have to Babysit

Investors turn to high-growth stocks in the hopes of scoring huge gains over the long haul. Along the way, most high-growth stocks suffer volatile share-price movements in both directions. But while ups and downs are part of the game in fast-growing businesses, you want a company you can count on …

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

Wellness

How to Get Free Bitcoins: 5 Simple Ways

Bitcoins are a relatively new digital currency that exists only on the world wide web. The cryptocurrency does not have any value on its own, but it …

ATMs

RadioShack to launch first wave of store-closing sales

By Peg Brickley<p>This weekend will see the start of a final round of sales at 1,700 RadioShack stores, the first wave slated for liquidation as the …

Fort Worth

Apple just defied a bunch of theories about business

<i>Apple’s most recent quarterly numbers broke all sorts of records and, as we shall see, a number of laws.</i><p>Apple just released its numbers for the quarter ending last December, the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year. The figures are astonishing:<p><b>iPhones</b>: Apple sold 74.5 million, +57% over last …

Henry Blodget

Rob Manfred says MLB could support legalized gambling

The sport of the Black Sox scandal and Pete Rose appears ready to revise its ancient policies on gambling.<p>New commissioner Rob Manfred says he would …

Markets

The Betting Corner: Why Do We Bet on Sports?

January 31, 2015 <i>Stuart Garlick</i><p>Why do we bet, and why do we follow games or sports? It's supposed to be for enjoyment, and that's what this week is …

Soccer

Streaking Hawks complete 1st 17-0 month in NBA history

After a far-from-perfect performance, the Atlanta Hawks head into February with the NBA's best record and savoring a bit of NBA history as the first team to go 17-0 within a calendar month.<p>The Hawks stretched their overall winning streak to 19 straight with a gritty 91-85 victory over the …

Seahawks expected to make Russell Wilson NFL's highest-paid player

Contract talks expected to start after the Super Bowl.<p>The Seattle Seahawks aren't taking a break after this year's Super Bowl. Contract talks with quarterback Russell Wilson are expected to begin after the game (probably not immediately after, but soon enough) and they are expected to make Wilson …

NFL