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RBC: Why Netflix stock could double in the next 3 years

"Amongst the FANG names, this is the one that's most underperformed," he told CNBC on Thursday, referring to Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google.<p>Why is Mahaney so bullish on Netflix?<p>The increase in stock price would roughly correlate to subscriber growth, Mahaney said. "We think it's going to …

Xencor signs cancer-drug deal with Novartis; its stock surges 32%

Shares of Los Angeles-area biotech firm Xencor Inc. soared Tuesday by 32% after the company announced a deal with Swiss drug giant Novartis.<p>Under the agreement, Novartis will pay Xencor $150 million now and potentially much more in the future as the companies work to develop and commercialize two …

Biotechnology

US stocks rebound as anxiety over British vote eases

U.S. stock indexes mounted a broad comeback Tuesday as investors set aside their anxiety over Britain's vote to leave the European Union and snapped …

Stock Markets

A new era in global trade begins, as $5.4-billion Panama Canal expansion opens

A Chinese freighter laden with nearly 9,500 metal cargo containers transited the expanded Panama Canal on Sunday, inaugurating the interoceanic waterway and opening a new era in global trade.<p>As midmorning clouds dissipated over the 50-mile-long canal, the vessel Cosco Shipping Panama began moving …

Shipping

Warren Buffett's Monopoly Days May Be Coming to an End

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Warren Buffett has spent billions building out his utility business on the thesis that it'll spit out cash for decades to come. But utilities may not be as safe as they were when he started buying them, and they could require some major strategic shifts.<p>Jonathan Weisgal, …

Investing

Scientist Creates Possible Cure to All Viruses, Needs It to Go Viral

When MIT-trained engineer Todd Rider revealed his revolutionary idea for killing virtually any virus, everyone from fellow scientists to The White …

Immunotherapy

How Global Warming Will Someday End Life On Earth

<i>Ethan is on vacation. Please enjoy a version of this article that was first published on July 19, 2015.</i><p>We like to think of our planet as perfect for life, having met all the conditions we know of for life to exist, flourish and thrive for billions of years. After all, here on Earth, with our …

Universe

BitTorrent launches Live multichannel video app for Apple TV, coming to Android, iOS, and OS X in June

BitTorrent today launched BitTorrent Live, a multichannel video streaming app for Apple TV. Think of it as the company’s take on live TV, with initial coverage spanning five areas: news, sports, music, tech, and youth culture. The Apple TV version will arrive this week, and Android, iOS, and OS X …

Smart TV

The deepest 3-D map of the universe ever made confirms Einstein was a genius

This theory, among other things, stated that the speed of light in a vacuum is the same for all observers, regardless of the source.<p>In 1915, he followed this up with the publication of his theory of General Relativity, which asserted that gravity has a warping effect on space-time.<p>For over a …

Goldman Raises Short-Term Oil Price Outlook Citing Market Rebalance

Goldman Sachs, one of the most bearish forecasters on oil for about a year, on Monday raised its short-term price outlook for U.S. crude projecting steeper near-term cuts in global output.<p>"Pulling forward" its forecast, the bank now sees West Texas Intermediate (WTI) prices averaging $45 per barrel …

Oil

How to Stop Being Lazy: 7 Tips

Don't focus on motivation (or your lack thereof). Instead, use these simple behavior modifications.<p>When you're sitting around feeling bad for something you've failed to do, it's easy to think of laziness as a character trait, an inherent weakness that you need to struggle with and feel bad …

Latin America: China's power play right under the U.S.

China is making its biggest bet ever on Latin America, just as the United States is turning its back.<p>China poured billions of dollars into Latin America in 2015.<p>Chinese banks sent nearly $30 billion in loans to Latin American governments last year, more than double the amount from 2014. It's also …

China

Here’s the Problem With Trendy E-Commerce Businesses

<i>💥A Boom with a View💥 is a column about startups and the technology industry, written by Erin Griffith. Some columns are commentary; others are a</i> …

What's behind the falling price of oil? | Politics

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Oil & Gas Industry

J.P Morgan Boss Jamie Dimon: U.S. Economy ‘Obviously’ Will Get Worse

J.P. Morgan’s Jamie Dimon said the U.S. economy is likely to worsen after growing for the past five years.

U.S. Economy

How your early childhood shapes your brain

<i>This post first appeared on The World Bank’s Voices Blog.​</i><p>Did you know that investments in early childhood are crucial for achieving the brain’s full …

A homeless guy became a tech worker at Zenefits for 45 days

He attended the University of San Francisco, and barely survived on odd-jobs, he wrote in an essay for The Bold Italic.<p>"When I arrived in San Francisco, it seemed that the majority of twentysomethings I met were in the same boat," he wrote. "However, today it seems that starving young artists and …

San Francisco

CBS Suddenly Wants to Put a Stop to Axanar, the Crowdfunded Star Trek War Movie

<i>Axanar</i> has attracted a lot of attention since its hugely successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns raised over a million dollars to make a movie …

The 20 most influential books in history

What’s the most influential book you’ve ever read? For most of us, that’s a tough call to make. But that was the question put to the public ahead of …

Paris Massacres: Terror, Grief and Political Analysis

Frank Bruni published an excellent article in the <i>New York Times</i> only a few hours after the terror attacks in Paris in which he denounced "The Exploitation of Paris". His targets were mostly the pro-gun lobby and the reactionaries such as Ann Coulter or Newt Gingrich who tried to hijack the emotions …

Asian shares seesaw as China rate cut fails to spark rally

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after China's decision to cut its key interest rate failed to spark a sustained rally on Wall Street, …

Stock Markets

Asia stocks mostly down as China data weighs on confidence

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks mostly fell Tuesday as weak Chinese manufacturing weighed on sentiment and investors looked ahead to a U.S. jobs report …

Stock Markets

The best thing about the new $329 OnePlus 2 is its hubris

OnePlus, a rising smartphone star in China, released a new, top-of-the-line product this morning. It’s a smartphone called the OnePlus 2—an …

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

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Books

Why We Finally Have the First True 'Smartphones'

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

Ones to watch: Predicting the Fortune 500 of 2025

The <i>Fortune</i> 500, our annual ranking of the largest U.S. companies, has been in a constant state of flux since the first one was published in 1955. …