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Google's Larry Page explains the new Alphabet

Here's the full text of the letter from Google CEO Larry Page announcing his company's restructuring.<p>The following is the text of the letter Google CEO Larry Page wrote explaining his new umbrella company, Alphabet.<p><i>August 10, 2015</i><p><i>G is for Google.</i><p><i>As Sergey and I wrote in the original founders letter</i> …

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Six tips to help you write and publish your first book

For many years I have been fielding questions on how to publish a book. Is it my imagination, though, or have the frequency and the intensity of the pleas for help and access increased? It is now a rare week in which I don't get sent a pitch for a historical ghost-mystery novel or a memoir about a …

Michigan prosecutors drop case against medical marijuana patient and agree to return her stuff

In July 2014 the St. Clair County Drug Task Force raided medical marijuana patient Ginnifer Hency's home and "took everything," including a car, TV …

The Top 5 Mistakes Made by Every New Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Many entrepreneurs are self-taught, so it's no surprise they take a wrong turn from time to time.<p>While you can't predict every error you'll make, there are some errors that happen more often than others. Read on to learn five of the most common mistakes new entrepreneurs make so you can <i>act</i> now, …

Small Business

Texas cops smell weed in black woman's car so they stick hand up her vagina in public

A Houston deputy who pulled over Charnesia Corley, a 21-year-old black woman on her way to the store to pick up medicine for her sick mother, thought …

Your Guide to Marijuana Tourism in America

Despite a lack of promotion from the Colorado Tourism Office, a handful of cannabis-themed tour operators have sprouted up in the Mile High City. For …

How The 1% Lives—A Haunting Photo Series

<i>This story was originally published July 31, 2015.</i><p>"The 1%" gained traction after the crash of 2008 and the Occupy Wall Street movement (rallying …

“Just Say No” to the War on Drugs? D.A.R.E. accidentally publishes pro-legalization op-ed

Sadly, the publication was an error and quickly corrected — three days later<p>For the past three days, there has been an editorial from former deputy sheriff Carlis McDerment on the official website of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) organization advocating for the legalization of …

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

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AT&T gets FCC approval, immediately completes $49-billion takeover of DirecTV

Telephone giant AT&T now is the world's largest pay-TV provider after completing its $49-billion takeover of satellite service DirecTV.<p>The Federal Communications Commission voted Friday to approve the merger. The panel's blessing came one year after AT&T petitioned for government approval — a long …

Net Neutrality

How to Compute With Data You Can’t See

Not long ago, hackers stole about 40 million debit- and credit-card records from Target, another 56 million records from Home Depot, and nearly 5 …

World Health Organization Gets Hash Completely Wrong

The authority on international health work doesn't understand hash—according to their website “The unpollinated female (pot) plants are called …

World Health Organization

6 tech startups that made it big without venture capital

While some great startups in the world were built on massive VC money, a bunch of them scaled the heights with self-funding

Who Says You Can't Time the Stock Market? Why Market Timing Is Easy

At some point every investor, trader, or stock picker has dreamt of buying a stock right before some major news turning him/her into a retired millionaire seemingly overnight.<p>It's fair to think that way, and I've done it myself several times. After all <b>we buy stocks to see our investment go up in</b> …

Gold is getting crushed again

Just after midday Sydney time on Friday, the price of gold had fallen by a further $15.40, or 1.41%, to $1,078.70.<p>It's now trading at the lowest level seen since February 2010.<p>The US dollar index, which often has an inverse relationship to movements in the gold price, is up 0.16% at 97.269.<p>The …

20 successful entrepreneurs share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including a few "Shark Tank" investors and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.<p>Here's what they …

Bowe Bergdahl found during California pot raid, released by officials

Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was released in a prisoner exchange in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees, wound up in the middle of a pot raid earlier this week in northern California.<p>Captian Greg Van Patten with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News Thursday that the …