Monika Hall

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AP Explains: What is bitcoin? A look at the digital currency

LONDON (AP) — The price of a single bitcoin has pierced the $10,000 level and some experts say it could rise further. The world's most popular …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin Breaks $9,000 In Another All-Time High

The price of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin has risen more than 12% in the last week, moving past $9,000 early Sunday morning to yet another in a long …

How Essential Oils Became the Cure for Our Age of Anxiety

Aromatic oils have become big business. But are they medicine or marketing?<p>Twenty years ago, Carla Cohen fell mysteriously ill. She couldn’t put her finger on what was wrong; it felt as though some conspiracy between her mind and her body were eroding her capacity to work. Cohen, who was an …

Read this and you may never eat chicken again

Every year I spend some time in a tiny apartment in Paris, seven storeys above the mayor’s offices for the 11th arrondissement. The Place de la Bastille – the spot where the French revolution sparked political change that transformed the world – is a 10-minute walk down a narrow street that threads …

Microbiology

For each scene of his presidency, Trump casts a villain (or two, or three …)

Hillary Clinton is not running for president again in 2020 — she has said so, her aides know it, and there is no political rationale that would argue otherwise. But for President Trump, facts like those simply miss the point.<p>"I was recently asked if Crooked Hillary Clinton is going to run in 2020?" …

Donald Trump

The iPhone 7 is reportedly outselling the iPhone 8

It's likely Apple fans are holding out for the iPhone X instead.<p>iPhone 8? Big deal. More people are buying last year's iPhone 7 than the newly released 8, reports Reuters citing analysis from KeyBanc Capital Markets and carrier surveys conducted in the US and UK.<p>This bucks the usual trend of new …

Mobile Technology

Here are the countries and companies that spend the most on R&D

Given a choice of being the disruptor or the disrupted, many would prefer to choose the former.<p>But it's not as easy as just flipping a switch and subsequently reaping the benefits of a forward-looking vision, new product categories, and forthcoming patents. Instead, an organization has to …

10 Podcasts Every Business Owner Should Listen To | Inc.com

One of the best, fastest, and easiest ways to improve your business is by checking out the right podcast. Avoiding mistakes made by others, getting up-to-date advice, and expanding your knowledge base are all paramount to successful business ownership. However, podcasts have exploded in popularity …

Entrepreneurship

How 2 Entrepreneurs Saw Amazing Success in Just 2 Months

I recently connected with the founders of WUDN, Chad Keller and Phil Laboon, and it was obvious that we all shared that energy for entrepreneurship.<p>You've probably already heard that 90 percent of startups fail. Fortunately for a lot of entrepreneurs I know, that high risk of failure is more …

Forget 'Shark Tank': Why Buying a Small Business Is Better Than Starting One

Reality shows glamorize startups, but for most entrepreneurs, the smarter move is to buy an existing business and grow it into something bigger and better.<p>Reality shows like Shark Tank glamorize startups. But the reality of starting a new business is a different story. For most entrepreneurs, the …

The Week in Review: Global Sea Levels Could ‘More Than Double’

An “unstoppable ice collapse” in the Antarctic could cause sea levels to rise at an extreme rate by the end of the century, according to new research released this week. The study, published in the Journal Nature on Wednesday, suggests major coastal cities including New York, London and Sydney …

Global Warming

A Brief History of Oscar Hosts in Pictures

Award Shows

After reading over 1,000 business books, I learned these are the 3 signs you're going to be successful

Yes, I realize that you are automatically thinking — "Duh! Of course it does," but I'm talking about changes in every part of my life.<p>At the time, I was a police detective with the Ottawa Police Service in Canada. Like any newly expecting dad, I started to take account of where I had gotten in life …

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

It's looking like another wild day for markets.<p>U.S. stock futures, after bouncing around, are positive. Oil fears triggered sharp falls on Wednesday and put Wall Street in correction territory. But Asia closed down and Europe is in the red.<p>Here are the five things you need to know before the …

Stock Markets

A small-business owner who expects to bring in $20 million next year describes how she fights her biggest distractions at work

When you're running a small business, you need to stay focused to succeed.<p>"As a small-business owner, there are so many tasks that need attention, which makes optimizing productivity especially important," says Jennifer Bandier, founder of BANDIER, a luxury athletic-apparel company.<p>BANDIER opened …

How to schedule your day for maximum productivity when you own a small business

Time is a precious commodity, especially when you're a small business owner and it feels like there are always a million things to do.<p>"Most small business owners don't build time into their workdays for things that are not just run, run, run for the business," Laura Vanderkam, time-management …

Small Business

15 Ways to Get a Top Google Ranking for Your Small Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having trouble getting your small business site to rank in the search engines? Not even sure where to start? This post will provide you with 15 simple hacks to ensure your site is properly optimized and starts ranking as soon as possible. …

Inside The California Desert Community Where Societal Rules Do Not Apply

Welcome to Slab City.<p>Slab City is an unregulated squatter settlement in the dusty Sonoran Desert, located about 140 miles east of San Diego. In a former life, it was a Marine training base, but over the past 60 years, it's become a community for hippies, rebels and misfits of all kinds. Living in …

San Diego

Opinion: This famous investor showed that slow and steady really does win

Chapel Hill, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Charles Allmon, one of the most successful investment newsletter editors of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, died …

Two Canadian Cities That Are Yours To Discover

You should have seen the expression on my ten-year-old son's face when we arrived at the St. Lawrence Market.<p>He's our family's resident foodie. And he looked like he'd just landed in heaven.<p>Toronto's market is considered by many to be the best in Ontario, Canada"s heartland province. Inside, …

12 Marshmallow Recipes That Keep Us Wanting S'more

Whether melted down for a thick sauce or built up into a billowy frosting atop a sublime pie, we can't get enough of these 12 marshmallow recipes. And, yes, there will be s'mores.<p><b>Some people say "sweet as pie," but we say sweet as marshmallow.</b> Soft, fluffy, and gooey all at the same time, no …

Dessert

How Salt Lake City’s Quirky Liquor Laws Lead to Unique Cocktail Menus

Why would the owner of a popular restaurant that made the 2012 <i>Bon Appetit</i> Top 50 decide to close it just a year-and-a-half later? In the case of Ryan Lowder and Plum Alley, the answer lies in three familiar words: location, location, location. No, not the actual spot — a prominent corner next to …

Alcohol

Drought takes toll on 'agritourism' farms that once thrived on Halloween crowds

Bob Lombardi, 70, went ahead and planted two acres of baby bear pumpkins in a corner of his shut-down ranch this year, just to say he had farmed for 50 years. He hoed them every day by hand, too, the way he and his wife, Joann, did in the beginning, when they had youth, hope and water.<p>All three are …

Los Angeles