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Here's the Major Crisis the Airlines Are Facing Now

It’s been seven years since Adam Niewood’s father, a professional musician, was killed in an airplane crash. But Niewood is still wracked with guilt. …

Real Talk About How Much It Actually Costs To Travel The World

Everyone these days seem to be telling you to travel. Quit the grind. Meet people. Enrich your life. See the world. But no one ever likes to talk about money. They expect you to figure that bit out on your own.<p>Travel isn’t free and it’s not always easy, either. Sometimes it’s expensive and hard at …

17 gorgeous photos of India's Holi festival, the most colorful party in the world

In India, many people celebrate by throwing a public bonfire, exchanging foods, and throwing colored powder all over each other. Known as Holi, the festival is celebrated all throughout India and is the first major Hindu festival of the year. It officially falls on the day after the full moon, …

Why Do We Keep Buying Vehicles at Dealerships? – Feature

From the October 2015 issue<p>Two 20-somethings walked into a car dealership . . .<p>No, that really happened—this isn’t a setup for a joke. More than a quarter of the 16 million new-car purchases in the United States last year were made by that tech-savvy, marketing-averse group known as millennials, …

The Latest: Peruvian woman killed in Brussels airport attack

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the explosions Tuesday at Brussels airport and a subway station (all times local):<p>3 a.m.<p>Peru's Foreign Ministry says a …

Facebook is trying to explain how its new 'ethnic affinity' ads aren't really racial profiling

Universal Studios was able to show completely different trailers for Straight Outta Compton, the biopic of rap group NWA, to different racial groups on Facebook, thanks to a little-known feature on the social network called "racial affinity targeting".<p>The feature, which has been available to …

Egypt's military is hijacking its economy

Security concerns in the Middle East have long captured the international community's attention. This preoccupation downplays what many in the region perceive to be more immediate concerns: employment and economic opportunity. The tendency to analyze the Middle East through a security framework …

Middle East

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Adobe has figured out a clever way to track people as they switch between devices.</b> Adobe announced is launching a "cross-device co-op," positioned as an alternative to Google and Facebook's measurement offerings.<p><b>2. Moat, the New York-based digital measurement firm that helps companies like</b> …

Gold futures log gains in wake of Brussels terror attack

Gold futures settled higher on Tuesday, as investors bought assets perceived as safe in the wake of terror attacks in Brussels that left more than …

Stock Markets

Germany to stick to balanced budget up to 2020: government document

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany plans to boost spending by more than 30 billion euros ($33.65 billion) up until 2020 without straying from its balanced budget, according to a draft Finance Ministry document seen by Reuters on Tuesday.<p>German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble speaks at a conference on …

European Union

2 huge market-data giants announced a deal this week — here's what could go wrong

But while the deal has some definite pros — including lower tax costs — not all analysts are convinced it's a foolproof plan.<p>"We understand the medium-term benefits, [but it's] harder to see the long-term benefits," Deutsche Bank's Paul Ginocchio wrote in a note on Monday.<p>His main concern is that …

Oil & Gas Industry

Iranians exasperated as U.S. sanctions frustrate deal making

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - More than two months after international nuclear sanctions on Iran were supposed to have ended, frustration is deepening that few trade deals are going through as foreign banks shy away from processing transactions with the country.<p>A money changer poses for the camera with …

South Asia

Tech unicorns have hundreds of job openings

Despite fears about a slowdown in Silicon Valley, tech's unicorns are still hiring.<p>In the past 30 days, Uber has posted 158 jobs in the Bay Area (and that doesn't include drivers). Dropbox has posted 113 jobs. Even Zenefits, which laid off 250 employees in February after its CEO and founder Parker …

This moving tribute explains why former Intel CEO Andy Grove was revered by so many

The technology world has lost an icon. Andy Grove, the former chairman and chief executive of Intel, died Monday, eliciting an outpouring of remembrances, memories and eulogies from leaders in Silicon Valley and far beyond.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted that Grove "epitomized America at his best." …

Music streaming is getting bigger and bigger, but artist revenue isn't keeping up

The Recording Industry Association of America has released its annual report on the state of the music industry — and, well, things could be …

Amazon Sues Star Exec Who Is Defecting to Target

Amazon.com (amzn) is not amused.<p>Last month, Target (tgt) said it was hiring a star supply chain and logistics executive away from the online retailer …

Stocks end mixed; travel companies' shares sink after Brussels attacks

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Tuesday, pulled down by airlines, cruise companies and travel booking sites, whose shares sank after the deadly attacks in Belgium.<p>News of the attacks pulled the broader market lower for much of the morning. An early afternoon rally erased some of the losses, …

Stock Markets

Oil Prices Swept Lower After Brussels Blasts Spook Investors

Oil prices fell on Tuesday, swept lower by investor nervousness after deadly blasts in Brussels prompted a flight towards so-called safe-haven assets such as gold.<p>As many as 13 people were killed on Tuesday in explosions in Brussels and another 35 were severely injured, Belgian broadcaster VRT …

Remarkable, Rare Photographic Moments With Amazing Ocean Animals

Changing Planet<p>For more than 20 years now, we have spent well in excess of 3,000 days at sea, most of them in the company of great whites and other shark species. During all this time we also had the great fortune to have experienced many spectacular encounters with various forms of marine …

Apple Unveils New Products: Pictures

Robotics

Here's Everything Apple Announced Monday

Apple’s devices are shrinking.<p>That’s the main takeaway from the company’s March 21 event at its Cupertino, Calif. headquarters, where it showed off a …

Franz Beckenbauer one of 6 men under FIFA investigation for allegedly buying World Cup votes

It's at least 10 years too late, but FIFA's finally looking into Germany's World Cup bid.<p><i>Want Backheel Breakfast in your inbox? Sign up for the email version here.</i><p>FIFA's ethics committee, having finished with Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, is moving on to other targets. The legendary Franz …

Apple confirms it considered buying Imagination Technologies, no plans to buy now

Earlier today a report was published by Ars Technica claiming that Apple was in advanced discussions to acquire UK chip technology company Imagination Technologies. Today, Imagination issued a statement from Apple, which is both a customer and a shareholder in Imagination, confirming that there …

Profit

Google Plans to Boost Its Cloud Game

Google, which is trying to boost its cloud computing capacity versus rivals Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, plans to add 12 new cloud-focused data …

Andy Grove, Intel co-founder and chip visionary, has died

Andy Grove, the Hungarian emigre who -- along with Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore -- founded Intel and created the microprocessor industry, died Monday at 79. The cause of death was not released.<p>Grove's name was practically synonymous with Silicon Valley of the 1980s and '90s. In 1997, he was named …

Terrorist attacks in Brussels: What you need to know if you're planning to fly to Europe

Travelers who have plans to fly to Belgium and other European countries after three deadly terrorist bombings Tuesday may be able to change or cancel flights without penalty.<p>More than 34 people died, and more than 80 were injured after two bombs went off at Brussels Airport and a third bomb …

Flying

Brussels Terror: Belgian Police Find Bomb-Making Factory, ISIS Flag

Investigators carrying out raids after Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Brussels believe they've found a bomb-making factory complete with chemicals used in explosives, nails and bolts.<p>Authorities are still hunting for one of three suspects caught on surveillance video as they pushed luggage carts …

Here's how a Fed rate hike could impact your finances in 2016

Lowering interest rates is one of the Federal Reserve's primary tools to stoke economic activity. Lower rates encourage business activity and consumer spending. They also make houses more affordable, as we saw in the wake of the financial crisis.<p>For businesses, lower rates make borrowing cheaper. …

Interest Rates

The 50 best films of 2015 in the UK – No 8: Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice is a legal term, used in marine insurance, which acknowledges that everything contains its own seed of disaster and that what can go wrong probably will. Eggs break, glass shatters and 1960s hippie dreams eventually run aground on the rocks of Altamont and the Manson trial. The …