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Meet The CEO Leveraging Education To Build A Global D2C Retail Empire

When it comes to building a strong connection between consumers and brands in today’s digital age, trust and authenticity are paramount.<p>Traditionally, industries like retail, fashion, and jewelry have stood as markets that attract skepticism from consumers slow to trust the online shopping …

Recent studies suggest traits often seen as negatives could actually signify high brain power. Truth or merely self-affirmation?<p>I’m very intelligent. I’m also extremely creative and have a vocabulary that could be described as voluminous, venerable or very large. But don’t just take my word for it: …

Language

They are finally going to be held to account for what they do with vast amounts of our money<p>Universities have a reputation for being hotbeds of innovation, but they’ve never been very good at innovating in providing undergraduate education. There’s a dinosaur-like tendency to do things the way …

Higher Education

This California couple uses more water than all of the homes in Los Angeles

<i>This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Rafaela Tijerina first met <i>la</i> …

All of the Creepy Things Facebook Knows About You

Facebook knows more about your personal life than you probably realize. As part of the company’s increasingly aggressive advertising operation, …

Social Media

UK researchers have created a self-sustaining nano-membrane toilet that could provide a safe alternative to open defecation and public lavatories<p>Human excrement is rife with pathogens, “odorant volatiles” (the chemicals that make it smell) and parasites, but it has something going for it: it’s …

Sustainable Development Goals

The Fed Has Hurt Business Investment

QE is partly to blame for record share buybacks and meager capital spending.<p>By<p>Michael Spence And<p>Kevin Warsh<p>Kevin Warsh<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>On his recent book tour, former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke stated that low long-term interest rates are not the Fed’s doing. Low rates …

Economics

Amazon's Secret Weapon Is Making Money Like Crazy

Outside of its core retailing business, Amazon has had its share of stumbles. Its tablet has disappointed, its original programming (excepting</i> …

EXCLUSIVE: Democratic National Committeewoman says her party is 'clearing a path' for Hillary because 'the women in charge' want it that way

• <b>Female member of the Democratic Party's controlling body spoke to Daily Mail Online in Las Vegas following Tuesday's primary debate</b>• <b><br>She rattled off a</b> …

Can Russia’s economy really get any worse? Maybe

Record-low oil prices, international sanctions and an expensive interventionist foreign policy — can things get any worse for the Russian economy? …

Russia

Illinois lottery imposes new budget-driven payment delays on prizes

The cash-starved Illinois lottery lowered the boom even harder on its players on Wednesday, saying anyone with a winning ticket worth $600 or more …

Stock Markets, Business News, Financials, Earnings - CNBC

5 Hours Ago<p>In the year since its acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon has had its share of challenges with executives and suppliers.<p>9 Hours Ago<p>Surging …

Sarah Sanders

Bad news for some Medicare beneficiaries

The year 2016 will send shockwaves to some Medicare beneficiaries — roughly 7 million Americans. They're going to be paying a lot more for their …

Fed's Dudley: The economy may be slowing

A closely followed Fed official said Thursday he would favor a rate hike this year if the economy performs in line with forecasts for growth, …

Repossessions spike 66% as foreclosure crisis lingers

New foreclosures may be back to nearly normal, but the mess from the epic housing disaster in the last decade is far from gone. Bank repossessions, …

Why Isn't Anyone Talking About the Most Frightening Part of Amazon Handmade?

Last week, retail behemoth Amazon.com launched Amazon Handmade, a new online products store touting wares from invite-only artisans and makers.<p>Since the announcement, the only thing anyone seems to care about is how much competition it will bring to Etsy, the reigning king of crafts sites.<p>In the …

Facebook developing tech that can recognize you in photos — even if your face isn't showing

Facebook is working on facial-recognition technology that can identify someone even if their face isn't in the photo.<p>The tech recognizes people in …

Artificial Intelligence

Benghazi GOP hunkers down after barrage of Dem criticism

Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee remain under attack by Hillary Clinton and her allies over allegations that their investigation is a partisan witch hunt.<p>But rather than wage a counteroffensive now, the GOP has hunkered down and focused on preparing for next week’s much-anticipated …

How genetics startup 23andMe went from being practically crushed by the FDA to a $1.1-billion powerhouse

The company announced Wednesday that it had just completed a $115 million round of funding, led by the Fidelity Management & Research Company.<p>Forbes reports that this round values 23andMe at $1.1 billion, making it the highest-valued personal genetic testing startup in the world.<p>The Mountain View, …

Busted ! CNN Uses Jeb Bush Staffer Planted In Audience To Frame Donald Trump Narrative/Hit Job….

During an appearance at a Jon Huntsman / The Hill “No Labels” event, a female audience member named <b>Lauren Batchelder</b> played the role of a female …

Anderson Cooper grills Hillary Clinton: 'Will you say anything to get elected?'

After candidates' introductions, Cooper turned to Clinton and confronted her over perceived shifts in positions on immigration, same-sex marriage, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.<p>"Plenty of politicians evolve on issues, but even some Democrats believe you change your positions …

Badger Guns Verdict Shows That, Like Gay Marriage, Guns Will Be a Losing Issue for GOP

Remember the NRA's favorite slogan? The one that goes, "Gun don't kill people, people kill people?" Well a jury in Milwaukee decided that it was the gun, in this case a gun sold to one jerk who actually bought it for another jerk who then pulled it out and shot two Milwaukee cops back in 2009. …

For in-demand workers, it's not just about the money

While the economic recovery continues to lurch in fits and starts, companies are stepping up efforts to attract and retain workers with in-demand …

Rushdie warns of new dangers to free speech in West

1 / 3<p>Author Rushdie signs autographs following opening news conference of the Frankfurt book fair<p>Author Salman Rushdie (C) signs autographs following …

Confederate flag supporters indicted under Georgia terrorism law

A Georgia grand jury formally charged 15 members of a group supporting the Confederate flag on terror charges following a July confrontation with a black family who was celebrating a child’s birthday, according to an indictment released Monday.<p>Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner said …

The world will come crashing down (again): Inside the global debt crisis that America is about to import

Trillions of dollars of investment in emerging markets has been fueled by cheap credit — and the bill’s coming due<p>Even as tens of millions of Americans continue to still struggle to recover from the Great Recession, there are signs that the roller coaster global economy is about to take us on …

An emerging trend in retail should scare everyone from Michael Kors to Macy's

Retail startup Everlane, which claims to offer better prices on clothing, encourages consumers not to shell out at department and specialty mall stores.<p>"Know your factories. Know your costs. Always ask why," the company's "about" page reads.<p>The e-commerce startup breaks down production costs …

9 Issues Democrats Just Debated That Have Been Almost Completely Ignored By Republicans

Should it really have taken this long for someone to say "black lives matter"?<p>With just five candidates at Tuesday's Democratic primary debate, the stage almost looked empty compared with the Republican debates. The most recent round of GOP contests featured a total of 15 candidates sparring in two …