Philip Sentoso

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US stocks jump as Apple pulls tech companies up again

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks changed course again Thursday and climbed as Apple led a big gain for technology companies and energy companies recovered …

August Retail Sales Drop, and So Do Hopes for Third-Quarter Rebound

This morning brought the last spate of data to come ahead of next week’s Fed meeting, and while no single one of them (or even all of them together) is likely to significantly change the thinking inside the Eccles Building, collectively they provide a pretty good snapshot of the state of the state, …

Palo Alto mayor pushes for ban on large tech companies taking over downtown

Patrick Burt want to use local zoning laws to restrict major technology companies from occupying space in the city, which is home to Palantir and Amazon<p>The mayor of Palo Alto is pushing for a ban on large technology companies downtown, making him the latest local politician to go after the powerful …

Silicon Valley

Fed could use reserves payments to stimulate U.S. economy: paper

The proposal was one of several discussed at an international gathering of central bankers who are looking for ways to stimulate economies even after they have cut interest rates to near zero and flooded banks with money.<p>In his paper, economist Ricardo Reis put forward a new way for the Fed to pay …

Federal Reserve

Even the hottest region for housing in America can't escape the new crisis

There's a new housing crisis across the US.<p>In short, buyers outnumber the available homes for sale, especially in lower-priced units, and affordability is becoming a big problem.<p>But the housing market in the South has done better than everywhere else for the last six years.<p>Housing data released …

10 secrets of Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew

It’s no secret that Starbucks® Nitro Cold Brew has become one of our most popular drinks overnight. But some of the reasons for its success might …

Coffee

The Amazing Contraption That Made This Impossible Burger Drop Shot Possible

The burger drop shot, where the ingredients of the world’s most perfect food appear to fall from the sky and perfectly stack themselves upon landing, …

'We're just rentals': Uber drivers ask where they fit in a self-driving future

With Uber set to deploy autonomous cars in Pittsburgh, some drivers for the company wonder if they’ve been expendable all along<p>“Wo-o-o-o-w,” Cynthia Ingram said. “We all knew it was coming. I just didn’t expect it this soon.”<p>Ingram, a 60-year-old Uber driver in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, had just …

Autonomous Cars

Go-to visa for Indian and Chinese temporarily frozen

A popular visa that offers a path to U.S. citizenship is temporarily closed to Chinese and Indian nationals.<p>The pause in the visa program, which took effect August 1, is yet another crack in the outdated immigration system and evidence that there's need for more transparency, according to …

Immigration

Zika virus could have Alzheimer's-like effect in adults

Zika can “wreak havoc” on the brains of adults and cause major, lasting damage, according to a new study. The research could overthrow the assumption …

Americans are starting to get worried about the 'new housing crisis'

The gap between the demand for new homes and the supply coming onto the market, which we've dubbed "the new housing crisis," has caused prices to soar and priced out many first-time homebuyers.<p>In fact, San Jose became the first city in the US to have a median house price of $1 million for a …

Warren Buffett brilliantly explains how bubbles are formed

Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's CEO, has said cryptocurrencies "definitely will come to a bad ending."<p>He was speaking in January on what's probably the highest profile financial-bubble suspect right now.<p>When he publishes his annual letter to shareholders on Saturday, readers will be checking …

Russia's economy has been in recession for 18 months

Russia has just marked 18 months of a deep and painful recession.<p>The country's economy was 0.6% smaller in the second quarter of 2016 than the same period last year, according to official data published on Thursday.<p>But there is a glimmer of hope for Russians who have seen their living standards …

President Obama Is Not the 'Founder of ISIS.' Here’s Who Really Started It

Donald Trump accused President Obama of being the “founder of ISIS” Wednesday, the latest incendiary comment from a candidate in the middle of a …

National Security

There's a mysterious object doing a crazy loop around our solar system, but scientists have no idea what it is

Astronomers have nicknamed it "Niku," which means "rebellious" in Chinese, because of the object's reckless behavior.<p>An international team of scientists discovered the object using the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) in Maui, Hawaii. The study announcing their …

More US Teens May Be Facing Depression: Here's Why

Across the U.S., there's been an uptick in the percentage of teens who are having episodes of depression, a new report finds.<p>From 2013 to 2014, about …

Depression

Mystery mummified monster discovered in Siberia diamond pit

A bizarre mummified creature has been discovered at the heart of a diamond mine in the Sakha Republic, in northern Siberia. This ancient "monster" …

Netflix launches Fast.com app for iOS and Android

The internet connection speed measuring website created by Netflix has just been launched as an app.<p>Back in May, Netflix debuted Fast.com to help …

Blacks will take hundreds of years to catch up to white wealth

The wealth gap between blacks and whites in America will take hundreds of years to close -- if ever.<p>If current trends persist, it will take 228 years for black families to accumulate the same amount of wealth as whites, according to a report released this week from the Corporation for Economic …

Income Inequality

Pity Aleppo as Putin drops his bombs to salvage Russia’s pride | Natalie Nougayrède

The president has never forgotten the Afghan debacle of the 1980s and demands redemption in Syria<p>A few days after Russia launched its military intervention in Syria in September 2015, Barack Obama said it would “get stuck in a quagmire and it won’t work”. Ten months on, that has yet to come to …

NASA has some wild ideas for the future of flying

NASA recently announced that it will start studying a bunch of cutting-edge aviation ideas — four of which could make commercial air travel much …

Unsafe levels of toxic chemicals found in drinking water of 33 states

Levels of a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked with cancer and other health problems — polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances …

Want to Live Up to 2 Years Longer? Science Says Do This Simple Thing Regularly

Choosing the right kind of beach read could be beneficial to your health.<p>Most of us want to live long, healthy lives, full of purpose and vitality. While there is no fountain of youth, there are certain practices everyone knows help extend your time on earth: wearing your seatbelt, eating fruits …

Bill Gates

Science says you should choose hot drinks to cool down in warm weather

As a child suffering through the rare warm days in Britain, my grandmother used to tell me, “Have a cup of black tea—it will help cool you down.” As a seven-year-old, this seemed like a crazy idea, especially when all I wanted was a cold lemonade and another ice cream. But it appears that this old …

Stephen Hawking

Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Companies should have values, like people do'

During the company's annual shareholders meeting in 2014, a representative for a conservative think tank wanted Cook to commit to making moves that were profitable only for the company.<p>Cook's rebuke was swift.<p>"When we work on making our devices accessible by the blind, I don't consider the bloody" …

Olympic athletes are using cupping to heal their muscles, but should you?

Whether you’re a world-class athlete competing in the Rio Olympics, or a desk-ridden journalist with terrible posture, back and neck pain can be real …

3 danger signs pointing to a looming recession

The biggest risk I see is an economy that is barely expanding beyond stall speed and threatening to fall into a recession.<p>The Census Bureau recently reported that the US economy grew at a 1.2% annualized pace in Q2. Plus, they adjusted the Q1 GDP growth rate from 1.1% down to just 0.8%.<p>That means …

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways To Reverse This Effect)

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University finally have the answer. They found that stress reduces the volume …