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The CEO of a hot stock-trading startup had to defend his core mission, and it revealed a rift in the financial-tech world

Vlad Tenev's sparring partner was Jon Stein, the CEO of $700 million robo-advisory startup Betterment, who argued that letting everyday people manage their own investments was "crazy."<p>"We think people shouldn't actually be investing on their own," Stein said.<p>His position is self-interested, since …

Investing

Opinion: Don’t buy mutual funds, but do buy the companies that sell them

It’s fine to buy mutual funds to put professional management on your side — as long as you keep an eye on the fees.<p>But now it makes more sense to buy …

The Man Who Wants Everyone to Be a Millionaire

Who wants to be a millionaire? Timothy Sykes teaches everyone how he became a millionaire and how you can too.<p>Who wants to be a millionaire? I’ve had this dream ever since I was 8 years old. I used to write papers and draw pictures of what I'd do with the money. At the age of 24 I had successfully …

Investments heat up online news sector

Money is flowing into digital news ventures at an unprecedented pace, as investors anticipate an accelerating shift away from traditional media, and new ways to generate revenue from news.<p>BuzzFeed made news this past week with a $200 million capital injection from Comcast's NBCUniversal, and with …

Media Industry

Wall Street's Unlikely Rebel: Can Brad Katsuyama's New Exchange Fix The U.S. Stock Market?

Ask Brad Katsuyama if the stock market is rigged and he jumps from his chair, grabs a black marker and sketches on a whiteboard with the intensity of a head coach whipping up a Hail Mary. He draws squares to represent stock exchange servers and scribbles lines to show how high-frequency trading …

Markets

Q&A: Anat Admati on 'What's Wrong With Banking and What to Do About It'

Anat R. Admati, a professor of finance and economics at Stanford's business school, is an unlikely player in Washington's financial reform scene.<p>The 58-year-old Israeli-born economist arrived at Stanford in 1983 with an interest in mainstream financial issues and a firm belief that markets — with …

Finance

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Watch the WWE's beautiful tribute to Rowdy Roddy Piper

WWE celebrated the life of wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper on <i>Monday Night Raw</i>, opening the show with an emotional tribute video to remember one of the best to ever step in the ring. The entire roster came out for a ten-bell salute to Piper, who died last week at the age of 61.

'Smart money' investors are dumping huge parts of their portfolios

OK, even the smartest among them got caught with their pants down last year when the oil price crashed. And those that invested in natural gas drillers have been regretting this move for years, after the natural gas price crashed in 2009 without ever really recovering since. Fracking, which boomed …

Venture Capital

The best PCs for Windows 10

These recent laptops, hybrids and desktops are ready for a day one upgrade to Windows 10, and should work without a hitch.<p>Nearly every laptop, tablet, hybrid or desktop currently running Windows 8 or even Windows 7 will be eligible for a free upgrade to the new Windows 10 operating system sometime …

Consumer Tech

Pink Floyd nearly released a hip-hop album in 1987

Progressive psych-rock pioneers Pink Floyd nearly pulled an Aerosmith and went hip-hop in 1987.<p>The fascinating tidbit comes from a 2013 article in <i>the</i> …

Pink Floyd

Opinion: These hot ETFs are money-makers — for Wall Street

Fresh new questions are being asked about whether Wall Street’s latest hot investment idea, so-called factor or smart beta funds, are all they’re …

Hackers threaten 37 million AshleyMadison 'cheaters' with exposure

Cheating website AshleyMadison.com has been hacked, with those claiming responsibility threatening to publish "secret sexual fantasies" and account …

The surprising exercise that can improve men's sex lives

Do you need to exercise down there?<p>If you aren't doing so already, there are serious benefits to Kegel exercises, tiny contractions of your pelvic floor's pubococcygeus (PC) muscles. The exercises— which women often practice to help recover from childbirth and increase sexual pleasure— are becoming …

Health

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Europe

Why Loma Linda residents live longer than the rest of us: They treat the body like a temple

It's not a bathing-suit body that Daniel and Vicki Fontoura and their neighbors are after as they go about their days in perhaps the healthiest community in the United States. It's something so much more essential, a part of their very being.<p>The Fontouras, their three children and Daniel's parents …

Alternative Medicine

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Why You Need More Than One Source of Income

<i>This post is by our regular Wednesday contributor, Erin.</i>Let me ask you one simple question.If you got laid off, or your company went under, or you …

Retirement

Stock Trading for Dummies

news Tuesday, June 30, 2015<p>As you probably know, there are plenty of ways to make money in this day and age. Even though the economy is not what it …

Can You Really Start a Business in 27 Days?

It’s time for another 30-day business advice book.<p>Bill Curtis and Bryan Pace promise to help any willing entrepreneur go from a business newbie to a …

Cognac

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Alcohol

The Next Billion-Dollar Startups

Massively successful startups have historically been rare. Emerging to the wonder of the business world, companies like Yahoo, Google, Amazon and Facebook seemed such aberrations they became known as unicorns.<p>But today’s business playing field sports a herd of them—over 80, in fact. Companies such …

Venture Capital
Investing
Stock Markets

How This Franchisee Runs More Than 275 Restaurants

Reporter<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Franchise Players is Entrepreneur’s Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email</i> <i>ktaylor@entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Aslam Khan has come a long way since his days …

Small Business

The 10 U.S. tech companies with the most cash stashed overseas

Among the S&P 500, roughly $589 billion, or 63% of their total cash, was tied in foreign countries, it said.<p>It makes sense for companies to leave their cash abroad because they would otherwise get taxed again on the money they bring into the US.<p>One thing that sticks out is that tech companies make …

Markets
Economics