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Corn Farmers Have Reason to Celebrate

This August, Bloomberg reported that U.S. corn production will be higher than expected, and is set to reach a record level thanks to improved yields. At the time, corn farmers must have been concerned about the potential oversupply, but they’ve just got some great news.<p>Earlier this week, the EPA …

The Stunning Development That Led America to Uncover More Oil Than Anyone Else

Image source: Getty Images.<p>According to a new report by energy consultancy Rystad Energy, the U.S. is sitting on more recoverable oil than any other nation in the world. Rystad estimates that the U.S. could recover 264 billion barrels of oil, which, for perspective, is enough to getAmerica off …

Scientists Discover Brain Circuits Attached to Mood, and How to Hack Them

Imagine being happy all the time. A devastating divorce, no problem? The boss dumping work on you, without compensation? No big deal. Your kid throat …

Kuwait posts $18B deficit as lower oil prices slash revenue

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait's finance minister says the oil-exporting country has posted a budget deficit of $18.2 billion for the most recent fiscal …

This chatbot is responsible for 160k dismissed parking tickets

Dubbed “the world’s first robot lawyer” by its 19-year-old creator, Joshua Browder, DoNotPay has now successfully contested over 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York.<p>The program attempts to glean information from a simple survey to determine whether an appeal is possible by asking …

Team Clinton Spent $26M on Battleground Ads in June. Trump Spent $0.

Hillary Clinton and her allies continue to dominate the presidential battleground-state airwaves, outspending Donald Trump and pro-Trump groups this month, $26 million to $0, according to ad-spending data from SMG Delta.<p>For the week, it’s $7.5 million to $0 in the eight battlegrounds of Colorado, …

AP FACT CHECK: Warren fudges some facts at Clinton stop

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and liberal stalwart Elizabeth Warren campaigned together Monday in Ohio, symbolizing the coming together of the …

E-book lover? Check your Amazon account — you might have money from a class-action suit

Ticketmasterisn't the only site giving out freebies this week.<p>Thanks to a class-action lawsuit,<p>Appleis paying for Amazon account credit for people who bought certain e-books between April 2010 and May 2012.<p>You can check here to see if you've got any settlement money in your account. Amazon emailed …

Nancy Pelosi Says Government, Not Apple, Made iPhone - Really? - Small Business Trends

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has come under heavy fire after arguing the iPhone was “invented” by the federal government rather than Apple …

Small Business

Scientists moot 'green fracking' technique

Adding CO2 instead of water to the cocktail used in fracking, could boost oil and gas extraction and help fight global warming at the same time, …

AEP: Saudi financial crisis 'could leave oil at $25' as contractors face being paid in IOUs

Saudi Arabia faces a vicious liquidity squeeze as capital continues to leak out the country, with a sharp contraction of the money supply and mounting stress in the banking system.<p>Three-month interbank offered rates in Riyadh have suddenly begun to spiral upwards, reaching the highest since the …

Oil

OIL CEO: The oil industry is facing 'a full-scale' crisis

Prices have plummeted because of a global oversupply, and many companies are facing mountains of debt, loads of expenses, and cratering profits.<p>If you're looking for some good news on the industry, you should look elsewhere. Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard laid out a disastrous forecast for the …

This golf tracking system turns your phone into a virtual caddie

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Arccos On some level, all golf tech is superfluous. Golf is a game with no shortcut to competency — you either practice and get the …

Space Archaeologists May Have Found a New Viking Settlement in North America

There’s only one confirmed Viking settlement in North America, far north on the Canadian coast. But if a new team of space archaeologists and their …

Archaeology

Saudi Arabia Sets A $20-$40 Price Range For Crude Oil, For Now

Saudi Arabia has found itself between a rock and a hard place lately. When it comes to the direction of the price of crude oil, that is.<p>The Kingdom is caught in a situation where big swings in the price of crude oil in either direction are damaging to its economic and political future.<p>That’s why …

Oil

There might be an oil shock in 2016

Bloomberg flagged new data from the Norwegian consultancy firm Rystad Energy, which predicts that legacy production will tip the supply balance into the negative in 2016 for the first time in years.<p>The production from an average conventional oil field typically ramps up in the early years, plateaus …

China is buying up American companies fast, and it's freaking people out

Chinese companies have been buying up foreign businesses, including American ones, at a record rate, and it's freaking lawmakers out.<p>There is General Electric's sale of its appliance business to Qingdao-based Haier, Zoomlion's bid for the heavy-lifting-equipment maker Terex Corp., and ChemChina's …

One of the most reliable recession indicators may no longer be reliable

After crunching through all the data, some have argued that there two indicators that stand above the rest: the yield curve and a broad index of equity prices.<p>And out of those two, the former has historically been more reliable than the latter.<p>Or as many analysts have noted: "There has never been a …

8 red flags that make you more likely to get audited by the IRS

Fortunately, your chances of being audited by the Internal Revenue Service are pretty slim. Less than 1 percent of taxpayers were audited in 2014. The number of audits is expected to decline even further this year after budget cuts prevented the agency from replacing retiring auditors. Funding for …

15 Teddy Roosevelt quotes on courage, leadership, and success

Born to a wealthy Manhattan family in 1858, Roosevelt grew up both sickly and pampered, but decided that he would not only overcome his debilitating asthma and become a cowboy but serve the American people through politics rather than relax with his father's money. This resilience and drive would …

4 Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Donald Trump

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“If I don’t win, I’ll consider this a total and complete waste of time”</i> -- Donald Trump<p>Love him or hate him, the Republican candidate and New Hampshire GOP victor Donald Trump can sometimes say something extremely powerful.<p>The above quote …

I took the 'Elon Musk Challenge' and spent only $2 a day on food for a month — and it was easier than I expected

When Elon Musk was 17, he lived off a dollar a day for a month to see if he had what it takes to be an entrepreneur.<p>He explained the experiment to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson in an episode of Tyson's StarTalk Radio podcast:<p>In America it's pretty easy to keep yourself alive. So my threshold …

Should You Learn Python, C, or Ruby to Be a Top Coder? (Infographic) | Inc.com

Top coders have near limitless prospects when it comes to employment, or even opportunities to succeed in their own startups. In fact, learning to code is fast becoming a necessary life skill, with millions each year taking online and in-person courses to learn Python, Java, and other popular …

Birchbox Cuts 15 Percent of Its Staff, Suspends Operations in Canada | Inc.com

Birchbox, the six-year-old beauty subscription service, just announced it's laying off 15 percent of its staff, and suspending operations in Canada.<p>The news comes just five months after the company saw its co-founder and co-CEO, Hayley Barna, resign from her position at the company.<p>"The cuts made …

A Scary E-Commerce Earnings Season for Companies Not Named 'Amazon'

The companies orbiting the commerce giant are not going to have pretty Q4 reports, most likely.<p>Twenty years into its life, and coming off great third-quarter results, one holiday quarter likely won’t make or break Amazon.<p>But the earnings season that is about to start is a lot more critical for …

The Best Way to Raise Startup Funds

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Five Media Lessons from Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s complete domination of the Republican nomination race has baffled me.<p>At first, I expected political journalists to smile wryly at his attention-seeking antics and then get back to their jobs – assessing the skill sets and character of the candidates who want to lead the …

7 Small Business Tax Write Offs To Know

Tax season has crept up on us. It’s that time when you’re sending out income forms to all your employees and contractors, going over your expenses, …

How Small Businesses can Boost their Sales with Email Automation in 2016

Do you prefer sending manual emails to every person when they sign up for your email list?<p>OR<p>Is it better to automate the whole process to connect with the consumers at a deeper level?<p>Time is money.<p>Small business owners don't have enough time to send emails to every person manually. It is logical to …

Something for the weekend, sir? The latest in sex tech

Today’s entrepreneurial generation might not have invented sex, but they have invented bluetooth-connected sex toys.<p>Robina Gibb scoured Los Angeles’s Sexual Health Expo in January, exploring some of the market’s most innovative and intimate devices, from electronic stimulators for couples to …

Sexual Health