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Fed tightening 'threatens disaster for debt saturated global economy'

A rise in US interest rates may be justified by conditions in the domestic economy, but it could have profoundly destructive consequences for many emerging market economies<p>Decision time approaches for the US Federal Reserve. It’s been a long time coming. Yet for all the months of anticipation, and …

When Discrimination Is Baked Into Algorithms

As more companies and services use data to target individuals, those analytics could inadvertently amplify bias.<p>A recent ProPublica analysis of The Princeton Review’s prices for online SAT tutoring shows that customers in areas with a high density of Asian residents are often charged more. When …

How to Get Your Child to Sleep (Really!)

Tips for making sure your child (and you!) can get some shut-eye.<p>SHUTTERSTOCK<p>With my first baby, I discovered that there really <i>is</i> a Land of the …

Let's throw the dice: what video games can learn from board games

Two years ago, when I left video games criticism to work full-time in table top games, a lot of people, my mum chief among them, were startled.<p>These days, it’s easy to explain. Board game cafes are springing up all over the world, and investors are pouring millions into the industry.<p>But I didn’t …

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3 Mobile Apps That Can Help You Invest With Ease

Making money out of money: not simple. Here are three painless mobile investing apps that make the process enjoyable.<p>1. ACORNS: SPARE CHANGE INVESTING<p>…

$49 Amazon Prime rival Jet.com is now open to all in the US

The much hyped Amazon rival from Marc Lore, the founder of Diapers.com, is here. Jet.com has launched today, a few hours ahead of schedule.<p>Jet costs $49 per year to subscribe and offers the “best prices on the Web” by looking across multiple sites and finding the best prices.<p>Individual retailers …

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Federal Reserve Directs 8 Biggest U.S. Banks to Hold Extra Capital

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are directing the eight biggest U.S. banks to hold capital at levels above industry requirements to cushion …

U.S. helps take down ‘hornet’s nest’ of criminal hackers

Authorities across 20 countries took down a computer hacking forum called Darkode, dismantling a criminal Internet hub used to buy, sell and trade …

5 Things I Learned About Parenting From 'Star Wars'

<i>Spoiler Alert: There are key 'Star Wars' plot points inside this piece. I shouldn't need to warn anyone, as the original movies were all released 30+ years ago, so if you haven't seen them and are shocked by any revelations here, that's on you.</i><p>During both of Mrs. Dude's pregnancies I received …

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After L.A. lawsuit, Wells Fargo customers express anger over bank's practices

The city of Los Angeles' lawsuit against Wells Fargo & Co. unleashed an outpouring of anger from customers and current and former employees who said the nation's third-largest bank saddled clients with unwanted accounts, unwarranted fees and untold hardships.<p>From Florida to Montana and throughout …

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Negative Interest Rates: Now US Banks Charge You To Give Them Money, But There Is Hope

6 May 2015<p>Indian banks charge you if you visit them. Or for cash deposits in “non home” branches. But certain US banks are finding it painful to take …

Visual Insights: Practical Tips for Data Analysis

We’ve talked a lot about data here on the ZingChart blog - data types, dataviz, data culture. But today we’re going to cover the minutiae of data</i> …

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

Cash Bans Grow as Central Bankers Plan Centralized Future: Bitcoin to the Rescue?

Advertisement<p><b>Paper currency, or cash, is a fairly recent man-made, really a bank made, concept. As I’ve covered previously, paper money is a</b> …

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The Largest Craft Brewery Per State

Today's map was created by mental_floss designer, Chloe Effron. Last year, the Brewers Association released a list of the top 50 craft brewing …

Beer

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

7 immersive data visualizations that track global health trends

As big data evolves, data visualizations can help turn the most convoluted facts and figures into clear stories, aiding further research efforts and …

Public Health

"Stranger Danger" to children vastly overstated

The commonly cited "800,000" number is from a 2002 study of 1999 data. This information is widely misstated, and the data hasn't been updated in the …

Staples Hackers Made Up To $1 Billion In Bank Raids, Kaspersky Claims

The hacker crew that breached Staples last year and made off with data on as many as 1.16 million payment cards appears to have robbed banks of far more than initially thought. The cybercriminal gang, known as Anunak or Carbanak, may have made up to $1 billion in their exploits, which are ongoing, …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

These 11 apps and websites will make you miss your childhood

Product Hunt, a discovery website that shows you the newest startups and products, has collected a bunch of websites and apps that will make you want to relive the past. Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover even wrote a blog post about how he thinks the emotional power of nostalgia makes it a perfect …

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