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New Way To Claim Pets On Your Taxes

There was considerable movement a few years back to change the tax law so you could write off your pets. Not write them off exactly, but claim them as dependents. After all, in some ways they really are, just like children. The idea was rekindled by an article on writing off horse expenses, …

Listing Startups In India Got A Whole Lot Easier

The Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has relaxed listing norms for startup companies, promoting them to tap the local market and open up …

Scan for Historical Market Cycles and Trends.*

Adjust criteria to get immediate results of historical trends<p>Scanning for historical seasonal trends is simply done by interacting with the paragraph …

China arrests smugglers trying to sell frozen meat from the 1970s

In the latest food scandal to hit China, authorities have seized almost half a billion dollars worth of smuggled frozen meat, some of more than 40 years old. According to the state-run China Daily, customs officials have confiscated over 100,000 tonnes (110,000 tons) of chicken wings, beef, and …

China

Here's what stock-picking legend Peter Lynch would say about today's stock market

Lynch shared his wisdom with the press and in his books like One Up on Wall Street. He was conscious of the fact that stocks could decline at any given time. His advice for investors who wanted to make the most money over long periods of time in common stock ownership included this truth. This is …

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

Apps

Saudi Arabia opens stock market: Five shares worth buying

The Arab world's largest stock market has just opened to foreign investors. So where should you put your money? The Telegraph looks at five companies worth adding to an emerging market portfolio<p>Saudi Arabia has opened its stock market to foreigners for the first time but what stocks should …

Police video shows 'horrifying' arrest of pregnant woman, ACLU says

<b>(CNN) —</b> An officer's body cam video shows what the ACLU alleges was a wrongful arrest and the wrestling to the ground of an eight months pregnant black woman after she got into an argument with a white woman outside a school in Barstow, California.<p>"I'd say it's pretty horrifying because the parent …

Justice

Lenovo's projector phone beams a touchscreen onto any surface

Smartphones with built-in projectors -- well, just the two from Samsung, really -- haven't exactly been a huge hit so far, but Lenovo thinks it's finally got the right use case for this combination: beaming a touchscreen or virtual keyboard onto your desk. Announced at the Lenovo Tech World …

Gear & Gadgets

Overdraft fees top $1 billion at the big 3 banks

You aren't alone if you've ever been hit with an overdraft fee from your bank.<p>America's three biggest banks -- JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Bank of America (BAC) and Wells Fargo (WFC) -- made more than $1.1 billion on overdraft fees in the first three months of the year.<p>Despite efforts to curb these …

Ryan Israel, 29

<b>Partner, Pershing Square Capital Management</b><p>On a Friday afternoon in 2008 Israel was a sitting at his desk at Goldman Sachs when he received a call out of the blue from Scott Ferguson, then a deputy at billionaire activist investor William Ackman's hedge fund, about an opening at Pershing Square. …

SEC says for-profit ITT college executives engaged in fraud

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission levied fraud allegations Tuesday against a major for-profit college company, accusing ITT Educational Services Inc. of hiding the "extraordinary failure" of two student loan programs from investors.<p>When the high-risk loan programs collapsed under the …

The Greatest Ever Retail Stock Trader

Today I want to write about who I believe is beyond a shadow of a doubt, the greatest (ordinary) retail trader who ever lived. Now by ordinary, what I am talking about is an individual who did not go on to create an Investment Fund as a result of his initial institutional trading. This is a guy who …

How 30 year-old bankers became the most sought-after on Wall Street

One year on from our lament about career stasis for vice presidents (VPs) and directors in investment banks, recruiters say that junior VPs are some of the most desirable bankers around. But only if they're VP 1s (first year VPs), or VP 2s. VP 3s and directors remain in career hinterland.<p>"An …

Kate and William make media plea for privacy during stay in Norfolk

Letters to media warning against “acts of harassment” of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at their Norfolk home have been distributed by police.<p>Kate and William left London for Anmer Hall, on the Queen’s private Sandringham estate, with their new baby Princess Charlotte and her elder brother …

Banjo Raises $100 Million to Detect World Events in Real Time

Banjo started four years ago as a simple app for viewing social media posts tagged to a location or a popular event, like a Beyoncé concert. With a large new round of funding, the company aims to build something much bigger.

Social Media

Manny Pacquiao, promoters peppered with lawsuits

Class-action lawsuits continue to pile up for Manny Pacquiao and his promoters for failing to disclose his injury before consumers purchased tickets …

Dazzling Ocean Stones Meticulously Covered in Colorful Tiny Dots

Through her vibrant artwork, Canada-based creative Elspeth McLean aims to connect people to their inner child. One way she does this is through small ocean stones that were found on beaches in New Zealand. They are painted in beautiful, bright colors that feature a series of dots decoratively …

Uber accidentally uploaded an internal password online and now it's fighting to see who viewed it

GitHub acts as a collaborative repository for users' code and projects. They can upload what they're working on to share their progress, or even work together. But in a serious blunder, an Uber employee uploaded an internal password to the site<p>With this password, it was possible to access sensitive …

FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles, but some food suppliers say they don't want any part of it and others are staying silent.<p>The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the genetically engineered foods, saying they are "as safe …

Top 6 Science Inventions You Probably Haven't Heard Of

<b>High school students from Southeast Asia protect the environment with inventions that challenge the status quo.</b><p>Did you know bamboo can be used to …

Rodent recall: false but happy memories implanted in sleeping mice

Researchers at CRNS in Paris create artificial positive feelings in mouse’s memory for first time during sleep, highlighting possible new treatment for depression<p>Scientists have succeeded in creating false but happy memories in mice, in the first demonstration of memory manipulation during sleep.<p>In …

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Bank of America is predicting a massive Tesla collapse

He also cut his price target to $65 from $70.<p>Tesla is trading at about $203 per share, a significant decline from its 2014 peak of $291, but a huge increase from the 2010 IPO price of $17.<p>For some time, Lovallo has been on the low end of analysts who cover Tesla. He's the biggest Tesla bear on Wall …

Analysts are becoming increasingly suspicious of Berkshire Hathaway

But according to Newsweek's Lynnley Browning, Buffett's $517-billion Berkshire Hathaway corporation is actually one of the murkiest around, and analysts are becoming increasingly suspicious of it.<p>A recent Transparency International report ranked Buffett's company 35 out of 100, Newsweek reported - …

15 Photos That Will Make You Fall in Love with the Adorable Ermine

The short-tailed weasel, or stoat, is an adorable little character that always looks like he's always up to no good. The animal goes by the name ermine when it's in its pure white winter coat. In the spring and summer, its fur is a reddish brown. The photo above shows the ermine in Italy's Gran …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

44 Responsive Web Design Resources: The Ultimate List

GIFs<p>Froont created my favorite article of 2014. Check out their “9 basic principles of responsive web design” in GIF form!<p>Don’t like reading long …

SAP Co-Founder Plattner Bets the Company With a New Database

"If this doesn't work we're dead. Flat-out dead. It's that simple," the company's chairman says in an interview.<p>When asked about the stakes on the most important day his company has faced in more than a decade, SAP Chairman Hasso Plattner gets right to the point: “If this doesn’t work, we’re dead. …