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The S-Class 550: A Mercedes in a class by itself

The car you'll be driving tomorrow? It's what rich guys are driving today.<p>Today's flagship Mercedes vehicles boast semiautonomous safety features that will probably be available on less-expensive cars in the near future, as their costs come down and their ability to reduce accidents is proven. They …

A Self-Made Billionaire Uses This Easy Trick for Decisions

The first chapter in Seymour Schulich’s book, Get Smarter: Life and Business Lessons, offers a decision tool that adds to the simple pro-and-con list …

Make The Call: Should This Employee Be Fired?

<i>Dear Liz,</i><p><i>I respect your advice very much. I could use your help with a leadership situation in my company. I own a sales training business with eleven employees. Our newest employee, “Anne,” has been on board for ten months.</i><p><i>She is an Analyst in our office which means that she works directly with</i> …

Nobody panic—McDonald’s begins its first day of french fry rationing in Japan

TOKYO—A shortage of imported American spuds forced McDonald’s to institute limits on french fry orders at its 3,100 Japanese outlets today—removing medium and large fry orders from its menu, leaving small fries as the only size available.<p>But if a rationing system raises the specter of hordes of …

Uber Promises to Improve Safety Using New Technology

Uber's safety chief is promising to improve driver screening using things like "biometrics and voice verification."<p>Ridesharing company Uber, which …

Jack Ma Made More Money Than Anyone Else This Year

Ma's net worth rose by $18.5 billion this year, eventually reaching $29.2 billion in December. It was an increase of 173%, the biggest wealth increase of anyone in the world.<p>Ma's good fortune was helped by Alibaba's September initial public offering, the biggest public debut in the history of the …

Bill Gates

10 Top Equity Crowdfunding Campaigns From 2014

It was a banner year of growth for the crowdfunding industry in 2014 as several record-setting rewards-based and equity-based crowdfunding campaigns took place.<p>Each year the bar continues to rise, as the overall crowdfunding industry is estimated to grow to nearly $10.9 Billion in total funding in …

The best thing to do now for your portfolio

The stock market roller coaster is back.<p>The Dow and S&P 500 shed over 4% in December before rebounding sharply this week. Take your pick of what to be most concerned about: cheap oil, a flat-lining Europe, a slowing China, Russia on life support, the Federal Reserve taking away the stimulus punch …

Uber plans to use biometrics and 'scientific analysis' to screen drivers

Uber, recently sued for allegedly making false claims about the safety of its ride-hailing service, Wednesday announced it had started a "global review" of its safety measures in November and says it plans to roll out new safety programs in 2015. But it's unclear what those programs will be.<p>In a …

10 Crazy-Good Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

<b>1. Cocktail Meatballs</b><p>Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better. You'll love that the meatballs are baked, not fried, and the sweet and tangy sauce is ready in under 15 minutes. Just be sure to …

Brooklyn's Newest Starbucks Claims To Be The 'Coolest Starbucks' Ever

When Starbucks opened its first location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a collective groan rang out in the streets and you could hear people murmuring, "There goes the neighborhood." While the neighborhood may have "gone" a few years ago -- Williamsburg is now home to the highest rents per square foot …

Apple releases web tool to deregister phone numbers from iMessage

Apple has quietly released a new tool to make switching between iOS and other smartphones a bit easier. The new web tool lets you instantly deregister your phone number from Apple's iMessage system. The site, first spotted by a poster on Reddit, should solve the problem of disappearing text …

The Apple years while Steve Jobs was away

As one of the founders of Apple Computer Inc., Steve Jobs became synonymous with the brand. But his relationship with the company wasn't always so hallowed and harmonious. After internal disputes with Apple's board of directors in 1985, Jobs left the company to pursue other projects, including NeXT …

Prostate cancer could be 'switched off' with injection

Scientists have worked out how to stop tumours growing in a breakthrough which could switch off many cancers and even prevent blindness<p>Prostate cancer could be ‘switched off’ after scientists discovered a way to prevent deadly tumours from spreading.<p>Bristol and Nottingham universities found that a …

Cancer

The Most Beautiful Yule Log Cakes In The World

One thing the holidays require is sweets. Lots and lots of sweets. If you're doing the season right, you're probably elbows deep in cookie dough, have a batch or two of fudge already made and are pondering what other confections you can whip up to celebrate this season.<p>With all that baking going …

The 21 Best New Restaurants In America

By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers<p><i>Credit: Jennifer Olson</i><p>There is nothing quite like that new restaurant smell, and, in 2014, olfactory systems across the country were going crazy breathing in the smells emanating from secret burgers in Boston and borsch with short ribs in Portland, and, like, …

The 14 Foods You've Been Storing All Wrong

If you find yourself tossing soggy celery and mealy tomatoes in the trash all too often, you're not alone. No one gives you a guidebook on how to store food properly to prolong shelf life and flavor. So, it's no surprise that the average American throws out more than 20 pounds of food per person …

20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

WATCH THIS!<p>From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the …

Uber Introduces Its Vehicle Financing Program In India, Its First Rollout In Asia

Uber’s got some pretty stiff competition in India, particularly after SoftBank led a $210 million funding round for Ola, but the U.S. firm has taken a major step to raise its appeal to drivers after launching its vehicle financing program in the country.<p>India becomes the first market in Asia, and …

How to Grill Tomatoes, Then Cook With Them

There's nothing like grill-charred tomatoes—except maybe incorporating them into these half-dozen summer salad recipes<p><b>There are fragrant, fresh tomatoes</b>; there are rich, concentrated tomato sauces; and then—somewhere deliciously in between—there are these blistered beauties. My mom deserves credit …

The World's Best Cities for Pizza

There may be no food on earth that's more beloved than pizza. Because honestly, what's not to like? Bread, sauce, cheese, an unlimited assortment of toppings... it's really the perfect food. And while it might be easy to think that you can't get good pizza outside of certain parts of the United …

Volkswagen Previews Future Tech

Volkswagen in July will reveal a new generation of the Passat sedan that the rest of the world enjoys. The new sedan will be packed with the …

This Just In: New Video Of The 2016 Bentley SUV

After some mixed reactions to its initial prototype, Bentley has released new video of the SUV it plans to debut in 2016.<p>The vehicles promises to look like very much like a traditional Bentley–tall gleaming grille, rounded headlamps, a wide, powerful stance–but beefed up a bit for SUV status. This …

Google's Plan To Rid The World Of Steering Wheels Isn't So Crazy After All

Google’s reveal yesterday of its self-driving car prototype was a surprise on many levels. But perhaps most shocking to the audience at the Recode conference, was the removal of the steering wheel, accelerator and brake pedal. In all Google’s testing to date, it’s been possible for the humans …

World Cup 2014: Stephen Hawking's theory for England victory in Brazil

Professor Stephen Hawking presents his findings on the optimal conditions for England success at the World Cup in Brazil and how Steven Gerrard and team can score the perfect penalty.<p>World-renowned physicist Professor Stephen Hawking has taken a swipe at "ballerina" Luis Suarez after producing a …

Soccer

Brazil to win World Cup, according to Goldman Sachs

One would think that in the wake of their lamentable failure to predict the financial crash of recent years, institutions such as Goldman Sachs would refrain from forecasting future events.<p>But, as sure as bailout follows bust, the one thing you can rely upon from the big players in the financial …