Tom Gilpin

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There are more new science fiction and fantasy novels than you can handle this February

Stories of revenge and revolution<p>One of the things that I like about the winter months here in Vermont is the cold. It’s a bit of a stereotypical thing, I realize, but every time I end up going to my parents, I find myself sitting in a comfortable chair, inching closer and closer to their cast iron …

5 Secret Codes That Unlock Hidden iPhone Features

It's time to get to know your phone better.<p>You might think you know everything about your<p>better halfiPhone, but you're wrong. There's a whole world of hidden features that can only be unlocked with secret codes. *GASP*<p>Excited? You should be. Here's what the features actually do.<p>1. Find out exactly …

Stone Age

The "Golden Age of Capitalism" Was an Era of Racism and Secret Coups

US capitalism’s “Golden Age” wasn’t so golden for people color facing racist mobilizations like this rally held against the integration of Central …

Smart Investors Are Already Buying These Stocks for Retirement

If building a retirement portfolio is absolutely essential, it is equally important to ensure that it includes stocks with financial fortitude that can withstand volatility and offer you security and stability in your golden years.<p>If you're wondering where to find such stocks, three of our …

What's the Difference Between Capitalism and Democratic Socialism?

As I listen to the campaign speeches of the Republican and Democratic presidential front-runners - each outlining their views for the future of America - it seems to me that it boils down to this central question:<p><b>What kind of country do we want: an America in which it's "Every person for</b> …

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'Telegraph 25': the definitive list of our favourite investment funds

Ordinary investors are never short of resources offering to help them choose a home for their money. For those who pick investments for themselves, ratings and buy-lists exist to highlight the best-regarded funds.<p><i>Reader Service: Manage your investments with ease using our partners AJ Bell Youinvest</i> …

Republican Presidents Flunk the Economy: 11 Reasons Why America Does Worse Under the GOP

Consider the following fact: The last time a Republican president created an average of 1 million jobs a year over the course of his presidency was nearly three decades ago, under Ronald Reagan. When the the 2016 election comes around, a full 44 percent of voters will have entered the …

12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people bury themselves in books. They commit to self-education long after they've finished college or any formal education.<p>To help make 2016 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old …

Cold Sore Fix? Inside Billionaire John Paul DeJoria's Next Bet

Billionaire John Paul DeJoria, the once-homeless entrepreneur who built a fortune from hair care products and still more money from booze thinks he’s hit another goldmine. But instead of plying clubs with his pricey Patron tequila or supplying hair salons with his Paul Mitchell plant-based shampoos …

How to Be Creative: 6 Secrets Backed By Research

Whether it’s at work or in our free time, many of us would love to learn how to be creative. Coming up with great ideas and new perspectives is a …

Investors Love It When You Use This Writing Trick

Your Executive Summary must immediately answer the question that's uppermost in your investors' minds.<p>Every entrepreneur knows that investors want to see a business plan before they invest money in a startup.<p>Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs wrongly believe the primary purpose of the business plan …

10 Promising Franchises for Ambitious Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are multiple ways people become millionaires. Some launch a successful startup. Others are a whiz with stocks. But, one of the most common yet overlooked ways is to become a franchise owner.<p>If you're not sure what a franchise is …

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A Wall Street CEO perfectly explained the hot theory for the economy, markets and everything

Moelis & Co. chief executive Ken Moelis was on CNBC's Closing Bell on Thursday, and brought up one of his favorite topics: technological deflation.<p>The idea here is that technological advancements help drive prices down, whether it's through lowering the cost of production (think manufacturing), …

The Company That's a Bigger Threat to Wall Street Than Occupy

The people having the most success destroying the Wall Street elite these days are not bomb-throwing anarchists. They are buttoned-up investment …

The Obama Administration Wants To Bypass Student Loan Servicers

Borrowers will be able to sidestep reviled loan contractors such as Navient Corporation.<p>The Department of Education soon will allow Americans with federal student loans to bypass the department's contractors and make payments directly to the government, avoiding loan servicers accused of routinely …

One of the most bullish Wall Street strategists just offered one of the most bearish outlooks for 2016 we've read yet

"We believe the S&P 500 will likely suffer its first calendar year loss since 2008," Belski and his team wrote in their 2016 outlook note to clients on Wednesday.<p>He has a 2016 year-end target of <b>2,100</b> on the S&P 500, with an earnings-per-share target of $130.<p>On Wednesday, the index closed near 2,089.<p>…

Former Pastor Suggests Christians Should Fight Gay Rights With Guns

Pretty sure Jesus wouldn't be into that.<p>An evangelical Christian suggested in a video posted to Facebook that Christians should fight against gay rights with firearms.<p>Former pastor and current Internet personality Joshua Feuerstein opened his July 9 tirade with several examples of what he described …

Secret’s collapse shows the traditional VC funding model is broken

The monumental failure of anonymous social app Secret and the closing of the company’s doors after a mere 16 months in business has fueled serious discussion among entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.<p>Concerned parties on both sides of the funding table are asking hard questions about what this …

25 hot Los Angeles startups you need to watch

We've compiled a list of 25 of the hottest startups in the Los Angeles area. To do so, we spoke with investors, employees, journalists, and active members of the city's tech scene.<p>Though our list includes some big names, it also features young startups, some of which you may not have heard of yet.

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Sen. Warren Receives 240,000 Signatures Asking to Cancel All to Student Debt

Last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Senate's foremost advocate for lowering student debt and lowering the cost of college, received a petition signed by over 240,000 people. The petition called on Congress and the president to cancel all student debt.<p>It was delivered by representatives of 12 …

Disruptors Don't Play By The Rules

Imagine you ran a business that virtually dominates the market. One day, you find out that a small start-up has somehow figured out a technology that lets your customers buy your product for 10% of your current price.<p>Modern business strategy instantly focuses us on how to protect our businesses …

The great unraveling of globalization

By Jeffrey Rothfeder<p>In late 2013, Cisco chief executive John Chambers used a portentous phrase while telling analysts that sales in emerging markets were spiraling downward, forcing the networking equipment company to cut its three- to five-year revenue growth target: “We’re the canary in the coal …

35 books everyone should read at least once in their lifetime

Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone.<p>In a Reddit thread, users were asked what is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life?<p>So in honor of World Book …

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Christian America is an invention: Big business, right-wing politics and the religious lie that still divides us

<b>(AP/Reuters/Joe Skipper/Jason Reed/Rich Pedroncelli/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The idea of “one nation under God” is a modern one — and does not date back to the Founding Fathers<p>Kevin M. Kruse<p>April 19, 2015 4:29pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian …

Here’s why we should be really excited about quantum computers

But recent breakthroughs in the field suggest these crazy fast computers might be coming sooner than we think.<p>And we have a lot of reasons to be excited about their arrival.<p>Ray Johnson, a board member at the startup quantum computing company QxBranch, one of many companies working to move quantum …

Keeping Yuan Stable Hits China’s Currency Reserves

China’s foreign-exchange reserves fell the most on record in the last three months. A big reason for the drop: China’s central bank sold its dollar holdings to bolster the yuan’s value.

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State Capitalism by stealth, the new 21st century economic reality

Geo-economics was defined by its intellectual godfather, Edward Luttwak, as a contest defined by the grammar of commerce but the logic of war. Today, …

6 Very Risky Investment Mistakes Warren Buffett Says You May Be Making

What does risk mean to you? If you ask the average person, they’re likely to say the probability of losing money. If you ask most financial professionals, they’ll probably equate risk with volatility of returns. (While these may sound similar, they’re not exactly the same thing. Let’s say …