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Boehner: U.S. may have 'no choice' on combat troops

WASHINGTON — The top Republican in the U.S. House said Sunday that the United States may ultimately have to send in troops to combat the Islamic State militant group.<p>"At the end of the day, I think it's gonna take more than airstrikes to drive them outta there," said House Speaker John Boehner, …

These Spas Will Make You Wanna...

...book a couple's massage! Although not all of us can afford to run off to Europe and splurge on an all-day couple's spa treatment, these heavenly hotels will sure get you in the mood. Hotel search trivago has put together a collection of 10 stunning properties that house even more impressive …

Want Cheap Stocks? Think Frontier Markets

People go to a retail store searching for bargains. If an item is priced at a 50% discount, they might buy it or search a nearby store or online to see if they can get it even cheaper. If a store has a closing down sale, crowds often turn up in droves. Others sometimes do extensive searches for …

Mass Affluence And The Middle Class Of The Future

At this moment, approximately 3 billion people—close to 40% of the world’s population—are moving to something approximating a middle-class standard of living.1 This move toward “Mass Affluence” is one of the world’s truly important and durable investment themes.<p>This megatrend is fueled, in part, by …

The apps to look out for in 2014

From digital health apps to ephemeral messaging, 2014 looks like an exciting year for mobile apps, says Frederic Lardieg<p>2013 was a bumper time for mobile apps. It was the year we saw a 17 year-old school boy sell his news summarising app to Yahoo! for £19 million, while conversely Snapchat, which …

Apps

Can Greece repair its reputation?

Is Greece, the country that nearly brought Europe to its knees, fit to take over the EU presidency?<p>Brussels bureaucrats are not known for their humorous side, nor indeed are German politicians or Eurozone finance chiefs. But anyone wandering through Syntagma Square in Athens these days could be …

Router advice is worth repeating

Turning a spare router into a "repeater" can boost your wireless reception into distant parts of your house<p><i>Some time ago you fielded an enquiry from a reader with lousy wireless reception in distant parts of a large Victorian brick built house. He asked if his spare wireless router could be</i> …

Meet The Real 'Wolf Of Wall Street' In Forbes' Original Takedown Of Jordan Belfort

Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf Of Wall Street” is a raucous bacchanalia of sex, drugs, and money on Wall Street that focuses on the excesses of Jordan Belfort’s career at over-the-counter brokerage house Stratton Oakmont. Scorsese and lead actor Leonardo DiCaprio seem less interested in the true facts …

The Evolution of Facebook

Facebook has come a long way since 2004. Here's a look back at some of the site's most notable redesigns and features.

Go west

IT HAS been clear for decades that south-east England needs more airport capacity. Reviews have duly been commissioned; politicians have intoned that …

Deltaprintr: a quick, tall 3D printer for under $700 (video)

The trio behind the Deltaprintr launched their project with a noble enough goal: creating a 3D printer that was cheap enough so as to actually be affordable for college students like themselves. The result comes in $685, preassembled. Not too shabby, so far as these things go. And with the project …

10 money-making ideas for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>After a stellar year for stocks in the U.S. and other developed markets, what can investors expect in 2014?<p>If the Federal Reserve’s …

Markets

2014: the year the world got back to normal? | Financial Times

Wayne Gretzky, widely considered to be the best ice hockey player ever, was fond of saying he skated “to where the puck was going, not where it has …

Finance

The Pros Pick Four Solar Stocks For 2014

With the average solar stock having doubled in 2013, it’s much harder to find bargains in the solar industry than it was a year ago. But two of the professional green money managers think there is still value to be found. When I asked them for their top three green stock picks for 2014, they came …

BlackRock Is The Biggest Investor In The World — Is Its Dominance A Problem?

One firm unlikely to feature on their list is BlackRock, an investment manager whose name rings few bells outside financial circles. Yet it is the single biggest shareholder in all the companies listed above. It owns a stake in almost every listed company not just in America but globally. (Indeed, …

Fixed harmony

THE drumbeat of investigations, lawsuits and settlements in the widening scandal over the fixing of benchmark interest rates such as LIBOR has been …

Cape Wind Deadline: Headwinds for Offshore Turbines

The drive for clean energy collides with concern over cost and clear views of the horizon.<p><b>By now, 130 turbines were supposed to be turning above the shallow area of Nantucket Sound known as Horseshoe Shoal. But nothing is there to capture the power of December’s winds, except perhaps for the wings</b> …