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China Working Quietly To Buy Up Gold

The Fed’s preferred measures of inflation are so low they’re in the Fed’s panic zone. What gives?<p>“There’s an ideal playbook, and it would look something like this,” James Rickards, author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Currency Wars,</i> explained. “You’d have higher inflation than we have today, but …

Pelosi Draws Her Bright Lines On Immigration Reform

After a two-hour meeting Wednesday in the Capitol basement, House Republicans were no closer to an immigration reform consensus other than that they …

A Republican Case for Immigration Reform

While the Senate bill can be improved, it would welcome more skilled workers and lead to faster economic growth.<p>Now that the Senate has passed comprehensive immigration reform, the action shifts to the House of Representatives. Here the GOP's informal "Hastert Rule" requires Speaker John Boehner to …

Immigration Reform

diy mounted shelving

our living room wall is HUGE. and of course, there’s a big fireplace in the middle so there isn’t room for a large credenza or console. just one cute …

Associated Press News

China's economic growth at 7.5% in April to June period

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/994000/994920_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524692781_61f71cc952ef7e7085da6621a500d7bb<p><b>China's economic growth slowed in the April to June period, the second straight quarter of weaker expansion.</b><p>The world's second biggest economy grew by …

Economics

US government report says global warming threatens our power grid

The Department of Energy has cited climate change as a major danger for US power infrastructure. In a report released today, the DoE said that several likely consequences of global warming — including increasing temperatures, decreasing water availability, rising sea levels, and more extreme storms …

Can I delete it? How to save disk space

A few years ago, it seemed disk space woes were firmly behind us. Desktop drives offered terabytes of storage for almost-pocket-money prices, and …

Linux

Human evolution: the next stages

There have been a number of speculations lately concerning the eventual form humankind will take, particularly with regards to the role technology …

Associated Press News

Immigration reform heads for slow death

Republicans walked away from their 2012 debacle hell-bent on fixing their problems with Hispanics. Now, they appear hell-bent on making them worse.<p>In private conversations, top Republicans on Capitol Hill now predict comprehensive immigration reform will die a slow, months-long death in the House. …

Top Apps For The 1%

There’s been an interesting phenomenon occurring lately, thanks to the increasing ability of companies to reach and serve ultra-niche audiences — the rise of the app for the 1 percent. Now more than ever, you can download apps that you can’t actually afford to use.<p>The democratization of the app …

Dana White: Chris Weidman-Anderson Silva II is Next, Belfort Not Getting Shot

It was a rough night for Anderson Silva at UFC 162.<p>The longest reigning champion in UFC history lost his title in dramatic fashion after dropping his hands and daring opponent Chris Weidman to hit him.<p>Weidman took full advantage and uncorked two left hands—one that wobbled Silva and one that …

New Jersey

A Master Chef Shares 11 Tips For Grilling The Perfect Steak At Home

Earlier this year we met Chef Michael Lomonaco of Porter House New York, a classic American-style steakhouse, who shared some of his key grilling tips.<p>He showed us how to select the right piece of meat, how long to cook it for, and how to take care of your grill.<p>Chef Lomonaco walked us through some …

BBQ

Diversification: Why Not Put Everything in Whatever Will Go Up the Most?

The U.S. markets are doing well this year. Many other asset classes are not. The S&P 500 was up 16.9% at its peak on June 18. Then it dropped 2.9% in the last 10 days of the quarter. This gain in the U.S. markets has some people questioning the merits of a global portfolio. But the track record of …

Amazon's Grocery Delivery: A Trojan Horse To Get In Your Door

Amazon already delivers everything from toothpaste to televisions to your doorstep. Now, it wants to bring your berries and beer, too.<p>The online retailing behemoth is planning a major expansion of AmazonFresh, the home delivery service of meat, dairy and other fresh and frozen foods that it has …

New study finds gaming helps children learn 'ethical decision making'

A new study out of the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, suggests that those who spend time playing video games lay some of the ground work for socially responsible, good citizens in later life. Conducted by Dr. Kathy Sanford, the study examined children between the ages of 13 and …

Ask.fm is the new explicit online playground for teens

It's tough to be a parent of an adolescent these days. Just as parents have caught on to the fact that some of their precious youngsters may be using Snapchat to send each other sexts, it turns out the teens have already moved on to another potentially scary online service, called...Ask.fm? That's …

Mario's Top 3: Protect Your Bank Account from New Virus, plus a hot new app and a gadget for the bathroom

Every weekend on Mario’s Top 3 I walk you through all the hottest tech news from the past week. Here’s what I talked about on the TODAY show this …

Parents Need to Be Concerned About the Xbox One, coming in November for $499

For any parents watching Microsoft’s Xbox One press event at E3 today, there was a lot to be concerned about. Not just about the console itself, …

Are Amazon Deals Real?

<i>Note: I’m speaking as a customer, and these opinions are my own. I do not represent</i> <i>Amazon.com</i><i>.</i><p><b>Yes, Amazon deals are real.</b><p>The problem is that it can be difficult to determine when something is a deal or not.<p>In general, it’s best to take any savings message that shows a % off of list price with a …

U.S. schools not making the grade when it comes to education technology

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Here’s a bit of disappointing but not-so-surprising news: according to a new report from the nonprofit think tank Center for …

Online universities: it's time for teachers to join the revolution

The past few centuries have witnessed revolutions in virtually every area of our world – health, transport, communications and genomics, to name but …

Microsoft reverses course on Internet connection and used game policies of Xbox One

Microsoft has reversed its position on the always-on Internet connection and used game policies of the Xbox One in an updated post on its site today. A note at the top of the Xbox policy page notes that some details of the current Q&A page are inaccurate, and it has provided a new link to updated …

Velodroom Does What Every Bike Light Should – Responds To Your Ride And Turns On And Off Automatically

This embed is invalid<p>Tartu, Estonia-based startup Velodroom leverages tech to solve a problem any bike commuter can sympathize with – how to add lights to your ride that are convenient to use and require absolutely nothing from the rider besides a simple installation. The Velodroom light borrows …

Netflix Goes After Streaming Newbies With Netflix Families

There's no homework after camp and road trips can be very long. Those are just a couple of reasons why streaming-video service Netflix sees a 30 …

So what is behind all this talk of cable TV consolidation?

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr user The Consumerist<p>There were two stories that caught my eye today:<p>Why every company in TV is trying to merge. …

15 Delicious Incentives For Grilling Your Avocados

Public Service Announcement: You can grill an avocado. If this comes as news to you, brace yourself.<p>This summer's best barbecues are bound to include more options than the traditional burger patties and conventional hot dogs. A grilled avocado will provide endless delight for vegans, vegetarians …