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Facebook's Newest Billion-Dollar Product

Last August, Instagram introduced a new feature called Stories that directly copied one of the core features of Snapchat. It took just five months for <b>Facebook</b>'s (NASDAQ: FB) Snapchat clone to reach 150 million daily active users. That's the same number as Snapchat's most recently published …

Deadliest attack in a year kills 115 in central Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — A devastating truck bombing on a bustling commercial street in downtown Baghdad killed 115 people early Sunday, brutally underscoring …

China To Hold Naval Drills Days Before Court Ruling

On Sunday, China’s maritime safety administration said that China will hold military drills near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, from July 5 to July 11 , concluding just a day before the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague issues a ruling on the Philippines’ case against …

Credit Suisse CEO: Brexit leave vote a product of UK's 'chronic lack of investment in education'

Britain voted in a referendum on June 23 to quit the EU, a decision that has roiled financial markets and rattled businesses.<p>Thiam, the former head of British insurer Prudential, said he had lived almost 15 years in Britain and had been shocked to be told on a visit to a school in Tower Hamlets, a …

North Thailand travel guide: Chiang Mai Pai more

The Northern region of Thailand differs considerably from the rest of the country, both in climate and geography as well as culturally and …

Donald Trump's list of potential running mates is dwindling — here are the 11 people who might still be considered

The Manhattan billionaire, who is now the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party, told the Associated Press in May that he was down to a list of "five or six people."<p>On Friday, an aide with the Trump campaign told The New York Times the Manhattan billionaire was planning on unveiling his …

A happiness researcher has found that there are four keys to a fulfilling job

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are some ways companies can increase happiness levels of employees, in order to boost performance?</i> <i>Answer by Raj Raghunathan, professor of marketing and happiness expert at UT Austin.</i><p>One way to answer this question is to first get an understanding of …

What Would An Indictment Of Hillary Clinton Do To The Market?

<b>What Would a Hillary Clinton Indictment do to the Market?</b><p>Chaos.<p>I have now been a professional money manager for the last two decades. One thing that …

Stock Markets

Writing to Find Yourself and Free Your Deep Creativity

<i>“Writing is a path of profound self-awareness.”</i> Mark Matousek<p>How can writing help us learn more about who we are, and release more creativity? One …

Creative Writing

How light pollution is changing the seasons

City lights are changing how we view the cosmos, forcing insects to evolve and placing baby sea turtles in mortal danger. But according to a recent …

Moths

Themes And Stocks To Watch If Donald Trump Is Elected

With November only months away, we thought we would wade into a theme that is constantly in the news cycle: the U.S. presidential election. We are …

Investing

‘Star Wars’ and the Fantasy of American Violence

FOR a long time after I came home from the war, fireworks made me jumpy. They sounded like what they are, shrieking rockets and exploding gunpowder, and every Fourth of July set off Alert Level Yellow. I’d crack another beer and try to laugh it off even as the friends I was with turned into ghosts …

Syrian activists say airstrikes on rebel-held area kill 25

BEIRUT (AP) — Suspected government airstrikes on a rebel-held part of Syria killed at least 25 people on Saturday, in what appeared to be retaliation …

Investing Help for Beginners: 10 Things to Know Before You Buy Your First Stock

Before investing in stocks, here is some advice to help beginners choose the right ones.<p>If you don't have any experience investing on your own, …

Is A Multi-Country Tourist Visa For Southeast Asia On The Cards? | WOS

For the tourists and backpackers who like to explore multiple countries in Southeast Asia while on their holidays, travelling could be about to get …

South China Sea: Beijing plans military drills running up to court ruling

Tensions rise ahead of verdict due on 12 July on territorial dispute between China and Philippines<p>China will hold military drills around the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, the country’s maritime safety administration has said, ahead of a decision by an international court in …