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Amazon granted a patent that prevents in-store shoppers from online price checking

Well, isn’t that ironic<p>Amazon’s long been a go-to for people to online price compare while shopping at brick-and-mortars. Now, a new patent granted to the company could prevent people from doing just that inside Amazon’s own stores.<p>The patent, titled “Physical Store Online Shopping Control,” …

Patents

5 Giant Companies That Bootstrapped Their Way to Success

Some savvy entrepreneurs have have grown now well-known businesses despite eschewing funding from outside investors.<p>It's a classic business story: An entrepreneur comes up with a brilliant idea, pitches it to deep-pocketed investors, and builds a billion-dollar company seemingly overnight. But not …

Startups

9 Stocks That Made Warren Buffett Billions Over the Past Year

Here are the stocks that have generated the most profit for Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway.<p>Warren Buffett is known as one of the best stock …

Stocks

A powerful Trump cabinet member is proving a point economists have been trying to make for years

Right before our eyes, commerce secretary and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross is proving something economists have been trying to tell Americans for years.<p>That lesson: Business and economics are very different disciplines — running a business and running a country are not the same.<p>And in fact …

Economics

20 ways to save $1,000 (or more) a year

Saving money isn't easy, but there are lots of ways to do it that don't hurt too much.<p>Saving money takes discipline.<p>It means forgoing things you want and making tough choices, which can be tough in our consumption-focused society. However, saving money can make it easier to get what you <i>really</i> want, …

Personal Finance

Learn From Bill Gates' #1 Recommended Read - Business Adventures by John Brookes

Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

Shared via Kindle. Description: “Business Adventures remains the best business book I’ve ever read.” —Bill Gates, The Wall Street Journal What do the …

The 1 Book Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Should Read to Succeed

Wondering what one thing could be the key to helping you succeed in business? Well, you might be in luck.<p>Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett--two of the most successful businessmen of our time--have said that <i>Business Adventures</i> by finance journalist John Brooks is the read that brought them …

Success

A fund manager with $13.6 billion in assets shares his simple strategy for picking stocks (FN, NTRS)

YouTube<p>Amid a rough patch for stock pickers, money has flooded into exchange-traded funds that aren't trying to outperform the market.<p>But several active fund managers see this year as a turning point for their industry.<p>David Wallack, the portfolio manager of T. Rowe Price's Mid-Cap Value Fund, …

Investing

Thomas Sowell - A Basic Misconception about Poverty

5 Billionaires Who Lost All Their Money

Marissa Mayer Will Make $186 Million on Yahoo’s Sale to Verizon

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo shareholders will vote June 8 on whether to sell the company’s internet businesses to Verizon Communications for $4.48 billion. A yes vote, which is widely expected, would end Marissa Mayer’s largely unsuccessful five-year effort to restore the internet pioneer to …

Marissa Mayer

New poll shows what Americans really think about taxes: the rich should pay more

Democrats are unified, the GOP divided on the issue.<p>Americans’ top concern about the tax code is that they want corporations and wealthy individuals to pay more taxes. Even among rank-and-file Republicans, soaking the rich is at least moderately popular.<p>That’s according to a new report out from the …

Equality

3 of the Best Credit Card Tips

Credit cards can serve you well, saving or even making you money -- but if you don't use them responsibly, they can cost you a lot and give you …

Stocks

Wells Fargo’s recovery from a costly scandal

The bank’s board releases an internal probe on the causes for the fake-accounts scandal and concludes that senior executives failed in their ethical …

Rethinking Commitment: John Jantsch at TEDxKC

5 Challenging Experiences That Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

Daily experiences, especially those that are difficult, can teach you valuable lessons that help you grow and succeed.<p>Not only do challenges in life make you more resilient, but they have the potential to set you up for success. Showing up, no matter what battles you endure exhibits perseverance …

Leadership

Germany’s Optionspace wants to be an ‘Airbnb for office space’

Optionspace, a new Berlin-based startup, sees its official launch today with a service that is something akin to an “Airbnb for office space.”<p>Specifically, prospective tenants — which, of course, includes startups — are able via the online service to rent furnished and unfurnished office space for …

Startups

Boeing, aerospace manufacturers back U.S. tax overhaul

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing Co and about 90 other aerospace companies are urging Congress to overhaul the U.S. tax system, saying a set of changes Republicans proposed last year - including a big cut in the corporate tax rate - will make them more competitive globally and help create U.S. …

Bill Gross: Beware of the 'Trump mirage'

Investors in the present climate would be better off preserving capital rather than fixating on high returns, bond guru Bill Gross told clients …

Finance

5 Legal Tax Deductions Small Business Can Maximize

Entrepreneurs can increase cash flow by using these tax incentives.<p>As an Entrepreneur, you can maximize five legal tax deductions that will ultimately increase your small business cash flow. For the average taxpayer, a tax return is something they focus on only once a year. In order to leverage the …

Small Business

Embrace Your Employees' Differences to Become a Stronger Business Leader

Today's employees want more from a job than a paycheck and benefits.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Glenn Llopis’s book</i> The Innovation Mentality<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble<p>Today’s employees want more from the workplace. They need their leaders to have their backs. But too many leaders …

Leadership

Retail chains are floundering and it's not because of Amazon

Is Amazon really the killer everyone says it is?<p>More retailers are on the brink of death than any time since the Great Recession, according to ratings firm Moody's. Hundreds of department stores are closing, and once-chic clothing brands are barely treading water — or, in the case of American …

Trends

Alan Webber's Rules of Thumb

I haven't posted anything for almost two weeks because my family and I were on a vacation in Spain, a lovely place. I came back to the usual pile of …

HowGood raises $4.2 million to guide shoppers to products that match their values

Millennial consumers care about the sustainability of what they buy more than any other generation that came before them. This point is illustrated in studies from Pew Research, Clemson University and Nielsen, to name a few. Now, a New York-based consumer data company called HowGood has raised $4.2 …

Trends

Snapchat's first venture capitalist persuaded his daughter's high school to invest $15,000, and it's worth tens of millions today

One of the winners in Thursday's home-run IPO of Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, is Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, California, the heart of Silicon Valley.<p>The school got into the seed-funding round of Snapchat, thanks to one of Snapchat's first venture-capital investors, …

Venture Capital

8 Brutally Honest Truths Every Man Should Know About Money

Money, it’s a gas<p>In a perfect world, you’d be Scrooge McDuck-ing into a pool of money every morning.<p>But it’s not that world, and even if it was, …

What Is Equity Crowdfunding & Is It Right For You?

Part one of a 4-part series on the nitty-gritty details of actually (really) getting crowdfunded.<p>It's no secret that getting funded can be a long and difficult process. Access to capital relies on so many specific details, and at the end of the day, the more you know, the easier it is to find …

Startups

The 13 most important construction and development projects in the United States

From skyscrapers to waterfront developments, here’s how our country is building<p>Cities across the United States are in the middle of a multi-year boom in construction, fueled by local—and foreign—investment and a need for thousands of new apartments.<p>The surge comes a decade after the Great Recession …

Urban Design