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US House of Representatives approves Venezuela sanctions

<b>The US House of Representatives has approved a bill to introduce sanctions against Venezuelan officials involved in human rights abuses.</b><p>The legislation calls for a travel ban on some members of the Venezuelan government and for their assets in US banks to be frozen.<p>The US Foreign Relations …

Venezuela

VA Admits Fraud Is ‘Systemic’

The White House can’t pretend anymore that there are just a few bad apples messing with veterans’ care. A new internal investigation has expanded to …

Half of American adults hacked this year

Hackers have exposed the personal information of 110 million Americans -- roughly half of the nation's adults -- in the last 12 months alone.<p>That massive number, tallied for CNNMoney by Ponemon Institute researchers, is made even more mind-boggling by the amount of hacked accounts: up to 432 …

Google to build prototype of truly driverless car

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Google plans to build and launch onto city streets a small fleet of subcompact cars that could operate without a person at the wheel.<p>Actually, the cars wouldn't even have a wheel. Or gas and brake pedals. The company says the vehicles will use sensors and computing power, with no …

Samsung Moves To Upstage Apple With New Biometric Data Platform

Samsung is building a “data bank” of people’s biometric information that app developers and researchers can plug into to create clever, health-related services — ideally for Samsung devices.<p>Following the release of its Gear Fit wearable fitness tracker, its new SAMI platform, overseen by a former …

Beats Parts Ways With Design Firm As Apple Takes Over Hardware

Now at Apple, Beats Electronics is leaving behind the design firm that made Beats synonymous in popular culture. The news came from Ammunition’s founder, Robert Brunner, in a blog post shortly after Apple finally announced the $3 billion deal.<p>Ammunition has been with Beats since the beginning. …

Samsung's mobile health app can now tell when you're stressed out

The Galaxy S5's heart rate sensor has mostly been handy for fitness gurus, but it's now helpful for the rest of us, too. Samsung has pushed out an update to S Health that uses the sensor to track stress levels; if your heart is racing after a bad day at work, you'll know. The app also tracks …

8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google Drive

Google Drive Tips and Tricks<p>1. Crop photos<p>2. Experiment with add-ons<p>3. Check out your Drive activity<p>4. Look at your revision history<p>5. Use …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Denver Airport Realizing It Doesn't Have a Marijuana Problem

Denver’s airport is seeing few challenges to its marijuana possession ban, airport and police officials said.<p>Airport spokesman Heath Montgomery told</i> …

Leading in Ukraine election, billionaire Petro Poroshenko declares victory

Billionaire Petro Poroshenko leads all candidates with 54% of the vote counted in Ukraine's presidential election, the Central Elections Commission reported Monday.<p>He declared victory a day earlier, following preliminary exit polls that suggested he had secured a majority of the vote.<p>His closest …

Forget touch: Gestures may star in Samsung's new smartwatches

Samsung has made progress in many ways with its wearable devices lately, and more improvements could be on the way.<p>Newly published patent applications show the device maker’s interest in enabling a smartwatch to take input based on gestures, which could pose a challenge to devices like the highly …

New Roller Coaster Sends You On A 60-MPH Face-First Fall

<i>Weeeeee</i><p>The 335-foot Falcon’s Fury, which opens this spring at Busch Gardens Tampa, isn’t the tallest drop tower in the world. That honor goes to 415-foot Zumanjaro at Six Flag’s Great Adventure. But the Fury offers a thrill no other ride does: a 60-mph, face-first free fall.<p><b>1) Slow brake</b><p>After about …

Engineering

Out Of Old Factory, Japanese Company Sells... High-Tech Lettuce

Not your typical product from an electronics firm<p>In an empty space in its former factory in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, electronics-maker Fujitsu is now developing an unusual product: lettuce. Grown in a clean room, the lettuce has been engineered to contain low amounts of potassium. The growing …

Feds used donations intended for poor for massages, luxuries for themselves

Federal employees and a contractor diverted more than $1 million of charitable contributions to spending on themselves for in-office massages, meals at every meeting and other luxuries and unnecessary expenses, a government audit found.<p>They called themselves "volunteers" and said they needed …

Which Hotels Have the Best High-Tech Amenities?

<i>A:</i><p>I could care less about luggage-sorting robots or Facebook kiosks. But high-tech bells and whistles that actually elevate my hotel stay? Yes, please. Be sure to book the following forward-looking lodgings whose amenities go well beyond the usual gimmickry.<p>Stanford Court San Francisco Hotel<p>(Ted …

Hospitality

Providing you with safe access to the Global Precious Metals Market

Gold and Silver Bullion – News and Commentary Stocks in Japan, South Korea surge on news of Trump-Kim meeting (MarketWatch.com) Stocks Rise in Asia …

Palladium Price Highest Since 2011 Due To Russian Worries, South African Strike

<b>(Kitco News) -</b> Palladium futures hit their highest level since 2011 on Monday as heightened geopolitical tensions surrounding Russia and Ukraine have …

To Be Results Focused, Stop Focusing On Results

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many entrepreneurs, success is measured by profitability and achieved by increasing revenue and decreasing expenses. But just focusing on those desired outcomes is a mistake that will yield little change to the bottom line. The reason …

Employee Engagement

Introducing Open Equity: Buffer’s Equity Formula and Full Individual Breakdown

Ever since we established the Buffer values that are at the heart of our company culture, we’ve been continuously on the lookout for new ways to live …

The Top 10 Audio Books That Every Entrepreneur Must Listen To

With a million and one things on an <i>entrepreneur’s agenda</i>, it is almost next to impossible to find the time to read a book from front to back. Well …

4 Ways to Dominate a Pitch Competition

This story appears in the March 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>For Ash Kumra, winning a pitch competition yielded much more than the $30,000 in cash and professional services he received. "Contests offer instant validation," Kumra says. "That tells an investor or a sponsor that this business …

Entrepreneurship

The 3 Hires I Wish I'd Made Sooner

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you are starting a business, you want to build a team of highly motivated, creative people who work well together. But there are also questions about which functions to fill positions for -- and when.<p>Much of the initial hiring effort …

Product Management

4 Tips for Preparing Your Business to Grow

This story originally appeared on Salesforce<p>Everyone wants their business to succeed. You want your business to be around next year and the following year, don’t you? The question is, how many customers do you need to be successful and, more importantly, sustainable?<p>Here are four tips for preparing …

Customers

6 Changes Organizations Should Make Today

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today's competitive landscape, companies need to be efficient or get left behind. That said, companies are often stuck in their ways, leaving opportunity for growth out cold. Here are some things I would do if I took over your business …

Management

5 Ways To Go From Multitasking Muddle To Model Of Efficiency

At his Salt Lake City plant, Jim Holbrook, founder and president of Premier Plastics, applies lean manufacturing principles to make operations as efficient as possible.<p>But it was a different story in his office, before he quit multitasking about a year ago. He was working 12–14 hours a day, six …