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Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android

There's no such thing as a free lunch, or is there?<p>Microsoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. In a surprise move, the software giant is shaking up its mobile Office strategy to keep consumers hooked to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Starting today, you'll no longer …

Metals meltdown: Gold isn't glittering

That pot of gold at the end of the rainbow just got a lot less valuable.<p>Gold and silver prices have been in meltdown mode in recent weeks. Gold spent much of 2014 trading around $1,250 an ounce. Now it trades below $1,145 -- its lowest level in over four years.<p>Why are gold and silver going out of …

Alibaba now worth more than Wal-Mart

When stocks were tumbling a few weeks ago, some experts declared that Alibaba's initial public offering on September 19 might just have been the top for the bull market.<p>So much for that.<p>Stocks have roared back to life on the back of solid earnings reports. The Dow & S&P 500 both hit all-time …

Gold Falls Below Key $1,180 Support As Stocks, Dollar Strengthen; Sell Stops Hit

<b>(Kitco News) -</b>Gold fell below a key chart-support level that traders have talked about for weeks – a triple bottom around $1,180 an ounce.<p>The December gold futures on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange tumbled as far as $1,162.10 an ounce Friday, their lowest level in four years …

Is The Human Species Still Evolving?

Bill Nye The Science Guy speculates on the future of mankind<p>Is there a <i>Homo superius</i> just around the next corner, waiting to take our place? Let’s think about what it would take: If we were to give rise to a new species, something would have to happen to us to create a bottleneck or isolated place …

Russia warns it’s coming for the Arctic’s oil, including an area Canada claims as its own

MOSCOW — Russia has warned that it will revive its claim to a huge swathe of the Arctic in the hope that it can secure the rights to billions of tons …

Microsoft Is Rising Again

<i>Disclosure: I own shares of MSFT</i><p>After remaining in the shadows of Apple, Google, and other rising technology companies for several years, Microsoft is rising again, as evidenced by the release of new products and improving financials. Today, the company announced its own system for consolidating …