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President Trump Struck the First Blow on Trade. The World Is Starting to Hit Back

(WASHINGTON) — The United States attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of billions …

Globalization

Trump plan to bail out coal industry punishes red states the most

Trump plans to enrich his rich crony friends at the expense of American consumers.<p>President Trump has ordered Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to take …

Fossil Fuels

Connected Commerce

The manufacturing, logistics, and retail sectors are undergoing profound transformation. Follow along to see what the future holds.<p>Industrial sewing machine<p>Sensors in factory equipment stream data to cloud-based IT systems. There, algorithms track machine vibration, changes in power consumption, …

Internet of Things

Make Your Garden Private With These Lovely Plant Ideas

Whether you love or hate your neighbors, you most certainly need space for your own adventures with your family that you do not want to share with …

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

3 Stocks That Feel Like Microsoft in 1986

Microsoft created tens of thousands of millionaires after going public. Can these three stocks do the same?<p><b>Microsoft Corporation</b> (NASDAQ:MSFT) has …

Trump's Losing Trade Gambit

President Trump’s practice of staking out extreme positions on trade as a negotiating tactic is a sign of his brilliance. Or so we’re told. But that theory took on water last week, when Mr. Trump had to backtrack on a promise to hit Mexico and Canada with a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on …

Top Stock Picks for 2018, According to People Who Have Beaten the Market

Expert advice for your stock portfolio.<p>How can you tell which stocks are likely to outperform? One simple way is to ask professional stock pickers …

5 financial New Year's resolutions everyone should make

One of them could make you almost $300,000 richer by retirement.<p>Last year, close to 40% of Americans made financial New Year's resolutions, according to a Fidelity survey. Studies show that those who make resolutions are more likely to accomplish their goals than those who don't, so now's a great …

Personal Finance

The 100 Best Products of 2017

The word “best” gets thrown around a lot these days — so much, in fact, that it can sometimes read empty. At <i>Gear Patrol</i>, we use “best” to describe …

Conscious-Capitalism Stocks: Companies That Have Succeeded by Doing Good

Conscious capitalism starts with the basic premise that a business can do good for its workers, the environment, and its shareholders, all at the same time.<p>John Mackey, founder of Whole Foods Market, wrote a book on the subject named <i>Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business</i>. In …

Investing

How to Gain Credibility When You Have Little Experience

There’s a meme on the internet, which speaks truth about a dilemma for young people entering the hypercompetitive workforce of 2017. The photo is of two seasoned, older interviewers glaring critically across the table at a young interview candidate with the following words: “We’re looking for …

29 Useless Pieces Of Trivia You'll Want To Tell Everyone Right Away

"Yoda and Miss Piggy were voiced by the same person."<p>—Sophomaniac<p>—wofflestomp<p>—CrookedKeith<p>—McSmallFries<p>—Solgrynn<p>—monkus2k<p>—Darth_Draper<p>—kborschel<p>—youryellowumbrella<p>—ac2cvn71<p>—jimmiethefish<p>—MarlaTheTumor<p>—Abysmal_Abyss<p>—fabytta5<p>—No_name_Johnson<p>—chrisPmaplebaconRD<p>Some responses have been edited for …

The Post’s new findings in Russia’s bold campaign to influence the U.S. election

Stunning intelligence<p>U.S. intelligence agencies had sourcing deep inside the Russian government capturing Putin’s direct instructions.<p>More details<p>Covert retaliatory options<p>Before he left office, Obama set in motion a secret program that authorized the deployment of “implants” in Russian …

Donald Trump

President Trump Likes Taking Credit for Jobs. Here Are the Facts

President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to create more jobs for American workers, and since his election, he has regularly touted his ability …

Track Trump

China says can resolve trade disputes with new U.S. government

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States can resolve any trade disputes through talks, the government said on Thursday, as a Chinese newspaper warned U.S. business could be targets for retaliation in any trade war ushered in by President-elect Donald Trump.<p>Trump, who is sworn into office on …

What Happens When Trump’s Tirade War With China Becomes a Trade War?

The big risk—that a trade war would lead to a shooting war—probably is overrated. But that’s because China has so many economic weapons at its …

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Pros and Cons of the 529 College Savings Plan

In this video from the<i>Motley Fool Answers</i>podcast,Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp welcome Sean Gates to the show as they answer listener questions.<p>This latest question will be of interest to any parents or future parents who think their kids might one day head to college. The team hashes out the …

The Downsides of Being Very Emotionally Intelligent

Gemma is extremely caring and sensitive. She pays a great deal of attention to others’ emotions and is kind and considerate. Gemma is also quite optimistic. She is usually upbeat and remains positive even in the face of bad news. Her colleagues love working with her because they see her as a beacon …

‘I will give you everything.’ Here are 282 of Donald Trump’s campaign promises.

In Donald Trump’s final days on the campaign trail, he promised his supporters that “every dream you ever dreamed for your country” will come true if he becomes president — one of dozens of sweeping promises he made and is now expected to fulfill.<p>In January, I compiled a list of 76 campaign …

Immigration

The only guide to Tokyo you need before you visit

Photographer Tim Walker and <i>Vogue</i> UK stylist Kate Phelan embarked on a journey to the land of the rising sun. Here, they share some of their favourite …

Japan

Move Over Scotch! How About You Try Out These 16 Japanese Whiskies?

Listen up, whisky drinkers!<p>It’s time to set your glass of the usual scotch aside and step into the scintillating world of Japanese whiskies. Over the …

The most popular beers at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival

There are two types of winners at the Great American Beer Festival: Those that walk away with one of the coveted medals from the show's judges and …

The FTC Has Some Harsh Words for Patent Trolls

A new report by the Federal Trade Commission sheds light on companies that game the patent system, boosting claims by many in the tech industry that …

Election blindness: It’s the end of the world economy as we know it — and we feel fine

Our myopic focus on Trump and Clinton has blinded us to a looming debt crisis and a global economy on the precipice<p>As the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund convene this week in Washington for their annual meeting, there is growing evidence that the post-World War II global consensus …

The Highest, Longest Glass Bridge on Earth Opens in China

This newly opened walking bridge in southeastern China wasn’t designed for a relaxing stroll. The structure spans 1400 feet across Hunan province's …

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

Public Speaking

How to Get Photos off of Your iPhone or iPad and onto Your Computer Without iTunes

Apple’s mobile devices are notorious for being limited in terms of what content can be transferred from them, to your computer, and in what way. In …