Christian Matschke

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SpaceX and Tesla backer just invested $50 million in this startup

When the World Bank and the Philippines devised a tax program to help curb smoking in the country, they needed a way to ensure that merchants in …

World Bank

20 Affordable Crowd-Free Places in Europe

Ready to go a little off the beaten path on the continent? We love Europe's smaller cities, national parks, small towns, and wild places, where …

22 Vacations Under $100/Night

It's our favorite time of the year: shoulder season! From the beautiful beaches of Hawaii to the posh streets of Paris, here are 22 vacations that …

Which countries are the easiest to do business in?

Entrepreneurship is a key driver of economic growth and development, and it flourishes where there are minimal barriers to doing business.<p>The World …

New Zealand

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

This Is How You Beat Donald Trump

Republican strategist Liz Mair lists 10 ways to blow the billionaire out of the water.<p>For months now, consultants and pundits have been opining about …

Insight: Tesla burns cash, loses more than $4,000 on every car sold | Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) - It’s crunch time for Tesla Motors.<p>New all-wheel-drive versions of the Tesla Model S car are lined up for test drives in Hawthorne, California October 9, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson<p>The Silicon Valley automaker is losing more than $4,000 on every Model S electric sedan it sells, …

Tesla

25 Places to Get Away From It All

Where is the perfect place to find seclusion? From Florida to Malaysia, here are your picks for the world's most inspiring destinations.

5 Incredible Hotels You Need to Add to Your Bucket List by Jamal Jackson

<b>5 Luxury Hotels I have To Visit Before I Leave This Earth:</b><p>Id like to think of this post as a reminder to travel much more. Will I be able to see …

China economic uncertainty a potential risk for U.S. chipmakers | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tumbling markets and economic uncertainty in China pose a risk to major chipmakers such as Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) that derive a big portion of their sales from the world’s second-largest economy.<p>Qualcomm's logo is seen at its booth at the Global Mobile Internet Conference …

Stock Markets

Why many professional investors don’t make money

Recently, I attended a five-day workshop on investing where I happened to meet a junior fund manager of an asset management company. In the course of …

Peru’s other lost city

Larger than Machu Picchu and far less known, Choquequirao still makes you feel as though you’re practically the first to arrive.<p>The trek to the lost Incan city of Choquequirao is one of the most difficult in Peru. From the town of Cachora, located 161km west of Cusco, it’s an 18km walk to Capuliyoc …

South America

Israel exonerates itself over Gaza beach killings of four children last year

Israeli investigation says missile attack that killed boys aged between nine and 11 was ‘tragic accident’ in findings contradictory to journalists’ reports from scene<p>The Israeli military has cleared itself of culpability in one of the most controversial incidents in last summer’s Gaza war: a …

Israel

Liberty Bell Mountain in North Cascades National Park

Ruling puts Obama's immigration legacy in jeopardy

Latest legal blow could put final decision close to the end of his presidency<p>A series of setbacks and delays in the key legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration could irreparably damage his legacy on the issue, even if the Supreme Court ultimately upholds his …

Immigration

Not All Bots Are Trying to Rip Off Digital Advertisers

It's been estimated that anywhere from 56 percent to 62 percent of Internet traffic is automated, meaning that ads routinely go unseen by actual …

Bots

IS group seizes government compound in Iraq's Ramadi

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants seized the main government headquarters in Ramadi, raising their black flag over the compound and setting it ablaze hours after a series of suicide car bombings heralded the start of a major new offensive by the extremists on the strategic city.<p>The advance …

Islam

She's Almost Real: The New Humanoid On Customer Service Duty In Tokyo

The latest robot sensation in Japan is so lifelike that when she was on the floor of a Tokyo department store recently, she was confused for a human being. The new humanoid's name is Aiko Chihira, and she was working in customer service, clad in a traditional silk kimono.<p>"She's 165 centimeters [5 …

Robotics

Should we really be worried about deflation?

Concerns about deflation – falling prices of goods and services – have loomed large in recent policy discussions (see e.g. Cochrane 2014, Muellbauer …

Economics

Gen X feeling exposed when it comes to retirement

Generation X, closer to retirement than Millennials and only steps behind the Baby Boomers, has serious doubts that it can ever save enough to one day stop working, according to a new survey.<p>The study, commissioned by the insurance company Allianz Life, found that both Gen X, ages 35 to 48, and …

Retirement

In US, all presidents want their own temples

Those who spend time living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue then have the privilege of setting up a presidential library, housing their papers for public study, coupled with a museum -- all in an architectural monument to their glory years.<p>Often, these libraries are located in the president's home …

Barack Obama

Opinion: Let your stock portfolio tour Europe with these ETFs

Heads up, the European economy is showing signs of life.<p>This uptick isn’t big yet and plenty of problems could nip it in the bud. Still, Europe seems …

Investing

Greece braced for weekend of unrest as cash crunch nears

Labour Day brings Greek politicians onto the streets to protest against austerity demanded by the country's creditor powers<p>Greece was braced for the biggest weekend of civil unrest since its radical Left government assumed power, as tensions over the country's future in the eurozone are <b>set to reach</b> …

Europe

Chief Justice's Question Highlights Sex-Discrimination Argument Against Marriage Bans

The claim could be used by Chief Justice John Roberts to strike down bans on same-sex couples' marriages. The argument isn't new, though, having appeared throughout the past decades of marriage fights — since the 1970s.<p>"That theory had gotten only slight attention in scores of lawsuits challenging …

Do grades matter? Depends if you’re asking Google or Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs and Google are both thought of as companies that compete for talent. But they have different ways of spotting it.<p>One of the best-known—and surprising—results of Google’s internal research into hiring and success is that academic track records don’t really matter. In a New York Times …

Goldman Sachs

Shark Tank Star Lori Greiner's 10 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s one thing to have a business idea. It’s quite another to act on it.<p>Just ask Lori Greiner. Long before her days as a bonafide startup guru, the Shark Tank star would often come up with a product idea, not pursue it, and kick herself …

Entrepreneurship