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Xiaomi, The Chinese Smartphone Company That's Crushing Everyone, Is Earning A Lot More Money Than People Realize

Xiaomi is currently trying to raise $1 billion in funding, the Journal reports. As part of the fund raise, it has a document detailing its financial performance. The Journal saw that document, and it reports the following:<p>A table in the document showed that Xiaomi's net profit last year rose 84% to …

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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 …

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Blood Test Could Give You 'OK' For Aspirin Therapy

<i>By Jeffrey Kopman</i><p>An aspirin a day might keep your heart attacks at bay, researchers say, and there could be a blood test that lets you know for sure — even before you start aspirin therapy, according to a study from the Duke University Medical Center, published in the Journal of the American …

North Carolina's Anti-Sharia Bill Is Now Also Anti-Abortion

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The North Carolina Senate is not only considering an anti-Sharia (or Islamic law) bill passed in the …

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Everything You Want to Know About the Obamacare Delay but Were Afraid to Ask

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Obamacare was designed to take effect in little pieces — people under 26 could stay on their …

James Gandolfini left most of his $70 million estate to his two children

Six months before he died, actor James Gandolfini signed a will leaving most of his $70 million fortune to his two children.<p>Documents filed Tuesday in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court, and obtained by the New York Post, show the “Sopranos” star remembered other members of his family and some close …

Active brain 'keeps dementia at bay'

<b>Keeping mentally active by reading books or writing letters helps protect the brain in old age, a study suggests.</b><p>A lifetime of mental challenges leads to slower cognitive decline after factoring out dementia's impact on the brain, US researchers say.<p>The study, published in Neurology, adds weight to …

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Abortion bill clears N.C. Senate as protesters watch

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Senate gave its final approval Wednesday to legislation adding new restrictions for abortions in North Carolina, even as hundreds of angry protesters descended on the legislature to express their displeasure.<p>The Senate voted 29-12 for the measure that would …

Book Chronicles Face Transplant Recipient's Transformation

After hiding his face for 15 years, Richard Lee Norris has stepped into the spotlight for a book about the surgery that saved his life.<p>Norris made …