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Seattle tunnel machine reaches end of long, troubled journey

SEATTLE (AP) — The world's largest tunnel-boring machine broke through a concrete wall beneath Seattle on Tuesday to reach the end of its long, …

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10 Reasons Why Your Startup Idea Is Terrible And Won't Get Funded

As a venture capital and angel investor, I get bombarded with proposals to invest in startups. Many of them are terrible and just not fundable by angel investors or venture capital funds. Here are 10 common mistakes I have seen startups make that have resulted in their inability to raise</b> …

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6 Books Entrepreneurs Should Read Every Year

Essential reading for entrepreneurs on strategy and execution<p>While speaking to students at USC's Greif Center of Entrepreneurial Studies this week, I was asked for a list of books that have been most beneficial to me in business. You'll find those titles below, but I wanted to quickly preface why …

12 books that offer a solid return on investment

by Barry Ritholtz<p>About once a week, I get an email like this: "I am interested in learning more about investing. What books would you recommend I …

What is a Good Cash on Cash Return for an Investment Property?

You would rarely hear anyone talk about cash on cash return outside the world of real estate investing. Most other investments such as stocks are …

This is the best investment you're not making

Shutterstock About two decades ago, the exchange-traded fund (ETF) revolutionized the marketplace when it allowed investors to quickly trade on their investments, whenever they wanted to, day or night.<p>But what if an investor only wanted to trade S&P Index stocks in a certain area, like tech?<p>And how …

Investing

19 of the best quotes we've ever heard about getting rich

Getting rich isn't reserved for a select few.<p>Almost anyone can make it happen— and people who have done it say wealth often begins with your mentality.<p>Read on for a healthy dose of inspiration from self-made millionaires, authors, entrepreneurs, and investing gurus:

15 Teddy Roosevelt quotes on courage, leadership, and success

Born to a wealthy Manhattan family in 1858, Roosevelt grew up both sickly and pampered, but decided that he would not only overcome his debilitating asthma and become a cowboy but serve the American people through politics rather than relax with his father's money. This resilience and drive would …

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The world's least visited countries – have you been to any of them?

5 Essentials to Becoming a Millionaire Before You're 30

There are so many people today who think that their twenties are a time where they must struggle financially. However, this doesn’t have to be true. …

How to Become a Millionaire: 9 Habits That Can Make You Rich

If wealth is the destination, the journey always starts with attitude.<p>Want to get rich? If you work for someone else, you won't. (Don't believe me? Check this out.)<p>That's why entrepreneurs are willing to face the vulnerability, the emotional ups and downs, and the risk of public and private …

Seven things rich people never say

One big difference between rich people and average people is what happens between the ears.<p>"Being a product of two strong dads allowed me the luxury …

12 investing books to read if you want to get rich

"On average, millionaires invest 20% of their household income each year. Their wealth isn't measured by the amount they make each year, but by how they've saved and invested over time," writes Ramit Sethi in his New York Times bestseller, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich."<p>To help you get started, we …

Investing

Interested in a Career in Venture? 6 VCs Tell You How

Spoiler alert: Even if you have a desired skill set, it's not easy to become a VC. It takes networking, business acumen plus founding a startup (or two) in order to be seriously considered.<p>Venture capitalists are the new rock stars. And discovering, then funding, the next massively disruptive …

Become a Millionaire. Treat Money Like a Jealous Lover.

Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Telling someone that you can get it done in five or ten years sounds like an unrealistic …

5 Green Myths You Probably Believe, Totally Busted

The current debate over the environment often reaches a fever pitch, which often can cloud the reality of what’s really going on. In partnership with NRG, we scrutinized five persistent myths concerning the environment, looking for truth behind the rumors.<p>Myth 1: For a lot of environmental …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

Someone might be manipulating oil prices

A puppeteer of the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles of France manipulates a puppet during a rehearsal for Charles-Simon Favart's parody of Jean Philippe Rameau's opera "Hippolyte et Aricie" during the Valletta International Baroque Festival 2014 at the Manoel Theatre in …

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10 Cardio Exercises That Burn More Calories than Running

You don’t need to spend your whole life jogging to incinerate fat.<p>Running is great—but there a tons of guys out there who don't have the time or patience to take to the road and pound pavement.<p>For many, though, running sticks in their fitness repertoire because it burns calories better than just …

Exercise

4 dos and don’ts of buying your first home

Thinking of buying your own place? It’s normal to feel a little overwhelmed. After all, it’s the biggest purchase you can make. In an effort to …

5 Ways To Transform Yourself Into A Leader

After months of effort, you finally land the promotion you’ve had your eyes on. On paper, it’s your dream job: You have a bigger team under you, more exciting responsibilities, a direct line of communication to the big boss, a salary that’s<i>actually</i> competitive, and of course, the highly anticipated …

The Cities Where Rent Is Rising The Fastest

Rents in big, glittering metropolises like New York and San Francisco are notoriously pricey and getting pricier, but it’s quickly getting more expensive to rent in smaller cities across the country, too.<p>A new report from Zillow shows that rents are spiking in many U.S. cities, even places where …

11 Alternative Ways to Invest Your Money

Five years into a bull market in stocks that has brought predictable, double-digit returns to tens of millions of investors probably seems like a bad …

The Top Cities For Engineers

Which cities offer engineers the greatest combined opportunities and compensation?<p>To determine the best cities for engineers, personal finance site NerdWallet looked at 350 of the largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., analyzing the size of the engineering industry therein using data from the …

10 Secrets to Building Mass

Here's what you need to know...<p>If you have 14-inch arms and want to start a mass building program, don't worry about your stupid abs (for a …

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How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

You have a powerful idea for the next big thing, but before you sell it to anyone, you have to get it all down on paper. It’s time to make a business plan.<p>How do you know if you’re headed in the right direction? Washington State University created an infographic that provides 10 guidelines to help …

Small Business

How Not To Get Screwed When Shopping For A Mortgage

Mortgage rates are the lowest they’ve been since May 2013, according to Freddie Mac. The good news is that buyers can now get a 30-year fixed rate mortgage for as little as 3.69%. The bad news is that eager homeowners are wading into a thick sludge of documents, come-ons and deception.<p>The two most …

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