Dan Donofrio

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Guaranteed to fail

WHEN Angela Merkel declares something to be a priority in the euro zone, the region’s policy machinery steps up a gear. Over the past couple of …

Europe

Thermocell Tech Turns Waste Heat Into Power

A new ionic liquid-based thermocell technology can generate more electric power in a promising temperature range than any previous power cell design.<p>Thermocell technology converts thermal energy associated with the difference in temperature between two surfaces into electricity.<p>The ionic …

Townhall.com

Governments Should Start Paying Companies To Hire Young People, OECD Official Says

* OECD official endorses subsidised jobs for youths<p>* Many long-term jobless people risk losing benefits<p>By Leigh Thomas<p>PARIS, July 16 (Reuters) - The plight of youth unemployment in developed economies is so severe it has prompted the OECD to call for more government intervention, possibly including …

Bernanke's Bond-Buying Paradox for Markets

The Federal Reserve believes reducing its bond purchases as the economy improves won't act as a drag on the economy. But getting fractious financial markets to fall in line with that view could be a struggle.<p>The Fed made clear Wednesday that it doesn't expect any great shakes from the economy. As …

Financial Markets

Petrol prices push inflation to highest since April 2012

Inflation in the UK has risen to its highest level for more than a year, putting a further squeeze on workers struggling with stagnant wages.<p>The rise …

23 Ways To Make Money Using The Nerdiest Site On The Internet

But one way that people don't use it enough is when it comes to money.<p>If you work in finance, play in stocks, invest, have a mortgage, or pay taxes, Wolfram Alpha is here to make your life better.<p>It's got incredibly detailed data for thousands of companies and if you work in finance it better be a …

Wolfram Alpha

5 Ways To Manage Your Student Loan Debt And Still Pay Rent

Moreno was able to reduce her monthly burden slightly by consolidating her federal loans into a graduated payment plan, under which she pays just $180 per month, instead of the $305 originally owed under the standard repayments plan. However, those payments are just chipping away at the loan's 7.9 …

Personal Finance

The 8 Best Banks for High School Students

Eighty-nine percent of parents report that their kids learn about finances from them, according to Junior Achievement’s 2015 Teens and Personal …

Palin, Immigration: 5 Stories You'll Care About in Politics Next Week

New York is running out of disgraced politicians to run for city office, but we hear there are a few left in New Jersey. Being a Clinton is a good …

Sarah Palin

Carbon market could enable California polluters

Timber, dairy and chemical companies are already lining up to sell credits to the biggest greenhouse gas emitters<p>One hot day this spring John Buckley scrambled up a dusty slope of a patch of deforested land in the middle of California’s Stanislaus National Forest in the Sierra Nevada, five miles …

Dear Congress, Please Fix the Student-Visa System Too

Illegal immigration dominates the debate, but the hassles and hurdles faced by legal immigrants in the U.S. to study is important, too.<p>Reuters<p>Stepping into the American Embassy in New Delhi can be a terrifying experience. As I stood in line in 2012 to get my student visa to attend Swarthmore …

New student loan “fix” is a sham

Congress may claim its latest compromise will lessen your burden – but read the fine print and the truth comes out<p>For all the talk of Congress supposedly working to “fix” the student loan crisis, it's actually on the verge of making the battle over the loans’ interest rates worse. A long-term …

The Future 50: Best Places For Millennials To Work

There has been much talk of Millennials, the generation born after 1980. Within the mix of reports on exactly where they stand on money, work, food and life, there seems to be no consensus. Are Millennials merely the “lazy” generation as some purport, and ultimately responsible for the demise of …

US government report says global warming threatens our power grid

The Department of Energy has cited climate change as a major danger for US power infrastructure. In a report released today, the DoE said that several likely consequences of global warming — including increasing temperatures, decreasing water availability, rising sea levels, and more extreme storms …

Adieu, Doma!

The Supreme Court’s embrace of gay rights last week had an almost serene majesty. The obvious correctness of the Court’s judgment, its curt dismissal of a monstrous injustice, had a grandeur that requires little elaboration. Yet the decision had its roots in something prosaic and largely forgotten: …

Public narrowly favors Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage, Voting Rights Act

Slightly more Americans approve than disapprove of the Supreme Court's decisions last week on gay marriage and the Voting Rights Act, but neither drew a resounding response, according to a new poll.<p>The Pew Research Center poll shows 45 percent of people approve of the Supreme Court's gay marriage …

The Very Public, Very Desperate Crumbling of the Anti-gay Right

One week ago, I sat in front of the Supreme Court of the United States among hundred of others anxiously awaiting their decisions on marriage equality.<p>(photo by Sarah Baker)<p>It's strange, because there in the sun, just a few hundred feet from where the decisions were being read, we actually found …

Student Debt Stalemate Will Hammer Millions of Undergrads

Time is running out for Congress to act. And low-income college students will pay a high price if a deal can't be reached by Monday's …

College & University

US budget surplus highest in five years in June.

<b>The US government reported a budget surplus of $116.5bn (£77.02bn) in June, the most in five years.</b><p>The improving US economy meant that tax receipts were higher than expected.<p>Also, government spending plunged by 47% due to package of spending cuts and tax increases passed in January, know as the …

Fannie Mae

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Preparation Pays Off: 7 Tips For Easy Fundraising

We recently completed a­­­ $15M financing round. Given all the talk about a Series A crunch and the difficulty of raising late stage rounds, a question I often get is, “Was it hard?” My answer is always, “No, not really” but I thought I’d dive into our process to provide some more details around …

Why the Best Leaders Are Vulnerable | Inc.com

Vulnerability does not sound like the sort of topic that would get a bunch of entrepreneurs cheering. But that’s exactly what happened when Brene Brown addressed <i>Inc.’</i>s Leadership Forum on Tuesday.<p>In her talk, Brown, an author and researcher, took popular conceptions of vulnerability and upended …

Information Security

First 5 Steps to Achieving Great Things | Inc.com

You're good. You wouldn't be where you are if you weren't. But you know you're capable of better than good. You're capable of achieving truly great things.<p>Problem is, days go by, then weeks, months--maybe even years--and you're still cranking out good. You've yet to design that unbelievable …

Webinars

Feeling Stuck? 3 Simple Steps to Shake It Off | Inc.com

It happens all the time: you're trying to solve a tough problem and you get stuck. You rack your brain but the answer just won't come. Asking around doesn't help. Neither does the internet. Bummer.<p>We all know what that's like. It's damn frustrating. But when it happens to your career, it's far …

Motivation