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End of BMW Z4 Production Paves Way for Toyota-BMW Joint Sports Car

Successor could be named Z5<p>After seven years of production, BMW quietly snuffed out the Z4 roadster from its lineup. According to a report from <i>Bimmer Today,</i> on August 22, a Valencia Orange Metallic Z4 sDrive35is left the Regensburg plant as the final example of BMW’s once-popular roadster.<p>The first …

Real life video of the BMW M2 Long Beach Blue

The new BMW M2 was spotted once again in Munich. With just two weeks before its world premiere, the BMW M2 test cars are out and about, and if you’re …

The T85 New Style is Aptly Named

Terranova Italian Yachts has new management plus plans to build redesigned models at the shipyard in Pisa. One of the first will be the T85 New Style.<p>…

How to Create Fast and Easy Checklists in OS X El Capitan’s Notes App

To Do apps are great, but they can often have too much technology wrapped around them for mundane tasks. Simple text files are okay for fast to do …

This could be the best small yacht in the world — and it costs less than $1 million

The flagship of the German-built Fjord series, the Patrick Banfield design retains the same wave-cutting, seaworthy hull; minimalist profile; and open transom of its smaller siblings.<p>But the new 48 also takes the Fjord brand a step forward with features typical of larger yachts, such as a tender …

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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 …

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Top 10 Motorcycle Rides in the U.S.

Explore the best drives in the United States for motorcyclists.<p>There’s something uniquely satisfying about touring by motorcycle. The enhanced sense of freedom. The heightened adventure and awareness as you sweep through twisties and curves. You could never get so close to nature's beauty from …

15 Fascinating Facts About The SR-71 Blackbird, The Fastest Plane On Earth

April 21, 2015 | Rachel<p>1. The SR-71 Blackbird aircraft was built by Lockheed Martin and took its first flight in 1964. It was retired by NASA in 1999.<p>…

Berkshire's Shareholders Say: Create Value, Don't Extract It

At a time when the activist hedge funds’ agenda of extracting value from corporations by cost-cutting, share buybacks and financial engineering has also become the default boardroom agenda, it is heartening to read in Warren Buffett’s 50thannual letter to Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders that its …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Podcasts<p>Starring the hosts of <i>Bodega Boys, Reply All, Popcast, The Bill Simmons Podcast</i>, and more.<p>By Anna Peele1 day agoView More<p>Best Stuff<p>We …

Lifestyle

C-Corps Have Limited Use For Tax Savings

Increasingly, upper-income folks and their tax professionals are considering a corporate structure in tax planning in order to avoid Obama-era tax hikes. Starting in 2013, Congress raised the top tax bracket for individuals to 39.6%, effectively 41% after factoring in the Pease itemized-deduction …

Common Repairs on the BMW e46 3 Series

No car is perfect, even the beloved BMW e46 3-series, Manufactured 1999-2006. These cars are a favorite among Bimmer aficionados and were …

The Blackbird Had a Drone Sidekick

Supersonic robot spied on China’s nuclear program<p>by ADAM RAWNSLEY<p>In the late 1960s and early ’70s, American intelligence agencies were desperate to …

NEAR DISASTER: Cathay Pacific CX780 - a story untold till now

A great article and worth the read, including the public comments at the end of the article. I do wonder what the outcome would have been had these …

The Center of Gravity for Retirees

Peter Bernstein wrote The 60/40 Solution in 2002. His seminal article laid out arguments for why 60% stocks and 40% bonds is the “ideal asset allocation” for long-term investors. He considered this allocation the “center of gravity” on a risk and return spectrum.<p>Bernstein’s observation is timeless …

This Simple Equation Will Tell You How Much Of Your Portfolio To Invest In Stocks

But depending on how old you are, that balance will change.<p>According to Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar, authors of "On My Own Two Feet," "stocks are where the action is" for people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.<p>Having stock refers to investing in a corporation, and therefore having ownership in that …

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Time travel to the 1970s for one night on a Pan Am airplane

If you have flown economy class on an airline recently, you don't need to be reminded that the standard of service has plummeted in recent …

Airbus seeks patent for 'flying doughnut'

European aircraft manufacturer seeks patent for futuristic plane design that resembles a polo mint<p>Forget the sleek pencil shaped jet airliner, the future is the flying doughnut.<p>Airbus, the company which created the stubby cigar-shaped Airbus A380 superjumbo, has come up with an even more radical …

GOLDMAN: Here Are The 15 Best Stocks For Fat Dividends And Huge Buybacks

Buybacks will grow 18% next year after a 26% gain in 2014. S&P 500 companies are also expected to increase dividend payouts at a 7% annualized rate through 2017.<p>"Although we expect a gradual shift toward investing for growth via capital expenditures and M&A as confidence in the US economy grows, …

DJI Inspire 1: A Sleek Drone That Brings Easy 4K Aerial Imagery to the Masses

DJI has officially announced its latest camera drone. Called the Inspire 1, the new remote-controlled quadcopter brings 4K aerial video and 12MP …

Meet Joe Engle, A Pilot Who Flew A Rocket Plane Into Space

On June 29, 1965, U.S. Air Force pilot Joe Engle qualified as an astronaut, though he wouldn’t join NASA’s astronaut corps for another nine months. That Tuesday morning, Engle flew the X-15 rocket plane to a peak altitude of 280,600 feet or 53.1 miles, 3.1 miles beyond the threshold of where air …

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This Photographer is Living His Dream of Swimming with and Photographing Great White Sharks

For photographer George Probst, Shark Week must be like looking through a family photo album. That’s because this photographer’s bucket list item …

Winners of the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014 – in pictures

From a dramatic storm cloud in the US to the ‘end of the world’ in Ecuador, we take a look at the winners of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo contest, chosen from more than 18,000 entries from photographers around the world

​Google wants to sell you your next domain name

Right now, it's possible to buy a domain name using Google services. You can start the process on Google's own pages, process the transaction through Google Wallet and manage that domain through Google Apps -- but you didn't actually <i>buy</i> that domain from Google. That's about to change. Today the …

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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