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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 …

Investing

Here's what's tucked in the spending bill

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Congress that has done virtually nothing for two years is wrapping up 2014 with a bang.<p>Dozens of policy provisions are tucked into a 1,603-page bill that will keep the government open through next September. The provisions affect everything from campaign finance laws to …

Work-life balance is dead (Opinion) - CNN.com

For U.S. residents of the East Coast, Reykjavik can be a shorter flight than going to California, and you'll get hot springs, unique food (fermented shark anyone?), interesting culture and live volcanoes. New movie "Interstellar" even filmed some scenes there.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Vacation ideas: Hop a plane …

Every fish you eat is an environmental mystery, but would you pay more to know the truth?

The boat’s winch slowly hauls in the net, dripping with mud, with holes finer than my little finger. The boat has been bottom trawling only a few hundred metres off Thailand’s coast, where they’re not meant to be operating. The catch is embarrassingly small compared to even two years ago says my …

New York harassment video woman: My story isn't unique - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- What started as an expose of the harassment women face in public has turned into fodder for death- and rape threats against the woman in the viral video.<p>"There are people who've said a lot of things, but I'm not reading what they are saying," Shoshana Roberts told CNN's Anderson Cooper on …

Treefellers

In Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa, a group of Afrikaans men live on the outskirts of of the coastal city. The photographs I plan to share reflect an intimate look into the lives of these men; how they live, work, and ultimately survive on the fringes of a new South Africa.<p>They fell trees and sell …

Why are America's biggest businesses struggling?

America loves a good comeback story. Especially when the stock market is the protagonist.<p>Investors were having panic attacks mid-month. Nearly all the gains for the year were wiped out. Now the Nasdaq and S&P 500 are both positive for October and way up for the year. The Nasdaq is up over 1% this …

Fannie Mae settles shareholder lawsuit for $170 million

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fannie Mae FNMA.OB has reached a $170 million settlement of a lawsuit accusing it of misleading shareholders about its finances, risk management and mortgage exposure before it was seized by the U.S. government during the 2008 financial crisis.<p>A woman toting an umbrella passes …

HILLARY CLINTON: Women In America Are Owed Money

"Ask yourself why ... we still act as if it's 1955," Clinton said. "The fact that women still get paid less than men for the same work costs them and their families thousands of dollars every year."<p>Clinton went on to envision what women could do with the additional income when they are paid as much …

Hillary Clinton

Fracking Triggers More Ohio Earthquakes, Study Finds

Another rare case of fracking-caused earthquakes has jolted Ohio. A new study connects some 400 micro-earthquakes near the town of Canton, in Harrison County, to hydraulic fracturing wells. The three wells operated from September through October 2013 in the Utica Shale. Ten of the quakes registered …

Hearings planned for Nebraska power line project

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Public Power District plans to begin hearings along the route of its recently approved 345,000-volt transmission line …

Medical, biotech stocks jump after U.S. nurse contracts Ebola

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of little-known medical equipment and biotech companies jumped on Wall Street on Monday, after news that a nurse had become the first person to contract the deadly Ebola virus in the United States.<p>Emergency vehicles are at the apartment of a health worker who has tested …

This One Idea Changed How Bosses Treat Office Workers Forever

A founding faculty member of MIT's Sloan School of Management, McGregor wrote "The Human Side of Enterprise," a 1960 business book that changed the way managers see — and treat — their workers.<p>The core insight of McGregor's book was one that took an optimistic view of the office worker's nature, as …

Employment

This company says it can fix the sales process using lots of data science, and even more data

Salt Lake City, Utah, and the surrounding area are home to an under-appreciated number of technology companies, including one that’s using an immense …

Check Out The Crazy, Neon 'Offices' Of This Silicon Valley Scavenger Hunt Startup

Founded by Joe Garvey in 2012, CLASH is a social scavenger hunt startup that has hosted events for major Silicon Valley tech companies like Google, Facebook, Salesforce, Lyft, Vox, Yelp, Pinterest, Fitbit, Cisco, Pandora, and Sony, among others.<p>Garvey describes the hunts — which typically involve …

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

Do cheat. Don't eat breakfast. How to be a Parisian woman

According to model Caroline de Maigret and her co-authors, Parisian women never try to be friends with their children, work too hard on their appearance or have overly white teeth © AFP Stephane de Sakutin<p>Paris (AFP) - Embrace your inner snob. Wear red with pink. Eat oysters at home and go to bed …

Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest-Ever Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

<b>Malala Yousafzai</b> won the Nobel Peace Prize today. Yousafzai is the seventeen-year-old girl from Pakistan who, almost two years ago exactly, when she was fifteen, was shot in the head by the Taliban while riding a bus to school. Yousafzai recounted the events in a book she published last year, at …

Secretive Iranian Site + Strange Explosion = ...?

The timing and location of yet another mysterious blast in Iran should raise more than a few questions.<p>In a little-noted news item ahead of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's speech to the United Nations General Assembly late last month, Israel accused Iran of conducting nuclear implosion tests at …

The Secret to Happiness at Work Is the Right Job for Enough Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Job fit is important. Employees generally say that enjoying their job is more important than salary, as evidenced by higher rankings of satisfaction compared to salary in job satisfaction surveys. According to the 2008 GMAC study, …

Employment

How Alibaba's Jack Ma Became the Richest Man in China

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>English teacher and Internet entrepreneur Jack Ma founded Alibaba 15 years ago in his tiny apartment in Hanzhou, China. On Friday, Ma became the richest man in China on the heels of the biggest IPO in U.S. and possibly world history.<p>With …

Jack Ma

EU to accuse Apple of taking illegal tax aid from Ireland, reports say

The European Union will accuse Apple of taking illegal aid from the Irish state through sweetheart tax deals over two decades, the Financial Times reported on Monday.<p>A European Commission investigation into Apple’s tax affairs in Ireland, where it has a rate of less than 2%, has found that the …

China, the Climate and the Fate of the Planet

As the sun rises in mid-july over andrews Air Force Base near Washington, D.C., Secretary of State John Kerry climbs quickly – he’s positively …

Sensors, sensors everywhere (but especially in the fields): FarmLink raises $40M

Agriculture is taking on a whole new look thanks to the emergence of ubiquitous sensors and big data technologies, as farmers are now able to collect …

This Facebook 'Manipulation' Scandal Is Ridiculous — Companies Test Products (And You) All The Time

This test, one of many the company conducts routinely with the aim of improving its product, involved 700,000 English-speaking Facebook users for a week in 2012.<p>The test was designed to test a prevailing "meme" at the time: The hypothesis that the upbeat tone of the content people shared and saw on …

Social Media

11 Startups We Wish Existed

We decided to put together a list of the startups we wish existed. Any entrepreneurs and developers out there, have at it. You're welcome for the free ideas.

Startups

What is An Entrepreneur in Residence?

‘Entrepreneur in Residence’ (EIR) is the tech community’s newest job title. They’re popping up at Fortune 500 companies like Dell and venture firms like Greylock Partners to introduce a lens into the changing innovation landscape.<p>“EIRs are the new ambassadors for investors and large organizations,” …