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NYSE explains why it went down Wednesday

The New York Stock Exchange (ICE) crashed Wednesday at 11:32 a.m. ET and remained down for exactly 3 hours and 38 minutes. It caught many traders off …

The next domino to fall: Latin America

Greece needs a bailout and China's stock market is in meltdown mode. But the global economy has another rising red flag: Latin America.<p>Every major Latin American economy is slowing down or shrinking. The World Bank predicts this will be Latin America's worst year of growth since the financial …

Greek crisis sparks bargains on island villas

Has Greece got a deal for you.<p>Brave investors are hunting for cheap island villas in Greece in the hopes that the crumbling economy will boost their bargaining power.<p>The escalation in the country's financial troubles in recent weeks has seen a surge interest from foreign buyers.<p>George Eliades, …

Probabilistic programming does in 50 lines of code what used to take thousands.

Most recent advances in artificial intelligence — such as mobile apps that convert speech to text — are the result of machine learning, in which …

Van Cleef & Arpels

Dedicated to a unique savoir-faire, the Lacquered Butterfly collection was created in association with Mr. Junichi Hakose - a talented Japanese lacquer-artisan. Each clip, individually handcrafted, embodies elegance and grace. Van Cleef & Arpels Hana Karakusa Lacquered Butterfly clip - yellow gold, white mother-of-pearl, diamonds #VCAspring

Van Cleef & Arpels, High Jewelry Place Vendôme since 1906

Alhambra<br>Celebrating luck since 1968<p>Inspired by the four-leaf clover, its motif has endured, embodying the timeless style of Van Cleef & Arpels and …

Les Ateliers Créations by Van Cleef & Arpels

<b>Pivoine Mystérieuse necklace, Palais de la chance™ collection</b><p><i>White gold, diamonds, red gold, Mystery Set™ rubies</i><p>The Pivoine Mystérieuse necklace from …

Les Ateliers Créations by Van Cleef & Arpels

<b>Cinemagraph - Main d'Or™ polisher at Van Cleef & Arpels workshops</b><p>Polishing of a jewelry leaf motif of the Pivoine Mystérieuse necklace – Palais de la …

#HauteJoaillerie Pavot de Californie bracelet from the Palais de la Chance™ collection is daring for its Mandarin garnets set of 128.64 cts and its volume which provides a majestic complement to the curve of the wrist #TEFAF2014

Jewels, Gems, and Treasures

“Spectacular…one-of-a-kind…a very sparkly part of our history.”—WCVB-TV<p>What is a gem? “Jewels, Gems, and Treasures: Ancient to Modern,” the first …

Van Cleef & Arpels, High Jewelry Place Vendôme since 1906

Summer time with Frivole collection<p>The ladybugs keep on travelling through the shimmering Frivole creations.<p>Frivole™<p>Frivole™<p>Discover all creations …

Jewelry

a special order made by H.H. Prince Aga Khan - at "India: Jewels that Enchanted the World" exhibition at Moscow @kremlinmuseums - through July 27

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Van Cleef & Arpels, High Jewelry Place Vendôme since 1906

New High Jewelry collection Quatre contes de Grimm<p>A single one of these feathers is worth more than my entire kingdom, said the king!<p>The selection<p>The …

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Lightgazing | Japan’s best illumination spots of 2013

Illumination. It’s an odd word to hear in a sentence, made only odder as a seeming tourist destination. But In Japan, especially around this time of …

10 money-making ideas for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>After a stellar year for stocks in the U.S. and other developed markets, what can investors expect in 2014?<p>If the Federal Reserve’s …

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100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

Tour One of Iceland's Incredible Geothermal Plants

The Svartsengi geothermal power plant produces 75 Mw of energy, provides thousands of homes with hot water, and created a hot lagoon that became a tourist attraction.<p>The Svartsengi geothermal power plant produces 75 Mw of energy, provides thousands of homes with hot water, and created a hot lagoon …

Apple's Hire Of Burberry's Angela Ahrendts Shows Its Future Is In Lifestyle, Not Tech

When Apple announced its hiring of Burberry CEO (and Forbes Power Woman) Angela Ahrendts, they scored one of fashion’s great turnaround artists as their new head of retail and e-commerce.<p>They simultaneously added a welcome dose of diversity to their c-suite leadership. Ahrendts is the first woman …

'It' Girls Through the Ages

A look back at some of our favorite women who have that elusive "it" factor<p>Before Alexa, Leandra, and Olivia. there was Edie, Suzy, and Penelope. And before them, there was Clara. And before Clara, there was Eve (as in, Adam and...). In honor of our look at the state of the modern It Girl in our …

12 Ways to Become the Office Superstar

How to beat your generation's bad rap and become the office superstar<p>You've heard that millennials are power-hungry, overconfident people who spend all day attached to their iPhones and want constant promotions. Crush the stereotype with these tips from Gen Y career expert Dan Schawbel, author of …

How startups disrupted the New York City office space leasing market

<i>Andrew Stein and Bert Rosenblatt are the founding Principals of Vicus Partners, LLC.</i><p>In case you haven’t heard, there’s a tech revolution happening in New York. In the past two years, hundreds if not thousands of new tech companies have hatched in NYC. And many of them are growing rapidly and …

25 Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

The arduous experience of entrepreneurship often makes founders a fount of business advice. From billionaire Richard Branson to Garrett Camp, co-founder of transport startup Uber, both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs have tips to share through their Twitter feeds.<p>Branson regularly …

How A Powerful Group Of Corporations Quietly Tried To Roll Back Clean Energy Standards, And Failed Miserably

When the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, wants a law passed, it has all the resources to make that happen.<p>The organization is known …