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America's Most Powerful CEOs 40 And Under

<i>The individuals who meet the criteria for this list are from the 20 publicly-traded companies with the highest market caps (as of market close March 5, 2014) who have CEOs ages 40 and younger. All data is taken from S&P Capital IQ.</i><p>It’s been said that youth is wasted on the young, but the …

New Jersey is the latest state to ban Tesla's direct-to-customer car sales

Tesla's direct-to-customer sales model just hit another big roadblock. New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Commission has voted in favor of a rule banning direct car sales, effectively kicking Tesla out of the state as of this April. For those keeping score, this is the EV maker's third such defeat, …

Apple and Samsung headed for another patent trial in March after failing to reach a settlement

It's back to court for Apple and Samsung. After an attempt at settling their latest patent dispute, the two companies will begin another trial in March, according to a filing with the US district court in San Jose. To be clear, this isn't a re-trial of the case that Apple brought back in 2011 -- …

Obama's 2015 Budget Proposal: More Spending, Less Pretending

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Next month, President Obama will release his 2015 budget, proposing an increase in spending and tax …

Fracking brings oil boom to south Texas town, for a price

Since 2008, hydraulic fracturing oil drilling technology has been tapping the rich Eagle Ford shale formation, transforming Carrizo Springs in good ways and bad. Nobody knows how long it will last.<p>February 15, 2014|By Molly Hennessy-Fiske<p>A rig drills for oil and gas in south Texas’ Eagle Ford …

Comcast's $45 Billion Purchase Of Time Warner Cable Is Trouble For Apple TV

After years of rumors, speculation, and wishing, we got two solid reports that said Apple was really ready to launch a full-on TV product.<p>Both the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg said Apple was planning to release an Apple TV this year. Bloomberg predicted an April reveal, and the WSJ predicted …

Set-Top Boxes

Germany and France are working together to keep internet traffic away from the US

The ongoing revelations about the extent of NSA data collection are causing other countries to tighten up their security and keep their citizens' data private. Germany in particular has been talking about keeping its internet traffic and email messages private within the country for some time, and …

Split verdict in Florida loud-music slaying case

A jury in Florida returned a split verdict in the case of Michael Dunn, accused of killing an unarmed teenager in a dispute over loud music — a decision that will put the software engineer in prison for the rest of his life but leaves unanswered lingering questions about race, guns and self-defense …

Worldview

“I’m skeptical of being an entrepreneur for the sake of being an entrepreneur,” says Geoff Lewis, a Principal on the Investment Team at Founders Fund. “It’s about worldview – we’re looking for someone who has got a really contrarian view of the future,” he said pointing to SpaceX, the space …

7 Ways Leaders Maintain Their Composure in Difficult Times

Leaders need to show more composure than ever before in the workplace. With the change management requirements, increased marketplace demands and intensifying competitive factors that surround us, leaders must have greater poise, agility and patience to minimize the impact of uncertainty. How …

Feds accuse Apple of “character assassination” over antitrust monitor – UPDATE

<i>UPDATE: Late Monday afternoon, Reuters reported that U.S. District Judge Denise Cote refused Apple’s request to dismiss the court-appointed monitor,</i> …

The College Degrees With The Highest Starting Salaries

The final results are in for the class of 2013: Bachelor’s degree graduates are earning salaries that are 2.6% higher than they were in 2012. The average: $45,600. Though engineering majors still earn more than grads with other degrees, with an average starting salary of $62,600, their compensation …

China exports, trade surplus miss forecasts

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — China’s exports and trade surplus for December missed forecasts Friday, though the markets appeared to take the results …

Breakout NBA Draft Prospects Guaranteed to Shine in 2014

A truckload of breakout NBA draft prospects have turned our heads in 2013-14, but only a small handful will continue to shine as they turn pro next year.<p>These ballers have taken the collegiate scene by storm, and while they might not be as dominant in the NBA, they will make a huge impact for their …

Samsung profits down 6% as smartphone competition hots up

Samsung's fourth-quarter operating profit declined 6% over a year earlier, the company said today, underlining the challenges the world's largest smartphone maker faces as sales of mobile devices slow in advanced countries.<p>The South Korean company said in a profits preview that its operating profit …

Obama's healthcare law takes full effect this week

WASHINGTON — Nearly four years after it was signed and after months of scrambling and uncertainty, President Obama's landmark bid to guarantee Americans health security takes full effect Wednesday as the Affordable Care Act begins delivering healthcare coverage to millions nationwide.<p>Administration …

13 states raising pay for minimum-wage workers

State minimum wages will exceed the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour in 21 states on Jan. 1.<p>The retail-worker strikes that swept the nation in 2013 did not move Congress to raise the minimum wage, but a growing number of states are taking action.<p>The minimum wage will rise in 13 states this week, …

There Are Now At Least 14 Digital Currencies Worth More Than $1

Bitcoin prices on the Mt. Gox exchange have climbed back up to $800. Litecoin, which bills itself as the "silver" to Bitcoin's gold and is often accepted by retailers taking Bitcoin, surpassed $1 months ago and now stands at $24.<p>But many lesser-known currencies have broken through the $1 …

Cryptocurrency

Facts And Figures On America's Richest

Bill Gates is the richest American for the 20th year in a row and has reclaimed the title of world’s richest person from Mexico’s Carlos Slim with a net worth of $72 billion. Warren Buffett, again number two, was the year’s biggest dollar gainer, having added $12.5 billion to his fortune. …

This Bugatti Belt Buckle Costs More Than The Chevrolet Corvette And Ford Mustang

Fans of sports cars often wear a T-shirt or a ball cap emblazoned with the brand of their choice—the Chevrolet Corvette or Ford Mustang, for example.<p>But buyers of elite sports cars like those from Bugatti have far less humble options for professing their loyalty.<p>Among them is a belt buckle from …

40 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Bachelor's Degree

According to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following are the 40 highest-paying jobs that don't require workers to have a four-year college degree. Each has an annual salary of at least $58,000.<p>The median annual wages listed are calculated to include hourly, weekly, and …

Target Stores Hit by Massive Black Friday Credit Card Breach

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If you used a credit or debit card to shop at Target on Black Friday, your account information could …

Android 'started over' the day the iPhone was announced

Apple's boast that the iPhone changed everything about the mobile industry has received some support from one of Android's original software architects. Chris DeSalvo, who worked alongside Andy Rubin at Danger before joining Google to build its mobile OS, says that the iPhone's announcement forced …

The White House Is Bringing In Microsoft's Kurt DelBene To Run The Obamacare Website

"Kurt has proven expertise in heading large, complex technology teams and in product development. He will be a tremendous asset in our work," Sebelius said in a blog post.<p>"Kurt will work closely with me, the White House, and the teams and senior leadership in place at HHS and CMS to see this …

The White House

Still together: New analysis finds Samsung A7 inside iPhone 5S

The mystery of the Apple-Samsung relationship remains largely unsolved. But Japan's Nikkei offered more evidence on Monday that chip-level relationships are hard to end.<p>The results of an earlier Nikkei Electronics' analysis were published in Monday's Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Japan's largest business …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Gives Remarkable Speech on Gay Rights, Racism

Tim Cook, Apple’s media-shy chief executive, made a rare public speech at the U.N. this week. Auburn University, Cook’s alma mater, posted his …

Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch 2.0 puts full Android phone on your wrist (pictures)

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Apple paid its lawyers over $60 million to beat Samsung in court

The damages retrial for last year's Apple vs. Samsung legal battle recently wrapped, and new court documents reveal how much Cupertino paid its legal team to get its wins: over $60 million. The revelations come as Apple requests that Samsung reimburse a portion of those legal costs. According to …

Ireland Heads Forbes' List Of The Best Countries For Business

Three years ago, European governments and the International Monetary Fund sent Ireland a $113 billion (85 billion euro) bailout package to support the country’s budgetary needs and prop up the Irish banking system. The loan came after the Irish economy was devastated by the Great Recession. The …