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10 Strong Buy Stocks for Under $10

Just because a stock is cheap doesn’t mean you should have to compromise on quality. These 10 Strong Buy stocks tick all the boxes. True, they are …

Investing

Tips for Understanding and Using the P/E Ratio for Investments

In the world of investments, the letters P/E stand for Price/Earnings. The price/earnings ratio is a measure of the current share price of a company …

Stock Markets

App developers are going through your email — here is how to stop them

The Wall Street Journal reports that application developers, both mobile and desktop, are busy rummaging through the email of thousands and thousands …

Venezuela's leader on Donald Trump... and the BBC - BBC News

Do You Earn Over $100,000 a Year and Live Paycheck to Paycheck? You're Not Alone.

Higher earners have trouble saving money, too.<p>When we think of the countless Americans who are forced to live paycheck to paycheck, we tend to …

Personal Finance

Your 3 most annoying traits, according to your zodiac sign

Every zodiac sign has traits that make them endearing. But every sign also comes with their flaws.<p>We spoke to astrologer Linda Furiate to see what your three most annoying personality traits are based on your zodiac sign.<p>Of course, this is just for fun, but you can keep scrolling to see what she …

Zodiac

A Beginner’s Guide to Dividend Investing

A few years back, I finally opened up an individual retirement account, or IRA. (A small step in investing, a giant leap toward adulting.) After …

Investing

13 Part-Time Jobs That Actually Pay A Ton Of Money

More Americans are choosing to step outside of a traditional 9-5 job in favor of working on their own terms. And according to data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, this means more and more of us are choosing to only work part-time roles, which are defined as a job requiring fewer than 35 …

Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, Japan — Four engineers hunched before a bank of monitors, one holding what looked like a game controller. They had spent a month training for what they were about to do: pilot a small robot into the contaminated heart of the ruined Fukushima nuclear …

Nuclear Energy

10 Drinks You Should NEVER Order at a Bar

We asked bartenders, booze experts and nutritionists. Here's what they told us.<p>People put a lot of thought into the drinks they order at a …

Personal finance: 15 smart things you can do with $1,000 right now

Deploying $1,000 in any of these ways (or several of them!) can make a meaningful difference in your life -- financially or otherwise.<p>A thousand dollars might be pocket change or a rounding error to multimillionaires and billionaires, but it's a meaningful sum for the rest of us. Any amount of …

Retirement

How Much Will I Get From Social Security if I Make $100,000?

If you have a six-figure salary, what Social Security retirement benefit should you expect?<p>Social Security benefits are or will be a major part of …

Retirement

4 Ways to Work From Home After You Retire

Thinking about picking up a part-time job after you retire? Why not work from the comfort of your couch?<p>Retiring doesn't mean you have to leave the …

Work from Home

A cooling system that works without electricity

Fluid-cooling panels being tested on the roof of a Stanford University building (credit: Aaswath Raman)Stanford University scientists have developed …

Clean Energy

Tim's Retirement Strategy: Social Security And Dividend Income Retirement Plan For A Soon-To-Be Expat

I have had the privilege of writing several portfolio review articles for a number of individuals, including people I've met in person as well as …

Wreckage of USS Indianapolis discovered by civilian researchers

A team of civilian researchers said Saturday they have found the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, the legendary World War II cruiser that was torpedoed and sunk during the final days of the war and until now was lost at sea.<p>“To be able to honor the brave men of the USS Indianapolis and their …

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen finds lost WWII ship USS Indianapolis

"We've located the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis in Philippine Sea at 5500m below the sea."<p>That tweet from entrepreneur and billionaire Paul Allen around 12:20 p.m. Saturday confirmed what many have been searching for since the ship was sunk on July 30, 1945.<p>Allen, who is leading a 13-person …

World War II

Electricity And Jobs In America

The United States electric power industry supports more than 7 million jobs. This is about 5% of all jobs in America or 1 in every 20 jobs.<p>That is the crux of a new report released yesterday by M. J. Bradley & Associates that describes how the electric power industry contributes about $880 billion …

Opinion: 6 ETFs to let you profit from the next tech revolution

It seems like you can’t surf the web these days without being inundated with headlines about a new wave of technological marvels.<p>From self-driving …

Investing

Here are 7 essential criteria to identify undervalued stocks

<b>WHAT IS VALUE INVESTING?</b><p>Value investing identifies undervalued stocks. The Motley Fool defines value investing in this way:<p>Value investors understand the market often undervalues stocks based on news and events which have little if anything to do with the long-term fundamentals of those stocks. …

Investing

79 Websites To Get Freelance Jobs Fast

If you’re a freelancer, or if you want to become one, chances are your services are in demand. Freelancers now make up 35% of the U.S. workforce and companies are always looking to outsource and work with them to meet their business goals. All you have to do is get out there and find these …

This little-known Amazon service turns stuff you want to get rid of into store credit

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images<p>It's true that many of us spend money on Amazon (sometimes frequently), but how many have traded products in …

eCommerce

As Immelt Leaves GE, Investors And Employees Have Little To Cheer

Readers of this column know I’m not a fan of General Electric’s CEO, Jeffrey Immelt. In May, 2012 I listed CEO Immelt as the 4th worst CEO of a large publicly traded American company. Unfortunately, his continued tenure since then did nothing to help make GE a stronger, or more valuable company. …

Financial Services

The Deadly Resume Mistake Most Job-Seekers Make -- And How To Fix It

Dear Liz,<p>When I can get a job interview, it usually goes well.<p>I got a job offer a month ago but it was too far away from my home and there were a few other obstacles. I wanted to take the job but it just wasn’t practical.<p>Even though I turned down the job offer, I was glad to get it. Getting the job …

A New Power Plant Burns Fossil Fuels Without Any Carbon Emissions

“Friendlier” Fossil Fuels<p>Fossil fuel plants, particularly coal-fired and natural gas plants, still make up a majority of the world’s energy sources. …

Warby Parker has an app that checks your eyes at home

Usually, completing a vision test for new glasses requires a trip to the optometrist and the glasses store. Newly announced technology could change that, however. Warby Parker, which started out as a try-before-you-buy mail-order eyeglasses company, is currently looking to use devices you already …

Here are 200 Excel shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Each workbook acts as its own separate window on your PC or Mac, while each worksheet acts as a tab within a workbook with separate cells.<p>This section of the Excel Guide offers all shortcuts you need to open, navigate between, and control all of these options.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills.</i>

Software

Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and April 2018 Update added even more bells and whistles to Microsoft's powerhouse operating system.<p>PCMag reviews …

7 Lessons from Warren Buffett's Mistakes That Will Make You a Better Investor

Warren Buffett didn't amass his huge fortune by making a lot of mistakes. But he readily admits to making some over the years.<p>Failure can be a great teacher. Just as we can (and should) learn from our own mistakes, we can also learn from the mistakes of others. Here are seven lessons from the …

Pensions Are On The Way Out But Retirement Funds Are Not Working Either

U.S. law provides for many kinds of tax-advantaged retirement plans. They fall into two broad groups: defined-benefit (DB) and defined-contribution (DC) plans.<p>Defined-benefit plans are mostly the old-style pensions. They came with a gold watch and ensured you some level of benefit for the rest of …