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How a Little Bit of Retirement Planning Goes a Long Ways

When it comes to personal finance, one of the big mistakes people often make is to focus too heavily on the investing aspect.The motivation behind …

Putting powerful platforms under cooperative control

On November 13th and 14th in New York City, several hundred people gathered to talk about the problems of an online economy reliant on monopoly, …

This Jewish couple survived the Holocaust hidden behind a church organ. Their daughter — also in hiding — had no idea.

Watching refugees escape Syria and Iraq has been really difficult for many people. I know it has been for me. Just imagine what it's like for them.<p>For one thing, the sheer number of people is numbing.<p>So are the constant stories of children in trouble. Children dying en route to Europe. Children who …

Winnie-the-Pooh

Apple, Amazon and Microsoft’s mega-million con: How titans of the new economy screw us all on taxes

<b>Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos (AP/Bernd Kammerer/Reuters/Shannon Stapleton/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Tech titans powering the economy shelter money through insane tax-avoidance havens. It’s wrong — and adding up<p>Gabriel Zucman<p>November 27, 2015 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Offshore tax havens enable not only individuals to …

Economics

The secret to reducing inequality: What economists and business leaders still can’t grasp

Progressive policy wonks’ growing fascination with “Short-Termism” could be putting out long-term interests at risk<p>The concept of Short-Termism is fast becoming the darling of progressive economic policy wonks. Predictably, the discourse is littered with inaccuracies and half-truths as pundits rush …

Top 10 Brands With the Best Car Buying Experience: 2015

<b>The J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study results are in and overall sales satisfaction has improved slightly compared to last</b> …

Luxury Lifestyle

The Ethiopian Regime Is Destabilizing the Horn of Africa Region

The Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn claims Al-Shabab is diminishing with Ethiopian support to the Somali government. He also told BBC Africa editor, Mary Harper, that "Ethiopians are satisfied with the system of government in the country."<p>During the interview, PM Desalegn painted a …

Money, Money, money!: The world's biggest heists and robberies, in pictures - Telegraph

I asked legendary tycoon T. Boone Pickens for financial advice ― his answer was surprisingly simple

I'm 27, so this advice will probably be useful for most millennials — anyone aged 19 to 34.<p>His answer was surprisingly simple.<p>"First thing I'd say is if you haven't developed a good work ethic, you better do it," Pickens said.<p>"The work ethic is the backbone of success as far as I'm …

Zuma's postcard from parallel universe, with love to South Africa

The relationship that President Jacob Zuma has with democracy has been questioned of late. It is under his watch that cell phone jammers were first …

Sunday's Cigar Cartoon: "some things can't wait"

Cartoons

Chevron starts production offshore Central Africa

Central Africa

Capitalism and the Dutch East India Company | Crash Course World History

Join host John Green to learn about the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie, doing business as the VOC, also known as the Dutch East India Company. In …

Ugandan firms could scuttle Kenya’s pipeline dreams

In Summary<p>Oil companies in Uganda are in discussions with Tanzania for an alternative pipeline route through Tanga despite a recent agreement between …

Africa

10 Of The Best Luxury Hotel Brands In The World

The good news for American travelers seeking luxury is that there are more high-end hotels around the world than ever before. The bad news is that not every expensive, glitzy new hotel is a luxury property.<p>There has been a huge worldwide hospitality building boom for the past decade, in established …

Hospitality

Nigeria is one of world's worst business destinations - World Bank - Premium Times Nigeria

<i>Related News</i><p>Despite improving five steps on its ranking last year, Nigeria emerged one of the worst business destinations, the 2015 World Bank’s Ease …

Africa

Music Revenue Challenges: Streaming and Performance Royalties

Making a piece of music is only half the battle. Individuals forget after they signed a contract with a label, the next step in the business of …

Where's the Fire? Apple Music's Leaked Contract Is Pretty Standard

Rights holders may take issue with other aspects of Apple Music contracts, but revenue sharing shouldn't be one of them.<p>Don't forget about music …

Apple Music

David Byrne: Record companies siphoning money from streaming websites instead of paying royalties

Record companies are siphoning money from streaming websites into secret “black box” accounts, instead of paying royalties to the artists who …

Music publishing group says it's suing SoundCloud over royalties

A British music industry group that represents more than 111,000 songwriters and publishers is taking legal action against the popular streaming website SoundCloud for copyright infringement.<p>PRS for Music said Thursday that SoundCloud, which counts 175 million monthly listeners, has failed to …

Music Streaming Now Generates Trillions Of Plays -- But Are Royalties Keeping Up?

Next Big Sound tracked an incredible 1.03 trillion streams in the first half of 2015. Many weren't monetized.<p>Billions were too small to measure the …

Let’s Review Oil Royalties and Start Acting Like Owners Again.

Alberta’s new NDP government has taken steps to fulfill one of their key election promises by appointing a panel to ensure Albertans are receiving …

Kenyan Copyright Collection Society Shockingly Found To Be Paying Artists Very Little

The very existence of copyright collection societies, those organizations that try to find any way to squeeze any amount of money of any businesses …

Woman denied Fifty Shades royalties may get $10m

An Australian woman who helped publish "Fifty Shades of Grey" has been ordered by a judge to set aside $10m (€8.9m) for a Texas woman a jury said was …

Shades of Grey

Cumulus, CBS, iHeartMedia Sued Again By ABS Entertainment Over Pre-1972 Music Royalties, Now In New York Fed Court

August 27, 2015 at 5:14 PM (PT)<p>Sued Again<p>On the heels of filing suit against the major radio companies in a CALIFORNIA federal court (NET NEWS 8/18), …

Should Taxpayers Receive More Mining Royalties From Coal Companies?

As part of a series of listening sessions across the country, representatives from the Bureau of Land Management recently came to Gillette, Wyoming, …

Fossil Fuels

PRS takes on SoundCloud in royalties battle

Streaming site SoundCloud is being sued by the Performing Rights Society (PRS) after five years of “unsuccessful negotiations.”<p>The PRS collects and …

Classic Rock

A stream on Apple Music is worth 33% more in publishing royalties

<b>How to make more money from your songs on Apple Music with CD Baby Pro</b><b>When a listener in the US streams one of your original songs on Apple Music,</b> …