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Luxottica and Essilor to merge in $53 billion deal: FT

Italian eyewear maker Luxottica and French corrective eye lens maker Essilor have agreed on a 50 billion euros ($53.16 billion) merger, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter.<p>The deal would make Luxottica's founder, Leonardo Del Vecchio, the largest single shareholder …

Markets

Why Should You Care About the Microbiome?

Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about the term microbiome, which refers to a collection of microorganisms or “good bacteria” that live inside your …

Life Sciences

Here's How Big the Opportunity Could Be for Marijuana Stocks

Wins by pro-pot advocates are ushering in a gold rush of interest in marijuana stocks. Some marijuana companies will be winners and others will be losers, but they'll all have a chance to compete in what GreenWave Advisors estimates could be a $25 billion market in 2021. Are you prepared to profit …

Marijuana

WhatsApp Apparently Has a Dangerous Backdoor

A security backdoor that can allow Mark Zuckerberg's staff to intercept and read encrypted WhatsApp messages has been revealed by a U.S. researcher, …

Security

Make Your Kid an Investing Genius

Because who else is going to support you?<p>A woman once told me she had come up with a great idea to educate her 14-year-old son about investing: She …

Investing

4 Steps People Who Weren't Born Rich Can Take to Get Rich

Building wealth is a matter of working consistently and managing what money you do have well. A little luck is a big help.<p>President-elect Donald Trump was born into wealth. His first job was literally handed to him in the form of a lofty title and loan from his real estate tycoon father. Most of us …

Wealth

5 Facts You Didn't Know About Dividends

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Certain investors don't need to be reminded that despite their conceptual simplicity, dividends as an investment tool continue to reward as much study and research as one is able to commit. As we dive into a new year, below are five interesting facts about dividends you …

Finance

How To Pronounce Luxury Brand Names

Imagine you’re making your very first red carpet appearance. “Finally,” you think, “I’ve made it.” You’re thrilled to be there, mixing and mingling …

Watches

How To Make A Good Suit Great

Ever wondered ‘how should a suit fit’? If you’re going to go to the trouble of wearing a suit, you don’t want it to look average. You don’t want it …

Clothing

How a computer sees history after "reading" 35 million news stories

So far, humans have relied on the written word to record what we know as history. When artificial intelligence researchers ran billions of those …

Computer Science

Meryl Streep attacks Trump in Golden Globes acceptance speech

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meryl Streep was honored at the Golden Globes for a lifetime of notable work, and she took the opportunity to make a sustained attack on US President-elect Donald Trump.<p>In a nearly 6-minute address while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the actress denounced Trump's campaign rhetoric …

Entertainment

Become a Millionaire - Even if You Earn $30,000 per Year

Can you become a millionaire if you only earn $30,000 per year?<p>Yes, absolutely. Here’s how.<p>Start Investing Early<p>At age 25, you begin earning $30,000 …

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How to stay motivated when you're already debt-free

How to stay financially prepared and motivated even if you have an absence of debt in your personal financial life. Read here to learn how you can …

Money

Alexa, start the washer: Whirlpool makes it possible at CES

Whirlpool today announced that many of its smart appliances will work with Amazon Alexa starting in "early 2017." The collaboration with Amazon's voice control speakers, the Echo, the Echo Dot and the Tap, will be timed with the release of a suite of new connected Whirlpool appliances.<p>The team also …

Domestic Technology

A startup trying to get the human body to fight cancer just filed for an IPO

One biotech startup is hitting 2017 with a running start.<p>Cancer drug developer Jounce Therapeutics filed for an initial public offering on Dec. 30.<p>The filing includes a target of $75 million in the public offering, though that's a placeholder and likely to change.<p>The filing is coming off a busy …

Cancer

Here's How to Spot the Difference Between Real and Fake Designer Bags

It’s all in the details.<p>Can you spot a fake Birkin above with just a glance? Natalie Wyll and Alexa Ridolfi, the sisters who run A Second Chance Resale, do that for a living, thanks to a $600 billion counterfeit industry. Along with their mother, who founded the Upper East Side store before …

Fashion

Remittances to Mexico Jump by the Most In Over a Decade Following Trump’s Election Win

Remittances to Mexico posted their biggest jump in over ten years in November in a possible reaction to the U.S. election victory of Donald Trump, …

Mexico

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Hackers have a new way to steal your banking login using WhatsApp

Hackers are targeting unsuspecting users with a new type of mobile virus that spreads through legitimate-looking word documents sent via WhatsApp, …

Security

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Israeli police question PM over corruption allegations

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police are questioning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over corruption allegations, local media reported after police cars arrived at his residence Monday.<p>The police team did not speak to journalists, but Israeli media said they are looking into suspicions that Netanyahu …

Corruption

Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security, officials say

https://videos.posttv.com/washpost-production/The_Washington_Post/20161231/586715b8e4b09334a1ba4799/586b24f8e4b03735090be0ca_1439399835595-cf9g26_t_1483416850149_1280_720_2000.mp4<p>A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected …

Russia

Before and after images of Aleppo show devastation caused by war in Syria

<b>The war in Syria has raged for almost six years.</b><p>Civil conflicts in the country were escalated by President Bashar al-Assad’s brutal efforts to …

You can now have your weed legally delivered in 60 minutes or less with this new app

It's 2016 and you can now, in some American cities, legally have someone deliver you a bag of weed. With 24 states and the District of Columbia legalizing the use of marijuana in some form, marijuana dispensaries seek alternate ways to get their product to customers.<p>GreenRush is one of several …

Marijuana

China's manufacturing expands for 5th consecutive month

BEIJING (AP) -- Activity at China's factories slowed in December but still represented the fifth consecutive month of expansion in the latest sign that the world's No. 2 economy is stabilizing.<p>The monthly purchasing managers' index by the Chinese Federation of Logistics and Purchasing was 51.4 in …

China

Gene therapy is here, and it could radically change modern medicine

For a few lucky patients, 2016 was the year when gene therapy turned from promises to cures. The technology, long contemplated as a way to erase disease by revising people's DNA, made big advances and began turning into a real business offering some of the world's most expensive and revolutionary …

Life Sciences

Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants?

Surely any person going to work outside their country is an expatriate? But no, the word exclusively applies to white people<p>Join our community of global development professionals.<p>In the lexicon of human migration there are still hierarchical words, created with the purpose of putting white people …

World News

President Obama's $2.7 Trillion Lease Ban Has Big Oil Fuming

Image source: Getty Images.<p>While outer space is humanity's final frontier, the Arctic is the final frontier for oil and gas drilling. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, 22% of the Earth's undiscovered oil and gas resources lie underneath the Arctic's layers of ice. It is a prize of …

Oil