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Is Twitter's Ad Business Sustainable?

Twitter's quarterly report is casting some doubt onto whether or not the social media company can sustain its ad business.<p><b>Twitter</b> (NYSE:TWTR) …

Beware at the pump: Black-market fuel schemes use stolen credit card info to make millions

A black market for diesel and gasoline has rapidly spread around the nation, with organized crime gangs using fraudulent credit cards to siphon millions of dollars in fuel from gas stations into large tanks hidden inside pickup trucks and vans.<p>Stealing fuel can be less risky than selling drugs or …

U.S. Ambassador Haley Loses Two Key Aides at United Nations

<i>Follow @bpolitics for all the latest news, and sign up for our daily Balance of Power newsletter.</i><p>U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley …

North Korea

Tesla: The Insanity Of Debt Raise

Tesla (TSLA) Q2 earnings call, as we wrote in Tesla Q2 Narrative Is Aimed Toward A Capital Raise And Not Credible, was nothing but a hard sell ahead …

Subscription Businesses Are Exploding With Growth

In the month of April 2017, subscription company websites had about 37 million visitors. Since 2014, that number has grown by over 800%.<p>What are subscription businesses, who are these companies and why are they so popular?<p>A subscription business is a company that sends you a package, usually once a …

Opinion: Stop believing these 5 oil myths and start buying energy stocks

Energy investors continue to be more skittish than a cat on the loose at the Westminster Dog Show.<p>Permian Basin energy companies reported reasonably …

Nobody wants to buy this 214-room mansion in Silicon Valley that's on sale for $36 million

A Silicon Valley city wants to unload a historic mansion that is costing millions of dollars a year in upkeep. But nobody with pockets deep enough seems to want it.<p>Built in 1905, Hayes Mansion is a 214-room hotel and conference center located in San Jose, California. The city bought the private …

Silicon Valley

Snapchat may have secretly bought a drone company, because Spectacles weren’t insane enough

Snap Inc. has a hardware division, but the only tech product you can buy is a pair of sunglasses. That could soon change.<p>Snapchat's parent company …

A look at credit card skimmers and how to prevent fraud

Fuel theft using fraudulent credit cards has become widespread with the development of skimmers that steal account information at gas station pumps. Here's a look at how they work, what authorities are doing to combat them and what consumers can do to protect themselves.<p>___<p>SKIMMERS<p>Skimmers are …

The Bloom Is Off the Javanka Rose

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump were the golden couple destined to dazzle Washington and shape the administration of President Donald Trump. That glitter is gone, replaced by policy failures, poor judgments and ethical embarrassments.<p>The president's daughter and son-in-law have not brought a …

Donald Trump

Snap Still Priced For Rapid Growth. Q2 May Show Slowing Growth.

Trader's Idea Flow's past performance in trading Snap,Inc. (SNAP) is no indication of our future performance. To put this current article in context …

Markets

Asian stocks slump on profit-taking after US-NKorea tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets slumped on Friday following overnight losses on Wall Street as U.S. President Donald Trump's bellicose …

More Law Schools Begin Accepting GRE Test Results

Law schools, which have been plagued by a shortfall of students in recent years, are changing their admissions requirements.<p>Two top-ranked schools — Georgetown University Law Center and Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law — this week joined Harvard Law’s recent move to make it simpler to …

As Bitcoin hits all-time high, cryptocurrency bubble fears rise

Analysts are fearful that cryptocurrencies might be approaching a bubble after this week saw Bitcoin reach an all-time high market cap with a single …

Microsoft wants to make blockchain networks enterprise-ready with its new Coco Framework

Interest in blockchains is at an all-time high, but there are still plenty of technical issues to solve, especially for enterprises that want to adopt this technology for smart contracts and other use cases. For them, issues like throughput, latency, governance and confidentiality are still major …

You Can Finally Buy This Beloved Discount Cosmetics Line in Stores

It's coming to Sephora in the fall<p>Sephora will soon start selling a popular makeup with a very affordable price tag.<p>The retailer announced it will be …

The Uncomfortable Truth About Affirmative Action and Asian-Americans

The application process for schools, fellowships, and jobs always came with a ritual: a person who had a role in choosing me—an admissions officer, an interviewer—would mention in his congratulations that I was “different” from the other Asians. When I won a scholarship that paid for part of my …

Civil Rights

How to crack the code on getting hired

There's nothing like getting that call saying you landed your dream job.<p>But these days, it can be difficult to find a good job and move up the …

With Bank Subpoenas, Mueller Turns Up the Heat on Manafort

<i>Follow @bpolitics for all the latest news, and sign up for our daily Balance of Power newsletter.</i><p>U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller is bearing down …

Growth and Dividends? Have Your Cake and Eat It Too With These 3 Stocks

Here are three stocks that all pay dividends over 4% and have lots of long-term growth potential.<p>Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, are "total …

Why Bitcoin Is Worthless: The Definitive Guide

Fidelity is introducing Bitcoin (COIN,OTCQX:GBTC) to its platform and CBOE is creating Bitcoin derivatives. These actions seem to imply that Bitcoin …

The Fed Enters Uncharted Territory

Recent comments from policymakers suggest the US Federal Reserve is prepared to reduce its $4.5 trillion balance sheet over the next few months, …

How to get free money from the government

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Whoever said “nothing in life comes free” didn’t take into account the myriad government …

Personal Finance

D.I.Y. Artificial Intelligence Comes to a Japanese Family Farm

Not much about Makoto Koike’s adult life suggests that he would be a farmer. Trained as an engineer, he spent most of his career in a busy urban section of Aichi Prefecture, Japan, near the headquarters of the Toyota Motor Corporation, writing software to control cars. Koike’s longtime hobby is …

A Small Business Guide To Selling On Amazon: Be Ready To Compete On Price

Amazon can truly be called a retail innovator, and since its inception as an online bookseller in the 1990s, it has forever changed the way consumers shop for products. Amazon’s reach is staggering — nearly 50% of internet users in the US live in a household with a Prime membership and amazon.com …