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The OPEC Era Is Over

The 54-year-old organization still exists on paper, but it's unclear whether it wields any influence as a cartel above and beyond the desires of one member: Saudi Arabia.<p>Here's what the BAML commodities research group wrote in a note at the end of November about the subject:<p>...the fact that the …

Oil

This App Scans Your Proportions And Mails You A Custom-Fitted Shirt

A new app called MTailor plans to change that, however, by outsourcing the measurements to your smartphone's camera.<p>Here's how it works.<p>Shirts start at $69, but that's still cheaper than other custom shirts out there, which can cost $100 and up. Also, shipping is free.<p>First, you choose the type of …

Clothing

Four Season Boots With Kevlar + Tyvek – Oh Wow!

Boots are the first ones to go wet and squishy during unexpected showers and snow. And we all know that wet feet equal to chills and sniffles; so …

Fortune 5: The most powerful economic empires of all time

You hear quite a lot these days about America’s decline.<p>It’s perhaps inevitable that Americans are worried about their place in the world, after …

Ten things to know about BlackBerry - and how much trouble it is (or isn't) in

Quarterly results from the embattled smartphone maker point to ongoing problems - with revenues, subscribers and per-subscriber payments all falling. Can John Chen find a successful formula?<p>A year ago, BlackBerry looked in peril. An attempt to sell it to Canada’s Fairfax Holdings had foundered - …

Buying gold has never been this easy

Looking for a savings account with a difference?<p>The British Royal Mint on Monday launched an online bullion trading service in a bid to attract investors to the precious metal.<p>Gold will now be as accessible to investors as a savings account, according to the Royal Mint.<p>The Royal Mint's website …

ISIS Uses 'GTA 5' In New Teen Recruitment Video

Terrorist group ISIS has combined brutality with social media acumen to become one of the most feared and reviled organizations on earth in recent months, publicly releasing videos of beheadings of American and British hostages in addition to broadcasting other unspeakable acts of violence.<p>Their …

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric | Colossal

<p>Irish sculptor Kevin Francis Gray works primarily with bronze and marble to create idealized figures draped with fabric in the style of Neoclassical …

The US Threatened To Prosecute Families Of The 2 Murdered Americans If They Paid A Ransom To ISIS

The parents of Steven Sotloff, a freelance journalist who was kidnapped by militants in Syria, told Yahoo News on Friday that a member of the president's National Security Council threatened them with criminal prosecution if they attempted to pay a ransom to get their son freed.<p>"The family felt …

National Security

The week’s nine most important economic charts

The US jobs report for August disappointed, with only 142,000 jobs created<p>Even as the US manufacturing economy continued to gain steam…<p>And US car sales surged in August<p>Meanwhile, Canadian auto exports have surged, confirming demand south of the border<p>And Mexican remittances have fallen from the …

Economics

Thousands of fast-food workers strike; arrests made

The fast-food industry suffered some image indigestion Thursday when more than 430 workers demonstrating for higher wages in dozens of cities were arrested, organizers estimate.<p>Those arrested included Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., in West Milwaukee.<p>She joined fast-food workers from New York to Chicago …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Culture<p>The director and Jason Schwartzman, Roman Coppola, and Kunichi Nomura on their latest, and maybe best, film.<p>By Anna Peele3 days agoView …

Inside the Lego factory in Billund, Denmark - in pictures

The Guardian was given exclusive access to the the heart of the Lego empire to see how the Danish company produces the enduring plastic building blocks<p><i>Photographs by Alicia Canter for the Guardian</i>

The trippy GIFs of Zolloc

Hayden Zezula, designer and animator based in Austin, creates graceful and immersive worlds within the limitations of the animated GIF.<p>To create the …

Why Uber must be stopped

The touted start-up is proving to be the embodiment of unrestrained hyper-capitalism. What happens when it wins?<p>What is Uber? A paragon of free market efficiency and technological innovation serving the greater convenience and comfort of the general public? Or living proof for why capitalist …

The Best Way to Hold a Burger | The Art of Manliness

Burgers are on my mind this week. Wednesday was National Burger Day (what, did you miss it <i>again</i>?). And this Labor Day, I’ll be grilling up some juicy …

Bank Of America's $16.65 Billion Settlement And The Last Dinosaur Of The Financial Crisis

Fourteen years ago, Angelo Mozilo, having built Countrywide Credit over three decades into one of the nation’s biggest sources of mortgage loans, was quoted in Forbes saying, “now I know … how the last dinosaur felt.”<p>Nearly six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Bank of America reached a …

Quite Possibly the Best New Blazer on the Market Right Now

American style, Parisian tailoring, and Italian wool make this thing all but unbeatable.<p>We know you know Tommy Hilfiger, master of the American prep update, but there's a good chance you don't know Cerruti. We suggest you get familiar, especially since the famed Parisian fashion house lent its …

Tommy Hilfiger

What to Wear to a Job Interview

Guess what: You’re probably not the only candidate for that job. So if you want to distinguish yourself from the typical army of blue and charcoal …

Men's Fashion

These Incredible Classic Cars Will Be Auctioned This Weekend At Pebble Beach

One of the biggest events of in the classic car calendar is the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, which got underway earlier this week. It's an annual cavalcade of truly glorious automobiles, competing for a wide variety of prizes.<p>But there are also auctions held in conjunction with the event. …

Classic Cars

Everything That's Annoying About Silicon Valley Is Summed Up In This One Photo

The latest issue of Bloomberg Businessweek has a cover story titled, "In Defense Of The Silicon Valley Tech Bro."<p>The cover shot includes all of the usual stereotypes about Silicon Valley. There's a guy wearing Google Glass and a Y Combinator shirt to show off the prestige ous accelerator program he …

Silicon Valley

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Q&A<p>An exclusive interview.<p>By Ben Schreckinger20 hours agoView More<p>Editors' Picks<p>The happiest shirt on the planet will melt your cold, cold heart.<p>15 …

The $95 Watch Designed To Win Over The Luxury Market

Upstart watch brand Leonard & Church wants to deliver luxury-caliber watches at prices that appeal to discerning consumers.<p>Leonard & Church began, like so businesses do, when the founder wanted something. Chris Chon was approaching the end of his MBA at Kellogg School of Management, and he was …

Luxury Lifestyle

What to do if you think Russian hackers stole your login, password

A ring of Russian hackers have allegedly stolen more than a billion online user names and passwords, including more than 500 million email addresses. They are believed to be using that data to spam Internet users.<p>It's unclear which websites the Russian hackers hit, but with so much stolen data, …

UGallery e-commerce art site shines a light on young photographers

UGallery, a curated online art gallery that sells original artworks from emerging and established artists, is teaming up with First Exposures, a photography program for artistic, underserved San Francisco youth.<p>Starting today, photography created through the First Exposures program will be sold on …

Home is where your car is.

Like the impenetrable city with which it shares a name, the Troy concept utility vehicle is designed to protect its precious cargo over a variety of …