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This Is How The Schedules Of Successful People Look Like

How do you spend your working day? Many people work the same amount of hours - but successful people will spend the time more productively.

What 'Food Porn' Does to the Brain

What's the psychological appeal of looking at food that can't be tasted?<p>In the mid-20th century, the Dutch biologist Nikolaas Tinbergen uncovered an odd quirk of animal behavior: Across species, the animals in his experiments seemed to prefer prettier, flashier, more attention-grabbing versions of …

George Mason

Buffalo's $1 homes aren't as cheap as they seem

Paying $1 for a house may seem too good to be true -- and, in many cases, it is.<p>In Buffalo, New York, the city is selling vacant properties for a buck to those willing to fix them up and live in them for a few years.<p>Buffalo's Urban Homesteading Program, which has been around for almost four decades …

Real Estate

Stratos wants to replace your wallet with its smart card

Stratos wants to make your credit cards, debit cards, loyalty cards, and gift cards obsolete.<p>It's yet another electronic "smart" card that promises to simplify our lives by slimming down our wallets and securing our personal information.<p><b>How it works:</b> All of your current credit card information is …

Identity Theft

Here Are The Most And Least Expensive Ways To Drill For Oil

There are a bunch of ways to drill for oil.<p>You can drill it in your backyard if you're in the right spot, or you can go just offshore and drill it from the ocean.<p>You can also frack for it or extract oil from tar sands.<p>But whichever way you choose to procure your oil, the costs are going to be …

Guess Who Are The Top 10 Solar Panel Makers In the World?

Solar equipment makers are gearing up to expand production again after many of them had to idle production lines or close factories. So who are the top 10 solar panel makers these days?<p>IHS released its ranking today that put Trina Solar as the top shipper of solar panels in 2014, followed by Yingli …

How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30

International Sales Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy.<p>It shouldn’t be taboo and it is possible. At the age of 21, I got out of college, broke and in …

American teens don’t want to work

Here’s yet another thing your teenager doesn’t want to do this summer: get a job.<p>Data released Monday from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and …

FCC Plans to Handicap Verizon and AT&T

The Fed­er­al Com­mu­nic­a­tions Com­mis­sion plans to curb the abil­ity of Ve­r­i­zon and AT&T to buy ac­cess to air­waves in an up­com­ing auc­tion.<p>…

Net Neutrality

Greece is back in the bond market

April 10, 2014 | 4:27 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/04/10/world/greece-back-bond-market/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/04/10/world/greece-back-bond-market/popout" …

Europe

Investors flee tech stocks again, pummeling Nasdaq

NEW YORK (AP) — The high-flyers are laying the stock market low — once again.<p>Investors turned against biotech, Internet and other once-soaring stocks …

AppNexus Gets A New CFO As It Moves Toward An IPO

It got a new CFO/COO, Jonathan Hsu, who had previously been the CFO, COO and CEO of 24/7 Media while it was a public company, and saw it through its eventual $649 million acquisition by WPP Group in 2007. Hsu has also been an investment banker at JP Morgan.<p>The previous CFO, Bruce Cooperman, was …

Microsoft's New Plan To Make People Love Windows 8 Is Starting To Work

Microsoft has to convince app developers to write for Windows, not just iOS and Android, in order to sell more devices.<p>This week during its developer conference, the company unveiled a grand strategy to break the stalemate. It announced a plan to deliver what's known as the "Holy Grail" of app …

Colorado rakes in $2 million in taxes from recreational pot sales - The Margin - MarketWatch

Pot is profitable, perhaps to barely anyone’s surprise, but the state of Colorado has hotly anticipated figures stemming from the state’s newly …

As Auroracoin “Airdrop” Approaches, What Does It Mean When A Nation Adopts A Cryptocurrency?

Iceland has its own Satoshi. A programmer called Baldur Friggjar Odinsson has created an alternative to bitcoin that he is calling AuroraCoin and in twenty-three days he will “airdrop” 31.8 coins to every citizen of Iceland – all 330,000 of them.<p>It is, in short, a pretty ballsy move.<p>Aurouracoin …

Greece Is Getting Its Business Model Right

<i>Disclosure: I own GREK shares</i><p>Anyone who has visited Greece recently will probably have noticed that behind the gloom and doom of the GDP and unemployment statistics, there is a ray of hope.<p>The country is changing. Planes, trains, and ships are on time. The streets of major cities are peaceful with …

Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Hooray, another multi-billion dollar acquisition!"<p>I’m sure most entrepreneurs didn’t wake up exclaiming that when they found out WhatsApp was purchased by Facebook. While the news is great, and we’re bound to see a few more Lamborghinis …

Greece jobless rate hits new record of 28%

<b>The jobless rate in Greece reached a record high of 28% in November, according to newly released government figures.</b><p>The rate increased from 27.7% in the previous month. For those under the age of 25, unemployment hit 61.4%.<p>Harsh austerity measures have led the Greek economy to shrink by a quarter …

Economics

The Long, Strange Challenge Facing Marijuana Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

"There are a lot of hurdles to get through if somebody wants to do this, but the opportunities are there too," said Ryan Cook.<p>Indeed the opportunities are there: $30 billion worth, in fact. That is the approximate amount of money marijuana users spend on the drug annually, according to the RAND …

Cannabis

You Can Explain eBay's $50 Billion Turnaround With Just This One Crazy Story

Between 2005 and 2007, its stock price was cut in half and its market cap shrank by $30 billion.<p>In October 2007, eBay admitted that Skype, a company it had acquired for $2.5 billion two years earlier, was actually worth less than half of that.<p>During the third quarter of 2007, eBay lost money for …

Startups

Can Kodak reinvent itself after bankruptcy?

The iconic company has a strategy to change its fortunes, but its prospects remain uncertain.<p>ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- It looks like a magic trick. A sheet of ordinary office paper rotates rapidly on a spinning drum. In literally the blink of an eye, the sheet is covered in black text, using drops of ink …