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These analytic and AI services from AWS will be huge hits. Here's why

Amazon Web Services is following in competitor's footsteps by announcing analytic and AI services. However, in the face of Amazon's scale, head …

Axonify raises $27M to gamify employee training without wasting your time

Think back to the last time you had to do a corporate training. More likely than not it was a frustrating experience that you simply tried to survive rather than learn from. (If you feel otherwise, I’m genuinely worried about you).<p>With $27 million in fresh funding led by JMI Equity and BDC Capital, …

Elon Musk Says Life Is Almost Definitely A Simulation

We're probably not living in "base reality"<p>Elon Musk is pretty sure that we're in some sort of simulation.<p>At Code Conference this week, Musk opined that there's just a one in a billion chance that we're living in "base reality," or the realest of realities.<p>Musk explained that, given the advances …

New Year Checklist For Financially Wise People

The great thing about the Financial Samurai community is that most of you are intelligent, hard working, non-delusional people who are willing to put …

Los Angeles drops mortgage discrimination case against JPMorgan | Reuters

NEW YORK, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Los Angeles has dropped a lawsuit accusing JPMorgan Chase, the largest U.S. bank, of discriminatory mortgage lending, ending the first of the city’s four lawsuits accusing major banks of driving up foreclosures among minority borrowers.<p>Disclosed in a filing on Tuesday …

Paul Ryan ushers in a more open House, for better or worse

Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex Features<p>Muslim refugees on runway of Tuzla airport, Bosnia, fleeing Srebrenica in 1995.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/4/1436050269860/ad485a96-6215-418e-a48f-6454fd43a037-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex …

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Ferguson's Fortune 500 Company

Why the Missouri city—despite hosting a multinational corporation—relied on municipal fees and fines to extract revenue from its poorest residents<p>Take a walk along West Florissant Avenue, in Ferguson, Missouri. Head south of the burned-out Quik Trip and the famous McDonalds, south of the …

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Three People, Three Salaries: How They Spend and Save

Ever wished you could peek at the spending habits of someone with the same salary as you? We asked three brave writers to reveal just that—their …

Best Money Tips: The Investing Edition

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some of the best articles from around the web on investing.<p>Top 5 Articles<p>What Grocery …

29 Money Moves That Millennials Need to Start Making Now

7 Financial Tasks to Accomplish Before You Hit 30

It was six in the morning when city contractors showed up unannounced at Charity Hicks' house.<p>Since spring, up to 3000 Detroit households per week have been getting their water shut-off – for owing as little as $150 or two months in bills. Now it was the turn of Charity's block – and the contractor …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

How to Win Millennials: Equality, Climate Change, and Gay Marriage

A new survey shows the youngest bloc of voters is decidedly progressive, nervous about money—and not especially energized about voting.<p>Two months ago, Derek Thompson walked readers through the results of a huge new survey by the Pew Research Center on Millennials and their attitudes and opinions. …

How US libraries are becoming community problem solvers

As a librarian, it'll probably be no surprise that I like to do my homework. I've followed conversations about the future of UK public libraries with a mixture of interest and dismay.<p>Developing public libraries as community hubs and problem-solving partners is a top priority at the American Library …

US fears back-door routes into the net because it's building them too

At a remarkable conference held at the Aspen Institute in 2011, General Michael Hayden, a former head of both the NSA and the CIA, said something very interesting. In a discussion of how to secure the "critical infrastructure" of the United States he described the phenomenon of compromised computer …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

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The Tea Party’s inspiration: A tax revolt that destroyed California

An anti-tax referendum in California started the “mad as hell” brigade — and led to the current faux-populists<p>In California, as in most of the country, tax policy rarely showed up as a political issue prior to the late 1960s. With the economy chugging along, most Americans paid their taxes without …

San Francisco to chain stores: Get out!

Neighborhoods are fighting back against Starbucks, Wal-Mart and the saming of America. Here’s what recent wins mean<p>"Whether you're on the road or just cruising around town, your favorite McDonald's menu items are never far away." So boasts the McDonald's Restaurant Locator, and a glance at a …

America’s Dystopian New Normal

America was supposed to be different. Now economic inequality seems insurmountable. By Lloyd Green.<p>Five years into the Obama presidency, we are …