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Prime time for a potty break during a movie? There's an app for that.

I'm at "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" the other day, cradling a drink the size of Marlon Brando, 40 corpulent ounces of sugar water priced higher than Texas crude. If this thing capsizes, I may well drown.<p>This 40-ounce Coke is considered a "medium." Presumably, the next size up is Lake …

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Five Reasons Apple Should Split Its Stock And Four Reasons It Shouldn't

<b>There are five advantages for Apple to do a five-to-one stock split:</b><p><b>The Math: the stock doesn’t become cheaper, it just becomes affordable.</b> Expectations for Apple stock price are now around $1,000 per share within a couple years. Although most investors, professional and retail, can understand …

Silicon Valley: How can it attract and keep more women?

From Twitter lacking a single female on its board to sexist prank apps at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, the past few weeks have seen increased debate about the discrimination faced by women in Silicon Valley.<p>The BBC World Service's Newshour gathered a range of women from the …

What A U.S. Default Would Mean For Pensions, China And Social Security

What would happen if Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling and the U.S. defaults on its debt later this month? The broad economic implications are unpredictable, but a default could cause huge trouble for the global economy.<p>But whatever happens to the global economy, one thing is clear: People …

Weirdly, A Default Could Make Investors More Eager To Lend The U.S. Money

With the debt ceiling threshold 10 days away, the big question on everyone's mind is: what will happen if the government defaults? The story usually goes like this:<p>1. Congress does not raise the debt ceiling in time.<p>2. The U.S. defaults on its debt.<p>3. Financial markets immediately freak out because …

Stocks Are Getting Crushed, Bonds Flying Higher

ISM's monthly gauge of the American services sector came in well below expectations, and stocks have been falling while bonds have been rising since the 10 AM release.<p>The S&P 500 is now down 1.4%, trading around 1670, while 10-year U.S. Treasury futures are up 0.4%, and the yield on the 10-year …

IMF and Serbia: old friends, but no deal yet

Serbs are justly proud of their hospitality. Traditionally, guests – whether old friends or new – are welcomed into the home and treated to limitless …

Do VCs and Angel Investors Have Blinders on?

When Annabelle Diamantino, co-founder and CEO of Video Recruit, was considering where to locate her company, a top priority was finding a city in which the cost of doing business and living was affordable. Another factor was access to a plentiful supply of high-quality, inexpensive talent.<p>Video …

Guadalajara is now an outpost for Indian IT firms

IT businesses with roots in India are moving closer to their US customers by way of Mexico.<p>Mexico shares time zones and language with the US, and another significant draw for Indian companies: culture.<p>“Culture is not something you can sell,” said Carlos Cevallos, the associate vice president of …

The future is bright for corporate-NGO partnerships despite challenges

Based on a July poll of 120 leading companies and NGOs, as well as roundtable discussions with senior practitioners from both sectors, the recent C&E Advisory Corporate-NGO Partnerships Barometer report found much to cheer the spirit of those who advocate cross-sector collaboration as a route to …

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Twitter will become a public company, files for IPO

The company is using a "secret" IPO process, meaning it has less than $1 billion in annual revenue<p>Twitter announced today — on Twitter, of course — that it has filed with the SEC to go public. The move marks a significant milestone in the history of the 7-year-old company, which began as a side …

How Brazil’s richest man lost 97% of his fortune in less than two years

In 2010, Eike Batista announced that he would soon become the world’s richest man, and it didn’t seem particularly hyberbolic. Brazil’s economy was thriving, and investors around the world were lining up to invest in his commodities empire, which consisted of six highly successful public Brazilian …

Nasdaq Gives Detail On Cause Of Last Week's Trading Halt

Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. issued a deeper explanation for the technical problems that halted trading for three hours last week.<p>As Reuters and Bloomberg explain it, Nasdaq's systems were overwhelmed when ARCA, the all-electronic exchange owned by the NYSE, deluged it with data. The vast amount of data …