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Banks Are Using Secret Channels To Flood China With Loans It Doesn't Need

Big state companies in industries struggling with over-capacity but with easy access to credit are borrowing funds, not to invest in their business but to lend to smaller firms sometimes at several times the official interest rate, part of an informal lending market in China that authorities are …

Cure Those Monday Morning Blues: Watch President Obama Sing “Get Lucky”

Daft Punk and Pharrell’s “Get Lucky” finally gets the remix treatment… from President Obama (sort of). The BaracksDubs folks have this time …

7 institutions so mammoth they could destroy America

Bigger banks, bigger investors, bigger corporations: They all threaten to ravage the economy — and our livelihoods<p>Bigger isn’t always better. From the Tower of Babel to Teddy Roosevelt’s trust-busting, that principle’s been enshrined in law and legend since the dawn of history. Have we forgotten …

Apple’s Made-in-USA Mac Will Be Built in Texas

<b>Walt Mossberg:</b> Will there be an Apple product ever made again in the United States? <b><br>Tim Cook:</b> I want there to be. <b><br>Walt:</b> You what? <b><br>Tim:</b> I want there to …

Tim Cook

Report: Google wants to connect the developing world with wireless

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Anton Balazh<p>You might have thought Google’s gigabit fiber plans in the U.S. were big, but Google may …

“Arrested Development” describes Netflix’s business strategy

The Bluth family returned last night and many people no doubt binge-viewed their way through a panoply of gags and self-referential humor. All …

From riches to rags: How yesterday's luxury becomes tomorrow's low-cost iPhone

The iPhone goes out of style faster than any other product sold today. Apple releases a new version of the device every year, and as soon as Apple's …

Why buy music when you can stream it?

Today's fans have a different "relationship" with artists, one not based on buying music.<p>I guess it's safe to assume Adele and Coldplay are making decent livings in the music business, but I wanted to talk with an average band to see how they were doing. What sort of income did they see from …

Bands

Tip: Your First Suit Shouldn't Be Black

<b>We get a lot of questions</b> about style around these parts, but perhaps the most common comes from guys just starting out in the adult world: "What color should my first suit be?" Reasonable inquiry. Here's where it gets unreasonable: Most of these guys assume that black is the best choice. It's not. …

Men's Fashion

31 Style Terms Every Man Needs to Know

Style<p>31 Photos<p>Toggle Scroll<p>June 6, 2015<p>Confused by Chesterfields? Baffled by brogues? Fill out your style vocab with these essential definitions<p>1/31<p><b>The Belstaff Trialmaster Jacket</b> dates back to when Belstaff hit mud-caked, sweat-laden, road-rashed gold with the debut of the brand's most iconic …

Language

How Being an Adventure Travel Blogger Changed My Life

<i>This was excerpted from my new book, The Adventure Traveler’s Handbook. Read more about it here or click to buy from Amazon.</i><p>Twenty years ago, if …

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

10 Free Things You Can Get at Airports

Airports have some pretty amazing amenities nowadays, like golf courses and full-service spas. But for cash-strapped travelers, some of the very best airport perks are the ones you can get for the price of showing up. The secret to bagging many of these freebies is being in-the-know. Here's a …

Sunscreen Benefits: 5 Reasons You Should Always Wear It

I'm always preaching to my family, friends and co-workers the benefits of wearing sunscreen. I've learned so much about sun protection as a beauty editor, but there are an alarming amount of people who brave the UV rays without applying sunblock. (Isn't skin cancer scary enough?)<p>On my campaign for …

Microsoft pulls a 180, reverses Xbox One always-on DRM and used games policy

In a blog post, Xbox chief Don Mattrick says Microsoft heard the outcry from gamers and changed the much-derided policies.<p>Microsoft backtracked Wednesday on its much-derided policy that would have required Xbox One gamers to connect their consoles to the Internet once a day to prevent game …

Xbox

IRS to pay $70M in employee bonuses, senator says

The Internal Revenue Service is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses despite an Obama administration directive to cancel discretionary bonuses because of automatic spending cuts enacted this year, according to a GOP senator.<p>Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa says his office has learned that the …

Obama Administration

Death-Ray Terror Plot Uncovered in NY

North Korea 'willing to restart' nuclear talks

<b>North Korea has expressed willingness to restart long-stalled nuclear talks with international partners, China's foreign ministry has said.</b><p>According to its website, North Korean officials said they wanted to "peacefully resolve the nuclear issue".<p>The remarks follow a meeting between North Korea's …

North Korea

James Gandolfini Dead: Actor Dies of Heart Attack at 51

Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP<p>James Gandolfini, who most famously played "Sopranos" family patriarch Tony Soprano, died earlier today at the age of 51.<p>TMZ reports that the actor is believed to have suffered a heart attack while in Italy to attend the 59th Taormina Film Festival in Sicily.<p>In addition …

The myth of the eight-hour sleep

<b>We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night - but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural.</b><p>In the early 1990s, psychiatrist Thomas Wehr conducted an experiment in which a group of people …

Medical Journals

Health

Lifestyle<p>Abby Haglage<p>A woman in Pittsburgh received a small zap from her earbuds that caused her lips to swell. Here's what you need to know.<p>Lifestyle<p>…

Sleep is More Important than Food

Let’s cut to the chase.<p>Say you decide to go on a fast, and so you effectively starve yourself for a week. At the end of seven days, how would you be feeling? You’d probably be hungry, perhaps a little weak, and almost certainly somewhat thinner. But basically you’d be fine.<p>Now let’s say you deprive …