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Fiorina's play for varsity debate

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO is making a big push to get bumped up into the big show next month.<p>Carly Fiorina is in an all-out sprint to keep the momentum going at the polls in hopes of making it into CNN’s varsity debate next month, with recent numbers showing she’s gripping on to that stage by …

Investigation of Hillary Clinton's private server may net more than just emails

Clinton stands by server use as legally permitted as officials examining system may uncover whether anyone tried to break in and who else had accounts<p>A forensic examination of Hillary Clinton’s private computer server could unearth more details than what she put in her emails. It could answer …

7 must-read books for the budding entrepreneur

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By Matthew Toren, Entrepreneur<p>Reading is …

The candidate everyone thought could change the Republican Party is completely collapsing

Challenging Trump's refusal to pledge support for the eventual nominee should have been a moment that earned Paul some credibility among Republicans frustrated with Trump's rise.<p>But it ended up falling flat.<p>"It just missed the mark," the strategist said. "He didn't give off a good vibe doing …

Congratulations, you could be an internet billionaire

You must have javascript enabled for this Quiz to show!<p>Start quiz<p>You may have what it takes to be a successful internet entrepreneur. You appear to have picked up the required knowledge of computers from your teenage years, plus you seem to have the drive and wider skills to succeed.<p>It seems you …

There's a big shift going on in startups, and this company just got caught in the middle

Zen99, which offered tax help and other services for contractors like Uber drivers, announced today that it will be closing its doors on August 25 and return the remaining money to its investors, according to a Medium post by its CEO and founder Tristan Zier.<p>Zen99 launched in May 2014 to help the …

Post-Debate CNN Poll Shows Trump on Top — and This Newcomer to Politics in the Number Two Slot

A new post-debate CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday shows Trump nab the top spot in Iowa, followed in second place by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.<p>The poll, which surveyed likely Republican Iowa caucus goers, had Trump firmly in the number one slot with 22 percent of the vote. Carson followed with …

Roger Ailes to Donald Trump: 'We resolve this now...or go to war'

Fox News chairman Roger Ailes woke up Monday morning thinking that his network and Donald Trump's campaign had reached an understanding.<p>After a weekend's worth of stressful phone calls, the tacit agreement -- he thought -- was that Trump would stop attacking Ailes' biggest television star, Megyn …

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Republican candidates struggle to duck Donald at RedState Gathering

Nine presidential candidates showed up in Atlanta, Georgia, to address diehard conservative activists at the RedState Gathering – but all the talk was of the 10th who wasn’t there.<p>'You're fired': Trump and aide Stone at odds over split amidst Kelly controversy<p>Read more<p>The big topic was Donald …

The Innovation Institute: A Unique Business Model For Healthcare Innovation

Innovation in general has been an attractive field of research for me over the last several years. But healthcare innovation, specifically, has been of particular interest because of the changes and challenges this industry is experiencing. So, when I recently had the opportunity to stop in and …

Entrepreneurs: Instead of focusing on one business, try starting two at the same time

“We make jeans. That’s it. Nothing else,” insists Hiut Denim, a maker of organic cotton and raw selvedge jeans, on its website. In 2002, in the Welsh town of Cardigan, offshoring closed down Britain’s biggest jeans factory, which once employed one in 10 workers in the area. A decade later, Hiut …

Entrepreneurship

FarmLogs CEO Jesse Vollmar Will Talk About The AgTech Revolution At Disrupt SF 2015

The World Bank has laid out the problems society faces in some pretty stark terms. Farmers need to produce 50% more food to feed the 9 billion people who are projected to inhabit the earth by 2050. And, increasingly, these farmers are facing a deck that’s stacked against them.<p>While farmers need to …

Agriculture

Canada is in recession

Canadian gross domestic product unexpectedly fell 0.2% in May. This was worse than the 0.0% expected by economists.<p>"The economy has contracted in six out of the last seven months," BNP's Derek Lindsay noted.<p>The resource-rich economy has felt the crushing pain of falling commodity prices as global …

Four Things That Will Change Healthcare As We Know It

Imagine knowing years in advance whether or not you’ll get cancer and treating it now instead of when the disease appears. What if a doctor could call you hours before suffering a heart attack to tell you to get to the hospital? This may sound like something out of a science fiction novel today, …

Bernie Sanders won’t be president, but he’s still bad news for the GOP

One detail, however, got less attention than it perhaps deserved.<p>Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, currently Clinton's most viable rival for the Democratic nomination, wins in head-to-head competitions against all three Republican front-runners.<p>Among all respondents to the poll, Sanders, a …

What's behind the Trump bump? A disgruntled GOP electorate

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's so-far durable support in the Republican race for the presidential nomination rests largely on widespread dissatisfaction with Washington, and has been bolstered by his vocal criticism of the country's immigration policies.<p>A new CNN/ORC Poll finds that just 30% of …

Government

Huckabee says Iran nuclear deal 'marching the Israelis to the door of the oven'

GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is sticking with his controversial criticism of the Iran nuclear deal as "marching the Israelis to the door of the oven," a reference to the Holocaust.<p>The former Arkansas governor made the tweet Sunday, a day after first making the comparison when denouncing …

How to Start a Business Without Quitting Your Day Job

And meet a bunch of folks who pulled it off.<p>Bill and Lauren Elward both held demanding full-time jobs when they started their online business, Castle …

Small Business

How Israel's Hot Startup Scene Is Fostering Several Unicorns

These are some of the hottest startups in Israel that are creating some of the fastest-growing companies on the planet.<p>I recently had the privilege to fly from Silicon Valley to what many call Silicon Wadi (also known as Tel Aviv, Israel). Israel has more than 6,000 startups and attracts more …

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The GOP is making a play for Silicon Valley's elite

In New York City this past week, liberal Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to limit the number of Uber drivers on the streets, only to be rebuked by the state's more centrist governor, Andrew Cuomo. The mayor's administration decided to allow Uber to expand in the city for another year.<p>That followed a …

What the Iran deal means for the GOP race

The historic pact tests the crowded field’s foreign policy chops.<p>As world leaders announced a historic nuclear deal with Iran, the more than a dozen Republican presidential candidates quickly mobilized, slamming the agreement in near unison as they sought to make their own short-term play to …

Credit Benchmark Gets Further $20M For Its Consensus Credit Risk Platform

A year on from an Index Ventures-led $7 million Series A, London-based fintech startup Credit Benchmark has extended its runway with a $20 million Series B. The startup is building a platform aimed at improving financial market benchmarks and risk assessment analysis by aggregating anonymized …

The thrilling life of a Kleiner Perkins fellow, where you go to sailboat parties and hear presentations by Silicon Valley’s power players

He joined the firm in April 2015, and now runs the Edge Fund, a seed-stage fund focused on emerging technologies like drones and virtual reality.<p>But for Rumburg, a Stanford computer science grad, being a full-time VC was never part of his career plan, until just recently.<p>"If you had asked me 6 …

Telemedicine startup Pager raises $14M, eyes San Francisco

Pager has just raised $14 million to bring its on-demand doctor service to San Francisco and beyond.<p>New Enterprise Associates, Sound Ventures, Goodwater Capital, Lux Capital and Montage Ventures all contributed to the round. In addition to the capital raised, the company welcomes chief medical …

After Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling, How We Can Protect Freedom for Everyone

Even now that the Supreme Court has redefined marriage, Americans who believe that marriage is union of husband and wife should be free to live and …

Republicans Are Acting Like Democrats. Democrats Are Acting Like Republicans.

“You know the difference in Democrats and Republicans?” Bill Clinton said in a 2003 speech. “In every presidential election, Democrats want to fall …

Government

Buck Sexton Highlights Exactly How Obama Has ‘Boxed the Israelis In’ With Iranian Nuclear Agreement

TheBlaze’s national security adviser Buck Sexton on Tuesday said President Barack Obama has “boxed the Israelis in” with the Iranian nuclear agreement, while freeing up the Iranians to become an even bigger threat.<p>“We had the Iranians boxed in. Let’s just make that very clear,” Sexton said on <i>The</i> …

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8 Unplanned Results of the Iran Deal

Get ready. A lot of really ugly stuff is about to happen.<p>The Iran agreement released Tuesday will be parsed and reparsed for months. Can the inspections mechanism really work? How will Iran reduce its enriched uranium stockpile? Is it really wise to legitimize Iran’s ballistic missile program? …

Middle East