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New Report Reveals Just How Badly Black Women-Led Startups Are Being Underfunded

The #ProjectDiane report finds that the ridiculous amounts of money flowing from VCs to tech companies stops if the company was founded by a black woman.<p>Black women lead just .04% of the total number of women-led tech startups in the U.S., according to a newly released report by Digital Undivided’s …

Mark Cuban: 'We've Got to Export the American Dream'

The sharks back a veteran-owned business with a social mission.<p>While Mark Cuban isn't known for social entrepreneurship, in last week's episode of <i>Shark Tank,</i> he showed an altruistic side, laced with patriotism.<p>"I'm a huge believer in business over bullets, and if we're going to have any impact on …

Neoliberal Capitalism, Its Crisis, and What Comes Next

Yves here. While I applaud the general sentiments of the article, I have two big caveats. The first is that David Kotz seems to place too much faith …

In 2016, Bernie Sanders Will Defeat Clinton and Dominate Trump to Become President

On November 8, 2016 Bernie Sanders will achieve a dominant victory over Donald Trump. Already, Sanders defeats Trump in the polls by a wider margin than Hillary Clinton, as illustrated in a December 22, 2015 <i>Hill</i> article titled "In blockbuster poll, Sanders destroys Trump by 13 points":<p><b>Stop the</b> …

10 Ways to Lose your Gut, According to Science

With guys, weight gain—and loss—is all about the gut.<p>Men are genetically predisposed to carry any excess weight in their abdomens, says Brian …

Donald Trump Thinks Americans Are Stupid. And You Know What? He Might Be Right.

I have a theory about Donald Trump.<p>Here's a guy with an Ivy League degree who allegedly graduated tops in his class from the University of Pennsylvania. A guy who has amassed a fortune of more than $4 billion making smart and savvy business deals. A guy who has risen to the top of almost every …

Scientists just discovered a key reason why 'jerks' often succeed at work

Most notably, the late Steve Jobs led Apple to become one of the most successful companies in the world, despite being known as someone who shouted and cursed at employees and made derogatory remarks about their work.<p>You might assume that these relatively unlikable people are successful because …

24 Hilarious Posts That Only Gamers Will Understand

It's a beautiful day outside...time to play video games with the windows open.

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Old Interview Shows Trump A Fan Of Sex, Steak, And Obama

In an interview for CNBC's "I Am" series conducted in the months following the 2008 financial downturn, Donald Trump revealed he was a fan of sex, steak, pasta, cars, and, in a more extensive interview, President Obama's tone on the economy.<p>"Well I have great respect for President Obama," Trump …

Wall Street

Why millennials should stick to renting and ignore advice to buy a home

Major online realtor Trulia says it’s high time to take a risk but drinking the real estate Kool-Aid will only lead to financial heartache<p>Today’s 20-somethings and even those in their early 30s came of age in what may have been the worst national real estate market on record since their …

The collapse in US workers' wages can be directly attributed to the presidency of George W. Bush: report

One of the statistical touchstones for left-leaning economists is the run of figures showing that US workers have suffered three decades of flat …