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10 Things You Absolutely Must Do Before You Board a Plane

<i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>Get fast-tracked.<p>If you haven’t already, sign up for TSA PreCheck ($85 for five years), which …

Activists investigating Ivanka Trump's China shoe factory detained or missing

A labour activist working undercover investigating abuses at a Chinese factory that makes Ivanka Trump shoes has been detained by police and two others are missing, raising concerns the company’s ties to the US president’s family may have led to harsher treatment.<p>Hua Haifeng was being held by …

Donald Trump

The Best YouTube Channels For Discovering Electronic Music

For so long, SoundCloud has been the number one place to find new electronic music. Recently though, without going into too much detail (as there are …

The Privacy Enthusiast's Guide to Using an iPhone

Your privacy is important, and now more than ever, it seems like everyone is trying to put eyes on your personal data. That might include …

Information Systems

Matei Zatreanu on alternative data and hiring at hedge funds

Matei Zatreanu, founder of System2, says those who parse alternative data for hedge funds need a new combination of computer-programming and social skills.LinkedIn<p>It is one of the hottest trends in investing.<p>Often called "quantamental," it's a new investing strategy that uses algorithms to parse …

Hedge Funds

Here is the letter the world's largest investor, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, just sent to CEOs everywhere

Fink focused on how to think long-term in this "new world" that has negated all the assumptions investors had a year ago about, for example, who would be the US president.<p>Business Insider is running the full letter below (emphasis ours):<p>Each year, I write to the CEOs of leading companies in which …

'The Big Short' author Michael Lewis tells us what scares him most about Trump and Wall Street — and why his new book is 'a love story without the sex'

<i><br>After nearly 30 years of writing, Michael Lewis has tackled his first love story.</i><p><i>Lewis, the author of "The Big Short" and "Moneyball," didn't go the typical romance route, though. His new book, "The Undoing Project," tells the story of Daniel "Danny" Kahneman and Amos Tversky, two best friends who</i> …

5 REITs To Buy Now And Hold Forever

REITs have been on a wild ride in 2016. With some names up over 50% year-to-date just a few months ago, the recent correction has come as a bit of a shock. Some REITs have fallen by 10% in the past month, and more declines are feared for many names.<p>In this situation, investing in REITs requires …

Investing

Billionaire investor Howard Marks just went after Donald Trump's economic policies

In his latest memo, dubbed "Political Reality," Marks dedicated a section to Trump's statements on America's finances.<p>"It's fair to say that [Hillary Clinton] hasn't been anywhere near as guilty as Trump of defying economic reality on the campaign trail, and that's my subject here," he wrote.<p>Marks …

Donald Trump

From LinkedIn to Facebook: the incredible client list of Wall Street's most secretive firm

The tiny financial advisory firm quietly advising them on deals behind the scenes: Allen & Co.<p>The firm was one of only three banks that worked on $26.2 billion sale of LinkedIn to Microsoft. Along with Qatalyst Partners, it advised LinkedIn on the deal — one of the largest the tech industry has …

The truth about due diligence

There’s an expression in venture capital. It’s called the “Oh, shit” board meeting. “That’s when you learn all sorts of things that you wish you’d known after writing a company that first check,” says general partner David Hornik of August Capital.<p>It’s easy to imagine that they’ve been happening …

Prince / The Revolution: Purple Rain Album Review

Prior to <i>Purple Rain</i>, the backstory Prince had created for himself was that of a sex-obsessed R&B groove superstar, a multi-instrumentalist and prodigious musical upstart who used his considerable powers for the sole purposes of getting the club lit the fuck up. He presented himself as a kind of …

Here Is The Best Of Prince’s Late-Period Work So You Don’t Sleep On His Newer Music

When looking at Prince‘s best and most important work, it’s hard not to turn straight to the ’80s and early ’90s. To be sure, Prince did some brilliant stuff in those decades, but it would be wrong to ignore his late-period work, which is much stronger than it often gets credit for. He made several …

Best Documentaries on Netflix

The 10 Best Documentaries on Netflix<p>Unlike narrative films, documentaries have the power to legitimately illuminate a subject in a straightforward …

Here is the letter the world's largest investor, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, just sent to CEOs everywhere

Larry Fink, the chief executive at BlackRock, the world's biggest investor with $4.6 trillion, just sent a letter to chief executives at S&P 500 companies and large European corporations.<p>The letter focuses on short-termism both in corporate America and Europe, but also in politics, and asks CEOs to …

Management

15 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

If you find yourself with some extra time on your hands but don't feel great about spending it binging the latest TV drama, we've got you covered.<p>Over on Netflix, there's a veritable treasure trove of business-related documentaries that are both educational and entertaining. You can learn about …

25 books that every entrepreneur should read

We spoke with wildly successful entrepreneurs and VCs like Mark Cuban and Peter Thiel and pored over years of interviews with star founders to find the books that every aspiring entrepreneur should read.<p>Here are their top recommendations.<p><i>Bianca Male, Aimee Groth, Richard Feloni, Natalie Walters,</i> …

Why America Is Moving Left

Republicans may have a lock on Congress and the nation’s statehouses—and could well win the presidency—but the liberal era ushered in by Barack Obama is only just beginning.<p>Over roughly the past 18 months, the following events have transfixed the nation.<p>In July 2014, Eric Garner, an African …

Dumbest things to do with money

rorobito/flickr<p>Time is still on your side in your 30s. If you manage your money well, it can mean huge financial gains in the future.<p>That's easier said than done. And many of us tend to assume that we'll have more money in our 40s and have plenty of time to tune up our finances, which can lead to …

The best US destination to travel to every month of the year

We teamed up with Kayak to find the best destination in the US to visit each month of the year.<p>Using data from their Travel Hacker Guide, Kayak calculated the median monthly airfare for US destinations for travel between November 2013 and December 2014, and median hotel rates for travel between …

Air Travel