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Everest Guide: 'Climbers Are Packing Up And Calling It Quits, They Want Nothing To Do With This'

The avalanche struck a perilous passage called the Khumbu Icefall, which is riddled with crevasses and piled with serac - or huge chunks of ice - that can break free without warning.<p>"We were tied on a rope and carrying gas to camp when there was a sudden hrrrr sound," said Ang Kami Sherpa, 25, one …

Mountaineering

American Homebuilders Are Running Out Of Land

To keep up with demand, builders who neglected to buy land during the downturn must now pay top dollar for prized city-center locations. Their profit margins are likely to be squeezed this year, even as house prices rise.<p>"Builders waited so long to buy land that, when the recovery happened, it was …

Real Estate

@Carlswitt talks to the otherworldly #TildaSwinton. Photo: Norman Jean Roy

Lady Who Just Lit Olympic Flame Tweeted A Racist Picture Of The Obamas

The Olympic opening ceremony just wrapped up, and former Russian figure skater Irina Rodnina was the given the honor of lighting the Olympic flame. …

Journalism

21 Charts On US Inequality That Everyone Should See

It's not just Occupy Wall Street protesters that are worried about wealth and income inequality.<p>Now people like Bill Gross, manager of the world's largest bond fund at Pimco, are warning that the problem is making the U.S. less productive, while star investors like Jim Chanos worry that people will …

Demographics

Latest Asus Hybrid Blends Power, Stamina for Bargain Price

For this week’s review, I test-drove a convertible. Not the kind where I can put the top down and feel the wind blowing through my hair as I drive …

Gear & Gadgets

ROBERT SHILLER: We May Be On The Verge Of A Revolution In The US Housing Market

Yesterday, the FT's Tracy Alloway and Anjili Raval reported that Blackstone will launch a "novel security" this week that will pay investors with the rental income coming from these properties.<p>This caught the attention of newly-minted Nobel Prize winner and housing markets guru Robert Shiller, who …

Housing Market

Skydivers Involved In Fiery, Two-Plane Crash Caught It All On Video

If two planes are going to collide mid-air, it's probably best that they're full of people who have some experience jumping out of them. Every single …

Airplanes

Fitness Friday: How to swing the club faster (Part II)

__<p>By Ron Kaspriske__<p>Last week, athletic performance advisor Tom House introduced the concept that in order to swing the golf club faster, you first have to learn how to stop it at faster speeds. You can read what he said here.<p>This week, House introduces the second key to swinging faster. You have …

14 Ways To Get More Out Of Evernote, One Of the Best Productivity Apps

If you're a power user, it might be a good idea to consider Evernote's Premium subscription. Evernote Premium costs $5 per month or $45 per year. You get a ton of extra features like 1GB of upload space and offline access.<p>Whether you're a regular user or premium user if you use Evernote the …

Apps

The Most Amazing Economics Website In The World Just Got So Much Better

If you read Business Insider at all, then you definitely come across charts from FRED, a website run out of the St. Louis Federal Reserve, which lets you chart tens of thousands of economic data series, like the CPI, initial jobless claims, GDP (and many sub-indicators), and Non-Farm Payrolls …

Economics

Triple Threat TRX Circuit: 3 Moves for Core, Upper Body...& Quest Bar Giveaway!

If you want a stronger core, do TRX more. Period. Simple. #Boom.<p>TRX training will make you a stronger runner, cyclist, swimmer, etc. and builds lean …

Explore Italy’s art masterpieces

Italy hosts such a rich variety of historical art pieces it is almost overwhelming to the novice art-appreciator.<p>You can see many of Italian art’s greatest hits in a single day if you want to shuffle along behind everyone else at the Vatican, but this is a recipe for Stendhal syndrome: an arguably …

Italy

TV Station Makes Excruciating Error, Reads 4 Wrong Names Of Asiana Crash Pilots Including 'Sum Ting Wong' And 'Ho Lee Fuk'

This afternoon, the Bay Area's KTVU Channel 2 news made an embarrassing mistake while reporting the names of people they thought were pilots on the Asiana flight that recently crashed.<p>The station says the names were confirmed to them this morning by NTSB. And when typed out on the teleprompter, the …

TV

Braving the 'Iron Ways': a beginner's guide to climbing Italy's Vie Ferrate

With their sculpted peaks, pinnacles and towers of rock, Italy’s eastern Dolomites are the most beautiful corner of the Alps. The architect Le Corbusier called the rocky amphitheatre ‘the most beautiful architecture in the world’, Unesco granted them world heritage status in 2009, and ever since …

Climbing

2013 Top 50 Global & Domestic Third-Party Logistics Providers - Supply Chain 24/7

Leading industry analysts and consultants maintain that the landscape for global and domestic 3PLs may be shifting this year, but shippers can hedge …

Fitbit Flex review

We have truly entered the era of the quantified self. Editorials are shouting it from the rooftops, technologists are snickering "I told you so" and you, dear consumers, are just eating it up. If there's some sort of personal metric you'd like to monitor and view in a pretty little chart, there's a …

Fitbit Flex activity tracking wristband now shipping for $100

Fitbit's freshest fitness fob, the Flex wristband, may not be the most comprehensive activity tracker on the market, but it does deliver quite a bit of bang for your buck, as we discovered during our review. The company's latest gadget is set to compete with the Nike FuelBand and Jawbone Up, but at …

Anyone Taking The CFA Should Understand This Complicated Formula About Valuing Dividends

How do you value a stock?<p>Well, there are many ways. And every method and model has its strengths and weaknesses.<p>One of the very first models that any entry-level analyst will learn is the <b>dividend discount model (DDM)</b>. And for anyone taking the grueling Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams on …

Investing

Apollo’s Leon Black: Financing Market as Good as We Have Ever Seen

Borrow it while it’s cheap, says Leon Black, Apollo Global Management’s co-founder, chairman and CEO.<p>Flanked by other private equity titans at the Milken Institute’s global conference in Los Angeles, Black said he has never seen such a good debt market.

No, The Housing Comeback Is Not Taking A Pause

Here are a few excerpts from a Reuters article: Existing Home Sales Fall as Prices Rise Most Since 2005<p>U.S. home resales edged downward in March, a pause in the housing market recovery that has helped boost the economy<p>...<p>Nationwide, the median price for a home resale rose to $184,300 in March, up …

Real Estate

Ron Conway pledges to oust senators who rejected background checks

Legendary tech investor and political mover Ron Conway has a stern warning for the senators who rejected an amendment to expand background checks on firearms sales on Wednesday, a vote that flew in the face of public opinion.<p>“We will employ the most sophisticated social media campaign ever built to …

Navendu Chandra on Twitter: "@pkedrosky Haha classic. Reminds me of this "world map" http://t.co/4ltZWfi52a"

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Goldman Sachs Targets Small Loans in Yield Hunt: Credit Markets

A Goldman Sachs Group Inc. unit is joining firms from Ares Capital Corp. to Fifth Street Finance Corp. in raising about $2 billion to lend to …

5 Reasons You Can't Sell Your Company | Inc.com

Just because you’re looking for an exit from your company doesn’t mean you’ll be able to find one. Some transactions just don’t close. More often than you’d expect, the owner has invested a great deal of time, money and energy in the process – packaging the company, marketing it to potential …

Profit

KRUGMAN: David Stockman Is Just A Cranky Old Man

The piece is almost undebunkable because it's so big and unwieldy and, frankly, because it doesn't really try to make a coherent argument.<p>We were curious if Krugman was going to take on the piece, since it appeared in his own paper.<p>Alas he has delivered in a short, brutal post titled Cranky Old Men.<p>…

Investing