Judie Wang

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5 Social Security Stats That Will Blow You Away

Current and future retirees don't need to worry about Social Security's long-term health. Image source: Getty Images.<p>Social Security isn't exactly broke -- not yet, anyway. Social Security is expected to run out of money in 2034, at which point a 25% benefit cut will be necessary if nothing is done …

How you might beat the annuity actuaries

Life insurance and annuity companies have the big buildings for a reason: They know when you’re going to die. Or do they?<p>Knowing when you are going …

Google's self-driving cars involved in 11 accidents, director says

(Reuters) - Internet search company Google Inc’s self-driving cars have been involved in 11 accidents, but have not been the cause of any, over the last six years since the project began, the programme’s director said on Monday.<p>Chris Urmson, director of Google's Self-Driving Car Project, stands in …

Autonomous Cars

Using iPads to pacify children may harm their development, say scientists

Children throwing tantrums should be given time to calm down on their own rather than distracted with tablets or smartphones, say researchers<p>It might be tempting to hand over an iPad to a screaming child when all else has failed to calm them down.<p>But child psychologists say it may be stunting …

The Russian economy minister said the Russian economy will shrink by 3% this year

The government previously predicted the contraction at 0.8 percent. Inflation predictions have also been revised for the current year from 7.5 percent to 12 percent, minister Alexei Ulyukayev said, news agencies reported.

Economics

Apple: what do you do after becoming the world’s most profitable company?

Apple,Apple Watch,iPhone,iPad,Technology sector,Mobile phones,Telecoms,Smartphones,Tablet computers,Technology,Computing,China,Asia Pacific,World news,Telecommunications industry,Business<p>Its quarterly results stunned the tech industry – and its Chinese competitors, who have now been eclipsed in …

Profit

Greece on collision course with Brussels after Merkel backs hardline debt stance

Angela Merkel has ruled out the prospect of Greece securing further debt cuts from its creditor nations, potentially putting the country’s new leftist government on a collision course with Brussels. The German chancellor’s uncompromising stance will not be welcomed in Athens, where the new ruling …

The world according to population size

You don’t need complicated software to make a fascinating map of the world.<p>Reddit user TeaDranks created this using none other than Microsoft Paint. It depicts countries according to their populations, with a single square representing 500,000 people.<p>The map is dominated by China and India, the …

Oil Drops More Than 1 Percent On Firm Dollar, U.S. Stock Build

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil fell more than 1 percent on Wednesday as the dollar strengthened in early Asian trade, while an industry report showing a larger-than-expected rise in U.S. crude inventories also dragged on prices.<p>Crude futures settled up more than 2 percent on Tuesday when the dollar …

Oil

Mark Zuckerberg: Instagram and WhatsApp Are Facebooks in the Making

With a great year behind him, Facebook's CEO discussed where the company has room to grow in 2015 and beyond.<p>Instagram and WhatsApp have yet to prove themselves worthy of the many billions Facebook spent to buy them, but give it time, says the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Those platforms are just …

Brazil's economy hurt by unknown cost of Petrobras' corruption

Brazil's economy took another hit Wednesday after its state-controlled oil company admitted it couldn't calculate how much money had been lost in a vast corruption scandal.<p>Petrobras, until last year Latin America's largest company by market value, released third-quarter financial results that were …

How Obama's Tax Plan Will Redistribute Income from the Very Rich To The Poor

President Obama’s latest tax package, which he’ll unveil in detail next week along with his new budget, would lower taxes for low-income households and significantly raise taxes for the highest income 1 percent—those making $663,000 or more, according to new Tax Policy Center estimates. …

How South Korea Can Maintain Its Strong Growth

But lately its economy has been faltering, with GDP growth averaging 3.6% for the last ten years - a significant drop from the 8.1% annual growth rate that prevailed in 1965-2005. And the OECD projects a further decline - to around 2.5% - in the coming decade.<p>But a forecast is not fate. With a new …

Oil producers push to export US crude even as prices drop

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dropping oil prices aren't slowing a push from U.S. producers to ship their crude oil overseas and change a decades-long ban on …

Oil

German inflation turns negative for first time since 2009

BERLIN (Reuters) - Annual inflation in Germany turned negative in January for the first time since the height of the global financial crisis in 2009, suggesting the euro zone rate could drop further and possibly vindicating the ECB’s bond-buying programme.<p>Preliminary data on Thursday showed …

Economics

BP boss Bob Dudley: Oil prices 'low for up to 3 years'

<b>The boss of oil giant BP Bob Dudley has said that oil prices could remain low for up to three years.</b><p>He added that could send UK petrol prices below £1 per litre.<p>He told BBC Business editor Kamal Ahmed in Davos BP was planning for low oil prices for years to come.<p>That is expected to lead to job …

Collapsing Oil Prices Are Forcing Small US Producers To Shut Down Wells

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Collapsing crude prices are confronting scores of smaller U.S. oil producers with the grim choice of either shutting older high-cost wells or burning through cash in the hope of riding out the downturn.<p>As oil prices fell by more than half over the last six months from more than …

Oil

Energy companies boost profits despite gas price cuts, warns energy watchdog | Business | The Guardian

Critics brand revelation the final straw for consumers with Ofgem calling on competition watchdog to take widening profit figures into account<p>Energy companies are using the falling price of gas to increase their profits to £114 a household despite a recent wave of price cuts, the industry watchdog …

The Immigration Debate

When it comes to popular politics, the immigration issue is fast replacing social conservative hot buttons like abortion and gay marriage. Immigration is more than migrant workers and undocumented individuals "living off the dole". It's about major companies like Goldman Sachs hiring outsourcing …

At Davos, the Rich and Powerful Pay $43 for a Hot Dog

Full of global leaders, policymakers, business gurus and the odd music star, the attendees at the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos aren't short of a dollar or two. But they might well be at the end of the week -- with some of the food prices around town proving to be a little hard to stomach.<p>At …