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3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann …

3D Printing
Economy
Economy

These Stocks Vulnerable To China's Slowdown

A U.S.-style financial crisis brewing in China threatens to cut both private and public spending there, potentially tanking an economy that many American corporations dearly need to be healthy now. Without the grand economic growth China has provided in recent years, expect some version of the …

Think Europe is stable again? Portugal sure isn’t

It’s been a volatile few weeks for yields on Portuguese 10-year bonds (essentially the interest rate the Portuguese government would have to pay if it borrowed money for 10 years). Today, they plunged dramatically, hitting 6.5%, from 6.99% on July 19. That’s after nearing 8% on July 3, and again on …

Europe

China Working Quietly To Buy Up Gold

The Fed’s preferred measures of inflation are so low they’re in the Fed’s panic zone. What gives?<p>“There’s an ideal playbook, and it would look something like this,” James Rickards, author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Currency Wars,</i> explained. “You’d have higher inflation than we have today, but …

The Only Pancake Recipe You'll Ever Need

When it comes to pancakes, you don't want to mess around. Pancakes are great. They make breakfast a more exciting meal. They even make our weekends just a little more special. So if you churn out a subpar batch of pancakes, the day is definitely a little sadder. And you're meal significantly less …