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Many Americans Earn More Than They Think They Do

How much money do you make? Many Americans know what their wages and salary are. But they might be surprised to know that, on average, wages account for less than half the income of a U.S. household.<p>Others might pull Adjusted Gross Income off their income tax return. That adds sources such as …

Private Equity Fund Eyes The Business Of Pot

A couple of guys with serious investment banking experience are moving into the marijuana business. They've launched the first multimillion-dollar private equity fund devoted entirely to what they like to call the "cannabis space."<p>It started when Brendan Kennedy was working at the Silicon Valley …

Wall Street's Most Bullish Forecast For Today's Jobs Report

On the back of a strong ISM manufacturing report, LaVorgna upgraded his forecast to 225,000 from 200,000, and knocked his projection for the unemployment rate down to 7.4% (the unemployment rate stood at 7.6% in June).<p>Even before Thursday's forecast revision, though, LaVorgna's prediction was above …

Markets

Filing: Bank of America may face civil charges

Bank of America may face civil charges over one of the central elements of the financial crisis: mortgage-backed securities and similar assets.<p>In a regulatory filing Thursday, BofA said the Justice Department has warned it that it intends to file civil charges related to one or two jumbo prime …

Stocks close on highs as markets await crucial jobs figures

Stocks soared to fresh closing highs on Thursday, one day before the government releases critical jobs figures that could help determine whether the economy is healthy enough for the Federal Reserve to begin to slow down its stimulus package.<p>The rally, in which the S&P 500 went through the …

Stock Markets

View from space: Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo volcanoes

Located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo near the border with Rwanda and Uganda, the volcanoes are among the most active on Earth.<p>Check out …

Astronomy

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Could There Be A Planet Hidden On The Opposite Side Of Our Sun?

We ask a scientist who has peered around it.<p>The sun might seem like a pretty huge galactic blind spot, but we've already managed to glimpse behind it, and there's nothing there in the way of another Earth, says NASA scientist Michael Kaiser, "unless it's <i>awfully</i> tiny."<p>Kaiser is the project scientist …

U.S. Forest Service Solves Mystery Of Exploding Baseball Bats

Major League Baseball has teamed up with the U.S. Forest Service to make baseball players' favorite bats safer to use.<p>Maple is the unofficial wood of baseball. Thanks to good old Barry Bonds, who used maple bats in his 2001 marathon home-run season, players increasingly favor the lighter wood, …

US military stops carrying 891 paper magazines because of the internet

The US military used to be one of the top subscribers of many fine American print periodicals, from such all-ages magazines as <i>GamePro</i> and <i>Boy's Life</i> to more adult titles, such as <i>Playboy</i> and <i>Penthouse</i>. But now the military has decided to permanently remove 891 magazines from stores shelves going …

Evolution Punishes Selfish People, Game Theory Study Says

How long can you get ahead by screwing other people over?<p>Contrary to our Darwinian inclinations, evolution may not be as dog-eat-dog of a world as we thought it was. The selfish can survive for a while, but according to new game theory research, long-term survival requires cooperation.<p>Game …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>José Selgas and Lucía Cano explore the possibilities of plastics.<p>The Silo is a unique example of adaptive …

Architecture