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Walmart's Disappointing Sales And Earnings Forecasts Spell Doom For The Industry

Two hundred financial analysts huddled in a room at the NYSE on Wednesday to hear Wal-Mart Stores' senior management present their plans for the next three years. Before getting into the specifics of the plan, the stage was set when the company revealed that after recording $4.84 in earnings per …

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How to use your phone as a mouse

Did you know you can use your smartphone as a mouse for your computer? By downloading a mobile mouse app, you can de-clutter your desktop, use your phone as a pointer for slicker presentations, wirelessly adjust playlists and more.<p>To get started, first consider your operating system. For Android …

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101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve success can be found in a few simple, smart words.<p>What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows …

Tesla Model X: Elon Musk launches first all-electric SUV

New larger electric four-by-four can hit 60mph in 3.2 seconds, a top speed of 155mph and drive 250 miles per charge<p>Elon Musk’s all-electric-car company Tesla has launched its highly anticipated SUV, the Model X.<p>The seven-seater car has falcon doors that open upwards instead of outwards, can drive …

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Rackspace wants to manage your security

Rackspace, which bills itself as a provider of “fanatical support” for customers’ information technology, is launching a managed security offering …

Frackers could soon face mass extinction

Doomsday may finally be coming to the fracking industry.<p>Despite the big drop in oil prices in the past year, there have been relatively few …

Is Android a monopoly?

A report from <i>Bloomberg</i> this morning suggests that US antitrust regulators are looking into whether Google has engaged in anticompetitive practices with its Android operating system. It seems a preposterous question to ask, but might Android constitute an actual monopoly?<p>Google doesn’t make any …

'Intern' director Nancy Meyers reflects on changes for working women and in Hollywood

Nancy Meyers was not allowed on the set of her first movie without a male chaperone. Thirteen films later — six of them as director — Meyers can laugh about it.<p>It was 1979 and Warner Bros was making "Private Benjamin" from a script Meyers had written with Charles Shyer, whom she would later marry. …

Southwest bets big on business travelers

If you want to understand the nonconformist culture of Southwest Airlines (LUV), you’ve got to start with its holiest site: the shrine to Herb. Walk …

Moto 360 Review: The Best Smartwatch Yet?

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Gmail finally lets you block annoying senders

Google launched a new version of Gmail for Android Tuesday, bringing two simple but pretty important features: the "block sender" and "unsubscribe" …

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This Is Microsoft Outlook’s Coolest New Feature

“Following up.”<p>“Got it.”<p>“Thank you.”<p>Everyone agrees that two-word emails like these are huge time-wasters. Not only do they gum up our inboxes, but …

8 Reasons to Try Traveling Solo

Now, I'm sharing my own tips with the hope that they might inspire those of you who are thinking of hitting the open road alone to take the first step. Chances are you won't regret it. Here's why.<p><i>Photo courtesy of sojourner73/myBudgetTravel. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>According to …

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Top US homebuilder Lennar has nothing but good things to say about the housing market

(Reuters) - Lennar Corp, the No.2 U.S. homebuilder by volume, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue as it sold more homes at higher prices.<p>"During the third quarter, the housing market continued to improve in its slow and steady manner, as demonstrated in the past few years," …

Here's why one hedge fund manager thinks Alibaba could be a big fraud

Alibaba has already had a terrible first year since its IPO: Its shares are down 28%. But one well-known hedge fund manager has a suspicion that, if …

30 CEOs Reveal the Daily Habits Responsible for Their Success

Getting to the top involves doing the right things, day after day.<p>Look at any CEO running a profitable company and you’ll find someone who has figured a few things out. One trait many of these leaders have in common: consistency. Check out these quotes from 30 successful CEOs regarding the daily …

18 Ways to Send the Right Message With Body Language

Set yourself up for success by using nonverbal communication to your advantage.<p>Research shows that 60 to 90 percent of our communication with others is nonverbal, which means the body language we use is extremely important.<p>In addition, it's especially important to make a good first impression. Why? …

Wal-Mart test truck aims to slash fuel consumption on big rigs

If Bruce Wayne ever had to vacate the Batcave, he might insist on moving his Batgear with an arrow sleek microturbine big rig with a carbon-fiber cargo trailer, an electronic dashboard of three computer tablets and tires wider than any race car.<p>This is WAVE, the Wal-Mart Advanced Vehicle Experience …

Payrolls rose in 32 states in August led by California, Florida

WASHINGTON — Payrolls rose in 32 states in August and the jobless rate fell in 29, adding to evidence that the labor market is supporting growth in the world's largest economy.<p>California led the nation with a 36,200 increase in employment, followed by a 19,600 gain in Florida, figures from the …

Microsoft downloads Windows 10 on user machines without asking

Automatic updates now include Windows 10 and up to 6GB of storage claimed on hard drives for those using Windows 7, 8 or 8.1, according to reports<p>Microsoft has admitted that it is automatically downloading Windows 10 on to user machines even when they have expressed no interest in installing the …

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Windows 10 Features You Should Know About

At last! Windows 10 has finally arrived and the upgrade is still rolling out to users around the globe. For those of you who are not familiar with Microsoft's latest flagship, there is a few hidden features that can help you get the maximum out of the system. Here are some to get you started:<p><b>Have</b> …

Samsung's 360-degree wireless speakers take aim at Sonos

Samsung's biggest announcement at IFA 2015 was the Gear S2, its long-rumored round smartwatch. But, as expected, that's not the only thing the company is showing off in Berlin, Germany. The R1, R3 and R5 are new wireless, multi-room speakers designed to take on Sonos. What makes them different than …

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You can buy the only sunglasses made with NASA-certified technology for less than $80

From the surface of the moon to a crescent Earth, their eyes have experienced firsthand a grandeur that most of us will never witness.<p>But those breathtaking views come at a high price for many because in space, astronauts are exposed to higher levels of high-energy light, or radiation, compared to …

Samsung’s Gear S2 can make me a believer in smartwatches

This perfectly round smartwatch is like a porthole into the future<p><b>Read next:</b> The Samsung Gear S2 review.<p>A year ago, I was here at IFA in a state of exasperation. Every electronics company was throwing a diversity of awkward smartwatches at the wall and waiting to see what stuck. Nothing did, …

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

Sweet slumber can be yours in a minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing …

Low vitamin-D genes linked to MS

<b>People genetically prone to low vitamin-D levels are at increased risk of multiple sclerosis, a large study suggests.</b><p>The findings, based on the DNA profiles of tens of thousands of people of European descent, add weight to the theory that the sunshine vitamin plays a role in MS.<p>Scientists are …

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Xiaomi's $125 phone has the same heart as HTC's flagship

For those who don't know, Xiaomi has a budget line of smartphones called Redmi, but they've kind of fallen off our radar for some time. That's not the case with the latest model announced today. Following its predecessor, this Redmi Note 2 is sticking with the same 5.5-inch screen size but with a …

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