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The Globalization Of China's Stock Market

China is slowly opening up to the world and global investors couldn’t be more excited. Just wait until the Morgan Stanley indices get a hold of it.<p>“In China, nothing happens, then nothing happens, and then everything happens,” says Edmund Harriss, a fund manager at Guinness Atkinson in the U.K. …

Apple’s expected to sell a whopping 71.5 million iPhones this Christmas

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is one of the most reliable analysts out there as relates to upcoming Apple products. Having called various things correctly in the run-up to the iPhone 6’s release (such as Apple’s sapphire manufacturing issues), he’s now forecasting numbers for the handsets …

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Massive Postal Service breach hits employees

Hackers recently broke into a U.S. Postal Service computer system and stole personal data, including Social Security numbers, for 750,000 employees and retirees, a U.S. official familiar with the breach told CNN on Monday.<p>The breach also compromised the data of 2.9 million postal service customers, …

4.93 million Gmail usernames and passwords published, Google says ‘no evidence’ its systems were compromised

Approximately 4.93 million Gmail usernames and passwords were published to a Russian Bitcoin forum on Tuesday, as first reported by Russian website CNews. That’s the bad news. The good news is that this leak doesn’t seem as massive upon further inspection.<p>First off, we got in touch with Google …

Microsoft is killing the Nokia and Windows Phone brands

Windows and Lumia all the way<p>Microsoft is planning to stop using the Nokia and Windows Phone brands this holiday season in its marketing materials. <i>GeeksOnGadgets</i> has obtained an internal Microsoft document that details the company's guidelines for its own brands, and <i>The Verge</i> can confirm the …

Hackers attack Sony PlayStation Network

A group of hackers calling themselves "Lizard Squad" has taken down several popular online video game networks and possibly diverted an American Airlines jet carrying a Sony executive.<p>Over the weekend, Blizzard Entertainment, CCP Games, Riot Games and Sony (SNE) have done maintenance to bring their …

The Royal Flush: A $6400 Toilet

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Facebook says SEC's IPO probe ends, extending WhatsApp closing date

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission dropped its probe into the social networking company over events surrounding its controversial initial public offering.<p>A woman holds a tablet displaying WhatsApp's logo in front of the screen with the Facebook logo in this …

Apple WWDC 2014: What to Expect

If you use an iPhone, iPad or Mac, Monday is the day everything changes.<p>At 10 a.m. local time, an Apple executive — probably CEO Tim Cook — will trot …

13 Accidental Inventions That Changed the World

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Necessity isn't always the mother of invention.<p>Lots of the things we rely on to cure our diseases, cook our meals, and sweeten our days weren't deliberately designed. Instead, they were a happy accident.<p>Read on to see how society-shaping inventions …

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Apple's Moves Make The Stock Look Better, But Is It Worth More?

Apple just announced that it plans to split its stock, 7-for-1. Is that impressive or what? But wait, that’s not all! It also plans to repurchase $90 billion of its stock. Impressed even more? But that’s still not all! It also plans to boost its dividend payout ratio to 8%.<p>Some investors will be …

New iOS 8 concept shows off every key feature that has leaked so far

A new concept video from <i>TechRadar</i> shows what iOS 8 may look like based on various leaks and reports that have detailed purported iOS 8 features. The …

Amazon’s Smartphone May Come With A Special Data Plan Called ‘Prime Data’

The Amazon Phone is almost certainly on its way, but the details surrounding its features and selling points are still somewhat unclear. Multiple sources have revealed that 3D effects and gesture-based features will be present on the device, but today another detail has leaked out.<p>BGR reports that …

iPhone 6 concept w/ 5.7″ screen, 3D stereo camera, new features

Yet another iPhone 6 concept. This one, posted by Mindspi Vision, imagines an illuminated bezel, home button, and Apple logo on the back, a 3D stereo camera with optical zoom, an all aluminum body, and a 5.7-inch display. A full video of the renders below:<p>The best 4K & 5K displays for Mac

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Microsoft’s $7.2BN+ Acquisition Of Nokia’s Devices Business Is Now Complete

Microsoft’s $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services business has been completed. Nokia confirmed the completed transaction in a press release, noting that it has “completed the sale of substantially all of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft” (using the same phrasing it …

Three Vital Signs Of Life And Death To Watch For As Microsoft's $7.5 Billion Purchase Of Nokia is Finalized

Goodbye, Nokia. Microsoft announced today that the acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services division – including the Lumia range of Windows Phone handsets – will be finalized by Friday 25 April. The $7.5 billion dollar purchase will see the Finnish company hand over their smartphone expertise …

Tyson recalls chicken nuggets sold at Sam's Club

Tyson is recalling 75,320 pounds of chicken nuggets after some customers complained about finding small pieces of plastic in their food.<p>The recall includes Tyson 5-pound bags of frozen, white meat chicken nuggets that were sold at Sam's Club stores across the country.<p>Complaints of plastic pieces in …

Visa, MasterCard block some Russian cards

U.S. sanctions aimed at hitting Russia's financial industry appear to be having an impact.<p>Three Russian banks reported Friday that Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA) cards were not working for the banks' customers.<p>Western financial institutions are reacting to U.S. sanctions designed to punish some of …

Multiple labor lawsuits hit McDonald's

March 13, 2014 | 5:16 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/03/13/economy/multiple-labor-lawsuits-hit-mcdonalds/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

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You can now shop on Amazon by taking photos

Amazon’s AMZN, -0.63% app for iPhone this week added “Flow,” an image recognition tool designed to allow consumers to add a product to their shopping …

Minimum wage since 1938 - CNNMoney

When the federal minimum wage first became law in 1938, it was 25 cents. Adjusted for inflation, that would be worth $4.19 today. Scroll over the chart to see historical minimum wage amounts, and their corresponding values in today’s dollars.

Gold, Starbucks and why the small-cap outperformance won't last - Need to Know - MarketWatch

By Shawn Langlois<p>Friday couldn’t get here soon enough. Granted, sniveling isn’t really allowed, considering the freakish run stocks have been on over …

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Now Your Kid Can Get a Report Card on How She’s Doing in Lunch

Introducing the weekly email that details everything your child picked out in the cafeteria<p>Report cards are a fascinating window into what a school values. It's a given that students will get grades in the core academic subjects—reading, math, and so on—and that their absences and tardies will be …

Finally, Americans Are Spending More—Exactly What the Economy Needs

Will economic growth equal wage growth? That’s the biggest economic question of 2014. Like everyone, I was uplifted by today’s news that third …

These Are the 20 Retailers Still Offering Free (or Cheap) Shipping Guaranteed for Christmas

Attention last-minute shoppers: There’s still time—but not a whole lot!—to make online purchases that qualify for free (or discounted) shipping, and …