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Three reasons why we should stop focussing on manufacturing production

The fortunes of the manufacturing sector regularly captures the headlines while service industries are relatively under-reported by the media. Taking …

Money matters

UK blogger Michael Wieder dedicates time to a venture capital competition and a talk on private equity<p>Read more

Murderer turned stock picker is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’

Every day, Curtis Carroll dons blue, state-issue jail garb. Every night, he sleeps in a cement cell. At 35, he has spent his entire adulthood behind …

Why you need to know more about software than you think

Knowing your way around a computer is more important than it has ever been.<p>With a third of the world population online and software developer being …

6 tips to stop living paycheck to paycheck

We don’t have to tell you this if you’ve ever been (or are) in this situation, but living from one paycheck to the next makes peace of mind an …

6 millionaire myths debunked

Many people believe that — while it’d certainly be nice — they’ll never become millionaires. That it’s an utterly unattainable dream.<p>The truth is: …

You may want to ignore the ‘next big thing’ in mutual funds

There have been a lot of “next things” in the mutual-fund industry.<p>Back in the Internet bubble days, HOLDERs — Holding Company Depository Receipts — …

Time to take stock of your money and investing success

Why do bad things happen to good money?<p>Why do investors make wasteful, bone-headed mistakes with good, hard-earned money? Often it’s because we don’t …

Facebook's 10th birthday: from college dorm to 1.23 billion users

What does the future look like? According to Facebook, exactly 10 years after the social network was created, the future is called Paper. But it's not quite as nostalgic as it sounds. This is the future where we write, film and share our stories via our mobile phones. A sleek cut-down version of …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet official: Windows RT and LTE

Nokia has revealed its much-anticipated Windows RT tablet, the Nokia Lumia 2520, a 10.1-inch slate pairing the distinctive and colorful design of the …

Social media start-ups' value is enormous — if you trust investors

SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat is not even 3 years old. It's run by a couple of twentysomethings with no prior business experience. And it has never made a cent.<p>Yet investors are fighting for the opportunity to throw hundreds of millions at the mobile messaging service that is all the rage with teens.<p>The …