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3 Stocks That Feel Like Netflix in 2002

Square, Appian, and Shopify could deliver Netflix-like returns over the next decade.<p><b>Netflix</b> (NASDAQ:NFLX) was one of the greatest growth stories of …

Investing

21 Questions Amazon Asks Its Job Candidates | Inc.com

• <b>Amazon goes to great lengths to ensure that they are hiring the right people.</b>• <b><br>We sifted through hundreds of Glassdoor reviews to find some of the company's toughest interview questions.</b>• <b><br>Questions about employee behavior and past performance were asked most frequently inside the interview rooms.</b><p>Amazon …

Employment

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Do This to Help Them Be Strong, Confident, and Resilient | Inc.com

Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" According to researchers, one attribute that certainly helps: …

Parenting

Where Will Fortinet, Inc. Be in 5 Years?

The data security upstart is on a roll that, for several reasons, will continue in the years ahead.<p>Despite fourth-quarter guidance that slightly …

Investing

Bill Gurley — the legendary investor who backed Uber, Snap, and eBay — is now betting big that healthcare has hit a 'tipping stage'

Bill Gurley is getting serious about healthcare.<p>The tech investor, a general partner at Benchmark Capital, has made a name for himself backing companies like Uber, Snap, Twitter, and eBay. But Benchmark's footprint in healthcare wasn't as prolific.<p>In 2014, he tweeted that the healthcare market is …

Startups

The best tech of 2017

More than any year in recent memory, 2017 saw the launch of many (mostly) gimmick-free tech products.<p>Here at Mashable, we’re all for the weird oddity …

Gear & Gadgets

Successful people from Warren Buffett to Bill Gates spend their free time the same way

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: What causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and change makers, while most others plateau?<p>I've explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of …

Creativity

Want to Be Much Happier? Science Says Always Do Any 1 of These 8 Things | Inc.com

We all want to be happier and feel a greater sense of fulfillment. That's why I often write about what happy people do more often, about some of the habits of remarkably happy people, about things to stop doing so you can be happier at work, about simple daily habits of exceptionally happy …

Happiness

3 Marijuana Stocks That Could Make You the Most Money in the 2nd Half of 2017

Here's why Aurora Cannabis, Canopy Growth, and Insys Therapeutics could be the best marijuana stocks for the rest of the year.<p>For investors who …

Cannabis

How World War I Made the Middle East What It Is Today

WWI redrew Middle Eastern borders and created new countries. Those changes have led to much of the conflict that remains there today. <br>Read More

Middle East

19 Secrets Your Millionaire Neighbor Won't Tell You

The secret to financial freedom.<p><i>From time to time we bring you posts from our partners that may not be new but contain advice that bears repeating.</i> …

Personal Finance

5 free VPNs to maintain your privacy online

Whether it’s the prying eyes of a repressive regime, a data-hungry internet service provider (ISP), or a malicious actor listening on the public …

Information Systems

Following Trump’s trip, Merkel says Europe can’t rely on ‘others.’ She means the U.S.

LONDON — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.”<p>It was the toughest review yet of Trump’s trip to Europe, which inflamed …

Geopolitics

The five universal laws of human stupidity

In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.<p>Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are …

Critical Thinking

‘Artificial Intelligence’ Has Become Meaningless

It’s often just a fancy name for a computer program.<p>In science fiction, the promise or threat of artificial intelligence is tied to humans’ relationship to conscious machines. Whether it’s Terminators or Cylons or servants like the “Star Trek” computer or the <i>Star Wars</i> droids, machines warrant the …

Artificial Intelligence

The Best Ways to Invest in Bonds Now

Make these moves to keep your portfolio safe.<p>The economy is finally gaining traction. Wages are rising faster than at any time since the global …

Investing

A top strategist explains who — if anyone — can threaten America's status as the global economic superpower

Viktor Shvets is Macquarie's head of global equity strategy and Asia-Pacific equity strategy.<p>We recently spoke with him about who, if anyone, can threaten the United States' status as the global economic superpower.<p>This is part three of a series. Part one was a discussion on the populism that's …

Economics

3 of the Best Tech Stocks You’ve Never Heard Of

It has been another great year for the best tech stocks in 2016. As usual, large-cap tech stocks like Facebook Inc. (FB), Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), …

US Federal Reserve raises interest rates: what happens next?

The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates for only the second time in a decade.<p>Janet Yellen, the chairman of the Fed, described the move as “a reflection of the confidence we have in the progress that the economy has made and our judgment that progress will continue”.<p>But with “considerable …

A hot new hedge fund is based on smart computers picking off dumb ones

Manoj Narang has been using data and technology to invest for nearly two decades.<p>Now, he's launching a $1 billion hedge fund that combines computer-driven investing decisions and high-frequency trading with data on stock market patterns.<p>In the industry, these are called quant and alternative data …

Big Data

Everything we thought we knew about free trade is wrong

“I’m a free trader,” said Donald Trump, in his speech announcing his candidacy. That was in June 2015. Since then, he’s been singing a very different tune. Sounding more like a flannel-wearing protester than the ruthless tycoon of <i>The Apprentice,</i> Trump now says the US needs “fair trade, not free …

Economics

Four Investment Strategies You’re Afraid to Admit You Don’t Understand

<b>Updated July 2017</b> — Diversity is a good thing — especially in a time of volatility. Knowledgeable investors may want to explore alternative routes to …

Deutsche Bank's chief US economist thinks the economy has a lot of problems and very few solutions

Joe LaVorgna, the chief US economist for Deutsche Bank, had been fairly upbeat on the economy up until a little over a year ago.<p>Then, upon reexamination and revisions to important data, LaVorgna turned downbeat on the economy.<p>We caught up with LaVorgna to ask him why he switched his outlook, where …

Markets

America Can Run Trade Deficits Forever

Much ink is spilled over people not understanding the basics of the way that we account for trade. All too many seem to think that the existence of a trade deficit means that wealth is somehow flowing out of the American economy. This simply is not so. Those dollars sent abroad to purchase goods …

Economics

Sheila Bair Called the Financial Crisis. Here’s Her New Nightmare

The former FDIC chief went up against Wall Street in 2006. To her, the nation’s $1.4 trillion student debt is the disaster around the corner.<p>By …

Finance

Extremely Rare Volatility Signal Says A Big S&P 500 Move May Be Coming

<b>Big Moves Often Follow</b>Regular viewers of CCM’s weekly videos may be familiar with the expression “the longer a market goes sideways, the bigger the …

Stock Markets

This woman wants to retire at 60, but her mortgage may be a roadblock

Caroline is single again with a grown son and an executive-level government job earning about $164,000 a year. She'll be 56 next month and is wondering whether she can retire at age 60.<p>She asks if it is feasible to pay off her remaining mortgage by the time she quits work or whether renting an …

Retirement

What Is the Difference Between Helicopter Money and QE? | Investopedia

Central banks across the globe are struggling to spur economic growth in 2016. They have used nearly all their tools attempting to spark economic …

Central Banks

STIGLITZ: Italy could be the 'cataclysmic event' that leads to the fall of the eurozone

In an interview with Business Insider following the launch of his latest book "The Euro: How A Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe"— which argues that the European single currency will inevitably cease to be at some point in the future unless drastic changes are made — Stiglitz said that …

Europe