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This startup captured $200 million of people’s savings by turning financial advice into an algorithm

Imagine if poring over your finances were as easy as using your favorite app, or smartphone—or any of today’s crisply designed technologies that make life easier, smarter and more efficient.<p>Such is the task of Betterment CEO Jon Stein, who believes the financial services industry is actually making …

Retirement

Lenovo Paves the Way for Made-in-America Computers as North Carolina Facility Ramps Up Full Production

Stephanie Nance places Microsoft stickers on new Lenovo ThinkPad computers. And not just any computers. They are computers that her mother Sharon …

Google is investing in the next hotspot for renewable energy: South Africa

There’s a place where a developer can propose, finance and build a big solar power project in a matter of months. That place is not California, Germany or China. It’s South Africa. And the country’s embrace of renewable energy has attracted investors like Google, which today said it is helping …

Renewable Energy

As Apple's CEO Hints At 'Game Changers' Like Smart TVs, Watches, Patents Suggest iPen, E-Wallet

While Apple CEO Tim Cook declined to detail exactly what “incredible ideas” the company is working on, his hints this week around smart televisions and wearable computing devices suggest new gadgets in new categories are definitely in Apple’s future.<p>But an interactive TV, which analysts predict …

Americans Are Not Even Close To Making Up What They Lost In The Recession

American households have regained less than half of the wealth lost during the Great Recession (2007 to 2009), according to a new analysis from the St. Louis Federal Reserve.<p>That's a far cry from a separate report by the New York Federal Reserve in March, which declared families had regained a …

Apple Sales Soar In India

Easier payment plants for iPhones has had a massive impact on Apple’s smartphone sales in India, rising by around 300% over the last quarter, <i>The</i> <i>Economic Times</i> of India reported on Friday.<p>India is fast becoming an important market for Apple. Smartphone subscription rates in India are up 52% year …

Fund flows: heading for the exits | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Emerging markets fund managers have seen a big outflow of cash as investors have rushed to take their money out of both bonds and …

Bill Gates Has Secretly Invested In A Social Network For Scientists, Reports Say

Neither Gates nor the company would confirm his involvement but it is the kind of company that would take Gates' fancy.<p>ResearchGate is a Berlin-based, five-year-old social network for scientists. It wants them to find breakthroughs faster by helping them work together.<p>The company never officially …

The 12 Smartest People On Wall Street

Of course, the best insights always come from the people who really know their stuff - and that knowledge and experience typically lends to a unique perspective that is hard to find anywhere else.<p>We've compiled a list of the analysts, economists, and managers we consider to be some of the smartest …

Can You Outthink Apple CEO Tim Cook? Probably Not -- And That's Why America Is Doomed!

People ask me why I am so negative on America. Not the least of my concerns is that U.S. corporations have long been splurging so much on buying back their own shares.<p>Of course, investors love the trend and, as an investor myself, I know that buybacks often do wonders for a share’s short-term …

Three Reasons The Economy Is Sicker Than You Think

Some economic indicators are showing signs of life, but real growth, it seems, is getting harder to find.<p>To recap the, er, good news:<p>— Home prices are up 10% from a year ago.<p>— Car and light truck sales climbed 7%.<p>— New jobless claims are at a 5-year low (though the unemployment rate is still a …

The Best Bars in America, 2013

It's a tricky time for bars: are they places to escape reality, or are they places to marvel at how a drink gets made? So, as well as adding to our ever-growing list, we assess the state of things: the bars, the bartenders, the drinkers. Drinking itself.<p>It's a tricky time for bars: are they places …