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The American Dream turns into a Global Nightmare

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — The American Dream? Now a Global Nightmare? A ticking time bomb, a lethal virus spreading worldwide, could …

Income Inequality

The 22 Richest Neighborhoods In Silicon Valley

Stephen Higley, a professor emeritus of urban social geography at the University of Montevallo, recently created a list of the country's richest neighborhoods based on data from the U.S. Census' American Community Survey in the years 2006 through 2010.<p>He aggregated block groups with a mean income …

Silicon Valley

Trying To Win The San Francisco Recruiting Wars? Try Poached Eggs And Coffee

<i>The following guest post is</i> <i>by West Stringfellow, chief product officer of</i> <i>Bigcommerce</i><i>, a company that sells cloud-based e-commerce software.</i><p>Every morning in San Francisco, rain or shine, some of the best and brightest minds in the country line up to begin their migration south to work. These …

How to Use Your 401k and IRA for Down Payment on a House

Even after the crash of the housing market, homeownership remains a major financial milestone for many. Indeed, for some, homeownership is still a …

Retirement

Why Mark Zuckerberg and Michael Bloomberg Are Having the Wrong Debate Over Job Training | Inc.com

I love a good debate, but former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent dig at Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg --"You're not going to teach a coal miner to code"--sounds more like a calculated sound bite than a realistic dialogue about retraining displaced American workers.<p>Bloomberg's …

Mark Zuckerberg

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Is the Everything Man

While investors have been abandoning Amazon stock in droves over the last month, taking it down more than 20% from its high of more than $400, …

The College Degrees And Skills Employers Most Want

The hiring picture is improving for the college class of 2014. According to a new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers are planning to hire 8.6% more graduates for their U.S. operations than they did from the class of 2013. It’s a big jump from the spring …

Dementia Sucks: Keep Your Brain Strong With These 10 Things

The brain is the most powerful processor in the world. Weighing in at an average of just three pounds, your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen in …

Starbucks to move European base to London, pay more UK tax | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp will move its European headquarters to London from the Netherlands this year and pay more tax in the UK as a result, the company said on Wednesday.<p>A paper cup is seen in Starbucks' Vigo Street branch in Mayfair, central London January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Stefan …

5 ways banks hurt the poor

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Jamie Dimon has a message for his bank’s investors who may be concerned about rising costs for those struggling to get …

Finance

Plans to curb wind turbines onshore will push up electricity bills

<b>Plans to restrict wind farms to seas around Britain will need much larger subsidies from consumers, experts say.</b><p>Newspaper reports suggest that the Conservative Party will include a pledge to limit onshore turbines in next year's election manifesto.<p>But a member of a working group reviewing UK wind …

Imperial College London

Market needs more homes to meet demand, survey suggests

<b>House-buying activity is picking up in more areas of Scotland but the market is still being hampered by a lack of available stock, according to a survey.</b><p>The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) found demand for homes remained steady last month, with a net balance of 15% more surveyors …

Housing

Queen and Michael D Higgins celebrate Northern Ireland contribution

<b>The Queen and Irish President Michael D Higgins have hosted a Northern Ireland-themed reception at Windsor Castle.</b><p>The event was held on the penultimate day of Mr Higgins' four-day state visit to the UK.<p>It celebrated British and Irish people who have made a significant contribution to the peace …

Ireland

US and Russia urge peaceful solution to Ukraine crisis

<b>US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart have agreed on the need to resolve the security situation in eastern Ukraine peacefully, officials say.</b><p>It comes as pro-Russia activists continue to occupy state buildings in eastern cities of Ukraine.<p>The government in Kiev has warned them …

Russia

Concentrix to create around 1,000 new jobs in Belfast

Concentrix set up in Northern Ireland in 2011 after buying the locally-owned call centre Gem.<p><b>US company Concentrix is to create around 1,000 new jobs in Belfast.</b><p>The company, which currently employs 800 people at three Belfast locations, is investing £36m.<p>The firm set up in Northern Ireland in 2011 …

Northern Ireland

Ukraine offers amnesty to pro-Russian separatists

<b>Ukraine will not prosecute pro-Russian activists occupying official buildings in two eastern cities if they surrender their weapons, Ukraine's acting President Olexander Turchynov says.</b><p>The separatists are holding buildings in the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk. The Kiev authorities say their actions …

Russia

1,892 US Veterans Are Thought To Have Committed Suicide Since January 1, 2014

Extrapolating from a 2012 VA report that found 22 veterans took their lives each day in 2009 and 2010, IAVA members planted 1,892 flags on the National Mall Thursday to commemorate the staggering figure.<p>"We are losing too many of our brothers and sisters nationwide. And we're storming the hill to …

Mental Health

France local elections: Socialists lose heavily

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1065000/1065039_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522651792_c49a3054b6b5d4574813c0619437d0fc<p><b>France's governing Socialists have suffered big losses in municipal elections, with the opposition UMP claiming victory and the far right celebrating</b> …

Europe

Obama: Putin 'misreading' U.S.

President Barack Obama said Russian President Vladimir Putin still harbors hard feelings over the collapse of the Soviet Union, but he is “misreading” the situation in the world today.<p>“I think he’s been willing to show a deeply held grievance about what he considers to be the loss of the Soviet …

Philippines sues China over sea claims | Brunei

Two years ago, a standoff broke out between the Philippines and China, when Filipino authorities tried to arrest Chinese fishermen suspected of illegally fishing in the Scarborough Shoal.<p>China blocked the arrest, sending paramilitary vessels to surround the Philippine patrol ships. The face-off …

Turkish Government Closes Twitter-Ban Loophole as Elections Turn Violent

The Turkish government's campaign to censor the web continued Saturday night after most local Internet service providers "intercepted" Google's …

Kerry: Russia supports finding a diplomatic solution to crisis in Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday after four hours of talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that Russia had reaffirmed its commitment to finding a diplomatic solution in Ukraine but had not agreed to move Russian troops from the Ukraine border.<p>"We both made suggestions as …

Russia sets tough conditions for diplomatic solution in Crimea

Russia set out a series of tough conditions on Sunday night for agreeing a diplomatic solution to the crisis over its annexation of Crimea, demanding that the US and its European partners accept its proposal that ethnic Russian regions of eastern and southern Ukraine be given extensive autonomous …