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Facebook dealt privacy blow as US-Europe data-sharing pact declared illegal

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Privacy

Market history is calling, and it's saying stock performance will be crappy for another ~10 years

If history is a guide, it's likely to stay weak for at least another 10 years.<p>Why?<p>Because stocks are still fantastically expensive relative to most of recorded history.<p>And in the past, when stocks have been this expensive — or close to this expensive — performance over the next decade has been …

Stock Markets

China’s central bank now has $3.66 trillion in foreign reserves. But where’d it come from?

China’s central bank now has $3.66 trillion in foreign-exchange reserves. That’s more than the combined reserves of the four runners-up: Japan, the euro zone, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland.<p>What’s even more remarkable is that China amassed these dollars (and other foreign currencies, but for the sake …

China

Charts show how Facebook destroyed $40 billion in value during its first year as a public company

Hard to believe but it’s true. Facebook shares priced exactly one year ago today at $38 a share, giving the social media behemoth a market value of round $104 billion. (“Pricing” is when the company gets the money and the investment bank gets the shares, which it then turns around and sells to …

Investing

Bill Gates becomes world’s richest man again as Microsoft hits 5-year high

Bill Gates is once again the world’s richest person.<p>[np_storybar title=”Apple’s reputation as a tech innovator is fading fast” …

The world’s tallest building will be in the middle of an empty field in China

A Chinese firm best known for building air conditioning units is constructing a vertical city. Broad Sustainable Construction (BSB) said this week that next month it will finally break ground on the tower that will not only be the world’s tallest but could, according to BSB, become a model for how …

Skyscrapers