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These iPhone Apps on Sale This Weekend Are Crazy Good Deals

Looking to download a few great iPhone apps while saving some money this weekend? Check out these five, all on sale or free for the new few</b> …

Apps

New drug gives adults cholesterol levels of a baby

The new invention returns adult blood chemistry to the levels of a new born<p>A new medication dubbed the “Pac-Man drug” because it “gobbles up” protein which prevents the liver from mopping up bad cholesterol returned the blood chemistry levels of adults to new-born rates.<p>Professor Kausik Ray, …

Medical Research

Cuba seeks over $8 billion in foreign investment

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba asked international companies on Monday to invest more than $8 billion in the island as it attempts to kick-start a centrally …

More jails refuse to hold inmates for federal immigration authorities

Emboldened by recent court rulings, more and more counties and cities across the country are refusing to jail inmates extra days to give federal authorities time to deport them.<p>In most jails until recently, inmates booked on criminal charges and suspected of being in the country illegally were …

Big data study finds most productive people work in sprints: 52 minutes, rest for 17

A new big data study claims to have found a formula for ultimate productivity: work 52 consecutive minutes and then ditch the computer for 17 minutes of rest.<p>Worker productivity monitoring company, DeskTime, sorted through volumes of data on how quickly workers performed tasks and found interesting …

Direct-to-Consumer OneGround Shoes

Direct-to-consumer manufacturing companies like Everlane and Warby Parker have attracted a devoted customer following by offering attractive, top-quality products at a fraction of their traditional retail costs. Businessmen, tech geeks and shoe fanatics Nilton Duque, Emre Ulasti and Eamon Walsh are …

Powerful Portraits Look Deep Into the Eyes of Homeless Men and Women

With his powerful series <i>Homeless</i>, Manchester-based photographer Lee Jeffries compels us to remember the faces of those we too often ignore. As a …

Hilarious Guy Proposes to Five Princesses During Visit to Disney World

On a recent vacation to Disney World, Blaine Gibson, from Austin-based production studio Rooster Teeth, was getting bored with all of the typical photos that he and his friend were taking along the way.<p>So, just for fun, Gibson went to Walmart and picked up a fake engagement ring. He took the ring …

Giving antibiotics to babies may lead to obesity, researchers claim

Long courses of antibiotics may put babies and toddlers at higher risk of obesity when they grow up, according to US researchers.<p>Low doses of penicillin early in life can alter natural populations of gut microbes, which in turn may affect metabolism and lead to higher rates of obesity later in …

Peak Drive Aims To Be As Usable As Dropbox, As Secure As SpiderOak

A new German cloud storage startup is preparing to launch a service it bills as more secure than Dropbox, thanks to offering client-side encryption (which Dropbox does not). So far so SpiderOak et al.<p>Yet this startup is also shooting to be as usable <i>as</i> Dropbox — and therefore more user friendly than …

Math nerds are taking over Wall Street

When you think about the typical Wall Street trader, you probably picture a fast-talking Wolf of Wall Street type.<p>But guess what? They are rapidly being replaced by "quants" -- soft-spoken super nerds armed with high-tech software to help them beat the market.<p>Elie Galam is one of them.<p>Every day, …

New York City Approves Controversial 'Poor Door' In Luxury Condo

Extell's plan for its Riverside South project.Extell Development CompanyThe New York Post reported yesterday that New York City has approved developer Extell's plans to build a separate entrance for its affordable-housing tenants at an Upper West Side condo.<p>Dubbed the "poor door," the controversial …

Vans Give Wooden Shoes A Contemporary Update - The Fox Is Black

We’re in an age of great footwear design and shoe technology has come so far in the last 30 years. That said, it’s always great to see interesting …

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

Fireworks

Be Prepared For Stocks To Crash 40%-55%

I own stocks, so I'm certainly enjoying it.<p>I hope stocks continue to charge higher, but I can't find much data to suggest that they will. I only have a vague hope that the Fed will continue to pump air into the balloon and corporations will continue to find ways to cut more costs and grow their …

Stock Markets

Russia: Our Economy Will Lag The Rest Of The World Through 2030

Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev forecast that Russia's economy would grow by an annual average of 2.5 percent during that period - down from an earlier projection of 4 percent.<p>"The pace of Russia's economic growth will fall behind the global average in the forecast period (until 2030)," Ulyukayev …

Why Ian Nairn, outspoken critic of postwar modernism, is as relevant as ever

An Englishman, middle aged, portly, in tie and suit, pushes his way through a beery crowd in 1970s Munich. The young Germans in the post‑hippy uniform of jeans and straggly facial hair and, swaying, yelping, slurrily intoning a sort of festive yodel, with a note of rising mockery, momentarily …

How To Watch Sunday's Rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun. When the three line up just right, a portion or all of the sun's light gets blocked by the moon's shadow striking Earth at the same time.<p>During a total solar eclipse, the moon's dark inner shadow — known as the umbral shadow …

Singapore's Simple Tax System Makes It The Best Country To Do Business In

The tiny island nation has dominated this list for the past six years. It takes just three days to start a business in Singapore, according to the report, which is lower than the OECD average of five days and significantly lower than Asia's average of nearly 30 days.<p>Apart from its business-friendly …

Lorenzo's Oil creator Augusto Odone dies

<b>Augusto Odone, who rejected medical opinion and created an oil to save the life of his son Lorenzo has died.</b><p>The former World Bank economist died in Italy aged 80, said his family.<p>Augusto Odone taught himself enough science to invent a treatment for his six-year-old son after he was diagnosed with a …

Will Samsung always be Pepsi to Apple's Coke?

October 25, 2013 | 7:40 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/10/25/business/will-samsung-always-be-pepsi-apples-coke/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …