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Senate Syria resolution would limit Obama to 90 days

WASHINGTON--Members of the Senate Foreign Relations committee hammered out a deal on Tuesday evening that would set a 60-day deadline for military action in Syria, with one 30-day extension possible, according to a draft of the resolution.<p>The proposal, drafted by Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and …

The Most Memorable Facial Hair in Sporting History

The 20 best beards and 'staches from the annals of athletics<p>The 20 best beards and 'staches from the annals of athletics

Men's Fashion

Simon Sinek: How Extraordinary Leaders Evolve | Inc.com

<i>Simon Sinek doesn't have the second-most-watched TED talk for nothing.</i> <i>His speech on "How great leaders inspire action," based on his signature concept of starting with "why," is currently at more than 11.5 million views. (Sinek later distilled his TED talk into this briefer video for Inc.) But the</i> …

Leadership

Why You Should Never Extend Deadlines | Inc.com

Sometimes, getting employees and contractors to stick to deadlines can seem futile--but it doesn't have to be that way.<p>According to Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson, associate director for the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia University Business School and author of <i>Nine Things Successful People</i> …

Time Management

5 Rocket Stocks to Buy Now

BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) -- As earnings season draws to a close, investors are getting antsy. Last week's 2.1% drop in the <b>S&P 500</b> may be pretty …

JEREMY SIEGEL: Robert Shiller's Famous Stock Market Valuation Ratio Has A Big Bias

In a new piece for The Financial Times, Siegel goes after Shiller's cyclically-adjusted price-earnings ratio (CAPE).<p>CAPE is calculated by taking the S&P 500 and dividing it by the average of ten years worth of earnings. If the ratio is above the long-term average of around 16, the stock market is …

Stock Markets

Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: 9 Stocks That Outperform Google

<i>Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener.</i><p>NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- It's hard to believe …

Investing

JPMorgan investigated by DoJ over possible energy market manipulation

JPMorgan faces further litigation after it emerged that the US Department of Justice is investigating whether the bank manipulated US energy markets.<p>The Wall Street giant has already agreed to pay $410m to settle a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) probe into allegations that it …

Zillow Prices Follow-On Offering At $82 Per Share To Raise $205M

Zillow, the real estate listings juggernaut, priced its follow-on offering to its IPO at $82 per share. The company is selling 2.5 million shares, or raising about $205 million. The $82 figure is a bit lower than Friday’s closing price of $91.22, as the company’s shares have slipped by more than 7 …

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac disregarding potential losses

The Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., which have reported record profits after a taxpayer bailout, are ignoring billions of dollars in potential losses on overdue loans as they take three years to adopt a new accounting system, a government auditor said …

Finance

SEC orders hedge fund manager to pay $18 million

Settlement with Harbinger Capital hedge fund manager Philip Falcone includes admission of wrongdoing in SEC get-tough policy.<p>Billionaire hedge fund manager Philip Falcone and his advisory company will pay more than $18 million and admit wrongdoing in a settlement with the Securities and Exchange …

Theories on Why Women Don't Enjoy Succeeding at Work as Much as Men Do

New research suggests that men are more likely to reap the emotional benefits of doing well in their careers than women are.<p>In yesterday's <i>New York Times</i> opinions section, three University of Toronto sociologists published an article with an unfortunate headline--"When Leaning In Doesn't Pay …

SF-LA in a half hour via Hyperloop? Still at least 7 years away

In a conference call following his proof-of-concept unveiling, Elon Musk fleshes out a Hyperloop timeline and takes a shot at high-speed rail.<p>When pressed for a definitive timeline, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said Monday that the proposed initial Hyperloop system -- one that would take …

High-speed Rail

The Science Behind Why Small Teams Work More Productively: Jeff Bezos’ 2 Pizza Rule

Bigger doesn’t mean better when it comes to work. Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon famously coined this with the 2 Pizza rule:<p>One former executive …

Management

How to Become a Goodreads Power User (and why you'd want to)

During the past year, Goodreads has really become a front and center social network for authors. First, with their new Amazon relationship and now it would seem that they've doubled their readership to 20 million. Though many authors and publishers vowed to close their account after the Amazon …

Creative Writing

Google Tests Internet-Filled Balloon in California as Bill Gates Criticizes the Project

With its Project Loon Google has grand plans to bring the Internet to the developing world with balloons. The company first began testing the large …

A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

How A 'Deviant' Philosopher Built Palantir, A CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut

Since rumors began to spread that a startup called Palantir helped to kill Osama bin Laden, Alex Karp hasn’t had much time to himself.<p>On one sun-baked July morning in Silicon Valley Palantir’s lean 45-year-old chief executive, with a top-heavy mop of frazzled hair, hikes the grassy hills around …

Despite lobbying, Obama will make Fed pick himself

President Obama is getting a lot of advice on who the next Federal Reserve chair should be, but aides are making it clear that he will make the final decision himself.<p>"What the president's focused on is carefully considering this very important decision," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told …

Story Board: The Collaborative Economy for Corporations (Official Slideshare Version)

You may have read the report, the "Collaborative Economy Value Chain" now read the official slideshare storyboard version.<p>This slideshare deck sets up the challenges, gives examples, explores causes, but provides three recommendations for corporations to adopt the Collaborative Economy

Hip-Hop Responds to Kendrick Lamar's 'Control' Call-Out

Lupe Fiasco, B.o.B and more rappers release tracks, but MCs named by Lamar stay mum<p>Two nights ago, to everyone's surprise, the premiere of a Big Sean …

Hip-Hop Enters Middle Age

Hip-hop's Big Bang exploded four decades ago this week at a party that Kool Herc threw at 1520 Sedgwick Ave. in the Bronx, N.Y. The legend goes that this was the first time someone had ever scratched turntables while an MC rhymed over a breakbeat. It was from that humble, late-summer party — …

Just Blaze, Young Guru & 9th Wonder Weigh In On Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse

We’ve seen plenty of Twitter reactions to Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s “Control (HOF),” but here a few legendary boardmen voice their …

New Music: Eminem “Survival”

Eminem fights for “Survival” with our first preview of his much-anticipated eighth solo album. Appearing in the commercial/trailer for <i>Call of Duty:</i> …

ASAP Rocky Performs “Wild For the Night” on ‘Wild N’ Out’

Harlem invaded MTV’s <i>Wild ‘N Out</i> on Tuesday night as A$AP Rocky was the latest artist to guest star on the comedy-sketch show. Not only did Pretty …

One of the coolest GIFs we've ever seen: a rotating, 3D nebula

Things that GIFs are good for, in no particular order:<br>1. Cats. This one, specifically.<br>2. IWDRM<br>3. Absolutely jaw-dropping 3D renderings of …

Cosmology

Hear Kendrick Lamar's First Mixtape He Released At 16 Years Old

Long before Kendrick Lamar was getting guest verses from Jay-Z or being crowned MTV’s Hottest MC, the Compton rapper was a 16-year-old just trying to …

New Music: Cocaine 80s Feat. Common “Congratulations”

It’s always a beautiful thing when Cocaine 80s and Common connect. Out of the blue comes this mellow new jam from No I.D.’s R&B collective, which …