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The groundbreaking app turning millennials into stock traders is now said to be worth more than $1 billion

The new round of funding is reportedly led by Yuri Milner's investment arm, DST Global, and values the investing app at over $1 billion. That makes it a "unicorn" in Silicon Valley terms.<p>Robinhood declined to comment on the new funding round. Fortune previously reported that the startup was looking …

Venture Capital

Here’s what you’re entitled to if you get bumped off a flight

Chances are pretty high that you have, as overbooking has become standard practice thanks to airlines scrambling to post revenue, and no-shows being a common occurrence.<p>Luckily, the US Department of Transportation has been tightening requirements on what airlines need to do when overbooking a …

Compensation

Psychologists say one behavior is the 'kiss of death' for a relationship

But the minute you open the door and drop your keys on the counter, you find yourself knee-deep in an argument about how he or she bought the wrong type of pepper.<p>Don't worry: It's perfectly normal to get into arguments like these with your significant other every once in a while, John Gottman, a …

University of Washington

There will be chaos: Big Oil’s collapse and the birth of a new world order

Barrel prices have completely cratered. With alternative energies on the rise, geopolitics may never be the same<p>As 2015 drew to a close, many in the global energy industry were praying that the price of oil would bounce back from the abyss, restoring the petroleum-centric world of the past …

Oil

The Dinner Roll Recipes You'll Actually Want To Bake

For many people, baking bread to go along with a dinner they've already put so much effort into is just not going to happen. No matter how easy the recipe might be, how much better fresh-baked bread is than store-bought, it's just one step too many.<p>But what if we told you that there are some …

Cooking

- The Washington Post

Skiing has been a part of my life since birth, really. My dad was actually on the slopes when I was born. He had me on skis by the time I was 31 / 2, and my brother even younger, at 2. He went from walking right to skiing. We never really feared it because it was just a natural part of growing up, …

Whistleblower: NSA secretly continues Merkel surveillance by bugging other German officials

An anonymous NSA leaker revealed to the German magazine Bild am Sonntag that the agency has been spying on senior German government figures. The move …

China just sold almost $50 billion in US Treasurys… But don’t panic just yet

China’s holdings of US Treasurys dropped to the lowest levels in two years after China dumped $47.8 billion in paper—equal to about 3.6% of its Treasury holdings as of November—bringing its total holdings to $1.27 trillion. Not that this should come as a shock. Yi Gang, a deputy governor of China’s …

China

The Dark Money Man

<i>This story was updated on May 7, 2014 2:00 p.m.</i><p>For a brief, giddy moment, Sean Noble—a little-known former aide to an Arizona congressman—became one …

Here's What You Learn If You Follow Eight Young Bankers Around For Two Years

The book is called "Young Money, Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post Crash Recruits," and it's out today.<p>Roose spent years interviewing his subjects, crashing parties and recruiting events, even taking an Excel modeling classes. The work shows. His book is an honest portrait of young kids …

Wall Street

Is This the End of Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela?

In the midst of runaway violence, inflation, and shortages of basic goods, Venezuela’s youth have taken to the streets—to take on its Orwellian …

CSEC used airport Wi-Fi to track Canadian travellers: Edward Snowden documents

Electronic snooping was part of a trial run for U.S. NSA and other foreign services<p>A top secret document retrieved by U.S. whistleblower Edward …

How to plan your Colorado “weedcation” like a responsible grown-up

Visitors to Colorado are now welcomed at dozens of marijuana dispensaries, where they can buy up to a quarter ounce (7 grams) of pot for their own consumption. The new boom in weed tourism has meant long lines at Denver’s dispensaries, and a nascent but growing industry of packaged “green tours,” …

Cannabis

Associated Press News

Spy Agencies Probe Angry Birds and Other Apps for Personal Data — ProPublica

<i>Note: The story is not subject to our Creative Commons license.</i><p><i>This story was co-produced with The New York Times and The Guardian.</i><p>When a smartphone …

Pentagon & NSA officials say they want Snowden extrajudicially assassinated

President Obama claims the right to extrajudicially execute American citizens, keeps a so-called "kill list," and has bragged he's "really good at …

The World's Three Largest Ski Resorts Offer A Great Ski Vacation

I’ve skied in Europe several times over the past 25 years, in France, Switzerland and Austria, and had a lot of fun, but I never had a truly exceptional experience until last week in the French Alps. Now when friends ask me, as they often do, if they should bother foregoing the incredible skiing in …

Gourmet tour of southwest England

Lush countryside, dramatic rural landscapes, quaint fishing villages and pretty coastal scenery combine to make southwest England a popular destination for the gourmet traveller.<p>Tucking into fresh crab sandwiches by the beach, sampling refreshing ales from myriad microbreweries and whiling away the …

South West England

America’s Secret War in 134 Countries

<i>This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from</i> …

National Security

3 Perfect Tokyo and Kyoto Itineraries

While there are countless worthwhile tourist destinations spread throughout Japan, like Osaka, Hiroshima, and Mount Fuji, most travelers only have …

Japan

A Major Victory for Snowden and N.S.A. Reformers

It’s reasonable to suspect that the modifications to the N.S.A.’s telephone-metadata program that Obama announced on Friday are simply cosmetic changes meant to short-circuit the pressure for substantive reform. For example, Obama made it clear that he wanted the “capability” of the telephone …

WikiLeaks Exposes what Obama's secret trade deal would do to the environment

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p><i>This story originally appeared on</i> Huffington Post <i>and is republished here as part of</i> …

Edward Snowden, The Dark Prophet

To avoid surveillance, the first four Americans to visit Edward Snowden in Moscow carried no cell phones or laptops. They flew coach on Delta from …

The secret Hong Kong facility that uses boiling goo to mine Bitcoins

A single bitcoin is now worth over $1,000, but the process of mining for the digital currency — in which people devote computing power to facilitate global Bitcoin transactions and secure the currency's network — is growing increasingly expensive. Serious miners have started to build dedicated …

Report: One in Four ‘Activists’ May be Corporate Spies

By Nafeez Ahmed, www.theguardian.com<p>| Resist!<p>How corporations and spy agencies use “security” to defend profiteering and crush activism<p>A stunning new …

NSA Sent Home Talking Points for Employees to Use in Conversations with Family & Friends During Holidays - Shadowproof

CommunityThe Dissenter<p>02 Dec 2013<p>NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander<p>A sheet of talking points for employees of the National Security Agency and Central …

Guantánamo Bay detainees claim Poland allowed CIA torture

Terror suspects subjected to extraordinary rendition tell European court of human rights they were waterboarded<p>Lawyers for two men subject to extraordinary rendition by the CIA told the European court of human rights (ECHR) on Tuesday that Poland, which permitted a secret "black" site to operate on …

Edward Snowden a 'hero' for NSA disclosures, Wikipedia founder says

• Jimmy Wales calls for 'major re-evaluation' of NSA surveillance • 'I think that history will judge Snowden very favourably'<p>Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, has called on Barack Obama to rein in the National Security Agency as he described the whistleblower Edward Snowden as "a hero" whom …