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Opinion: This has happened in the U.S. stock market only 13 other times since 1949

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — The stock market over the past two weeks has done something that’s occurred only 13 other times since 1949.<p>And …

9 Reasons You Should Start Freelancing Today

There’s a reason why there are more than 53 million freelancers in America. It’s because freelancing is just awesome.<p>I mean how many of you can say …

Employment

The Smartest Financial Decision You’ll Ever Make

Remember: your most limited resource is time.<p>There’s really only one thing young people need know about money: Save for retirement, starting now.<p>Yes, …

Kate Middleton Has Declared Headbands Fashionable Again

Looks like the 80s essential — and little girl favorite — is back in style.<p>The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her impeccable style credentials, with outfits she has worn sometimes selling out in minutes and hairdressers frequently asked to recreate her hairstyle.<p>It's no wonder, then, that Kate's …

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

7 Tips to Choosing the Right Windows for Your Home

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The Only Way to Get Really, Really Rich

No matter how you define rich, this is the only way to get there.<p>Want to be remarkably successful? Want to get really rich? (While there are many ways to feel "rich," in this case we're talking about monetary wealth.) Then check out this little gem of an investment opportunity.<p>It's a simple …

21 Ways to Boost Your Personal Creativity

All too often, entrepreneurs get caught in the cycle of trying to be creative when they're too tired to think. Here's how to get those juices flowing and reconnect with yourself.<p>The early stages of a new company are full of creativity.<p>Nothing has been built yet, so you get to spend months dreaming …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Creativity

10 Ways to Pay Using Your Mobile Smartphone

<i>Jon Norris is a freelance content specialist for audience.io and writes for the Fueled blog. This post comes courtesy of Fueled, a mobile design and development company based in New York and London.</i><p>The mobile wallet dream may still be a way off for the average consumer, but a cashless and cardless …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

Facebook Acquires Moves, a Fitness Tracking App

Facebook Messenger. WhatsApp. Paper. Instagram. And now: Moves.<p>Facebook announced Thursday that it has acquired Moves, a popular fitness tracking …

25 Ways to Make Your First Online Sale

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>As an online merchant, making your first sale is as symbolic as it is necessary.<p>Completing the first sale sounds straightforward enough, yet the optimism and reassurance it brings can make it the biggest turning point in the life of your …

Marketing

6 Tips for Productive Time Management

There never seems to be enough time. Here are six tips for making the most of what little you have.<p>Once again Spring came around and messed with my time clock. Even though I know I still have the same number of hours in the day, I can't help but feel that Daylight Savings Time has stolen an hour …

3D Marketplace 3DLT Talks About Selling The First 3D-Printed Gear On Amazon

We met first met Cincinnati-based 3DLT last year when they announced their 3D printing marketplace at Disrupt. The team is back in the news thanks to a new effort by Amazon to add printed items to their already massive selection of goods.<p>Right now things are in the experimental stages, but I sent …

Ashton Kutcher Backs Box

With help from the 'Two and a Half Men' actor and music mogul Guy Oseary, the enterprise storage startup is eyeing Hollywood before its initial public offering.<p>Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary are placing their bets on Box, the enterprise storage startup helmed by <i>Inc</i>. entrepreneur of the year Aaron …

Chiquita and Fyffes Merge to Create World's Largest Banana Company

Chiquita and Irish fruit firm Fyffes agreed to merge Monday, forming the world's largest banana company.<p>The $1.07 billion all-stock deal would result in the creation of ChiquitaFyffes, a company expected to sell about 160 million boxes of bananas annually, ousting No. 1 banana supplier Dole Food …

The Paradox of Generation Y

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Members of Generation Y are less likely to be bothered by income inequality and more likely to want to get rich than their parents’ were at the same age. But unlike young Baby Boomers, Millennials are less likely to plan a business career …

10 Apps That Could Supercharge Your Career

Whether you’re looking for a new job or trying to keep track of the one you have, these apps can help.<p>No one said that it was easy out there.<p>We’re talking about the job market, of course. And in this competitive environment, even small advantages can have a big impact on whether you land the …

Employment

Facebook and WhatsApp have colonized Europe, destroying the continent’s native social networks

Macquarie Equities, globalwebindex.net<p>Much has been made of WhatsApp’s growing presence in key emerging markets such as India and Brazil, but most of its users are thought to be in Europe. The messaging service is ideally suited to life on the Continent, where there is a Eurozone but no unified …

Your Complete Guide to Pinterest Marketing

Pinterest users are primed and ready to buy. If you're not yet marketing to them, you should. Get started with these tips.<p>No time or resources to create or enhance your presence on Pinterest? I have a few stats that might just change your mind.<p>According to Sprout Insights, Pinterest's share of …

Coupons.com Surging More Than 90% In Stock Market Debut

Investors hoping to grab a discount on shares of Coupons.com may have missed their chance: shares of the coupon site have popped more than 90% and still rising on the company’s very first day on the market. Those who snapped up shares during Coupons.com’s pre-IPO roadshow, on the other hand, are …

The Shocking Stats About Who’s Really Starting Companies In America

Fully a third of venture-backed companies that went public between 2006 and 2012 had at least one immigrant founder at the helm. Arianna Huffington and other prominent entrepreneurs on why the U.S. needs to get creative about immigration policy.<p>What do Google’s Sergey Brin, eBay’s Pierre Omidyar, …

Facebook wants to be the new PayPal, but it’ll need to earn its users’ trust

Soon, your favorite shopping website might ask you if you’d like to pay through Facebook. In a move that pits the social media site against the online payment giant PayPal, AllThingsD reports that Facebook is rolling out out a pilot for a new payment system of its own.<p>But it may not last very long. …

Lumi is looking to build a smart news reader — that requires no work on your part

There are no shortage of social news readers out there to tell you what you should be reading. From Flipboard to Prismatic, Pulse to News360, Thirst …