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Foreign Affairs Live: Obama's Legacy and the Future of Foreign Policy

Personal-Finance Lessons From the Ultrawealthy

High-net-worth individuals in Tiger 21 investment group share advice on maintaining their fortunes.<p>When it comes to their personal finances, ultrawealthy individuals share many of the same problems as investors with lower balances.<p>Some of the ultrawealthy—with at least $10 million in investible …

Finance

3 Reasons This Serial CEO Sold His Startup to a $65 Billion Bank

Most acquisitions fail but the ones that succeed pass four tests: Is the industry attractive? Will the combined companies be better off? Will investors win? Can the people work together well?<p>I enjoyed working in a bank for years but I do not understand why a serial entrepreneur would enjoy it. …

Startups

A Fungus Recycling Plant Could Help Reuse Your Old Smartphone Batteries

As the world runs out of lithium supply, better and more economical recycling methods are sorely needed.<p>The lithium inside your smartphone battery probably came from a huge brine pool in South America or a mine in Australia. But as demand surges—Tesla’s new Gigafactory, alone, plans to use …

Aging at Home, Part 1: Home May Be Where the Technology Is | Health

Medicare started off the year putting into action a program to encourage more doctors to discuss end-of-life and advance care plans with patients. …

4 Companies Making Clean Water Abundant

By Matthew Straub<p>There is not a place in the world where access to clean water is not of critical importance. No city, village, office, household, or …

The U.S.-Philippines Defense Alliance

The Philippines is one of the United States’ oldest allies in Asia-Pacific and the long-lasting defense relationship is at the heart of U.S. policy …

Britain's wealthiest must donate more, says American microfinance pioneer

The founder of the 'World Bank for the Poor' tells Robert Mendick in Uganda why a new generation of wealthy Britons must give away their money<p>Britain's millionaires should follow the lead of American philanthropists and donate much more of their personal wealth to the poorest people in Africa, the …

Who was the real St Patrick?

The details of St Patrick’s life remain murky – but tracking his legendary footsteps across Ireland is both peaceful and spectacular.<p>Those who wish to pay homage to St Patrick on 17 March could attend a parade, don an outlandish green costume or swig a pint (or several – twice as much Guinness …

First 24 Hour Solar Farm Solana Launches in the United States

The Solana solar farm located 70 miles southwest of Phoenix, Arizona is the first in the United States to use molten storage technology. It still …

Renewable Energy

U.S. to take action against India over solar subsidies - India government source

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States plans to take India to the World Trade Organisation over subsidies New Delhi gives to its solar power industry, an Indian government source said on Monday, a step that could further strain relations between the countries.<p>Michael Froman, U.S. Trade …

Paint Your Roof With Working Solar Cells Made from Grass Clippings

Installing a solar roof on your home could one day be as simple as mixing your yard clippings into a stew of inexpensive chemicals and painting the resulting mixture right onto your rooftop. An MIT researcher has developed a method of manufacturing solar panels on the spot from agricultural waste, …

Germany Sets 23.9 GW Solar Power Generation Record!

Despite the long and dark winter, solar panels keep lining Germany’s residential rooftops. According to <i>SMA</i> Solar Technology, the country has just set …

Renewable Energy

Why PV Solar is Better than Thermal Energy for Precious Water Supplies

Lack of water is a huge problem in vast portions of the United States, where there is hardly enough to go around after the farms, ranches and cities …

The Self-IPO Is The Newest Way To Raise Money: Do It Right With These 7 Tips

After Shefali Kumar Friesen first launched Emotitones, which enables people to create and send musical messages via text, her role soon morphed into something she hadn’t envisioned.<p>Instead of hands-on making the project she had conceived, she was managing a global team remotely. She was seeking …

12 dogs that are too snooty for Motel 6

Slide 1 of 14<p>Rather than boarding their pets at a kennel or pawning the pooch off on a friend, more Americans are taking their four-legged friends …

5 Insights Into the Role of a Consultant

A colleague and client, Andreas Dittrich in Germany attended an event where two professors and a typical client of his industry got to together to …

Using the VIX to navigate market volatility

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Fasten your seatbelts: February’s market volatility is likely to be just as high as January’s.<p>It might therefore be …

Entrepreneur 'X' Factor - Quantum Business School

Iconic trees from Singapore and Malaysia<p>Thank you for the inspiration for my enterprise and for guiding me through the cycles of life<p>Characteristics …

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A sense of loss as NBC's 'Tonight Show' ends its Leno and Burbank eras

The sign advertising his show still looms over the<p>NBCparking lot, and for a few more days throngs of fans will crowd the studio gates in Burbank before tapings. ButJay Lenosays he's ready to leave — and this time, he says he really means it.<p>After more than 40 years,<p>"The Tonight Show"is leaving …

The Democrats' oiled money machine

The Democratic Party has created a well-oiled fundraising machine.<p>While unlikely to recapture the House of Representatives and playing defense in key Senate battlegrounds, party leaders and their allies have created an efficient and well-run cash operation consisting of a small network of outside …

Texas Overhauls Textbook Approval To Ease Tensions Over Evolution

The Texas Board of Education, which has long been an ideological battleground for the teaching of evolution, says it will limit the use of citizen review panels and instead give priority to teachers in determining science and history curricula.<p>Because Texas public schools represent such a large …

Porsche's first vehicle found in shed after a century

First vehicle was electric and made in 1898<p>The first Porsche ever made has been recovered from a shed in Austria where it sat for over 100 years. The vehicle is called the "Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model" — nicknamed the "P1" for short — and was created by Ferdinand Porsche …