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Who’s Telling The Truth About PRISM? Computer Security Expert Gene Spafford Weighs In [TCTV]

Between the reports this week about that the U.S. National Security Agency has been mining personal user data from some of the world’s biggest Internet players through a project called ‘PRISM’, to the government’s defense of wide scale data collection for security reasons, and finally the outright …

More Americans Are Becoming Entrepreneurs Than Ever Before

• More Americans are becoming entrepreneurs than ever, and they're increasingly optimistic, according to a study by Babson and Baruch colleges.<br>• The Small Business Administration (SBA) has started a program designed to boost lending to veterans.<br>• How Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman made it through one of the …

Small Business

Last Meal Ribs Recipe: The Best Barbecue Ribs You've Ever Tasted!

Pork ribs are the holy grail. Mastering them marks the difference between the tyro, pyro, and pitmaster.<p>We're talking Southern ribs here, a style …

Daddy’s Grilled Chicken

Whisk lemon juice, Steak Sauce, and Worcestershire in a bowl. Put chickens in a baking dish; rub with butter. Pour lemon mixture over. Refrigerate at …

BBQ

NSA's Verizon Spying Order Specifically Targeted Americans, Not Foreigners

The National Security Agency has long justified its spying powers by arguing that its charter allows surveillance on those outside of the United States, while avoiding intrusions into the private communications of American citizens. But the latest revelation of the extent of the NSA’s surveillance …

The Forbes 2013 Investment Guide

We live in an era when immediacy and short-term thinking often trump the foundational wisdom that can make a real difference in one’s financial life. In this special 2013 Investment Guide we combine smart, actionable advice—like our ETF Best Buy list and our story on ways to wangle out of an …

Stocks tumble; Dow ends below 15,000 for 1st time since May

The Dow slid more than 200 points Wednesday as investors, unsure about the Federal Reserve’s strategy to boost the economy, sold shares across the board. A less-than-stellar report on private business hiring provided the spark that enflamed selling.<p>At the closing bell, the Dow ended below 15,000 …

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Here’s the ‘Secret’ to Getting Rich: Do It One Day at a Time

We live next door to a strip mall with a CVS, grocery, dry cleaners, restaurants and other commerce. I experience the same thing every time I step …

Economically, Could Obama Be America's Best President?

With the stock market hitting new highs, some people have already forgotten about the Great Recession.<p>Recall 2009. Things looked pretty bleak economically.<p>But the outlook has changed dramatically in just 4 years. And it has been a boon for investors, as even the safest indices have yielded a 250% …

The Lazy Man's Way to Save for Retirement

Everyone knows you're supposed to save money for retirement. So how come, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, over half of retirees …

Microsoft, Yahoo lead slate of tech gains

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gains from the likes of Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. stood out on a largely upbeat day for tech stocks Tuesday, but …

San Francisco

Five Retirement Myths Worth Changing

Ken Dychtwald, the psychologist who’s carved himself a niche as the guru on the aging of America, held forth at the Retirement Income Summit sponsored by Investment News today.<p>After a puffy, self-provided video introduction, Dychtwald got down to business on why we need to overhaul our notions on …

A Four-Step Financial Guide to Your 20s

Get on the road to financial success before you reach age 30.<p>I recently celebrated my 29th birthday. Well, “celebrated” might be an overstatement …

Are Coke And Pepsi The New Big Tobacco?

Earlier this year, I commented that semiconductor titan Intel is my favorite tobacco stock.<p>I said this tongue-in-cheek, of course. I am aware that Intel designs and manufactures microprocessors, not cigarettes. But my point was simply that slow-growth (or even <i>no</i>-growth) investments, such as tobacco …

7 Transportation Stocks Pulling Strong

The companies moving you (and your stuff) from place to place are outpacing the market.<p>The economy may be limping along, but it's full steam ahead …

How to Be a Better Fund Investor

Yes, we live in trying times, and investors should be concerned about a feeble economy and volatile, often irrational markets. But now more than …

The Worst Investment Of Warren Buffett's Career

Warren Buffett is a hero to many investors, myself included. His record speaks for itself: 18.3% annualized returns in Berkshire Hathaway’s book value over the past 30 years compared to just 10.8% for the S&P 500. And his returns in the 1950s and 1960s, when he was running a much smaller hedge …

The Windows 8 Flop: What Does It Mean For Microsoft?

Windows 8 was the revolution that wasn’t. But don’t count Microsoft out just yet. In a lot of ways, the boring, button-down software giant was just a little ahead of its time.<p>After a storm of criticism from frustrated long-time Windows users, Microsoft announced that it would be making significant …

Why Donald Trump Is Giving Away Suitcases Filled with Cash to Grow Your Bank Account

<b>Donald Trump</b> recently announced something you’re probably not going to believe. He’s giving away suitcases of cash to people who want to fill their …