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19 billionaires who grew up poor

<b>• Billionaires don't always come from moneyed backgrounds.</b><p><b>• In fact, many famous billionaires actually grew up poor.</b><p><b>• From George Soros to Larry Ellison to Oprah Winfrey, here's a look at how some of the wealthiest people on the planet came up from nothing.</b><p>Billionaires aren't all born with a silver …

Computer Science

Trader turns $1,500 to $1 million in 3 years

About three years ago, Tim Grittani decided to begin trading stocks with his life savings of $1,500. Today, the 24-year-old's portfolio is worth more than $1 million.<p>How did he do it? Not by buying and selling stocks of large and well-known companies like Apple (AAPL) or Ford (F). Instead, Grittani …

6 most dangerous cyberattacks

The CryptoLocker virus can be a lethal one-two punch: It seizes control of your computer files and threatens to erase them unless you pay a ransom.<p>Cybercriminals email you a PDF attachment. If you open the attachment, it installs malware on your hard drive that lets hackers access your computer …

The awakening of Android's sleeping giant: the Sony story

Sony was once an electronics giant. Combining innovation with quality enabled it to dominate the premium end of the market. In recent years, this worldwide conglomerate has had to look beyond electronics to find profit through its entertainment and financial services divisions. The electronics …

Mobile

The 22 Most Important Finance Books Ever Written

In case you missed them, we've compiled a list of 22 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>These are the books that show up time and again in lists of books recommended by the pros themselves.<p>Topics covered include everything from the fundamentals of investing to the stories behind …

Investing

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …

11 Ways Warren Buffett Lives Frugally

View Gallery<p>11 photos<p>Krista Kennell / Shutterstock.com<p>Trying to build your savings, pay off debt and make the most of your money? You might want to …

Bloomberg

Norton Rose Fulbright top legal brand: survey

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP has once again topped a survey of corporate general counsel as Canada's top legal brand, and the consultants who compile the numbers suggest they show the No.1-ranked firm and second-place Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP pulling away from the pack.<p>The ranking by British legal …

U.S. Investigating Ex-CIA Employee Named as Leak Source

With the security contractor and ex-CIA worker who revealed a once-secret U.S. electronic surveillance program having fled overseas, the government …

How Google and Facebook May Help with the NSA and PRISM

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>An update and slight correction, 7:59 p.m.</i>: A spokesperson forwarded us this message from Google's …

Apple Has Been Dodging Taxes In Ireland For More Than 32 Years

Chief Executive Tim Cook faced criticism from a Senate subcommittee in Washington on Tuesday over the iPad and iPhone maker's tax practices, which had been shrouded from full view behind secretive tax-exempt Irish-based corporate entities.<p>Apple, one of Ireland's top multinational employers, denied …

Intellectual Property

Legal organization claims Apple is dodging tax and selling pornography in China

The China Association of Consumer Protection Law, a subsidiary China Law Society, has accused Apple of tax evasion, intellectual property violations, and distribution of pornographic content in China.<p>According to a piece published in China’s The Mirror (hat tip Bill Bishop), the …

Peak Battery: Why Smartphone Battery Life Still Stinks, and Will for Years

In the five years since Apple released its first iPhone, touch-screen smartphones have become thinner, lighter, faster and more capable. But through …