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How to Make Ribs

With this easy step-by-step how-to, preparing Tyler's ultimate barbecued ribs can be as easy-breezy as the summer season itself.<p>The Ultimate …

34 Tomato Recipes That Taste Like Summer in Every Bite

Cooking

Gold isn't a good investment

As a general rule, gold is not a good investment.<p>It doesn't earn income. And because it doesn't earn income, it doesn't benefit from the law of compounding returns -- what Albert Einstein once called the "eighth wonder of the world."<p><b>The magic of compounding returns</b> <br>Returns that compound are an …

Investing

小步

War, Peace And Vladimir Putin

Not so very long ago, the specter of Russian-led Soviet troops crossing their borders was reason for alarm in the Western world: Hungary, Czechoslovakia, even Chechnya and Afghanistan. The West – in particular the U.S. – supported the democratically inclined satellites and underlings. Until it …

U.S. drawing a line against Putin in Europe

NATO allies are working hard to deter Russian aggression against the Baltics.<p>WIESBADEN, Germany — Often criticized for being naïve and complacent about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ambitions, the Obama administration and its European allies are intensifying their planning and training for a …

Geopolitics

Obama hopes Putin will fail in Syria

​<p>As an expression of solidarity with America's oldest, currently bruised, ally, Barack Obama's words of welcome to his French counterpart on November …

Good Crop Bad Crop - How to Crop Portraits

All images © Gina Milicia 2015 “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ? Pablo Picasso When it comes to knowing what is …

A flood of cheap money is fueling the mega-mergers boom

But analysts warn that hastily arranged corporate marriages that seem blissful in good financial times can end in tears, and considerable debts.<p>Companies have already struck 45 mergers and acquisitions with a value exceeding $10 billion (9 billion euros) each in the first nine months of the year, …

10 Tips for Photographing the Natural World

From the tiniest mushroom to the gigantic mountains, nature encompasses everything. Trees, rivers, mountains, leaves, flowers, fruits, soil – …

ANALYSTS: Walmart is finally paying the price

Walmart is paying back.<p>On Wednesday, at its annual investor day, the company cut its outlook for profits over the next two years and forecast a drop of 6% to 12% in 2017.<p>After the news, shares fell by as much as 10%. This wiped out about $18 billion of the company's market value and was the worst …

Markets

Canon ME20F-SH Camera 'Sees In Complete Darkness'

<b>Canon ME20F-SH Ultra High Sensitivity Camera</b><br>Canon announced the Ultra High Sensitivity Camera - ME20F-SH on July 20, 2015. It has a super-sensitive …

My Free and Open Source Photography Workflow

After several years of trial and error, I finally have a complete RAW photography workflow in Linux that I am happy with.<p>The applications in this …

Tutorials

10 things you need to know in markets today

<b>US stock markets enjoyed an explosive rally overnight.</b> The Dow Jones rose 1.28%, the S&P 500 improved by 1.49%, and the Nasdaq climbed 1.82% .<p><b>Asia is up in response to the strong performance in the US.</b> Japan's Nikkei is 0.94% higher at 6.10 a.m. BST (1.10 a.m. ET), Hong Kong's Hang Seng is up …

A flight leaving Norway was delayed almost 5 hours after nearly all crew members failed a Breathalyzer test

109 passengers were aboard the airBaltic plane headed to Chania in Greece, reported AFP .<p>The crew members who exited the Greece-bound plane were the captain, first officer, and two flight attendants.<p>They were directed to a police car, and another airBaltic crew was assigned to replace those who …

Alcohol

Criminals are manipulating the stock market and regulators can't seem to stop it

On May 14 a Bulgarian stock schemer is alleged to have moved the share price of consumer company Avon Products by making a false filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>Three months later, nothing is stopping someone else from doing the very same thing.<p>The Securities and Exchange …

Stock Markets

9 Success Habits of Wealthy People That Cost Nothing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever you wondered how certain people have gotten so successful? Sure you have. A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits. Here are nine habits that have helped …

Success

How inclusive societies boost economic growth

We have learned much over the past several decades about the connection between gender inequality and economic growth, particularly when we talk …

Investors Are Retreating From Commodities: Goodfellow – Bloomberg

Bloomberg Technology<p>The only daily news program focused exclusively on technology, innovation and the future of business from San …

Shrinking China Trade Drags on Hong Kong to Singapore Banks

The business of financing China’s trade is shrinking, curbing what had been a fast-growing revenue stream for banks in Hong Kong and Singapore over …

What Is A Sales Funnel In Online Marketing?

Have you ever said the following about your Online Marketing:<p>“I get leads, but they DON’T translate into sales”<br>• “People DON’T do anything after …

Marketing

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In Greek crisis, one big unhappy EU family

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The latest paroxysm of Greece’s debt crisis has exposed growing rifts in the euro zone which, unless addressed soon, could lead to the break-up of European monetary union, the EU’s most ambitious project.<p>Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives for a parliamentary session in …

Europe

Citigroup's earnings rise, beating expectations

Citigroup second quarter earnings showed the long troubled bank is pulling itself out of its hole.<p><b>What you need to know:</b> Net income for Citigroup (C) …

Bank of Canada rate cut unlikely to lower mortgage, loan rates much

Canadians hoping for a big break on their mortgage, or cheaper cash on their lines of credit may be disappointed.<p>Economists say it is unlikely the …