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Gold Is Surging, And It's Having An Awesome 2014

A quick shout out to the yellow metal, which perhaps hasn't gotten the attention it deserves this year.<p>It's already up $22.50/oz today to $1344 in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.<p>And really the whole year has been great. It was right around $1200 at the end of December, and has since rallied more …

Read This Statement, And You'll Understand How Putin Sees Ukraine

REUTERS/Phil Noble Here is Russia's official statement on Ukraine. It's quite telling.<p>Some of the assertions provide insight into Vladimir Putin's view not only of the Kremlin-occupied peninsula of Crimea, but also of Ukraine as a whole. We've bolded four of them:<p>In recent days, the situation in …

10 Tech Things You Need To Know This Morning

Good morning! Let's get you informed:<p><b>Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella has started reshaping the company's senior executive ranks.</b> EVP of business development and evangelism Tony Bates is out. Also leaving is EVP of marketing Tami Reller. Mark Penn, formerly an Executive Vice President, is Chief …

Apple Launches CarPlay, Integrating iOS in the Car

After announcing its iOS in the Car initiative at last year’s WWDC, Apple has officially launched the program today with partners Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo — which will premiere it to their drivers this week.<p>The program, called CarPlay, is described as a “smarter, safer and more fun way to …

First dual-booting Windows Phone and Android handsets due this year

PC makers are increasingly pushing devices that dual-boot Android and Windows, and it appears that phone manufacturers will follow a similar path in the coming months. Microsoft recently revealed India-based Karbonn Mobiles will start shipping Windows Phones soon, and the company says it plans to …

All the Details of Will and Kate’s Down Under Trip Revealed, Including Four Appearances by Prince George

Details of the Duke and Duchess’s forthcoming trip to New Zealand and Australia have been announced today, and it sure looks like an action-packed trip down under!<p>As Royal Watch revealed a while back, the royal couple will be taking Prince George with them—and in a breach of royal protocol the …

Matthew McConaughey’s double triumph

<b>Matthew McConaughey accepts the Oscar for best actor for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club" at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)</b><p>The actor dominated small screens Sunday night with his Oscar win and the penultimate episode of “True Detective”<p>Neil …

Oscars 2014: Show highlights

See the 86th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood unfold with memorable moments from the show. Red carpet arrivals | Best & worst | Winners' room | Behind the scenes | Quotes from the stars | Complete list of nominees | Envelope Screening Series | 10 years behind the scenes at the …

How babies hit your wallet

Having a baby changes your life in many ways. It would be a mistake to think that the new member of your family won't impact your finances.

2014 Academy Awards Best Picture Nominees—as Cars! – Feature

The nominees for the Best Picture award at the 2014 Academy Awards were just announced, and, boy, there sure were a lot of them. This naturally got us thinking about cars. (What else?) Having seen at least some of these movies, and seen a poster for almost all of them, we decided to re-imagine each …

Paul Walker, 1973–2013: A Retrospective in Filmic Sheetmetal

<i>The Fast and the Furious</i> star and noted enthusiast Paul Walker died Saturday afternoon in Santa Clarita, California, after the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT in which he was a passenger crashed and caught fire. The driver and owner of the Porsche was Roger Rodas, Walker’s longtime friend, racing partner, …

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Putin hints he may let 'fact-finding' team evaluate Ukraine crisis

MOSCOW -- Russian President<p>Vladimir Putinhas agreed to a German proposal for international observers to review the tense standoff in Ukraine’s Crimea area, a Kremlin news service dispatch indicated Monday.<p>The proposal for a “contact group” of mediating foreign diplomats and an observer delegation …

Why Samsung Ditched Google In Its New Smart Watch

But Samsung made an unexpected move in the new version by abandoning Android as the watch's operating system. Instead, the new Gears run Tizen, another open source operating system that Samsung, Intel, and others are working on.<p>Some see the move to Tizen as a signal that Samsung wants to distance …

The 20 Toughest Job Interview Questions Heard At Apple, Google, Amazon And Others

Luckily, with the help of Glassdoor's Interview Questions & Reviews section, you can experience the strangest possible interview questions of the last year — all from the safety of your chair.<p>This year's weirdest questions come courtesy of Apple, Goldman Sachs, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and a few …

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 First Test

Refined Tuning: Sampling the gentrified and fully adjustable C7 Z51<p>Chevrolet Corvettes have always been adept track stars — a ZR1 set the pace at our 2009 Best Driver’s Car competition, and a Z06/Z07 laid down the quickest lap at that event in 2011. Maintaining a close relationship with a …

Car and Driver on Twitter: ".@Mini Vision concept: This is essentially the next-gen Mini http://t.co/3bHbD8ZRvO http://t.co/mZBCItbePS"

Who cares about calories? Restaurant menu labels don't work, study shows

When confronted with the reality that your favorite blueberry scone, the one you buy for breakfast every day, comes packed with 400-plus calories, do you still go for the pastry? Yes, you probably will.<p>No matter how much calorie information is on the menu list, people still choose the food they …

Detroit files for bankruptcy protection

DETROIT -- The city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection in federal court Thursday, laying the groundwork for a historic effort to bail out a city that is sinking under billions of dollars in debt and decades of mismanagement, population flight and loss of tax revenue.<p>The bankruptcy …

Rolling Stone defends cover featuring Boston bombing suspect

In response to backlash over its upcoming issue, which features Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover, Rolling Stone magazine has issued a statement defending the decision to feature Tsarnaev in a space usually reserved for rock stars and celebrities.<p>"Our hearts go out to the …

Favorite stocks of high speed traders

Bank of America's stock may have a checkered past, but it's been a darling of high speed traders.<p>The bank's high valuation (around $150 billion) and low stock price (around $14) is the perfect combination for firms that trade in milliseconds.<p>That's because of the fees, or so-called rebates, trading …

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Again

You better redneckognize! Excited about Wednesday night's Season 2 premiere of the show that America loves (or loves to hate)? Watch this montage to …

Robin Thicke, Madonna & More of Music’s Most Scandalous Videos

It seems like you can’t shake a stick at YouTube without hitting a topless model this summer. Justin Timberlake’s “Tunnel Vision,” Robin Thicke’s …

‘Glee’ to Continue Production

Twinkies Demand at All-Time High

Disney Cruise Line Unveils Brand-New Celebrations for Holidays on the High Seas

Today we unveiled some of the magical ways guests can celebrate the fall and winter holidays on a Disney cruise, with enhanced Halloween experiences …

The great big Pixar conspiracy

Anyone can swan up to the Back to the Future trilogy and point out, after a single watch, that the grand finale is flawed: Doc and Marty would be …

The Hottest New Cars For 2014

With the debilitating effects of the economic crisis firmly in the nation’s rearview mirror and new-car sales firing on all cylinders, the 2014 model year is serving up an engaging array of new and fully redesigned models, ranging from family sedans and plush luxury cars to hot sport coupes and …

Then & Now: Celebrating 58 Years at the Disneyland Resort, Part 3

Rounding out our three-part “Then & Now” series celebrating the 58th anniversary of the Disneyland Resort is this image of a Tom Sawyer Island River …

What Not To Do When You Visit New York City

<b>1. Don't… visit MOMA or The Met.</b><p>I don't have anything against either of these museums. I used to be a card-carrying member of MOMA and I'm planning to check out their new exhibit, "Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront."<p>It's just that a visit to MOMA will set you back $20 (unless you …

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