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Windows 8.1 now available to download

Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update is now available to download. Windows 8 users will see a notification in the Windows Store with a prompt to upgrade to the new operating system. Microsoft has added a number of improvements with this update, including built-in Bing search, smart SkyDrive syncing, and …

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The Dangerous Rise of “Entrepreneurship Porn”

Sir Richard Branson has proclaimed 2014 “The Year of the Entrepreneur.” Breathless coverage abounds: sexy stories of the young and old who threw off the yoke and started their own businesses. It’s all goodbye cubicle — hello freedom, vitality, creativity.<p>Fed by media and online coverage of an …

No Promotion in Sight? Here’s What to Do Next

If you've put in great work at your company, but there's no next rung on the ladder in sight, you're not alone.<p>During the recession, many companies …

Do We Need a Financial Advisor?

<i>by A.C. Elliott</i><p>We met on a gray afternoon in December; we went to her. She picked that particular Clyde’s, she said, because it’s her favorite place …

Featuring Joe Bonamassa

In a world teeming with guitar gods, The Pickup salutes the guitar goddesses who have crushed the stereotype that only dudes can play the blues. But …

Intel plans a CES coup: Android and Windows in the same computer

Dual OS could dilute Windows dominance, if Microsoft doesn't kill it first<p>The PC industry isn't doing so well. Sales have dramatically slumped, despite the industry’s efforts to tempt consumers with Windows 8 tablets and transforming touchscreen laptops. But next week, the Consumer Electronics Show …

How to Hang Pictures Like a Pro

Homemade Caramel Made Right Every Time

<i>Dawn Perry, photos by Zach DeSart</i><p>A salted caramel always makes for the ideal winter fix. With a few tips from the BA Prep School, you can have homemade caramel candies in your dessert arsenal.<p><b>SEE MORE:</b><b>Ingredients We Can't Cook Without</b><p>Undercook your caramel mixture and you'll end up with a stiff …

Trends to Watch in 2014

Will natural gas drilling pick up? Will solar costs continue to fall? And what happens to oil and gasoline prices in 2014? These are trends investors …

Stock Market Warning Signs: Record $423.7 Billion of Debt Is Now Invested in the Market

Massive amounts of debt are invested in the stock market, but should investors care?<p>The <b>New York Stock Exchange</b> recently updated its stock market …

Coin Builds a Bridge, Can it Cross the Divide?

A truly novel and exciting innovation crossed a lot of screens yesterday, as news of Coin broke.<p>Imagine, all of those credit cards, debit cards, gift …

Before You Retire Resolutions For 2014

Anyone considering retirement in 2014 is faced with a myriad of things to do and consider. Some are more difficult and tedious than others; some are more fun and engaging. In any event, if this is the year you’re going to make the big transition, here are some not-so-common resolutions to help you …

Emerging Markets: Going Beyond The BRICs

Back in October, I highlighted EG Shares’ new emerging market option, the Beyond BRICs ETF (BBRC). BBRC is the first ETF for emerging markets that specifically excludes the “BRIC” countries of Brazil, Russia, China and India.<p>This strategy caught my attention because I’ve never been a big fan of the …

Stop Procrastinating and Retire Richer: 3 Tips to Act on Now

After a great 2013, smart investors are giving serious thought to how they can keep the gains going in 2014 and beyond. If you don't procrastinate, …

5 New Year's Reality Checks for Your Health and Wealth

For many people, a new year represents an opportunity to dedicate time and energy to getting physically fit. For others, the prime focus of their …

Do You Really Know Your Investments? A Simple Five Question Quiz

When it comes to saving for retirement and ultimately turning your life savings into a retirement paycheck, there is a baseline of things investors should know and understand. How would you rate your investment knowledge? Are you good, average or at risk of being a victim of a scam or fraud? Use …

How to Improve Your Market Returns in 2014

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