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How to get rich transforming your Stardew Valley farm into a winery

Since Stardew Valley launched in February 2016, millions of players have given up the harsh daily grind of the city for the peaceful, idyllic farmer …

PC Gaming

The falling value of a university degree

<i>By Gonzalo Viña, Public Policy Reporter</i><p>Not that millennials need another reminder of how tough life is going to be for them, but research from the …

Saudi Arabia is facing a major dilemma

As the reports faded, prices once again tumbled lower, but just as WTI crude prices were making new record-lows for the year on Thursday and testing a key support level, headlines once again became consumed with claims from a UAE Energy Minister that OPEC members might be ready to cooperate on …

How to instantly connect with anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few.<p>It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

China’s central bank governor Zhou goes on the attack

The long and detailed interview given by the People’s Bank of China governor, Zhou Xiaochuan, to <i>Caixin Weekly</i> on Tuesday is in one sense very …

There is worse to come as QE loses its impact

Ahead of a recent appearance in Hong Kong, one minder for Ben Bernanke suggested the former chairman of the Federal Reserve be asked not about the …

Bank profits, negative rates and evidence

2016-02-15T07:42:58.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>You take your data points where you can get them and for negative rates that means, mostly, here:<p>That’s from …

Former FBI hostage-negotiation trainer shares 6 tricks for getting people to do what you want

He'd pretend to be a suicidal policeman, holding a gun to his neck, threatening to take his own life.<p>His job was to challenge his audience — a room full of FBI agents and police officers — to talk him out of it.<p>"In the end, I always pulled the trigger, and then, from the point of view of that role …

The world could 'drown' in oil

In its latest report on the oil market, the International Energy Agency said that adding Iran's expected oil production of about 600,000 barrels a day to the market could cause the world to "drown" in oil in 2016.<p>And this could send the already depressed price of oil even lower.<p>"Although we do not …

An FBI agent shares 9 tricks for reading people better

But what should you be listening for? And what other signs can tip you off to what someone is thinking or feeling?<p>If you follow my column, you're familiar with LaRae Quy. LaRae, who spent 23 years as a counterintelligence agent for the FBI, now spends her time writing, speaking, and teaching others …

Reversion to commodity mean: The force awakens

2016-01-06T12:48:06.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>There’s a funny fact (touted by gold enthusiasts) about the purchasing power of gold. For most of …

Here's the last thing your employer can offer before they'll have no choice but to give you a raise

In a note to clients on Monday, analysts at Wrightson-ICAP examined the outlook for wage inflation.<p>In short, the firm expects that wage growth could continue to creep upwards but doesn't expect it to really take off to show something like 4% year-over-year growth in the near future even as the …

Competition among cyber criminals is so fierce that they now have customer support, service guarantees, and other perks

Now that hackers are creating viruses so user-friendly that they can be deployed by anyone with a little cyber know-how, they are competing with each other for the business of the low-level criminals that use their services.<p>Hackers are offering customer service and support, guarantees, and custom …

The Rise Of Thinking Machines: How IBM's Watson Takes On The World

Many people know Watson as the IBM-developed cognitive super computer that won the Jeopardy! gameshow in 2011. In truth, Watson is not actually a computer but a set of algorithms and APIs, and since winning TV fame (and a $1 million prize) IBM has put it to use tackling tough problems in every …

Cognitive Computing

DARPA wants to protect critical infrastructures from cyber attacks

Hackers have been breaking through a lot of government agency's defenses these past years, and DARPA thinks it's high time to do something about it. Pentagon's mad science division has launched a new program called Rapid Attack Detection, Isolation and Characterization (RADICS), which aims to …

Autumn statement 2015: five key charts

1. Growth has slowed<p>The UK’s economic recovery appears to be established, with GDP having risen for 11 consecutive quarters and now above its pre-crisis peak. But the latest data showed the growth rate slowed in the third quarter of this year to 0.5% from 0.7% in the second quarter.<p>Consumer …

Economics

Meg Whitman: Dell's $67 billion acquisition of EMC is the exact opposite of what HPE is doing

She immediately sent an email to her troops pointing out what she described as the downsides of the merger and claimed that her new company, HPE, was "two years ahead of the game and it will be difficult for others to catch up."<p>It's hard to see HPE as ahead of the game when it's been in the middle …

What to Know About Meat and Cancer

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

Nutrition

Where are my (business cycle) dragons?

2015-10-27T09:21:57.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>This is for those of you interested in ancient Chinese business cycles. So, everyone, right?<p>From Yaguang …

European Parliament rejects amendments protecting net neutrality

New legislation offers some good news, but stronger amendments were rejected<p>The EU has rejected legal amendments that would firmly protect the concept of net neutrality in Europe. The European Parliament voted in favor of new regulations which proponents say establish an internet "without …

ESPN’s Removal From YouTube Complete, Only Empty Channels Remain

All of the content across ESPN’s top channels is now gone from YouTube, following the video removals that began last week, in the wake of the YouTube Red deal. Though parent company Disney has a deal with YouTube for its new subscription service, the sports network can’t participate due to rights …

‘Future teardown’ of an Apple Car shows us who could be making the various elements

While we can’t say for sure that an Apple Car will ever go on sale, it’s a certainty by this point that the company is devoting substantial development resources to the project. Tim Cook said recently that there would be “massive change” in the car industry, and that “autonomous driving becomes …

Stanford University

How is Apple Doing? Three Things To Watch For As The Company Checks In

Analysts expect another bonkers quarter for the iPhone. But will Tim Cook finally tell us how the Apple Watch is doing in the new report?<p>It’s that time of the quarter again: The world’s most profitable technology company is about to tell investors and journalists just how much money it raked in …

Global commodity price slump sends ripples around the world

<i>By Matthew Mpoke Bigg</i><p>TARKWA, Ghana, Oct 2 (Reuters) – In the boom times when the price of gold was soaring, Ebenezer Sam-Onuawonto had a dream job …

Biggest Weekly Stock Rally Since 2012 Continues Driven By Tumbling Dollar, Dovish Fed; Commodities Surge

The global risk on mood (which is really anything but, and is merely an unprecedented short covering squeeze as we will report momentarily) launched …

Markets

The Shrinking Budget Deficit And The Slowing Growth of Federal Debt

The U.S. budget deficit for the fiscal year 2015, which ended in on September 30, was $435 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The 2015 deficit was lower than the $483 deficit in 2014, and much lower than the trillion dollar plus deficits of 2009-2012. The deficit has declined …

Economics

Filmmaker Alex Gibney on Steve Jobs, storyteller

Alex Gibney is arguably the hardest-working man in documentaries. Ten years after his Oscar-nominated breakout, “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,” and eight years after his Oscar-winning “Taxi to the Dark Side,” the 61-year-old filmmaker continues to crank out one hard-hitting documentary …

Julian Assange

Britain's battleship of the future

<b>(CNN) —</b> Torpedoes that travel at almost 350 mph, an electromagnetic rail gun with the range of cruise missiles, a quad-copter that fires lasers, drones made on board and a holographic control room.<p>Those are just a few of the things that some of Britain's youngest and brightest scientists and …

Military

Obama's battle against ISIS is failing

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been a year since Steven Sotloff was brutally murdered. The images, which have become all too commonplace, shocked the American public -- and consequently, the American President -- into responding to the horror that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has wrought in the Middle East. …

Obama Administration