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Yes, The U.S. Is On A Historic Lucky Streak In Dodging Major Hurricanes

Friday afternoon, Danny became the first major hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season, after it was upgraded to a Category 3 storm. It's still very far out in the Atlantic, and so far there's no sign it'll pose a threat to the United States.<p>That leads to a question: When was the last time a big …

Snapchat hires media executive to take Discover to next level

Snapchat is doubling down on Discover, the startup's content platform, by hiring James Veraldi as head of strategy and partnerships.<p>Veraldi, who …

Australian shares yoyo between moderate and steep falls, trade 'not human'

The Australian share market has followed overseas leads down, while a share market analyst has blamed automated trading for extreme volatility in …

How to Stop Micromanaging Your Team

Micromanaging is a hard habit to break. You may downplay your propensities by labeling yourself a “control freak” or by claiming that you just like to keep close tabs on your team, but those are poor excuses for excessive meddling. What can you do to give your people the space they need to succeed …

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A Surfboard Made By A Rocket Scientist

Blast off!<p>Edison Conner, a former SpaceX rocket scientist and co-founder of Varial Surf Technology, tried for years to create a durable surfboard from aerospace material. In his eyes, the surfboard industry was ripe for disruption. Makers had clung to one manufacturing method for more than 50 …

Game on: How chess computers became logistics masterminds

When Victor Allis helped found the software firm Quintiq in 1997, not many people shared his belief that artificial intelligence could plan a …

Global shares, oil routed on China fears

The United States blue chip stock index collapsed more than 3 per cent on Friday, into official correction territory, driven down by overwhelming …