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Afrezza Breathes Life Into MannKind

Any day now MannKind (NASDAQ:MNKD), is expected to launch its lead product Afrezza, an inhalable form of insulin. The company’s founder and namesake, Alfred Mann, has invested almost $1 billion of his own money to bring this product to market. Nate Pile’s best idea for 2015 is to invest alongside …

Investing

GOP moves to bring a bogus New Math to the federal budget

Doug Elmendorf has been viewed as a marked man in Washington ever since the last election, when Republicans won a majority in both houses of<p>Congressfor 2015. Now confirmation comes via Bloomberg that he won't be reappointed to his job as director of theCongressional Budget Officein January.<p>The …

How To Break From Corporate America And Build Your Own Business

Julia Beardwood woke up one day–and like many chained to a corporate job, she bled unhappiness.<p>But unlike many who yearn for change and don’t do anything about it, Julia took a different road.<p>Call it a road of action.<p>As founder and owner of Beardwood & Co., she reigns as an expert brand strategist …

Mirrors could replace air conditioning by beaming heat into space

Researchers have created a mirror that not only reflects 97% of light but also radiates heat into the cold depths of the universe<p>A mirror that sends heat into the frigid expanse of space has been designed by scientists to replace air-conditioning units that keep buildings cool on Earth.<p>Researchers …

Employee Quits Are Up: Is It Time To Raise Wages?

The number of employees quitting their jobs is the highest it has been since early 2008, when the recession was just getting started. The number of vacant jobs is the highest it has been since 2001. The unemployment rate continues to fall. Only one thing has not changed: wage inflation. Is it time …

Crude Oil Prices Drop As Saudis Refuse To Cut Production

The price of oil is down and continues to drop. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is to thank, in part, for the lower prices at the pump as it fights to keep its place in the market.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>The price of oil is plunging. Earlier this week, we told you it hit $89 a barrel.<p>RACHEL …

Elizabeth Warren's big opportunity (Opinion) - CNN.com

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is seeking Senate hearings on the revelations in secret tapes.<p><i>Editor's note: Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a New America fellow. He is the author of "Jimmy Carter" and the forthcoming book, "The Fierce Urgency of Now:</i> …

Here's Why The Night Sky Is Dark Even Though Jillions Of Stars Are Shining Light Our Way

There are <i>a lot</i> of stars out there--an estimated 70 billion trillion. With so many stars beaming their light our way, it seems only logical that the night sky would be as bright as day.<p>This is the essence of the so-called dark night sky paradox, also known as Olbers' paradox after German astronomer …

Building wind power superhighways

The wind is so strong in Iowa and Kansas that more wind farms there could power the country's largest cities if only there was a way to move that electricity to where most people live.<p>Enter Michael Skelly, a Houston businessman who envisions building five superhighways — transmission lines — to …

Renewable Energy

An Astronomer's Guide to the Galaxy

Measuring distances in astronomy is notoriously difficult. Indeed, a quick glance at the night's sky reveals only a two-dimensional image, with no depth information. Yet, knowledge of precise distances is crucial, since that's the only way to determine the true, intrinsic luminosity of an object, …

Asteroids: between a rock and a hard place

There have been recent near misses – an explosion over Russia, a mysterious crater in Nicaragua. But what would we do in the event of an actual meteor strike?<p>If you've ever stopped to peer with suspicion at the sky, wondering how <i>that</i> would go, a mammoth piece of space rock on its way in to bring …

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Self Defense

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

Elizabeth Warren and Suze Orman Call for Student Debt Reform

<i>Correction appended Sept. 17 at 2:40 p.m.</i><p>Senator Elizabeth Warren and personal finance expert Suze Orman teamed up Wednesday morning for a spirited, …

Personal Finance

The big problem with the Apple Watch is that time is an illusion

There are plenty of reasons to be skeptical of the Apple Watch. Who wants to use a touchscreen that tiny? Why would I want to send my heartbeat to my friends? Why should people who aren't titans of finance spend $349 (the cost of the cheapest model) on a watch?<p>But the best reason for skepticism is …