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STOCKS CLOSE AT ALL-TIME HIGH AFTER BAD JOBS REPORT: Here's What You Need To Know

First, the scoreboard:<p>Dow: 15,658.3, +30.3, +0.1%<br>• S&P 500: 1,709.6, +2.8, +0.1%<br>• NASDAQ: 3,689.5, +13.8, +0.3%<p>And now, the top stories:<p>The Dow was down by around 70 points in early trading. But the markets managed to recover all of its losses and close in the green.<br>• U.S. companies added just 162,000 …

Markets

The Real Estate Mini-Bubble Will Be Economy's Next Problem

The housing and automobile industries are the main driving forces of the economy – in both directions. That makes sense since consumer spending accounts for 70% of the economy, and homes and cars are the biggest ticket items consumers spend money on. More importantly, unlike most purchases, it’s …

Stock Markets

With An Astounding $6 Billion Valuation, ServiceNow Has Become 'The Next Salesforce.com'

In June 2012, with an opening share price of $18, the company had a jaw-dropping valuation of over $2 billion. (It was originally priced at $17 the night before the IPO.)<p>And it and hadn't even hit annual revenues of $100 million.<p>Fast forward to this week: ServiceNow's shares are trading at about …

Venture Capital

Berkshire Hathaway Earnings Beats Estimates By $218 Per Share

Operating earnings came in at $2,384 per share. This is up 5.8% year-over-year.<p>This was also well ahead of the $2,166 per share forecasted by analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.<p>The stock closed at $176,500 per share today.<p>Berkshire Hathaway is the massive holding company of billionaire Warren Buffett. …

Investing

The Week Ahead: Will Stocks Sizzle In August?

July was a great month for stocks with the Dow Industrials up 4%, the S&P 500 gained 4.9%, and the Nasdaq Composite was up 6.6%. The small-cap Russell 2000 was the leader, gaining 6.9%.<p>In mid-July, flows into stock funds hit a six-month high at $19.7 billion but there still seems to be some debate …

Chevron's huge profit falls short of estimates

Chevron reported a huge quarterly profit Friday, but the $5.37 billion it brought in was also its biggest second-quarter profit decline in four years, falling short of analysts' estimates.<p>In percentage terms, Chevron's profit decline was only half as steep as those reported by Exxon Mobil and Royal …

VMware execs all smiles with great report card, leaving its troubles for another day

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>VMware (s vmw) CEO Pat Gelsinger sounded as enthusiastic as ever Tuesday as he told analysts how well the company fared in the …

Magneto Xavier on First Two 'Days of Future Past' Teaser Posters

Magneto & Xavier on First Two 'Days of Future Past' Teaser Posters<p>Time to make history. The X-Men are going to unite to defeat evil and fight a war …

About - Zilla online magazine

<b>Who we are</b><br>Zilla is an online magazine dedicated to design, trends and inspiration. Its mission is to fuel your creativity and inspire you on a daily …

Trends

Tag: Design News

Current Obsessions: The Spring Collection<p>by Gardenista Team<p>Trending on Remodelista: 5 Ideas for Sustainable Design<p>by Gardenista Team<p>Current …

Landscaping

3D Printing Can Now Re-create an Entire Classic Car

The emergence of 3D printing allowed those who could afford such a machine the power to craft custom replacement parts for car. Now that printers are growing cheaper and more sophisticated—and can handle materials such as metal—the possibilities are limitless.<p><b>Maybe you watched</b> one of those <i>Star Trek</i> …

Inside The Immortality Business

Thanks to a small but devoted core of true believers and an infusion of Silicon Valley research funds, the once-revered, much-reviled science of cryopreservation may itself be coming back from the dead. Welcome to Alcor, where death is merely a temporary setback.

Silicon Valley

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

'Game Of Thrones': Behind Catelyn's Death Scene With Michelle Fairley

<b>Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 3, Episode 9 on HBO's "Game of Thrones," "The Rains of Castamere."</b><p>Earlier this season, Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) delivered a monologue suggesting that there is a curse on House Stark -- and that it's all her fault.<p>But the Irish actress …

Travel

2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S: Familiar Formula

Gaydon's recipe for success: Just add power.<p>Since its unfortunate experience with the slow-selling and notoriously unreliable Lagonda, Aston Martin has avoided reinventing the wheel. Simply look at the recent updates to the DB9 and the Rapide S for proof. Now the V12 Vantage, which was first …

How to Make Mozzarella at Home

Mozzarella

Clint Eastwood: What I've Learned

Actor, 78<p><i>Born in San Francisco and raised throughout northern California, Eastwood attended Los Angeles City College under the G. I. Bill and served as mayor of Carmel, California from 1986 to 1988.</i><p><b>In the first place,</b> I was taller than most kids in my classes. In the second, we were always moving. …

Clint Eastwood

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

Travel Photography

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

Pepsi Mocks Coke’s Super Bowl Campaign, Coke Fires Back

Long-time Super Bowl adversaries Pepsi and Coca-Cola haven’t kept their jabs confined to official game-day commercial scripts. Today, in the lead-up to Super Bowl XLVII Pepsi–a major presence during the game with a pair of ads and the halftime show featuring Beyonce–poked at Coca-Cola’s own Super …

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Interest Rates

The Xbox One Might Let Sony's PS4 Win By Default

Last night, Microsoft dumped a pile of information into our laps about some of the more controversial specifics of the Xbox One. We heard confirmation about its practices for always on, used game resale, and game ownership in general. Some of the highlights:<p>- Your Xbox must check in via the …

Senate Fails To Pass Bills That Would Have Kept Student Loan Interest Rates From Doubling

Dueling measures in the Senate would have kept interest rates on some student loans from moving from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, although the Republican and Democratic proposals failed to win 60 votes needed on to bring the measures to the floor. The failure means students are likely to face higher …

Interest Rates

Sony still has a lot to prove at E3 2013

Despite Microsoft's messaging missteps of late, E3 won't be an easy win for Sony. Here's what it needs to communicate next week.<p>Heading into E3, Sony has more to prove with the PlayStation 4 (PS4) than its console-making competition. Microsoft has already shown that, in its quest to take over your …

Living Rooms