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Iran is about to start selling oil that may cost just $1 a barrel

Citi, at the time, expected oil to go back up to $63 a barrel in 2015, after the price plummeted below $50.<p>Today, oil sits at $37 a barrel. Goldman Sachs recently agreed it could tumble as low as $20 a barrel, a level that would decimate the already heavily damaged economies of Saudi Arabia and …

Why Obama Must Reach Out to Angry Whites

White America, fast becoming a minority, needs to hear reassurances from somebody other than Trump.<p>For all the bad feelings that Donald Trump’s naked religious bigotry and race baiting are conjuring up, they are also providing our nation with an opportunity. The ugly rhetoric just might force the …

Meet Match-Click, the Company That Wants to Take on LinkedIn

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>By this point, Maury Hanigan is used to winning pitch competitions. So far, she's entered three and swept them all.<p>Her most recent victory was at Pitch Night NYC's inaugural competition, held in midtown Manhattan. From a field …

Employment

How Old Is Too Old To Change Careers?

<i>Liz, would you say there’s a certain age after which it’s impossible to change careers?</i><p>Definitely.<p><i>And what is that age?</i><p>One hundred and seven.<p><i>Come on! I’m being serious.</i><p>Well, it’s a very contextual question. It depends on what you want do in your new career.<p><i>Give me an example.</i><p>If you want to be a …

Why Monster.com Is Failing And Others Will Follow

In 2006 Monster.com was one of the 20 most visited websites in the world. By January of 2011, Monster was rated the worst stock of the year. Earlier this year, 2014, Monster launched a new strategy and global rebrand in an attempt to right their ship. It didn’t work. Earlier this week, Monster CEO …

This Traffic Generation Strategy Made $100,000 on Indiegogo

<i>Johnathan Leow is the author of “The Crowdfunded Kit.” This post originally appeared on Crowdfund Insider.</i><p>If there’s one big lesson about crowdfunding I’ve learnt in the past eight months, it is that pre-launch marketing can make or break your campaign. I’ve gone from knowing next to nothing about …

5 Things You Need To Know About The Future Of Math

Believe it or not, math is changing. Or at least the way we use math in the context of our daily lives is changing. The way you learned math will not prepare your children with the mathematical skills they need in the 21st Century.<p>Don’t take my word for it. I am not a math professor. I almost …

Skype will soon get real-time speech translation based on deep learning

Microsoft(s msft) will by the end of 2014 start offering on-the-fly language translation within Skype, firstly in a Windows 8 beta app and then …

A Report With Slightly Encouraging Environmental Implications

It's a race between destruction and creation. A mention of progress on the creation side.<p>In the current issue, I have a brief story based on an interview with Steven Chu and Yi Cui, now both of Stanford, about advances in the seemingly boring but actually exciting world of battery technology, and …

America still is the land of opportunities for black immigrants—but not their kids

Nearly 20 years ago, a friend of mine left a farm in West Africa and came to America alone. He worked his way through college by doing manual labor and acquired a few ivy-league degrees. Today he works at a hedge fund and is a member of the illustrious 1%.<p>He’s also afflicted with the concerns of …

Education

'Race is being looked at' as a possible motive in attack on driver in Detroit

Three suspects were charged Tuesday for their alleged roles in a vicious mob beating of a Detroit tree trimmer after a car accident last week.<p>Bruce Edward Wimbush Jr., 17, Wonzey Saffold, 30, and James Deontae Davis, 24, are three of the dozen or so people who attacked Steven Utash after he …

Black Pathology Crowdsourced

Why we need historians in debates about today's cultures<p>I think it might help this discussion to offer some sense of how I came to my views on culture and white supremacy. I want to go back to the original piece I wrote, "A Culture of Poverty," and highlight an exchange I had in comments. Then I …

AI Could Kill Us All: Meet the Man Taking the Threat Seriously

Thinking about the end of the world is something that most people try to avoid; for others, it’s a profession. The Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, UK specializes in looking at the ‘big-picture’ future of the human race, and notably, the risks that could wipe us out …

Karl Marx Warned Us Against The Apple/Google No-Poaching Agreements

It might sound a little strange to be using a 19th century economic philosopher like Karl Marx to explain just what was wrong with the various no-poaching agreements between Silicon Valley firms like Apple and Google. However, despite the truth that much of what Marx said was quite wrong, in this …

Meet the Handsome Face of Namibia's Budding Vintage Craze

Meet Lourens Loux Gebhardt: internal auditor by trade, fashion designer by choice, and dapper gentleman for life. Dapper may even be an understatement for the impeccably groomed, fastidiously outfitted Namibian blogger, who goes by Loux. Despite his background in finance, Loux is known as the …

Just say no to college! Why it’s the worst decision a young American can make

<b>John Belushi in "Animal House" (Universal)</b><p>For today’s grads, a job is no sure thing, but decades of debt may be. And don’t get me started on the “education”<p>Matt Saccaro<p>February 22, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Each autumn, millions of young Americans parade into colleges with cheap plastic furniture in tow, …

Go To War With Your Competitors: Fight Like The Peace Corps

Craig Harris, Co-Founder and CEO of HG Data, knows first-hand that it is possible to recruit top talent, without the benefit of a lot of cash or equity. Early in his career, Craig spent nearly 4 years with the Peace Corps in Paraguay, creating an agro-forestry farm that remains in operation over …

The history white people need to learn

Anyone who wants “white history month” should learn instead about how whiteness has been used to discriminate<p>Invariably, around February of each year, coinciding with Black History Month, you'll hear people asking, “Why isn't there a <i>white</i> history month?”<p>Do these people mean we should condense all …

Sherlock's text messages reveal our transhumanism

Nearly four years ago, "A Study in Pink," the first episode of the BBC's <i>Sherlock</i>, aired. And just five minutes into the episode, it became clear that …

Facebook and the race to make content go viral — meet the new boss, same as the old boss

There are two charts that have been making their way around the media blogosphere recently, and they both tell aspects of the same story: namely, a …

US hotels look into data security breach

<b>Thousands of guests at US hotels may have had their credit and debit data stolen, suggests a security researcher.</b><p>The cache of data seems to have gone astray from computers belonging to White Lodging Services said independent researcher Brian Krebs.<p>The service company runs 168 franchised hotels in …

Unemployment caused by the economic crisis set to worsen

While the rich countries were most affected by the global economic crisis, there are signs of recovery. Although India and China won’t go back to the …

Economics