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Want to work for Amazon? Now you can do it from home as company seeks 200 virtual workers

Want to work for Amazon without moving to Seattle – or its yet unnamed second U.S. headquarters? The online retailing giant is looking to fill more than 200 "virtual" jobs that let you work from home.<p>Amazon still hasn't officially chosen its second U.S. headquarters but that's not stopping the …

Health Savings Accounts

REPORT: Feinstein's Personal Driver Of 20 Years Was A Chinese Spy

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) reportedly had a Chinese spy infiltrate her office for some 20 years.<p>According to reports from Politico and The San …

San Francisco

The richest American family hired terrorists to shoot machine guns at sleeping women and children

The Rockefellers took on the striking miners of Ludlow, Colorado but didn’t expect them to fight back<p>The bloody history of the American labor …

Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories

A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. The lines it makes can be fat or thin, screams or …

Jersey City

North American truck orders jump 77% in December, FTR

DETROIT, Jan 5 (Reuters) - North American orders for Class 8 semi-trucks jumped 77 percent in December compared with the same period in 2016, for a 77 percent full-year surge in truck sales in 2017, FTR, a company that tracks the industry, said on Friday. A strong road freight market should …

Six-figure construction jobs are going unfilled

The construction sector is ready to boom in 2018, but there’s just one problem: There aren’t enough qualified workers.<p>A new report released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), found that 75% of contractors want to increase their headcount in 2018, thanks to the newly-approved …

How to Download 'PUBG' on Xbox One Right Now

The battle royale phenomenon has finally hit a console.<p>The incredible video game battle royale sensation that has taken PC by storm is finally …

15 Foods to Avoid if You Have High Cholesterol

Most of us love to eat. It can be one of our favorite pastimes, munching on an assortment of delicious, delectable delights.<p>When we're younger we …

Amazon is reportedly prepping a free version of Prime Video

<b>Update (7:37PM CEST, 14 November, 2017):</b> <i>An Amazon spokesperson issued a statement saying the company isn’t pursuing its ad-supported Prime Video offering:</i><p>We have no plans to create a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video.<p><i>Our report from earlier in the day follows.</i><p>Ad Age reports that Amazon is …

DeepHeart AI IDs sleep apnea, hypertension via Apple Watch

Your Apple Watch can tell if you have hypertension or sleep apnea -- with the help of Cardiogram's deep neural network, DeepHeart, that is. The app-maker and the UCSF Health lab have conducted a study proving that wearables can suggest the presence of hypertension and sleep apnea with 82 percent …

Screening for Autism

Eureka!<p>Assistant Professor Wenyao Xu (left) and Kun Woo Cho (right).<p>The smartphones parents use to snap adorable photos of their children may soon …

Autism

Buying stuff at Walmart and selling it on Amazon nets this guy millions of dollars

There may be untapped millions to be made in the clearance racks of your local Walmart.<p>That’s according to a 28-year-old former accountant who told …

Selling

5 houseplants that will help you beat the winter blues

Invite houseplants into your home this season<p>1 Spathiphyllum<p>Banish any stuffy air and breathe easier with a <b>Spathiphyllum</b>, also known as a peace lily. …

Plants

Canada Wants to Solve U.S. Nuclear Woes With Faraway Dams

The key to replacing aging nuclear plants in the U.S. Northeast may lie 1,000 miles away, along a remote river tumbling through the Canadian …

The Real Reason Wages Have Stagnated: Our Economy Is Optimized For Financialization

<i>Labor's share of the national income is in freefall as a direct result of the optimization of financialization.</i><p><b>The Achilles' heel of our</b> …

Chinese debt is so bad that even Chinese bankers now say it's a 'bubble'

But it is news that the situation is so bad that even Chinese bank executives are willing to say they're in a bubble.<p>That includes Lai Xiaomin, the chairman of China Huarong Asset Management, China's largest state-controlled "bad bank."<p>Huarong trades in nonperforming loans, distressed assets, and …

Mark Carney

App detects pancreatic cancer from the whites of your eyes

Pancreatic cancer has a very low survival rate, with just nine percent of patients surviving past five years. A major contributor to this rate is the fact that once those with pancreatic cancer start to show symptoms, the disease is usually already quite advanced. But researchers at the University …

Cancer

Set it and forget it: 5 things you should always automate on your phone

Our modern Android devices open the door to a connected, high-tech world that years ago we only dreamed was possible. The power and capability of our Android phones and tablets continue to increase, and as a result they are getting smarter and smarter. With just a little setup, it’s amazing how …

Android News

US consumer confidence rebounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers gained confidence this month, with more Americans pleased by current conditions and more hopeful about the …

U.S. Economy

Study: A smartwatch app can detect the heart condition hiding in millions of Americans

Most people think of fitness wearables as step counters, or maybe sleep trackers. But it turns out that strapping on a gadget that continuously …

Google Play’s “My Apps & Games” section getting a revamp (Update: rolling out now)

<i>Update, April 18:</i> After the small-scale rollout of the Google Play Store’s revamped “My Apps & Games” section three weeks ago, it appears it’s now rolling out to all devices. If you haven’t seen it pop up already, try force closing your Play Store app and clearing the cache from your <i>settings > apps</i> …

CIO Tom Miller Drives $85B Anthem's Innovation Studio

Within Tom Miller’s first year as Chief Information Officer for Anthem, an $85 billion health benefits company, he took a trip to Silicon Valley to better understand where smart money was being spent in healthcare. He has called the experience “mind blowing.” The innovation that he saw in areas …

Innovation

Rumored “budget Pixel” may not be a Pixel at all

<b>Update, March 6:</b> In light of Rick Osterloh’s statement below, the source that originally tipped off <i>9to5Google</i> about an alleged “budget Pixel” reached out to clarify that the phone won’t necessarily be a Pixel. Supposedly, this budget phone is developed by the Pixel team alongside the premium Pixel …

Google Pixel

What A Trump Tax Deal Should Include In Order To Bring Foreign Capital To The U.S.

If the Republicans play ball, Trump-style, they just might open the flood gates to foreign direct investment into the U.S. economy. On Friday, newly minted President of the United States, Donald Trump, begins his first 100 days where he has promised fiscal reforms that include a 15% to 20% …