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71% of Americans believe economy is 'rigged'

The overwhelming majority of Americans believe the economy is rigged.<p>Seventy-one percent think the U.S. economic system is "rigged in favor of certain groups," according to a new poll by Marketplace and Edison Research.<p>The poll asked a simple question: Which of the following comes closer to your …

Middle-class

Climbing Everest in Virtual Reality Was More Powerful Than Any Video Game

This is virtual tourism meeting its most epic potential, the sort of project that really isn't for the players, but for the people.<p>Interstellar battles against war-mongering alien races. Sprawling, supernatural worlds full of magic and monsters. Alternative-history action adventures with all the …

Virtual Reality

Wooden windows? Scientists have successfully turned wood transparent

Wood-colored may soon lose its meaning if scientists from the University of Maryland, College Park, manage to apply a new technique to the key …

Engineering

3 apps for tracking your mileage

Need to keep a log of your business-related driving? Let your smartphone do the heavy lifting.<p>Going for a drive? If it has something to do with business, you might be able to get a deduction come tax-time, or a reimbursement from your employer. Indeed, business owners and the self-employed alike …

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2016

“In today’s job market, your resume needs to immediately stand out,” says Dawn Bugni, a professional resume writer in Wilmington, N.C. Attention …

Inside the elite startup retreat where Satya Nadella and Condoleezza Rice just spent their weekend

Venture-capital firm Sequoia invited more than 100 startup founders, CEOs, and alumni for what it called "Base Camp."<p>During the two-day event, founders and CEOs talked business and spent their nights sleeping in tents.<p>Here's what it was like inside the elite camp for startup founders:

Satya Nadella

The world’s largest cruise ship in numbers

More floating city than cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas sets sail from Southampton this week – the biggest, heaviest, most brazen vessel of its kind. Unsurprisingly, its vital statistics are whoppers.<p>10,000<p>The number of plants in the on-board park – plus 50 mature trees.<p>227,000 …

Eiffel Tower

Something disturbing is happening to honey bee colonies and scientists can't explain why

Honey bees are nearly as essential to our food system as crops themselves.<p>Depending on how the research is conducted, pollinators are needed to produce approximately one-third of the food we eat (more, according to some estimates). Bees also contribute about $17 billion to the US agricultural …

Ecology

The Market Punished “Panama Papers” Firms to the Tune of $230 Billion

Since they were first published on April 3, the Panama Papers have thrust a spotlight onto world politicians, celebrities, and businesses sheltering money offshore. The largest release of data ever on the secret world of offshore companies led to the resignation of Iceland’s prime minister. It also …

What Killed Burlington College?

The small Vermont liberal-arts college will close up shop this month, and a controversial real-estate deal made by Jane Sanders, Bernie Sanders’s wife, may be to blame.<p>The end of the school year doesn’t just mark graduation at Burlington College, the small Vermont institution led by Jane Sanders …

Middle-class

New rules allow anyone to invest up to $2,000 a year in startups

The SEC has finally opened up crowdfunding to the masses<p>Way back in 2012, Barack Obama signed the JOBS Act into law. Part of the legislation was aimed at making it easier for average people to invest in startups, potentially reaping the rewards on the next Facebook, upside which until now has been …

Venture Capital

Dumping a Bunch of Iron in the Ocean Won't Fix Our Climate

Geoengineering, or hacking Earth’s climate system to cool the planet, is a controversial field that promises to either save our collective asses or …

Corruption

"Markets Have No Purpose Any More" Mark Spitznagel Warns "Biggest Collapse In History" Is Inevitable

After making over $1 billion in one day last August, and warning that "<b>the markets are overvalued to the tune of 50%,"</b> Mark Spitznagel knows a thing …

10 Actually Free and Interesting Things To Do in London

London can be an expensive city if you head to all the tourist traps. I am the master of finding something free to do in this city (could be to do with the fact I usually have no money in my pocket and I'm Dutch which means I'm basically a tight a**e!). Here's a great guide to London that's …

Revealed: Saudi Arabia owns $117 billion of U.S. debt

One of the biggest mysteries in global finance was just revealed: How much U.S. debt Saudi Arabia owns.<p>Saudi Arabia stockpiled $116.8 billion of U.S. Treasuries as of March, the Treasury Department announced on Monday, ending four decades of keeping the figure secret.<p>That makes Saudi Arabia the …

Saudi Arabia
NFL
U.S. Supreme Court

MetaSensor's Sensor-1 is like a Bluetooth keyfinder made for spies

Losing stuff sucks. Having something stolen is even worse. But technology can help us, and that’s precisely what MetaSensor is trying to do with its first product, the fittingly named Sensor-1.<p>It’s something like a Bluetooth keyfinder – think Tile… on steroids. There’s some fancy technology behind …

APIs

Troops betrayed as Army dumps hundreds of heroic war dogs

By now, Daniel had been in Afghanistan two months. It was July 2012, his third tour of duty and his first with Oogie, his military working dog. They were leading their platoon on yet another patrol, clearing a no-name village with maybe 15 houses and one mosque, when they began taking fire.<p>“The …

Military

The 8 types of intelligence that influence how successful you are

We all know of successful businesses started by first-time entrepreneurs who dropped out of school, and according to many sources, "street smarts" (experience) tends to trump "book smarts" (intelligence) every time.<p>Another perspective is that there are in fact multiple types of intelligence, and we …

Artificial Intelligence

Iran holds 10 U.S. sailors; White House expects prompt return

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran detained 10 U.S. sailors aboard two U.S. Navy boats in the Gulf on Tuesday in an incident that rattled nerves days ahead of the expected implementation of a landmark nuclear accord with Tehran.<p>Late on Tuesday, a U.S. defense official said plans were in place for …

South Asia

John Edwards vying to represent VW owners in emissions case

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former U.S. senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards has put himself in the running for a chance to represent victims of the Volkswagen emissions scandal.<p>In a letter submitted to U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer of San Francisco last Friday, Edwards, a trial lawyer, …

Government

RBS: 'Sell everything'

Getty/Scott Olson<p>Emotions play an important role in the market. Experienced traders, analysts, economists, and strategists do their best to denude themselves of their emotions when they are making trading decisions or recommendations.<p>That way they won't be influenced by the peaks of euphoria and …

Stock Markets

TED CRUZ: Polls show Donald Trump 'loses to Hillary — and loses by a pretty big margin'

Cruz has long strained to avoid directly criticize the Republican front-runner. But on Tuesday, Cruz mused that it's "interesting" that some left-wing legal scholars are providing validation to Trump's claim.<p>Trump says voters should be concerned that Cruz was born in Canada and thus might not meet …

Republicans

CNN's Jake Tapper confronts White House press secretary after Iran holds US soldiers in custody

Iran has apparently told the US that the sailors would be returned "promptly," but officials now say that the sailors will spend the night in Iran, according to a CNN report. The country reportedly detained the ships after they drifted into Iranian waters. The specifics of the incident remain …

Uzbekistan

RBS cries 'sell everything' as deflationary crisis nears

RBS has advised clients to brace for a “cataclysmic year” and a global deflationary crisis, warning that major stock markets could fall by a fifth and oil may plummet to $16 a barrel.<p>The bank’s credit team said markets are flashing stress alerts akin to the turbulent months before the Lehman crisis …

Stock Markets

Tesla Planning to Rev Up Hiring in Coming Years

With just two trading sessions left in 2015, the markets are charging higher, but will it be enough to put the Dow back in positive territory for the year? The Dow saw gains of 192 points Tuesday, but the big level to watch is 17823. If the Dow does not end positive for the year, it will be the …

Stock Markets

US: Iran fired rockets near American warships

The incident occurred on Saturday at approximately 11:25 a.m., 23 minutes after the Iranian navy announced that it was about to conduct a live-fire training exercise in the area, Reuters reports.<p>According to an NBC report, multiple rockets were fired directly but not directly at the US aircraft …

Military