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Seattle And Its Taxi Mafia Want Uber To Sleep With The Fishes

Seattle can lay claim to some of the greatest American business success stories, well, ever. From Microsoft to Boeing, from Starbucks to Amazon, the Emerald City has been home to some of the most forward-thinking this country has ever known. But — and you had to see that coming — if all goes as …

Swordfish Attacks BP Oilfield In Angola

A giant marlin attacked BP's Plutino oil facility off the coast of Angola in February. According to a report from the International Energy Agency, the fish’s spear-like nose punctured a hose connecting the giant Greater Plutino floating production, storage and offloading facility. That prevented …

An Enormous Change Is About To Hit This $15 Billion Industry

Leaky pipe? Toilet running? It’s time to call the plumber. But wait. Before you do, you better pull out the Rubik’s cube. Dust off that Donna Summer LP. Put on some clogs. You need to be ready. You’re about to take a trip back to the 1970’s. Here we go…<p>You call the plumbing firm and a middle aged …

Netflix Decides The Free Market Isn't So Good After All, Wants Government To Step In

What a difference a month makes. On February 23, Netflix and Comcast announced a deal under which the video streaming service and the cable company would “team up to provide customers (an) excellent user experience.” Netflix said it worked “collaboratively” with Comcast and that the deal was …

Two-thirds of those who live paycheck to paycheck aren't poor, study finds - Capitol Report - MarketWatch

It’s not just the poor who live paycheck to paycheck.<p>A study from Greg Kaplan and Justin Weidner of Princeton University and Giovanni Violante of New …

Porsche Makes More Money Per Car Than Audi, Bentley, Or Lamborghini

Volkswagen's shareholders love Porsche.<p>According to <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>, Porsche makes $23,000 on every car it sells, for a profit margin of 18 …

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Amazon is showing the world how to raise prices and get away with it

Raising prices is always risky for any business operating in a competitive market, but particularly for a disruptive challenger brand.<p>Just ask Netflix, which lost about 800,000 subscribers in late 2011 after a bungled attempt to raise the price of its service by about 60%. (There was a fierce …

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Why UAE And Qatar Have The 'World's Best' Airlines

On a business class flight from Rome to Boston, there is no leg rest. The seat does not recline all the way. There is no separation between the passengers. The dinner is not bad, sort of like an Applebees. In the same class cabin on a trip from New York to Abu Dhabi, tiny lights illuminate the …

Give your house keys to a stranger?

When Sandra Zuluaga, rented out a room in her Mexico City flat to a couple over the winter holiday, she opened her front door to find an unexpected guest.<p>“They booked for two people, but showed up with a baby,” said the 39-year-old publicist. “The baby was lovely, but it was a surprise.”<p>It’s one of …

Paid App Market Is Shrinking With Stunning Speed

Tired and disgusted with free apps that try to hawk in-game purchases and ads to you at every turn? There is no escape; the entire app market is going freemium. The reason for the rapid transition is spelled out by App Annie’s new survey. It claims that revenue from paid apps dropped by a drastic …

Here Are The Unthinkable Prices For Apple Products In Brazil

Following reports of insanely expensive iPhones in Brazil, we stopped by an Apple vendor in São Paulo to see for ourselves.<p>It's no joke.<p>A 64 gigabyte iPhone 5S costs 3,599 reais, or about $1,637, making it the most expensive iPhone in the world. The same product costs $849 out of contract in the …

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Rich People Are Mad They Have to Pay So Many Taxes on Their Ballooning Incomes

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>No group of Americans is less happy about the taxes they pay than the wealthy, <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i> …

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To prep the next generation of workers, getting the right skills is critical. And young people don’t have to travel very far to get the training they need.<p>FORTUNE — Some Massachusetts Institute of Technology MBA students were blown away by the stories they recently heard from graduates of a local …

Here Comes A Big Day For US Economics

Heads up!<p>It's a big day for economics in the US.<p>Via Calculated Risk, here's all the stuff that's on the docket:<p>• At 7:00 AM ET, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the <b>mortgage purchase applications index</b>.<p>• At 8:30 AM, <b>Housing Starts for March</b>. Total housing starts …

Apple has all the ingredients to cook up a massive mobile payment system, Morgan Stanley says

Apple may be gearing up to build its own proprietary mobile payment system.<p>That’s according to a study titled “Mobile Payments — Blue Paper Revisit, EMV in Focus” from Morgan Stanley’s Research group in Europe. The study was obtained by VentureBeat exclusively.<p>Morgan Stanley’s PR team did not …

Obama's budget: Help for workers, taxes for the rich

http://ht3.cdn.turner.com/money/big/news/2014/03/04/n-obama-budget-values-poverty-tax-loopholes.cnnmoney_640x360.mp4<p>President Obama on Tuesday released a nearly $4 trillion budget proposal for 2015 that includes more generous tax breaks for working families while scaling back breaks for the …

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Obama: Democrats “sleepy” during midterms

President Barack Obama is hoping to send a wake-up call to “sleepy” Democrats this November.<p>Obama called out his party for what he says it’s lacking during midterm elections.<p>“It’s something about midterms. I don’t know what it is about us. We get a little sleepy, we get a little distracted. We …

No brainer: Three reasons why a $10.10 minimum wage is good for America

Democratic governors are working every day to grow and strengthen a middle class that's been under assault from global economic forces and failed, trickle-down policies for decades.<p>In furtherance of that mission, we will be proud to stand with President Barack Obama, Massachusetts Gov. Deval …

Yahoo cutting off access to services for Google, Facebook log-ins

It might be time to dust off your old Yahoo account.<p>Yahoo (YHOO) will no longer allow users to access its services, including its popular fantasy sports platform and photo-sharing site Flickr, using log-in credentials from competitors Google (GOOG) and Facebook (FB). Users must instead have a Yahoo …

Student's lawsuit against parents for support loses first round in court

A high school senior's lawsuit against her mother and father for financial support and college tuition hit a hurdle Tuesday when a New Jersey judge denied the teenager's request for immediate financial assistance from the parents.<p>Rachel Canning, 18, alleges in her lawsuit that her parents forced …

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Middle-aged? Put down the meat

Eating a high-protein diet in middle age could increase your risk of diabetes and cancer, according to a study published this week in the journal Cell Metabolism. But don't stay away from meat for too long - the same study showed those over 65 need more protein to reduce their mortality</b> …

Pope Francis: Church could support civil unions

By <b>Daniel Burke</b>, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor<p><b>(CNN)</b> - Pope Francis reaffirmed the Catholic Church's opposition to gay marriage on Wednesday, but suggested in a newspaper interview that it could support some types of civil unions.<p>The Pope reiterated the church's longstanding teaching that "marriage is …

Wal-Mart slashes iPhone prices

Attention Wal-Mart shoppers: Smartphone prices are coming down.<p>Wal-Mart announced price cuts Wednesday on the Samsung Galaxy S4, as well as for Apple's 16-gigabyte iPhone 5s and 5c, for customers signing two-year contracts with AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ).<p>A Galaxy S4 with a two-year contract is now …

Could century-old theft explain mystery of gold coins?

Chief Clerk Walter Dimmick was convicted of stealing six bags of gold coins -- worth $30,000 -- from the U.S. Mint in San Francisco in 1901.<p>More than 100 years later, a California couple unearthed a secret stash of coins, with a combined face value of about $28,000. Most were minted in San …