David Bender

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Retirement: Help your employees, help yourself

There are 23 million or so small businesses in the U.S., employing an estimated 50 million workers—and most of them don’t have a retirement plan in …

Exclusive: Watch Donald Rumsfeld Lie About Saddam Hussein and 9/11 in ‘The Unknown Known’

In a new doc, the former defense secretary says he never meant to imply that Saddam was behind 9/11—despite the implications that the Iraqi dictator …

What America can learn from Europe about income inequality

Our GDP growth is currently outpacing Europe’s, but their future still looks brighter. Here’s why<p>The fact that GDP growth in the United States currently outpaces European growth by a large margin might lead one to believe that America’s economic future is brighter than Europe’s. Nothing could be …

The Scam Of Olive Oil, And Its Antidote

Here’s the hard truth: the olive oil in your pantry, the one you bought for its health benefits and for some sliver of the seductive Mediterranean lifestyle, is most likely a scam.<p>A scam, meaning it probably contains less actual olive oil than you’d ever imagine. A scam, meaning it’s likely been …

Obamacare Just Made Americans Richer Without Anyone Noticing

Glenn Beck once said Obamacare would mean "the end of prosperity in America forever." But so far, it turns out President Obama's 2010 health law is actually putting money in Americans' wallets.<p>To be exact, President Obama's 2010 health law was responsible for about three-quarters of a surprising …

Wall Street Has Found Its Latest Dangerous Financial Product, Activists Warn

Housing and consumer activists warn that Wall Street is about to crash the housing market -- again.<p>The activists said they are particularly concerned about the growing number of companies looking to issue bonds backed by rental properties -- bonds that a coalition of groups described as "eerily …

Senator Warns Unregulated Bitcoin Leaves Americans Holding A “Valueless Currency”

Senator Joe Manchin is calling for either strict regulation or an outright ban on the controversial digital currency Bitcoin. He argues in a letter to the Federal Reserve [PDF], that as countries such as China ban Bitcoin, “Americans will be left holding the bag on a valueless currency”.<p>Bitcoin is …

Zero-Commission Stock Trading App RobinHood Kicks Off Private Beta

RobinHood is about to let anyone buy and sell stocks for free instead of having to pay E*Trade or Scottrade $7 per transaction. Today RobinHood begins inviting the 160,000 people who’ve signed up to download its glossy new app where you can efficiently track and trade stocks. “It’s by far the most …

Seen From Space: Ice Covers 80 Percent of Great Lakes

A deep freeze has settled in over the Great Lakes this winter and a new image released by NASA shows the astonishing extent of the ice cover as seen from space.<p>NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the lakes on the early afternoon of Feb. 19. At the time, 80.3 percent of the five lakes were …

Markets today: 5 things you may have missed

RBS jumps on job cuts, while Vodafone is buoyed by bid speculation<p><b>•</b> Shares in <b>Royal Bank of Scotland</b> have jumped 2.4pc, making it the single-biggest riser in the FTSE 100, on news the state-backed lender is to cut more than 20,000 jobs as part of its turnaround plans.<p><b>•</b> Ahead of its planned share …

What the Comcast-Netflix deal means to net neutrality

Four months ago, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings told financial analysts he believed technological innovation would continue only if Internet service companies were not "taxing each other."<p>On Sunday, his company agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to Comcast to ensure that its streaming of online movies and …

U.S. dream of complete energy independence still out of reach

The United States is on its way to energy independence. Richard Nixon was sure it could be done by 1980. Gerald Ford was positive it would be possible by 1985. Jimmy Carter was a bit more reserved, hoping to be 50 per cent independent by 1985. George Herbert Bush wanted to cut oil imports by a …

Is pCell the Holy Grail of wireless networking?

Serial entrepreneur Steve Perlman claims that his new patented technology can create the wireless network of our dreams.<p>His invention, pCell, theoretically delivers on the long-sought dream of ubiquitous, fast Internet, with the reliability and consistency previously only achievable through a wired …

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A Big Asteroid Just Flew By, And Guess What? More Are Coming

An asteroid that's about the size of three football fields flew past Earth on Monday, coming within 2.1 million miles. That was near enough to generate headlines such as this, from Reuters: "Earth marks close encounter with enormous asteroid."<p>The fly-by from the rock known as 2000 EM26 wasn't a …