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Latest Google X project – Project Wing: delivery drones

Delivery drones, aka Project Wing, is the latest project to be announced by Google X, the Google department that houses many of their most exciting projects including self driving cars, Project Loon and Google Glass. As you can see from the video below they are using a hybrid plance/helicopter design that takes off vertically and then rotates to fly like a [...]

Mark Cuban: the Truth Behind Why Companies Die

Mark Cuban, serial entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, reveals the true reason most businesses fail.

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners' (BEP) CEO Richard Legault on Q2 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE:BEP) Q2 2014 Earnings Conference Call August 6, 2014 09:00 ET Executives Richard Legault - President and Chief Executive Officer Sachin Shah - Chief Financial Officer Nick Goodman - Senior...Show More Summary

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Stock: What You Are Buying

We can all buy into Warren Buffett's business through Berkshire Hathaway stock, but do you know what you're actually getting?

Zhaopin Limited: An Online Professional Networking Website Worth Buying Into

By Daniel Lynch: Zhaopin Limited (NYSE:ZPIN) the $684.04M market cap online professional networking company has been called the LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) of China. "Zhaopin Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides online recruitment services in the People?s Republic of China. Show More Summary

Portland Is Building The Longest Car-Free Bridge In The U.S.

Tilikum Crossing will span over 1,700 feet, with light rail, buses, streetcars, bikes, and pedestrians all traversing the bridge in harmony. Over the last several years, an industrial neighborhood along a riverfront in Portland, Oregon, has been transformed with new housing and a new branch of a university campus. Show More Summary

$100 Million Later, The Ice Bucket Challenge May Not Lower Your Taxes After All

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Generated Unprecedented Hype and $100M in a Month. But Some People May Run Afoul of IRS Donation Rules.

Obamacare Fine Print: Beware the Medicaid and Medi-Cal Clawbacks and Liens

Obamacare greatly expanded Medicaid coverage, but there is a hidden gotcha that may come back and haunt your heirs for benefits you receive from age 55-64.This is not new news, but few read and understand the "fine print".In a warning...Show More Summary

Warren Buffett's 23 Most Brilliant Insights About Investing

Warren Buffett turned 84 years old on Saturday. And even at that age, the billionaire "Oracle of Omaha" continues to be involed in some of the biggest investment plays in the world. Buffett is undoubtedly the most successful investor in history. Show More Summary

Top Dem. Dianne Feinstein: Obama 'too cautious' about ISIS

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) says President Obama may be underestimating ISIS and moving too slowly to head of the Sunni militant group. “I’ve learned one thing about this president, and that is he’s very cautious — maybe, in this instance, too cautious," she said in an appearance on Meet the Press. Show More Summary

Checking out charities before you give

The ALS Association's Ice Bucket Challenge has been an astounding success. As of Aug. 29, the nonprofit has received $100.9 million in donations to help it fight Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, which also is known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Show More Summary

Bed Bath & Beyond: Gross Margin Pressures Seen In Sluggish Consumer Spending

By Seth Golden: Since last reporting on Bed Bath & Beyond's (NASDAQ:BBBY) recent performance and prospects for the future, Capital Ladder Advisory Group (for which I am employed) recently found more cause for concern at the home goods retailer. Show More Summary

From Our Community: Lessons from Facebook Messenger, Ice Bucket Challenge

Recently, social media has been abuzz with things like the Ice Bucket Challenge and the controversy surrounding Facebook Messenger. While these things don’t specifically have to do with small businesses, there are lessons businesses can take from them. Show More Summary

Why This Consumer Spending Trend Is Worrisome

Americans' consumer spending continues to head higher, but a recent Gallup poll reveals some troubling finds that bring into question the sustainability of this growth.

Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate: Warren Buffett's Next Big Thing

There are a wide range of business that make up Berkshire Hathaway. But it turns out Warren Buffett recently revealed one of them will be the next big thing.

Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 and iWatch: Less Than 2 Weeks Away?

Apple's September 9 event is shaping up to be a big day. In fact, one last minute report on what Apple may unveil during the event makes overstating the keynote's importance downright impossible.

Dispatches from Occupied Territory – Fear is the Mind Killer

Dispatches from Occupied Territory – Fear is the Mind Killer By Cognitive Dissonance This is the third in a series of fictional explorations into an individual’s awakening to the suddenly unfamiliar world around and within her while still engulfed by the day to day insanity. Show More Summary

Labor Day 2014 facts, figures, fun and taxes

Happy Labor Day, my fellow workers. Labor Day's first observance is generally thought to be Sept. 5, 1882. On that day, around 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade. Since everyone loves a parade, the Big Apple celebration inspired similar events across the country. Show More Summary

Hedge Fund News: Warren Buffett, T Boone Pickens & George Soros

Passive funds an active threat for Europe’s fund managers (Reuters) Warren Buffett built a fortune of nearly $60 billion from astute stock picking, but when the 83-year-old dies, the vast majority of the money he leaves his wife will be parked in a fund that simply moves in step with an index. The afterlife plans […]

'Wage Theft' Lawsuits Are on the Rise

More US workers are joining wage-theft lawsuits these days, and accusing their bosses of failing to pay their proper hours or wages, the New York Times reports. "Sometimes I’d work 60, even 90 days in a row," said a Mexican immigrant who joined a lawsuit against the Schneider trucking company....

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