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Why Silicon Valley Is Not A Great Role Model For The Rest of America!

The difference between the billion-dollar entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and outside is that the outsiders learned how to grow without venture capital. They were focused not just on developing a great opportunity but on becoming a great entrepreneur.

Skeptics Mount To Paul Ryan's Obamacare Fix

The Republican “Obamacare Repeal and Replace” plan introduced by House Speaker Paul Ryan “poses risks” to state Medicaid funding and “raises questions for hospital providers,” Fitch Ratings said in a new report.

eBay Deploys Artificial Intelligence to Benefit Sellers

As eBay deploys artificial intelligence solutions, the company banking on the technology to help its sellers become more competitive.

A Whopper Of A Deal: Burger King Owner Restaurant Brands International Acquires Popeyes For $1.8 Billion

It's a deal made in fast-food heaven: Restaurant Brands International, the corporate entity behind Burger King and Tim Hortons, is acquiring Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen for a whopping $1.8 billion.

Why Middle America Can Be Better for Entrepreneurs Than Silicon Valley

Why my VC firm, Illuminate Ventures, invests in enterprise software and SaaS startups beyond Silicon Valley--at CMU, Pitt, and throughout Pittsburgh.

What explains CPAC's dance with Milo Yiannopoulos? The enemy of my enemy is my ally

On Saturday, Matt Schlapp, the head of the American Conservative Union, which sponsors the premier conservative confab, the Conservative Political Action Conference, announced on Twitter: “We think free speech includes hearing Milo’s important perspective. #CPAC2017.” On Monday, he announced that...

Highway To Hell! Hedge Fund Liquidity Falls to Danger Zone in U.S. Stock Market

Highway to the danger zone! The post Highway To Hell! Hedge Fund Liquidity Falls to Danger Zone in U.S. Stock Market was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

'xXx' and 'La La Land' sweep China's box office

Hollywood movies lit up China’s box office last week with Paramount’s “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” leading the way, followed by the award-winning musical “La La Land.” The action thriller, starring Vin Diesel and Chinese Kong-Fu star Donnie Yen, topped the box office charts for the second week...

China Moves to Put North Korea in Its Place

In response to North Korea's latest missile test, and perhaps to the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, China has declared it will cease coal imports from North Korea for the entirety...

Intellectual Property Rights Give Zuckerberg His Fake Size

Via The Daily Bell Facebook Plans to Rewire Your Life. Be Afraid... Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's manifesto, penned clearly in response to accusations leveled at the social network in the wake of the bitter U.S. election campaign, is a scary, dystopian document. Show More Summary

Actually, Robots Could Face IRS With Trump-Like Tax Savvy

If Bill Gates is right that robots should pay taxes too, just how will that work? Given the complexity of taxes, perhaps it would carry AI to the next level.

Morning Agenda: Snap, Financial Regulation, Kraft Heinz and Unilever

Google produced a horde of millionaires in Silicon Valley when it debuted on the stock market in 2004. Many in Los Angeles hope Snap’s I.P.O. will have a similar impact.

Unilever shares slide after Kraft Heinz withdraws $143bn

New York — Shares in Unilever, the owner of brands like Hellman's, Lipton, and Knorr, are down sharply after rival Kraft Heinz withdrew a $143 billion takeover offer. The companies said Sunday in a joint press release that Kraft Heinz...Show More Summary

Unilever shares are tanking after Kraft Heinz killed its mega-merger bid

Shares in Unilever are tanking on Monday after fellow consumer goods giant Kraft Heinz terminated a takeover bid for the firm on Sunday. Kraft, which is backed by the legendary investor Warren Buffett, confirmed that it had made an approach to take over Unilever after the Financial Times Alphaville blog had reported it earlier in the day. Show More Summary

L.A. sheriff wanted to give prosecutors a secret list of 300 problem deputies. Now a court is stopping him.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has collected the names of about 300 deputies who have a history of past misconduct — such as domestic violence, theft, bribery and brutality — that could damage their credibility if they testify in court. Sheriff Jim McDonnell wants to send the names...

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