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Super Evil Megacorp’s Kristian Segerstrale and IGDA’s Kate Edwards join GamesBeat Summit

VB Event: More and more star players in the gaming industry are joining the roster as we get closer to GamesBeat Summit.

Greece Prepares To Leave

Submitted by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, Speculation and expert comments are thrown around once more – or still – like candy on Halloween. Let me therefore retrace what I’ve said before. Because I think it’s really awfully simple, once you got the underlying factors in place. Show More Summary

Best Buy to rationalize Canadian operations

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc is to consolidate its Canadian operations under the Best Buy brand, closing some stores but also investing $200 million in other stores and online operations in the country, the U.S. electronics retailer said on Saturday. Show More Summary

Unboxing: The new Cheez-It Crunch'd Cheese Puffs

We unboxed (or unbagged) Cheez-It's new Crunch'd  crackers. Do they stack up to original Cheez-Its?   Produced by Joe Avella   Follow BI Video:   On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Buy A Variable Annuity

Breathe in.  Smell that? It's the stench of a variable annuity. If you just threw up a little bit in your mouth, I don't blame you. If you didn't, you probably don't know enough about variable annuities. What's a variable annuity? It's a contract between an owner and an issuer whereby the owner agrees [...]

5 Things I Learned About America's Space Program From Watching YouTube

Watching YouTube can be more interesting than watching C-SPAN -- even without cat videos.

Ford's Aluminum F-150 Gets a $259 Million Boost From Uncle Sam

Thanks to changes in a Department of Energy loan program, Alcoa Inc. has received a conditional commitment for a $259 million loan, which will help it provide aluminum to Ford Motor Co. to build more aluminum F-150s.

The Average American Has This Many Facebook Friends: How Do You Compare?

Facebook is the biggest and strongest social network around, and this has big positive implications for investors in Facebook stock.

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Solar Energy

Solar energy is often misunderstood by the media and investors. Here are a few facts that may change the way you look at energy from the sun.

3 Ways the Internet of Things Will Change Your Personal Finances

The Internet of Things will change how we pay for products, help us know how to pay for big expenses and even save us money on car insurance.

Near-Term Dollar Conviction went MIA

The US dollar fell against most of the major and emerging market currencies in the past week. The price action has been choppy, and many participants lack near-term conviction. Month, quarter, and for many, fiscal-year end considerations also inject additional uncertainty. Show More Summary

Publicis boss Maurice Lévy tells us why he has a 'good level of confidence' about 2014 (PUB)

Maurice Lévy admits that 2014 was a difficult year for the third-largest ad agency network in the world, Publicis Groupe. He also admits it was his fault. There was the failed $35 billion merger with Omnicom, industry-wide declines in...Show More Summary

China's Next Move: A Naval Base in the South Atlantic?

``One local, who works at the harbor, said he has heard the PLA Navy will deploy four to six warships to the prospective base.  Once that happens, he said, Namibia becomes, in essence, a Chinese colony.''

Ukraines's $3bn debt to Russia puts multibillion dollar IMF package at risk

``If Russia rejects the possibility of restructuring Ukraine could face imminent default, placing the IMF in an awkward situation.''

WikiLeaks Exposes Most Controversial Part of Obama-Led Trade Agreement

``Under the agreement, corporations may challenge foreign government's laws and regulations if they interfere with "distinct, reasonable investment-backed expectations", and they can do so before tribunals under the World Bank or the United Nations. Show More Summary

Doug Noland- A Progressively Maladjusted "Economic Sphere"

``Importantly, it has reached the point where the risks associated with a bursting global Bubble overshadow policy discussions and objectives. Policymakers now endeavor to completely repress market self-adjusting and correcting mechanisms (i.e. Show More Summary

Mesa Culpa: My 2014 Mistakes

Ritholtz: Admitting my 2014 mistakes Barry Ritholtz Washington Post, March 22, 2015  .   “Pain + Reflection  = Progress.” — Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates 2014 is behind us, and before the first quarter sneaks by, I am obligated to offer my annual admissions of error. One of my biggest peeves about finance is...Read More

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