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Precious Metals, Commodities Sink On Fed Worries, Strong Dollar

More hawkish interpretations the Federal Reserve’s statement Wednesday is hurting gold, but the precious metal isn’t alone, with peers and other commodities getting slammed in trading today. Gold fell as much 1.4% to its lowest level in almost two weeks on Thursday, as the specter of higher interest rates pushes down some incentive to own [...]

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA): Greg Maffei Says Marissa Mayer’s Plan A Work In Progress

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO)’s decision to spin off its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) is the right decision and Chief Executive Marissa Mayer’s plan is a work in progress, Greg Maffei of Liberty Media told CNBC in a discussion. “I think [Mayer’s plan so far] is a work in progress. This was a had-to-do […]

Video of Kristiana Coignard Being Shot by Police Raises More Questions

A 17-year-old mentally ill girl was shot and killed by police in the lobby of Longview Police Station in Texas last week. According to police, Kristiana Coignard brandished a butcher knife and charged at the officers. Many have been questioning … More » The post Video of Kristiana Coignard Being Shot by Police Raises More Questions appeared first on EveryJoe.

The dead can now pass on Bitcoin and Twitter followers in their will

UK startup Planned Departure helps protect digital legacies, securely storing digital currencies and online assets for loved ones or nonprofits named in the will.

Alexis Tsipras' Open Letter To Germany: What You Were Never Told About Greece

Authored by Alexis Tsipras via, Most of you, dear [German] readers, will have formed a preconception of what this article is about before you actually read it. I am imploring you not to succumb to such preconceptions. Prejudice...Show More Summary

The Rich, the Poor, and Whether Tax Policies Live or Die

Obama's failed proposal to eliminate 529 plans illustrates the current state of American taxation: Reforms that benefit the middle class at the expense of the wealthy will never pass.

The 1 Weird Reason You’re Tipping More

These tricks businesses use could make you more likely to tip

Will Jedi Mind Tricks work for Disney next Week?

These are the earnings you are looking for. Walt Disney Company (DIS) reports next week and if only the LucasFilm aquisition came with real Jedi Mind trick powers. Will the company be able to impress the Street or will the stormtroppers...Show More Summary

Drones need software, too

Guest: Venture capitalists aren’t seers. But at Bessemer Venture Partners, we try to dive deep into a particular sector to find great investments. The thinking is that by thoroughly getting to know the pain points — and players — in a particular sector, we can identify trends and predict opportunities for investment. And, in turn, we […]

3 Things You Must Remember About a 529 Savings Plan

Before you start a 529 savings plan for your child's education, here are three things to keep in mind.

5 Tools Every Single Homebuyer Needs to Use

Work smarter -- not harder -- when on the hunt for your new home.

Here's Some Frightening Honesty (Courtesy Of The US Congress)

Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog, A member of my staff caught an obscure resolution that was introduced in the US House of Representatives last week—Resolution no. 41. The fact that there was essentially no coverage of...Show More Summary

The AAPL Effect: Q4 Earnings Growth Without Apple: 0%; With Apple: 2.1%

Yesterday we commented on the outsized macro impact that one company already excerts on the world, when we reported that in the fourth quarter, a whopping 60% of retail sales growth was due to the launch of Apple's iPhone 6 in the fall of 2014, and the surge of Chinese tourists who tok advantage of Hong Kong's lower prices and earlier release. Show More Summary

The Black Swan Of Super Bowls: "Ticket Prices Are Being Manipulated To The Extreme"

Super Bowl ticket prices continue to soar. With the game now just a day away, prices have exceeded the $10,500 average and get-in price is just over $9,000 but, as TiqIQ's CEO reports, the ticket market’s "Black Swan" moment will leave some fans showing up to Arizona having paid for tickets they’ll never receive... Show More Summary

Building data science teams: The power of the technology stack

Guest: A factor that is frequently overlooked when setting up a data team is the selection of the technology stack. Often, this decision is delegated to the first hire in data science.

The American Small Business Championship Is Coming

Running a small business often requires sacrifice. The American Small Business Championship by Sam’s Club is looking to reward 102 small businesses around the US for the sacrifices they have made. This contest is open for entries until Feb. 6. If you are interested, check out the link below. To see a full list or to...

Links on Yanis Varoufakis

One of the exciting things about the new SYRIZA government in Greece is that the new finance minister is Yanis Varoufakis, a left economist. I am familiar with him because he has been interviewed many times on Behind the News, … Continue reading ? The post Links on Yanis Varoufakis appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

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