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  • Why Emergency Funds Are A Bad Idea

    Learn why taking the time to build an emergency fund is a staggeringly inefficient use of the precious and limited resource that is your money.

    Investopedia
  • The best way to sink Kobe Bryant’s new $100 million fund would be to invest in sports

    Kobe Bryant’s work ethic is legendary: he’s known for showing up three hours early to practice, sinking 400 shots in drills, and taking midnight bike rides to cross train. And for better or for worse, he’s never been afraid to take a shot. Now he’ll be looking for similar qualities in entrepreneurs…

    Quartz
  • World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

    SINGAPORE (AP) — The world's first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday.

    Associated Press23 mins ago
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    Putin's plans put in perspective

    Russian president Vladimir Putin makes a key Kremlin change

    Financial Times Video
  • 5 Dividend Stocks to Consider Selling Now

    Thinkstock With interest rates in the basement and likely to stay there for some time, investors have, for good reason, flocked to dividend-paying stocks. But demand has pushed up the prices of many popular ...

    Kiplinger.com
  • How EpiPen's maker raised prices, and hackles, so much

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Sky-high price hikes for EpiPen, the injected emergency medicine for severe allergic reactions to foods and bug bites, have made its maker the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring drug prices.

    Associated Press
  • UK report urges social media companies to tackle extremism

    A new U.K. parliamentary report is demanding that social media companies do more to tackle sites that promote extremism. The Home Office Committee report says Google, Facebook and Twitter are leaving cyberspace ...

    Associated Press
  • Gawker’s Nick Denton Faces Hulk Hogan Objection in Bankruptcy

    Hulk Hogan helped bring down Gawker Media. Now he’s throwing a wrench into the personal bankruptcy proceedings of company founder Nick Denton.

    Bloomberg
  • Lawmakers demand information on EpiPen price increase

    Members of Congress are demanding more information on why the price for lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed. EpiPens are injection devices used to ward off potentially fatal allergic reactions, and the price has surged in recent years. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, wrote Mylan, the company that…

    Associated Press
  • Seadrill beats 2Q profit forecasts

    The Hamilton, Bermuda-based company said it had net income of 52 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 59 cents per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. ...

    Associated Press
  • Pharma nerves hit global stocks, dollar wobbles before Fed gathering

    European stocks saw their biggest fall in three weeks on Thursday and currency markets were noticeably subdued as investors took to sidelines ahead of one of the big global central banker gatherings of the year. Japanese and Chinese stocks had suffered modest drops in Asia and the pace picked up in…

    Reuters44 mins ago
  • Jury gets case of Russian man charged with hacking

    SEATTLE (AP) — A jury is weighing whether the son of a Russian lawmaker hacked into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and made millions selling the data to criminals.

    Associated Press
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    Oil falls on API inventory build

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis is at the NYMEX reporting the latest in crude oil prices, and what can impact gas inventories.

    CNBC Videos
  • Uber to pull out of Macau in September: Macau media

    According to a copy of a letter uploaded onto Macau legislator Au Kam-san's official Facebook account, Uber's Asia Regional General Manager Mike Brown said the firm planned to exit the small China-ruled city, saying its drivers have been fined a total of 10 million patacas ($1.25 million) in the…

    Reuters
  • New PBOC Money-Market Tactic Has Traders Trying to Decode Signal

    China’s central bank watchers have something new to puzzle over.

    Bloomberg
  • U.S. banking regulators focused on cyber security after SWIFT attacks

    U.S. banking regulators said on Wednesday they are focused on cyber security risks and controls for U.S. financial institutions after attacks earlier this year involving the global financial network known as SWIFT. In a letter responding to questions from Representative Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat…

    Reuters
  • Japan's ANA says has found problem with Boeing 787 Rolls-Royce engines

    Japanese carrier ANA Holdings , said on Thursday it needs to replace damaged compressor blades in the Rolls-Royce engines powering its Boeing 787s, forcing it to cancel some Dreamliners flights over the coming weeks. The carrier said that under certain flying conditions the compressor blades in…

    Reuters