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Betterment Raises $32 Million To Disrupt Money Management

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2 days ago 2 days ago
Betterment, the online financial services firm pitching better investments through technology, has raised $32 million in its latest round of funding...

Internet Ad Spending Beat Broadcast TV for First Time Last Year

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3 days ago 3 days ago
Revenue from U.S. Internet advertising beat broadcast television advertising for the first time in 2013, driven by a surge of spending in mobile ads.

Pimco's Bill Gross Recovers After Mohamed El-Erian's Departure

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Abandoned by Mohamed El-Erian, his heir apparent, Bill Gross ponders Pimco’s future and wonders, am I such a jerk?

Why We’re in a New Gilded Age by Paul Krugman

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Thomas Piketty isn’t a household name, although that may change with the English-language publication of his magnificent, sweeping meditation on inequality, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. This is a book that will change both the way we think about society and the way we do economics.

Jo Becker’s Troubling Travesty Of Gay History

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21 hours ago 21 hours ago
Journalist Jo Becker has a new book out on the marriage equality movement. The revolution began, it appears, in 2008. And its Rosa Parks was a man you would be forgiven for knowing nothing about, C...

How Americans Die

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Americans die in smaller portions each year, but what kills us is changing.

The problems of HFT, Joe Stiglitz edition

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2 days ago 2 days ago
The most interesting and provocative thing to be written of late about financial innovation in general, and high-frequency trading in particular, comes from Joe Stiglitz.

Yahoo didn’t actually spend $58 million to fire its COO

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5 hours ago 5 hours ago
There have been a lot of outraged headlines about just how much it cost Yahoo to fire its COO, Henrique de Castro, whom it let go in January after just 15 months on the job. A $109 million "golden parachute"?Yahoo had to "spend $58 million"? But these headline ...

The Real Threat From The Heartbleed Security Flaw Is The NSA

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6 days ago 6 days ago
"The best guess is that the only ones exploiting this bug are spy agencies, if anyone at all."

Private equity math, Nuveen edition

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3 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
If Madison Dearborn really is breaking even on this deal, that only goes to show the enormous disconnect between the economics of private equity companies — the wealthy rentiers of society — versus the economics of the real-world companies they buy and sell.


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Vox is a general interest news site for the 21st century. Its mission is simple: Explain the news. Politics, public policy, world affairs, pop culture, science, business, food, sports, and everything else that matters are part of our editorial ambit. Our goal is to move people from curiosity ...

PROFESSOR: There Is A Big, Gaping Flaw In The New Satoshi Study

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5 hours ago 5 hours ago
Faulty logic.

Longreads Joins the Automattic Family

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29 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
We're delighted to announce that Longreads is joining the Automattic family.

Rupert Murdoch on his divorce, succession, and his empire's future

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3 days ago 3 days ago
In his first wide-ranging interview in five years, Rupert Murdoch talks about remaking his business and moving past a trying few years.

IBT Media is allegedly breaking labor law

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3 days ago 3 days ago
IBT Media, the parent company of International Business Times and Newsweek, has been violating New York labor law for years by breaking rules for how frequently employees are paid, according to multiple employees affected. Nine former and current IBT Media employees told CJR that they are paid only ...

Bitcoin promoter Shrem indicted in NY for money laundering

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3 days ago 3 days ago
Prominent bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has been indicted by a federal grand jury in New York on charges of funneling cash to the illicit online marketplace Silk Road. Shrem, known as one of the digital currency's most visible promoters, is accused of conspiring with a Florida man, Robert ...

The world's dumbest idea: Taxing solar energy

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2 hours ago 2 hours ago
Solar power is not just any energy source. It could be the key to saving civilization.

The Mediterranean Loses Its Monopoly on Elite Olive Oil

3 days ago 3 days ago
Chile, Peru, Slovenia, Australia, and California are among those regions winning awards

Mass Stabbing Reported at PA High School

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1 week ago 1 week ago
Multiple people were injured this morning outside of Pittsburgh.

Automattic raising more than $100 million

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9 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Automattic, the company behind, is raising between $100 million and $150 million in venture capital funding.

The Center for Public Integrity's response to ABC News

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13 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Setting the record straight over credit on the Pulitzer for investigative reporting.

Why Rich People Feel Poor

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2 days ago 2 days ago
Spare a thought for the millionaires this week. The bill from last year's tax increases has come due.

Flash In the Pan: The Colorful Characters of Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys Can’t Save Him From Incoherence

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2 days ago 2 days ago
Strange things happen when Wall Street outsources its bargaining and brokering functions to computers.

EXCLUSIVE: J&R shutting down New York City electronics store

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1 week ago 1 week ago
Iconic consumer electronics retailer J&R Music and Computer World is shutting down after 43 years in business, the Daily News has learned.

Yes, the SEC was colluding with banks on CDO prosecutions

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4 days ago 4 days ago
Back in 2011, I asked whether the SEC was colluding with banks on CDO prosecutions. And now, thanks to an American Lawyer Freedom of Information Request, we have the answer: yes, they were.

Meet the Bag Man: How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money

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How some college football players are bought, in the words of a man who delivers the money.

How big of a problem is patent litigation?

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5 days ago 5 days ago
Understand the News


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