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DealBook: Start-Ups Accrue Funding in Case of Leaner Times

published about 6 hours ago
DealBook: Start-Ups Accrue Funding in Case of Leaner Times
Some entrepreneurs say worries about a possible downturn are partly why they are stocking up on financing, essentially taking out insurance on the risk of harder days ahead.

Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli

published about 6 hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, U.S. officials said on Sunday.

The Week Ahead: U.S. to Report Its Trade Balance, and E.C.B. to Convene

published about 7 hours ago
Economists expect a slight widening in the trade deficit, and the European Central Bank is to meet on Thursday.

The Media Equation: Amazon Bets on Content in Deal for Twitch

published about 7 hours ago
The Media Equation: Amazon Bets on Content in Deal for Twitch
Twitch has built a platform that hosts live events akin to the N.F.L., the United States Open or the X Games — and it has the audience to show for it.

Asian shares wobble in early trade, euro sinks

published about 7 hours ago
Asian shares wobble in early trade, euro sinks
By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares balked at the starting gate on Monday, skittish in the face of a deepening Ukraine crisis, while the euro touched a fresh one-year low ahead of this week's European Central Bank meeting. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned a "full-scale war" was imminent if Russian troops continued to advance in support of pro-Moscow rebels as U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.2 percent in early trading, pulling ... more


Value Added: Everything’s bright for Bethesda apps firm; clients include ESPN, Bacardi, Coast Guard

published about 11 hours ago
Jay Sunny Bajaj has been making work fun since he was a 12-year-old being dragged by his mother, Kavelle, to the office where she was ... more

In tough times, contractors turn to creative marketing campaigns

published 1 day ago
In the best of times, selling to the government is not an easy task. In the worst of times, it’s even harder. As federal budgets ... more

Innovator: To get students to study STEM, Aaron Saunders says stop calling it ‘STEM’

published 1 day ago
Aaron Saunders works a day job as chief executive of Clearly Innovative, a software design and development company based in the District. Then, he and ... more

Arlington man bikes across the country for literacy

published 1 day ago
It’s been a summer vacation he won’t soon forget and it’s not over yet. Rich McKinless is biking across the country with his son, Chris, ... more

D.C.’s first kombucha brewery looks to expand

published 1 day ago
At 11 a.m., it’s 83 degrees outside and even warmer inside the greenhouse tent in Northeast Washington where plastic barrels of tea sit to ferment. ... more
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Facebook, Google and Instagram 'worse than drugs' says Miley Cyrus

published about 4 hours ago
Italian boffins agree with popette's theory that haters are the real wrecking balls Offensively-and-dangerously-in-control of her sexuality popette Miley Cyrus has declared that social media ... more

Facebook to let stalkers unearth buried posts with mobe search

published 1 day ago
Prepare to HAUNT your pal's back catalogue Facebook is testing a search feature on its mobile application that will allow users to immerse themselves in ... more

Love XKCD? Love science? You'll love a book about science from Randall Munroe

published 1 day ago
Cartoonist tackles your Fermi problems in What If? Page File They say you shouldn’t get a fan to review a book and it’s certainly tough ... more

Are we there yet, are we there yet? Ballmer 'like a small child' upon buying basketball club

published 1 day ago
Ex-Microsoft boss in a show of emotion? Colour us shocked Microsoft mogul Steve Ballmer was as happy as a kid on Christmas morning getting a ... more

Vulture News anchor Regina Eggbert is (sort of) LIVE from London

published 1 day ago
Your weekend news roundup, delivered by our very own animated egg Vid Youtube Video…

Australia unveils fresh sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

published about 1 hour ago
By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Monday unveiled fresh sanctions against Russia over what Prime Minister Tony Abbott called its "bullying" of neighboring ... more

China manufacturing growth slows in August, surveys show

published about 3 hours ago
China manufacturing growth slows in August, surveys show
Growth in Chinese manufacturing activity slowed in August, two closely watched surveys showed Monday, losing momentum as a declining property sector and waning stimulus effects ... more

Why Bubble Warnings Aren't Immediate 'Sell' Signals

published about 4 hours ago
Why it is possible to warn about dangerous economic bubbles and still time the market correctly.

China's final HSBC PMI falls to three-month low in August

published about 5 hours ago
Growth in China's large factory sector slipped to a three-month low in August as foreign and domestic demand cooled, a private survey showed on Monday, ... more

Why Is Wall Street Afraid of 'Blackfish'?

published about 10 hours ago
Why Is Wall Street Afraid of 'Blackfish'?
Everybody hates Sea World... apparently.

Using Gambling to Entice Low-Income Families to Save

published 1 day ago
Using Gambling to Entice Low-Income Families to Save
A growing number of credit unions and nonprofit groups are using lotteries to encourage low-income families to save.

Strategies: Midterm Election Mind-Reading: The Market Tends to Win

published 1 day ago
The halfway mark of a presidential cycle has often meant a rally on Wall Street, but investors shouldn’t count on it.

Your Money: Affixing More Value to the Ordinary Experiences of Life

published 2 days ago
Your Money: Affixing More Value to the Ordinary Experiences of Life
Research shows that the older a person gets, the more happiness is derived from everyday activities, not extraordinary events.

Your Money Adviser: After Napa Jolt, Quake-Proofing Your Homeowner’s Insurance

published 2 days ago
Your Money Adviser: After Napa Jolt, Quake-Proofing Your Homeowner’s Insurance
Homeowner’s policies generally do not include protection against damage caused by earthquakes, and the risk extends well beyond California.

Wealth Matters: Tough Investment Questions for Trustees of Nonprofits

published 2 days ago
Wealth Matters: Tough Investment Questions for Trustees of Nonprofits
Directors must make the same decisions as their counterparts at for-profit companies, but some choose to outsource investment decisions.