world economy

The Investing Lesson of Mastodons
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Herds of modern-day mastodons are running wild over the business landscape. Today, I’ll open your eyes to them. I’ll even reveal a few of their favorite hiding places. Once you’re able to spot a modern-day mastodon, you’ll easily knock 10 years off your retirement date. First, let’s rewind the clock 10,000 years — to a […]

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Why Obama Was Bitcoin’s Worst Nightmare
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The timing of Bitcoin’s record-shattering run wasn’t an accident. It was more like destiny. As Americans awoke on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, everything seemed quite normal. The day began like most others — filled with pumpkin-spiced lattes, Uber rides, yoga classes and Facebook. Only the geekiest of the geeks were tracking Bitcoin prices, which opened […]

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Were Irma and Harvey Just the Opening Act?
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Puerto Rico narrowly escaped a direct hit from Hurricane Irma. But is Irma’s collateral damage enough to sink the beleaguered U.S. territory? You’ll recall that Puerto Rico is roughly $70 billion in debt. And by mandate of Congress and former President Obama… The island nation has been restructuring — under bankruptcy protection — with the […]

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iPhone X First Look… OMG or SMH?
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Want to see a chart that has Tim Cook shaking in his boots? The Apple CEO would prefer that this chart didn’t exist. Heck, if the chart (below) were a company, Cook would simply buy it — and let his R&D department give it a new design. So what’s so scary about this dastardly chart? […]

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Bitcoin Revolution Rages On
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Bitcoin has quickly risen to challenge the oldest monopoly on Earth — money. Policymakers and central banks are free to print it, tighten its supply, tinker with interest rates and set capital reserve requirements — all of which make currencies dance. Governments have enjoyed such power since the first civilizations in Mesopotamia emerged over 5,000 […]

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Monsanto’s New Scientific Perversion Terrifies Consumers
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It’s been awhile since we unleashed our bloodhounds on the world’s creepiest company. The company, of course, is Monsanto (NYSE: MON). As everyone knows, Monsanto has a long history of cringeworthy transgressions. The company had a big hand in producing Agent Orange — a defoliant chemical used by the United States in the Vietnam War. […]

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Chaos is a Ladder
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As we age, our tendency is to exist in comfort zones. We’re all guilty, right? Today, I’m suggesting that you fight this natural human instinct… Because, quite frankly, comfort zones are dangerous.Comfort zones have a deadening effect, weakening us with every breath. So here’s what I’d like you to do ASAP… Embrace chaos. Chaos can […]

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“Brain Boom” Unlocks Humanity’s True Potential
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In the 2011 film Limitless, Bradley Cooper portrays a man hooked on drugs. But it isn’t just another movie about an addict. The protagonist’s drug of choice is NZT-48 — a drug that unlocks the brain’s full capacity. While “high” on NZT-48, Cooper can… Routinely solve the world’s most complex problems. Read entire books in […]

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This Walmart Plan Is Stranger Than Fiction
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Does this feel desperate to you? Walmart has partnered with Uber to expand its grocery delivery service business. The notorious big-box retailer now offers grocery delivery in Dallas, Orlando, Tampa and Phoenix. So if you live in one of those four cities… Uber will deliver your online Walmart grocery orders for $9.95. If you’re not […]

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