Major League Baseball made a small tweak to the World Series schedule this year and it is going to pay off big time as long as the teams cooperate.
This week, former U.S. Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke gave his first ever speech in Japan to a group of over 100 institutional investors, covering his thoughts on deflation, global monetary policy, and job creation.
Ernestine Fu has been heralded as Silicon Valley's youngest venture capitalist. She joined VC firm Alsop Louie Partners as a 20-year-old associate in March 2011, and in August of that year, the then-Stanford undergrad made the cover of Forbes. Fu can add one more accomplishment to that impressive list: Her two-month-old startup, HelloWorld, announced Tuesday that it was acquired by Life360 for an undisclosed seven-figure sum, TechCrunch reports.
Ottawa (AFP) - Canadian police backed by armored vehicles surrounded parliament in Ottawa on Wednesday after a soldier was shot while guarding a nearby monument.
Vrindavan (India) (AFP) - As the early autumn sun begins to set on the Yamuna river, hundreds of Indian women swathed in white and carrying traditional earthenware lamps file through winding streets to the edge of the holy waters.
There are 2,325 billionaires on the earth. And they control 4% of the world's wealth. According to a new report from research firm Wealth-X, about 13% of billionaires inherited their fortune, 27% became billionaires from re-investing inherited wealth, and a full 60% of billionaires made their money themselves.
Greenlight Capital CEO David Einhorn gave two ideas on Monday at the Robin Hood Investors Conference.
All eight Ivy League universities have officially announced their endowment returns for the past fiscal year — Yale has the highest with 20.2% return and Harvard has the lowest with 15.4% return.
It's been five days since a suspected Russian submarine was first spotted in Stockholm's archipelago, a violation of Sweden's sovereignty ostensibly confirmed through subsequent sightings and a possible Swedish-intercepted Russian-language transmission through an emergency-radio frequency.
Police have confirmed that someone who appears to be a uniformed soldier has been shot at Canada's National War Memorial, according to CBC News.
Each social media platform has cultivated a unique identity thanks to the demographics of the people who participate in the network.
Paul Krugman is furious about Amazon. The Nobel-prize winning economist used his New York Times column to issue a harsh assessment of the company saying that it "has too much power, and it uses that power in ways that hurt America." Ouch.
Business Insider is hiring a copy editor to cover two weekend shifts and three weekday shifts. This is a full-time position.
The stock market, like inflation, is doing nothing. In early trade on Wednesday, the Dow was up 22 points, the S&P 500 was up 2 points, and the Nasdaq was up 2 points.
"Gold gets dug out of the ground in Africa or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it.
Mohamed El-Erian is getting into the peer-to-peer lending business. The former PIMCO CEO is the lead investor in the first $12 million equity raising for a new, Orange County-based peer-to-peer lending company called Payoff, according to the Financial Times.
Rovio, the game studio behind the wildly popular "Angry Birds" franchise, has released a new game called "RETRY." Instead of launching an angry bird, "RETRY" puts you in control of a tiny unwieldy plane as you avoid obstacles and try to make your ways through colorful 8-bit levels.
Last week Apple unveiled its new set of tablets: the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Based on early reviews, it seems like the iPad Air 2 is still the best tablet you can buy.
Zagat has officially released its 2015 restaurant guide for New York City. The honor of New York’s best restaurant went to Eric Ripert’s Le Bernardin with a 29 out of 30 on Zagat’s food ranking.
At the end of 2012, dating startup Hinge was running on fumes. It only had $32,000 left in the bank. Justin McLeod's, Hinge's founder and CEO, raised $100,000 a few months prior, but only a few thousand people were using it.