Facebook could owe $5 billion in back taxes
Facebook is digging in over its fight with the Internal Revenue Service. The social network said this week that it faces a potential $5 billion tax bill after moving some of its assets to Ireland. Read more
Tesla to acquire SolarCity in a $2.6 billion all-stock deal
Tesla Motors said it would buy solar panel installer SolarCity for $2.6 billion in shares to form a one-stop clean energy shop. The deal is a major part of Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk's master plan "part deux" that calls for the company to offer consumers a single source of hardware to power a low-carbon lifestyle. Read more

Google Silences Doubters With Blockbuster Quarter

Google Silences Doubters With Blockbuster Quarter
It was a major recovery from a lukewarm previous quarter, proving that the internet behemoth still has room and energy to grow. Read more

Four Reasons Why Betting Against Apple Is A Fool's Game

Four Reasons Why Betting Against Apple Is A Fool's Game
Critics who think of Apple only as a device company see heftier services revenue as evidence that the company isn’t as innovative in hardware as it once was. But they are misreading the future of this company. Increasing services revenue isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s a sign that Apple knows how to adapt, which is perhaps the most critical skill for any technology company. Read more
Why Pokemon Go’s Popularity Won’t Last For Long
The Pokemon Go mania is in full retreat. The stocks which soared thanks to the gaming phenomenon are giving back a huge chunk of their gains. For example, Nintendo (NTDOY) doubled in just two weeks after Pokemon Go launched. In the last week it has given back more than half of those gains. Read more

Helicopter Money Won't Fix What's Been Broken

  • 07/15/2016 09:57 AM
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  • by: Charles Hugh Smith
Helicopter Money Won't Fix What's Been Broken
Helicopter Money Won't Fix What's Been Broken. Creating "free money" to support bloated bureaucracies and corrupt cartels only makes the underlying problems worse. Read more
$60 oil poses no problem for 70% of future energy projects: Report
Seventy percent of future oil projects are commercially viable with Brent crude at $60 per barrel, up from 50 percent a year ago, says Wood Mackenzie. Read more

What young Americans think on top issues facing the country

  • 07/12/2016 09:22 PM
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  • by: Emily Swanson
CNBC’s Sara Eisen, Why Big Soda is working hard at staying relevant.
Sara E. of CNBC reports on a 30 year decline in Soda consumption. http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000505616 This is exactly the type of trend we use to find niche companies that can profit from shifting consumer tastes as big companies just Read more
Without Ed Tech, 700 Colleges Could Be Dead Within the Next Decade
A few colleges are already on the path to dominance thanks to online teaching and other innovations… the rest need to catch up immediately or lose the game forever. William Bowen, former president of Princeton University, can tell you why Read more