Amost overnight, Ding Ning and Zhang Min struck it rich with the hot new thing in Chinese finance. In 18 short months, they transformed an old-line industrial company into an Internet phenomenon through the seeming magic of peer-to-peer lending.  It...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's top prosecutor said Saturday he will cooperate with Swiss authorities, whose investigation into an indebted Malaysian state investment fund indicated that $4 billion may have been misappropriated from Malaysian state-owned companies. Switzerland's top prosecutor said...
Adding flashing lights and music to gambling encourages risky decision-making -- even if you're a rat. Scientists have discovered rats behaved like problem gamblers when sound and light cues were added to a "rat casino" model. What's more, the...
Google’s £130m tax deal with the UK reveals the need for a radical overhaul of the international tax system, according to Britain’s leading authority on tax and spending. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said governments should consider going back...
Maybe we need to amend the adage about death and taxes being the only two certainties. No offense to Benjamin Franklin (or whoever said it), but taxes don't look all that certain these days. That's true at least for...
Thursday, January 28, 2016, 09:38 am PT (12:38 pm ET) Oracle will soon wind down support for the Java browser plugin, reflecting an evolution in Internet standards and ever-mounting concerns about Web security. The plugin will be deprecated as of Java...

George Soros – China’s Hard Landing?

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George Soros is a business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author who is of Jewish-Hungarian ancestry and holds dual citizenship. He is chairman of Soros Fund Management. Billionaire investor says he shorted the S&P 500 index The Federal Reserve could cut interest...

Intelligence. Is it one dimensional?

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Intelligence Isn't Black-and-White. There Are Actually 8 Different Kinds. What does it mean when someone calls you smart or intelligent? According to developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, it could mean one eight things. In this video interview, Dr. Gardner addresses his eight...