Bill Gates Discusses Which Jobs He’d Drop Out of College for Today

Bill Gates believes in the value of education – despite the fact that his own success story paints a different picture.  Quite simply, he’s probably the most famous dropout in the history of Harvard University, having bailed in 1975 to start a little-known venture called Microsoft. Speaking on Friday at another Ivy League university, Columbia…

iPhone 8: Analyst Predicts One Big and Expensive Disappointment

For many years now, Apple’s annual stock performance has been based largely on the success of the iPhone.  Each year has seen sometimes significant, often modest improvements to the iconic handset, which has in almost every iteration proved to be spectacularly successful. This time around however, there is much debate as to whether the iPhone…

Prices of legal marijuana in Colorado declined greatly this year

Legal marijuana appears to be considerably cheaper in Colorado these days, but it isn't because small dispensaries are increasing in number, with demand simultaneously ticking upwards in the months since pot was legalized for recreational use in the state. Marijuana has been legal in the state of Colorado for quite some time, and can be…

Volkswagen engineer pleads guilty to role in emissions scandal

Longtime Volkswagen engineer James Liang pleaded guilty in federal court earlier this week, admitting to colluding with other VW officials in an effort to deceive consumers and regulators alike by installing software that allowed vehicles to report erroneously glowing emissions figures. With Liang pleading guilty, this marks the first criminal charge filed by the Obama…

Mylan CEO insists she’s not to blame for EpiPen scandal

It would appear that the most hated woman in the pharmaceutical industry -- Mylan CEO Heather Bresch -- wants to clear the air regarding that ongoing EpiPen scandal. For many people, Bresch is a nastier female heel than WWE’s Stephanie McMahon is in most storylines. Not only is that because of her cutthroat business tactics,…

After Best Buy anniversary sale, company faces big questions

The big 50th anniversary sale is over, Best Buy officially turns 50 years old today and it’s time to take stock of the items you may have bought, the items you wish you could have bought, and the future of the company now that it has finally hit the big 5-0. What’s next for Best…

Martin Shkreli is the pot calling Mylan’s kettle black on EpiPens issue

It would appear that the notorious Pharma-Bro himself, Martin Shkreli, has become the proverbial pot calling the kettle black. Apparently, the Wu-Tang Clan's worst fan ever believes that it isn't fair that the maker of EpiPens keeps making that drug more premium. Take note that this is the same "pharmaceutical boy wonder" behind the notorious…

This phishing tax scam may dupe even experienced tax pros

It would appear that there's a new tax scam out there that might catch you unawares, if you happen to be a tax professional. See that man in the photo? He’s a taxman. One of his sons is a creepy, bearded cult leader, while the other son is a long-haired dude with an insincere high-pitched…

Fed minutes release – Expect the world to be watching

Once again, the world’s financial movers and shakers will be paying close attention on Wednesday, which is when the next Fed minutes are due to be released. Will they, or wouldn't they raise interest rates after the teeny-tiny hike of late 2015? And why would they raise these rates, given the current, and broader economic…

Nissan may sell battery division to Panasonic

The expenses involved in making electric cars may be taking its toll on one of the world's leading automakers, as Nissan is reportedly talking turkey with another major Japanese firm and planning to sell its battery arm. A report from Reuters cited “two people with knowledge of the matter” in saying that Nissan is considering…

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