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The 6 most common traits amongst the world's billionaires

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There are only 1,826 billionaires in the world and there are some common traits that majority of them share. According to price comparison website GoCompare, which analysed data from Forbes between 1996 and 2015, there are some major factors that the world’s richest people seem to adhere to. From sharing the same star sign to […]

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US Crude Exports Resume After Four Decades

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The first export of U.S. crude oil in four decades departed a Texas port Thursday, just weeks after a ban on such exports was lifted. The ship is carrying a cargo of oil from ConocoPhillips’ wells in south Texas that was sold to Swiss trading house Vitol Group. In December, President Barack Obama signed legislation […]

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UPDATE 2-INSIGHT-Microsoft failed to warn victims of Chinese email hack–former employees

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SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp experts concluded several years ago that Chinese authorities had hacked into more than a thousand Hotmail email accounts, targeting international leaders of China’s Tibetan and Uighur minorities in particular – but it decided not to tell the victims, allowing the hackers to continue their campaign, according to […]

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A Giant Leap in 2016? Africa Is Narrowing its Techno-Gap

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Though for many of us the year ahead may look pretty dismal, 2016 promises one great breakthrough – a major step toward ending Africa’s particular and hobbling form of the great Digital Divide. Poor connectivity has bedeviled much of the continent’s internet access (or often sheer lack of access) but now a huge improvement is […]

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Where The Smart Money Is Placing Its 2016 Stock Bets

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It is pretty clear what worked best for mutual funds in 2015. Several prominent strategists who spoke with IBD expect similar results at best — more likely, slightly worse — in 2016. And they expect to find better investment opportunities outside the U.S. Eighty-nine of 2015’s 100 top-performing U.S. diversified stock funds as of Dec. […]