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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Access to Obama White House Brought Companies Better Stock Performance, Study Shows

Richard B. Levine/NewscomCompanies whose executives visited the White House during the Obama administration had their stock prices rise more than normal after the meetings,...

James Altucher Found Himself by Losing Everything (and You Can Too!)

James Altucher has rebounded from personal catastrophe so many times in his 49 years, it's hard to imagine a more qualified evangelist for personal...

How Payday Lenders and Check Cashers Help the Poor

Payday lenders and check cashers have never been more popular with consumers. There are more payday lenders in the U.S. than there are McDonald's...

Banks Flagging Frequent Pharmacy Trips, Bulk DVD Rentals, and Other Ordinary Activity to Turn...

RICHARD B. LEVINE/NewscomAmerican and British banks are monitoring customers' contraception purchases, DVD-rental frequency, dining-out habits, and more in a misguided attempt to detect human...

Is Blockchain Technology a Trojan Horse Behind Wall Street's Walled Garden?

The Bitcoin/blockchain industry's flagship annual conference was held this week in New York City, and there were 1500 attendees and 150 speakers. Eight years...

U.S. Army Audit Finds Trillions of Dollars in “Wrongful” Financial Adjustments

Kashamalasha/Dreamstime.comTrillions of dollars in U.S. Army financial records are "materially misstated" or invented from whole cloth, according to a Department of Defense (DoD)'s Inspector...

Bot-Run Company of the Future Gets Hacked

Jens Kalaene/dpa/picture-alliance/NewscomIf you can't understand how a cutting-edge new investment platform works, it's probably a bad idea to put serious money (or a good...

Barack Obama, Venture Capitalist?

Pool/ABACA/NewscomThe funniest political moment of the past month came in President Obama's interview with journalists from Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Businessweek.Bloomberg rendered the transcript...

Moral Hazard and The Big Short

Paramount PicturesIf you're struggling to imagine how watching people holler at each other about synthetic collateral debt obligations could be a fun way to...

SEC Says Amazon Must Allow Vote on 'Gender Pay Gap' Even If No One's...

/FlickrShould shareholders have a say in how companies report on their "gender pay gaps"? The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says yes, rejecting...

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