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Your start-up failed. Congratulations!

Jan 8, 2014
Silicon Valley's embrace of failure as a step toward success can be confusing -- especially if you're the venture capitalist that put up the money.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, start-up, failure

"Why do you think people are poor?"

Jan 7, 2014
Fifteen percent of Americans live in poverty. That official rate hasn't dropped much since 1964.

Failing in order to succeed? There's a conference for that

Jan 7, 2014
FailCon is an annual event in San Francisco for the Silicon Valley crowd, who've taken to heart the notion that failing teaches us how to get it right the next time.
Posted In: Tech, Silicon Valley, Failcon

Explainer: the charitable tax deduction

Dec 26, 2013
If you give $1,000 to charity, that reduces your taxable income by $1,000, because there’s less for the government to tax.
Posted In: whiteboard, Charity

Need a last-minute gift? How about $13,000 in chocolate?

Dec 25, 2013
Mansion owners can spend five figures on Christmas decorations and gifts, without asking, "How much?"
Posted In: holiday shopping, wealth gap

Long-term unemployed get a holiday without much cheer

Dec 24, 2013
Long-term unemployment has not been this high for this long since World War II.
Posted In: long-term unemployed, Unemployment

Does holiday work lead to full-time jobs?

Dec 23, 2013
Holiday retail hiring is strong this year, but the vast majority of those jobs will disappear in the New Year.
Posted In: holiday shopping, Retail

Tax relief may expire for underwater homeowners

Dec 13, 2013
Unless Congress acts, struggling homeowners who seek relief could face an unexpected tax bill.
Posted In: mortgage relief, Housing

Why do big donors give away millions?

Dec 12, 2013
Recognition and peer pressure can motivate some. But donors -- and fundraisers -- say most people don't give millions unless they really care about the cause.
Posted In: philanthropy, donors, donations

Peter and Jennifer Buffett: Questioning parts of the philanthropy business

Dec 11, 2013
Warren Buffett's son Peter and his wife Jennifer wife talk about their ideas on philanthropy.
Posted In: Charity, philanthropy, Warren Buffett

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