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Exclusive: YouTube weighs funding efforts to boost premium content

By Ronald Grover and Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – YouTube has embarked on a new round of discussions with Hollywood and independent producers to fund premium content, two sources with knowledge of the talks told Reuters,

Sex Valley: Tech’s booming prostitution trade

  Business is booming for sex workers in Silicon Valley, but it’s becoming increasingly risky. Startups are transforming into multi-billion companies. And the staffs are overwhelmingly male. Sex workers tell CNNMoney they have a growing clientele who

Tech earnings take center stage next week

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) – Earnings from some of the biggest U.S. technology companies will take center stage next week, giving investors a chance to re-evaluate the sector’s health. Big tech names set to report

Amazon to FAA: Let us fly our drones

  Getting all your deliveries by drone is getting one step closer to reality. Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) has asked the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to conduct outdoor tests near its Seattle headquarters. Amazon, in a letter

3 earnings season sectors soaring, one to avoid

Yesterday Factset’s senior earnings analyst John Butters gave us a broad overview of what to expect as Q2 earnings season ramps up. Today he’s back with three of the hottest sectors and one to avoid if you’re

$100 billion mistake with your taxes

The government made about $106 billion in improper payments last year. The federal government is continuing to dole out billions of dollars to people who shouldn’t get them. A government watchdog agency said an estimated $106 billion

This chart explains why the bull market is intact

After hitting record highs last week, the market has stumbled this week. The SP 500 is now off 1 percent from its recent high, leaving investors with a simple but puzzling question: Is this the start of

Bogle: High-frequency trading ‘destroys value’

One major principle has shaped my 63- year career in investments: “When there is a gap between perception and reality, it is only a matter of time until reality takes over.” In considering the future of investing

More companies bail on U.S. for lower taxes

In the past 10 years, 47 companies have relocated overseas for lower tax rates. That compares to only 29 in the previous 20 years. More companies than ever are abandoning the U.S. for nations with lower taxes.

Lagarde hints at global forecast cut

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde signaled a cut in the institution’s global growth forecasts, saying investment is still weak and that risks remain in the U.S. even as its rebound accelerates. “The global economy is