Are Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates Wrong About Illumina?

Could we soon have a simple blood test for all cancers? A test that is able to detect every form of cancer through a DNA blood screening, long before any symptoms arise? Before you write that idea off as a foolhardy quest similar to the hunt for the Holy Grail, you should know that llumina , the company that brought us effective, cheap sequencing of DNA, hopes to roll out exactly such a test by 2019.

10 Reasons to Hate Oil Stocks

The oil crash over the past couple of years has wiped out a whopping $1 trillion of equity from oil stock investments, leaving investors feeling burned.

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Technology stocks have bounced back sharply from the beating that they took to start the year, but that doesn't mean there aren't any good values out there.

5 Important Medicare Details You're Likely Overlooking

Social Security may get all of the glory because it puts money into the pockets of more than 40 million seniors on a monthly basis, but Medicare, the program that's designed to help cover some of the eligible medical costs of seniors during their golden years, is arguably just as important.


Effective Tax Rate vs. Marginal Tax Bracket: What's the Difference?

Not sure what the difference between your marginal and effective tax rate is? We're here to help! Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. once famously wrote, "Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society." And while that's certainly true, it doesn't mean anyone should pay a penny more than they are required to.