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Just-cut stacks of $100 bills make their way down the production line at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Got $1,000,000,000,000? The world’s first trillionaire already in the making

- The Washington Times

Analysts predict that the world’s first trillionaire will emerge on the planet — and it may be sooner than we think. This is someone who is worth at least this much: $1,000,000,000,000. The world may appear to be in chaos, but the wealthy charge on, “despite plunging oil prices and a weakened euro,” reports Forbes magazine, which has identified a record 1,826 billionaires. Combined, they have a net worth of $7.05 trillion, which would pay less than half of the current federal debt. But no matter. The list includes 290 newcomers, 71 of whom hail from China.

A systematic analysis of Uber finds the drivers describe the company's exponential growth can be largely attributed to the self-employed, flexible schedule model that it provides. (associated press)

Uber’s growth built on flexibility, study finds

- The Washington Times

Uber is starting to drive itself. The surging app-based taxi-alternative business recently conducted the first systematic analysis of its drivers and found that flexible work hours is one of the main reasons the company attracts such a diverse range of drivers.

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A Delta plane passes Delta Flight 1086 that rests on a berm near the water at LaGuardia Airport, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in New York. The plane, from Atlanta, skidded off the runway while landing, and crashed through a chain-link fence. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NYC landing mishap raises questions on runway snow closures

- Associated Press

The rough landing of a Delta jetliner at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm just minutes after the runway had been plowed has raised questions about when airports should close runways due to snow or ice.

Amend Packing Company worker Chris Jorgensen, left, cuts stew meat, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. Demand for local beef is surging but people who slaughter cattle and slice the beef into steaks say few people want to go into the business. Nationally, there were 1,200 federally inspected livestock slaughterhouses in the U.S. in 1990. By 2010 the number had dropped to 800. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

More want local beef, but fewer want tough job of cutting it

- Associated Press

Kent Weise loves his work, but after 38 years slaughtering cattle, lugging carcasses that can weigh more than 1,000 pounds and slowly, methodically slicing cuts of meat, he understands why few people want to go into the business anymore.

3 reasons Apple's watch will _ or won't _ change the game

- Associated Press

No one can argue that many Apple devices have changed the way people live their lives. The company's iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is the Apple Watch going to be able to do the same?

A small plane lies where it crash-landed on Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area of Los Angeles on Thursday, March 5, 2015. The course is near the Santa Monica, Calif. Municipal Airport, just west of a runway, but there was no immediate confirmation on whether the plane had taken off or was trying to land. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Harrison Ford crash lands vintage plane on golf course

- Associated Press

Harrison Ford crash-landed his World War II-era airplane on Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as he used his years of piloting prowess to bring down the plane on a golf course and avoid nearby homes in what one expert called a beautifully executed maneuver.

Bills would guarantee dominance by 2 big Michigan utilities

- Associated Press

Michigan would end 15 years of competition in the electricity market and its 10 percent renewable power requirement would be left intact - but not rise - under a rewrite of the state's energy law proposed Thursday by a key Republican.