OAKLAND, California (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A modern-day Amelia Earhart is taking a trip around the world in tribute to the famous pilot.

31-year-old Amelia Rose Earhart, yes that is her real name, took off Thursday from Oakland, California.

She will follow the same flight plan her namesake took in 1937.

Earhart quit her job as a TV traffic and weather reporter in Denver to plan for this adventure.

She is attempting to fly 28,000 miles in a single-engine aircraft.

The trip will take about two-and-a-half weeks and cover 14 countries.

Modern day Amelia Earhart taking trip around the world

Let’s talk about E-House China Holdings Ltd (EJ).

E- House is a real, complete real-estate proxy play for Chinas real estate market. Now, I know, before we get up in arms, it’s been a pretty sloppy market. Even the management of this company admits there’s been a lot of softness in certain cities, and it’s going to linger. But here’s the thing: it can also create opportunities, there’s going to be pricing discounts, there’s probably going to be some relaxed policies — and all of that generates activity. This company makes a lot of money from that activity, not just the prices of homes going up or down.

IU is a charter member of new Higher Education Video Game Alliance

  • July 8, 2014

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Faculty from Indiana University are part of the new Higher Education Video Game Alliance announced last week at the Aspen Ideas Festival. The alliance is intended to showcase how video game programs help educate and prepare students for the 21-century workforce.

IU is one of 19 charter members of the alliance, which is open to university faculty, directors of game design programs, department...

Two of the most popular real estate sites in the nation — Zillow and Trulia — may combine in a move that would create an online colossus in a tradition-bound industry disrupted by massive technology change in recent years.

Seattle-based Zillow, the leading online site based on the number of users, is making a bid to buy San Francisco-based Trulia, the second most popular site, for as much as $2 billion, according to a report Thursday by Bloomberg that cited unnamed sources. Neither company would comment on the report.

Both sites have brought tremendous changes to the process of buying a home. Trulia has an easy-to-use app that allows potential buyers to shop on their...

Yes! Of course you can beat me. Youd destroy me, just like everyone else in the room would destroy me, I continue. This is the kind of confidence you need when it comes to your money. You must know without a shadow of a doubt what this thing called money means to you. You have to be just as mentally strong and self-assured in your beliefs about money as you are that you can beat me at arm wrestling. Is it just good for buying things? Providing temporary happiness? Or does it mean more? Can it do more?

I dont know what money means to you, but heres what money means to me. Money is freedom. Look back at any point in history, and the people with money were the people who were free. Money...

Avison Young, a rapidly growing Canadian-based commercial real estate firm, has acquired Sacramento real estate brokerage company Aguer Havelock Associates Inc.

Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Avison Young, headquartered in Toronto, currently oversees an office at 980 9th St., in downtown Sacramento. In a media release, the company said the Aguer Havelock purchase will add #x201C;brokerage services to Avison Young#x2019;s current property management and lease administration offerings in Sacramento, and further expands the company#x2019;s business-line coverage in Northern California.#x201D;

Avison Young, which has nine offices in California,...

Some are already referring to the younger set of Brits as the gadget generation, and as is commonly the case, mom and dad are footing the bill. A new report from E.ON is showing just how far this development goes, and the available information shows that this particular bill is getting footed to a degree that some might not have envisioned before now, reaching a staggering combined annual total of 2.25 billion pounds sterling (about $3.82 billion US).

That alone might be enough to beggar some imaginationslet alone some walletsbut the E.ON study carries on to show just how far the gadget frenzy goes. Parents on average estimate that around 300 pounds per year (about $509 U.S) is spent...

With all the news about children being left in hot cars as of late, you might think that its illegal to leave a minor in such a dangerous spot in the first place.

However, only 19 states have a law against it, according to nonprofit KidsandCars.org. Missouri and Kentucky have laws, but they apply to fatalities only. Rhode Island has a statue authorizing law enforcement to provide a verbal warning only if a child if left in a hot car. Twenty-eight states have no current or proposed laws at all.

Read more: Tennessee just legalized breaking into cars — see why

Connecticut law states that a child under the age of 12 cannot be left in a car at any time, regardless of weather...

In the bid to woo its investors and prove it is capable of generating ad revenue, Twitter has not only been experimenting new features that could give it a monetisation angle. One such feature weve been hearing for quite some time now is the Buy Now button directly embedded into a tweet.

A Wall Street Journal report two months ago had said that the micro-blogging site is testing multiple ad types including shoppable Twitter ads. Now, Re/Code has spotted some tweets that have been embedded with the Buy Now button that redirected users to the shopping site Fancy. The button currently appears only on the mobile app, and not the web UI.

A Buy Now button embedded within...

When in 1997 Singapore entrepreneur Zhong Sheng Jian’s Yanlord Land launched what today is one of his most successful Shanghai residential projects, Yanlord Riverside Gardens, there were hardly any buyers. “I thought, ‘How could no one want this property?’” Zhong recalled in a recent interview with Forbes. More than a decade and a half later, real estate in that area is worth more than 10 times what he charged customers.

Later, in 2004, Zhong started buying land in Zhuhai, the southern city near the Chinese gambling mecca of Mecca, amid skepticism. “People said: ‘Buying power is limited,’” he remembered. Now, many Yanlord buyers...