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Icahn: Ackman backed into corner on HLF

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn rejected any assertion Tuesday that he is backed into a corner on troubled nutritional supplement company...



Chick-fil-A makes move to win over health-conscious eaters

Chick-fil-A makes move to win over health-conscious eatersChick-fil-A is testing a host of new menu items featuring ingredients like quinoa, farro, roasted butternut squash, and chia seeds in hopes of attracting more health-conscious eaters.The chain is...



Korean pitcher suspended and given 120 hours of community service for nearly beaning his opponent on an awful pick-off attempt

Korean pitcher suspended and given 120 hours of community service for nearly beaning his opponent on an awful pick-off attemptKorean baseball pitcher Lim Chang-yong of the Kia Tigers paid the price for an awful pick-off attempt during a Korea Baseball...



Creating Panic Is Bad for the Country, But Good for Politicians

There was another stampede at an airport Sunday night, when passengers at LAX wrongly thought they heard guns being fired: A loud noise mistaken for gunfire led to rumors that spread at blazing speed in person and on social media, setting off a panic...



Nearly 10,000 workers are suing Chipotle for wage theft

Almost 10,000 workers have a complaint against Chipotle.  The workers are suing the burrito chain for wage theft, claiming they were forced to work off the clock with no pay.  The case was filed in 2014, but 9,961 current and former...



Playing sports with a concussion doubles recovery time

Playing sports with a concussion doubles recovery timeBy: Patrick JonesWe all know that playing with a concussion isn't the best idea, but just how much damage does it actually do?A new study of head trauma published in Pediatrics studied the...



Jim Harbaugh thinks steak is a vitamin

Jim Harbaugh thinks steak is a vitaminMichigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is known for his intensity. And in a sport where fitness is required to excel, his nutrition philosophy is on another level.In fact, not a day goes by that he doesn't take his...



The Myth of Professionals and The Stock market 

Millennials are investing.  I have seen the data on StockTwits and as an investor in Robinhood. Millennials also buy stocks.  Of course people are surprised because the generation before made so many mistakes chasing tech stocks,...



Further reading

Elsewhere on Monday, - The Fed has yet to take monetary reform seriously. - Gavyn Davies: Sims highlights fiscal dominance at Jackson Hole. - Krugman: Monetary vs fiscal policy, revisited. - How should we read investor letters? - SEC and revolving doors:...



Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka' and Mel Brooks classics, dies at 83

Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka' and Mel Brooks classics, dies at 83Gene Wilder, the leading man with the comic flair and frizzy hair known for teaming with Mel Brooks on the laugh-out-loud masterpieces The Producers, Blazing Saddles...



Wall Street sees a Clinton landslide

But if Hillary Clinton starts to lag, there could be a big unwinding in the markets, Merrill Lynch...



Single women in these cities are more likely to make over $100k

Single women in these cities are more likely to make over $100kBy: Keri LummWhile equal pay is still a big issue for American women, there is hope for single ladies in a few cities.According to a study done by RedFin, there are several places where, in a...



Foreign hackers attacked two state election systems, FBI warns

Hackers outside of the United States attacked two state election databases in recent months and the FBI is warning voting officials across the country to bulk up security and investigate their own systems for similar malicious activity, Yahoo News...



Generic EpiPens: Temporary Relief for Mylan's Woes

A controversy over the pricing of EpiPens extended into a second week after Mylan, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures the life-saving medical product used to treat allergic reactions, announced that it would release a generic version of it at...



Family turns in bizarre 700-year-old weapon found in the sea

Family turns in bizarre 700-year-old weapon found in the seaThe Israel Antiquities Authority has recently announced the recovery of several rare objects including a grenade estimated to be 700-years old, reported the Times of Israel.According to a press...



The Frozen Concentrated Orange-Juice Market Has Virtually Disappeared

A once-thriving market for frozen orange-juice concentrate is on the verge of collapse following waning consumer demand, rampant disease in the orchards and now the threat of hurricane...



The snooze economy

Its plodding performance is probably helping Hillary Clinton by minimizing bad economic...



Yet Another Blockbuster Story About Hillary and the Clinton Foundation Turns Out To Be Nothing

When I picked up my copy of the LA Times this morning, I was greeted by the headline on the right. It's about someone you may have heard of: Gilbert Chagoury, a billionaire from Nigeria. Chagoury is a prominent example of the nexus between...



Kanye West 'why I called Taylor' at the 2016 MTV VMAs

Kanye West 'why I called Taylor' at the 2016 MTV VMAsAs promised, MTV gave Kanye West four minutes during Sunday night's VMAs to do whatever he wanted, and he took his time at the mic to address his various controversies."I am...



Clinton Foundation Requested Invites at State Function

“A series of newly released State Department emails obtained by ABC News offers fresh insight on direct contact between the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton’s inner circle while she was Secretary of...



Beyoncé brings Blue Ivy as her date to the 2016 MTV VMAs along with a squad to rival Taylor Swift's

Beyoncé brings Blue Ivy as her date to the 2016 MTV VMAs along with a squad to rival Taylor Swift'sBeyoncé came to slay once again at the 2016 VMAs!The singer showed up relatively early to MTV's premiere award show on...



Singapore confirms first case of locally transmitted Zika virus

Singapore confirms first case of locally transmitted Zika virusSINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has confirmed its first case of a locally-transmitted Zika virus, which has been linked to microcephaly, a rare birth defect, in Brazil, the health ministry...



Trump's campaign CEO accused of saying 'he doesn't like Jews' in divorce filings

Trump's campaign CEO accused of saying 'he doesn't like Jews' in divorce filingsDonald Trump's campaign CEO Steve Bannon allegedly did not want his two daughters "to go to school with Jews," his ex-wife...



The looming deficit problem

Modest reforms and reasonable tax increases would set the country on a much better...



Cousin of NBA star Wade killed in Chicago shooting

Cousin of NBA star Wade killed in Chicago shootingAug 27 (Reuters) - The cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade was killed in a shooting while she pushed her child in a stroller on the South Side of Chicago on Friday, local media reported.Nykea Aldridge, 32, a...



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Chick-fil-A makes move to win over health-conscious eaters

Chick-fil-A makes move to win over health-conscious eatersChick-fil-A is testing a host of new menu items featuring ingredients like quinoa, farro, roasted butternut squash, and chia seeds in hopes of attracting more health-conscious eaters.The chain is...



Nearly 10,000 workers are suing Chipotle for wage theft

Almost 10,000 workers have a complaint against Chipotle.  The workers are suing the burrito chain for wage theft, claiming they were forced to work off the clock with no pay.  The case was filed in 2014, but 9,961 current and former...



Playing sports with a concussion doubles recovery time

Playing sports with a concussion doubles recovery timeBy: Patrick JonesWe all know that playing with a concussion isn't the best idea, but just how much damage does it actually do?A new study of head trauma published in Pediatrics studied the...



Icahn: Ackman backed into corner on HLF

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn rejected any assertion Tuesday that he is backed into a corner on troubled nutritional supplement company...



As an investment strategy grows more popular, the probability of a comparison involving Marxism apparently approaches 1

Is there a Godwin’s Law equivalent for Marxism? Do we need one since the Law basically means that the longer an argument goes on the more likely we are to reach for extreme examples while in attack or in defence? So, you know, this kind of...



Jim Harbaugh thinks steak is a vitamin

Jim Harbaugh thinks steak is a vitaminMichigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is known for his intensity. And in a sport where fitness is required to excel, his nutrition philosophy is on another level.In fact, not a day goes by that he doesn't take his...



Andrea Tantaros of Fox News Claims Retaliation for Harassment Complaints

The former host charged that top executives at the network punished her for complaining about sexual harassment by Roger...



UBS, Santander Announce Blockchain Project Inspired By Ethereum

As reported by Reuters, "Swiss bank UBS is leading a team of four of the world's biggest banks developing a system to enable financial markets to make payments and settle transactions quickly using blockchain technology. UBS has developed a...



Understanding VCs

I saw Joe Fernandez‘ tweet a few days ago and thought “he is making an important point.” too many young entrepreneurs talk about vc’s like they’re heroes and their blog posts are scripture — Joe...



NYT says Moscow bureau was targeted by cyberattack

The Moscow bureau of The New York Times was the target of a cyberattack, though there are no indications yet that the hackers were successful, according to the newspaper.The hackers are believed to be Russian, the newspaper said Tuesday evening. It...



I Still Don't Understand Why Racism is Defined Assymetrically

What if I wrote this: "For me as a white man, it's really nice to just go out with other white men sometimes," ... "I have to do so much less translation. When you're white around black people, you have to...



Central bankers all off to Jackson Hole but U.S. inflation still going nowhere

As central bankers gather at Jackson Hole and every investor waits on the edge of their seat for a clearer signal on the direction and future of Federal Reserve monetary policy, one thing has remained fairly constant. While there are plenty of...



9 Signs That a Used Car Has Been in an Accident

A totaled Subaru | Micah Wright/Autos Cheat Sheet Like a discounted all-you-can-eat buffet at a two star strip club, sometimes you’ve just got to know when to walk away. Remember when we did that piece on the 10 things that will kill...



The dirty little secret of central banking

The Federal Reserve’s inflation target is shockingly...



Trump’s Window Is Closing Fast

The Wall Street Journal runs a scathing editorial: Even with more than 80 days left, Mr. Trump’s window for a turnaround is closing… Those who sold Mr. Trump to GOP voters as the man who could defeat Hillary Clinton now face a moment of...



Singapore confirms first case of locally transmitted Zika virus

Singapore confirms first case of locally transmitted Zika virusSINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has confirmed its first case of a locally-transmitted Zika virus, which has been linked to microcephaly, a rare birth defect, in Brazil, the health ministry...



Creating Panic Is Bad for the Country, But Good for Politicians

There was another stampede at an airport Sunday night, when passengers at LAX wrongly thought they heard guns being fired: A loud noise mistaken for gunfire led to rumors that spread at blazing speed in person and on social media, setting off a panic...



Here's how many teams are expected to attend Tim Tebow's MLB workout

Here's how many teams are expected to attend Tim Tebow's MLB workoutTim Tebow's MLB workout is set to take place at the end of the month. Tebow, 29, will reportedly work out for MLB teams in Los Angeles on Aug. 30.There will...



8 Reasons Why You May Be Gaining Weight

Weight gain does not happen overnight. It often sneaks up on us, whether it be from overindulging a few too many times, skipping your weekly gym sessions, or a combination of several things. Wondering why you’re packing on the pounds?...



IPOs on Fire

As highlighted in a post earlier this week, the IPO market has been heating up recently as some new issues have seen major rallies in the short period of time since they have come out of the gate.  The Bloomberg IPO index tracks the performance of...