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Global Financial Markets Plunged Into Chaos As Italy Overwhelmingly Votes ‘No’

Italian voters have embraced the global trend of rejecting the established world order, but the “no” vote on Sunday has plunged global financial markets into a state of utter chaos.  The euro has already fallen to a 20 month low,...



Trump Uses a Strong Arm and Sweet Deals to Negotiate for Jobs

Economists from both ends of the political spectrum say the president-elect’s approach of berating and rewarding companies may be good political theater but ultimately...



ARCTIC BLAST TO GRIP USA...

ARCTIC BLAST TO GRIP USA... (Second column, 3rd story, link) Related stories:20 degrees colder than typical... ...



Madonna takes not-so-subtle jabs at Donald Trump during charity event

Madonna takes not-so-subtle jabs at Donald Trump during charity eventMadonna repeatedly expressed her disapproval of President-elect Donald Trump during a fundraising event in Miami on Friday.The Associated Press reports that at one point during her...



When The Ridiculous Is Ominous

Welcome to Trump's...



Conviction…The Entreprenuering and The Investing Life

Fred posted a really good speech on ‘conviction’ by Jeff Lawson the founder and CEO of Twilio ($TWLO). My favorite part is when Jeff talked about A/B testing and data. The data is important, but being really useful and having style will...



The Identity-Equals-Causation Fallacy, Yet Again

You’d think a trade deficit would be a trade deficit, but you’re wrong.  For many economists, a trade deficit is actually a current account surplus in disguise.  Yes, US imports exceed exports, but according to this crowd it...



Is Trump's Deal With Carrier A Form Of Crony Capitalism?

Steve Inskeep talks with former Commerce Secretary Donald Evans and libertarian economist Tyler Cowen about the problems that arise when a president pressures individual companies to do his...



S&P 500 flat despite positive jobs number (1699439)

Markets were mostly lower on Friday. In the US, the S&P 500 was flat but the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.1 percent. European stocks fell, with the CAC 40 in particular falling 0.7 percent and the FTSE 100 falling 0.3 percent. In Asia, the...



Inventor of General Tso's Chicken dead at 98...

Inventor of General Tso's Chicken dead at 98... (Second column, 14th story, link) ...



Pandora is soaring after a report that it's willing to sell itself (P)

Internet-radio pioneer Pandora saw its stock soar Friday after a report from CNBC said the company was open to selling itself. CNBC reported that Pandora was "open to engaging in talks with longtime suitor SiriusXM," citing sources. Pandora...



Facebook Fake News Detector Turns Out To Be A Plugin [REPORT]

What many initially believed to be a Facebook tool for sticking labels to fake news articles in users‘ news feed turns out to be an implementation of the Chrome plugin B.S. Detector, according to TechCrunch. Previously, TechCrunch only...



Divides over food science tied to personal concerns about eating, health

Divides in public opinion over food are encapsulated by how people assess the health effects of two kinds of food: organic and genetically modified...



Mook Says Clinton Failed to Attract Young Voters

Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook acknowledged that the Clinton campaign lost the election because “younger voters, perhaps assuming that Clinton was going to win, migrated to third-party candidates in the final days of the race,”...



Minimum wage increases and earnings in low-wage jobs

Over the past three years, 18 states plus the District of Columbia have implemented minimum wage increases, joining ten other states that have raised their minimum wages at least once since the last Federal increase in 2009. This column examines the...



5 Lies You’ve Been Told About ‘Star Trek’

It’s been 50 years since Star Trek first premiered, and TV viewers boldly went where no man (or sci-fi series) had gone before. Gene Roddenberry’s classic show wasn’t just a fun and exciting look at the future of space...



Markets mixed but oil rises again (1699089)

Markets were mixed on Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.36 percent to another record high but the S&P 500 fell 0.35 percent. The STOXX Europe 600 fell 0.3 percent but the MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 0.6 percent. Oil rose again on...



GM, Ford zoom past November sales expectations

GM and Ford were buoyed by renewed economic confidence following the...



What you need to know on Wall Street right now

Welcome to Finance Insider, Business Insider's summary of the top stories of the past 24 hours. Fixed income, currencies, and commodities traders are back in the ascendancy on Wall Street. The FICC business is expected to post an increase in 2016...



The best selling products on Amazon of 2016

The best selling products on Amazon of 2016Planning out your holiday presents?Look no further. What better way to get gift inspiration than taking a peek at what other shoppers around the world are buying?Amazon has already reported exploding sales this...



Saudi Arabia Hit by Hackers From Iran?

Saudi Arabia Hit by Hackers From Iran? (Second column, 10th story, link) Related stories:UPDATE: OPEC DEAL TO CUT SUPPLIES BOOSTS OIL PRICE IN BIG U-TURN FOR RIYADH... ...



Thursday links: revived animal spirits

MarketsWhat major asset classes did in November. (capitalspectator.com)To say November was a big month for the markets would be an understatement. (bloomberg.com)StrategyCommon mistakes of momentum investors. (dualmomentum.net)Are dividend stocks (and...



Why the Ford F-150 Is Truly America’s Favorite Truck

Source: Ford When American nameplates get to a certain age, automakers usually begin to rely on a level of nostalgia to help sell them. Think of the current Camaro, Challenger, and Mustang: three modern muscle cars that will forever be compared to the...



Republicans May Delay Obamacare Replacement

Politico: “Congressional Republicans are setting up their own, self-imposed deadline to make good on their vow to replace the Affordable Care Act. With buy-in from Donald Trump’s transition team, GOP leaders on both sides of the Capitol...



Trump’s management style poses challenges in Oval Office

As president, this may prove one of Trump's major liabilities, presidential historians...



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Global Financial Markets Plunged Into Chaos As Italy Overwhelmingly Votes ‘No’

Italian voters have embraced the global trend of rejecting the established world order, but the “no” vote on Sunday has plunged global financial markets into a state of utter chaos.  The euro has already fallen to a 20 month low,...



An Assault, And Everything That Came After

Michèle is surrounded by shitty food and feckless men. She’s haughty to an extreme, nothing is up to her standard, and she unleashes a taunting superiority toward everyone and everything around her, including her rapist. In the...



10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, AMZN)

Here is what you need to know.  Stocks are at record highs. Monday marked the first day of the recent rally where the Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P 500 all closed in record territory. The gains are likely to continue early Tuesday with...



American Music Awards of 2016: Best hair and makeup

American Music Awards of 2016: Best hair and makeupThe AMA Awards were held Sunday night in Los Angeles, and as expected, the hottest stars slayed the stage. Not surprisingly, Drake stole everyone's hearts, Justin broke everyone's hearts and...



Mainstream Economics Wrecks World Economy and Now NYT Worries About Damage from Populism

The NYT ran a piece with the headline, "Trump rides a wave of populist fury that may damage global prosperity." The headline is absolutely bizarre for the simple reason that we are not seeing anything that a serious person can call "global...



‘Beauty and the Beast’: Everything We Know About the Live-Action Movie

Though Disney‘s new version of Beauty and the Beast is still several months away from release, fans are gradually starting to learn more about what to expect from the film. As with the studio’s previous live-action...



Trump Can’t Take Credit For Ford Kentucky Plant, But He Can Brag About These Market Events

From soaring prison stocks to rattled bond markets, here's what Trump can...



Morning News: November 14, 2016

Why Japan’s Economy Posted Surprisingly Strong Growth Cash Bet Could Make or Break Modi Trump Trade Stance With Mexico Could Press Gas Prices Trump’s Tax Plan U.S. Dollar Rally Finds New Life Under Trump U.S. Two-Year Yield Tops 1% as Pimco...



GM, Ford zoom past November sales expectations

GM and Ford were buoyed by renewed economic confidence following the...



VILLAIN SOROS

VILLAIN SOROS (Main headline, 2nd story, link) Related stories:RECOUNT ROAD TO NOWHERE!PENNSYLVANIA DEADLINE MISSED ...



I would have voted for him...

I would have voted for him... (Second column, 2nd story, link) Related stories:Kanye 40-minute pro-Trump rant... ...



‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’: Why 5 Movies is Too Many



BALZ: America's first independent president...

BALZ: America's first independent president... (Second column, 3rd story, link) Related stories:Trump huddling with Ari Emanuel...KISSINGER: He has no obligation to any particular group...UN SHOWDOWN...Outsiders take...



6 NFL Players With Genius IQs

When scanning the NFL, you’ll find quite a few players who are pretty smart. Whether they attended a great school for both football and academics or excelled off the field in college, some of them — the NFL players with genius...



Powell, Recent Economic Developments and Longer-Run Challenges

Speech at the The Economic Club of Indiana, Indianapolis,...



House Speaker Ryan: 'Welcome to the dawn of a new unified Republican government'

Paul Ryan says the Republican dominated government will have to go "bold" and "big" to get the country where it wants to...



Dimon Not Being Considered for Treasury

After multiple reports suggesting he was on the short list to be Treasury Secretary, a Trump transition source tells CNBC that an appointment of JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon is not going to happen. In fact, Trump “doesn’t...



Markets mixed but oil rises again (1699089)

Markets were mixed on Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.36 percent to another record high but the S&P 500 fell 0.35 percent. The STOXX Europe 600 fell 0.3 percent but the MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 0.6 percent. Oil rose again on...



Facebook Fake News Detector Turns Out To Be A Plugin [REPORT]

What many initially believed to be a Facebook tool for sticking labels to fake news articles in users‘ news feed turns out to be an implementation of the Chrome plugin B.S. Detector, according to TechCrunch. Previously, TechCrunch only...



Trump Uses a Strong Arm and Sweet Deals to Negotiate for Jobs

Economists from both ends of the political spectrum say the president-elect’s approach of berating and rewarding companies may be good political theater but ultimately...