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FBI Interviews Top Clinton Aides

“Some of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides, including her longtime adviser Huma Abedin, have provided interviews to federal investigators, as the FBI probe into the security of her private email server nears completion,” U.S....



Jobless claims post largest rise in more than year...

Jobless claims post largest rise in more than year...(Third column, 3rd story, link) ...



GM, Lyft to Test Self-Driving Electric Taxis

GM and Lyft will begin testing self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric taxis on public roads within a year, as the companies seek to fight off Silicon Valley giants amid a reshaping auto...



A Disaster for Republicans

The Economist: “During its 160-year history, the Republican Party has abolished slavery, provided the votes in Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act and helped bring the cold war to a close. The next six months will not be so glorious. After...



U.S. job market at a crossroads?

The U.S. job market seems to be at a crossroads: just as wage inflation starts to show some signs of life, jobs growth has lost a bit of momentum. It is hard to tell, though, whether this is just a normal slowdown late in the business cycle or the...



Siri's creators say they've made something better that will take care of everything for you

The iPhone changed the world. This might change it...



Market monetarism is on the march

Cardiff Garcia quotes from a recent report by James Sweeney at Credit Suisse: Many commentators point to high debt levels as a major driver of the [2008] crisis. However, high debt levels signal vulnerability, not imminent crisis. Crisis occurs when...



How ‘Data Journalists’ Have Screwed Up This Year

New York Times: “You can continue to blame all the wrong calls this year on new challenges in telephone polling when so many Americans — especially the young — do not have landlines and are therefore hard to track down. Or you can...



Dog in life vest rescued after spending hours adrift at sea...

Dog in life vest rescued after spending hours adrift at sea...(Second column, 24th story, link) ...



The 2016 Crash of U.S. Imports from China

If you were paying attention to the news yesterday, you probably heard that the United States' trade deficit with the rest of the world hit was the smallest it has been in several years. Which is being presented as a positive for the U.S. economy. ...



Medical Errors Are Now The Third Biggest Killer of Americans

It turns out health care providers are as susceptible to mistakes as everyone else. A new study, published in the BMJ on Tuesday, found “medical errors” in hospitals and similar facilities to be the third leading cause of death in...



Here’s the List of U.S. Stores Aeropostale Plans to Close

Aeropostale is seeking the “prompt closure” of 154 locations following the teen retailer’s chapter 11 filing Wednesday, about one-fifth of its store base. The company hopes to reorganize in bankruptcy after a string of losses and a...



WIRE: APPLE Plans Sweeping Changes to Streaming Music Service...

WIRE: APPLE Plans Sweeping Changes to Streaming Music Service...(Third column, 8th story, link) ...



Odds for a Trump presidency: Analyst

Hillary Clinton is expected to win the presidency, but nobody should count out Donald Trump, says Greg...



Trump Would Need to Dramatically Alter Map to Win

Wall Street Journal: “So to triumph, Mr. Trump will have to alter the electoral map in historically dramatic ways. He will have to wrest away not just a few states—like Colorado, Virginia, Nevada or New Mexico—that went with Mr....



Pressured by newer entrants like H&M and Forever 21, Aeropostale files for bankruptcy protection



A template for future news stories about scientific breakthroughs

Yesterday, in the context of a post about news media puffery of the latest three-headed monstrosity to come out of PPNAS, I promised you a solution. I wrote: OK, fine, you might say. But what’s a reporter to do? They can’t always call...



China’s Steel Makers Undercut Rivals as Economy Slows

The steel industry is at the heart of a debate about the world economy that could be intensified by a looming change in global trade...



The Revenge of the Minivan

Rebecca Cook / Reuters Last year, the American auto industry sold a record-setting 17.5 million vehicles. This year, the industry is on pace to...



Patents and Copyrights are Trade Barriers

Eduardo Porter used his weekly column to chronicle Brazil's economic course over the last two decades. He argues that many of its current problems are due to excessive government involvement in the economy in imposing price controls and trade...



Grierson & Leitch Episode 15: Captain America: Civil War, Keanu, and a Summer Movie Preview

Marvel superheroes abound on this week’s episode of the podcast. Film critics Tim Grierson and Will Leitch take on Captain America: Civil War, starring Chris Evans as the eponymous captain, alongside a host of other superhero frenemies, from Black...



No one noticed a student's exposed yearbook photo genitals until it was published

Hunter Osborn, 19, is facing 69 counts of indecent exposure after an ill-fated yearbook prank. According to local news station KHPO, the Arizona student, who attended Red Mountain High School, exposed his genitals in his high school's varsity...



PPNAS: How does it happen? And happen? And happen? And happen?

In the comment thread to today’s post on journalists who take PPNAS papers at face value, Mark asked, in response to various flaws pointed out in one of these papers: How can the authors (and the reviewers and the editor) not be aware of...



Markets fall except in China (1632802)

Markets fell on Tuesday. The S&P 500 fell 0.9 percent as US crude oil plunged 2.5 percent. Elsewhere, the STOXX Europe 600 fell 1.7 percent and the Hang Seng Index plunged 1.9 percent. "Our clients are very edgy, they're nervous,"...



Desert Party for Tech Elite...

Desert Party for Tech Elite...(Second column, 8th story, link) ...



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Here’s the List of U.S. Stores Aeropostale Plans to Close

Aeropostale is seeking the “prompt closure” of 154 locations following the teen retailer’s chapter 11 filing Wednesday, about one-fifth of its store base. The company hopes to reorganize in bankruptcy after a string of losses and a...



Jobless claims post largest rise in more than year...

Jobless claims post largest rise in more than year...(Third column, 3rd story, link) ...



Siri's creators say they've made something better that will take care of everything for you

The iPhone changed the world. This might change it...



Sunday Night Futures

From Professor Jim Hamilton at Econbrowser: Why no economic boost from lower oil prices?Many analysts had anticipated that a dramatic drop in oil prices such as we’ve seen since the summer of 2014 could provide a big stimulus to the economy of a...



The Smaller the Better in 2016

A common theme you’ve probably heard recently is that breadth has been strong during the rally off the market’s 2016 lows on 2/11.  Small and mid-cap stocks have contributed just as much as large-cap names, which is a healthy...



Market monetarism is on the march

Cardiff Garcia quotes from a recent report by James Sweeney at Credit Suisse: Many commentators point to high debt levels as a major driver of the [2008] crisis. However, high debt levels signal vulnerability, not imminent crisis. Crisis occurs when...



The EU Grew at a 2.4 Percent Annual Rate in the First Quarter

My guess is that many people reading this NYT article on Europe's GDP growth will think that its 0.6 percent rate was only slighly better than the anemic 0.5 percent rate the U.S. had just reported for the first quarter. Actually, it is a lot...



SUNE SETS: SunEdison Files For Bankruptcy

DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD John's latest update on graft, corruption and waste in the energy sector. --- SUN EDISON FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY SunEdison SUNE, +0.83\% said Thursday that it filed for bankruptcy protection, a move that has been expected by...



How Trump Killed Reaganism

There have been three GOP revolutions since World War II. No telling what’s...



The Revenge of the Minivan

Rebecca Cook / Reuters Last year, the American auto industry sold a record-setting 17.5 million vehicles. This year, the industry is on pace to...



Dog in life vest rescued after spending hours adrift at sea...

Dog in life vest rescued after spending hours adrift at sea...(Second column, 24th story, link) ...



Markets fall except in China (1632802)

Markets fell on Tuesday. The S&P 500 fell 0.9 percent as US crude oil plunged 2.5 percent. Elsewhere, the STOXX Europe 600 fell 1.7 percent and the Hang Seng Index plunged 1.9 percent. "Our clients are very edgy, they're nervous,"...