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10 Most Dangerous States For Pedestrians

This article was originally published on 24/7 Wall St. Once introduced, cars quickly became part of America’s culture — but with the automobile also came driver, passenger, and pedestrian traffic fatalities. Per capita traffic...



Cell Phones and Brain Cancer: A Mother Jones Symposium

From Mother Jones this morning: It's the moment we've all been dreading. Initial findings from a massive federal study, released on Thursday, suggest that radio-frequency (RF) radiation, the type emitted by cellphones, can cause cancer. I...



Vince Foster was my brother. Donald Trump should be ashamed.

I can’t let his irresponsible revival of a conspiracy theory pass without...



Fed Watch: Powell, Data

Tim Duy: Powell, Data, by Tim Duy: Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell kept the prospects for a near-term rate hike alive and well in a speech today: For the near term, my baseline expectation is that our economy will continue on its path of growth...



It’s official: We now get most of our news from social media

The scale is tipping from traditional media to social media as a source for news. That’s the conclusion reached in a new study published on Thursday by Pew Research Center Pew surveyed over 4,600 people who told them that they’re...



“I don’t know” hits a 26-year high

Nobody knows what to do right now. Peter Boockvar notes that “I don’t know” sentiment just hit a 26-year high in the latest polls… Following the II data seen yesterday which saw about a 5 pt drop in Bulls which was...



RNC IN AGE OF TRUMP...

RNC IN AGE OF TRUMP...(Second column, 5th story, link)Related stories:Reaganomics Band Back Together...Trump Reaches Magic Number to Clinch Nomination... ...



Exxon shareholders OK measure that could put climate expert on board

DALLAS/SAN RAMON, Calif. (Reuters) - Voters at Exxon Mobil Corp's annual meeting on Wednesday approved a measure to let minority shareholders nominate outsiders for seats on the company's board, meaning a climate activist could eventually...



Peter Thiel is the one behind Hulk Hogan's Gawker lawsuit

Confirming rumors that had grown over the past few days, Paypal cofounder Peter Thiel admitted to the New York Times that he is financing Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media. Its Gawker blog published an article in 2007 titled...



Another Robots Are Coming Story

The Washington Post has an article telling readers that a former McDonald's CEO is warning that a $15 minimum wage will lead to widespread use of robots at fast food restaurants. The piece goes on to warn about the danger that robots pose to jobs...



Gross Jobs! 7 of the Most Disgusting Careers

A butcher in France processes a pig | Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images Mike Rowe can teach you everything you want to know about dirty jobs, but some career paths take a turn down alleys so disgusting even he would have a hard time stomaching them. There...



Stocks Extend Rally, Buoyed by Oil

U.S. stocks marched higher, driven by gains in energy and financial shares. The move higher has come as oil prices approach $50 a barrel and investors appear more comfortable with the prospect of higher interest rates as early as this...



48% of Americans saving for retirement are pretty sure they have no idea what they're doing

The US has a retirement problem.  In the Federal Reserve's 2015 report on US household economic well-being, about half of respondents who said they were working towards saving for retirement were less...



‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’: 8 Questions the Movie Didn’t Answer

Spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Force Awakens! At long last, Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters, shattering every box office record imaginable over the course of its opening weekend, as noted by Box Office Mojo. It was a decade-long...



These Two Links Don’t Sit Easily Together

This morning, two different people sent me these two links: What the hell is going on? What the hell is going on? To answer Tyler’s question at the end of (1), I think we are going to find...



Morgan Stanley has to pay two former professional athletes over $800,000

FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors. Morgan Stanley has to pay two former professional athletes over $800,000 (FA Magazine) The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority...



Contrary to What You Read in the WaPo, Financial Transactions Taxes Will Save Most Investors Money

In an article that reports on plans by a new coalition to challenge the financial industry, the Washington Post implied that the financial transaction tax (FTT) supported by the coalition would hurt ordinary investors. The piece told readers: "The...



US and European stocks jump (1639583)

Stocks in the US and Europe rose sharply on Tuesday. The S&P 500 jumped 1.4 percent and the STOXX Europe 600 surged 2.2 percent. "Some of the economic news that's come out has been fairly nice," said Tom Carter, managing director at...



2.9 cheers for new home sales!

 - by New Deal democratAs you probably already know, April new home sales blew out to the upside, making a new 8 year high at 619,000 annualized.  *If this holds up,* it is very important positive economic news, since new home sales...



A historic number of millennials are living with their parents

Millennials are staying at home. According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, millennial men are more likely to live with their parents than with a spouse or partner, with 35% staying with mom and dad, and just 28% living with a...



Economic Scene: We’ve Seen the Trump Phenomenon Before

Discontent bred of globalization and economic devastation has precedent in history. Such dynamics preceded both world...



Trump Embraces the Fringe

Michael Gersen: “As a leader, Trump has succeeded by appealing to stereotypes and ugly hatreds that most American leaders have struggled to repress and contain, His political universe consists of deceptive experts, of scheming, of criminal...



The Clinton Crash of May 2016

The Iowa Electronic Markets (IEM) is a platform that allows people to wager real money on the outcome of various political elections.  Instead of simply asking people their views using a poll, the IEM tracks where people are actually putting their...



FBI INVESTIGATING TERRY MCAULIFFE...

FBI INVESTIGATING TERRY MCAULIFFE...(Third column, 3rd story, link)Related stories:Records show more than 100 donors contributed to both Clinton foundation and McAuliffe campaign... ...



Facebook to Highlight Moments in Archived Facebook Live Videos With Most Engagement

Facebook users watching archived Facebook Live videos may soon have a way to skip to the “highlights.” Josh Constine of TechCrunch reported that the social network is preparing a visualized timeline displaying the points during...



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Dueling Nowcasts

Jim Hamilton: Dueling nowcasts: The second quarter of 2016 is now more than half over, but we won’t receive the first reading on 2016:Q2 GDP from the BEA until the end of July. A forecast of something that is happening right now is sometimes...



DC Comics: 5 Greatest Superheroes of All Time

DC Comics is home to a countless array of heroes and villains, including many of the most iconic characters to ever grace the comic book page. However, even within that vast universe of mythic figures, a few heroes have managed to soar above the rest,...



In Sweden, an Experiment Turns Shorter Workdays Into Bigger Gains

A trial in the city of Gothenburg mandates a six-hour day and is testing whether it can reduce absenteeism and increase...



10 Most Dangerous States For Pedestrians

This article was originally published on 24/7 Wall St. Once introduced, cars quickly became part of America’s culture — but with the automobile also came driver, passenger, and pedestrian traffic fatalities. Per capita traffic...



U.S. auto sales back on track in April

U.S. auto sales rose 4% in April, matching analyst...



Motorola's legendary RAZR flip phone is making a comeback

The year was 2004, and Motorola had just announced what was then an insanely thin flip phone, the RAZR V3. It was -- and still is -- a head-turner, and eventually over 130 million units were sold in total. Such were the glorious days of Motorola....



Sour Milk Money: Insider Trading Charges for Former Dean Foods’ Chairman; Golfer Phil Mickelson to Pay Back Over $1 Million

A lengthy investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has led to criminal insider trading charges being brought against former Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) Chairman Thomas Davis and professional sports bettor and Chairman and CEO of The...



RNC IN AGE OF TRUMP...

RNC IN AGE OF TRUMP...(Second column, 5th story, link)Related stories:Reaganomics Band Back Together...Trump Reaches Magic Number to Clinch Nomination... ...



Obama’s elusive promise to deliver 1 million new manufacturing jobs

The United States would need to create 74,000 factory jobs a month to reach that...



Adelson Will Give Big to Trump

“The casino magnate Sheldon Adelson told Donald Trump in a private meeting last week that he was willing to contribute more to help elect him than he has to any previous campaign, a sum that could exceed $100 million,” the New York...



Exxon shareholders OK measure that could put climate expert on board

DALLAS/SAN RAMON, Calif. (Reuters) - Voters at Exxon Mobil Corp's annual meeting on Wednesday approved a measure to let minority shareholders nominate outsiders for seats on the company's board, meaning a climate activist could eventually...



April NFP = +160,000

The government said that the economy created 160,000 net new jobs last month. That was below expectations of 200,000. Revisions sliced off 19,000 from the numbers for February and March. The unemployment rate stayed at 5%. While a downshift, the...



Philadelphia 76ers First NBA Team With Jersey Deal, But Last in Digital Content Engagement

The Philadelphia 76ers became the first National Basketball Association team to sell ads on their jerseys, but in terms of digital content engagement, could StubHub have made a better choice? The Sixers won the NBA Draft Lottery Tuesday night,...



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“I don’t know” hits a 26-year high

Nobody knows what to do right now. Peter Boockvar notes that “I don’t know” sentiment just hit a 26-year high in the latest polls… Following the II data seen yesterday which saw about a 5 pt drop in Bulls which was...



Global Stocks Start Week Subdued

Global stocks struggled for direction as investors waited for further clues on the timing of U.S. interest rate...