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The Legend of the President's First Hundred Days

Franklin D. Roosevelt invented the idea of an activist sprint from the start of a presidency, and many successors have followed his example. Will Donald Trump make his own early...



The curse of not following Econ 101: flawed, deficient and misguided thinking about the minimum wage

Writing in The Atlantic, law professor James Kwak makes a very ill-advised case for ignoring economic theory, logic, laws and reasoning and supporting higher government-mandated minimum wages for unskilled workers in an essay (“The Curse of...



Apple (AAPL) Back on the 52-Week High List

Each day with our Morning Lineup, we include charts of each stock in the Russell 1000 hitting 52-week highs and lows in the prior day’s session.  Back on Monday, one stock showed up on the list of new highs that hasn’t been on the list...



5 Future Electric Vehicles That Will Change the Auto Landscape

The star of the current generation of EVs is the Tesla Model S. | Source: Tesla Afters years of rumors about the next generation of electric cars, we finally have some real vehicles on the docket. Breakthroughs in technology,...



Man Paid DMV With 298,745 Pennies In Pettiest Revenge Scheme Ever

The DMV has driven one man to do something extraordinary. On Dec. 11, Nick Stafford pushed five wheel barrels full of loose coins into Department of Motor Vehicles in Lebanon, Virginia, according to a statement he made on his company’s...



WhatsApp: That 'backdoor' in our encryption is actually a feature

Neither WhatsApp nor The Guardian are having a good day. The UK-based newspaper published a scathing exclusive report early Friday morning, purporting to reveal disturbing news about the encryption used by WhatsApp's, the Facebook-owned messaging...



7 Tender Meatloaf Recipes for Your Comfort Food Cravings

While most of us think of meatloaf as an American classic from the 1950s, variations on the theme have been around for centuries. According to The Atlantic, a Roman dish consisting of chopped meat, spices, and wine-drenched bread was among a...



NFL: Who Vegas Is Now Picking to Win Super Bowl 51

Von Miller and the Denver Broncos are Super Bowl champions | Patrick Smith/Getty Images It feels like only yesterday Peyton Manning rode off into the sunset after leading the Denver Broncos to a victory in Super Bowl 50. Yet, in reality, a lot...



Our Big Mac index of global currencies reflects the dollar’s strength

IT IS perhaps not surprising that the worst-performing major currency in the world this year is the Turkish lira. Many emerging-market currencies have taken a battering since the election in November of Donald Trump raised expectations of faster monetary...



Twitter, PBS NewsHour to Livestream Inauguration of Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump’s favorite social media platform will livestream his inauguration, in partnership with PBS NewsHour. The livestream will begin at 11 a.m. ET Friday, Jan. 20, and it can be viewed via Twitter’s applications...



The Brett Favre Club: 15 Athletes Who Couldn’t Stay Retired

Former NFL quarterback had a difficult time walking away from the game of football | Joe Robbins/Getty Images For most professional athletes, walking away from the sport they have played for most of their lives can be an extremely difficult thing to do....



Trump Before Trump

Understanding the political success of US President-elect Donald Trump is not easy, and there have been many glib comparisons with earlier populist US politicians, from Huey Long to George Wallace. But the most revealing comparison may be with an...



What Apple’s rumored original TV shows mean for Apple Music

We already knew Apple had plans to make original TV shows, like a reality series about app developers, a concept from Dr. Dre, and full-length episodes of James Corden’s popular “Carpool Karaoke” segment, but it turns out these...



EPA: Fiat Chrysler Used Emissions-Cheating Software

The Environmental Protection Agency has accused Fiat Chrysler of diesel-emissions violations, saying the auto maker allegedly used software on recent diesel-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Ram...



86% of U.S. Adults Aged 18-29 Are Social Media Users (Report)

69 percent of U.S. adults are now social media users, according to the latest data from Pew Research Center. Pew found that 86 percent of those aged 18 through 29 are social media users, while that number slips to 80 percent for 30 through 49, 64...



Home Ownership: The One Obstacle Many Home Buyers Face

Home down payment | Christopher Furlong/Getty Images What is your top financial goal in the next couple of years? Is it buying a new car? Paying for your child’s college education? Many people dream of owning a home and living the American...



10 Things You Might Not Know About ‘Game of Thrones’

Game of Thrones isn’t just one of the most well-known series on television — it’s one of the most revolutionary TV shows ever made. Since 2011, the epic fantasy about the battle for power in Westeros has completely captivated both fans...



Facebook's mysterious hardware division is working on tech to read brain waves that could let users send thoughts to each other (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg's dream of gadgets that let humans read each other's thoughts and communicate with brain waves may be moving closer to reality. A secretive new research division that Facebook...



US tariffs are an arbitrary and regressive tax

Tariffs – taxes on imported goods – likely impose a heavier burden on lower-income households, as these households generally spend more on traded goods as a share of expenditure/income and because of the higher level of tariffs placed on some...



Why Are Wal-Mart And Boeing Laying Off Workers If The U.S. Economy Is In Good Shape?

The stock market has been on quite a roll in recent weeks, but signs of trouble continue to plague the real economy.  Earlier this week, I talked about the “retail apocalypse” that is sweeping America.  Major retail chains...



Why Marvel’s Phase 4 Movies Might Surprise Fans

We’re almost a decade into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and Phase 3 is already in full swing. The latest chapter in the saga kicked off with Captain America: Civil War earlier this year, followed months later by Doctor...



Donald Trump and his Homeland Security secretary may not always see eye to eye

Donald Trump and his Homeland Security secretary may not always see eye to eyeDespite the acrimony around many of President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet selections, the confirmation hearing for one of them, Homeland Security Secretary candidate Gen....



Moscow calls explosive Trump allegations 'pulp fiction'

Russia denied unverified reports Wednesday that it has compromising information about Donald Trump, dismissing the claims as a "total...



Many US police officers say their jobs have gotten harder

Many US police officers say their jobs have gotten harderMany police officers in the U.S. say their jobs have gotten more difficult.And they say recent high-profile shootings by and against officers are largely why.According to new numbers from the Pew...



Understudied conflicts of interest in American government

Roger Barris emails me: I am not sure that this is a suitable subject for a blog post, probably more a project for an aspiring PhD student, but with all the discussion of conflicts of interest in the Trump cabinet, it strikes me that the most...



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China Is Now The De Facto Leader Of Globalization

President Xi Jinping’s appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, the first by a Chinese president, comes at both an auspicious and inauspicious moment.  It is an auspicious moment because U.S. President-elect Donald...



6 Fun Finger Foods Your Kids Will Love

Tired of telling your kids not to play with their food? Switch things up for a change and give them permission to play with these fun finger foods. Pizza wheels, traffic light fruit skewers, and sweet potato tater tots are just a few...



Ford canceling plans for $1.6 billion plant in Mexico, investing $700 million in Michigan expansion instead

A high level source within Ford stressed Trump had nothing to do with their decision to expand production, NBC News...



The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Offers Off-Roading Fit for Royalty

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is designed to bridge a gap between luxury SUV life and extreme off-road prowess | Micah Wright/Autos Cheat Sheet If we were going to sum up the Trailhawk trim of the Jeep Grand Cherokee in a slogan, it would...



NBA: Remembering the 1996-97 Spurs and How They Built a Dynasty

San Antonio Spurs’ David Robinson tries to maneuver around Atlanta Hawks’ Todd Mundt. | Doug Collier/AFP/Getty Images You could have been forgiven for thinking that this game would have been an entirely forgettable March matchup, particularly...



Watch Megyn Kelly's emotional Fox News farewell: 'This was a tough decision' (Video)

Watch Megyn Kelly's emotional Fox News farewell: 'This was a tough decision' (Video)To close out her first show after announcing that she is departing Fox News for NBC News, Megyn Kelly had a very special message for her...



WhatsApp: That 'backdoor' in our encryption is actually a feature

Neither WhatsApp nor The Guardian are having a good day. The UK-based newspaper published a scathing exclusive report early Friday morning, purporting to reveal disturbing news about the encryption used by WhatsApp's, the Facebook-owned messaging...



NFL: Who Vegas Is Now Picking to Win Super Bowl 51

Von Miller and the Denver Broncos are Super Bowl champions | Patrick Smith/Getty Images It feels like only yesterday Peyton Manning rode off into the sunset after leading the Denver Broncos to a victory in Super Bowl 50. Yet, in reality, a lot...



Twitter, PBS NewsHour to Livestream Inauguration of Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump’s favorite social media platform will livestream his inauguration, in partnership with PBS NewsHour. The livestream will begin at 11 a.m. ET Friday, Jan. 20, and it can be viewed via Twitter’s applications...



‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’: Why Rey Will Be a Skywalker

Spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Luke Skywalker | Lucasfilm Star Wars fans probably walked out of the theater from The Force Awakens with a couple of thoughts swirling in their heads. In addition to their general awe (or...