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Bella Thorne comes out as bisexual via Twitter

Bella Thorne comes out as bisexual via TwitterBella Thorne came out as bisexual on Tuesday (Aug. 23) while answering a fan question on Twitter.SEE ALSO: Zendaya Says Kesha Is Bringing 'So Much Empowerment to Women'Speculation grew among...



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...



New battery no Tesla gamechanger: Kelley Blue Book

The new Tesla battery pack is unlikely to boost sales much, a Kelley Blue Book expert told...



Samsung Trying To Step Up Production To Meet Strong Galaxy Note 7 Demand

Samsung’s latest phablet Galaxy Note 7 has been flying off the shelves. The Korean company had already pushed back the release of Note 7 in a few countries due to better-than-expected demand. Samsung told Reuters Wednesday that pre-order...



Police: Virginia man held for stabbing shouted 'Allah akbar'

Police: Virginia man held for stabbing shouted 'Allah akbar'Aug 23 (Reuters) - A Virginia man has been charged with stabbing two people while shouting the Muslim phrase "Allah akbar," and the attack is under investigation by...



The dirty little secret of central banking

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



New York Times’s Moscow Bureau Was Targeted by Hackers

A spokeswoman for The Times said there was no evidence that any of the bureau’s internal systems were compromised in an attempted breach this...



The Return of Glass-Steagall???

The Atlantic writes: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, have included plans to reintroduce the [Glass-Steagall] bill in their economic platforms. The argument for the act is that it could have prevented (or at least dampened) the 2008 financial crisis,...



David Ignatius Seems Confused About China and Indonesia

David Ignatius used his WaPo column to express his concern that Australia will opt to align itself more closely with China at the expense of its ties with the United States. In making the argument that other regional powers may provide an offset to...



Beyoncé wore a suit to the 'Hands of Stone' premiere, so Jay-Z wore a suit to the 'Hands of Stone' premiere

Beyoncé wore a suit to the 'Hands of Stone' premiere, so Jay-Z wore a suit to the 'Hands of Stone' premiereBeyoncé and Jay-Z stepped out on Monday night, and they were totally twinning!The power...



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...



Markets higher but US stocks may be ripe for selloff (1667057)

Markets were mostly higher on Tuesday The S&P 500 rose 0.2 percent, boosted by robust housing market data, while European stocks rose 0.9 percent. "If we continue to keep getting strong economic data it will become hard for the Fed to...



Venture Capitalists are Not Hero’s … Neither are Entrepreneurs… The Code Might be the Hero

Fred Wilson has a good post up about the Venture Capital and startup ecosystem.  My favorite piece: It’s a small world. Joe Fernandez is a friend whose company ‘Klout’ I made a small angel investment in. It turned...



Drug and Device Makers Pay Thousands of Docs with Disciplinary Records

by Jessica Huseman This story was co-published with NPR's Shots blog. Pharmaceutical and medical device companies are continuing to pay doctors as promotional speakers and expert advisers even...



American-Made Electric Cars Dominate the Sales Charts

American-made electric cars like Tesla Model S and Model X dominate U.S. sales in 2016. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Americans are getting beat, they keep losing more and more, and all the good...



Fox News is a 'sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult,' ex-presenter Andrea Tantaros alleges in lawsuit

Fox News is a 'sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult,' ex-presenter Andrea Tantaros alleges in lawsuitFox News is a "sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult," former personality Andrea Tantaros has claimed in a lawsuit against...



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...



A North Carolina police officer fatally shot Daniel Harris, a deaf and mute man

A North Carolina police officer fatally shot Daniel Harris, a deaf and mute manNorth Carolina state trooper Jermaine Saunders fatally shot 29-year-old Daniel Harris, a deaf and mute man, on Thursday night after reportedly attempting to pull him over for...



Jimmy Carter: I thought I had 'two or three weeks to live' after cancer diagnosis

Jimmy Carter: I thought I had 'two or three weeks to live' after cancer diagnosisFormer President Jimmy Carter said Monday that he put on "a false, optimistic face" for months after he was diagnosed with skin cancer, telling...



Rio 2016: 1.5 Billion Facebook Interactions; 916 Million on Instagram

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games spurred 1.5 billion interactions from 277 million unique users on Facebook and 916 million interactions from 131 million Instagram users from Aug. 5 through 21. Facebook said in an email to SocialTimes that the five...



Crunch Report | Kobe Bryant gets into the VC game

Linux is about to celebrate its 25th birthday, Apple has acquired Gliimpse, Media.net was acquired for $900 million, Kobe Bryant is starting a $100 million fund with Jeff Stibel, and Android Nougat is finally out of beta. All this on Crunch Report. Read...



FBI uncovered thousands more docs in probe...

FBI uncovered thousands more docs in probe...(First column, 4th story, link)Related stories:SUMMER FINALE: HILLARY MYSTERY FUNDRAISERS...Wary Eye on 'Conspiracy Theories'...Army Brief Lists Clinton As Insider Threat?OVERSIGHT CHAIR: So...



Giuliani Stokes Theory That Clinton Is Sick

Rudy Giuliani said the media “fails to point out several signs” of Hillary Clinton’s “illness” adding that “all you gotta do is go online,” Politico reports. Said Giuliani:...



Wary Eye on 'Conspiracy Theories'...

Wary Eye on 'Conspiracy Theories'...(First column, 2nd story, link)Related stories:SUMMER FINALE: HILLARY MYSTERY FUNDRAISERS...Army Brief Lists Clinton As Insider Threat?FBI uncovered thousands more docs in probe...OVERSIGHT CHAIR: So...



The Spillover Effect

The New York Times has a piece today about how bay area tech companies are giving the Phoenix Arizona economy a boost. I think this is a trend we are just seeing the start of. A big theme of board meetings I’ve been in over the past year is the...



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5 Trucks That Can Start Having Problems at 100,000 Miles

Source: Ford A generation ago, logging 100,000 on a car or truck meant that it wasn’t much longer for this world. Electronics and suspension components would wear out first. Then gaskets and other rubber bits. And if you lived somewhere where...



The Joker: Who Best Portrayed the Iconic Batman Villain?

Of all the villains featured in the DC universe, none have seen anything near the evolution of The Joker. Beginning as a slapstick character known for hair-brained schemes, the character has since evolved into something else entirely, becoming the...

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‘This Time I Mean It': Michael Phelps Announces Retirement, Again           ...

After breaking nearly every Olympic record imaginable—including tying a 2,000-year-old medal record set by an ancient Greek—swimming legend Michael Phelps announced Monday that he’s done with the Olympic Games for good. But will he...



Robert Samuelson and the Second Great Depression Crap

Hey folks, I saved you all from a Martian invasion, you really should be thankful. And Robert Samuelson says we were saved from a second Great Depression by the actions of the Federal Reserve Board. Yes, both claims are lies, but Samuelson's lie is...



Stocks flat, investors showing neither optimism nor fear (1662392)

Stock markets were mostly flat on Monday. The S&P 500 fell 0.1 percent and the STOXX Europe 600 rose 0.1 percent. Asian stocks showed substantial gains earlier in the day though. The Nikkei 225 in particular soared 2.4 percent. While US stocks pulled...



Links for 08-01-16

Time to ditch Rawls? - Branko Milanovic The Republican Bankruptcy Illusion - Simon Johnson Brexit Beckons: Thinking ahead by leading economists - VoxEU The Economic Outlook and Implications for Monetary Policy - William Dudley The Economic...



NBA: 5 Players in the Western Conference Who Must Step Up in 2016

The NBA is filled with its fair share of superstars. After an offseason filled with free agency moves that likely made your head spin, new faces have found new homes, and many players sit in great spots looking toward the 2016–17...



Beyoncé wore a suit to the 'Hands of Stone' premiere, so Jay-Z wore a suit to the 'Hands of Stone' premiere

Beyoncé wore a suit to the 'Hands of Stone' premiere, so Jay-Z wore a suit to the 'Hands of Stone' premiereBeyoncé and Jay-Z stepped out on Monday night, and they were totally twinning!The power...



The Go-Along Republicans

Wall Street Journal: “Mr. Ryan is doing his personal reputation and his party’s fortunes no favors with these evasions. The central issue in this election isn’t Mr. Trump’s ideas, such as they are. It’s...



Marc Faber Issues A Stunning Warning That A Gigantic 50 Percent Stock Market Crash Could Be Coming

Are we about to witness one of the largest stock market crashes in U.S. history?  Swiss investor Marc Faber is the publisher of the “Gloom, Boom & Doom Report”, and he has been a regular guest on CNBC for years.  And...



2017 Will Be a Huge Year for New Cars

Source: Lincoln It used to be that cars got a big refresh every year. Looking over the cars of the past, there were worlds of difference between a ’55 and ’56 Chevy, or a ’65 and ’66 GTO. But somewhere along the line, automakers...



Facebook, Instagram Team Up With IOC, Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, Official Broadcasters

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are well underway, but Facebook and Instagram are still hard at work gaining access to more content. The social network announced a collaboration with the International Olympic Committee, the Rio 2016 Organizing...



‘The Big Bang Theory’ Season 10: What We Know So Far

The Big Bang Theory’s Season 9 finale ended with a surprising cliffhanger, but fans don’t have to wait to find out what’s in store for next season. Showrunner Steven Molaro has already begun dropping hints as to...



Bad News for Obamacare: Aetna Pulls Back

Here's some bad news for Obamacare: Aetna is dropping Obamacare insurance in 69% of the counties and 11 of 15 states where it currently offers plans....The insurer blamed heavy losses for the move. In doing so, the company suggested that too...



Trump’s Up 3! Clinton’s Up 9!

You sort of know there is a convention bounce that you should sort of ignore, but why? What’s actually in a polling bump? The recent Republican National Convention featured conflict and controversy and one very dark acceptance...



Buy Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stock Until It Hits $125: Trader

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock pulled back a bit on Wednesday after climbing on Monday and most of Tuesday following the news last week that Warren Buffett had added to his stake in the iPhone maker. It seems the stock has found support above $100...



The US auto industry is showing a promising sign no one is talking about (F, GM, FCAU)

The major automakers reported US sales on Tuesday, and most missed on expectations.  This has led to a predictable round of lamentations about the condition of the US car market, which for several years now has been on a tear and can rightly be...