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6 of the Best Sci-Fi Shows on TV Today

Orphan Black | BBC Over the last couple years, science-fiction has taken off as one of the most in-demand genres in all of film and television. Both studios and networks have doubled down on sci-fi, bringing it to life in its many potential forms....



What has happened down here is the winds have changed

Someone sent me this article by psychology professor Susan Fiske, scheduled to appear in the APS Observer, a magazine of the Association for Psychological Science. The article made me a little bit sad, and I was inclined to just keep my response short...



Australian Inventor Brings Burgers And Dogs Together Beneath The Same Bun 

There’s a uniquely American form anxiety that crops up at bar-b-ques when the person grilling asks: “Hot dog or hamburger?” Because there’s probably some law in the Constitution that says you can’t have...



Fox’s Pitch Is Not Pure Fiction

In the opening scenes of Fox’s new high-concept sports drama, Pitch, commentators repeatedly compare Ginny Baker, a young, black pitching phenom played by Kylie Bunbury, to Jackie Robinson. She’s the first woman to join a Major League...



LIVE: Janet Yellen speaks

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is holding her press conference following the two-day policy meeting in Washington.  The Fed's statement, released earlier on Wednesday, showed that it kept rates unchanged, and thought that the case for a...



Fed Votes 7-3 to Keep Rates on Hold

Several Fed presidents wanted a rate hike, but the Board stayed united: Press Release, Release Date: September 21, 2016, For release at 2:00 p.m. EDT: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in July indicates that the labor...



Markets rise as BoJ and Fed maintain easy monetary policies (1677516)

Markets rallied on Wednesday. The S&P 500 rose 1.1 percent, the STOXX Europe 600 rose 0.4 percent and the Nikkei 225 jumped 1.9 percent. US crude jumped 2.9 percent. The US 10-year Treasury yield fell to 1.668 percent from 1.687 percent on Tuesday....



Most Loved and Hated Stocks in the Russell 3,000



iPhone 7 is more expensive to make

Apple is spending more to manufacture its iPhone 7 smartphone than predecessor iPhone...



‘Game of Thrones’: 5 Spoilers for Season 7

If you consider yourself a tried-and-true Game of Thrones fan, then chances are you started counting down the hours until Season 7 as soon as the credits started rolling on Season 6. It’s okay, you’re not alone — fans all...



13 of the Biggest Letdowns in Video Game History

People get hyped about video games, and for good reason. High-profile games are big productions with enormous marketing budgets meant to get gamers pumped up for launch day. But sometimes the finished product doesn’t live up to expectations....



Liberals Have Failed to Teach Millennials About the Horror of George W. Bush

Having established definitively that Baby Boomers are the worst generation of all, most responsible by far for the fact that Donald Trump currently has a 43.7 percent chance of becoming president, let’s turn to the question of what role millennials...



Getting a Tattoo? These Are The Most Painful Spots

These tattoo spots are the most painful | Source: iStock Getting a tattoo is a huge decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly, considering they’re fairly permanent. Getting one can also be painful. Though some portions of the body...



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Chart of the Day: For the 7th Straight Year, Illegal Immigration Remains a Non-Crisis

Here's the latest from Pew: The U.S. unauthorized immigrant population — 11.1 million in 2014 — has stabilized since the end of the Great Recession, as the number from Mexico declined but the total from other regions of the...



4 MLB Playoff Matchups We Want to See

Just a few weeks remain before the Major League Baseball playoffs begin, with most teams having around 25 games remaining on the schedule. The playoff picture isn’t completely clear yet, but we can already get a sense of where things may...



Morning News: September 21, 2016

OECD Sees Growth Flounder as ‘Globalization Stalls’ BOJ Shifts Policy Framework to Targeting Japan’s Yield Curve These Fed Speeches and Data Killed September Rate Hike Expectations Wells Fargo’s Incentives Go Awry VW Faces...



Wells Fargo and the Slippery Slope of Sales Incentives

In early September Wells Fargo agreed to pay a $185 million fine and return $5 million in fees wrongly charged to customers. The settlement stems from the bank’s employees allegedly opening more than 2 million bank and credit card...



George Soros To Invest $500 Million In Helping Refugees, Migrants

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Billionaire investor George Soros said in an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal that he would invest $500 million to meet the needs of migrants and refugees. The investment comes in response to the Obama...



Ahmad Rahami, suspect in NY and NJ bombings, charged with attempted murder

Ahmad Rahami, suspect in NY and NJ bombings, charged with attempted murderThe desperate search for a 28-year-old man wanted in connection with a series of blasts that terrorized New York and New Jersey over the last three days ended Monday in a gun...



It’s a First Step

John Stumpf, the CEO of Wells Fargo (WFC), will testify before Congress tomorrow. His plan is be very contrite. That’s a good first move. Another good move would be to resign: The chief executive of Wells Fargo, John G. Stumpf, will say in...



The Bank For International Settlements Warns That A Major Debt Meltdown In China Is Imminent

The pinnacle of the global financial system is warning that conditions are right for a “full-blown banking crisis” in China.  Since the last financial crisis, there has been a credit boom in China that is really unprecedented in...



Chinese stocks rise but surge in credit and house prices reminds of Japanese bubble (1676823)

Markets were mixed on Monday. The S&P 500 was little changed but the STOXX Europe 600 rose 1.0 percent and the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.8 percent. China's stock market rose despite a report from the Bank for International Settlements that...



Trump shatters records with small donors...

Trump shatters records with small donors...(Second column, 4th story, link)Related stories:NYT: Crucial Details Omitted, Discordant Accounts On Hillary Health...WASH POST LEAD MONDAY: Losing Hispanics...CBSNEWS: BATTLEGROUNDS ALL TIED UP...Fifty days...



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Yahoo waited nearly two months to tell Verizon about the massive breach of 500 million users

Yahoo waited nearly two months to notify Verizon it had been breached in a massive hack, despite having known at least 200 million of its user credentials were being sold on a dark web marketplace since August. On Thursday, Yahoo confirmed the...



‘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...



Aerie's Photoshop-free campaign uses real women as models

Aerie's Photoshop-free campaign uses real women as modelsAerie is proving that there's not only virtue in being body positive -- but profit too. It is the underwear and lingerie line of American Eagle. Its "Aerie Real"...



Thursday afternoon links

1. Chart of the Day (above). Just out today from the Census Bureau, its monthly retail sales report showed that for the 17th straight month starting in April 2015, and by the widest margin ever ($2.8 billion), US consumers spent more eating out ($55.3...



Bruce Springsteen Opens Up About Depression In His New Memoir 

At the age of 66, Bruce Springsteen is still touring the world and giving his audience epic sets that last up to four hours. He’s an artist whose greasy-fingered vignettes of blue-collar Americana are performed with enough soul to touch the lives...



The Myth Of Political Consultants

Political consultants have sex in the shower with their buxom assistants. They fly around the country in plush jets, which they own. They cleverly manipulate the political system. They strip candidate after candidate of their real personalities and...



Teddy Bridgewater's gruesome injury was reportedly so bad he nearly lost his leg

Teddy Bridgewater's gruesome injury was reportedly so bad he nearly lost his legTeddy Bridgewater suffered what sounded like an absolutely horrific leg injuryin Vikings practice on Tuesday, and he'll almost certainly be out for the entire...



Charlotte shooting video: Footage shows fatal encounter between police, Keith Lamont Scott

Charlotte shooting video: Footage shows fatal encounter between police, Keith Lamont ScottUnsettling footage obtained exclusively by NBC News shows the moments leading up to the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina.The...



Further reading

Elsewhere on Monday, - The Fed has yet to take monetary reform seriously. - Gavyn Davies: Sims highlights fiscal dominance at Jackson Hole. - Krugman: Monetary vs fiscal policy, revisited. - How should we read investor letters? - SEC and revolving doors:...



Episode #18: Rob Arnott, “People Need to Ratchet Down Their Return Expectations”

Episode #18: “People Need to Ratchet Down Their Return Expectations”   Guest: Rob Arnott. Rob is the founder and chairman of Research Affiliates. In 2002, he established Research Affiliates as a research-intensive asset management firm...



Generic EpiPens: Temporary Relief for Mylan's Woes

A controversy over the pricing of EpiPens extended into a second week after Mylan, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures the life-saving medical product used to treat allergic reactions, announced that it would release a generic version of it at...



The great American make-work programme

People enjoy work. Even those who don’t enjoy what they do enjoy the feeling of agency and being able to provide for others. For a world to work where a universal basic income accounts for the bulk of the consumer spending for many people,...



Sharing data: Here’s how you do it, and here’s how you don’t

I received the following email today: Professor Gelman, My name is **, I am a senior at the University of ** studying **, and recently came across your paper, “What is the Probability That Your Vote Will Make a Difference?” in my...



John Mayer joins the house band at the 2016 Emmy Awards: Watch

John Mayer joins the house band at the 2016 Emmy Awards: WatchJohn Mayer is lending his talents to the 2016 Emmys.2016 Emmy Awards: See the Full List of WinnersThe guitarist joined the house band for the ceremony, rocking out on his guitar.2016 Emmy...



The Right (and Wrong) Ways to Handle a Breakup

An upset man | iStock.com Ending a relationship is hard. Unfortunately, there are certain behaviors that can complicate matters even more. The Cheat Sheet chatted with Colin Tate, relationship expert and author of Is This Your Man to get the details on...



George Soros To Invest $500 Million In Helping Refugees, Migrants

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Billionaire investor George Soros said in an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal that he would invest $500 million to meet the needs of migrants and refugees. The investment comes in response to the Obama...



NFL power rankings: How every team stacks up before Week 1

NFL power rankings: How every team stacks up before Week 1Welcome to the 2016 NFL season!A brand new campaign is set to kick off, but we've been craving football for weeks (OK, months), so we're ready for the action to start.SEE MORE: Which NFL...



Single women in these cities are more likely to make over $100k

Single women in these cities are more likely to make over $100kBy: Keri LummWhile equal pay is still a big issue for American women, there is hope for single ladies in a few cities.According to a study done by RedFin, there are several places where, in a...



Foreign hackers attacked two state election systems, FBI warns

Hackers outside of the United States attacked two state election databases in recent months and the FBI is warning voting officials across the country to bulk up security and investigate their own systems for similar malicious activity, Yahoo News...



7 Mexican Restaurant Foods You Can Make in Your Crockpot

Many of the Mexican dishes we love involve pretty simple techniques, relying on a lengthy cook time to build flavor. This often prevents people from cooking the south-of-the-border cuisine because some recipes take nearly half a day to complete. As long...