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Trump is moving ahead with his tax plan.  Strategically, it’s smart to do this now because everyone in America just paid taxes.  I guarantee that no one will report it correctly no matter what their political bias.  People look...



‘Avengers: Infinity War’: Everything We Know (So Far)

Avengers: Infinity War | Marvel Marvel’s expansive cinematic franchise is always building toward one, giant event. First, it was the first Avengers movie in 2012. Next up was the 2015 sequel, Age of Ultron. Last year, we...



People In France and Germany Work Much Less Than in the U.S.: Important for Cross Country Comparisons

The NYT had an article reporting on how the Pew Research Center had discovered work done by the Economic Policy Institute for a quarter century (the middle class is hurting). At one point the piece compares the United States with France and...



Marissa Mayer will make $186 million on Yahoo’s sale to Verizon



Trump’s Desperation Is Exposing His Deep Ignorance

After pitching himself to voters as a hard-nosed negotiator who could easily wring out of the political system accomplishments that had eluded all past presidents, Donald Trump turns out to be uniquely bad at quarterbacking legislation through...



Investors may be missing 2 major market risks this week

Global markets are leaping higher on Monday. The Dow is up about 240 points or 1.18% as of 2:27 ET after the results of the first round of the French election came in as predicted, with centrist...



Get ready for robot CEOs, says major CEO

It's the classic ABCs of business — Always Be Computing. The CEO of Asia's largest ecommerce company said at a conference in China over the weekend he believes that we're just a few decades away from having robots run our...



France Delivers Euro’s Latest Existential Question

With the prospect that Marine Le Pen could claim the presidency sowing concerns about the currency, the results of the election’s first round provided some...



Markets relieved as Macron wins first round in France (1740301)

Investors heaved a sigh of relief at the end of the weekend as centrist Emmanuel Macron won the first round of voting in the French presidential election on Sunday. Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the final voting on 7 May. Following...



Uber CEO Travis Kalanick claimed he was the 2nd best Wii Tennis player in the world

Buried deep within the New York Times sprawling profile of Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick is an unusual detail: he's a record-holding gamer. "In other personal pursuits," the profile reads, "[Kalanick] once held the...



Trump announces 'BIG' rally on the same night as the White House Correspondents Dinner

President Trump announced on Twitter that he will be holding a rally in Pennsylvania on April 29.The White House and Congress seem to be on completely different pages on their healthcare revivalSarah Palin, Ted Nugent, and Kid Rock visit Trump at the...



The country's next surgeon general is a nurse

The Trump administration just replaced the country's top medical officer: the surgeon general. And for the first time, it's someone who's not a medical doctor.Read...



9 All-Natural Makeup Products Every Woman Should Try

“Organic,” “all-natural,” and “pure” aren’t just buzzwords used for the foods you’re putting in your body — they should also apply to the products you’re putting on...



10 Things You Should Not Do on a First Date

After months of crushing on the man or woman of your dreams, you finally score a date. You’re excited and thinking of where this could lead. Before you start planning your future, you’ll need to master a few basics. “Every successful...



‘The Simpsons’: The 10 Best Episodes in the Show’s History

The Simpsons | Fox At this point, choosing 10 of the best episodes of Fox’s long-running animated sitcom, The Simpsons, is like choosing 10 of your favorite stars from the sky. Despite an arguable decline in quality somewhere around...



NBA: Top 8 Players With the Most Career Assists

Rick Stewart/Getty Images In basketball, an assist is given to a player for a pass that directly leads to a score by a field goal. Generally, point guards tend to earn the most assists of any position due to their primary role as a facilitator of...



How Best to Tax Business

Click here to read my column in Sunday's NY...



America's manliest industries are all competing for women

As more baby boomers are retiring, employers in the trade industry are looking to women to fill those jobs — and are offering...



The Challenge of Our Disruptive Era

It is arguably the largest economic transformation in recorded history. Can our politics...



United CEO Munoz will not chair board in 2018 following passenger removal

NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines Chief Executive Oscar Munoz will not chair the company's board in 2018, it said in a regulatory filing on Friday, following a high-profile incident in which an elderly passenger was dragged from a flight. ...



Leaked APPLE Injury Reports Hint At Secret Projects...

Leaked APPLE Injury Reports Hint At Secret Projects... (Third column, 12th story, link) ...



Fed's Fischer: Still anticipate three rate hikes this year

Fischer attributed much of the slowness both in the economy and the inflation rate to seasonal...



Brick & Mortar Retail Struggles Attributable to Growth In E-Commerce

Today another retailer announced it will be closing up shop, Bebe Stores, Inc. (BEBE), making it the 15th retailer to go under this year. By the end of May BEBE plans to liquidate its approximately 180 stores. This nearly matches the 18 retail...



How Much Money Do You Need and 7 Other Retirement Questions Americans Get Wrong

How are your retirement plans coming along? | iStock.com There’s a knowledge gap surrounding all things retirement. If it were easily comprehensible, Americans wouldn’t devote so much time and stress learning how to properly prepare for it....



Morning News: April 21, 2017

U.S. and Indonesia Seek to Cut Trade and Investment Barriers Trump Targets Steel Trade, But China Will Be Tough To Contain The Trump Trade Looks Dead Trump to Sign Actions on Taxes, Wall Street Regulation FCC Clears Way For Big TV Mergers, Eases...



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The Challenge of Our Disruptive Era

It is arguably the largest economic transformation in recorded history. Can our politics...



Marissa Mayer will make $186 million on Yahoo’s sale to Verizon

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's chief executive, will be well compensated for her five-year stint at the company, the NYT...



China’s Economy Grows 6.9%, but Warning Signs Persist

Underlying figures back up the view that Chinese growth is humming along, but a government forecast suggests that economists expect slower growth later in the...



9 All-Natural Makeup Products Every Woman Should Try

“Organic,” “all-natural,” and “pure” aren’t just buzzwords used for the foods you’re putting in your body — they should also apply to the products you’re putting on...



Investors may be missing 2 major market risks this week

Global markets are leaping higher on Monday. The Dow is up about 240 points or 1.18% as of 2:27 ET after the results of the first round of the French election came in as predicted, with centrist...



Did President Trump's support lead to Bill O'Reilly's FOX News exit?

On Wednesday FOX News pulled the plug on Bill O'Reilly's popular prime-time show just two weeks after President Trump defended the longtime TV anchor amid resurfaced sexual harassment allegations. Could the president's defense played a...



‘Dancing with the Stars’: 25 Celebrities Who Refused to Appear

The dancing competition show has had a really long run, and part of that is due to some of the show’s operational secrets. One such secret is that Dancing with the Stars maintains a list of celebrities who they want to come...



Trump sees Gary Cohn as a 'dealmaker' — and it's behind his sudden rise

Gary Cohn, the National Economic Council director and former president of Goldman Sachs, has earned President Donald Trump's respect as a dealmaker, according to a Washington Post report published on Thursday.  While Cohn,...



U.S. Will Seek Arrest of WikiLeaks Founder

U.S. authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, CNN reports. “The Justice Department investigation of Assange and WikiLeaks dates to at least 2010, when the site first gained wide attention for...



France Delivers Euro’s Latest Existential Question

With the prospect that Marine Le Pen could claim the presidency sowing concerns about the currency, the results of the election’s first round provided some...



The country's next surgeon general is a nurse

The Trump administration just replaced the country's top medical officer: the surgeon general. And for the first time, it's someone who's not a medical doctor.Read...



Tax Reforms and Top Incomes

Enrico Rubolino and Daniel Waldenström at VoxEU: Tax reforms and top incomes: The link between tax progressivity and the income distribution is the subject of intense debate. This column presents new evidence from tax reforms during the 1980s and...



Fischer, International Effects of Recent Policy Tightening

Speech At The IBRN-IMF conference: The Transmission of Macroprudential and Monetary Policies Across Borders, Washington,...



Trump’s Desperation Is Exposing His Deep Ignorance

After pitching himself to voters as a hard-nosed negotiator who could easily wring out of the political system accomplishments that had eluded all past presidents, Donald Trump turns out to be uniquely bad at quarterbacking legislation through...



Links for 04-12-17

Europe Has Problems, But Le Pen Is Not The Answer - Paul Krugman Is something really wrong with macroeconomics? - Ricardo Reis Austerity in the aftermath of the Great Recession - VoxEU A new approach to identifying causal mechanisms - VoxEU Going to...



10 Things You Should Not Do on a First Date

After months of crushing on the man or woman of your dreams, you finally score a date. You’re excited and thinking of where this could lead. Before you start planning your future, you’ll need to master a few basics. “Every successful...



Get ready for robot CEOs, says major CEO

It's the classic ABCs of business — Always Be Computing. The CEO of Asia's largest ecommerce company said at a conference in China over the weekend he believes that we're just a few decades away from having robots run our...



Brick & Mortar Retail Struggles Attributable to Growth In E-Commerce

Today another retailer announced it will be closing up shop, Bebe Stores, Inc. (BEBE), making it the 15th retailer to go under this year. By the end of May BEBE plans to liquidate its approximately 180 stores. This nearly matches the 18 retail...



Accounting Versus Economics

Trump is moving ahead with his tax plan.  Strategically, it’s smart to do this now because everyone in America just paid taxes.  I guarantee that no one will report it correctly no matter what their political bias.  People look...



‘Avengers: Infinity War’: Everything We Know (So Far)

Avengers: Infinity War | Marvel Marvel’s expansive cinematic franchise is always building toward one, giant event. First, it was the first Avengers movie in 2012. Next up was the 2015 sequel, Age of Ultron. Last year, we...