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Germany's Drag - Paul Krugman The Fed's Monetary Policy Toolkit: Past, Present, and Future - Janet Yellen Yellen Says Case for a Fed Interest Rate Increase Has Grown Stronger - NYTimes Jackson Hole and Fed Communication - MacroMania ...



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...



Yellen, The Federal Reserve's Monetary Policy Toolkit: Past, Present, and Future

Speech at the "Designing Resilient Monetary Policy Frameworks for the Future" a symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Jackson Hole,...



Weak Bench Undermines Democratic Hopes for Senate

“Senate Democrats, aware of the dead weight that Donald J. Trump has placed on their vulnerable Republican colleagues, can taste a reclaimed majority,” the New York Times reports. “But just as Senate Republicans blew their...



The 9 best travel bags for a weekend away

The 9 best travel bags for a weekend awayWho doesn't love a weekend away? With something to look forward to all week and experiencing new adventures that make Monday feel far off, a weekend away should be on everyone's calendar.Whether...



Apple Software Vulnerability Is Linked to Intrusions

The company has patched its mobile operating system after investigators found flaws that were exploited to spy on dissidents and...



The ABCs of dog breeds

The ABCs of dog breedsWe're testing your dog knowledge with this ABC guide to dog breeds on National Dog Day.How many of these kind of pups do you know?SEE ALSO: Revolutionary food app seeks to end food wasteA:Akitas have webbed toes to help them...



9 Signs That a Used Car Has Been in an Accident

A totaled Subaru | Micah Wright/Autos Cheat Sheet Like a discounted all-you-can-eat buffet at a two star strip club, sometimes you’ve just got to know when to walk away. Remember when we did that piece on the 10 things that will kill...



5 Major Obstacles for Electric Vehicles in America

Sonata PHEV | Source: Hyundai A year is a long time in the world of electric vehicles. When we looked at the biggest problems facing EVs at the start of 2015, issues like image and cost still played a huge role in the slow adoption...



I Still Don't Understand Why Racism is Defined Assymetrically

What if I wrote this: "For me as a white man, it's really nice to just go out with other white men sometimes," ... "I have to do so much less translation. When you're white around black people, you have to...



A Survey of CEA Economists

Not a single one endorses Mr. Trump, says the Wall Street...



GOP Makes Voter Registration Gains

New York Times: “Republicans have narrowed the Democrats’ lead in registered voters in several swing states, especially in North Carolina and Florida. Although there are still more registered Democrats than Republicans in these key...



Fruits and vegetables make men smell better to women

Fruits and vegetables make men smell better to womenBy: Sean DowlingTo all the men out there looking to attract a woman, reach for a banana or have a salad.A new study shows men who eat fruits and veggies smell better to women. Dr. Ian Stephen, a...



Asia slips on weaker Wall Street, dollar marks time before Yellen

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks slipped on Thursday, taking their cue from an overnight drop on Wall Street, while the dollar marked time ahead of Friday's speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at the global central bankers' meeting. ...



Why Twitter Has Staying Power

Yesterday Fred Wilson put out a Tweetstorm about Twitter.  I thought a little bit about it.  I recall an article in Barron’s back in 2007 or so.  It was about Twitter and an executive said, “Twitter is like a river....



Iran vessels make 'high speed intercept' of US ship

Iran vessels make 'high speed intercept' of US shipWASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Four of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels "harassed" a U.S. warship on Tuesday near the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S....



Pack like a pro: What you need for Labor Day weekend

Pack like a pro: What you need for Labor Day weekendLabor Day weekend is just around the corner, and while you're planning your trip for the last long weekend of the summer, you'll want to keep in mind those dropping temperatures. Because sure,...



Central bankers all off to Jackson Hole but U.S. inflation still going nowhere

As central bankers gather at Jackson Hole and every investor waits on the edge of their seat for a clearer signal on the direction and future of Federal Reserve monetary policy, one thing has remained fairly constant. While there are plenty of...



COLLEGE TELLS FRESHMEN: NO PC 'TRIGGER WARNINGS' ALLOWED...

COLLEGE TELLS FRESHMEN: NO PC 'TRIGGER WARNINGS' ALLOWED...(Third column, 7th story, link) ...



How Facebook Live Will Impact the Near Future of Video Advertising



Family Of ISIS hostage says Doctors Without Borders refused to help

Family Of ISIS hostage says Doctors Without Borders refused to helpThe parents of an American woman who was killed in ISIS captivity last year are calling out the international medical charity Doctors Without Borders, saying the organization refused to...



Kansas City Fed Bank President Esther George Has Been Wrong About Inflation for Years

The New York Times had a good piece about how the Federal Reserve Board is responding to protests of Fed policy and insufficient concern about unemployment by the group Fed Up. (CEPR is affiliated with the Fed Up campaign.) At one point the piece quotes...



8 Reasons Why You May Be Gaining Weight

Weight gain does not happen overnight. It often sneaks up on us, whether it be from overindulging a few too many times, skipping your weekly gym sessions, or a combination of several things. Wondering why you’re packing on the pounds?...



How gold medalist Lindsay Tarpley gives back

How gold medalist Lindsay Tarpley gives backFirst day at LTS Camp! Thankful for @tiertrainingperformance adding valuable information to our campers! Also, @conquerwithmilk and @gomacro for providing heathy recovery fuel. As always SPF protected with...



Steal Margot Robbie's super wearable white dress style

Steal Margot Robbie's super wearable white dress styleMargot Robbie stepped out at the Narita International Airport in Japan on Wednesday looking gorgeous in a plunging, white maxi dress. Paired with a fresh face, minimal jewelry and colored...



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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...



Apple Software Vulnerability Is Linked to Intrusions

The company has patched its mobile operating system after investigators found flaws that were exploited to spy on dissidents and...



Yellen, The Federal Reserve's Monetary Policy Toolkit: Past, Present, and Future

Speech at the "Designing Resilient Monetary Policy Frameworks for the Future" a symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Jackson Hole,...



Weak Bench Undermines Democratic Hopes for Senate

“Senate Democrats, aware of the dead weight that Donald J. Trump has placed on their vulnerable Republican colleagues, can taste a reclaimed majority,” the New York Times reports. “But just as Senate Republicans blew their...



The 9 best travel bags for a weekend away

The 9 best travel bags for a weekend awayWho doesn't love a weekend away? With something to look forward to all week and experiencing new adventures that make Monday feel far off, a weekend away should be on everyone's calendar.Whether...



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...



Steal Margot Robbie's super wearable white dress style

Steal Margot Robbie's super wearable white dress styleMargot Robbie stepped out at the Narita International Airport in Japan on Wednesday looking gorgeous in a plunging, white maxi dress. Paired with a fresh face, minimal jewelry and colored...



FTSE CLOSE:  London's financial houses soar on fresh QE injection, but the pound nosedives as Bank of England cuts rates

The FTSE 100 closed 105.76 points higher at 6740.16 with investor sentiment buoyed by the prospect of a increase in quantitative...



9 Signs That a Used Car Has Been in an Accident

A totaled Subaru | Micah Wright/Autos Cheat Sheet Like a discounted all-you-can-eat buffet at a two star strip club, sometimes you’ve just got to know when to walk away. Remember when we did that piece on the 10 things that will kill...



I Still Don't Understand Why Racism is Defined Assymetrically

What if I wrote this: "For me as a white man, it's really nice to just go out with other white men sometimes," ... "I have to do so much less translation. When you're white around black people, you have to...



Katie Ledecky explains why she is passing up an estimated $5 million per year in endorsements

Katie Ledecky explains why she is passing up an estimated $5 million per year in endorsementsKatie Ledecky proved to be one of the biggest stars of the 2016 Rio Olympics with her dominance in the pool. While that type of performance, most athletes would...



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...



COLLEGE TELLS FRESHMEN: NO PC 'TRIGGER WARNINGS' ALLOWED...

COLLEGE TELLS FRESHMEN: NO PC 'TRIGGER WARNINGS' ALLOWED...(Third column, 7th story, link) ...



GOP Makes Voter Registration Gains

New York Times: “Republicans have narrowed the Democrats’ lead in registered voters in several swing states, especially in North Carolina and Florida. Although there are still more registered Democrats than Republicans in these key...



The ABCs of dog breeds

The ABCs of dog breedsWe're testing your dog knowledge with this ABC guide to dog breeds on National Dog Day.How many of these kind of pups do you know?SEE ALSO: Revolutionary food app seeks to end food wasteA:Akitas have webbed toes to help them...



Links for 08-18-16

The Unwinding of QE Has Begun - David Beckworth Recession Watch, August 2016 Updated - Econbrowser The Riddle of the Wall Street Brain Drain - Bloomberg View Brexit – Britain is paying the price for a badly designed choice - Richard Thaler ...



UBS, Santander Announce Blockchain Project Inspired By Ethereum

As reported by Reuters, "Swiss bank UBS is leading a team of four of the world's biggest banks developing a system to enable financial markets to make payments and settle transactions quickly using blockchain technology. UBS has developed a...



Twitter wants an Apple TV app in time for the NFL season

Twitter is everywhere these days, except on Apple TV. That may change soon, however, due to the social network’s new streaming deal with the National Football League. Twitter is in talks with Apple to brings its app to Apple TV, according...



How gold medalist Lindsay Tarpley gives back

How gold medalist Lindsay Tarpley gives backFirst day at LTS Camp! Thankful for @tiertrainingperformance adding valuable information to our campers! Also, @conquerwithmilk and @gomacro for providing heathy recovery fuel. As always SPF protected with...



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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