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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) ...



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?...



This startup thinks people will work out more if they can do it with their friends online

This startup thinks people will work out more if they can do it with their friends onlineWhen Daniel Freedman was selling cyber security software, he had to convince people to buy a solution to a looming problem they couldn't foresee.Years later,...



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...



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...



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...



Emily Ratajkowski shows off booty in thong bikini during Greece trip

Emily Ratajkowski shows off booty in thong bikini during Greece tripOoh-la-la, Emily!With summer coming to an end, Emily Ratajkowski is taking every opportunity she can to get that perfect bikini snap.SEE ALSO: Former Disney Channel star comes out as...



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 Electronics says Galaxy Note 7 demand beats supply

SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday stronger-than-expected demand for the new Galaxy Note 7 is causing supply constraints globally, suggesting strong initial sales for the premium device. ...



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...



NYT Moscow bureau targeted by hackers

The New York Times said on Tuesday its Moscow bureau was targeted by a cyber attack this month but that there was no evidence the hackers, believed to be Russian, were...



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...



Understanding VCs

I saw Joe Fernandez‘ tweet a few days ago and thought “he is making an important point.” too many young entrepreneurs talk about vc’s like they’re heroes and their blog posts are scripture — Joe...



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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...



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...



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...



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?...



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...



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...



Emily Ratajkowski shows off booty in thong bikini during Greece trip

Emily Ratajkowski shows off booty in thong bikini during Greece tripOoh-la-la, Emily!With summer coming to an end, Emily Ratajkowski is taking every opportunity she can to get that perfect bikini snap.SEE ALSO: Former Disney Channel star comes out as...



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...



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...



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...



Microsoft Brings Minecraft to Oculus Rift

Microsoft and Mojang announced the launch of Oculus Rift support in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta. All owners of the game on Windows 10 can now download the Minecraft application from the Oculus Store for free. With this release, Mojang added...



10 of the Safest Used Cars for Teen Drivers

Source: Allstate Parents don’t want to admit it, but most teen drivers stand a greater risk of crashing than anyone else on the road, regardless of whether the car is new or used, expensive or slovenly. I remember back in high school it...



Samsung Electronics says Galaxy Note 7 demand beats supply

SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday stronger-than-expected demand for the new Galaxy Note 7 is causing supply constraints globally, suggesting strong initial sales for the premium device. ...



The bitter, political fight to create a new macroeconomics

THE big debates in macroeconomics have never been polite. I suppose it's understandable that this is the case; after all, the stakes are high. Tyler Cowen excerpts a new blog post by Scott Sumner, which reads:…what’s happened since 2009...



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

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



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...



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,...



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....



This startup thinks people will work out more if they can do it with their friends online

This startup thinks people will work out more if they can do it with their friends onlineWhen Daniel Freedman was selling cyber security software, he had to convince people to buy a solution to a looming problem they couldn't foresee.Years later,...



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,...