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Kansas City area hit by floods after three days of downpour

Kansas City area hit by floods after three days of downpourAug 27 (Reuters) - The Kansas City area was flooded late Friday after a three-day downpour, forcing emergency services to conduct about 10 water rescues in Missouri's largest city, officials...



The looming deficit problem

Modest reforms and reasonable tax increases would set the country on a much better...



Cousin of NBA star Wade killed in Chicago shooting

Cousin of NBA star Wade killed in Chicago shootingAug 27 (Reuters) - The cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade was killed in a shooting while she pushed her child in a stroller on the South Side of Chicago on Friday, local media reported.Nykea Aldridge, 32, a...



Germany’s Drag

The remarkably large effect of bad macroeconomic...



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...



Murder cases soar in Chicago as detective force shrinks

Murder cases soar in Chicago as detective force shrinksCHICAGO, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Every two weeks, Cynthia Lewis contacts the detectives investigating the homicide of her brother on Chicago's south side almost a year ago.They have had no success...



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...



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The Election Is Slipping Away from Trump

Karl Rove: “No one on Team Trump—especially not the principal—appears to have a plan for what messages to emphasize and when. No one seems charged with watching what Mrs. Clinton says so the candidate can quickly volley back. No one...



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...



The Week They Decided He Was Crazy

Trump inflicts one wound after another on his...



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...



Have investors stopped worrying about China and oil?

IN THESE days of 24/7 news channels, attention spans have become shorter. So I ask readers to cast their minds all the way back to ancient history - January and February this year in this innocent days when Britain had yet to vote to leave the EU and the...



The Economic Collapse In Venezuela Is So Bad That People Are Slaughtering And Eating Zoo Animals

If you were hungry enough, would you kill and eat zoo animals?  To most of us such a notion sounds absolutely insane, but this is actually happening in Venezuela right now.  This is a country where people are standing in lines for up to 12...



Facebook Introduces Rio 2016 Features

Facebook introduced a host of features in advance of Friday’s Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Users can add temporary profile picture frames to their profiles to support their countries. Starting...



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...



Morning News: August 4, 2016

A Coup, Terrorists and Inflation, Yet Investors Rush to Turkey Pound Fluctuates Before BOE Announcement as European Stocks Rise Goldman Settles Fed Leak Allegations for $36.3 Million Wal-Mart in Talks to Buy Web Retailer Jet.com Amid Hunt for Next...



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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Stephen Moore on Trump’s new tax plan

Trump’s previous tax proposal seemed like some sort of joke.  The Trump campaign is coming out with a new tax plan tomorrow, and Stephen Moore gives us a preview of some of the highlights: The heart of the plan is a 15% corporate tax rate....



Trump May Have Paid No Taxes

James Stewart: “Mitt Romney was excoriated during the 2012 presidential campaign for paying $4.9 million in federal income tax, or an average of just 14 percent of his adjusted gross income, in the two years for which he released...



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...



Trump’s Economic Advisers Are All Wealthy Men

Donald Trump “announced a new team of ultra-rich financiers and businessmen as his core economic advisers, a move that brings high-profile names to his inner circle but also may step on his populist claims to save...