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Global Financial Markets Plunged Into Chaos As Italy Overwhelmingly Votes ‘No’

Italian voters have embraced the global trend of rejecting the established world order, but the “no” vote on Sunday has plunged global financial markets into a state of utter chaos.  The euro has already fallen to a 20 month low,...



Trump Uses a Strong Arm and Sweet Deals to Negotiate for Jobs

Economists from both ends of the political spectrum say the president-elect’s approach of berating and rewarding companies may be good political theater but ultimately...



ARCTIC BLAST TO GRIP USA...

ARCTIC BLAST TO GRIP USA... (Second column, 3rd story, link) Related stories:20 degrees colder than typical... ...



Madonna takes not-so-subtle jabs at Donald Trump during charity event

Madonna takes not-so-subtle jabs at Donald Trump during charity eventMadonna repeatedly expressed her disapproval of President-elect Donald Trump during a fundraising event in Miami on Friday.The Associated Press reports that at one point during her...



When The Ridiculous Is Ominous

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Conviction…The Entreprenuering and The Investing Life

Fred posted a really good speech on ‘conviction’ by Jeff Lawson the founder and CEO of Twilio ($TWLO). My favorite part is when Jeff talked about A/B testing and data. The data is important, but being really useful and having style will...



The Identity-Equals-Causation Fallacy, Yet Again

You’d think a trade deficit would be a trade deficit, but you’re wrong.  For many economists, a trade deficit is actually a current account surplus in disguise.  Yes, US imports exceed exports, but according to this crowd it...



Is Trump's Deal With Carrier A Form Of Crony Capitalism?

Steve Inskeep talks with former Commerce Secretary Donald Evans and libertarian economist Tyler Cowen about the problems that arise when a president pressures individual companies to do his...



S&P 500 flat despite positive jobs number (1699439)

Markets were mostly lower on Friday. In the US, the S&P 500 was flat but the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.1 percent. European stocks fell, with the CAC 40 in particular falling 0.7 percent and the FTSE 100 falling 0.3 percent. In Asia, the...



Inventor of General Tso's Chicken dead at 98...

Inventor of General Tso's Chicken dead at 98... (Second column, 14th story, link) ...



Pandora is soaring after a report that it's willing to sell itself (P)

Internet-radio pioneer Pandora saw its stock soar Friday after a report from CNBC said the company was open to selling itself. CNBC reported that Pandora was "open to engaging in talks with longtime suitor SiriusXM," citing sources. Pandora...



Facebook Fake News Detector Turns Out To Be A Plugin [REPORT]

What many initially believed to be a Facebook tool for sticking labels to fake news articles in users‘ news feed turns out to be an implementation of the Chrome plugin B.S. Detector, according to TechCrunch. Previously, TechCrunch only...



Divides over food science tied to personal concerns about eating, health

Divides in public opinion over food are encapsulated by how people assess the health effects of two kinds of food: organic and genetically modified...



Mook Says Clinton Failed to Attract Young Voters

Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook acknowledged that the Clinton campaign lost the election because “younger voters, perhaps assuming that Clinton was going to win, migrated to third-party candidates in the final days of the race,”...



Minimum wage increases and earnings in low-wage jobs

Over the past three years, 18 states plus the District of Columbia have implemented minimum wage increases, joining ten other states that have raised their minimum wages at least once since the last Federal increase in 2009. This column examines the...



5 Lies You’ve Been Told About ‘Star Trek’

It’s been 50 years since Star Trek first premiered, and TV viewers boldly went where no man (or sci-fi series) had gone before. Gene Roddenberry’s classic show wasn’t just a fun and exciting look at the future of space...



Markets mixed but oil rises again (1699089)

Markets were mixed on Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.36 percent to another record high but the S&P 500 fell 0.35 percent. The STOXX Europe 600 fell 0.3 percent but the MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 0.6 percent. Oil rose again on...



GM, Ford zoom past November sales expectations

GM and Ford were buoyed by renewed economic confidence following the...



What you need to know on Wall Street right now

Welcome to Finance Insider, Business Insider's summary of the top stories of the past 24 hours. Fixed income, currencies, and commodities traders are back in the ascendancy on Wall Street. The FICC business is expected to post an increase in 2016...



The best selling products on Amazon of 2016

The best selling products on Amazon of 2016Planning out your holiday presents?Look no further. What better way to get gift inspiration than taking a peek at what other shoppers around the world are buying?Amazon has already reported exploding sales this...



Saudi Arabia Hit by Hackers From Iran?

Saudi Arabia Hit by Hackers From Iran? (Second column, 10th story, link) Related stories:UPDATE: OPEC DEAL TO CUT SUPPLIES BOOSTS OIL PRICE IN BIG U-TURN FOR RIYADH... ...



Thursday links: revived animal spirits

MarketsWhat major asset classes did in November. (capitalspectator.com)To say November was a big month for the markets would be an understatement. (bloomberg.com)StrategyCommon mistakes of momentum investors. (dualmomentum.net)Are dividend stocks (and...



Why the Ford F-150 Is Truly America’s Favorite Truck

Source: Ford When American nameplates get to a certain age, automakers usually begin to rely on a level of nostalgia to help sell them. Think of the current Camaro, Challenger, and Mustang: three modern muscle cars that will forever be compared to the...



Republicans May Delay Obamacare Replacement

Politico: “Congressional Republicans are setting up their own, self-imposed deadline to make good on their vow to replace the Affordable Care Act. With buy-in from Donald Trump’s transition team, GOP leaders on both sides of the Capitol...



Trump’s management style poses challenges in Oval Office

As president, this may prove one of Trump's major liabilities, presidential historians...



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Microsoft slashes Xbox and Surface prices for Black Friday

Some giant tech companies feel inclined to throw their fans a bone by discounting a few of their biggest products for the holiday season. It's a nice gesture that boosts goodwill and loyalty, along with sales.   Because other companies ......



Trump Can’t Take Credit For Ford Kentucky Plant, But He Can Brag About These Market Events

From soaring prison stocks to rattled bond markets, here's what Trump can...



Adam Bain departs Twitter, Anthony Noto will take over as COO

 Twitter just announced that Chief Operating Officer Adam Bain is departing. Bain has been with Twitter since 2010, becoming COO last year at the same time that founder Jack Dorsey was named CEO. Bain tweeted that he’s now...



American Music Awards of 2016: Best hair and makeup

American Music Awards of 2016: Best hair and makeupThe AMA Awards were held Sunday night in Los Angeles, and as expected, the hottest stars slayed the stage. Not surprisingly, Drake stole everyone's hearts, Justin broke everyone's hearts and...



Gwen Ifill Dead at 61...

Gwen Ifill Dead at 61... (First column, 1st story, link) ...



Steve Bannon: 'I'm not a white nationalist... I'm an economic nationalist'

Steve Bannon: 'I'm not a white nationalist... I'm an economic nationalist'Steve Bannon has been under relentless fire from critics on the left since he was named chief strategist and senior counselor to President-elect...



Here's everything we know about former Goldman Sachs banker Steve Mnuchin - Trump's pick for Treasury Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has picked former Goldman Sachs banker Steve Mnuchin as the next treasury secretary. Here’s everything we know about his long career. Follow BI Video: On TwitterJoin the conversation about this...



Donald Trump Could Put Climate Change on Course for ‘Danger Zone’

President-elect Trump has vowed to cancel the Paris climate accord, jeopardizing what scientists say is a critical 3.6-degree irreversible temperature...



People in California are calling for a 'Calexit' from the US in the wake of Trump's win

"Calexit" is swiftly taking over social media. After Donald Trump won the race to the White House, people across California took to social media Tuesday night to call for "Calexit," recalling Brexit in its push to leave the union. As...



'I expect to make money today — though it will be one of the most bittersweet up days in my memory'

Donald Trump's shocking election win is also shocking some hedge funders – even those who are set to make major money off the news. "I expect to make money today – though it will be one of the most bittersweet up days in...



Surviving the Age of Trump

I will claim no special insight into the politics that led to Trump’s election Tuesday. I was as surprised as anyone else when not just Florida and North Carolina, but also Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin started to turn red. But that’s...



Chelsea Clinton Being Groomed for Congress

“While some pundits are declaring the Clinton political dynasty dead, sources tell us that it is far from over. Chelsea Clinton is being groomed for the New York seat held by Rep. Nita Lowey,” the New York Post...



Fidel Castro Is Dead

New York Times: “Fidel Castro, the fiery apostle of revolution who brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere in 1959 and then defied the United States for nearly half a century as Cuba’s maximum leader, bedeviling 11 American...



Your Money: One Crucial Investing Question: Are Your Goals Different Now?

If your goals haven’t changed, resist a knee-jerk reaction based on an election that didn’t go your...



Clinton campaign blames James Comey for election loss

Clinton campaign blames James Comey for election loss The Hillary Clinton campaign pinned blame on FBI Director James Comey for its stunning election night loss to Donald Trump.Navin Nayak, the director of opinion research on the campaign, sent an email...



Hyperloop One settles lawsuit with former employees

As Hyperloop One continues its attempt at building the future of public transportation, it's moving on without the baggage of a messy lawsuit. The company announced today that it has reached a settlement with former employees, including...



Wall Street Rebounds After Donald Trump's Victory

U.S. stocks closed up Wednesday in a dramatic reversal from deep losses in post-election overnight trading. Donald Trump's unexpected victory had investors worried about uncertainty in the...



Columbia University suspends wrestling team for racist, sexist text messages

For the second time in as many weeks, a men's Ivy League athletic team has been suspended for making lewd comments. Columbia University suspended its wrestling team on Monday as officials investigated a series of text messages sent by team members....