This post originally appeared on Business Insider. This past Black Friday, the so-called "party game for horrible people" Cards Against Humanity had a hilariously bizarre deal: Give them $5 and get absolutely nothing in return. In aShow More Summary
Pending home sales for the month of October were nearly flat vs. economists expectations of something much higher.The Wall Street Journal reports Pending Home Sales Rise 0.2% in October, economists had predicted a 1.5% increase.The Bloomberg Econoday consensus was for a +1.0% gain. Show More Summary
Want To Know The Weather? One of the easiest ways to understand the weather is to look out the window. With the market assigning an “almost a done deal” probability of 78% that the Federal Reserve hikes rates on December 16, we will be able to gain insight into “how will the market react [...]
There have been reports of Alibaba in talks to buy controlling stake in Hong Kong based South China Morning Post. While none of the parties have confirmed this deal, we believe it will not have any significant impact on Alibaba?s valuation. Show More Summary
The nation was once again gripped by gun violence on Friday after a gunman identified by authorities as Robert Lewis Dear Jr. stormed a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, killing two civilians and one police officer and injuring nine others. It is just the latest in a year of more-than-daily mass shootings in America. In fact, […]
The decision will restrict the central bank's emergency lending powers
If there's one topic that has defined investing this year, it has been investor fear of rising interest rates. After more than six years of historically low rates, it was all but inevitable that
For many athletes, the thought of retirement is shrouded in uncertainty. Will health become an issue? Does family suffer in the process? Just how long is too long? Decades of service in professional sports typically warrants millions of dollars, lucrative investments and constant emotional turmoil. Future NBA Hall of Famer Kobe [...]
But is Humai just a hoax, a publicity stunt or a pipe dream?
Tennessee's River City isn't trying to compete with all the other U.S. startup cities, but that doesn't mean it isn't not churning out some of the future's cutting-edge, fast-growing startups.
Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 was the big winner over the 5-day Thanksgiving schedule. The movie pulled in $75.7 million in the United States. The movie opened with a series low box office last week, but was helped along by holiday...Show More Summary
While Kobe Bryant warmed up before the Lakers' game against the Indiana Pacers Sunday night, the fans inside Staples Center stood and took pictures and videos of the NBA superstar who had announced a few hours earlier that this will be his final season. Bryant was given a standing ovation when...
It's officially Cyber Monday, but it looks like a lot of shoppers this year have already headed to their keyboards instead of stores. More than 103 million people reported that they had shopped online or planned to do so starting on Thanksgiving and through Sunday, according to the National Retail Federation's consumer sentiment survey. Show More Summary
APIs (known as application program interfaces) have been around for decades. The technology essentially allows software to move data across systems. Kind of prosaic, right? Perhaps so. But with the surge in cloud computing and mobile, APIs have become strategically important for growing successful businesses, as seen with breakout operators like [...]
A year after his 700-page opus "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" stormed to the top of America's best-seller lists, Thomas Piketty is out with a new argument about income inequality. It may prove more controversial than his book, which continues to generate debate in political and economic circles. The new argument, which Piketty spelled out recently in […]
After the credits rolled 'The Walking Dead' gave us a brief glimpse of the remaining half of Season Six and its new villain, Negan.
The Force is with you if your Luke Skywalker or Boba Fett action figures from the '70s are in the original unopened packaging
President Obama’s efforts against the Islamic State should be “sped up and intensified,” and the U.S. needs closer alignment with Turkey and Saudi Arabia to prevail, former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Sunday. “Those two really do have to be onboard or we have to be onboard with them...