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Cards Against Humanity Asked People to Give It $5 on Black Friday for Nothing in Return. The Stunt Worked.

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 Inch Up +0.2%, Economists Expected +1.0 to +1.5%

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

Market Is Providing Insight Into Fed Rate Hike Now

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 [...]

Why Alibaba’s Potential Acquisition of SCMP Will Not Impact Its Valuation?

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

There have been 334 days and 351 mass shootings so far this year

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, […]

Federal Reserve Votes to Stop Bailouts of Failing Firms

The decision will restrict the central bank's emergency lending powers

Afraid Of A Rate Hike? Don't Sell These Stocks...

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

Kobe Bryant's Final Home Game Averaging Over $1,300 On Resale Market After Retirement Announcement

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 [...]

How Memphis Is Trying to Grow More Startups (Without Becoming the Next Silicon Valley)

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.

Final ‘Hunger Games’ Movie Dominates Thanksgiving Box Office

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

Lakers fans give thanks to a retiring 'Ko-be'

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...

Cyber Monday 2015 is more costly now that most states have enacted online sales tax laws

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

Why The API Economy Is Exploding

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 [...]

Why inequality is to blame for fueling the rise of the Islamic State

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 […]

Why Last Night's Hidden 'Walking Dead' Scene Was Also Its Most Important

After the credits rolled 'The Walking Dead' gave us a brief glimpse of the remaining half of Season Six and its new villain, Negan.

Galactic payouts for early Star Wars collectors

The Force is with you if your Luke Skywalker or Boba Fett action figures from the '70s are in the original unopened packaging

Robert Gates calls for joint effort to fight ISIS

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...

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