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Here’s What Obama’s First-Ever Energy Review Missed

The Obama administration just released its inaugural Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). Here's what it missed.

Consent of the Governed: Stop the Emerging TPP Tyranny!

Consent of the Governed: Stop the Emerging Tyranny! We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments … Continue reading ? Consent of the Governed: Stop the Emerging Tyranny!

Delivered By Amazon In Less Than An Hour—–More Mania!

Well, maybe Amazon is the greatest thing since sliced bread, but that doesn’t explain how it gained $25 billion of market cap overnight after reporting another losing quarter. Give all the credit you want to its web services business——a newly disclosed but decade old operation with scads of competent competitors and which sports a modest $6 billion run rate…

Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson: American Politics: No Cost for Extremism

Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson: [American Politics: No Cost for Extremism](https://prospect.org/article/no-cost-extremism): "This article appears in the Spring 2015 issue of The American Prospect magazine. And click here for a free PDF of this 25th Anniversary Issue of the Prospect.... Show More Summary

Liveblogging World War II: April 25, 1945: The Meeting at the River Elbe

[Soldiers from the Soviet Union and United States Meet at the River Elbe](http://www.mapsofworld.com/on-this-day/april-25-1945-soldiers-from-the-soviet-union-and-united-states-meet-at-the-river-elbe): >Just outside the town of Torgau...Show More Summary

April 2015: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 342 Institutions

This is an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources.Here is the unofficial problem bank list for April 2015. Changes and comments from surferdude808: Update on the Unofficial Problem Bank List for April 2015. Show More Summary

MoneyWatch: Abercrombie changes racy marketing; Harley-Davidson recalls motorcycles

Abercrombie's shirtless models will be putting their clothes back on. Also, Harley-Davidson is recalling tens of thousands of motorcycles. Hena Daniels reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.

When should parents teach kids about saving money?

It's the time of year to teach children about savings. The earlier parents start talking to their kids about money and saving, the better off they will be in managing their financial lives in the future. Jill Schlesinger reports.

Feds: No need yet to fret about ice cream safety

Finding listeria bacteria in two different companies' products has consumers worried, but odds of a connection are slim

Greece Talks With Eurogroup Hit “Complete Breakdown”

The Greek negotiations with the Eurogroup are exemplifying the saying, "Things look the darkest before they go completely black."

The economists’ manifesto

If Britain’s top economists were in charge, what policies would they implement? Tim Harford sets the challenge It’s often said that economists have too much influence on policy. A critic might say that politicians are dazzled by data-driven arguments and infatuated with the free-market-fetishising practitioners of the dismal science. As a card-carrying economist, I have […]

Why risk is hard to measure

Regulators and financial institutions increasingly depend on statistical risk forecasting. This column argues that most risk modelling approaches are highly inaccurate and confidence intervals should be provided along with point estimates. Show More Summary

Starbucks computer outage affects thousands of stores

Some stores in the coffee chain closed, but others offered free coffee to customers

New Problem, Old Tracks

The San Francisco Bay Area Region Transportation system (BART) has a major problem: aging tracks that border on unsafe.The San Francisco Chronicle details the problem in BART has New Problem: Old Tracks. The nearly half-century-old system needs to replace its worn steel rails and cross ties. Show More Summary

DOT: Vehicle Miles Driven increased 2.8% year-over-year in February, Rolling 12 Months at All Time High

Note: With lower gasoline prices, vehicle miles driven have reached a new high on a rolling 12 month basis.The Department of Transportation (DOT) reported:Travel on all roads and streets changed by 2.8% (6.1 billion vehicle miles) for...Show More Summary

Do Strong Religious Beliefs Stifle Innovation?

Countries that are intensely religious are typically less innovative than those that aren't, new research suggests.

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