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Target shares sink after reporting dismal fourth quarter earnings

It was a rough fourth quarter for retailer Target, which reported earnings of $1.45 a share, missing estimates of $1.51.        

How to Answer "What Do You Like Most/Least About Working in This Industry?"

Some interview questions are harder than others, but the hardest of all are the ones where you feel like there is

The Ad Council Turns to Jack Morton Worldwide for Social Media, Content and Community Management

Jack Morton will collaborate with the Ad Council and R/GA on the bias and diversity PSA campaign.

Stocks open lower on Wall Street; Target shares plunge

Banks and other financial companies are leading a modest decline in early trading on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average is coming off its longest winning streak in 30 years. Online brokers are posting sharp declines Tuesday after Fidelity announced a cut in trading commissions. Other...

The Greek "Bank Jog" Is Back: Bank Deposits Tumble To Lowest Since 2001

It didn't take much for the Greek bank run jog to return: with Greece once again stuck between an IMF rock and a Schauble hard case, and whispers that another bailout may be on the horizon, the local population took advantage of whatever...Show More Summary

FRESH: DNA Tests Reveal Subway's Chicken Sandwiches Are Just Half Chicken

Subway's prides themselves on serving the 'freshest' ingredients. The main question is, what exactly are in the ingredients? According to DNA tests conducted by Trent University and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Subway's...Show More Summary

Despite Rising Mortgage Rates, Home Prices Jump Most In A Year

Despite soaring mortgage rates, US home prices rose at 5.58% year-over-year in December according to the latest (lagged) data from S&P Case-Shiller. The 0.93% monthly gain in the best for December in at least a decade. However, the lagged...Show More Summary

My Deportation Index: The Drum Critique

(February 28, 2017 10:45 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Kevin Drum provides thoughtfully critiques my Deportation Index. But first, he makes my numbers look pretty:His critique begins with some some data I didn't know about.The next step is to calculate this as a percentage of the number of illegal... (0 COMMENTS)

Here comes consumer confidence ...

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index is expected to have slipped to 111.0 in February, down from 111.8 in January. The reading topped out at a post-recession high of 113.7 in December on the back of a surge in expectations following Donald Trump's election victory. The data will cross the wires at 10 a.m. Show More Summary

MIT startup offers camouflage solar panels that will match any roof

Sistine Solar wants to help sustainability-minded homeowners who also care about aesthetics No one would argue for the aesthetic beauty of the average solar panel—the dark, gridded rectangles blend into rooftops about as well as a penguin at a peacock party. Show More Summary

10 things you need to know today (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA)

Here is what you need to know. The Dow's on the verge of making history. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 0.08% on Monday, booking its 12th straight close in record territory. The record for most consecutive all-time highs is 13 days, set back in January 1987. A Fed rate hike in March is now a coin flip. Show More Summary

Priceline Up 4%: Bulls Dazzled by Rising Hotel Room Bookings

Shares of online travel giant Priceline (PCLN) are up $70.99, or 4%, at $1,703.00, in early trading, after the company yesterday afternoon reported Q4 revenue and profit that topped analysts' expectations, forecast this quarter lower,...Show More Summary

How 'Botnets' Gave Donald Trump 6 Million Faked Followers

Obedient 'bots' are being directed to shift public discourse, grab political power and escalate online fraud

Resist the Siren Song of Low Fees

Warren Buffett, in his year-end shareholder letter, pointed out that some people still can't resist the "siren song of a high-fee manager" and pay top dollar in the hopes of garnering top returns. That almost always never works out,Show More Summary

Economic Scene: Shaky Jobs, Sluggish Wages: Reasons Are at Home

While President Trump focuses on an exodus of factory jobs, domestic outsourcing may play a larger part in undermining American workers.

Tax Roundup, 2/28/17: Iowa corporate tax rate #1 again! Yes, it matters. And links!

The first shall be last. The Tax Foundation released their annual summary of state corporation tax rates yesterday. Their first “key finding” […]

Threat of Another Kansas Credit Downgrade after Veto of Tax Package

Last week, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback vetoed legislation passed by the legislature that would have closed the state’s controversial pass-through carveout and partially undone some of the individual income tax rate cuts enacted in 2012. Show More Summary

3 Ways to Make Business Retreats Worth Every Penny

It's no secret that business retreats are pricey. Here's how to get a return on your investment.

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