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5 Things to Watch at This Week’s Fed Meeting

The Federal Reserve concludes a two-day policy meeting Wednesday with a statement, new economic projections and Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s press conference. Here are five things to watch.

Steer Clear Of Viking Therapeutics' IPO

By Don Dion: Viking Therapeutics, Inc (Pending:VKTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical firm developing treatments for metabolic and endocrine disorders, plans to raise $55.0 million in its upcoming IPO. The San Diego, California-based firm will offer 5.0 million shares at an expected price range of $10-$12 per share. Show More Summary

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)’s Income From Alibaba’s IPO Swells Even More

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has a major stake in Alibaba which has grown even more in value as the news about Alibaba raising the price of the IPO hits the market. CNBC reported that the new price range for the already world’s larest IPO is going to be between $66 and $68 owing to strong demand […]

Celebrity Real Estate: Inside Jay-Z and Beyoncé's $45-Million Holmby Hills Rental

Jay-Z and Beyoncé rented this newly-built house in Holmby Hills for about a month, "probably over the summer," and now it's mid-September and there are pregnancy rumors floating around. We're not saying Blue Ivy's little sibling was conceived in...

How Cultural Marketing Is Different From Consumer Insights

Modern marketing efforts are mostly based on the analysis of consumer psychology and behavior. This kind of analysis has proven very effective in reaching consumers with messages about products, services and brands. However, this kind of marketing, taken by itself, can offer an incomplete picture of consumer behavior. Show More Summary

This color-changing nail polish could prevent sexual assaults

Undercover Colors is a startup that's aiming to develop a nail polish that changes color when it comes into contact with known date rape drugs.

Following Abuse Charge, Radisson Suspends Vikings Sponsorship

Radisson has decided to step away from its sponsorship with the Minnesota Vikings in light of the child abuse charges against star player Adrian Peterson.

NASA: This August was hottest on record

Newly released temperature data from NASA shows that this August was the hottest on record globally. This summer overall was also tied as the fourth warmest summer on record by NASA's rankings. August's record temperature was 1.3°F higher than the 1951-1980 average August temperature, according to the NASA data. Show More Summary

4 Questions to Address Before a Project Begins

I tend to read a lot when I’m writing. I scour magazines, blogs, books and more searching for words, phrases and concepts to play with. This cartoon came from one of those “5 things you must do to succeed” type articles. But I turned...Show More Summary

10 Friday AM Reads

Is it Friday already — how did that happen so quickly? Before we send you off to work, some morning train reads to round out your week: • Dirty Secret of $1 Trillion Loans Is When You Get Your Money Back (Bloomberg) • A History of Misses for RadioShack (DealBook) • The Darwin Economy: Why...Read More

Has Apple Lost Its 'Cool'? Some Consumers Say, 'Yes'

Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty Images By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO -- Holly Riggle, a 29-year-old white-collar worker from Ohio, is just the kind of everyday customer Apple (AAPL) would love to have for its new iPhone 6, which...Show More Summary

Hours Before The Alibaba IPO, The NYSE Is Already A Madhouse

No, these folks aren't lined up for the iPhone 6. These people are here for Alibaba's IPO today. And it's already insane outside the New York Stock Exchange. Take a look. And so it begins! It's Alibaba IPO day at @nyse. pic.twitter.com/QyfMsoLokB —...Show More Summary

10 things you need to know today: September 19, 2014

1. Scotland votes to stay in the United KingdomVoters in Scotland rejected independence on Thursday in a historic referendum that threatened to break apart the United Kingdom. Turnout was a record 85 percent. Fifty-five percent of the 3.6 million people casting ballots voted to preserve the 307-year union, while 45 percent backed secession. Show More Summary

How I Overcame the Fear of Public Speaking

Several years ago, I was invited to give my first public speech, and I made the mistake of saying yes. I was terrified: as a student, my heart used to race at the mere thought of raising my hand in class. For weeks beforehand, I had nightmares about forgetting my lines, waking up in a cold sweat. Show More Summary

Over at Equitable Growth: The Contractionary[?] Federal Reserve Policies of 2013-2014: Friday Focus for September 19, 2014

[Over at Equitable Growth:][1] Let's look at the five-year and ten-year U.S. break-even inflation rates--the inflation rates at which an investment in U.S. Treasury bonds held to maturity produces exactly the same return as an investment in U.S. Show More Summary

Your smartphone thinks you're sad

New apps may allow a person's phone to monitor its owner's mental health, but should such data be available or shared?

25 Acts of Social Media Cruelty

Tempted to post that sexually charged joke or a cruel pict of the boss? Don't do it.

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