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How to assess the earthquake risk of your home

Consider these factors when trying to determine the earthquake risk of where you live Earthquakes are one of the most difficult natural disasters to prepare for. Despite the fact that half the world’s population lives near active faults,...Show More Summary

Coming out and standing up for others

Elise Wantling won the Global STEM Service Award at this year’s Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics conference

Saez and Zucman on the Republican Tax Plan

Emmanuel Saez & Gabriel Zucman: Republican tax plan slams workers and job creators in favor of the rich and inherited wealth, by Emmanuel Saez & Gabriel Zucman: The tax plan released by Republicans in Congress and praised by President Donald...

Flatter Yield Curve? December Rate Hike?

Two from Tim Duy. First: The Unintended Consequences of a Flatter Yield Curve, by Tim Duy: It was supposed to be easy. When the Federal Reserve started hiking the federal funds rate, longer-term interest rates would rise. After all, they...

The Rise and Future of Progressive Redistribution

Peter Lindert at VoxEU: The rise and future of progressive redistribution, by Peter Lindert: What have governments done to shift national income towards the poor at the expense of those better off? The question deserves a global history, especially in...

Stanford Over Harvard: Not A Moral Failure, But Rational Economics

Scratch the surface of most business career decisions and you will find classical economic forces at play.

2017 was one of the deadliest years for transgender people in the U.S.

A new report highlights just how perilous it is to be a transgender person in the United States. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in conjunction with the Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC) analyzed the known data surrounding theShow More Summary

3D Systems: Competition’s Tough, New Product Could Help, Says Piper

Following the dramatic sell-off in shares of 3D Systems (DDD) — it has lost 32% of its value since Halloween, when it missed expectations for Q3 and missed with its forecast by a wide margin — the stock today got something of a reprieve, from Piper Jaffray’s Troy Jensen, who raised his rating on the […]

Starbucks is using the oldest trick in the book to boost its stock price (SBUX)

Starbucks will reportedly sell $1 billion of bonds in order to finance share buybacks, capex, dividend payments and acquisitions. Throughout the bull market, shares repurchases in particular have been used to drive stock price gains,...Show More Summary

Cost, Affordability, And Access In Legal Education

Stephen Daniels (American Bar Foundation), The Perennial (and Stubborn) Challenge of Cost, Affordability, and Access in Legal Education: 'We Will Continue to Muddle Through': This paper explores the long-term challenge of legal education’s financial viability and focuses on the business model that serves contemporary legal education. That model — based...

This Thanksgiving could be the hottest ever in LA

Temperatures in some areas are expected to hit the low 90s Hoping for some crisp, autumnal weather this Thanksgiving? You’re not likely to find it in Los Angeles, according to predictions from the National Weather Service. This November...Show More Summary

NCSL May Revisit Stance Fighting State & Local Tax Deduction Repeal

The National Conference of State Legislatures may revisit a decision to reject tax reform that repeals the state and local tax deduction.

Will Mr. Trump have a negative impact on the economy?

Three weeks ago I posted five economic questions I'm frequently asked. Since then I've discussed: 1) Are house prices in a new bubble?2) Is a recession imminent (within the next 12 months)? 3) Is the stock market a bubble?4) Can investors use macro analysis?The final question I'm frequently asked: Will Mr. Show More Summary

Who’s watching whom? Humpback whale befriends boat of whale watchers — three times — near Catalina and Newport

Some might call it a fluke — but seeing the same friendly humpback whale on three separate trips seems more than just a coincidence. Whale watchers got a treat last week when one distinctive, 35-foot humpback with a white tail and its head covered in barnacles popped up next to a small, inflatable Newport Coastal […]

Why The Roadster Matters For Tesla

Tesla had a surprise announcement in store during its Semi truck event held last week, unveiling an all-new version of the Roadster sports car. The vehicle boasts impressive performance, including a 0 to 60 acceleration time of 1.9 seconds, which would make it the fastest production car in the world

Jedd Fisch takes over as UCLA pushes for bowl game

After what he called "very sad 24 hours," offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch takes over as UCLA's interim head coach.

Robo-Advisory Moves Should Boost RBS’s Profits

In a bid to make the most of the rapidly growing robo-advisory industry, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group has begun offering its customers robo-advisory services through its NatWest Invest platform.

Groupon’s Stock Up 50% This Year, Price Estimate Revised To $4.50

In this note we take a look at why Groupon’s stock price has surged this year, and why we revised our price estimate from $4 to $4.50. We also take a look at why we remain conservative with our estimate.

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