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Douglass North, an economist’s historian

Douglass North, economic historian and co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, passed away this week. This column pays tribute to one of the great social scientific pioneers of the modern era – focusing on...Show More Summary

Half-Day, Black Friday Awaits

TU Some major market capitalization stocks within RTH.Brian Shannon encourages readers to ask the question, "where has it come from and where is it going?"Good trading and great risk management to all.Educational use only. Never intended as investment advice.

More Gifts For Skiers & Snowboarders

Here’s a list of great presents for the women on your holiday list who are eager to hit the slopes.

The Great Thanksgiving Cranberry Scare Of 1959

Fifty-six years ago Americans panicked over a Thanksgiving Day classic – cranberries. Just days before Thanksgiving in 1959, the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare set off the first nationwide food panic saying that domestic cranberry products were contaminated with a carcinogenic herbicide. Show More Summary

9 Ways To Give Great Gifts Without The Financial Stress

The holidays are supposed to be a time of celebration. Yet according to a survey by Experian, many Americans are concerned about the financial stresses of buying gifts and increasing debt at this time of year. The survey found that when it comes to finances: 60% of respondents said holiday shopping is [...]

Thanksgiving: Entrepreneurs

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday: time with family and food is great as is having a reminder to be thankful. Today I want to say how thankful I am for entrepreneurs. For the people who are crazy enough to believe that they can create something from nothing (ok, not exactly ex nihilo, more on that in a second). Show More Summary

Pay-By-The-Wrist Watch? Swatch Joins Hands with Visa to Develop a Payment Watch

According to a report, Swiss watchmaking company Swatch has partnered with the payment gateway solution giant Visa to develop a watch which can double up as a handy wallet to make payments. This comes as a great news considering smartwatches these days can do most of the important things a smartphone can do. Show More Summary

Be thankful for the Internet and Christmas specials on YouTube

When the great Library of Alexandria burned in 48 BCE, much of the knowledge of the ancient world was lost forever. But we have the Internet now, where everything lasts forever, and thanks to the collective consciousness we call YouTube, the Cockroach Overlords of 3957 will still be laughing at...

Hey Yankees! Don't Trade for Robinson Cano

Eight years. 192 million dollars. No 33-year-old is worth that type of money. Not Pujols, not Griffey Jr., and certainly not Cano. As great as his swing is, and it's a masterpiece, as great a player as he's been, the Yankees would be absolutely crazy to trade for him.

Eat, shop, click: Another kind of Black Friday

How great is technology? It can cure diseases, send humans into space and ensure that we never have to set foot in a Wal-Mart or Best Buy again if we don't want to. On Black Friday, the day we flock to big box stores to save money on flat-screen TVs, that can be a matter of public safety. Every...

Don't Let Bad Credit Keep You From Starting a Business

By Benjamin Pimentel Y ou have a great idea for a small business based on a promising market opportunity. You're ready to take the plunge. But there's a problem: money. You don't have any. Neither do you have savings nor potential investors to tap. Show More Summary

Here's why we call it 'Black Friday'

Friday is "Black Friday." For many American consumers, it is the day after Thanksgiving when you can get great deals on goods that may eventually become Christmas presents. But why is it "black" Friday? There are a couple of stories....Show More Summary

3-D home of the day: Where luxury and sophistication meet

Welcome to Leaside, one of Toronto, Ontario's most reputable neighborhoods. Families can enjoy beautiful walking trails, great shopping and endless entertainment right at their finger tips...

Thankfulness: Quotes on Gratitude and Thanksgiving

It's really easy to get bogged down in the filthy muck of everyday life. Believe me, I know. Plus, the holiday season can be especially stressful and tough. Sometimes we are so focused on being down and out that it takes a great deal of effort just to look up and smile. Show More Summary

Miami 21 amendments put on hold

A new amendment to the Miami 21 zoning code that could greatly impact small lot owners is on the minds of many developers and brokers, but the changes have won a temporary reprieve from city leaders. The changes were headed to a final vote at the city commission meeting that was held Nov. 19, but were pulled from the agenda...

The U.K. Doesn’t Have Thanksgiving. Why Does It Have Black Friday?

Black Friday is rapidly approaching … in Great Britain. And it promises to be as full of crazed bargain-hunting shoppers as the American version. What makes this even more ridiculous? The British don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. (AfterShow More Summary

To Boldly Monitor Where No One Has Measured Before

By Robert Stewart, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Energy is fundamental to the great richness of life. The power of a country – literally, its ability to do work over a period of time – is associated with its energy capabilities. The largest primary energy producers in the world are, in [...]

Great Books, Grand Challenges: Energy Education in the 21st Century

By Andrew Hamilton, Honors College BBC News maintains a web feature called ‘The World at Seven Billion’, with a thought-provoking feature: tell it your birthday and it will tell you approximately where you sit in the sequence of persons. I was the 3,809,767,193rd person alive when I was born, and the [...]

Douglass North, a pioneer in institutional economics, has died

A great economic historian, Mr North tackled the big questions, like why some countries become rich while others remain poor

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